24 January 2015

The UAE Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) today announced that it has signed a sponsorship agreement with Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, under which the bank will become the exclusive sponsor of FAHR's Human Resources Club for 2016.

Human Resources Club 2016 is one of FAHR's strategic initiatives, designed to provide a platform for human resources executives at government offices to exchange the latest information and topics related to their field.

The agreement was signed by Dr Abdulrahman Al Awar, the Director General of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) and Faisal Aqil, Deputy CEO - Consumer Wealth Management, Emirates Islamic.

Commenting on the partnership, Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar said that FAHR's partnership with Emirates Islamic embodies a true partnership between the public and private sectors and it emphasises Emirates Islamic's commitment to serving the community. He also highlighted the importance of this partnership in supporting FAHR's strategic initiatives and activities which are aimed at the development of human resources in the Ministries and Federal Government Authorities, in line with the directions of His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of United Arab Emirates and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai to develop human capital as a pillar for growth in UAE and in support of the UAE Vision 2021.

He added that the Human Resources Club, which was launched as one of FAHR's strategic initiatives in 2010, is aimed at enabling human capital at various levels and fields. It also aims to improve the performance of employees in UAE Ministries and Federal Government Authorities and shed light on topics of interest to them.

He also thanked Emirates Islamic for extending its support to The Human Resources Club, calling on all private sector institutions to play a similar role in social responsibility, especially in the field of human capital development.

Faisal Aqil, Deputy CEO - Consumer Wealth Management, Emirates Islamic, said: "We are delighted to support the UAE Federal Authority for Government Human Resources in providing a platform for human resources professionals to exchange views and share experiences and topics related to human resources."

He added: "The Human Resources Club initiative is consistent with Emirates Islamic's strategy aimed at consolidating public-private partnerships, and we look forward to contributing effectively to the development of UAE's human resources sector in accordance with international standards."