Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading financial institution, today announced the appointment of Bushra al Shehhi, a UAE National, as the new Head of Human Resources for the UAE. In her new role, Bushra will be championing strategies to attract, develop, and retain talent while elevating the bank’s progressive Emiratisation initiatives. The appointment comes in line with ADIB’s ongoing commitment to empower Emirati women, as well as grow and develop its local workforce.
Bushra has more than 18 years of experience working across the public and private sectors. She re-joined ADIB in 2018 as the Head of Recruitment and Emiratisation where she helped advance the bank’s Emiratisation efforts, providing UAE nationals with the tools and skills to flourish within the financial services industry. Bushra completed her post graduate qualification in Human Resource Management from New York Institute of Technology and earned her CIPD-CPP qualification from Bradfield Institute.
Commenting on her appointment, Bushra Al Shehhi, Head of Human Resources – UAE at ADIB: “It is an honor to accept this role and contribute my experience to drive the professional development of our local talent, as well as cultivate an inclusive culture and environment where ADIB employees can thrive and progress through their careers. At ADIB, we always strive to identify and promote experts that will contribute to the overall growth and success of ADIB. We place a fundamental emphasis on promoting attracting the best talent in the region and remain committed to empowering Emiratis across the Group.
ADIB is committed to the recruitment, development, and promotion of local talent in the UAE. Currently, the bank has one of the highest Emiratisation ratios in the country with approximately 40% of its workforce made up of UAE nationals. ADIB runs distinct training programmes dedicated to supporting UAE nationals within the bank. This includes Qiyadat, a leadership initiative designed to give emerging ADIB Emirati staff first-hand management experience, and Tamkeen Women’s programme, a leadership training programme dedicated to empowering ADIB’s female Emirati employees.