Bank Alfalah, Pakistan receives FAA Accreditation for Islamic Banking Certification Program

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The Islamic Banking Certification Program offered by Bank Alfalah Pakistan recently received accreditation from the Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA), Malaysia at the IFN Forum in Lahore. The certificate was presented by Mr. Khairul Nizam, Chief Operating Officer of FAA, to Mr. Rizwan Ata, Group Head Islamic Banking Group of Bank Alfalah, in the presence of Mr. Saeed Ahmad, Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan.

Accreditation of the Islamic Banking Certification Program brings with it credibility, prestige, recognition and overall program improvement. To achieve this coveted recognition, Bank Alfalah’s program underwent rigorous evaluation by industry panelists locally and abroad. Internationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as Shariah principles and practices, investment banking and debt capital market were used in the evaluation.

“With our continued focus on creating opportunities to foster talent, FAA will further strengthen the quality of our learning and development program,” said Mr. Atif Bajwa, President & CEO of Bank Alfalah. Bank Alfalah is the first bank in Pakistan to be awarded the Accreditation status by FAA. “FAA’s independent assessment criteria ensure that only the highest caliber training programs achieve our accreditation,” said Dr. Amat Taap Manshor, Chief Executive Officer of FAA. “We congratulate Bank Alfalah on the high standards of their Islamic Banking Certification Program’s trainers and curriculum,” he added.

At the same event, FAA also presented the Certified Training Professional (CTP) Certificates to three (3) of the Bank Alfalah staff members who had successfully completed the program recently. The certification gives added assurance that Alfalah’s trainers have acquired a solid foundation in instructional methodologies that will enable them to design, develop and deliver impactful training.

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