NBF opens Fujairah branch

DUBAI — The National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) has launched its latest branch, this time located in Tawain, Fujairah. The opening is a part of NBF’s business strategy to consolidate its brand presence in key ‘home’ markets.

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Published: Sat 17 May 2008, 9:25 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:35 PM

Officially opened by Shaikh Saleh bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Chairman, NBF, the Tawain branch now increases NBF’s national network to twelve branches, five of which are situated in Fujairah.

“Although maritime revenue is key to the local economy, Fujairah is diversifying with exciting infrastructure plans to support the fledgling travel and tourism trade, the new freehold developments and further expansion in the Free Trade Zone. This takes our total number of branches in Fujairah to five and will enable us to consolidate our brand presence on ‘home soil’ while supporting Fujairah’s entrepreneurial spirit,” commented Shaikh Saleh bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Chairman, NBF.

3i Infotech appoints new COO for the Mearc region

DUBAI — Global technology solutions and services provider, 3i Infotech, yesterday announced the appointment of Pankaj Chawla as the Chief Operating Officer for the Middle East, Africa, Russia and CIS (Mearc) region.

Chawla brings to the company over 14 years of extensive experience managing a wide range of Information Technology businesses in leading organisations like General Electric (GE), Satyam Computers and LogicaCMG. Prior to joining 3i Infotech, Chawla served as the Managing Director of LogicaCMG for the South Asian region.

Commenting on the new appointment, Mr. Hari Padmanabhan, Deputy Managing Director, 3i Infotech said, “The 3i Infotech family welcomes Pankaj as the COO for the Mearc region. With his proven leadership skills, deep IT knowledge and the ability to strategise for a diverse geographical market such as Mearc, I am confident that Pankaj will be a great asset to the company.”

Sahara Communications gets Al Mazaya award

DUBAI — Sahara Communications, the region’s leading Public Relations agency and media consultancy, has been awarded the Al Mazaya Award, in recognition of the agency’s outstanding performance and contributions to the industry.

The award was presented during an event attended by the Board of Directors of Al Mazaya, as well as a number of shareholders, fund managers, investment firms, banks and brokerage firms, investors and media representatives.

Over the past two years, Sahara Communications has developed a host of highly effective strategies for the promotion of Al Mazaya’s various projects and initiatives, resulting in the firm’s emergence as one of the key players in the region’s real estate market.

One of the most recent and significant collaborations between Sahara Communications and Al Mazaya is the Al Mazaya Property Index, a formidable regional information resource and the first index of its kind in the region.

BNP Paribas GCC holds its leadership meet for women

DUBAI — BNP Paribas GCC held its inaugural Women and Leadership Conference yesterday in the presence of prominent guest speakers, including Shaikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa of Bahrain and Shaika Hussa Saad Al Bdullah Al Salem Al Sabah of Kuwait.

Increasing the number of female senior executives and promoting diversity are among BNP Paribas’ key priorities globally and regionally. With attracting qualified females in senior positions often cited as a key industry challenge in the GCC, BNP Paribas saw the need and opportunity to be the first company to organise a high profile conference in this field.

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