Emirates NBD Group offers employees one week of paid volunteering leave to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai

Emirates NBD Group offers employees one week of paid volunteering leave to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai

  • Employees can volunteer a week of their time, fully funded by the Group
  • Reflects the Group’s commitment to Expo 2020 Dubai, volunteering and creating unique employee experiences

Dubai, UAE, 28 September 2021: Emirates NBD Group, a leading banking group in the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa and Turkey) region and Official Premier Partner of Expo 2020 Dubaiis providing employees with one fullypaid week of leave to volunteer at this once-in-a-lifetime event.

The Group’s large network of volunteers includes a combination of UAE Nationals as well as expatriates from many different nationalities, epitomizing both the country and Group’s diversity,and proud history of volunteering. Emirates NBD already has a strong track-record in volunteering through its award-winning Exchanger program.

The announcement follows Emirates NBD last week unveiling its pioneering vision for the future of global banking with a ~3000 square foot space in Al Wasl Avenue.

“The theme of Expo 2020 Dubai is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.’ From the day we became an Official Premier Partner, we wanted to connect our employees’ minds to Expo 2020 Dubai. This was underpinned by our commitment to this incredible event, as well as our internal focus on volunteering, and providing amazing experiences in and beyond the office for our employees. Now, our employees willmake history alongside thousands of other volunteers. I am so pleased we are supporting them to do so with a fully paid week of volunteering leave,” said Eman Abdulrazzaq, Group Chief Human Resource Officer, Emirates NBD Group. 

“The Expo 2020 Dubai volunteering program is the largest-ever in the UAE and reflects the country’s diversity with 135 nationalities participating. Our large network of volunteers includes people frommany different countries and across the Group, we are represented by 85 different nationalities in total. Emirates NBD already has a strong history of volunteering as well through our award-winning Exchanger program.”

In addition to the week of Expo 2020 Dubai leave, all Emirates NBD employees receive one paid day of volunteering leave each year as part of the Exchanger program. It was launched in 2015 and to-date, has seen the Group contribute over 145,000 volunteering hours. It currently has nearly 4300 active members including employees, as well as their family and friends, and the Group’s partners.

About Emirates NBD

Emirates NBD (DFM: Emirates NBD) is a leading Banking Group in the MENAT region. As at 30th June 2021, total assets were AED 694 Billion, (equivalent to approx. USD 187 Billion). The acquisition of DenizBank represents a significant milestone for Emirates NBD with the Group expanding its presence to 13 countries, servicing over 14 million customers. The Group is ranked among the top 20 in the Forbes’ list of the World’s Best Regarded Companies, securing a leading spot among global brands.

The Group has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry with 94% of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. The Group announced the creation of E20., a digital business bank for entrepreneurs and SMEs while Liv., the lifestyle digital bank for millennials continued to be the fastest growing retail proposition in the UAE. Emirates NBD was named ‘Best Bank in the Middle East’ and ‘UAE’s Best Bank’ in 2021 for a seventh consecutive year by Euromoney. In addition, Emirates NBD received the ‘Excellence in Leadership in the Middle East’ award, introduced in 2020 in light of the Covid-19 impact, as a recognition of its efforts in responding to the Covid-19 crisis.Emirates NBD ranked 5th in Forbes’ Top 100 companies in the Middle East for 2021.The Bank is ranked 87th in The Banker’s list of the World’s Top 1,000 Banks.  Emirates NBD was named‘Bank of the Year – UAE 2020’ for the sixth year and ‘Bank of the Year – Middle East 2020’ for the third time by The Banker. In addition, Emirates NBD has been assessed as the ‘Strongest Bank in the UAE’ and ‘Fifth Strongest Bank in the Middle East’ by The Asian Banker 500 Largest and Strongest Banks Rankings.

The Group has operations in the UAE, Egypt, India, Turkey, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Russia and Bahrain and representative offices in China and Indonesia with a total of 905 branches and 4,044 ATMs / SDMs. The Group has a large social media following, being the only bank in the Middle East ranked among the top 20 in the ‘Power 100 Social Media Rankings’, compiled by The Financial Brand for 2019. Emirates NBD is a major player in the UAE corporate segment and has strong Islamic banking, investment banking, private banking, asset management, global markets & treasury and brokerage operations.

Emirates NBD is an active participant and supporter of the UAE’s main development and community initiatives, in close alignment with the UAE government’s strategies, including financial literacy and advocacy for inclusion of People with Disabilities under its #TogetherLimitless platform. The Group is recognised for the pioneering efforts in employee volunteering and corporate social responsibility by IMPACT2030, the corporate volunteering arm of the United Nations. Emirates NBD Group is a Premier Partner and the Official Banking Partner for Expo 2020 Dubai.

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