ISLAMABAD: The Mobilink Microfinance Bank Ltd (MMBL) has been recognised as an 'Approved Employer' for its outstanding employee development and training initiatives by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the world's leading body for professional accountants.
The achievement further cements MMBL's standing as a preferred employer in Pakistan's banking and finance sector.
The ACCA's Approved Employer Program recognizes selected employers globally for their high standards of staff training and development.
The MMBL's recognition is indicative of the organisation's commitment to ensuring that the ACCA members and future members have the right combination of technical, professional, and ethical skills to add value and drive the business forward.
As part of the recognition, the MMBL will now get exclusive access to the ACCA's global network of leading employers and professionals, world-class employer resources, and award-winning thought leadership.
Welcoming the development, MMBL chief human resources officer (CHRO) Samiha Ali Zahid said: "We are thrilled to become an approved ACCA employer that will not only help us attract and retain the best talent but will also give access to ACCA's professional insights. MMBL is fully committed to nurturing its workforce through dedicated professional development programs. Our focus is to ensure a high employee retention rate through dedicated mentoring and coaching to develop our staff for effective succession and leadership roles uptake in their professional careers."
MMBL Chief Finance and Digital Officer Sardar Mohammad Abubakr said, "MMBL takes pride in being an employer of choice in the country. The latest recognition from ACCA is in line with our focus on nurturing a growth-oriented culture at the Bank..."
In his congratulatory message, head of ACCA Pakistan Sajjeed Aslam said, "We're really excited to welcome Mobilink Microfinance Bank to our global network of employers. Together we'll develop the future-ready talent that our country needs to future-proof businesses and advance our economy. It's also an opportunity for both ACCA and MMBL to collaborate on areas such as financial inclusion and SME development to amplify our contribution towards a better, fairer, more sustainable future for all."
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