Commercial Bank International (CBI) has partnered with Al Jalila Foundation.
Thursday, 25 May 2017
Commercial Bank International (CBI), an established corporate and retail bank headquartered in Dubai, has partnered with Al Jalila Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established by royal decree, to provide support for the foundation’s medical education, research and treatment programmes.
Mark Robinson, Chief Executive Officer and Hessa Al Ghurair, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Chief Human Resources Officer at CBI, met with Dr Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama, the Chief Executive Officer of Al Jalila Foundation, today to sign an MoU. Through the partnership, funds contributed by donors into CBI’s charitable Zakat account will be channelled to Al Jalila Foundation to help fund medical education, research, training, and treatment of patients who are ineligible for medical assistance and other foundation programmes.
Mr Robinson commented:
“We are proud to partner with Al Jalila Foundation, an important national foundation focused on driving real impact across the UAE by investing in healthcare. Throughout the year, our CSR program focuses on helping people in our community that need support. And during Ramadan, we will direct all Zakat account donations made through CBI to Al Jalila Foundation, enabling us to increase our impact. In the coming months, we look forward to giving more back to the community through this partnership.”
Dr Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama, the Chief Executive Officer of Al Jalila Foundation, commented: “CBI has a strong CSR programme that is aligned with Al Jalila Foundation’s goal to provide medical assistance to people in our community. We are grateful for CBI's support of our vision to improve patients’ lives, be it through medical treatment, education or research. Partnerships with financial institutions are instrumental in helping us deliver UAE Vision 2021 for a happy, healthy and prosperous nation.”
Ms Al Ghurair, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Chief Human Resources Officer commented:
“CBI’s CSR program aligns closely with the UAE’s Year of Giving, and the UAE’s national programme for happiness and positivity. To reflect CBI’s values, the Bank’s CSR programme is focused on supporting education through charity and volunteering, reducing the Bank’s carbon footprint, delivering safe and secure banking solutions for customers and demonstrating care and compassion for its own employees.”