As you know our Institute, THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE OF FINANCIAL SERVICES (ex. THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF BANKERS-U.K., CYPRUS) is a founding member of EBTN (European Banking & Financial Services Training Association).
Members of EBTN are Banking Associations, large historical Institutes from 25 European countries and 2 smaller Institutes – CIFS Cyprus and IFS Malta. In addition, 13 Associates from non-European countries are also members of EBTN.
The mission of EBTN is to create professional educational standards in Europe, to enrich the professional European culture and to also enhance both the European and International relations and alliances.
The Honorary Secretary of our Institute Mr. Andreas Ath. Christou is an elected member of the EBTN Committee.
The CHARTERED BANKER INSTITUTE (historical large institute in Scotland- member of EBTN), is organising this year’s competition ”YOUNG BANKER OF THE YEAR 2021”, supported by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative UNEP-FI. The event, for the first time in history will be truly International, welcoming applications from across the globe.
The challenge set for entrants is designed to test their ability to generate new ideas, drive innovation and deliver sustainable growth. Contestants are asked to develop a proposal in response to the following question: “What idea would you implement in your organisation to improve outcomes for customers, colleagues, and communities? Your idea should reflect your vision for the future of the industry and be consistent with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”
Further details are available at: www.charteredbanker.com/YoungBanker.
The closing date for entries is 26th March 2021.
For those who want to find out more and hear from previous winners, a webcast with UNEP-FI, dated 4th February is available at: www.charteredbanker.com/events/young-banker-of-the-year-2021-webcast.html.
CIFS is also a keen supporter of the above competition, and we would very much appreciate your Organisation’s endorsement by promoting the event and encouraging your employees to participate in this exciting initiative.
Those of you dear members who may be interested in the above competition, you may contact your respective bank’s HR department and also please refer to the above links for further information.
Please keep us informed if participating!