Mr. Bashar Al-Qattan, Manager of Talent Empowerment at Burgan Bank
Kuwait, 25 October 2022: Burgan Bank recently launched ‘Burgan Talk’, an internal series of interactive talks and guest seminars starting off with the journalist and media figure Bibi Al-Khudari. The interactive program comes as part of Burgan’s efforts to enrich the Bank’s internal culture and invest in the professional and personal development of its employees.
During the event which took place at the Bank’s head office, Al-Khudari spoke of her own experiences, including her long-fought journey towards success and the challenges she’s faced throughout her career. She also laid out her own views on how to overcome obstacles in life, both professionally and personally. She also touched on a number of interesting topics related to her field, including: the art of conversation, the business of communication, the secrets of the journalistic profession, and the most effective tools and tips of the craft. At the event, Burgan employees engaged Al-Khudari in a lively conversation and Q&A session, covering numerous topics about her areas of specialty and interest. The talk was recorded and aired on Burgan Bank’s online platform for Learning and Talent Development.
Commenting on the first edition of Burgan Talk, Mr. Bashar Al-Qattan, Manager of Talent Empowerment at Burgan Bank, said: “At Burgan Bank, we seek to develop our employee’s capabilities and broaden their horizons by launching interactive and engagement-focused initiatives such as Burgan Talk. This initiative in particular exposes our employees to successful and influential figures from across different industries, allowing them to exchange valuable ideas and gain useful insights. In this inaugural episode of Burgan Talk, we chose to focus on the very important topic of women’s empowerment, and we couldn’t think of a better guest for this than Bibi Al-Khudari, who has become one of Kuwait’s most inspiring female journalists and social figures.”
Al-Qattan added: “Through our Burgan Talk program, we intend to continue showcasing important topics that are relevant and interesting for our staff, and which contribute to their growth and development. This first Burgan Talk marks the beginning of what we truly do believe is an exciting program and one of our most important internal initiatives in years. The goal is to continue to build a culture of positivity and constant learning amongst our staff, where great ideas can develop and flourish.”
Through its internal activities and diverse employee-focused programs, Burgan Bank seeks to adopt an effective strategy for fostering its human capital; driving the Bank’s own growth trajectory and investing in the long-term development of the Banking sector.