18 January 2021
Paul Monk, Managing Director of Alpha Development, announced the move – saying “Abu Dhabi in particular, and the Middle East as a broader market, is where we run some of our largest and most innovative programmes. In a region that is undergoing significant transformation, the skills needed by its people working in financial services and related industries are rapidly changing. The Abu Dhabi office will give us a significant base to support our existing clients in the region, as well as to launch several new products and services in the months ahead.”
The news comes after Alpha Development announced earlier this year that zero redundancies and pay cuts were made by the financial training provider during the pandemic, and the launch of significant investments to expand its global footprint in key markets, products, and client relationships.
Hector Payne, Chief Learning Officer at Alpha Development added “For us, it is important to offer local expertise to our clients who continue to invest significantly in the development of their national and international talent. Investing in our global reach to support our client partners is something we are constantly working on and we are excited with the launch of the Abu Dhabi office.”
Ian Dawson, Chairman & Founder of Alpha Development, said “We are delighted that through this investment we can now serve clients locally and more rapidly, especially for the year ahead – which is likely to be fast-paced and will significant change, as we move beyond the immediate effects of COVID-19.”
About Alpha Development
Alpha Development is a global financial training specialist delivering early career learning solutions to support employee and business performance. Our team of specialists have been working with investment and regional banks, insurance firms and asset managers since 2003 to design tailored employee learning programmes.
With offices in London, Singapore, New York and Abu Dhabi, Alpha Development supports employee and business growth through a range of developmental training programmes in areas including Financial Product and Accounting, Professional Skills, Sales & Client Relationship, Talent & Leadership, and Graduate & Intern Onboarding.
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