Fitch partners with SIDF Academy to launch Saudi FinTech training program
By Leandra Monteiro
Fitch Learning, the knowledge and training arm of global FinTech Fitch Group, has recently announced a partnership program launched in association with the Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF) to boost financial education in the Kingdom.
The delivery of the Certified Investment Financing Professional (CIFP) training program will enrich the financial skills of local talent and provide them with a better insight into the increasingly complex global financial landscape,” Fitch Learning said in a statement.
It will “allow CIFP participants to keep pace with the Saudi economy, and also offer them a pathway to building global expertise and qualifications,” Fitch Learning added.
The CIFP knowledge program will be aimed at employees in the finance, credit and investment sectors. It will include three levels with 18 distinct training modules, including financial accounting, financial analysis, lending, business development and financial modelling.
“Saudi Arabia is a key strategic market for the Fitch Group, and we are delighted to play a key role helping the Kingdom enrich financial training skills across the Kingdom,” said Fitch Learning CEO Andreas Karaiskos, according to media reports. “We will deliver exactly the right international financial certification opportunities via our CIFP program to set professionals on the fast track for success.”
According to media reports, SIDF Academy Director Dr. Kholod Ashgar said, “We are proud to be working together with Fitch Learning, a leading global provider of professional development courses for the financial services industry, to deliver this CIFP program via SIDF Academy. This collaboration represents a major step on our path to train and develop our keen talent to stimulate future prosperity, jobs and growth in this vital sector of the Saudi economy.”
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