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Acting Chief Learning Officer, Emirates Institute of Finance (EIF)


Dr Allen as CLO, heads Learning Strategy , Global Partnerships, Competency Standards and Institutional Relationship function at the National Banking Institute of UAE, EIF, under the aegis of Central Bank of UAE meeting the learning needs of 100+ financial institutions in the country. He is a dynamic futuristic top management professional with a PhD in Finance, HR leader, columnist, innovator, strategic consultant who makes things happen with his unique blend of expertise in the areas of Strategy, L&D, Technology, Investments, Credit and Sustainable finance.

Dr Allen led the execution of the very high profile Financial sector Emiratization project in UAE ‘ETHRAA’, a first of its kind project in the Middle East focused on Professional qualification of 5000 UAEN talent in 22 specialized critical domains which produced unprecedented success and is a talking point in the MENA region and won many accolades regionally and globally. He developed and deepened extensive global partnership network for EIF from Ivy League Universities and all Professional bodies and played a key role in the transformation of the learning solutions making it futuristic & liked by industry culminating in winning prestigious Dubai Quality Award for the outstanding performance in 2020.

Dr Allen is a EdTech strategist, mentor and consultant. Ideated & executed fully in-house in 3 months the first E learning Learning Experience MOOCS Platform in Middle East region for Banking & Finance called INSIGHT, with over 150+ courses. With global Investing background, rich qualifications and an early stage investor, trainer & mentor, he leads the team of over 50 trainers, instructional designers, business development, program teams, and Learn Tech. He is also a member of the National Committee header by CEO HSBC, UAE set by Govt of UAE -NQA for introducing the competency standards
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