Vice President Human Resources James Drury on Thursday shared that he is leaving FIMBank plc after almost seven years to set off on his “next challenge”.

“It’s never easy to say goodbye, and especially to a company where I felt at home and supported from the very beginning. I will miss the close connections with the teams, the constructive debates, and the good laughs as well,” he said.

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He thanked everyone at the bank that helped him grow in his role and taught him more than he “ever thought possible”. “It was an honour to work at a company that serves as a leader in the banking industry and truly allows its employees to grow,” Mr Drury said, before adding that he is proud of what he has accomplished in the role.

He remarked that it was a pleasure to work with such great colleagues, and also thanked Group Chief Human Resources Officer Christine Coleiro and First Vice President Human Resources Joseph Micallef for their mentorship and empowering him “to do things differently, but consistently”.

Mr Drury added that he has “learnt a lot” during his time at FIMBank, both as a “professional and as a person”. “I have built lasting friendships with colleagues and clients that I will continue to cherish,” he continued.

“Although I am sad to close the door on this chapter of my career, I couldn’t be more excited that everything I have learnt during this time will help to shape the rest of my career,” he said, before concluding with: “exciting times ahead”.

Mr Drury first joined the bank as Assistant Vice President Human Resources in 2016, and was subsequently promoted to his most recent role last March.

Prior to this, he was Head of Recruitment at recruitment solutions provider Triple 3 Group, and Senior Recruitment Specialist at Mediterranean Recruitment. His background also includes experiences in sales and management at various Malta-based hotels. He holds a Diploma in Hospitality Administration and Management from Advance Tourism and an Award in HR Practices and Employment Law from Academy of Business Leaders.

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