Doha, 10 March 2016 – QNB, a leading financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has recently participated in the Harvard Business School's Leadership Development Program for Banks, which was themed “Leading Strategy Implementation in the Banking Sector” and was targeted toward executive managers.
The program consisted of two main axes which are “Strategic Management” and “Leadership”, and witnessed the participation of a number of executive managers, representing different departments in the bank.
Harvard Business School provides a special program for the development of executive leaders from banks and financial institutions operating in GCC countries. The program is organized on a rotating basis each year in a Gulf country, with a plan to expand its scope regionally.
Nada Al Ansari, Executive Manager, QNB Centers of Excellence, said that the program is implemented in accordance with the high standards applied by Harvard Business School to these kinds of programs in its US headquarters. Al Ansari also explained that the program is based on the study of practical situations which the school is well-known for and that is being used by distinguished universities and training centers to develop the performance of executives around the world.
She added: “QNB’s participation in this program comes in the framework of the Group’s constant keenness to develop national cadres, particularly executive leadership. Developing the performance of national cadres in the bank will remain a top strategic priority due to the importance of this category in realizing sustainable development”.
It is worth noting that, in light of the Group’s ongoing international expansion, QNB believes it is important that the human resources capabilities and potential continue to meet the Group’s growing operational requirements as it constantly works to find innovative means to develop programs for current and new staff in order to ensure the provision of the best talents and cadres in Qatar and across its international footprint.
QNB Group’s presence through its subsidiaries and associate companies extends to more than 27 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services. The total number of employees is more than 15,200 operating through more than 635 locations, with an ATM network of more than 1,390 machines.