Doha, 18 May 2015 - QNB Group, “One of the World’s Strongest Banks”, held its Annual Strategy Conference in the Omani capital of Muscat.
The meeting, took place on May 15 and 16, and was hosted by Group Chief Executive Officer - Mr Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari. The theme of the 2 day Conference was built around QNB Group’s stated vision of being a “MEA Icon” by 2017, and focussed on highlighting best practices to develop the Group’s strategy both domestically and internationally.
Attending the Strategy Conference were members representing the Group’s Executive Management team in Qatar, and General Managers, and Executive Management representatives from the QNB International network that now spans 27 countries across 3 continents.
Addressing the assembled audience, GCEO, Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari said:
‘’ This is the first time that this important Group Strategy Conference is being held in the Sultanate of Oman. It is particularly significant given that QNB opened its first GCC branch here in 2007 and today, we are proudly operating through 6 branches located across the Sultanate.’’
‘’ I am especially pleased to welcome representatives from our new Vietnam Representative Office, recently opened in Ho Chi Min City to our gathering. Vietnam is another significant step in our international expansion strategy and the strong and resilient emerging market of Asia is strategically important to us moving forward. The increasing flow of “East-West” trade between Qatar and Asia is very much part of our future plans and QNB is keen to develop opportunities that present themselves to us as our reputation and presence in South-East Asia grows.
Our Strategy Conference is the perfect setting to allow us the opportunity to discuss, share and reflect upon our progress and business plans but importantly it also provides the ideal forum to project our aspirations as a Group” he added.
QNB Group’s presence through its subsidiaries and associate companies extends to more than 27 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of value added products and services. The total number of employees is more than 14,500 operating across more than 615 locations, with an ATM network of more than 1,310 machines.