Doha, 13 July 2009 - Qatar National Bank (QNB) announced the graduation of the first batch of its employees enrolled in the Qatari Top Talent program. This is the Bank's premier leadership development and training course that identifies employees with great potential and grooms them to take on senior management positions.
QNB Group Chief Executive Officer Mr. Ali Shareef Al-Emadi awarded certificates of merit to the graduating employees at a ceremony held at the Bank's headquarters in Doha.
Launched in 2008, the program identifies deserving candidates through a structured talent review process and enrolls them in skills and proficiency courses implemented through QNB's Learning & Development Center in Doha. The Center is dedicated to providing the Bank's staff with continuous training to meet the evolving needs of the Banking profession.
The Qatari Top Talent program is part of QNB's current five-year Qatarization plan to support the effective implementation of the Bank's corporate strategy both nationally and internationally.
The Bank's Human Resources management selects candidates from various levels of the QNB Group's structure, with the aim of enhancing the skills base of its national talent pool. This is a fundamental pillar of the Bank's commitment to supporting the sustainable growth of Qatar's robust financial sector.
Through the intensive training provided by QNB's specialist training staff, the program also gives these candidates extensive local and global knowledge of best-in-class banking practices that enable them to play significant roles in QNB's organic growth across its various banking activities and the geographic regions in which the Group operates.
This is an important strategic objective for the Bank, which is eyeing further growth though the development and training of homegrown talent, including newly inducted graduate candidates, who will play major roles in the Bank's development in the coming years.
QNB has committed to launching many similar structured programs to aid in the development of its human capital, especially in the areas of career succession and the development of its Qatari talent base.
For its entry-level Qatari graduates, QNB offers similar programs such as "Lighting the Torch" which is an orientation course with special emphasis on providing new recruits with all-round training and includes courses in English language proficiency and the usage of banking applications and technology.