Posted on : Tue, 22 June 2010

Doha 22 June 2010 – Qatar National Bank (QNB) today held a special ceremony to congratulate six QNB Scholarship students graduating from the College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q). The students all graduated with excellent academic records after having received study grants from QNB.

The successful graduates include Mohammed Al-Muftah, Faisal Al-Janahi, Fahad Mohd Khalifa, Omar Saleh Mohammed, Maryem Malallah, and Fatima Mohd Hassan.

QNB Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ali Shareef Al-Emadi, during a special felicitation ceremony held at the Bank’s headquarters in Doha, congratulated the six graduates on their achievements and presented them with gifts to commemorate their graduation with honors.

Their excellent academic performance, said Mr. Al-Emadi, is a tremendous reward for the Bank’s confidence in choosing them as scholarship recipients.

The ceremony was also attended by other senior QNB officials representing the Bank’s Group Human Capital department.

Mr. Al Emadi said he was confident that their academic performance will be a springboard for their careers and help these young graduates attain positions of great leadership.

He encouraged the students to consider careers in various specialized areas of the Banking profession and said that QNB would strive to help them in their professional pursuits through the numerous training and development opportunities offered by QNB’s Human Capital department and through the Bank’s dedicated Training and Development Center.

QNB’s Training and Development staff adhere to the highest professional standards and international best practices to train graduates and prepare them to take on challenging roles in Qatar’s local banking sector.

Mr. Al-Emadi said that the graduation of these exemplary students bolsters the Bank’s aim of providing advanced training and development opportunities to national candidates in the banking sector which is undergoing rapid development in the State of Qatar. It also demonstrates QNB’s commitment to meeting the evolving needs of the labor market and supporting the Qatarization objectives which apply to all national institutions.

QNB, the leading financial institution in Qatar, also has an advanced Qatarization ratio represented by 54% of all employees across the Group’s activities. The percentage of national employees at QNB Al Islami stands at 78%, while the proportion of Qatari branch managers across the Group stands at 83%.

During the ceremony, the graduates thanked QNB and its senior management for their continuing support and the Bank’s contribution to helping them complete their studies successfully.

The students said they would work hard to earn the confidence of the Bank’s management by applying the theoretical knowledge they have gained to their daily work at the Bank and by contributing individually to meeting various QNB Group objectives.

It must be noted that in addition to these scholarships, as part of QNB’s active community engagement program, QNB also awards independent scholarships to deserving students at specialized colleges and universities in Qatar.