(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Doha: QIIB welcomed two groups of students from Qatar Academy to spend a 'Professional Day' at the bank's headquarters recently, where they got introduced to various aspects of Islamic banking, banking operations in general and QIIB's services and products in particular.
As part of QIIB's CSR strategy, the bank's hosting of the Academy students involved a lot of activities, focusing on education in view of its positive effects on various aspects of development.
QIIB Chairman HE Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Thani bin Abdullah al Thani met with the students and emphasised on the bank's important role in serving the community and focusing on providing value addition to the Qatari society.
QIIB Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdulbasit Ahmed al Shaibei welcomed the students and highlighted the important role played by Qatar Academy as a leading educational institution in equipping the students with knowledge based on high academic standards and providing them the skills needed to pursue higher education in different specialisations in order to serve their nation in the best way possible.
The meeting was also attended by Jamal Abdullah al Jamal, QIIB Deputy CEO and Omar Abdulaziz al Meer, Head of Business Development and Alternative Channels Sector.
Dr al Shaibei wished the students success to achieve their academic aspirations and noted that students have to cooperate with their professors and endeavour to learn either theoretically or practically, to attain their goals.
Taking pre-graduate studies seriously will help students expand their perceptions and chose what suits their future educational and professional orientations and preferences.
During the meeting, the Chief Executive Officer briefed the students about the history of Islamic banking, its inception and current status generally and within the State of Qatar in particular as it is considered one of the leading countries in Islamic banking, which is witnessing a great level of prosperity in the banking sector.
He stressed that QIIB will continue its approach to support education in many ways, either by supporting school activities, professional days and training, or through cooperation with universities and educational institutions in order to offer the Islamic banking experience and encourage innovation and creativity.
The fact remains that Islamic banking keeps pace with time.
For their part, Qatar Academy students, during their interactive session, asked many questions and inquiries related to banking, Islamic banking, the differences between traditional and Islamic banking, employment requirements at banks, certificates and qualifications required for employees working
in the banking sector, in addition to many questions pertaining to banking operations.
As part of the activities of the professional day, Academy students visited different bank departments where they were briefed by executives on Islamic banking operations, banking services, banking techniques and the associated technology, and the importance of cyber security, especially at a time when technology has become the backbone of most industries, activities and services.
At the end of their visit, students and their accompanying supervisors participating in Qatar Academy Professional Day, expressed their thanks and gratitude to QIIB for providing them with the rich opportunity to visit the bank and its various departments and see activities at close quarters.
They stated that they acquired impressive feedback that will help them develop their knowledge and evaluate their options in future.