QIIB honored for its role in corporate social responsibility


Jamal Al-Jamal: QIIB pays great attention to community service programs


As part of its leading role in corporate social responsibility and community service, Qatar Corporate Social Responsibility Network honoured QIIB during the CSR initiatives honoring ceremony held at Qatar University.

The ceremony was attended by HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce, Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassem bin Mohamed al-Thani, as well as representatives of government and non-government bodies and institutions and a number of ambassadors and dignitaries.

At the ceremony, QIIB Deputy CEO Mr. Jamal Abdullah al-Jamal, received a shield from the President of Qatar University, Dr. Hassan al-Derham.

This is the third award that QIIB has received during the University’s annual events to honor CSR initiatives and launch its annual CSR reports. This year’s event was titled "Citizenship" as it highlighted the citizenship of institutions in Qatar, their success in overcoming the siege, their contributions and achievements in the service of society and their progress during 2017 with regard to their obligations towards supporting the four pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030 and sustainable development.

Commenting on QIIB’s honour, Mr. Jamal al-Jamal said, "We are pleased to be among the institutions that play an outstanding role in corporate ​​social responsibility. In fact, we have an broad based strategy in this field that focuses on supporting innovative initiatives and providing value-added services and products that benefit the largest segment of the society".

He said, "As a bank, we are aware that our main role is to provide innovation and novelty in Islamic banking, design products that meet the aspirations of society, serve national economy and small and medium-sized enterprises that contribute to a sustainable growth."

He noted: "We also support a large number of activities and events that serve the society, namely in sports, culture, heritage, charity and education as well as other non-profit activities which success reflects the economic and profitable institutions’ awareness of their corporate social responsibility and the important role they play in achieving the various development goals".

The Deputy CEO stressed on the fact that “QIIB focuses on supporting schools, educational institutions and academic institutions through the bank's participation in a number of activities as well as on providing them with appropriate resources to conduct activities that enrich and contribute to the development of education. The bank also supported students’ creative projects and welcomed schools that organised professional days in the bank to deepen the students' knowledge and guide them in their professional life. Moreover, the bank gives greater attention to human resources, especially Qatari resources, and seek to provide them with care, placement, training and career development opportunities as per the best standards”.

"QIIB contributes to qualitative efforts that highlight Qatar's bright image and creativity as a centre of attraction and host of many events, conferences and activities. The bank is also keen to actively participate, attend and sponsor many similar conferences and activities."

"The bank will continue to implement its strategy to further support and enrich its corporate social responsibility programmes so as to achieve the overall objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030.”

Finally, he expressed QIIB’s gratitude to Qatar Corporate Social Responsibility Network and Qatar University for honoring the bank and affirmed that the bank will continue its role in serving the Qatari economy and the Qatari society through the best possible means.