Affirming QIIB’s role in serving society, a group of female students from the Audio Education Complex paid an educational visit to QIIB headquarters during which they were briefed on various aspects related to Islamic banking and services provided by banks in general.
QIIB Chief Executive Officer Dr Abdulbasit Ahmad al-Shaibei met with the students and, after welcoming them and their accompanying supervisors, briefed them about QIIB since its establishment in 1991 and its various stages of development up to now, when it is one of leading banks in the State of Qatar.
The meeting was also attended by Mr. Ali Hamad al-Mesaifari, QIIB Head (Human Resources and Administrative Affairs) and Mr. Omar Abdul Aziz al-Meer, Head (Business Development).
QIIB’s CEO expressed his great appreciation for the important role played by the Audio Education Complex in serving this segment of the society and helping them acquire the necessary skills in order to engage in the society and the labour market based on the skills they acquire from the Center.
He explained that QIIB places social responsibility at the top of its priorities and provides support to education through many means, including practical visits for school students, training to school and university students at the bank and support to many other nation building projects and community enrichment events.
During the students' visit, an interactive session was held with QIIB officials, during which they discussed the functioning of a Bank, knowledge that the female students acquire from the Audio Education Complex, the importance of practical and theoretical knowledge as well as the possible career paths for the students.
The discussion also dealt with banking services in general and Islamic banking in particular, the path that students must follow to become bankers, as well as the experiences and qualifications a person need to secure a banking job.
The female students had a tour of the Banking Hall at the QIIB main building and listened to a detailed presentation from the branch’s manager, Mr. Maher Kayali, of the services provided by QIIB, the types of account available, how to open a bank account, cheque processing and customer service among other issues.
The students also visited QIIB’s IT department and later they expressed interest in the techniques used by the department. They also expressed a desire to deepen their knowledge in this area of specialisation especially that it fits the skills they are trained on.
At the end of the visit, the students and their accompanying teachers expressed their thanks and gratitude to QIIB for providing the students with an important opportunity to enhance their practical experience and real knowledge on Islamic banking.
They also expressed happiness at being able to understand more about banking services and how to manage work inside the Bank, which they said will have a deep impact on them, when they determine their choices in the practical and professional fields.