QIIB recently hosted students from Qatar Academy as part of its commitment to reaching out to, and supporting the local community. The students visited the headquarters of the QIIB at Grand Hamad Street, where they got an opportunity to view various banking services in strict compliance with Islamic banking.
QIIB Chief Executive Officer, Mr Abdulbasit Ahmad al-Shaibei and Deputy CEO Mr Jamal Al-Jamal received the students and their supervising teachers.
Mr Al-Shaibei provided them with an overview of QIIB since its establishment in 1991 and relevant phases of the bank’s development since inception.
He told the students about the comprehensive banking services being provided by QIIB to different categories of customers, both retail and corporate.
Mr al-Shaibei stressed on the role being played by a school in helping students plan their career and equipping them in performing in different vocations including the banking sector. He emphasised on the importance of work experience for students, which they gather during their academic period and also during the training programme at various institutions.
He spoke about QIIB’s social responsibility initiatives including its support of education in many ways. In this respect, the bank regularly receives students from prominent educational institutions in the country and provides training to university students in Islamic banking.
The students interacted with senior QIIB executives at a session, where future career options in Islamic banking were highlighted. The need to carefully plan a career, work towards it and acquire knowledge was emphasised. The students were told to make the best use of the depth of the knowledge and expertise of their faculty.
The salient features of banking in general and Islamic banking in particular were highlighted. Steps required to becoming a professional banker were explained to students by QIIB executives.
At the QIIB Main Branch at Grand Hamad Street, Manager Mr. Maher Kayyali spoke to the visiting students about the services and products being offered by the bank, such as the types of account, opening an account, and the cheque book facility.
The students were given an overview of Islamic banking and how it differed from conventional banking and the role of Shariah regulatory framework in Islamic banks in ensuring strict compliance of all services and products to the Islamic Shariah.
At the end of the visit, the supervising professors and students expressed their gratitude to QIIB, and thanked the bank management for giving them the important opportunity to visit the bank headquarters and gain valuable insights into Islamic banking.