Qatar Academy students were given insights into Islamic banking during their recent sessions at the QIIB.
The salient features of banking in general and Islamic banking in particular were highlighted at the sessions, which were attended among others by QIIB chief executive officer Abdulbasit Ahmad al-Shaibei and Deputy CEO Jamal al-Jamal.
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.
Al-Shaibei stressed on the role being played by a school in helping students plan their career and equipping them to perform 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.
The CEO 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 salient features of banking in general and Islamic banking in particular were highlighted and steps required to becoming a professional banker were explained to students by QIIB executives.
At the QIIB main branch at the Grand Hamad Street, manager Maher Kayyali briefed the Qatar Academy students about the services and products being offered by the bank, such as the types of account, procedures for 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 Shariah.
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