Qatar Chamber is working with both the public and private sectors to develop the country’s education sector to achieve the country’s vision of becoming a financial hub in the Middle East and the Gulf region, an official has said.
According to Qatar Chamber board member Ali bin Abdul Latif al-Misnad, the chamber has several committees specialising on different sectors of the country, one of which includes the field of education.
He said the chamber recently collaborated with Oryx Universal College (OUC) in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University in Qatar, to launch the ‘Investment Catalyst Scholarship Award 2024’ as part of Qatar Chamber’s major initiatives to foster educational excellence in the finance sector.
Al-Misnad explained that the initiative offers a scholarship grant worth 30% of the tuition fees for the ‘MSc Investment and Finance Programme’. Upon completing the entire programme in Qatar, the students will graduate with a master’s degree from Liverpool John Moores University, he noted.
During the launch event, where he was joined by OUC officials, Professor Mohamed Najdawi, Vice-President of Academic Affairs & Chief Academic, and Dr Moheeb AbouAlqumboz, the dean of Leadership and Business College, al-Misnad underscored the programme’s potential boost the country’s investment, finance, and business landscape.
“The government’s entire strategy for 2030 is focused on the development of Qatar’s economy, so it is important to gain professional experience and best practices from our partners in the education sector, which is why the chamber is encouraging everyone to avail these programmes. The chamber is keen to serve as a bridge between the education sector and the public and private sectors,” al-Misnad told Gulf Times.
Al-Misnad also expressed confidence that Qatar “is on track” with its initiatives to establish the country as a major financial centre in the Middle East and in the Gulf region as part of Qatar National Vision 2030.
“We are absolutely on track. And this is why it is very important that major players and industry stakeholders should regularly meet, discuss, and address the challenges in meeting the objectives of the 2030 national vision, thus strengthening the country’s economy,” he added.
Speaking at the launch event, Najdawi said: “In light of plans to transform Qatar into a strong financial centre over the next few years, Qatar is going to need many qualified financial analysts and investment professionals. We would like people to have the tools, the skills to make informed decisions regarding investment.
“We need to understand how the global economy is working and how global decisions are made among different commodities and different financial centers. Therefore, this programme will provide professionals with the skills and competencies in portfolio management, market analysis, and different markets management, among others.”