Young Qataris gain insight into banking
November 29 2015 12:14 AM

Participants of the “The Bank of the Future by the Generation of the Future” workshop with Commercial Bank CEO Abdulla Saleh al-Raisi after the presentation ceremony.


By Peter Alagos/Business Reporter

Twenty-four young Qataris completed yesterday Commercial Bank’s “The Bank of the Future by the Generation of the Future” workshop held in partnership with Al Fursan Training Centre.
The workshop, which ran for five weeks, engaged innovative Qatari students aged seven to 13, who delivered their final presentations in the presence of Commercial Bank CEO Abdulla Saleh al-Raisi.
As a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, the workshop is one of many activities Commercial Bank organises to engage more effectively with local communities and provide unique opportunities that make a difference among Qataris from different age groups.
Commercial Bank has tapped the expertise of Al Fursan Training Centre to develop young Qataris’ understanding of the banking sector as part of the National Development Programme youth initiatives.
The objective of the workshop was to engage young Qatari nationals, stimulate their creative thinking, and allow them to formulate and showcase their vision of the future of the banking sector in Qatar. In doing so, the young students were able to illustrate and identify what the “Bank of the Future” should entail according to their future needs.
The workshop covered five sessions, which was able to capture the participant’s imaginative ideas by engaging in creative brainstorming sessions. This aided Commercial Bank in understanding the needs of Qatar’s future generation by driving change in the context of the Qatar National Vision 2030.
Al-Raisi said: “Commercial Bank is a proud and active supporter of the Qatar National Vision 2030. In tandem with our work towards developing a strong and diverse private sector, Commercial Bank is sincerely committed to developing human capital by investing heavily in the skills and training of Qatari nationals to lead them to rewarding careers.
“Our active role in the workshop demonstrates our ambition to support the future generation and extends the impact of our educational initiatives beyond those for our own staff. Commercial Bank is proud of our Qatari heritage and by investing resources towards the personal and professional development of Qataris we help fulfil our commitment to the Qatari community for years to come.”
Sharoq al-Malki, Commercial Bank executive general manager and chief human capital officer, added: “I would like to thank Al Fursan Training Centre’s team and the young students for a successful experience full of self-development, inspiration, creativity, and learning.
“Commercial Bank is always seeking various ways to foster a better understanding of the country’s economic future in our younger generation. This will undoubtedly play a main role in developing the potential of the banking sector in Qatar.”

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