The Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC) celebrated the achievements of 102 Qatari professionals from various sectors, who completed the 2015-2016 Executive, Rising and Government Leaders programmes.
The honouring ceremony was attended by guests from the public and private sector.
HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, who serves as chairperson of QLC’s Board of Directors, emphasised the role of the centre in national development.
“Leadership development across sectors is integral to achieving the development goals outlined in Qatar National Vision 2030,” she said.
“Participants are empowered to make a difference in Qatar and beyond with the knowledge they gained, the networks they formed and the resources available to them through QLC’s accomplished alumni community. I am proud to witness QLC’s unwavering commitment to convey the expertise and practices that are conducive to it,” Sheikha Mayassa said.
Since its inception in 2011, QLC has grown substantially under the guidance of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, with the number of participants in the 2015-2016 cycle having increased by almost 10% compared to the previous year.
Apart from delivering world-class modules, conducted with institutions such as Harvard Business School, the University of Cambridge Executive Education and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, QLC has taken participants to strategic locations around the world.
“Through the insights it provides, and the capabilities it fosters, QLC plays an important role in building leaders crucial for the future of our nation,” said HE Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah, Minister of State for Defence Affairs and vice chair of QLC Board of the Directors.
“QLC’s participants and alumni, who are at the forefront of many diverse fields, are making important contributions as the country continues to advance towards realising Qatar National Vision 2030.”
Dr Abdulla bin Ali al-Thani, managing director and member of the Board of Directors of QLC, said: “The training, activities and events are designed to equip participants with the skillset and expertise needed to take on challenges and seize opportunities pertaining to Qatar and the region at large. In addition to their demanding jobs, QLC’s participants value the importance of lifelong learning, and are committed to serving Qatar. This drives them to allocate time from their busy schedules to enhance their abilities at QLC.”
Active in a range of sectors, industries and organisations, Qatari professionals taking part in the leadership
programmes provided by QLC are encouraged to apply their learnings to contribute to the economic, social, human as well as environmental goals of Qatar National Vision
HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, HE Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah and Dr Abdulla bin Ali al-Thani along with the participants of the programme at the honouring ceremony.