Dr Abdulbasit Ahmad al-Shaibei, chief executive officer, QIIB, briefed the students about the history of Islamic banking in Qatar and how it developed and achieved its current level and its vital role in serving the Qatari economy through advanced products and services.
He highlighted “the important role played by Qatar Academy as a leading educational institution, equipping future generations with knowledge and education so that they can become an asset to our country and play their role in serving the nation.”
He stressed that QIIB paid great attention to serving the society, particularly in supporting education.
Students were also told about career options available in banks and the degrees and qualifications that are required for those who choose to work in the banking sector.
The meeting was also attended by Ali Hamad al-Mesaifri, head of human resources and administrative services, and Omar Abdul Aziz al-Meer, head of development at QIIB.
An interactive session followed, during which students asked several questions about Islamic banking in particular and banking sector in general. The students’ questions were answered in detail, thus satisfying the curiosity of the students who wished to know more about banking operations and the differences between conventional and Islamic banking.
The students' professional-day at QIIB included a visit to a number of QIIB departments where they were briefed by executives on Islamic banking operations, customer service, types of accounts, cheques, bank cards. They also saw the functioning of the main banking hall and the section dedicated to VIP customers at QIIB, and of the services provided by Islamic banks to their customers.
During the tour, students were given the opportunity to ask questions about adoption of modern technology in banking and emerging trends, especially through mobile phones, Internet banking, telephone banking and the call centre.