* Dr R Seetharaman honoured as 'Banking CEO of the Year'
Doha Bank has won the ‘Best Digital Wallet App Qatar 2021’ award for its commitment to provide clients with latest advancements through their wallet App offering, while Dr R Seetharaman was honoured with the 'Banking CEO of the Year' award.
The mobile App brings a new dimension to the payment to the customers’ wallets, giving them the freedom to make safe and secure purchases, instant P2P transfers, and control their card spending and cross-border remittance.
Doha Bank customers can enjoy these quick, safe, and seamless payment features simply by downloading the application from App stores like Apple and Google Play, and enrolling their Doha Bank credit or debit cards in the wallet. Recently, Doha Bank had introduced Doha Bank Pay Wallet.
Seetharaman received the 'Banking CEO of the Year' award from the International Business Magazine for bringing transformational leadership to Doha Bank with a focus on technology and sustainable development.
On receiving the award, Seetharaman said: “Doha Bank has been at the forefront of developing leading banking solutions for valued customers locally and internationally. The bank has pioneered in Internet banking, SMS banking, IT security, borderless banking, and web-based architecture.”
He said Doha Bank has taken the responsibility of constantly evolving with changing technologies and introducing state-of-the-art products and services. The adoption of emerging technologies and implementing IT transformation initiatives also provided Doha Bank a platform in building digital ecosystems, Seetharaman noted.
He said, “Doha Bank has built a reputation as an innovative bank in Qatar and has leveraged technology to provide better solutions to its customers. Doha Bank also hosted knowledge sharing sessions virtually in 2020 at the height of Covid-19, covering bilateral relationships with Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, India, Singapore, Turkey, the UK, Germany, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.”
On Doha Bank’s initiatives on sustainable development, Seetharaman said: “Doha Bank advocates and practices ‘green banking’, which is one of the core business philosophies that would support the sustainability into the future. Doha Bank has worked on the ‘ECO-Schools Programme’, which works with educational institutions to build awareness of key environmental issues.
“It had launched the ‘green credit card’; ‘green accounts’ are Doha Bank’s answer to a proactive approach on eco-friendly banking towards its drive for a cleaner and greener environment by promoting the concept of ‘paperless banking’.
He added: “Internet banking, SMS banking, phone banking, e-remittances, and bills payments online also encourage eco-friendly banking. Doha Bank also conducted ‘Green Quiz’ and seminars on global warming and climatic change to spread environmental awareness in various countries.
“Doha Bank has hosted the ‘Green Fun Run’ and support tree planting activities to generate awareness of environmental preservation and protecting the natural environment. Doha Bank has also provided funding for district cooling facilities.”