QIB’s SME officials with Abdulaziz Nasser Al Khalifa, Executive Director, Strategic Planning and Control at QDB.
Doha: QIB, the leading Islamic bank in Qatar and one of the five largest Islamic banks in the world, has announced that it received two awards for ‘Al Dhameen’ programme during the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012 (GEW 2012) event which took place at Doha’s Crowne Plaza Hotel.
In January 2011, QIB signed the ‘Al Dhameen’ accord with Qatar Development Bank (QDB). Al Dhameen is a finance programme for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) designed to support and encourage businesses to start up and thrive.
Recognising the programme’s potential, QIB was the first Islamic bank to sign up for the programme back in 2011. At the GEW 2012 event, QIB received two awards for two projects out of the ‘Top Five’ projects financed under the Al Dhameem programme which directly involved QIB’s support, direction, and financial backing.
Maher Kabbani, Relationship Manager for QIB, was among the ‘Top 10 Relationship Managers’ at the event and he was honoured for this.
Ahmad Meshari, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of QIB commented: “QIB is the leading Islamic bank in Qatar and is also at the forefront in its support of the local economy by financing SMEs – which are becoming considered, especially in Qatar, the ‘engine’ of the economy.”
“A significant part of QIB’s overall strategy is to provide Islamic Financing solutions for all its customers whether individuals or corporates reinforcing its role in supporting the fast growing economy of Qatar,” added Meshari.