Doha: Qatar Exchange (QE) received recognition from the Middle East Investor Relations Society (ME-IR Society) for its contribution to the development of IR in Qatar and the region. The award was presented to Abdul Aziz Al Emadi, Director Listing Department at the ME-IR Society’s annual regional conference held in Abu Dhabi.
Abdul Aziz Al Emadi said: “We are delighted to receive this award as recognition of our activities in the area of IR for listed companies to date. We hope the active support of QE has been a stimulating influence in the success of developing of Investor Relations for the listed companies of Qatar.”
“We believe the various events we have worked on, in line with today’s gathering, may have helped in promoting the profession and set an example for the listed companies of Qatar and we look to continue setting the example for IR progress in the Middle East,” Al Emadi added.
The ME-IR Society, established in 2008, is a platform for the sharing of best IR practices between IR professionals who are focused on providing clear, consistent and timely information to the regional and international investment community. The Society’s objectives are to promote excellence in investor relations through executive training, professional qualifications, seminars and network events, working in partnership with stock exchanges, regulatory bodies and market professionals in the region.
QE has been an active participant in the Society’s activities in Qatar since its inception and is a one of its founding members. The Exchange has been a strong supporter of the Society given their aims of promoting transparency amongst listed companies and assisting where possible in achieving this goal through education and awareness of best market practice.
The event was the annual staging of the awards which recognises excellence in the field of IR; a number of Qatar’s leading companies were represented on the nominee list including QTel, QNB, Al Khaliji, Commercial Bank of Qatar, Masraf Al Rayan, Vodafone Qatar, Doha Bank, QIB and Gulf Warehousing.