Doha, 17 July, 2014 – QNB, One of the World’s Strongest Banks, has recognized the success of employees who have recently completed an international best practice Credit Skills Development Programme at a graduation ceremony hosted by The Human Capital Division and attended by QNB’s Group Chief Credit Officer and other Senior Leadership team members at QNB Offices.
The Credit Skills Development Programme is recognized by The Chartered Institute of Bankers and other leading Banking Institutions across the World and promotes both a greater working understanding of credit skills and the enhancement of “uniform risk cultures” within organizations.
Such has been the success of the initial phase of The Credit Skills Development Programme, that QNB has already confirmed that it will be undertaking a second series for selected employees later in the year. Within this phase of the Programme, The Credit Skills Development Programme will be delivered to QNB employees operating in a number of international locations, which is made possible due to QNB Learning & Development providing a “blended” learning solution of on-line learning, face to face workshops and varied work assessments.
Commenting on the success of the initiative, Mrs. Fareeda Abulfath, Group Chief Credit Officer said:
“Investing in people and career development is a core principle for QNB. The Bank encourages its employees to take responsibility for their careers and in return offers rewarding and varied opportunities to experience different parts of the QNB Group global business as well as building a valuable portfolio of skills, knowledge and capabilities.
With the support of QNB’s Learning and Development team, initiatives such as The Credit Skills Development Programme help our employees to apply best practice techniques in a truly international working environment. We look forward to developing this concept further in the near future”.
QNB currently operates in 26 Countries and across 3 Continents. It has approximately 14,000 employees in 590 Office locations and was recently voted “The Best Bank in The Middle East” by Euromoney Magazine.