Qatari students in leadership program success
Doha, September 23, 2013
Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), which delivers certificate programs in conjunction with global awarding bodies, celebrated the success of its first batch of Qatari students who completed the landmark Kawader Program.
The program was instituted by QFBA in partnership with the Qatar Financial Centre Authority in May. A 4-6 week foundation section of the Kawader program, Part A commenced in July 2013 with students from Qatar-based institutions such as Qatar University, Stenden University, Georgetown University, and Carnegie Mellon University taking part.
The candidates, including the registered students from foreign universities such as Strayer University, and the University of Colorado, went through a rigorous selection and interview process with the QFBA before joining Kawader.
Congratulating the students, QFBA chief executive Dr Abdulaziz Al Horr said:"The response to our inaugural course has been overwhelming which meant the final candidates who gained entry to Kawader represent the cream of the current year of Qatari graduates."
"However, this journey has just commenced. So we ask every one of these program participants to challenge themselves and work towards excelling in Part B which is far more intense and will be a significant learning experience. We know that each candidate will be inspired by highly engaging and knowledgeable instructors, supported by mentors from the many organizations that have volunteered to be part of the Kawader program," he added.
Part A of the Kawader Program provides these students with a strong foundation for Part B which is expected to be around six months. During Part B, specialized functions such as asset management, insurance, Islamic finance and other key sessions join the curriculum. Students who have already graduated from their university commenced Part B of Kawader in September.
“Every element of Kawader’s curricular modules is designed to develop and inspire advanced thinking and creative actions. Through programs like Kawader, the QFBA will affirm its position in Qatar and the region as an incubator of leadership and talent in the financial services sector - with the aim of contributing to Qatar’s steady growth as a regional and international financial services hub.”
Fahad Ismail HM Zainal, the chief administration officer, QFC Authority said the significant contribution made by these students to the QFC Authority as interns is a testament to the strength of QFBA’s world-class program and the integral role it plays in developing human capital for Qatar’s financial services industry.
"The creation of a vibrant and world-class financial services industry in Qatar is a key aspect in providing a wider platform for the diversification of Qatar’s economy as part of the National Vision 2030 and driver in the development of a broader knowledge based economy," he added.-TradeArabia News Service