Qatar Development Bank’s (QDB) hosted its first Town Hall for employees, keeping them up-to-date with the banks latest initiatives and providing them the opportunity to ask questions and present ideas to top management.
The event included interactive networking sessions and presentations by heads of departments, highlighting their key achievements in 2013 and plans ahead.A transparent question and answer session was also held for employees to share ideas, gain insights and ask questions.
Additionally, QDB CEO, Mr. Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa, honored employees who have been with QDB for over five years, praising their efforts and loyalty to the bank.
The meeting began with a speech by Mr. Al Khalifa, expressing his pride in the important work undertaken at QDB to support Qatari businesses. He thanked all the bank’s employees for their efforts in helping the bank achieve its current mission saying, “This meeting embodies QDB’s commitment building a strong community among colleagues and to transparency, which plays a significant role in any organisation’s success. QDB’s staff is its most important resource for powering the development of a vibrant private sector and a prosperous and sustainable economy toward Qatar’s National Vision for 2030.”
“I am delighted to see each member of the QDB family play a role in our achievements and am looking forward to many more successful years ahead. We are keen to involve our employees in all the bank’s developments, strengthening our work environment and the organisation overall,” Al Khalifa added.
The Town Hall meeting was the latest of several QDB initiatives providing a platform for staff to discuss key issues, engage with management and provide feedback.
Aside from offering financial support, QDB is charged with promoting entrepreneurship and facilitating the development of key economic sectors through the provision of capital and advisory services. QDB has launched several initiatives including Al Dhameen, an indirect loan programme to guarantee commercial bank loans to private sector companies..
QDB’s export arm, Tasdeer,was created to develop and promote Qatari, providing export credit guarantees and financial solutions designed to mitigate risk for exporters. The bank also provides consulting services in to help entrepreneurs develop their businesses. This includes feasibility studies, market research and other services that help SMEs in Qatar build the right skills and grow their businesses.
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