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Qatari Business Women Forum announces Corporate Ambassador Program sponsors

Qatar: Saturday, February 07 - 2009 @ 16:00

This event will educate professional businessmen and women on skills needed to start and grow a business and will provide unique networking opportunities.

The Sponsors of the Corporate Ambassador Program are Commercial bank of Qatar, Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), Jaguar of Alfardan Premier Motors, Aamal and The Pearl Qatar UDC’s flagship project.

Commercialbank is the leading private sector and second largest commercial bank in Qatar by total assets and shareholders equity. It now ranks among the top 20 Arab banks by capital strength. The Bank has a growing GCC regional presence, through its affiliated banks, National Bank of Oman, the second largest bank in Oman, and United Arab Bank in the UAE.

QIB, was founded 25 years ago as the first Islamic and Sharia-compliant bank in Qatar and is one of the five largest Islamic banks in the world. Today the bank enjoys the premier position within the Islamic banking sector and was the pioneer in launching Sharia-compliant Islamic financial products for retail, corporate and private banking, and operates today in Qatar via 23 branches and 91 ATMs. QIB is also a trendsetter in real estate investment funds in the UK, USA, and France.

Aamal Company comprises several branches & subsidiaries which were part of Al Faisal Holding. With diversified activities and income, Aamal branches have been operating in Qatar for more than 40 years and have achieved a leading position in the areas in which they operate.

Aamal Company Q.S.C. runs a successful group staffed with over 3,000 professionals and is considered a role model for many other companies.
Alfardan Premier Motors Co., Land Rover and Jaguar importer in Qatar and market leader among Qatar’s vehicle dealers has captured a huge local market owing to its premium focus on customer care and satisfaction. With state-of-the -art showrooms and a cutting-edge service centre, Alfardan Premier Motors Co. is equipped to handle the various requirements of its esteemed customers.

The Pearl Qatar is UDC’s flagship project, and one of the largest urban developments in Qatar, The Pearl-Qatar is achieving international recognition as the Middle East’s most prestigious and glamorous location, renowned for excellence in design and construction. With an area of 4 million square meters and a 32 km coastline, this reclaimed island has been developed with funds in excess of QR 50 billion (US$14 billion). It is at once a residential destination and luxury resort, shaped by the vision to create an asset and a way of life with lasting quality and value: a jewel at the heart of the Gulf. United Development Company (UDC) is one of Qatar’s leading public shareholding companies. UDC’s mission is to identify and invest in long-term projects contributing to Qatar’s growth and providing good shareholder value. The company, established in 1999, has an authorized share capital of QR 1.072 billion (US $294 million), and was listed on the Doha Securities Market in June 2003.

The Corporate Ambassador event will run from February 10th through 11th and offer two panel discussions, three workshops, and a study tour featuring three senior executives from the United States. These professional consultants will offer their opinions and share their experiences regarding the challenges and opportunities of the global financial crisis, resource development and growth, operational effectiveness, fundraising and creating effective business plans. They have over 60 years of combined experience as CEOs and strategic consultants to entrepreneurs and emerging businesses and have varied professional experience as strategists, policymakers, negotiators and team builders and knowledge of the formation and enhancement of results-oriented skills in the local, regional and global markets.

This Corporate Ambassador Program is a component of the Middle East North Africa (Mena) Businesswomen’s Network, of which the Qatari Businesswomen Forum is a founding member, and is presented in coordination with the U.S. State Department’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and Vital Voices Global Partnership.

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