Posted on April 24, 2019

Al Khaliji Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, held an engaging lecture for the students of Qatar Banking Studies and Business Administration school on the growing importance of Treasury.

The lecture was hosted as part of al khaliji Bank’s ongoing efforts to engage Qatari students in dynamic discussions that enhance their understanding of economic and financial issues, with a view to develop the next generation of Qatari leaders in banking. The interaction was steered by Tahir Hayat Pirzada, Head of Investments & Capital Markets Treasury, al khaliji where he discussed on the nuances of Treasury department and the crucial role it holds in the financial sector.

During the lecture, he asserted, “The Treasury Department is the interface between the Bank and the capital markets (both local and global) and its main function is to ensure the appropriate management of the Bank’s liquidity and the seamless service of the clients’ financial needs. Most of the times, the two sets of activities are closely related and even overlapping. Managing the Bank’s balance sheet and liquidity position is Treasury’s main task and – in general – the most crucial activity for the functioning of the Bank. Like most other departments, Treasury dynamically interacts and coordinate its activity with several other functions in order to ensure maximum benefit to the Bank and full adherence to the internal and external control framework.”

He said, “It was a very enriching session not only for the students of Qatar Banking Studies and Business Administration school but also a great platform for me to reach out to the future of Qatar and indulge in some fruitful discussions with the best minds ready to take the plunge in the buoyant financial sector of Qatar. Al Khaliji understands the importance of inspiring youths right from their early years and that has been the sole intent of deliberating on such deep-dive session on Treasury. In the future too, we will keep evolving our partnerships with the best in class financial institutes to strengthen the students’ knowledge base, thereby supporting the Qatar National Vision 2030 of transforming Qatar into a knowledge-based economy.”  

Taking due cognizance of the proceedings, audience were thoroughly engrossed in the intriguing session by Mr. Pirzada. With such insightful offerings, al khaliji keeps engaging with the youths of Qatar to make them future ready and equip them with the new age financial tools to lead the next wave of growth. As one of the leading private commercial banks in Qatar, al khaliji has a long history of supporting the education and training of high school, college and university students through scholarship and internship programs, and frequently collaborates with leading educational institutions in the country.