Posted on March 22, 2014

Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) Q.S.C., Head of Private Banking,  Arfat Qayyum, addressed students of Qatar University’s College of Business and Economics (CBE) where he shared his experience and provided insights on private banking, engaging the students in a discussion about the workings of the banking sector in Qatar.

This initiative comes as part of al khaliji’s corporate social responsibility and in line with the bank’s efforts to support the human development pillar of Qatar National Vision 2030.

Qatar University’s College of Business and Economics Dean Prof. Nitham M. Hindi highlighted the key role that a bank like al khaliji could play in fusing practical knowledge into the classroom, saying: “The academics and industry partnership is a win-win game. Students can further fine tune their skills and keep them abreast with the latest developments, and at the same time, the industry can identify the right talent for the future. Receiving a financial professional such as  Arfat Qayyum, gives them an opportunity to learn from the real banking world and see beyond the classroom."

Qayyum is an experienced finance professional with a vast knowledge of the Qatar and global financial markets. Private banking is an area that al khaliji is actively pursuing in view of opportunities in wealth management and structured finance.

al khaliji shares insights 2 [].jpgAddressing the students, Qayyum explained about private banking industry, its prospects and the growing needs and therefore better employment prospects.

Speaking on the importance of his visit to College of Business and Economics, Qayyum said: "When the learning perspective and professional expertise meet each other, the knowledge curve is enhanced. The opportunity to speak to the students and share knowledge is another successful example of how we at al khaliji continue to deliver on our social responsibility.

He also added that private banking emphasizes on financial advice and services. He elaborated on the factors influencing private banking clients with the foremost being quality of client service, followed by confidentiality and security, quality of investment advice, image and reputation, referrals from existing clients, investment performance, pricing, products breadth etc.

Qayyum kept students engaged throughout his presentation on the need for private banking with a number of case studies. He concluded by providing an overview of al khaliji and its private banking strategy and its future expansion.