Posted on March 10, 2015

Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Ali Shareef Al Emadi- Minister of Finance of the State of Qatar, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) held the graduation ceremony for its ‘Kawader’ program in presence of His Excellency Dr. Issa Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi, Minister of Administrative Development and His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Saleh Al Khulaifi, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs.

The program, instituted by the QFBA in partnership with the Qatar Financial Center Authority in May 2013, enables students to acquire skills and build competencies in cross-functional areas in the financial sector. This year, ‘Kawader’ tied up with the most prominent schools in Doha; students coming from Qatar University, Stenden University, Georgetown University, and Carnegie Mellon University, successfully completed the learning journey. The program featured 21 young Qataris eager to take on leadership roles in the country’s financial services sector.

During the ceremony, His Excellency Dr. Issa Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi, Minister of Administrative Development, congratulated the students on their great accomplishment and encouraged QFBA to continue developing innovative programs like ‘Kawader’ for Qatari nationals to assist in developing Qatar’s human capital, answering the needs of the country’s rapidly growing financial sector.

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HE Dr. Issa Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi, said during the ceremony: “We extend well-deserved congratulations to the ambitious students who have completed Kawader Program for the year 2014-2015. The State of Qatar will soon feature great professionals in the growing sector of Finance who already encourage future generations to join”.  HE added: “This significant success is a testament to the strength of QFBA’s world-class program and the integral role it plays in developing human capital in alignment with the pillars of Qatar’s National Vision 2030”.

From his part, Dr. Abdulaziz Al Horr, CEO of QFBA, said in a speech:  "We congratulate every graduate on the completion of Kawader Program. However, this journey has just commenced, so we ask everyone to get ready for the career excursion and work towards excellence". He added: "Every element of Kawader’s curricular modules is designed to develop and inspire advanced thinking and creative actions. Through such initiatives, QFBA affirms its local and regional position as an incubator of leadership and talent in the financial sector”.

‘Kawader’ program is an innovative learning initiative by QFCA and QFBA who believe in investing in the future of the potential business leaders and decision-makers in Qatar’s emerging industry of financial services sector. The program endeavors to equip participants with internationally recognized professional certifications along with enhanced personal development skills which we believe will drive their growth in the industry, motivating them to build a career path in the financial sector, assisting them in choosing their future area of expertise; providing potential leaders with a world-class learning experience, making them highly-sought-after entrants to the financial market; and bridging the gap between the industrial and the academic world.

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The QFBA, which operates under the auspices of the QFC Authority, also delivers several certificate programs in conjunction with international awarding bodies such as the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), and Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIOB).