Industry development offers many ‘opportunities to Qataris, residents’
Qatar is strategically investing “massive resources” to develop all its industries as a key source of “opportunities escalation” for all its citizens and residents as the country strives to build a knowledge-based economy, Qatar Finance and Business Academy CEO Dr Khalid al-Horr has said.
“Qatar recognises that a highlyskilled human capital is the foundation by which steady growth can be attained. In order to support this growth, we have been making efforts to raise the financial services industry standards and help organisations and professionals achieve their learning and business objectives, thus aligned with Qatar 2030 vision,” al-Horr told Gulf Times.
“While there is no denying the fact that immigration of highlytrained or qualified people has become a growing global concern today, but the Qatari government’s continued thrust on offering quality education to youngsters has tremendously helped in retaining Qatari talent to the land of opportunities. The fact that Qatari economy is witnessing boost from all the quarters has also substantiated this very situation,” he continued.
Al-Horr stressed that “‘ brain drain’ is not an issue in Qatar.” Nevertheless, the QFBA has designed its curriculum in such a way that it prepares the youth to take right decisions and paves the way for their growth in Qatar specifically, he stressed.
“Our various programmes are designed around the critical issues facing the business environment today and into the future,” al-Horr emphasised.
Al-Horr pointed out that the QFBA’s programmes address the challenges and opportunities for professionals in the financial services industry. Additionally, QFBA has partnered with the Qatar Financial Centre Authority to launch ‘Kawader’ – the academy’s unique training programme as an incubator for the next generation of business leaders and decision-makers in Qatar’s emerging financial services industry.
Moreover, the Qatar Institute for Public Finance (QIPF) is a Menawide initiative aimed at actively tackling knowledge gaps and sharing expertise and best practice in the public finance field, al-Horr noted.
“Expanding our reach to include higher education platforms, we have joined forces with Northumbria University Newcastle to offer Qataris and residents of Qatar the unique opportunity of enrolling in specialised international business degrees from Northumbria.
“Bringing Northumbria University on board, alongside our specialised programmes, provide us a great impetus to strengthen the financial development and education landscape of Qatar and make youngsters future-ready to invest in a better future for Qatar,” al-Horr added.
Al-Horr: Focus on highly-skilled human capital.