DOHA, Qatar, 04 September 2018: Following the overwhelming success of its previous Kawader runs and the graduation of the fifth cohort of ‘Kawader’ participants earlier this year, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in association with the Qatar Financial Center (QFC) Authority, launched the new cohort for its Kawader program which kicked off on September 2nd and is likely to conclude in December 2018.
Kawader program includes Financial Services relevant training based on global standards, which come as a result of the financial industry efforts to invest in the next generation of leaders in the Qatari Financial Sector.
The program is designed to train fresh Qatari graduates and young Qatari professionals in the early stage of their career towards accredited certifications to fast track their career progression and fuel their leadership development. Via its simulation and work experience modules, Kawader focuses on practical aspects along with imparting theoretical knowledge. It also focusses on evolving market demands, thus providing the Qatari Financial Services sector with qualified individuals that have the necessary skills to actively contribute to the growth of economic development in Qatar.
Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Khalid Mohamed Al –Horr, QFBA CEO, said:
'Continuing the remarkable success of Kawader program, we launch our new cohort of talented young Qataris, who will be acquiring knowledge in finance and business, as well as undergoing personal development to hone their talent and potential, in order to become successful contributors and potentially leaders in Qatar’s Financial Sector”.
He added: “The investment in the younger generations comes within the framework of Qatar’s human capital development, which is a key pillar in the solidification of the national economy, in addition to its importance in providing the finance and business sector with qualified professionals capable of dealing with the constantly evolving market requirements.”
Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, CEO of the QFC Authority, said:
“'The QFC is committed to supporting the next generation of financial professionals and this programme empowers its participants with the necessary skills and competencies to excel. Our partnership with the QFBA for the Kawader Programme is an essential cornerstone in developing the highly-skilled business leaders needed to help with the transformation of Qatar into a knowledge-based economy”
The first batch of Kawader graduated in 2013 and today, we have 123 graduates who are now a huge asset to the financial sector in Qatar, owing to their knowledge and relevant skill set. We endeavor for Kawader, as an impactful financial sector focused program, to effectively bridge the gap in specialized human capital requirements.