Doha, Qatar - April 23, 2020: Qatar Finance and Business Academy in partnership with Northumbria University (QFBA-Northumbria University) recently hosted a webinar with over 40 participants to engage the public in an open dialogue about the impact of the current COVID-19 crisis on the financial sector. The webinar took place on the 16th of April led by Dr. Ali Malik, Accounting Programme Leader at QFBA-Northumbria University.
The webinar took place as part of QFBA-Northumbria University’s aim to foster fruitful dialogue and discussion surrounding the implications of the current situation on the financial sector with students, working professionals and those interested in finance related fields around Qatar.
Dr. Ali Malik’s lead discussion featured key topics that explored the realities of financialised world, what makes financial system prone and vulnerable to financial crisis and to what extent Qatar’s economy is vulnerable to current economic meltdown. It was then followed by an interactive Q&A session where participants were able to engage in a critical discussion about Qatar’s financial services sector.
Commenting on the webinar, Dr. Ali Malik, Accounting Programme Leader at QFBA-Northumbria said:
“During the current situation and seeing how COVID-19 has impacted the global economy, it was a delight to have the opportunity to share insight and discuss the resilience of Qatar’s economy with students and working professionals. Our hope is to continue similar initiatives in the future.”
QFBA-Northumbria University’s aim continues to empower its students and furthermore the community to think critically about the financial world and contribute to actualizing the human development pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030.