International Bank of Qatar (IBQ) appointed Mubarak Saleh Mubarak Al Khulaifi as the new Head of Branches. Al Khulaifi will be responsible for managing a network of 9 branches with a great team of staff spread across Qatar.
Al Khulaifi joined IBQ in 2009 as Branch Manager and was promoted to Senior Branch Manager in 2011. Al Khulaifi played a significant role in establishing the bank’s operations at its Airport and Qatar Airways branches. Additionally, Mubarak attended and successfully passed a series of training and strategic thinking programmes at the bank.
Jabra Ghandour, Managing Director of IBQ said: “Attracting and developing national workforce is IBQ’s fundamental goal which we always seek to achieve. We’re very pleased to have the distinct group of female and male Qataris working among the IBQ team. We strongly believe in their vital role contributing to advancing the Bank's growth and development. This stems from our support of the country’s endeavours in Qatarization.”
“Mubarak is an exemplar for all of our talented Qatari team who has been strongly committed to our success and has actually been its core driving force. We’re immensely proud of the steadfast efforts of our national cadre towards building our presence and cementing our image of leadership in the market and the industry to best serve our clients.” Ghandour added.
The appointment of Mubarak reflects IBQ’s continued investment in building a productive and knowledge-based workforce that is exposed to a range of well-planned long-term career opportunities.
The bank’s ongoing Qatari Development Programme seeks to recruit, train, develop and retain the most talented human capital in its aim to be the Employer of Choice in the industry.
IBQ’s Qatari Development Programme revolves around three key pillars: IBQ scholarship programs; which further enhance studies ranging from High School leavers initiatives, College of North Atlantic programs and top universities all focused on various Banking skills as well as English Business Communication. Graduate Trainee Programs; which ensures all graduates are immersed into IBQ culture effectively, allowing graduates to practically applying the knowledge from their studies whilst gaining Banking experience. Career development planning; which is tailored to the individual supporting career progression within the Banking structure. IBQ has additionally demonstrated its commitment to knowledge-based initiatives through its innovative leadership programmes such as ITQAN Leadership.