Posted on September 14, 2019

Al Khaliji Commercial Bank P.Q.S.C. (al khaliji) , Qatar’s next generation bank, has announced the appointment of two Qatari executives to senior leadership roles in its organization, under its ongoing talent Qatarization program.

Omar Al Emadi and Hassan Al Jaidah were both promoted and appointed to lead on the bank’s strategic business development efforts and verticals. Al Emadi, previously Head of Corporate Banking at al khaliji, will now be managing the bank’s growing portfolio and customer base, and spearheading its growth initiatives and strategies as Group Chief Business Officer. Hassan Al Jaidah was appointed to the role of Head of Premium Banking, where he will be tasked with the division’s expansion and diversification into new customer segments and offerings.

Commenting on these appointments, Mr. Fahad Al Khalifa, Group CEO at al khaliji, said: “We are immensely proud to see our Qatarization program and efforts bear fruit with this new leadership for our group. When we first launched this program, it was under a national vision to empower and equip Qatari talent with the tools and skillset to not only keep pace with the financial sector, but more so, to take its reins as its future leaders and decisionmakers. Our motive was the potential we saw in each Qatari talent that joined our organization. And our focus has since been on unleashing it to broaden their horizons and ours, with the buildup of a robust local talent pool that is ready and able to shape and achieve our strategic vision, and to contribute to Qatar’s 2030 ambition toward a knowledge-based, sustainable economy.”

Al khaliji has achieved a 100% Qatarization among its branch managers, and is investing both efforts and resources into growing its quota of Qatari talent across its divisions and organizational structure. The bank is also actively supporting Qatari talent outside of its organization, having taken part in the Tawteen talent localization program as one of its main sponsors, and in Qatar University’s annual career fair, among many other initiatives.