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QIC Wins Three Titles at The Global Brands Awards

Best Digital Insurance Brand in Qatar, Best Insurance Website in Qatar, and Best Car Insurance Mobile App in Qatar Doha, Qatar – 11 June 2024: Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region, received three titles at Global Brands Magazine Awards 2024. QIC has been crowned Best Digital Insurance Brand in Qatar, Best Insurance Website in Qatar, and Best Car Insurance Mobile App in Qatar. Commenting on these awards, Mr. Salem Al Mannai, QIC Group CEO, said: “We are happy to be recognized once again for our excellence in providing top-notch digital solutions, and bringing innovative insurance experiences that best respond to our customers’ living, driving, and traveling needs in Qatar and beyond. Our digital strategy at QIC prioritizes the customer over anything else, and this is our ......read more

Dukhan Bank announces the June draw winners of its Thara'a savings account prize

Doha, Qatar – xx June 2024 – Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. As the draw results showed, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded Lailaa Tavakoli, Fai Chan, Abdulla Al-Kubaisi, Kholoud Al-Sheeb, Naeema Alansari, Wisam Dalloul, Fatima Al-Obaidan, Abdulla Al-Thani, Amer Daffar, Mohamed Abdelalim, Hala Al-Motawa, Aisha Al-Hajri, Youssef Boussabah, Mansoor Yadegarfard, Amal Al-Lenjawi, Mezba Mazid, Fatima Alamri, Abdulhadi Al-Sahli, Mohammed Rahman, Turki Al-Subaey, Alaa Elrub, Wadha Al-Kuwari, Paul Adams, Moudhi ......read more

Ooredoo Group committed to building a new generation of sustainable, energy-efficient, carrier-neutral data centres across its MENA footprint.

Doha, Qatar Ooredoo Group announced the appointment of Sunita Bottse as the CEO forMena Digital Hub, effective from 26 May 2024.Mena Digital Hub, Ooredoo’s newly established, carrier-neutral data centre company, is set to transform the region’s digital infrastructure by providing cutting-edge colocation services to hyperscalers and enterprises. A Seasoned Expert at the Helm Sunita Bottse joins Mena Digital Hub with an extensive background in the data centre industry. Previously serving as the Senior Director of Data Centres Site Acquisition (EMEA) at Microsoft, Sunita brings a wealth of experience and expertise. She is a Certified Data Centre Professional and Specialist and has held significant roles including Managing Director of Data Centres (APAC) at Lendlease, CEO of SUPERNAP, and VP of Ctex, the first Tier ......read more

Al Meera Oman and Shell Oman enter a Strategic Partnership to launch 57 Co-Branded Shell Select and Al Meera stores

Doha, Qatar – 6 June, 2024 – Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Shell Oman Marketing Company S.A.O.G. (Shell Oman), effective from June 1, 2024 marking a significant milestone in expanding its supply chain solutions across Oman. This collaboration will entail Al Meera providing comprehensive supply chain services for 57 Shell Select convenience stores, which will be co-branded as Al Meera – Shell Select Stores. This initiative marks a significant milestone in expanding product diversity in stores across Oman, aiming to comprehensively cater to the diverse needs of customers, and thereby improving overall customer satisfaction. The signing ceremony took place at Shell Headquarters in Oman and was attended by senior management from both organizations. Al ......read more

BLJ Worldwide's second state-of-the-region report on technology industry confirms investment in mobility tech is key to a sustainable future in MENA

Exclusive insights from World Economic Forum's Professor Tarek Selim feature in 'MENA Tech 2024: Mapping the Technology Landscape' report, which explores the region's latest technological developments in sustainability, education, finance and media Doha, Qatar, 3 June 2024: Global experts agree that technological innovation is the key enabler of a more sustainable future for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, as part of a landmark new report published today.    'MENA Tech 2024: Mapping the Technology Landscape' is the second annual offering from strategic communications agency BLJ Worldwide, headquartered in Doha. The only umbrella study of its kind in the region, it delves into the development of the technology industry across Arab countries in MENA in various ......read more

MEEZA Hosts Successful Roundtable on Cloud Computing and the Financial Sector

Doha, Qatar – June 3, 2024 — MEEZA, Qatar’s leading managed IT services and data centers solutions, hosted a highly informative and engaging roundtable on "Cloud Computing and the Financial Sector" last Thursday, 23rd of May 2024. The event brought together executives and decision-makers from the financial sector in Qatar, to discuss the latest cloud technology updates, regulatory landscape, and information security challenges associated with cloud computing. The MEEZA team kicked off the session with an insightful presentation on current technology trends in the financial sector. They emphasized the critical importance of cloud computing regulations, governance, and policies, highlighting how these elements are essential for secure and efficient operations in the financial domain. The audience also ......read more

Al Meera Celebrates the Grand Opening of New Ain Khaled - Umm Al Seneem Flagship Branch

Opening to the public with three days of spectacular, carnival-themed festivities, along with an extensive range of promotions and unbeatable prices. Doha, Qatar – XX – Al Meera Consumer Goods (Q.P.S.C) is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its newest flagship branch in Umm Al Seneem, near the Ain Khaled district. This magnificent new store marks a milestone in Al Meera’s ambitious expansion plan, introducing a state-of-the-art shopping experience. Located in a growing residential area, this opening reinforces Al Meera's unwavering commitment to providing all communities with enjoyable, hassle-free shopping bringing everything in one place. The new store opened its doors to the public with a 3-day dazzling 'Carnival' themed community event, transforming the shopping experience into festive ......read more

QINVEST's Board of Directors Accepts Co-CEO Hussain Abdulla's Resignation

DOHA, QATAR – [Date] – QInvest, Qatar's premier investment bank and one of the region’s foremost Islamic financial institutions, has announced that its Board of Directors have accepted Mr. Hussain Abdulla’s resignation effective Sunday 26th, of May 2024. The Board of Directors would like to thank Mr. Abdulla for his services as Co-CEO and wish him the best in his future endeavors.

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Qatar to host the 51st UN Tourism Regional Commission Conference for the Middle East

A High-level delegation from Qatar Tourism led by His Excellency Mr. Saad bin Ali Al Kharji, Chairman of Qatar Tourism is participating in the fiftieth UN Tourism meeting of the Regional Commission for the Middle East, which is currently held in the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, Muscat. The meetings started 22 May and will continue until 24 May. At the conclusion of the meetings todays, it was announced that the State of Qatar will host the upcoming UN Tourism Regional Commission 51st conference. Choosing Doha as the host for the next conference is a testament to Qatar’s position as a regional and global hub for cultural, economic and political exchange. It solidifies the tourism sector’s integral contribution in sustainable economic development and the role it played in enhancing cooperation between countries and ......read more

MEEZA Announces the Appointment of New CEO

Doha, Qatar – 23 May 2024: MEEZA QSTP-LLC (Public) – Ticker: "MEZA". MEEZA, Qatar's leading managed IT services, solutions provider, and data centres, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mohamed Ali Al-Ghaithani as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective on 23 May 2024. Mr. Mohamed Al-Ghaithani brings to MEEZA a distinguished career spanning 18 years emerged in the technology sector, and a proven track record of leadership to oversee MEEZA's next phase of innovation and growth. With a wealth of experience, Mr. Mohamed Al-Ghaithani has spearheaded numerous business development programs and projects, driving strategic initiatives for digital transformation, operational automation, and the launch of innovative technological platforms across diverse sectors, including services and ......read more

QFZ and Evonik Sign MoU at Qatar Economic Forum, Aiming to Explore Investment Opportunities in Qatar

Focus on sustainable solutions out of Evonik’s smart materials portfolio With this partnership, QFZ and Evonik will jointly contribute to efforts towards the development of Qatar’s industrial capabilities Doha, 16 May 2024: Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZ) and Evonik, a leading specialty chemicals company headquartered in Germany, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the side-lines of QFZ’s participation in Qatar Economic Forum. The common aim is to explore specific investment opportunities focused on sustainable solutions for energy transition. As an important cornerstone of Evonik’s strategy to enable green transformation, the smart materials portfolio consists of a variety of innovative products, including membranes for gas separation. Potential future investments are foreseen to take ......read more

Qatari Investors Group (QIG) selects Rise with SAP for accelerated transition to Cloud in-country

Photo caption (from left): Jeejith Sreedharan, Senior Manager - ICT, QIG; Rafeeq Ali, Senior Account Executive, SAP; Alaa Jaber, Managing Director, Qatar & Fast Growth Markets, SAP; Joseph Abdo, CEO, QIG; Wissam Elhage, Senior Manager, SAP; Mouhamad Aboudaher, Chief Human Resource Officer, QIG; and Khaled Al Mufleh, Manager - Supply Chain, QIG. Doha, Qatar — May 15, 2024 — Qatari Investors Group Q.P.S.C. (QIG), a diversified conglomerate listed on the Qatar stock exchange, has signed a partnership agreement with global technology company SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) that will enable it to leverage the benefits of SAP's cloud ERP solution, with data securely hosted in Qatar. QIG will move its mission-critical business processes from its legacy on-premises ERP software systems to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, an enterprise resource ......read more

QFZ and FedEx Logistics Sign MoU to Establish a Regional Logistics Facility in Qatar's Free Zones

Doha, Qatar, (May 15, 2024): Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZ) and FedEx Logistics, a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate the establishment of a regional logistics facility in Qatar’s free zones. The facility, which will operate under the company’s FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage division, will be located at Ras Bufontas Free Zone and will include a state-of-the-art logistics office.    The MoU was signed by Sheikh Mohammed H. F. Al-Thani, CEO of Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZ), and Patrick Moebel, President and CEO of FedEx Logistics, in a ceremony that took place on the sidelines of their participation at the Qatar Economic Forum, following a productive panel discussion titled ‘Connecting to the Shifting Global Supply Chain ......read more

Alo Yoga debuts in Qatar with flagship opening at the Doha Festival City

Qatar - 12 May 2024: Luxury fashion and lifestyle brand Alo Yoga opened its newest flagship store in Qatar today at the Doha Festival City, in partnership with Alshaya Group, one of the world’s leading international retail franchise operators. The opening also marked the launch of the online shopping platform https://www.aloyoga.com.qa in the country. Sprawling across 410 sqm, the in-store experience builds on Alo’s global mission to spread mindful movement, inspire wellness, and create community. The store’s expansive layout will bring the latest collections to full display, including high-performance activewear, and on-trend leisurewear. “Following the successful opening of Alo in Kuwait and more recently Dubai, our latest opening in Doha will give us an opportunity to connect with our customers in Qatar, ......read more

Dukhan Bank announces the first prize winner of QAR 1 Million of its Thara'a Savings Account

Doha, Qatar – xx May 2024 – Dukhan Bank has announced Ahmad Mansi as the winner of its QAR 1 million Thara’a grand prize. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Thara’a, Dukhan Bank’s Shari’ah compliant savings account and the first in Qatar’s Islamic banking sector, offers account holders the chance to benefit from cash rewards up to 1,000,000 Qatari Riyals. Based on several criteria, Thara’a account holders are eligible for a number of periodic draws for cash prizes. Dukhan Bank continues its customer-centric approach with the unveiling of a new campaign for its Thara’a savings account, reinforcing its commitment to rewarding clients. Departing from ......read more

QIC Group reports 11 % growth in Net Profits at QAR 194 million.

Doha, 30 April 2024 - Qatar Insurance Company (“QIC Group”, “QIC”), the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, has reported a net profit of QR 194 million for the first quarter of 2024, rising from QAR 175 million over the same period in 2023 with a 11% growth. Following a meeting of the Board of Directors dated 29th April 2024, which was presided over by Sheikh Hamad bin Faisal bin Thani Jasim Al Thani, Chairman of QIC Group, the Board approved the financial results. Sheikh Hamad bin Faisal Al Thani, Chairman of QIC Group, stated: “QIC begins 2024 in excellent financial health. The first quarter of the year saw the company consolidate and build upon the progress it made over the previous year – with a renewed focus on strengthening profitable domestic and regional ......read more

GWC Posts QAR 50.88 million in Q1 Net Profits

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad: Fostering organizational agility attracting promising investment opportunities Sheikh Abdulla Bin Fahad: Focusing on completion of ongoing and upcoming projects Ranjeev Menon: Continuing expansion strategy vertically and geographically  23 April 2024, Doha: Gulf Warehousing Company Q.P.S.C (GWC), one of the fastest-growing firms in the MENA region, has announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2024. During the three-month period ending 31 March 2024, the company posted net profits of QAR 50.88 million, gross revenues of QAR 375.73 million, earnings per share of QAR 0.087, and total assets of QAR 5.07 billion for the same period. Shaikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al Thani, GWC Chairman, said: “The first-quarter results underscore the company's financial position ......read more

Dukhan Bank reports a net profit of QAR 423 million for the three-month period ended 31 March 2024

Strong bottom-line profitability is underpinned by robust growth in total income of 15% on a year-on-year basis Group’s total assets amounted to QAR 112.9 billion Robust CAR of 18.2%, remained adequately higher than the minimum statutory limits Doha, Qatar – 22 April 2024: Dukhan Bank (“the Bank” or “the Group” when referred along with its subsidiaries; QSE Ticker: DUBK), announced its financial results for the three-month period ended 31 March 2024 with a net profit amounting to QAR 423 million, representing a 2% growth compared to the last year. Key Performance Highlights   Total assets QAR 112.9 billion +10% vs. 1Q23   Financing ......read more

Dukhan Bank announces the April draw winners of its Thara'a savings account prize

Doha, Qatar – 03 April 2024 – Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara'a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank's headquarters. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. As the draw results showed, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Albandari Almana, Alzaina Al-Naama, Jameel Khan, Suhaib Almabrouk, Mishal Shanny, , Samera Mohammed, Mohamed Ayari, Hassan Al-Obaidly, Masoumeh Alibazi, Aisha Al-Hamar, Nezar Alakari, Salma Basharaheel, Saeed Alkhelaifi, Madhuri Jalan, Alanoud Al-Moawda, Fatima Al-Ibrahim, Ali Sorour, Saqr Alkarbi, Nada Alhiday, Abdulaziz Mohamed, Abdulrahman Fakhroo, Khalifa Al Kaabi, Shaikha Al-Saai, ......read more

QIC Group Honors Staff at Long Service Award Ceremony

Doha, 31st March 2024 - Qatar Insurance Group (“QIC Group”, “QIC”), presented 125 employees in Qatar and across the Group’s regional and international operations with long service awards in recognition of their dedication and invaluable contribution to the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. The ceremony was held during the yearly Ramadan suhoor event hosted by QIC for its staff at the St. Regis hotel in Doha where honorees were presented with the awards by members of the Group’s Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Rashid Al Buainain. 65 staff members received the award for five years of service, 19 for 10 years, 30 for 15 years, six for 20 years and five staff members were honored for over 25 years of service. The event also coincided with the Group’s 60th ......read more

Dukhan Bank's Agm Approves 16% Cash Dividend For Shareholders, Equivalent To Qar 0.16 Per Share

The Bank recorded a historic annual net profit of QAR 1.3 billion in 2023; •   Significant year-on-year total income growth of 37%, at QAR 6.1 billion in 2023; •   Total assets reached QAR 114 billion at end of 31 December 2023. Doha – Qatar, 20 March 2024: Dukhan Bank convened its Ordinary and Extraordinary Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday March 20, 2024, via video conference. The meeting was chaired by H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Jassim Al-Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors, in the presence of 82.47% of the Bank’s shareholders. During the AGM, all the items on the agenda were discussed, including listening to and endorsing the Board of Director's Report on the results of the Bank and financial statements for year ended December 31, 2023, and discussion of ......read more

QIC Opens Edutainment Branch at KidzMondo Doha

Doha, Qatar - 12 March 2024: Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region, has officially opened its interactive edutainment establishment at the KidzMondo Doha theme park in the Mall of Qatar. Designed to help youngsters boost their self-confidence and realize their full potential, the QIC mini branch offers a fun-filled introduction to the world of insurance and its related industries, including customer services, money and risk management, and much more. Children will also get the exciting opportunity to practice their learnings by taking the roles of underwriters, customer service agents, surveyors, and insurance adjuster in an interactive way. Further to ending up their journey at QIC with a basic knowledge of how insurance works, children will get compensated for their work with some Kidlars ......read more

Dukhan Bank announces the March draw winners of its Thara'a savings account prize

Doha, Qatar – 09 March 2024 – Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. As the draw results showed, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Belal Atout, Mohamed Yakub, Ameer Ashraf, Zineb Fakhri, Ahmed Abdulrahman, Sulaiman Albalushi, Abdulla Al-Kuwari, Maher Rouhou, Sara Almaraghi, Tayeb Al-Habshi, Mumthaj Aliahamed, Farhan Abdulla, Saif Al-Kuwari, Mohsin Banibasheer, Sara Alyafei, Amna Abdulla, Aysha Al-Jabir, Seham Kareeb, Mir Khan, Shimaa Al Qattan, Bilal Abdulla, Ian Fernandes, Hissa Alansari, Ayham Alrebdawi, Sree ......read more

QIC Group hold its General Assembly Meeting

Strong performance delivers a return to profitability at QAR 615 million for the year 2023 Doha, 07th March 2024 - Qatar Insurance Group (QIC, QIC Group), the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region, held yesterday, Wednesday, 06 March, its General Assembly Meeting at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Doha, Qatar. The meeting was chaired by H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Faisal bin Thani Jasim Al Thani, Chairman of the Board, and was attended by members of the executive management, shareholders and representatives of regulatory authorities. The meeting discussed the Board of Directors' report on the Company's activities and financial position during the year ended 31/12/2023; the company’s future plans; balance sheet, and profit and loss account for the year. Additionally, the meeting approved the auditors' report on the ......read more

WING's Spring Conference in Doha celebrates collaboration and innovation in the global insurance sector

Doha, March 7, 2024 –The Worldwide Insurance Network Group (WING), a leading global network of independent insurance brokerage providers, held its exclusive three-day Spring Conference from March 4 to March 7, 2024, in Doha. The invite-only event brought together international, regional, and local insurance players and experts, spotlighting the role of cross-border collaboration in navigating the complexities of the global insurance landscape. Founded in 1990, WING’s robust member and provider network today spans more than 55 markets across continents. The Group’s choice of Doha for its yearly Spring Conference underscores Qatar’s growing prominence as a global business and insurance hub, powered by world-class infrastructure and connectivity.  “Beyond networking, this conference is a strategic ......read more

Driving Qatar's economic diversification through investment

Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani highlights the strategies crucial for attracting foreign investment in an exclusive interview with Oxford Business Group   Doha, February 2024: Oxford Business Group (OBG) explores Qatar's strategies for economic diversification in its latest interview with Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani, CEO of Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (Invest Qatar). The interview, titled “Sustained Momentum,” explores Qatar's proactive approach in leveraging cooperation and competitive advantages to attract foreign investment.   In the interview, Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani sheds light on key initiatives driving Qatar's transition to a diversified, knowledge-based economy.   Significant investments in transport infrastructure projects, such as Hamad International Airport, ......read more

QIC Group reports Net Profits of QAR 615 million for the year 2023

Net Profit up by 152% Highlights in FY 2023 QIC Group consolidated net profits surge by 152% to QAR 615M. Gross written premiums of QAR 8.5Bn. QIC’s domestic and MENA operations gross written premiums grew by 25% in 2023. Insurance service results of QAR 747M in 2023, compared to loss of QAR 465M in 2022. Net investment results of QAR 922M during 2023, compared to QAR 828M in 2022 Doha, 15 February 2023 - Qatar Insurance Company (“QIC Group”, “QIC”), the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, has reported net profits (including minority) of QAR 615 million for the year 2023, compared to a net loss of QAR 1,183 million for the previous year. Following a meeting of the Board of Directors yesterday, which was presided over by Sheikh Hamad bin Faisal bin ......read more

Dukhan Bank announces the February draw winners of its Thara'a savings account prize

Doha, Qatar – xx February 2024 – Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. As the draw results showed, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Bibibakhiyar Mahoudinowdaz, Ibrahim Al-Abdulla, Nabil Allahham, Sameer Khan, Najat Al-Muslemani, Amroo Haikal, Shaikh Munawaruddin, Aldana Al-Saad, Naseer Cheruvote, Salem Al-Qitairi, Abdulla Al-Marri, Latifeh Taha, Abdulla Al-Khulaifi, Rabie Khaldi, Maryam Alkhayareen, Mohamed Allabban, Fildy Iswara, Khalid Alobaidli, Adeeba Al-Sulaiti, Ali Alkhulaifi, Maryam Al-Hetmi, Abdulaziz ......read more

Dukhan Bank Posts a Historic net profit of QAR 1.3 billion for the Year ended 31 December 2023, with a 4% Yearly Growth

The Board of Directors proposed a cash dividend of 16% of nominal share value, equivalent to QAR 0.16 per share, subject to QCB approval and shareholders’ approval at the AGM  The Group reported highest ever profits, underpinned by strong growth in total income of 37%  Group’s total assets remained at the historic levels at QAR 114.4 billion  Robust CAR of 17.2%, remained adequately higher than the minimum statutory limits    Doha, Qatar – 4 February 2024: Dukhan Bank (“the Bank” or “the Group” when referred along with its subsidiaries; QSE Ticker: DUBK), announced its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2023 with a highest net profit amounting to QAR 1.3 billion, representing a 4% growth compared to the last year.   Key ......read more

Dukhan Bank posts a historic net profit of QAR 1.3 billion for the  year ended 31 December 2023, with a 4% yearly growth The Board of Directors proposed a cash dividend of 16% of nominal share value, equivalent to QAR 0.16 per share, subject to QCB approval and shareholders’ approval at the AGM  The Group reported highest ever profits, underpinned by strong growth in total income of 37%  Group’s total assets remained at the historic levels at QAR 114.4 billion  Robust CAR of 17.2%, remained adequately higher than the minimum statutory limits    Doha, Qatar – 4 February 2024: Dukhan Bank (“the Bank” or “the Group” when referred along with its subsidiaries; QSE Ticker: DUBK), announced its financial results for the year ended 31 December ......read more

Navigating Technological Trends and Emerging Challenges in the Gulf Media Industry

Northwestern Qatar Dean Marwan M. Kraidy explores the Gulf media and education landscape in Oxford Business Group interview Doha, February 2024: Oxford Business Group (OBG) explores the evolving Gulf media landscape in its upcoming publication, The Report: Qatar 2024, featuring an insightful interview with Marwan M. Kraidy, dean and CEO of Northwestern University in Qatar. In the discussion, Kraidy highlights Northwestern Qatar’s commitment to providing innovative education within a diverse academic and research community. The institution focuses on nurturing enduring skills, such as writing and critical thinking, acknowledging their relevance regardless of changes in the media industry. Swift adaptability to industry developments is a hallmark, with the recognition that the pace of change provides a ......read more

QIC Named “Insurer of The Year in Qatar” at The MENA IR Awards 2024

Doha, 1st February 2024 - Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), has been named “Insurer of the Year in Qatar” for the third consecutive year at the prestigious MENA IR Awards 2024. The recognition took place at the program’s annual awards ceremony held last week in Dubai and was attended by senior representatives of regional and global insurers, rating agencies, and auditors. This prestigious accolade comes in recognition of QIC’s exceptional performance at the levels of product digitization and customer service excellence over the last 12 months, offering customers the best coverage options and the unique ability to be in full control of all their insurance needs. The company has also succeeded in cementing its market leadership position by providing the best online insurance services to retail customers, namely ......read more

Qatar is the New Home of the Green Economy Partnership (GEP)

Doha, Qatar, 17 January 2023: In a significant stride towards global sustainability, the Green Economy Partnership (GEP) headquarters will be domiciled in Doha, Qatar, furthering its commitment to fostering international collaborations under the Country’s far reaching sustainability vision.  Under the leadership of His Excellency Sheikh Mansour Bin Jabor Bin Jassim Al Thani, GEP aims to amplify its impact on global climate initiatives, emphasizing collaboration with governments and the implementation of CO2 removal projects that fall under article 6 of the Paris Agreement. “The Green Economy Partnership was established to create global collaborations that exceed the nominal value of the transactions. We actively work with governments, advising and driving the development of ARR projects that reduce NetZero ......read more

Financial Results For The Year Ended 31 December 2023

Doha, 11 January 2024: QNB, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, announced that the Board of Directors, during its meeting held today has approved its results for the year ended 31 December 2023. The Board of Directors of QNB Group have recommended to the General Assembly the distribution of a cash dividend of 65% of the nominal share value (QAR0.65per share) after taking into account the solid financial performance recorded by QNB for the year ended 31 December 2023. The annual financial results for 2023 along with the proposed profit distribution are subject to Qatar Central Bank (QCB) approval. Net Profit for the year ended 31 December 2023 reached QAR15.5 billion (USD4.3 billion), an increase of 8% compared to the same period last year. Operating Income increased by 11% to reach QAR39.1 ......read more

MEEZA Wins Two Prestigious Awards at the Global Business Outlook Awards 2023

• MEEZA won the Most Innovative ICT Services Provider in Qatar and the Most Innovative ICT Learning Advisory Initiative for Graduates • The awards highlight the company's commitment to strengthening its leadership as the best managed IT service provider in the MENA region   Doha, Qatar – 30 December 2023: MEEZA QSTP LLC (Public), Qatar's leading Managed IT and Data Centre services Provider which was recently listed on the Main Market of Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE), has won the Most Innovative ICT Services Provider in Qatar while MEEZA Academy was recognised as the Most Innovative ICT Learning Advisory Initiative for Graduates at the Global Business Outlook Awards 2023.   MEEZA was crowned with both awards in recognition of its excellence in the ongoing efforts to improve, develop, and ......read more

QIC Opens a New Branch at Doha Festival City

Mall visitors can get access to personal lines insurance products, including getting their insurance policies and filing claims The new branch is open from Saturday to Thursday from 10am till 10pm, and on Fridays from 5pm till 10pm Doha, Qatar - 28 December 2023: Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region, has announced the opening of its newest branch at Doha Festival City, one of Qatar's favorite destinations for shopping, dining, and entertainment. This opening comes as part of the QIC’s ongoing efforts to elevate its offerings, bringing customers further convenience and easy access to different channels that allow them to fulfill their insurance needs and feel safer about their lives, their loved ones, and their properties. Conveniently located on the ground floor and ......read more

Anoud Tech Wins Insurtech of the Year 2023 Award

Doha, 21st December 2023 - Anoud Technologies LLC (Anoud Tech), a wholly owned IT subsidiary of QIC Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region, was announced as the winner of the prestigious InsurTech of the Year 2023 award in recognition of its outstanding achievements in digital insurance. The award was presented at the 10th Middle East Insurance Industry Awards on November 2023 in Dubai, UAE. Commenting on this accomplishment, Mr. Salem Al-Mannai, QIC Group CEO said, “We are thrilled that Anoud Tech has been named ‘InsurTech of the Year’, which recognizes the company’s transformative impact on the insurance industry through a technology that aims to strengthen operational resilience and revolutionize insurance administration across the world. Anoud Tech’s win is also a testament to the ......read more

Qatar Signs the Digital Cooperation Organization Charter

Doha, 12 December 2023 – The Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) announced that the State of Qatar has signed the DCO Charter, further strengthening the Organization's capacity to accelerate global digital economies. H.E Mohammed bin Ali bin Mohammed Al Mannai, Qatar’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and the DCO Secretary-General H.E Ms. Deemah AlYahya attended the signing of the DCO Charter at the Doha Forum in Qatar earlier today. His Excellency Mr. Mohammed bin Ali Al Mannai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, emphasized the importance of signing the charter, stating," The signing of the charter to join the Digital Cooperation Organization contributes to enhancing Qatar's role as a key player on the international level in the field of technology and digital ......read more

Dukhan Bank Announces the December Draw Winners of its Thara'a Savings Account Prize

Doha, Qatar – 9 December 2023 – Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Nasser Al-Hajri and Mohammed Al-Mannai each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Abdellatif Azzaoui, Latifa Al-Bahr, Mohammed Al-Abdulla, Faisal Al-Sada, Saad Al-Marri, Sayed Abdelaziz, Rey Balita, Maha Abuhujleh, Shaikh Munawaruddin, Aljawhara Al-Ali, Rana Alturani, Layla Aljaber, Maryam Al-Moslemani, Bashir Tambe, Mohammed Al-Malki, Medel Tan, Musab Ahmed, Omar Al-Hammadi, Siddique Mohammed, Noor Mohamed, Adeeba Al-Sulaiti, Noora Alabdulmalik, Rashid Al-Maslamani, Amira Braham, Muna Meghary, Mohamed Bayoumy, ......read more

QIC Launches “3 Months Free Insurance” Promotion

New customers can benefit from a 12-month comprehensive insurance for the price of just 9 months The offer is ongoing until 29 February 2024 and provides flexible payment options, including a monthly installment plan Doha, Qatar - 5 December 2023: Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region, announced the launch of its exclusive end of the year car insurance promotion, allowing new motor customers to get 3 months of comprehensive car insurance for free. With this offer, every new customer who purchases a comprehensive car policy will benefit from a 12-month full insurance coverage for the price of just 9 months, which means that the customer gets 3 months of coverage for free. Ongoing until 29 February 2024, QIC’s new promotion can be availed when buying a new comprehensive policy in ......read more

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Doha, Qatar – 12 February 2022 – Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Donya Alyafei and Amer Sitaboha each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded ......read more

QLM Reports Strong Growth of 16% in Net Underwriting Income in FY 2021, Net Profit Stood at QAR 106 ...…

Doha, Qatar, 14th February 2021:  QLM Life and Medical Insurance Company Q.P.S.C, the leading life and medical insurer in Qatar, revealed its financial results for the twelve-months period ending December 31, 2021. The net underwriting income for the Year 2021 increased by 16% and stood at QAR 119.2 million (2020: QAR 102.4 million). The Company’s net profit for the Year 2021 is QAR ......read more

QDB's Qatar FinTech Hub Hosts Wave 3 Demo Day for its Incubator and Accelerator Programs…

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QNB Continues to be the most Valuable Banking Brand in the Region at USD 7.056 Billion…

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Dukhan Bank Highly Commended at Meed Retail Banker International Trailblazer Awards for the ...…

Doha, Qatar – 31 January 2022. Dukhan Bank, has been ‘Highly Commended’ in the Best Use of Machine Learning category at the 2021 Retail Banker International Trailblazer Awards organized in partnership with MEED, which recognise best in class retail banking institutions and individuals for their innovative service offering and commitment to customer excellence. It is the ......read more

New Report to Chart the Next Chapter of Qatar's Growth Story as the FIFA World Cup 2022 Draws Closer…

Oxford Business Group signs MoU with Qatar Chamber for landmark analysis Doha, January 2022: The investment opportunities emerging across high-potential sectors of Qatar’s economy, including logistics, advanced manufacturing, sport and digital technologies, will be explored in a forthcoming report by the global research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group (OBG). The Report: ......read more

Super Computing Start-up from Qatar - Spectre System'…

January 18, 2022:  Known for the Vast LNG resources, Qatar has been trying to build an ecosystem to attract world class professionals to setup unique and innovative start-up’s. Spectre LLC setup in Doha, Qatar in 2021 is already pushing the boundaries of High-Performance computing [HPC] available in the region. ‘All businesses have with them different kinds of data which when ......read more

Dukhan Bank Announces the Grand Prize Winner (QAR 1 million) of Thara'a Savings Account…

Doha, Qatar – January 15, 2022 – Dukhan Bank has announced Abdulla Al-Darwish as the winner of its QAR 1 million Thara’a grand prize. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Thara’a, Dukhan Bank’s Shari’ah compliant savings account ......read more

Curia Business Group Kicked Off the First Cycle of the Business Innovation Program…

The Curia Business Innovation Program, in collaboration with Microsoft, welcomed 3 aspiring entrepreneurs to the first cycle, which is focused on technology-based innovations. Doha, 21 December 2021:  Curia Business Group, a Qatari venture and management consultancy founded by Hussain Akbar Al Baker, has kicked off the first cycle of the Curia Business Innovation ......read more

QLM Official Insurer of Generation Amazing Festival 2021…

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A new Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence will help transform Qatar's Economy Report from ...…

19 December 2021:   A new report released by global management consultancy Oliver Wyman examines how Qatar can build on its economic diversification by developing world-class Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications and scale by creating an AI Center of Excellence (CoE). An AI CoE will help Qatar tap into this increasingly critical technology, ensuring that AI is applied for ......read more

Qatar Post Launches new FIFA Classics Stamp ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™…

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Oxford Business Group Launches First Global Esg Ceo Survey…

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Promofix Strengthens Regional Foothold with Qatar Office Opening…

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Dukhan Bank Announces the December Draw Winners of its Thara'a Savings Account Prize…

Doha, Qatar – 11 December 2021 – Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Mohsin Banibasheer and Nadia Alhabbab each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was ......read more

Dukhan Bank Announces The Launch of the First Limited Edition, Eco-friendly Prepaid Card in Qatar…

Doha, Qatar – 05, December 2021:   In celebration of Qatar National Day 2021, Dukhan Bank has launched a first limited-edition of eco-friendly prepaid card in Qatar inspired by National Day. Applicants, whether new or existing customers, will also receive 1,800 additional DAwards points under the Bank’s highly popular Rewards program. Issued by one of ......read more

Masraf Al Rayan and Al Khaliji Complete Merger…

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Dukhan Bank Launches Personal Finance Campaign on the Occasion of Qatar National Day…

Doha, Qatar – December 04, 2021:  In celebration of Qatar National Day 2021, Dukhan Bank has launched a new campaign for personal finance. Successful applicants, whether new and existing customers, will enjoy a grace period of up to 18 months and will also receive 18,000 additional DAwards points under the Bank’s highly popular Rewards program.  The minimum ......read more

Dukhan Bank Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2021; Achieves Profit Growth of ...…

Doha-Qatar, November 28, 2021 - Dukhan Bank has released its financial results for the third quarter of 2021, recording a net profit of QAR 900 million, thus implying a 12% robust growth compared to the same period of last year.  The total income for the nine-month period ending September 30, increased to QAR 2,943 million resulting in a growth rate of 5% compared to QAR 2,805 million ......read more

MEEZA Reveals the Launch of its 4th M-VAULT 4 Data Center Building in Concurrence with its 13th ...…

Doha, Qatar - 27 November 2021: His Excellency Mohammed bin Ali Al-Mannai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology launched the 4th data center building of MEEZA “M-VAULT 4”, leading Managed IT Services and Solutions provider. The new data centre building hosts Microsoft Cloud data centre region offering cloud services to customers in Qatar, the region, and the ......read more

Dukhan Bank Names 10 Winners to Exclusive Hospitality Packages for FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™…

Doha, Qatar – 23, November 2021:  Dukhan Bank, Qatar's leading banking player, has announced the winners for its exclusive hospitality package giveaways for the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ in partnership with Visa. The ten winners namely Ahmed Moahmmed Al-Emadi, Camille Dirani, Hamid Raza Hamid, Ahmad Atiq Alnaimi, Abdulla Hassen Al-Abdulla, Mohammed Adel Abu-Karbal, ......read more

QIC Group Successfully Participates in Qatar Travel Mart 2021…

November 23, 2021: Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region has successfully participated and sponsored Qatar Travel Mart (QTM 2021) – the first exhibition of its kind in Qatar to promote both inbound and outbound tourism, which catered specifically to the travel and tourism industry. In line with QIC Group’s CSR priorities and initiatives for the ......read more

Dukhan Bank Launches AI Powered Virtual Assistant ‘Rashid' Online and on WhatsApp…

Doha - 21, November 2021:  In yet another leap towards improving customer convenience and offering a seamless banking experience, Dukhan Bank, Qatar's leading banking player, has launched an interactive, multi-channel virtual assistant “Rashid” to assist customers with online inquiries in an easy and fast manner. Inspired by its name that means “guide”, Rashid ......read more

Dukhan Bank Announces the November Draw Winners of its Thara'a Savings Account Prize…

Doha, Qatar – 14 November 2021:   Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Ahmed Own and Mohamed Aladem each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was ......read more

Results of AACO 54th AGM…

Doha – November 13, 2021:  AACO 54th Annual General Meeting, that was held today in Doha-Qatar, decided the adoption of “net zero emissions” target as of 2050, based on the following strategy which relates to the joint responsibility of all sectors concerned with civil aviation. The AGM also called upon the European Union to respect the clause included in the annex of ICAO ......read more

Qatar Fund for Development Addresses Critical Food Security Needs in Yemen Through Its Support of ...…

The contribution will support over 7 million people facing food insecurity DOHA – November 13, 2021:  Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has signed an agreement with the World Food Programme for a generous contribution of US$90 million supporting humanitarian operations to address critical food security needs in Yemen, where conflict, economic decline and the impact of the COVID-19 ......read more

Leading US Residency Program Directors Connect with WCM-Q…

Doha – November 10, 2021: Professors from elite US healthcare institutions virtually connected with students and faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar during the annual Visiting Professorship Program (VPP), this year held online for the first time owing to the pandemic.  THE VPP was established in 2013 to introduce WCM-Q as an elite international medical school that graduates ......read more

Al Meera and Masraf Al Rayan Introduce a New Partnership for Loyalty Members…

Doha, Qatar – 10, November 2021:   Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) and Masraf Al Rayan have announced a new partnership that will allow Masraf Al Rayan credit card holders to convert their points to Meera Rewards points for faster redemption while shopping at any Al Meera branch.   Running one of the most lucrative loyalty programmes, Meera Rewards ......read more

General Opening of the 54th Annual General Meeting of the Arab Air Carriers' Organization…

Doha – November 10, 2021:  The 54th Annual General Meeting of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) will be held between 10 and 12 November 2021 at the “Sheraton Resort & Convention Hotel”, under the patronage of H.E Mr. Jassim bin Saif bin Ahmed Al Sulaiti, Qatar’s Minister of Transport, and by kind invitation of H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief ......read more

Dukhan Bank Launches Qatar Mobile Payment (QMP)…

Doha, Qatar – November 02, 2021:  Dukhan Bank, Qatar's leading banking player, has announced the launch of its new Qatar Mobile Payment service (QMP) via mobile application as a cashless and card less payment service in view of the increasingly digitally-driven financial needs of its customers. The launch of QMP aligns with Qatar Central Bank’s Qatar Mobile Payments ......read more

Chedid Re named “Reinsurance Broker of the Year” for the 6th Time'…

Doha, November 01, 2021:   Chedid Re, a company of Chedid Capital, was named “Reinsurance Broker of The Year” at the Middle East Insurance Industry Awards 2021 for the 6th time, five in a row, making it the most winning company in this category, a record for this prestigious industry award. Organized by MEIR (Middle East Insurance Review), the 8th ceremony edition was ......read more

Firm Foundations and Digital Transformation Put Qatar's Banking Sector on Track for Strong Recovery…

Oxford Business Group and Dukhan Bank launch new Covid-19 Response Report  Doha, October 31, 2021: A new Covid-19 Response Report (CRR), produced by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in partnership with Dukhan Bank, explores the key contributions that the banking sector and Islamic finance segment are set to make to post-pandemic growth. The report provides in-depth analysis of the general ......read more

Dukhan Bank Partners with Visa to Offer Hospitality Packages for FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™…

Doha, Qatar – 31, October 2021:  Dukhan Bank, Qatar's leading banking player, has announced the launch of a new campaign in partnership with Visa, offering Dukhan Bank customers the chance to win hospitality packages for the eagerly anticipated FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™, thanks to Visa. The FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ will be hosted from 30th November to 18th ......read more

Chedid Re named “Reinsurance Broker of the Year” for the 6th Time…

Doha, October 31, 2021 – Chedid Re, a company of Chedid Capital, was named “Reinsurance Broker of The Year” at the Middle East Insurance Industry Awards 2021 for the 6th time, five in a row, making it the most winning company in this category, a record for this prestigious industry award. Organized by MEIR (Middle East Insurance Review), the 8th ceremony edition was held in a ......read more

SLS Announces SLS Red Sea In Collaboration With The Red Sea Development Company In Q1, 2023…

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Qatar FinTech Hub, a QDB Incubator, Announces Wave 3 of its Flagship Incubator and Accelerator ...…

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LG Releases Preliminary Earnings For Third-Quarter 2021…

October 13, 2021:   LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced its preliminary earnings results for the third quarter of 2021. LG reported tentative consolidated revenues of KRW 18.8 trillion, an increase of 22 percent from the same quarter the previous year and the highest quarterly revenue in the company’s history. In line with current accounting standards, LG will include ......read more

GWC Showcases World-Class Infrastructure and Readiness for FIFA World CupTM as UPS Visits Logistics ...…

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Financial Results For The Nine Months Ended 30 September 2021…

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Dukhan Bank Announces the October Draw Winners of its Thara'a Savings Account Prize…

Doha, Qatar – 09, October 2021:  Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Adel Al-Baker and Hamad Altamimi each won a cash prize of 50,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 25,000 Qatari Riyals was ......read more

Al Khaliji Shareholders Approve Merger with Masraf Al Rayan…

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Grey Doha and KidZania Inaugurate Mini-Advertising Agency for Qatar's Future Marketers…

Doha, Qatar October 5, 2021 – Grey Doha, leading global advertising and marketing agency, and KidZania Doha, the award-winning globally recognized edutainment concept, have announced the inauguration of a kid-sized mini-agency at the edutainment city located at the heart of Aspire Park, with the aim to provide children with a chance to explore the world of advertising and equip them with ......read more

Qatar Primed for Export Boost Supported by Robust Maritime Logistics Ecosystem…

Milaha’s diversification strategy and sustainable development plan boost resilience, according to Oxford Business Group’s latest Covid-19 Response Report     Doha, October 04, 2021:   A new Covid Response Report (CRR), produced by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in partnership with the maritime and logistics company Milaha, explores the potential for the ......read more

Ogilvy Names Patou Nuytemans Regional Chief Executive Officer for EMEA…

September 30, 2021:  Ogilvy announced today that Patou Nuytemans will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy EMEA. Patou will be responsible for driving all aspects of Ogilvy’s business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa which spans Public Relations, Growth & Innovation, Advertising, Health, and Experience. She takes over for Paul O’Donnell, who will ......read more

Oxford Business Group to Mark Return to Qatar With Landmark 2022 Report…

Forthcoming analysis to explore country’s post-pandemic growth plans Doha, September 19, 2021 Oxford Business Group (OBG) has relaunched its operations in Qatar following a one-year break necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Its on-the-ground team is once again being led by Country Director Izabela Kruk, who has been overseeing operations for OBG there since 2016. Kruk ......read more

MEEZA Achieves Gold Partner Status in HPE Partner Ready for Service Providers Program…

Doha, Qatar –15 September 2021:   MEEZA, Qatar’s pioneering managed IT services centre, has achieved Gold partner status in the ‘HPE Partner Ready for Service Providers’’ program, MEEZA is the only certified Service Provider partner for HPE in Qatar today, and one of only 140 partners who have reached the highest, Gold Service Provider partner status, ......read more

Ogilvy Names Ben Messiaen Chief Client Officer for EMEA…

September 15, 2021 — Ogilvy is pleased to announce that Ben Messiaen has been named Chief Client Officer for EMEA. Shared Paul O’Donnell, CEO Ogilvy EMEA, “Throughout his career at Ogilvy, Ben has effectively galvanized teams to drive transformative ideas that create impact. He brings to this role extensive experience using the full spectrum of Ogilvy’s capabilities to ......read more

Dukhan Bank announces the September draw winners of its Thara'a savings account prize…

Doha, Qatar – 11 September 2021 – Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Mohammed Al-Binali and Hind Al-Binsaeed each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals ......read more

Once again QIC Group is the Official Insurance Sponsor of S'hail…

September 7, 2021: Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region is the Official Insurance Sponsor of S’hail 2021 – Katara International Hunting & Falcons Exhibition. S’hail is regarded as the largest international exhibitions that specializes in exhibiting Falcons and is dedicated to preserve and promote the art of hunting and ......read more

Dukhan Bank Named Best Islamic Digital Bank in Qatar 2021 and Most Innovative Digital Bank in Qatar ...…

Doha, Qatar – August 29, 2021:   Dukhan Bank has received two awards by New York-based Global Finance Magazine for ‘Best Islamic Digital Bank in Qatar (2021)’ and the ‘Most Innovative Digital Bank in Qatar (2021)’.    Global Finance is a leading international magazine and industry analyst that evaluates and awards the top performs ......read more

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