Qatar First Investment Bank announced today the appointment of Abdulla bin Fahad Bin Ghorab Al Marri, Founder & Chairman of the bank, to the Executive Board of INJAZ Qatar for 2011. Al Marri is the newest to join a dedicated team of INJAZ Qatar Board members that include representatives from the larger community and organizations including AMWAL, ExxonMobil Qatar Inc., Qatar Petroleum, HSBC, Qtel , Deloitte, Carnegie Mellon University, Al Khaliji, Blue Salon and Qatar Financial Centre.
Mr. Al Marri commented: “I am proud to join hands with a team of business leaders committed to inspiring and developing youth in Qatar. INJAZ’s unique model provides remarkable opportunities for Qatari youth to expand on their knowledge and develop business skills by offering hands-on experience through their many work readiness and entrepreneurship initiatives.”
INJAZ Qatar is a not-for-profit organization committed to inspiring and preparing youth to succeed in a global economy that has reached over 3000 young people in Qatar since 2007. In late October 2010, QFIB announced that ten of their senior managers would be volunteering to deliver INJAZ’s educational programs. Volunteers included the heads of various business units including finance, compliance, risk, IT and corporate communications, giving true cross-business representation.
“QFIB has long been committed to nurturing the growing talent in Qatar and providing our younger generation with the opportunities to be leaders in their community and country,” Al Marri continued. “I know that the QFIB team shares my enthusiasm in supporting, firsthand, the dedicated staff of INJAZ as they continue to encourage Qatar’s youth in developing business and leadership skills,” he concluded.
The strategic partnership with local and multinational businesses is a unique element of the INJAZ model. Each semester, business leaders send staff into schools, bringing their know-how and enthusiasm into the classroom. These professionals, become role models for students sharing their experience, know-how and success stories while motivating students to succeed.
Sheikha Hanadi N. Al Thani, Chairman of Injaz Qatar board, commented: “INJAZ is pleased to welcome Mr. Al Marri as a new board member. We are confident that his extensive experience in the banking sector and his commitment to the community will undoubtedly serve INJAZ and its stakeholders well. We are positive that with Mr. Al Marri’s participation, INJAZ Qatar will continue to attract more Qatari corporations to join this initative and prepare our youth for the workforce”.