Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB), Qatar’s first independent Islamic investment bank regulated by the QFC Regulatory Authority, will host a family sport day for its employees, celebrating Qatar’s National Sports Day on the 14th of February 2012. The event is aligned with QFIB’s commitment to create employee-engagement programmes that encourage physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
A decree by HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Heir Apparent, declared that Tuesdays in the second week of February each year shall be celebrated as the State ’s National Sports Day. The day will be a public holiday generating awareness about the importance of sport and a healthy lifestyle. This initiative ascribes to the values laid down in Qatar National Vision 2030 which calls for people and their communities to come closer through sport.
Crediting employees as the most valuable asset of the Bank, Emad Mansour, CEO of QFIB commented, “The decree is a testament that reaffirms HH Sh. Tamim’s support for sports and his vision to position Qatar as an international sports hub. This day will enable institutions to put this vision into practice by organizing several sport activities to ensure an efficient and healthy workforce. At QFIB, we strongly believe that sports allows us to take care of our minds and bodies, in addition to promoting social values such as team work, self -discipline and respect. As such we constantly encourage our employees to adopt exercise in their daily activities.”
With a theme focused around “A sound mind in a sound body”, QFIB is working with Dubai based ABAMI; a company specialized in team building development with a focus on leisure sport activities to organize the event. Activities will include a mini Olympics for the staff and their families in addition to several other sports activities, games and competitions