Al Khaliji Commercial Bank (al khaliji) PQSC, recently held an engaging lecture for students of Qatar Banking Studies and Business Administration School on the growing importance of treasury.

The lecture was part of its ongoing efforts to engage Qatari students in dynamic discussions that enhance their understanding of economic and financial issues, consequently to develop the next generation of Qatari leaders in banking.

The interaction was led by Tahir Hayat Pirzada, Head of Investments and Capital Markets Treasury at al khaliji, who discussed the nuances of treasury departments and the crucial role it holds in the financial sector.

The Treasury Department is the interface between the bank and the capital markets (both local and global) and its main function is to ensure (that) the appropriate management of the bank’s liquidity and the seamless service of the clients’ financial needs. Most of the time, the two sets of activities are closely related and even overlapping.

Managing the bank’s balance sheet and liquidity position is Treasury’s main task and – in general – the most crucial activity for the functioning of the bank. Like most other departments, Treasury dynamically interacts and coordinate its activity with several other functions in order to ensure maximum benefit to the bank and full adherence to the internal and external control framework.

Pirzada said that it was a very enriching session not only for the students and for al khaliji, because it provided a platform for them to reach out to the future of Qatar and indulge in some fruitful discussions with the best minds ready to take the plunge in the buoyant financial sector of Qatar.

al khaliji understands the importance of inspiring the youth and that has been the sole intent of deliberating on such deep-dive session on Treasury. In the future too, we will keep evolving our partnership with the best in class financial institutes to strengthen the students’ knowledge base, supporting Qatar National Vision 2030 of transforming Qatar into a knowledge-based economy.’

With such insightful offerings, al khaliji keeps engaging with the youth of Qatar to make them future ready and equip them with ‘new age’ financial tools capable to lead the next wave of growth.

As one of the leading private commercial banks in Qatar, al khaliji has a long history of supporting the education and training of high school, college and university students through scholarship and internship programmes, in collaboration with leading educational institutions in the country.

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