International Bank of Qatar (ibq) celebrated its 60 years anniversary on Tuesday 1st November 2016, during a Gala Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel Doha, in presence of its customers, investors, employees and friends.
The celebration was attended by ibq customers and friends and started by a welcome speech by Omar Bouhadiba, Managing Director at ibq, followed by a documentary showcasing the bank’s history and legacy.
On this special occasion, ibq recognised five of their oldest customers for their long-standing loyalty and trust towards the bank over the years. H.E. Sheikh Sultan Bin Jassim Bin Mohammed Al Thani, Vice Chairman of ibq and Omar Bouhadiba, Managing Director at ibq handed the tokens of appreciation as a souvenir.
Omar Bouhadiba, Managing Director at ibq, commented: “Today as we draw on 60 years of expertise and knowledge of personal relationship banking, we celebrate a major milestone in the Bank’s history with our loyal customers, dedicated employees, faithful partners and dear friends. We aim to continue to play our role in the development of Qatar for the generations to come”.
Founded in 1956 as the Ottoman Bank, ibq is one of the oldest banks in Qatar, offering personal banking services to Qatari Families and investors. Over the last decades, the Bank went through a journey of changes in shareholdings and re-branding. The bank was renamed International Bank of Qatar in 2004 and is now 100% Qatari with a very solid outlook.
During celebrations, ibq launched a new brand campaign aimed at strengthening the emphasis on the significance of human relations in the banking sector, through its new brand promise: ‘Making Banking More Personal’.
“We are extremely proud of being a pioneer in the banking industry for 60 years now, making history at a time of rapid growth and increasing sophistication in the region’s capital markets. In-line with Qatar National Vision 2030, at ibq, we fully embrace the opportunities offered by the Qatari market as we continue to offer a solid platform for the country’s market players to grow”, continued Bouhadiba.
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