The Commercial Bank organizes a forum entitled “World Cup and similar global events – opportunities and challenges for the financial sector”


The Commercial Bank organized a “successful forum” titled “World Cup and Similar Global Events – Opportunities and Challenges for the Financial Industry”, held at the Wyndham Hotel, West Bay on October 26.
The forum brought together senior representatives of the Central Bank of Qatar, including Abdulla Qotba, representing the QCB AML/CFT department, and Mohamed al-Yafei, representing the Qatar Financial Reporting Unit (QFIU), in addition to representatives of the National Anti-Money Laundering & Terrorism Financing. Committee, Ministry of Interior, General Customs Authority, main banks and exchange houses operating in Qatar and the consulting firm Ernst & Young.
Commercial Banking representatives at the CEO event included Dr. Leonie Lethbridge, Executive Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer; Shahnawaz Rashid, Executive Managing Director and Head (Retail Banking); Jassim al-Thani, Executive Managing Director and Director of Human Capital; Khalifa al-Rayyes, Executive Director General (Government, Public Sector) and Deputy Director (Wholesale Banking); Abdulla Ahmed al-Fadli, Senior Deputy Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer; and Nayef al-Beshri, deputy general manager and manager (Branch Network).
Al-Fadli, Chief Compliance Officer “welcomed the guests and participants and stressed the importance of such events to exchange knowledge and experiences between different sectors as well as to unify efforts and give back to our beloved country Qatar a distinctive experience that the world will remember for years to come during the World Cup.
The forum brought together several speakers from QCB, QFIU, CBQ, QNB, Masraf Al Rayyan, Al Fardan Exchange and Ernst & Young.
Speakers covered a wide range of topics, including regulations and expectations, trends associated with money laundering and terrorist financing, business opportunities and major financial crime risks associated with global events, modern technologies of risk management and broader preventive measures and techniques as well as other solutions. to overcome challenges.
Commercial bank representatives have used the forum for bilateral meetings with financial institutions, regulators and other government entities to build relationships that build regional depth in commercial banking.


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