The 2021 edition of this report comes with enriching and valuable contributions from KPMG’s financial services professionals along with some of the most prominent leaders in Qatar’s Banking sector, who have shared their views on the topics and issues that are shaping the industry in the country today.
We have been honored by H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Saoud Al Thani, the Qatar Central Bank Governor, Mr Fahad Al Khalifa, Group CEO at Al Khaliji Commercial Bank , and Mr Joseph Abraham, Group CEO at Commercial Bank, who have all generously provided their thoughts and insights into some of the most pressing issues that the Banking sector is facing today. A significant amount of thought has been put into defining the list of topics that were discussed during these inspiring interviews, which we hope will give market leaders insights into the dynamic shifts in the Banking sector of Qatar amidst the new reality; the support actions and the regulatory measures taken and planned by the Qatar Central Bank; the digital acceleration that was widely observed in the last eighteen months and expected to continue during 2021; as well as other points of view on subjects such as growth in the market, digital-only Banks, cryptocurrency, and ESG.
The articles authored by KPMG financial services professionals complement the wealth of insights we captured from our prominent guests in this year’s edition. They have been categorized over three main themes for ease of exploration: ‘Technology and Innovation’, ‘Regulatory Landscape’, and ‘Markets and Customers’.