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Incorporated in 1974 as the first private bank in the country, Commercial Bank is today one of the leading financial institutions in Qatar with a profitable track record since inception. We continue to play an important role in driving innovation and raising service standards in banking across the region through our investment in new technology, a clear focus on customers and prudent management. Our country-wide network includes 28 full service branches, 175 ATMs and 7 cheque book printing machines, and we also own and operate exclusive ‘Diners Club’ franchise in Qatar and Turkey. We are listed on the Qatar Exchange and were the first Qatari bank to list its Global Depository Receipts on the London Stock Exchange. Commercial Bank’s bonds issuance is listed on the Irish Stock Exchange and the Swiss Exchange (SIX). The Bank’s vision is to be ‘The Best Bank in Qatar’ based on the foundation of its values or 5 C’S. Corporate Earnings Quality, Client Experience, Creativity and Innovation, Culture, and Compliance.
Our continual investment in technology and people, together with our strong capital base, provides a solid foundation for further growth. Commercial Bank has a robust financial position, with total assets of QAR 143.7 billion as at 30 June 2020 and a capital adequacy ratio of 17.3%. The Bank enjoys strong credit ratings of (A3) from Moody’s, (A) from Fitch, and (BBB+) from Standard & Poor’s.
As Commercial Bank celebrates 45 years of success and innovation, it has received numerous prestigious awards in 2020 such as:
- International Finance Magazine’s “Best Mobile Banking Application” and the “Most Innovative Digital Bank” in Qatar Awards.
- The Euromoney’s “Excellence in Leadership” in the Middle East Award.
- The Banker’s “Innovation in Digital Banking” in the Middle East Award.
- The Asian Banker’s “Best Digital Bank” in Qatar Award.
- Global Finance’s “Best in Social Media Marketing and Services” Award, in addition to 6 more prestigious awards from Global Finance, Middle East.
The Dolphin Gas Project of Dolphin Energy Limited is a major regional strategic energy initiative. Since July 2007, the company has been producing, processing and supplying substantial quantities of natural gas from offshore Qatar to the United Arab Emirates.
Since its inception, Dolphin Energy has been committed to being a responsible corporate citizen across all its operations and activities and its corporate social responsibility program supports and sponsors many worthwhile activities in the State of Qatar.
These activities cover education, culture and the arts, sport, charity, Qatarization and health, safety and environment. Sponsorship of the Qatar National Day is an extension of this commitment and an endorsement of themes and activities associated with the Qatar National Day celebrations.
Detailed information about Dolphin Energy can be found on www.dolphinenergy.com
Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group of Companies is a Qatari based company representing world famous brands. Established in the early 1950’s with its headquarters in Qatar, it is considered one of the most reputed and successful retail & investment groups in the region. Having started his business in trade and transport, the late founder Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana was an early visionary who could see the potential of the Qatar and Middle Eastern markets. Through his successful business dealings, the group diversified its portfolio to include investment, construction, automotive, information technology (IT) and real estate.
The business model that was created by the founder, the late Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana, is now being further developed by his sons who are aggressively expanding the original business model, that is renowned for its automotive sector in being the exclusive agent for Nissan, Infiniti and Renault in Qatar to include a retail division that is considered to be the strongest in Qatar and the region, covering famous retail brands like Al Mana Luxury, Al Mana Fashion, as well as other business interests in Media, Hotels, FMCG, Food & Beverage restaurants, Insurance, Engineering and Information Technology.
Today, renowned for its business reputation, vision, sustainability, strategy and service levels as well as its strong business relationships with key international brands and partners, Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group of Companies has a strong business infrastructure and a diversified portfolio of brands and businesses throughout the GCC.
Through a wide variety of businesses and interests that sets the base for an ambitious future expansion in alignment with the development of the Middle-East market and its current and future potential, the focus of Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group of Companies strategy lays on the collaboration with selected high-profile key partners across the Middle East.
ELAN Group is a dynamic and innovative company delivering world-class experiences in media, entertainment, events, and city beautification.
Established in 2004 with the ambition to bring international advertising concepts to Qatar, ELAN Group expanded over the years to diversify its offerings, and today the group is a fully integrated company that operates through four divisions: Media, Urban, Events, Entertainment.
ELAN Group has established various strategic partnerships, alliances, and joint ventures with some of the most trusted names in their fields. Through innovation and by partnering with global companies to bring international expertise to the local and regional markets, ELAN Group is setting the standards for media, entertainment, events, and city beautification industries, with the aim of becoming the service provider of choice in the region.
About Alfardan Group
A business enterprise built around traditional family values and an uncompromising commitment to integrity, premium service and social responsibility, Alfardan Group is one of the leading and most successful family conglomerates in Qatar and the region. Throughout its long history of more than a century, Alfardan Group has successfully evolved from a pearl trading enterprise in the Gulf region into one of the top pioneering business empires in Qatar and beyond, across a wide range of industries and sectors.
Today, the Group holds and continues to evolve a rich portfolio of leading companies in the Arab world, including Alfardan Jewellery, Alfardan Exchange, Alfardan Properties, Alfardan Automotive, Alfardan Investment, Alfardan Marine Services, Alfardan Hospitality and Alfardan Medical with Northwestern Medicine (AMNM). Under these subsidiaries, the Group offers a multitude of high-end products as well as world-class commercial and residential developments in Qatar, Oman and Turkey.
Alfardan Group’s growth and vision have built a legacy of firsts. It was in 1954 that Alfardan Group began its journey in the jewellery business, to which its exchange business was added in 1971.
Alfardan Jewellery introduced the first-of-its-kind jewellery and watch exhibition in 2003. Over the years, it has expanded and diversified its business to become a major retailer, partnering with many of Europe’s leading luxury watchmakers and jewellery houses.
As the first financial house in Qatar to adopt computerised transfers, Alfardan Exchange today boasts a robust network in and outside of Qatar, including associates and corresponding banks around the world, and partnerships with leading financial organisations such as Western Union, Master Card, and Visa.
In its home market, Alfardan Group’s property portfolio includes the recently launched Burj Alfardan at the heart of Lusail City and The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl-Qatar, in addition to The St. Regis Doha, the Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha and Marsa Malaz Kempinski. In regional markets, the group’s portfolio has grown to include the Alfardan Heights, Finaa Alazaibah, The St. Regis Al Mouj Muscat in Oman, and The Six Senses Kokata Mansions in Istanbul’s Sariyer district in Turkey.
In 2019, Alfardan Group joined hands with Sotheby’s International Realty for the launch of its Qatari operation, with the leading international high-end property brokerage firm serving as its exclusive sales agency for its flagship projects.
That same year, Alfardan Medical with Northwestern Medicine (AMNM) marked the Group’s launch into the healthcare sector, at the heart of Lusail, Qatar’s city of the future. AMNM is an ambulatory care centre, which aims at raising the bar for patient-centric, world-class medical care both domestically and regionally.
Alfardan Group is committed to delivering best-in-class products and services toward superior living and lifestyle experiences for its customers across various industries, abiding by international standards and best practices within the markets in which it operates. Alfardan Group has earned a name for itself as one of the strongest and most prominent brands in the Qatari market, and for its unparalleled excellence in the region. Guided by its deep-rooted values of customer centricity, integrity and transparency, the group continues to stretch its ambitions to new heights.
United Development Company
United Development Company (UDC) is a leading Qatari public shareholding company with a mission to identify and invest in long-term projects contributing to the growth of the State of Qatar and providing good shareholder value. Established in 1999, the Company was listed on the Qatar Exchange in June 2003.
From day one, the Company actively contributing in the development of the State of Qatar, rapidly evolving into a leading Qatari Public Shareholding Company and has successfully established a group of various good performing investments.
Through a combination of project activities and commercial enterprise, UDC and its subsidiaries have accumulated specific experience including detailed knowledge of real-estate development, property management, hospitality and maritime, infrastructure and utilities.
UDC’s flagship project is The Pearl-Qatar, which is an urban mixed-use, man-made island development, is one of the largest real-estate developments in the Gulf.
The integrated and sustainable Island, which won the 2020 “Mixed-Use Development” award at the prestigious Arabian Property Awards, incorporates a variety of distinct features including apartments, villas, townhouses, penthouses, diverse entertainment facilities and retail offerings, in addition to beautiful serene beaches and the award-winning Porto Arabia marina which is also the Middle East’s largest marina.
More than 350 upscale brands are currently operational on the Island and include popular fashion and lifestyle brands, coffeeshops and restaurants occupying more than 115,000 sqm of retail spaces. The Island will comprise an expected number of 25,000 dwellings and 50,000 residents by 2022.
UDC is also in the process of developing Gewan Island located adjacent to The Pearl-Qatar Island, into the Company’s latest world class residential, commercial and entertainment project. Gewan Island will span an area of 400,000 sqm and accommodate 3,500 residents and a similar number of visitors daily.
The new Island will be home to 657 residential units, including 586 apartments, 21 beachfront villas with private beach, 26 waterfront villas that are equipped with private pontoons for private boats, six independent island mansions, 11,000 sqm of retail spaces and 15 multi-use buildings. It will also feature the five-star ‘Corinthia Gewan Island Qatar’ hotel with its connected golf course and beach club, an air conditioned outdoor ‘Crystal Walkway’ and seaside ‘Promenade’, parks and green areas in addition to various entertainment facilities, a clubhouse and a mosque.
Alhazm, translates into “the higher grounds”, is a unique commercial development in Qatar.Our shopping avenue is destined to cater to the region’s enlightened and affluent while combining art, culture and luxury.
Qatar Fuel (WOQOD)
Qatar Fuel (WOQOD) is the leading fuel distribution and marketing services company in the State of Qatar. WOQOD has the sole concession for distribution and marketing of fuels to commercial, industrial and government customers throughout the country, including Natural and Liquefied Gas; and Jet A1 refueling and related services at all airports in Qatar. The company is considered a pioneer in the GCC region to convert to fully unleaded gasoline and diesel fuel with the lowest sulfur content.
Our resilient fuel distribution network operates from North and South of the country, through a fleet of 242 modern trucks, steel aluminum tankers, airplane refuelers, and bowsers. Besides the distribution of conventional fuel products, we supply LPG to domestic customers using safer, lightweight and transparent fiberglass “SHAFAF” cylinders that are filled at the state-of-theart high-tech LPG filling plant. For industrial and commercial users, the company supplies LPG through tankers at customer sites. WOQOD is also engaged in the business of supplying bitumen to fulfill road asphalting and construction needs within the State of Qatar.
WOQOD provides fuel retail services through its network of state-of-the-art fuel stations. In addition, we provide complete auto care and maintenance services at our petrol stations including car wash, repairs, oil and tyre change services. WOQOD Lubricants have a complete range of automotive and industrial lubricants developed to suit all types of vehicles and industrial requirements.
WOQOD was incorporated as a Joint Stock Company on 2nd July 2002 with an Emiri Decree aimed at providing downstream-refined fuel storage, distribution, and marketing services in the State of Qatar. WOQOD Initial Public Offering was completed in 2003 and its shares are listed on Qatar Stock Exchange.
Qatargas, established in 1984, pioneered the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry in Qatar and today is the largest producer of LNG in the world with an annual production capacity of 77 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) from its world-class facilities in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar. Since the first production in 1996, Qatargas has successfully delivered cargos to 31 countries and is committed to meeting the world’s demand for safe, reliable and clean energy. Through its operational excellence, Qatargas is adding value to its production chain, contributing to the Qatari economy and Qatar’s National Vision 2030 to ensure efficient energy supplies for the country, creating new markets and contributing to the local community. In addition to the LNG facilities, Qatargas operates the Jetty Boil-Off Gas facility, Al Khaleej Gas, two Helium Plants, the two Laffan Refineries (among the largest condensate refineries in the world), and the Ras Laffan Terminal on behalf of all shareholders.
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MASRAF AL RAYAN
To become the leading, full-fledged Islamic bank in Qatar and the World, by offering a broad spectrum of Sharia-compliant products and services, through efficient and reliable channels, to all sectors of the market in which we operate and to maintain our twin objectives of generating a high return on shareholder investment and satisfying our customer’s needs.
- To build a well-balanced financial institution across Retail, Wholesale, Advisory and Asset Management services.
- To provide market-leading financial services holding sharia principles at the heart of all activities.
- To build a solid and well recognized service delivery and brand distinction model
- To become a market leader through building expertise in financing, advisory services and financial offerings.
- To build a strong franchise servicing all customers in the region and beyond.
- To focus on product and service innovation delivered according to international standards.
- To build a large capital and strong shareholder base.
Doha Bank is one of the largest commercial banks in the State of Qatar and has been consistently registering a strong growth during the last decade with participative leadership philosophy.
Inaugurated in 1979, Doha Bank provides domestic and international banking services for individuals, commercial, corporate and institutional clients through four business groups – Wholesale Banking, Retail Banking, International Banking and Treasury & Investments.
Doha Bank has established overseas branches in Kuwait, Dubai (UAE), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Mumbai, Chennai and Kochi (India) as well as representative offices in Japan, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa, South Korea, Australia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
Doha Bank has received numerous awards in recognition of its achievements. Doha Bank was adjudged as the ‘Best Regional Commercial Bank’ – The Banker Middle East for the 4th straight year. Doha Bank was recently awarded as ‘Bank of the Year – Qatar Domestic Trade Finance’ by Asian Banking & Finance. Additionally, Doha Bank has in the past claimed various other awards such as, ‘Bank of the Year’ – The Banker, ‘Best Commercial Bank in the Middle East’ – Global Banking & Finance, ‘Bank of the Year’ – ITP Group, , ‘Best Bank in Qatar’ – IAIR Award and ‘Best Bank in Qatar’ – EMEA Finance.
In recognition of being one of the most active advocates of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) through initiatives such as ‘ECO-School Programme’, ‘Al Dana Green Run’, beach cleaning, tree planting etc., Doha Bank has won the ‘Environmental Award’ from The Arab Organization for Social Responsibility as well as ‘Golden Peacock – Global Award for Sustainability’ from the Institute of Directors.
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