IBQ unveils new brand identity for award-winning Private Banking

The International Bank of Qatar (ibq), one of the leading providers of financial services in Qatar, announced today the re-launch of its private banking brand identity, unveiling its new private banking logo. The rebrand initiative reinforces ibq’s ongoing transformation to remain the customer–centric and expertise-led financial organization in Qatar.

With a market leading, comprehensive suite of banking and wealth management products and services as well as access to National Bank of Kuwait’s regional and international reach, ibq Private Banking has maintained its position as a leading Qatari bank. It’s long-standing legacy within the local high net worth community dates back to the early beginnings of the bank in 1956 as Qatar’s first private bank.

Jabra Ghandour, Managing Director of ibq commented: “ibq was initially established in 1956 as the private bank of Qatar. Since this time, we have continued to build on this legacy, bringing to the market a unique combination of tradition, innovation and most importantly prudence in portfolio management. We have developed enduring and long lasting relationships with our clients for more than five decades, making us perfectly positioned to help our clients meet their financial and wealth management objectives by offering them access to a global network and high-quality advisory services from a truly trusted and reliable partner.”

“Our Private Bank is renowned for its commitment and dedication to serve the best interests of our clients and the new identity reflects this. We provide confidential and customised banking and investment services, combined with deep-rooted market knowledge and international experience. Our partnership with National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) provides unrivalled access to a regional and international network, offering day to day banking, wealth management, real estate financing, investment and Swiss private banking. This ensures that our Qatar-based clients receive the best possible support and advice wherever they are in the world with complete confidentiality, integrity and privacy.” Mr Ghandour added.

Chaouki Daher, Head of Private Banking at ibq also commented on the launch: “Our new brand identity for Private Banking is driven by our client-oriented value proposition, recognising the need to provide them with a differentiated client experience at all levels. Our strong understanding of the needs of our clients, our proven wealth management expertise across generations, product innovation and tailor-made services underline this commitment.”

“The global investment landscape is changing daily but our commitment to a solid and sustained performance is not. Our guiding principles rely on providing true, long-term value to our clients and up-to-date perspectives as well as a well-measured, cautious approach to risk and due diligence. We want to help our clients make informed decisions and build their wealth in line with their expectations within a risk-controlled environment.” Daher concluded.

In February of this year, ibq was awarded the “Best Private Banking Services in Qatar” for 2012 by UK’s Euromoney Magazine. The award is a confirmation of ibq’s excellence service quality, and leadership in the country.

IBQ wins Private Bank of the Year in Qatar Award

International Bank of Qatar (ibq) was recognised with the “Private Bank of the Year-Qatar” award by the International Banker 2014 Banking Awards for the Middle East. The Banking Awards identify the leading organizations within the banking and financial industry that represent the benchmark of achievement, corporate governance, technological advancement and customer services that help to drive economic growth in the countries they operate in.

Jabra Ghandour

Commenting on the award, Jabra Ghandour, Managing Director of ibq, said: “We are truly honored to be recognized as the “Private Bank of the Year in Qatar”. Winning this award underlines our firm commitment towards providing our customers with exemplary service and innovative products, and specially to cater for the evolving needs of our valued private banking clients.”

Chaouki Daher, Deputy General Manager and Head of Private Banking at ibq, said: “This award is a new addition to the prestigious accolades ibq has received over the years, underlining the bank’s excellent track record in serving ibq’s valued private banking clients.This Award would not have been possible without our customers’ loyalty and confidence over the past years, and the continued commitment, dedication, and quality service our team offers to our customers”.

Chaouki Daher

The 2014 Banking Awards were open to all banking institutions regardless of size, market cap, and number of employees etc. with the sole motive to highlight the best banks globally and focused on organizations that are making best use of technology to provide excellent service to customers.

The Awards highlighted key players within the banking industry and celebrated those that have excelled in providing an unparalleled service to their clients whilst also continuously maintaining a high level of regulatory compliance.

The awards identified the best organizations in the sector taking into consideration areas such as product innovation, use of IT, corporate governance, transparency and sustainability. International Banker, the leading source of financial intelligence and opinion on International Banking, Finance and Technology, is the go to publication for all serious professionals working within finance and has an established readership of over 60,000 senior decision makers around the world.

IBQ bags Best Private Banking Service Award in Qatar

International Bank of Qatar, (ibq), has been recognised by Banker Middle East with the prestigious ‘Best Private Banking Service’ accolade in its Banking Product Awards for 2014. This is in recognition of ibq’s unrivalled private banking services, as evidenced by ibq’s private clients’ loyalty to the brand across generations.

The Banker Middle East Awards are among the most important recognition for the financial services industry in the region. The Banker Middle East Qatar Product Awards 2014 are designed to identify and reward quality and excellence in financial products and services. With more than a decade of experience in running Awards programmes for the financial services industry, Banker Middle East understands the importance of best-in-class benchmarks that are growing a dynamic and successful regional finance industry.

Jabra Ghandour

Jabra Ghandour, Managing Director of ibq said: “We are very proud to have received this significant award. Being recognised by Banker Middle East serves to underline our private banking excellent offerings for private wealth management services. It also highlights how ibq is fully equipped and focused on providing the best banking customer service and financial expertise to HNWI and ultra HNWI in Qatar.” With a tailor-made suite of banking and wealth management services, ibq’s Private Banking has maintained its position as a truly pioneering Qatari bank. Its long-standing legacy within the local high net worth and ultra-high net worth community dates back to the early beginnings of the Bank in 1956.

“Since inception, we, at ibq, have built a name for bringing to the market a unique combination of tradition, innovation and most importantly prudence in portfolio management. We have developed enduring and long lasting relationships with our clients for over 50 years. Offering them access to high-quality services from a trusted and reliable partner has meant we have been perfectly positioned to help them meet their financial and wealth management objectives. Last but not least, I would like to thank our team of experts for their valuable contribution to ibq winning such an important award.” added Ghandour.

Chaouki Daher (pictured), DGM and Head of Private Banking at ibq said: “This is a major milestone for ibq Private Banking. At ibq’s Private Banking division, we pride ourselves on our core values of privacy, confidentiality and integrity. Being one of the oldest banks in Qatar, we are able to offer unparalleled levels of know-how and experience to our valued clients whom we’ve been serving for generations.” “ibq’s private banking experts are at the forefront of the industry providing some of the most in-depth knowledge of confidential and personalised banking services for high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals in Qatar”, added Daher.

ibq’s track record is borne out by the many recent awards it has received. For its exceptional Private Banking services and its focus on long-term client relationships ibq was earlier recognised as the “Private Bank of the Year 2014” in Qatar by the International Banker. For two years in a row, ibq also previously received the prestigious Euromoney’s award for the “Best Private Bank for Privacy and Security in Qatar 2013.” Then in 2012, ibq was also awarded by Euromoney for “Best Private Banking Services for HNWI and UHNWI” in Qatar.

IBQ wins two Global Banking and Finance Review Awards

International Bank of Qatar (ibq) has won two prestigious Global Banking and Finance Review Awards 2015 for ‘Best Private Bank Qatar 2015’ and ‘Best Customer Loyalty Program (thanq Rewards Program) Qatar 2015’.

Jabra Ghandour (pictured), Managing Director at ibq said: “We are honoured to receive these Global Banking and Finance Review Awards, especially for ‘Best Private Bank Qatar 2015’, as it serves to recognise that ibq is the private bank of choice in Qatar.  We have developed enduring and long lasting relationships with our clients for over 50 years.  Offering them access to high-quality services from a trusted and reliable partner has meant we have been perfectly positioned to help them meet their financial and wealth management objectives.”

Chaouki Daher

He added: “We are also delighted to have won the ‘Best Customer Loyalty Program Qatar’ as well for our unique thanq rewards program, as it recognises our innovative approach to retaining customer loyalty to our brand by delivering the ultimate in retail banking services.”Chaouki Daher, DGM and Head of Private Banking at ibq said: “We are proud to have received this significant industry award.  Being recognized by Global Banking and Finance Review as the best private bank in Qatar serves to underline our private banking division’s excellent offerings for private wealth management services. It also highlights how ibq is fully focused on providing the best banking customer service and financial expertise of any organisation in Qatar to high net worth individuals.”

With a tailor-made suite of banking and wealth management services, ibqPrivate Banking has maintained its position as a truly pioneering Qatari bank.  Its long-standing legacy within the local high net worth and ultra-high net worth community dates back to the early beginnings of the bank in the 1950s. ibq has also pioneered award-winning and highly popular initiatives such as the thanq loyalty program.  The thanq rewards program offers ibq customers the opportunity to accumulate points across a wide range of ibq products and services and redeem them to book travel on over 800 airlines and 160,000 hotels worldwide.

Since their inception in 2011, the Global Banking and Finance Review Awards reflect the innovation, achievement, strategy, progressive and inspirational changes taking place within the Global Financial community. The awards were created to recognize companies of all sizes which are prominent in particular areas of expertise and excellence within the financial world. ibq’s track record is borne out by consistently winning the many awards and prestigious international accolades it has received for private banking and retail customer services, year after year.

IBQ wins two accolades from International Banker 2015 Awards

International Bank of Qatar (ibq) has won two top International Banker 2015 Banking Awards, ‘Private Bank of the Year-Qatar’ and ‘Best Innovation in Retail Banking Qatar’ for ibq’s unique thanq rewards programme. The Banking Awards annually reward prominent organizations in the banking and financial industry that represent the height of achievement in particular areas of expertise and excellence within the financial world.

Jabra Ghandour, Managing Director at ibq said: “We are delighted to receive the ‘Private Bank of the Year-Qatar’ Award by the International Banker 2015 Banking Awards, as it recognises ibq as the private bank of choice in Qatar. Winning this award is a testament to our commitment to provide our valued private banking customers with exceptional service and state-of-the-art products as a trusted partner that can meet their financial and wealth management needs.”

Jabra Ghandour

He added: “To have won the ‘Best Innovation in Retail Banking Qatar’ as well for our unique thanq rewards programme is a very welcome accolade, as it reflects our innovative approach to retaining customer loyalty to our brand by delivering the very best in retail banking services.”

Chaouki Daher, DGM and Head of Private Banking at ibq said: “We are extremely proud to be honoured with this prestigious industry award that underlines the Bank’s excellent track record of serving ibq’s valued private banking clients. Being recognised by the International Banker 2015 Banking Awards as the best private bank in Qatar highlights our private banking division’s excellent offerings for private wealth management services. It also highlights how ibq is fully focused on providing the best customer service and financial expertise of any organisation in Qatar to high net worth individuals.”

With a tailor-made suite of banking and wealth management services, ibq Private Banking has maintained its position as a truly pioneering Qatari bank. Its long-standing legacy within the local high net worth and ultra-high net worth community dates back to the early beginnings of the Bank in the 1950s and continues today.

Chaouki Daher

Hassan Al Mulla (pictured), Head of Retail Banking at ibq, said: “We are delighted to receive this award for ‘Best Innovation in Retail Banking Qatar’. thanq is a live example of an immensely successful, customer-centric and market-defining product innovation in Qatar. This recognition from The International Banker 2015 Banking Awards both reflects and underlines at the highest level ibq’s ability to innovate and be ahead of the curve when it comes to creating value for our customers and the Bank.”

ibq pioneered the award-winning and highly popular thanq loyalty programme. thanq offers ibq customers the opportunity to accumulate points across a wide range of ibq products and services and redeem them to book travel on over 800 airlines and 160,000 hotels worldwide.

The International Banker 2015 Banking Awards were open to all banking institutions regardless of size, market cap, and number of employees with the aim of highlighting the best banks globally and focus on organisations that make best use of technology to provide excellent service to their customers. The Awards highlighted key players within the banking industry that have excelled in providing an unparalleled service to their clients while maintaining a high level of regulatory compliance.

IBQ scoops three prestigious awards by Banker Middle East 2016

International Bank of Qatar (ibq) received three significant awards at the “Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2016” ceremony on 12th May, 2016 at the Emirates Tower Hotel in Dubai.

Mr. Omar Bouhadiba, Managing Director at ibq, received ‘Best Customer Service Award’, Mr. Chaouki Daher, General Manager and Head of Private Banking at ibqwas awarded ‘Private Banker of the Year’, in addition to collecting the ‘Best Private Bank Award’ on behalf of the Bank.Banker Middle East Industry Awards are recognised as one of the most prestigious awards in the industry and are given to organisations that demonstrate best in class banking services in the region.

“At ibq, we believe that building long term relationships with our customers and partners is what shapes our industry today. We strive therefore to establish close relationships with each and every customer at the Bank, based on mutual solid trust which we built throughout years”, said ibq’s Managing Director, Omar Bouhadiba.“At ibq, you are not an account number. You are a name and a face. So this award is particularly rewarding to us” he continued.

The awards affirm ibq’s sustained foresight in delivering exceptional, value-added products, in addition to the Bank’s prudent investments in technology, human capital and streamlined banking operations that focus on impeccable customer service and client relationships. “It is an honor to be selected for this award out of many senior executives from around the region, and it is even a greater honor to be part of ibq. This is recognition of our full value chain and I would like to dedicate this award to the ibq family including our customers,”said ibq’s General Manager and Head of Private Banking, Chaouki Daher.

The Banker Middle East Industry Awards is the MENA Region’s leading Awards Programme. The event now in its 18th year was attended by 400 senior Bankers with 20 CEOs in attendance as well as Senior officials from the DIFC.

ibq is bringing top minds in Global Wealth Management to its private banking customers

International Bank of Qatar (ibq) hosted a private event on “Global Wealth Management” for a handful of select influential businessmen in Qatar during an exclusive dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel Doha.

In the last years ibq sealed strong partnerships with renown international institutions active in banking and finance, for the benefits of both ibq’s bankers and customers. With this exclusive event hosting a worldwide expert from UBS, the Bank is delivering on its promise to nourish and build true relationship with its valued customers.

During the dinner, Paul Donovan, Global Chief Economist UBS Wealth Management, gave a keynote speech, shedding light on the latest key economic trends and outlook, trade and tax issues, and more generally on all current issues that are affecting economies and financial markets around the globe. Paul Donovan is a member of the Global Investment Committee and a UBS Opinion Leader. He is responsible for developing and presenting the UBS economic outlook, marketing the UBS view on economics, policy and politics around the world. “Increased global economic and political uncertainty makes it ever more important to use rigorous and broad based analysis in arriving at investment decisions” said Mr. Donovan.

Chaouki Daher, General Manager – Head of Private Banking at ibq commented: “I would like to thank Mr. Donovan and UBS for sharing their valuable insights with our top business decision-makers in the country. Our customers are true long-lasting relationships and ibq is thriving to bring the best experts around the world directly to their doorstep in Qatar.” With 60 years of experience, ibq has a very deep knowledge of the local and regional market. ibq has a holistic and very disciplined approach to wealth management and is committed to stand by its High Net Worth families throughout all the stages of their financial life.

“Our extensive market knowledge and international accessibility allows us to leverage a wide range of investment solutions and a broader product offering. Our team provides a tailored service that supports our customers with diversified wealth management products and services. We are committed to being our customers trusted partners and financial advisors throughout all the stages of their financial life and are proud of being able to offer them the opportunity to hear from a very high caliber wealth management expert such as Paul Donovan .” concluded Mr. Daher

ibq seeks to offer its privileged customers the opportunity to interact with the most influential and inspirational speakers from around the world. Building meaningful relationships with customers is of utmost importance to ibq and it goes beyond providing top banking services.

ibq awarded Best Private Bank in Qatar by Banker Middle East 2017

International Bank of Qatar (ibq) has been recognized by the “Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2017” during a ceremony on 11th May 2017 at the Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai. The Bank received the ‘Best Private Bank in Qatar 2017’, in recognition of its excellence in customer care and innovative wealth management programme.

Mr. Chaouki Daher, General Manager and Head of Private Banking at ibq commented: “The ‘Best Private Bank in Qatar’ award is a true testament to ibq’s first-class customer service, having served generations of families and maintained enduring relationships with its customers for more than six decades. We will continue to do so flawlessly for the next generations. Today’s recognition is particularly rewarding and is a sign that ibq is going into the right direction. I am very proud of what we have accomplished so far and I would like to dedicate this award to my very talented team. Also, I would like to warmly thank the judges for their trust and recognition. ”

Banker Middle East Industry Awards are recognized as one of the most prestigious awards in the industry and the most important recognition of financial excellence in the Middle East. Awards are given to organizations competing to demonstrate best-in-class banking services in the region.