QInvest and Carnegie Mellon Qatar sign MoU

QInvest and Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a branch of Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania, USA, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate and coordinate in the fields of research and education.
The MOU will offer QInvest the opportunity to use CMU-Q’s educational programs, research and strategic studies, as well as those from select schools at Carnegie Mellon’s US campus. QInvest in return will provide CMU-Q’s new graduates and students in their final year the opportunity to spend one month working at QInvest under the bank’s QTALENT initiative.
The MOU was signed at QInvest’s offices in Doha by Tamim Hamad Al Kawari, QInvest’s chief executive officer, Farnam Jahanian, provost of Carnegie Mellon University, and Ilker Baybars, dean and CEO of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. The MOU signing was also attended by a consortium of the management team including Fadhel Annan, assistant dean for government and corporate affairs at CMU-Q, and QInvest’s Duncan Walker, chief operations officer, Pascale Al Sabbagh, assistant vice president human resources, and Bassel Hanbali, QTALENT program coordinator and director/head of marketing, corporate communications and investor relations.
QTALENT is an internship program that QInvest developed to provide students and new graduates the opportunity to work in a challenging and dynamic environment across a wide variety of projects and sectors in Islamic financial services.