The Centre was formed following a generous donation from the Qatar Central Bank with the aim of developing cutting-edge research and research-led education to address the challenges faced by central banks around the world.
Focusing initially on Macroeconomics and Finance, the Executive Education programme will provide staff at the Qatar Central Bank with cutting-edge knowledge and skills to support them in their stewardship of financial stability and economic growth.
The first phase of the programme will be delivered by three of the Centre's Executive Board members: George Kapetanios, Professor of Finance and Econometrics and Chair of the Centre, Georgios Chortareas, Professor of Economics and Gulcin Ozkan, Professor of Finance.
Professor Aikman, the Centre’s Director, said: “I’m delighted we are able to deliver this executive programme to staff from the Qatar Central Bank. The programme will provide central bank staff with invaluable new skills and knowledge, helping to equip them for the real-world challenges central banks face in the current global economic environment.”
HE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Soud Al-Thani, The Governor of Qatar Central Bank, said: “As part of our commitment to Qatar National Vision 2030 and in line with our second strategic plan, we are collaborating with a range of high profile organizations to develop and equip QCB future leaders to meet the challenges of the rapidly developing financial sector landscape.
“This first executive education is the start of a 5-year program with one of the best business schools in London and the QCB-sponsored Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance at King’s College London.”
“I am confident that the attendees will come away with a better understanding of not only macroeconomics, but also their role within the wider financial sector to better serve QCB and our strategic partners.”
The programme will be delivered online by live video link, concluding on 1 October.