Doha, 26 June 2011- HE Governor of Qatar Central Bank, Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud al-Thani was named the Arab Banking Personality of the Year 2011 during the Arab Banking Conference 2011 that was held in Rome on 23-24 June 2011. His Excellency was selected for the award in earlier in April this year during the Arab Banking Conference 2011, 'A New Vision for Economic Reform’ that was held in Doha and organized by the Union of Arab Banks
The award recognizes his leading role and contribution to the Arab banking industry in addition to the significance he made by enhancing local economics through various policies and decisions.
The conference themed “The Future of MENA: Impact on the Global Economy,” was organized by the Union of Arab Banks and Associazione Bancaria Italian. Ministers, governors of central banks, leading bankers, decision-makers and representatives of public and private sectors from many countries attended as well as representatives from various financial institutions and Qatari banks.
Every year, during the summit, the Arab Banking Union honors one such distinguished personality who has contributed actively to the banking and financial sector.