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Abdulrahman Hesham Al-Sowaidi

Chief Executive Officer


Welcome to QDB’s official website.

As Qatar edges many steps closer to realizing its national vision for 2030, the country is taking a brave leap into the future and building on its rich legacy of socio-economic achievements to usher into the new economy, embrace emerging opportunities, and fortify its ranks among leading nations at the cutting edge of innovation and growth.

Since inception, QDB has proudly contributed to Qatar’s economic diversification and the development of its SME ecosystem. From financing projects of national interest and offering capacity-building and value-added services to enhancing access to international markets, our bank has become a powerful catalyst for socio-economic development. Today, QDB continues to make strides in its transformation and reinvention journey while taking the Bank, its stakeholders, and the entire business ecosystem to greater heights with the continued support of our wise leadership and growing network of trusted partners worldwide.

Over the past period, QDB has redefined what it means to succeed by welcoming disruption and turning obstacles and challenges into a lever for growth and innovation for the Bank, and more importantly for the SMEs and startups we serve. We didn't just adapt to critical change, we strived to create positive change. Along the way, we further upgraded our agile DNA and successfully transformed how the Bank and its clients navigate the business landscape and draw the path to a brighter economic future for our nation.

With a fresh outlook on what is yet to come, we are now bearing the early fruits of our labor through a multitude of symbiotic initiatives and growth platforms that are steadily transforming QDB into a digital bank of the future and a lighthouse that leads the way for financial and developmental institutions across the region and beyond.

We couldn’t have achieved this remarkable progress without the support and close cooperation of our clients, partners, and stakeholders. Moving forward, we are committed to leveraging this productive collaboration to succeed in our mission as the private sector’s main supporting arm and to perpetually expand possibilities for forward-looking SMEs towards playing an even bigger role in Qatar’s transformation into a diversified knowledge-based economy and a global leader in business and innovation.