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Corporate | November 6, 2022

Ooredoo Qatar Legal Department Partners with Hamad Bin Khalifa University College of Law for Strategic Learning Initiative

Doha, Qatar

Ooredoo, a national leader in ICT provision, has been developing a Strategic Learning Framework to consolidate its approach to staff development, paving the way for the delivery of specialist law courses. To this end, a programme of legal training has been established, leading to course provision delivered jointly by Ooredoo Qatar and the College of Law at Hamad Bin Khalifa University.

Ooredoo’s Sheikh Ali Bin Jabor Al Thani – Chief Legal, Regulatory & Governance Officer – and Martin Schulz, General Counsel, were involved in the co-creation of this programme, which echoes the major themes of the newly released Ooredoo HR strategy.

Seven modules will be offered at Ooredoo headquarters in West Bay, covering such topics as legal writing, fundamentals of commercial law, contract law, data protection, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and the rules and regulations of Free Zones in Qatar. Delivered by members of the HBKU Law faculty, the classes will be predominantly in a lecture format, supported using case studies.

Eman Mubarak Al Khater – CHRO Ooredoo Qatar – said: “Learning and development are increasingly taking centre stage in the global economy and its workforce. As part of our organisation’s strategy to focus on people and culture, collaborations such as this one with Hamad Bin Khalifa University add to a Strategic Learning Framework which enhances our employee value proposition, all the while building up our future capabilities.”

Dr. Susan L. Karamanian – Dean of the Hamad Bin Khalifa University College of Law – remarked that: “My HBKU Law colleagues and I applaud Ooredoo for its decision to invest in the continuing education of the Ooredoo legal team. We welcome the opportunity to address legal topics of overall relevance to Qatar, particularly as to contract law, including contract drafting, and those of specific relevance to Ooredoo, such as data privacy, legal aspects of free zones, and anti-money laundering.”

Also in attendance at the inception of this programme were Martin Schulz, General Counsel, Fitzgerald Aguila, Senior Manager Leadership Development and Succession Planning,
Professors Ilias Bantekas, Hilary Bell and George Dimitropoulos of the College of Law, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, among others.

Ooredoo Qatar believes that strategic learning will help to foster a learning culture, inspiring others to learn while addressing functional competency gaps. In turn, this renewed learning culture will aim to influence day-to-day operations as part of succession planning, individual development discussions and development philosophy.