Ali Bin Ali Holding in Qatar has become an Authorized Training Employer (ATE) for international Chartered Accountancy body ICAEW (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales).
The partnership, which supports the Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030), will help Ali Bin Ali Holding, a leading and privately owned FMCG distributor and premier luxury goods retailer, attract and retain talented individuals by offering ICAEW’s prestigious ACA qualification.
By giving its employees access to internationally recognized qualifications and training, Ali Bin Ali Holding further reinforces its commitment to the professional development of its people.
Mr. Iftekhar Ahmad, Group Chief Financial Officer of Ali Bin Ali Holding, said: “ICAEW is a world leader in finance and professional development. This partnership aligns with Ali Bin Ali Holding’s unwavering commitment to the long-term development and strategic growth of not just our holding company, but of our partners too.
“While our operations are currently regional, our standards remain international. We believe that the value of our products and services to customers depends entirely on our ability to unlock the full potential of our staff. Becoming an ICAEW Authorized Training Employer will help us create a high-performing and innovative organizational culture that can create unique value to our customers, employees and the wider community.”
Completing the ACA qualification enables professionals to use the title ‘ICAEW Chartered Accountant’. Valued by businesses worldwide, more than 5,000 employers are currently training ACA students. The qualification provides students with the combination of finance knowledge, accountancy skills and real-world business experience they need to succeed.
Omar Mahmood, ICAEW Qatar Representative and KPMG Partner and Head of Financial Services, said: “We are proud to welcome Ali Bin Ali Holding to the growing number of employers globally authorized to train ACA students. Throughout the world, our training partners benefit from being able to attract the best talent and develop the next generation of business leaders.
“Our partnership with Ali Bin Ali Holding underscores its commitment to remain at the forefront of the evolving luxury retail industry. And together, we will continue to support the professional development of Chartered Accountants worldwide.”
The knowledge and skills provided by the ACA qualification means that ICAEW Chartered Accountants are highly sought-after professionals. The qualification is held by board members in 78 of the FTSE 100 companies.