Msheireb Properties hosts risk management forum
10 Nov 2017 - 0:00
Msheireb Properties held its 6th Annual Risk Management Forum at Bin Jelmood House part of Msheireb Museums in Msheireb Downtown Doha, yesterday.
Under the theme - ‘Managing Risk and Opportunity in Challenging Times’ – the forum featured industry experts sharing their experiences of managing the risks and developing opportunities presented by recent diplomatic tensions.
This year’s guest speakers included Khalid Abdulla Al Mana Executive Director of Business Finance of Qatar Development Bank; Aysha Al Mudhahka, CEO of Qatar Business Incubation Centre; Abdulaziz Al Mulla, ASTAD Chief Commercial Officer and General Manager of ASTAD International; Mohamed Eisa Al Buainain, Senior Director (Projects) at Msheireb Properties; and Aarn Wennekers, Adviser, Audit and Corporate Governance at the Ministry of Energy and Industry and Qatar Petroleum.
“Given the spotlight on the recent diplomatic tensions in the region, it was imperative we address issues of real concern to businesses and the people in Qatar. The pertinence of the issues certainly engaged speakers who addressed the forum and provoked a lively debate amongst the audience. Only through proactive engagement can we achieve positive outcomes. As a result of the forum, I hope we are all better placed to manage the risks and utilise new prospects from the current situation,” said Abdulla Hassan Al Mehshadi, CEO of Msheireb Properties.
“The Forum represents Msheireb Properties’ continued commitment to enhancing the social and economic dynamism, cultural heritage and quality of life in Qatar. Over the past six editions of the forum, it has developed into the premier risk management symposium in the Gulf, which leverages best practice from a diversity of industry leaders to mitigate risk, set benchmarks, establish standards, and nurtures the evolution of a progressive and productive business culture,” he added.
This year’s forum discussed topics as External Risks and their Management- A Real Estate and Construction Perspective, Managing risk as a start-up or local entrepreneur, Mitigating Risks of tomorrow-A focus on Contract Management, and Risk and Resiliency-Lessons Learned. The forum also included an engaging panel discussion titled, Managing the risks and opportunities surrounding the ongoing trade embargo.