QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has been named today the Official Qatari Bank of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 ™ and Official Supporter of the competition for the Middle East and Africa.
The status of Official Supporter of the competition for the Middle East and Africa gives QNB Group the possibility to use a set of graphic elements, to assign certain rights throughout the region and to exhibit its mark in host cities. With an extensive network of branches, the group will be the sole supplier of vending machines in the eight stadiums of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 ™.
Speaking about the announcement, Fatma Samoura, FIFA Secretary General, said: “As preparations for the World Cup scheduled for next year in Qatar are underway, we are delighted to welcome QNB Group to our team of Business Affiliates as a Regional Supporter QNB Group is a well-respected Qatari institution whose extensive financial infrastructure will undoubtedly be of great use to supporters during the FIFA World Cup. “
Abdulla Mubarak Al Khalifa, Managing Director of QNB Group, said: “We are extremely proud to announce that QNB will be the Official Supporter of the 2022 FIFA World Cup for the Middle East and Africa as well as official Qatari bank of the competition. The QNB brand – benchmark of the banking sector in the Middle East and Africa – will play a major role in the success of this edition, which will be remembered for generations. “
This agreement also covers the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 ™, for which QNB has been designated the official Qatari bank of the event. The competition will take place in Doha from February 4-11, 2021, and will see six of the best teams on the planet compete for the ultimate title in international club football.
Present through its subsidiaries and associated companies in 31 countries on three continents, QNB Group offers its clients a full range of financial products and services. The group employs more than 28,000 people, serves 20 million customers, operates in more than 1,000 branches, and relies on a network of more than 4,300 vending machines. QNB Group is listed in the top 500 banking brands and global brands according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500 report.