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HEC Paris in Qatar EMBA participants get CFO perspective

HEC Paris in Qatar has welcomed Commercial Bank chief financial officer (CFO) Rehan Khan as guest speaker addressing the 2021 HEC Paris in Qatar EMBA – Doha Track class on Stakeholder Management and Strategy Implementation.
Khan, an economics graduate of the London School of Economics and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, took participants through the five “Cs” – corporate earnings quality, client experience, creativity and innovation, culture, and compliance – supporting Commercial Bank’s strategy of being the “Best Bank in Qatar” and world class in everything it does.
“The range of stakeholders with which a CFO has to engage is expanding constantly, and today spans up to 10 categories of highly-diverse internal and external resources,” Khan explained. “It’s important for the EMBA participants, who will be tomorrow’s leaders, to understand these diverse groups and the responsibilities involved in addressing their individual areas of need.”
He cited the CFO’s internal stakeholder base as including employees, the finance team, business heads and senior management, the chief executive office and board of directors, while the external stakeholder base comprises regulators, auditors, research analysts, rating agencies, and investors.
Khan took the participants through the key metrics that he focuses on as a CFO, how they are measured, and what to look for in analysing them.
Joshua Kobb, executive director of Partnerships & Growth at HEC Paris in Qatar, said that the lecture was “an exceptional opportunity” for EMBA participants to gain first-hand insight from a highly-respected finance professional and access his knowledge and experience.
“Rehan Khan brought to the course a great deal of international banking experience spanning three decades and five nations,” he said. “To be able to engage first-hand with a professional of this calibre enables EMBA participants to keep fully updated on the evolving remits of CFO responsibilities and insight into how to successfully address them,” said HEC Paris in Qatar professor Wolfgang Amann.
The EMBA programme, which takes between 15-18 months to complete, enables participants to gain comprehensive, innovative, and applicable knowledge and skills needed to deliver sustainable strategy and leadership in today’s global business environment.
“Participants fine-tune their analytical and strategic decision-making skills while expanding their industry network,” explained Kobb.

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