Sheikh Ali bin Jassim bin Mohammad Al-Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Qatar Navigation has announced a 60 per cent increase in the basic salary and allowance of its Qatari employees. The pay raise decision will be effective from first of September, 2011 in line with the Emiri decision No 50 of 2011.

HE Sheikh Ali bin Jassim bin Mohammad Al Thani, Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Navigation announced that the company is following in the steps of HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and HH the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani with regards to the recent increase in basic salary and social allowance of the Qatari Government employees as of September 1, 2011.

The decision comes at the directive of the Board of Directors of Qatar Navigation.

On the occasion, HE Sheikh Ali Al Thani urged the Qatari employees to exert greater efforts so that the company’s ambitious vision and mission are realized with the aim of supporting the nation’s progress. The company is keen on attracting Qatari talent and providing working opportunities for them to work in the company, specifically in the maritime and logistics domain.

The company provides national staff with specialized developmental training programs in order to raise their capabilities and qualifications, with the opportunity to complete university studies in the ports, shipping and maritime operations and management fields. This is proof of the company’s desire to increase the number of outstanding Qatari employees and faith in their role in serving the country and its citizens.