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Jul 4, 2012

Dr. R. Seetharaman Conferred with Honorary Doctorate by European University

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, July 03, 2012 -- (Business Wire India) -- The European University, one of the world's top business schools, has conferred 'Doctorate of Honoris Causa' on Dr. R. Seetharaman, Group Chief Executive Officer, Doha Bank. Dr. Seetharaman received the honorary doctorate recently in Geneva, Switzerland at the Graduation Ceremony of the students of European University. The honour has been bestowed on Dr. Seetharaman for his unique and valuable contributions to global governance and social responsibility.

Dr. Seetharaman received an honorary doctorate from the Washington College in United States on May 20, 2012.

Commenting on the 'Doctorate of Honoris Causa' received from the European University, Dr. Seetharaman said, "I'm extremely humbled to receive this honour and consider it as a huge privilege. It gives me great pride to be a part of this esteemed family and join my fellow honoraries. I would like to thank the European University management for considering me deserving enough for the doctorate title."

At the event, Dr. Seetharaman further provided insights on sustainable development and the aim towards it being undertaking issues such as poverty eradication, environmental sustainability, and sustainable consumption and production. The various dimensions towards sustainable development are: social foundation, low carbon economy, environmental sustainability and gender equality. The main key challenges of Sustainable development would be climatic change, energy security, increase in natural and manmade disasters and rising unemployment.

Dr. Seetharaman said that sustainable development is now in the hands of the current generation, and they are the ones who will lead the world to a brighter future.

As one of the world's top business schools, European University is internationally accredited and recognized for the excellence of its students and faculty. Established in 1973, European University has developed a business education model that delivers high-quality instruction, a competitive learning environment and a network of international campuses. European University brings the American business education model to Europe by applying classroom theory to professional skills.

About Doha Bank

Doha Bank is the largest private commercial bank in the State of Qatar. It was incorporated in 1978 and commenced its banking business (including its International Banking services) in Doha, Qatar on March 15, 1979.

As one of Qatar's leading financial services company, Doha Bank is committed to making banking work for customers and clients like it never has before. Through innovative technologies and the ingenuity of its people, Doha Bank provides individuals and commercial, corporate and institutional clients across Qatar and even internationally, new and better ways to manage their financial lives. The company enables customers to do their banking and investing whenever, wherever and however they choose through an extensive network, and multiple access channels.

The Dubai branch of Doha Bank was opened in 2008.

Ms. Priyanka Geriya, priyanka@watermelonme.com


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