Qatar First Bank provides banking services as per Islamic Sharia principles. It operates through the following segments: Alternative Investments, Private Bank, and Other. The Alternative Investments segment includes direct investment in the venture capital business and real estate asset classes. The Private Bank segment comprises of private banking, corporate and institutional banking, treasury, and investment management services. The Other segment covers central management and support functions. The company was founded by Abdulla bin Fahad bin Ghorab Al-Marri on September 4, 2008 and is headquartered in Doha, Qatar.