Ali Bin Ali Group unveils permanent ‘Tamim Al Majd’ mural in the Head Office

In a show of solidarity with Qatar and its people, Ali Bin Ali Group has unveiled a signature canvas bearing the iconic ‘Tamim Al Majd’ (Tamim the Glorious) mural at its Head Office.

The initiative is a humble gesture by the Group to express its support for the country and its wise leadership in the light of the ongoing blockade imposed on Qatar.

The signing ceremony, which took place on July 25, was led by ABA Group’s Chairman and President, Mr. Adel Ali bin Ali, and Vice-Chairman & EVP, Mr. Nabeel Ali bin Ali. Also present on the occasion was contemporary Qatari artist Ahmed bin Majed al-Maadheed, who created the now-famous portrait of HH the Emir.

Apart from the top management and staff of Ali Bin Ali Group, who hail from diverse nationalities, members of the local media joined the event to sign on the board and pen messages expressing their support for the nation.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Adel Ali Bin Ali said: “The signature campaign marks a very proud moment for all members of the Ali Bin Ali Group as we celebrate our unity in the midst of this unprecedented blockade against Qatar. Ali Bin Ali Group has been in Qatar since 1945 and is proud of its Qatari heritage. The least we can do is support and show solidarity with our country and its government.”

Elaborating on the idea of the signature board, Mr. Nabeel Ali bin Ali said: “We thought of putting our special touch to the campaign and set up the banner, with the mural and signatures, for permanent display in our office. It is more than just a signature canvas. It is a souvenir for the future generations, a remembrance of the great unity that Qatar and its people have displayed in such hostile times.”

A unique aspect of the signature campaign was the use of ‘glow in the dark’ paints to make hand prints on the canvas. The ‘glow in the dark’ paints will make sure that the hand prints are visible all day and night, signifying support in every condition, at any time.

140 days since Forward e-HR Partner ‘Go Live’

We have completed 140 days since the Forward e-HR Partner ‘Go Live’. On this occasion, we want to share with you some important information about the system and how it is affecting ABA’s daily HR and Admin operations.


Forward e-HR Partner is already achieving the objectives for which it has been implemented.


The Self Service HR facility is the most ‘visible’ component of the system, which is handling and processing requests from all ABA staff members. The usefulness, ease of use and reliability of the system are becoming more evident with time and through users’ interactions.


Thanks to the dedication, commitment and hard work of the e-HR Partner implementation team (Business Partners, HR Division coordinators, Help Desk staff), we are almost ready to completely replace the old HRMS with the Forward e-HR Partners.


System Statistics

Number of transactions performed by e-HR Partner ‘Go Live’: 12,545.

Company letters request    2,138

Documents of record          69

Education and qualification                37

Other professional qualification       72

Medical insurance request                57

Personal information          952

Ticket information request   1,323

Exit permit request   279

Change bank account request 123

Self-service generic

Approval process   4,312

Training request   179


Forward Help Desk


Integral to the Forward system’s full implementation at ABA is the establishment of a support mechanism for the system. Accordingly, part of the Forward system support is the Forward Help Desk, which was launched simultaneously with the e-HR Partner Go Live. The Forward Help Desk is run by the ABA IT Department and located within the department.


The Forward Help Desk has received 1,954 requests, closing 1,840 requests to date – which accounts for around 95% of all requests.