ABA Finance Department celebrates Group CFO Internal Control Excellence Award

Celebrating the hard work and dedication of the teams, Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Finance Department organized the Group CFO Internal Control Excellence Award quarter one on June 21, 2022 at The Concorde Hotel. Participating in the competition were the entities under General Manager – Finance, Mr. Adnan Suleiman.

Galeries Lafayette, ABA Fashion, DID, PDTC, ABATS, ABA Contracting, Golden Lands and Albina Snacks were the companies in the running for the big recognition. An ‘Internal Control Checklist’ was established for the purpose of evaluation to determine the winning team. The teams were reviewed and awarded points against each criterion.

Present at the award ceremony was Group CFO Mr. Iftekhar Ahmad, GM-Finance Mr. Adnan Suleiman, Group General Manager – Finance Mr. Ganesh P.K., General Manager – FSS Mr. Shakil Maruf, Financial Controllers Mr. Mathew N. Thomas and John Cyriac, Group Treasury Manager Mr. M.F. Ismail, Audit Manager Mr. Kamal Uddin Gazi Jishan, General Manager of ABATS Mr. Rami Majed Ammari, General Manager of Galeries Lafayette & ABA Fashion Mr. Kevin Gerard Pender, Acting General Manager of ABA Contracting Mrs. Riham Monawar and General Manager of DID & PDTC Mr. Mohammad Imran and their respective Finance Teams.

Mr. Adnan welcomed everyone and gave a short introduction about the Group CFO Internal Control Excellence Award. He cited “Internal Control is a process geared to achieve business objectives such as financial, operational, compliance objectives and these are effected by people at all levels – C Suite, Senior Management, Management, Finance, Operations, Supply Chain, and more”.

The award ceremony was preceded by a presentation by Mr. Kamal explaining the procedure of evaluation using efficiency index and selecting the winner of the award. Finally, the leaderboard was announced. ABATS, DID, and ABA Contracting were the top three Finalists, and the grand winner of the Group CFO Internal Control Excellence Award 2022 Quarter One was ABATS.

The champions trophy was received by the General Manger of ABATS Mr. Rami and the team members of ABATS and Finance Shared Services– Mohamed Elshehawi, Shaleh Md. Mridha, Dian Marhali, Samuel Brian Mwangi Wanjiru, Mahamed Wari, Muhammad Tahir, Kazi Hasnat and Mamoud Fawzi Al Habet – were awarded with certificates and a token of appreciation.

Congratulating the ABATS team, Mr. Iftekhar said: “We are glad to have re-started the Finance recognition programs after we had to pause due to the Blockade and COVID-19 pandemic. We plan to expand this for the entire Group soon. I want to thank Adnan for the initiative and thanks to all for their dedication towards their work and towards ABA Holding.”

Ali Bin Ali Beverages wins two prestigious awards

Ali Bin Ali Holding is delighted to announce that ABA Beverages, the exclusive bottler of PepsiCo in Qatar, has bagged two awards at the 2021 Regional Conference in Dubai. The first, recognizing the top performer in the Total Liquid Refreshment Beverages Growth for the year 2021 and the secondly for the largest most successful water innovation.

The award ceremony hosted by PepsiCo Middle East North Africa (MENA), gathered bottlers from all over the region as well as PepsiCo Regional Leadership and senior executives.  ABA Beverages was congratulated as the 2021 top performer in the below 60 million cases markets category for having achieved the highest share growth in total Liquid Refreshment Beverages. The market share is measured by   Canadean – an independent, global research agency who publishes monthly market survey reports.

The second award recognized the largest, most successful water innovation. ABA Beverages was again selected as a winner for the success of Aquafina in Qatar in 2021, once again confirming the company’s strategic commitment and investment capabilities.

Commenting on the awards, ABA Beverages General Manager, Mr. Marc Karam reiterated that he was delighted to receive the 2 accolades on behalf of the company. Mr. Karam said, “These awards reflect the strong commitment of Ali Bin Ali Holding who have invested ahead of the curve and continued to promote the growth of PepsiCo brands in Qatar. As an organization, ABA has stewarded Pepsi’s brands and range of products with utmost pride and continues to invest in growing the business against all sorts of challenges.”

ABA Beverages General Manager also went on to say “I commend the passion and the drive of ABA Beverages associates. This determined team managed to install and commission a full state of the art line during the pandemic and worked through the lockdown in 2020, gaining 32% Canadean share of market over the course of 18 months. That’s a huge achievement and we can  celebrate it”.

Congratulations to Team ABA Beverages!

 

Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Monoprix awarded at Doha Festival City Retailer Excellence Awards 2018

Adding yet another award to the Ali Bin Ali (ABA) portfolio, Monoprix won the coveted Retailer of the Year Award at the Doha Festival City (DFC) Retailer Excellence Awards 2018. The supermarket was also bestowed with the Best Consumer Service Initiative Award. Doha Festival City is home to the largest Monoprix in the world. 

 

On November 8, 2018 Doha Festival City celebrated its grand opening with a VIP Gala Dinner at Mondrian Doha for the region’s first Retailer Excellence Awards. The awards were designed to recognize the Mall’s valued partners, retailers, shoppers and visitors for their continuous loyalty and commitment.

 

The awards night was made even more special with a one-of-a-kind appearance by global superstar Jennifer Lopez.

 

Present at the event were Regional General Manager for Monoprix Mr. Sébastien Farhat, Commercial Manager for Monoprix Qatar Mr. Zardine Benzaid, Monoprix DFC Store Manager Mr. Bruno Pedretti and Ali Bin Ali Group General Manager – Marketing Ms. Suha Shatila. The event was also attended by VIP guests and members of the local and international media. 

 

It was indeed a moment of pride for the entire Ali Bin Ali family when Mr. Farhat received the awards on behalf of the Monoprix DFC team. 

 

Speaking about the accolades, Mr. Farhat said: “We at Monoprix believe in excellence. From getting the best products from around the world to Qatar to the services we offer for our clients, we want to ace it all. Our determination is backed by complete support from the Ali Bin Ali management and complemented by our passionate staff. I want to thank DFC for recognizing our efforts and also our customers who make us what we are.” 

 

Ali Bin Ali & Partners wins Distributor of the Year Award

Ali Bin Ali & Partners bagged the Distributor of the Year Award 2016 for GCC from Clorox USA at an event held on December 5, 2016. With this recognition, the persistence of the Clorox team at Ali Bin Ali & Partners in being the best has finally paid off. Essam Ezzat, the market manager and his team earned the accolade while competing against other distributors in the GCC region.

The ceremony was held in the Ali Bin Ali & Partners conference room. On behalf of Clorox VP Heath Rigsby, who was not present on the occasion, the award was presented by Michael Abu Rjeily – sales & export manager of Clorox GCC, to Ezzat, Mohammed Menshawy, Sachin Mathew Jacob, and the entire sales team, appreciating their hard work and dedication in making Clorox a brand to be reckoned with.

The Clorox sales team has placed Ali Bin Ali & Partners among the top-ranked entities, a formidable player, challenging bigger markets such as Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Oman and earning this recognition from the Principal.

The sales team’s tireless efforts throughout 2016 in executing sales and implementation across all channels is quite an achievement under the prevailing economic conditions. We wish the Clorox sales team of ABA & P best of luck and continued success for many years to come.

Ali Bin Ali Group’s Medical wins SIEMENS Awards for outstanding performance in services business in the Middle East

The Ali Bin Ali Group’s Medical division scored a major regional achievement recently and bagged a top award from medical solutions giant Siemens.

Siemens Healthineers upheld Ali Bin Ali Medical as an exemplary performer and awarded them a deserved win as the Middle East region’s most outstanding performer in the Services Business sector. The award saw ABA Medical beat other regional healthcare solutions and service providers due to a focused market strategy followed by its team.

The awards ceremony was part of the Middle East Partner event that was hosted by Siemens and took place in the UAE, at the Westin hotel in Dubai. The outstanding performer award was handed over by Siemens Healthineers Managing Director Mr. Kay Zwingenberger who commended the winners on their exceptional achievement and the robust growth shown year after year.

Ali Bin Ali Medical’s General Manager Mr. Zuhdi Al Jaouni accepted the award and had this to say; “We are delighted with this recognition. Siemens Healthineers is a global medical technology giant and we have thrown the full weight of our company to position, promote and represent them in Qatar, at a level that upholds the brand’s international stature. We are very pleased that our efforts and our performance in the market has secured this win”.

Mr. Zuhdi Al Jaouni went on to say that Ali Bin Ali Medical is proud to receive the award particularly because the award offers proof of the company’s mission being achieved. Ali Bin Ali Medical aspires to build mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with global principals and turning in this type of result confirms that his team is meeting their overarching goal.

In attendance at the event were, Mr. Kay Zwingenberger –SIEMENS Healthineers Managing Director, Mr. Ashraf Obeid – Country Manager, Mr. Zuhdi Al Jaouni – General Manager ABA Medical, Mr. Peter Mcelwaine – Advisor to the Board of Partners – ABA Group, Mr. Osama Al-Fares, Sr. Division Manager, Imaging Solutions, Mr. Ayman El Hussein – Regional Business Manager and 150 other participants that represented a variety of Siemens Middle East Business Partners.