In a formal launch event in January 2023 by the ABA Legal Department, senior executives from Ali Bin Ali Holding and its subsidiaries came together to attend the presentation of the Governance, Risk and Compliance program that has been established under a GRC unit by the legal department. During this event, a vital system, the App4Legal, was launched by the ABA Legal Department. Fast forward, the App is now set to debut on March 28, 2023.
The web-based, Law Practice Management App is designed to support the Legal Department track and manage the entire life cycle of the Holding’s contracts, litigation, and corporate matters, thereby providing efficiency in day to day workflow.
App4Legal is compliant with the new European Union’s Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and provides a secure workspace with business-grade security and controls. The App organizes, and automates every legal process through a single integrated solution where any staff with clearance can access the information from anywhere at any time. The system is highly flexible and configurable to fit the Holding and subsidiaries’ needs.
As a build-up to the App’s debut, the Legal Department has been meticulously training ABA staff mandated to access and request legal processes including: general managers, division coordinators, and human resources business partners (HRBPs).
In a statement by Mr. Nabil Chamas, ABA Vice President/General Counsel, he extolled the App’s ability to streamline the department’s requests and competence. “App4Legal is transforming how the Legal Department runs its activities since it is an all-in-one solution. It is equipped with modular reporting tools that provide a 360-degree view of legal activities. Decision makers have absolute control in making operational and strategic business choices now. I recommend our personnel to familiarize themselves with the system as it is the next phase of legal efficiency,” noted Mr. Chamas.
App4Legal will be the primary tool for all communication between the Legal Department and other ABA divisions. Thus, the more relevance for users to be acquitted with it.
Scan to watch the GRC Event Launch when the App4Legal was introduced
With the aim of heightening the competence and enhancing the skills set of Ali Bin Ali (ABA) Group’s future leaders, the Group Human Resources team has launched the ABA Management Academy in collaboration with Harvard Business Publishing.
On September 18, 2018, the participants nominated to the academy, together with the ABA General Manager community, were invited to the launch of the ABA Management Academy at Al Mayass restaurant, The Pearl-Qatar.
Introducing the event, ABA HR Group Learning and Development Lead Ms. Eleni Ntoulaveri said: “This program is the result of our extensive previous experience and it is specifically designed to address the development needs of our growing management community. We partnered with Harvard Business Publishing to create a bespoke development solution, which will be a great asset and a real gem in our HR solutions portfolio.”
ABA Group HR took this opportunity not only to announce the launch of the training initiative, but also demonstrate the functionality of the Harvard online learning tool – Harvard Manage Mentor – and share its vision for future training initiatives.
Mr. Stefaan Van Waes, who is heading the Middle East Region for Harvard Publishing Corporate Learning, was invited to host this face-to-face launch session for Ali Bin Ali on the premises of Al Mayas restaurant at The Pearl-Qatar. He presented the Harvard Manage Mentor and Spark tools and addressed queries from the participants.
This event set the tone for the training agenda of ABA for the next period. Training initiatives will address the operational needs of the divisions, and at the same time foster and promote the growth of the Group’s talent pool.