The Ali Bin Ali Technology Solutions (ABATS) will be sponsoring a team of four members from Vodafone Qatar for a charity marathon in Amsterdam which will be held on October 19th 2014. The marathon is expected to raise funds for the Vodafone Foundation Moyo Lesotho Challenge.
The Amsterdam Marathon will see 100 Vodafone employees from around the world taking part to raise funds that will be used to provide support to the young people living with HIV/AIDS in Lesotho.
Lesotho, which is one of the poorest countries in the world, has the third highest HIV prevalence in the world. According to the statistics, almost 41,000 children and young people under 16 years of age are living with HIV in Lesotho. As many as 36,000 of these children do not receive ARV (Antiretroviral) Therapy and suffer from this devastating epidemic.
The funds collected from Amsterdam Marathon would facilitate advanced technological options such as mobile money which would assist the children to receive transportation to travel and receive their medication, receive medical diagnosis results via mobile and sending mobile clinics to rural areas which would bring life saving care further and faster.
Speaking of the sponsorship, Mr. Mohamad AlEbrik, COO – ICT of the Ali Bin Ali Group said “We are proud to be sponsoring this event which is initiated by the Vodafone Foundation. We feel that this initiative reflects the values that our group was built on- that people are capable of incredible things. Vodafone Moyo Lesotho Challenge aims in giving children a future they would not otherwise have had, and we are honored be a part of this worthy cause. ABATS wish all the best to the team from Qatar, you carry our thoughts and wishes with you”
Marc Norris, Chief Commercial Officer of Vodafone Qatar, said: “On behalf of Vodafone Qatar, I would like to thank Ali Bin Ali Technology Solutions for their generous support of a great cause which will have a strong impact on many in a terribly deprived area of the world such as Lesotho. Our team, who will be joining other colleagues to run the marathon, was tasked with raising the highest amount of funds possible and without ABATS we wouldn’t have been able to make it.”
The much anticipated Ali Bin Ali Finance Award 2014 took place on 15th September 2014 at Oryx Rotana. More than 170 members of the finance community from all the divisions and the senior management enjoyed a sensational night of celebrations.
The Ali Bin Ali Finance Awards, which is an initiative launched in 2013 by Mr. Iftekhar Ahmad, ABA Group CFO provided a platform for recognizing individuals, teams and finance departments who took extraordinary steps to improve business functions and make a tangible difference in service excellence. The process was then implemented by the core team consisted of Mr. M.F. Ismail – Group Treasury Manager, Mr. Irfan Sikander Bawa – Finance Manager of ABA&P, Mr. Ahmed Shahrieir – Finance Manager of ABA Printing Press and Ms. Nighat Ara – Finance Administrator.
The comprehensive selection process was conducted over a span of one year by panel of judges comprised with the members of the senior management in the Ali Bin Ali Finance team along with the core members of the respective teams. The winners were selected under 7 categories. i.e. Process Improvement, Extra Mile, Innovation, Customer Service, Internal Control, Management Reporting, and External Audit.
Speaking of the event, Mr. Iftekhar Ahmad, ABA Group CFO said “We came across some great teams and individuals who were dedicated in working towards efficiency and productivity improvement enforcing the Group Vision. The ABA Finance Awards 2014 is an avenue we selected to recognize their dedication. We look forward for another exciting and challenging period next year”
The winners were awarded with trophies and certificates amidst cheers of their teams. Everyone enjoyed the gala dinner and the night came to a conclusion in high spirits.
Congratulations to all the talented winners and best wishes for another inspiring season for ABA Finance Awards program.
Eight teams from across the Ali Bin Ali Group took part in the ABA Cricket Champions tournament which was held on 12th and 13th September 2014 at Old Ideal Indian School Ground.
Spectators were treated to an exciting game as the teams gave their best performance to secure the championship. However, after an intense game, Consumer Agencies (ABAP-CAG) and Al Dana QF teams qualified for the final round.
The two teams displayed great sportsmanship as they battled for the championship. Finally the Consumer Agencies (ABAP-CAG) team won the trophy with a score of 157 over 86 points of Al Dana team.
Congratulations to ABAP-CAG for being a Cricket Team Champion, we are so proud on your excellent teamwork.