Celebrating the creations of yet another local talent, Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Galeries Lafayette Doha has launched luxury abaya brand Malachite by Qatari designer Amna Abdulwahab. Founded in 2017 in Doha, Malachite offers elegant handmade couture abaya using the finest silk, the best Swarovski crystals and the most exquisite pearls.
The boutique was ceremoniously launched on November 21, 2019 where the guests enjoyed the first look of Malachite’s Capsule Collection created exclusively for Galeries Lafayette Doha, while sipping on some Arabic coffee. The perfectly set Arabic ambiance reflected the brand’s philosophy that luxury is an experience.
Addressing her audience, Amna Abdulwahab said: “We are glad to be a part of Galeries Lafayette Doha, especially because we share the Parisian Department Store’s vision of bringing together art and culture. This collaboration will introduce a new chapter in the world of abaya fashion. Malachite is all about empowering women as we believe that with the right abaya, you can conquer the world.”
The name Malachite means a stone of balance, abundance, manifestation and intention. It represents personal growth and abundance of spirit. The signature green color of the brand symbolizes the rich and verdant hues of nature in full bloom.
The luxury brand’s vision and interest in details is portrayed in the fine selection of accessories and embellishments and delicate designs that manifest the luxurious experience of abaya couture. Their distinguished work ensures excellence and a touch of finesse and couture in the making of abayas.
Celebrating the successful completion of the Ali Bin Ali (ABA) & Harvard Manage Mentor Program, ABA Holding’s HR Department organized a certification ceremony for 56 staff members from different divisions who graduated with flying colors.
At an exclusive event held on October 31, 2019 at Em Sherif Restaurant, the graduates were awarded certificates and appreciated for achieving professional recognition. Apart from the 56 awardees, present at the event was Group Human Resources General Manager Aldrine Austine Fernandez and other senior representatives from the management.
The event began with a pictorial recap of Ali Bin Ali Holding and Harvard Business School Publishing’s journey through the Harvard Manage Mentor Program. The months of effort put in by the students was reflected in the story.
Opening the event, Group Learning and Development Manager Eleni Ntoulaveri congratulated the graduates and said: “We are extremely proud of our staff who have put in additional effort, above and beyond their highly demanding jobs, to elevate their skills and knowledge. It is very satisfying to see how the number of graduates every year is consistently increasing. An organization is only as good as its people and Ali Bin Ali Holding is always keen on investing in the potential of its employees.”
This was followed by a ceremony where certificates were handed over to each of the graduates by the GMs and COOs of different divisions.
Ali Bin Ali Holding presented the certificates in collaboration with Harvard Business School Publishing to acknowledge completion and understanding of the principles, approaches and best practices presented in Ali Bin Ali & Harvard Manage Mentor.
The program was part of the company’s efforts to support its employees by providing an opportunity to attend professional training and achieve certification with the Institute of Certified Professional Managers. Marking it a perfect ending, the evening concluded with the guests socializing and enjoying some light snacks.
We congratulate the graduates and wish them all the best!
Ali Bin Ali Holding organized the special ‘Lights-off’ campaign as part of the group’s CSR activities and support for Qatar Sustainability Week 2019, organized by the Qatar Green Building Council under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.
The campaign was in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.
As part of the program, all lights in the 11-storey Head Office building of the company were switched off every day of the Sustainability Week (October 26 – November 3) for two hours, from 9pm to 11pm.
Speaking about the initiative, The Group Corporate Communications Manager Mr. Imad Hashim said: “Ali Bin Ali Holding is always keen to support all endeavors to save the environment and raise awareness among its employees about the same. The week-long initiative served as a unique and distinguishing platform to promote a culture of sustainability and showcase ABA’S support towards achieving the nation’s sustainable development goals.”