H.E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al-Thani honored as CSR Person of the Year 2017

QU held a ceremony to launch the 6th edition of Qatar CSR Report and the second CSR exhibition under the theme Citizenship.

During the ceremony, H.E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al-Thani, Minister of Economy and Commerce, was honored as CSR Person of the Year 2017 in recognition of the ministry’s role in launching innovative initiatives that enhanced the national economy and supported the country’s efforts towards ensuring the welfare of its citizens and residents.

CSR experts Ms Buthaina Al-Ansari, Sheikha Sara Al Thani and Ms Dana Al Anzy received the CSR Innovation Award. Leading companies and community representatives who are leaders in CSR were also honored.

The report, which is issued by QU in partnership with Qatar CSR Network, is supported by the Ministry of Foreign, Qatar Media Corporation and Qatar Post. It is part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between QU and Qatar CSR Network. It documents the achievements of national organizations in CSR, and monitors progress in social development and the objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030. This year’s edition focuses on the efforts and achievements of local corporations and their success in overcoming the blockade.

A number of leading organizations supported and contributed in the report — Al Faisal Holding, Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji), Astad, Asthma Qatar Network, Baladna, Commercial Bank, Contraco WLL, Dlala Holding, EBLA Corp, embassies of India, Spain and South Korea, Es’hailSat, Hamad Medical Corporation, KPMG, Manateq, MH Al Mana Group, Ministry of Economy and Commerce, Oxy Qatar, Primary Health Care Corporation, Public Works Authority Ashghal, Qatar Cool, Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority, Qatar International Islamic Bank, Qatar Primary Materials Company, Sahtak Awalan, Sasol, Seib Insurance, Sharq Law Firm, Spirit of Qatar, and United Development Company.

The award ceremony also featured the second CSR exhibition during which visitors and students interacted with representatives of the public and private sectors and got insight into the various experiences of leaders in the business industry. It also featured the unveiling of a painted picture of the person of the year by a reputable painter to be held permanently at a dedicated place on the QU campus in addition to granting a trophy and a certificate made of fine wood.

Source: Qatar University