Posted on February 17, 2019

Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) has recently signed a partnership agreement with Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co., the exclusive agent for Nissan, Infiniti, and Renault in Qatar under which the latter agreed to support two community events and wider CSR activity on cancer awareness in 2019.

The pact was signed at AZF headquarters by Mohammed Khalifa Al-Suwaidi, CEO, Aspire Zone Foundation, and Hisham Saleh Al Mana, Chairman and Managing Director, Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co.

The signing ceremony also attracted several dignitaries from both parties, including Abdulla Nasser Al Naemi, Director General, Aspire Logistics; Mohammed Mubarak Al-Kuwari, Chief Marketing Officer, AZF; Nasser Abdulla Al Hajri, PR and Comms Director, AZF; Azzam Al Mannai, Marketing Director, AZF; and from Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group: Abdullah Al Amir, Head of Public Relations; Hussein Wehbe, Senior Administration Manager; Martin Aherne, General Manager – Automotive; and Omar El Mohtadi – Marketing Manager – Nissan. This partnership agreement will cement the long-standing collaboration for the third year in a row between the two parties and will provide a framework for supporting future events.

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Commenting on the partnership pact, Mohammed Khalifa Al-Suwaidi, CEO, Aspire Zone Foundation, said: “The wide range of socially-focused work we undertake with our partners reflects the importance of partnerships between the public and private sectors in Qatar. The agreement we signed with Saleh Al Hamed Al Mana today will provide a broad new framework for further cooperation and will enable us to attract more participants and expand our CSR programmes further. This is an exciting milestone in our long-standing relationship. "I would like to thank everyone at AZF and SHM Co. who have made this partnership such a success over recent years. It is a collaboration we are keen to continue developing long into the future.”

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Meanwhile, Hisham Saleh Al Mana, Chairman and Managing Director, Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co. said: “We are proud to sponsor Aspire’s events for a 3rd year in a row as part of our group’s core values in promoting healthy living through sports. He added: “Supporting CSR initiatives is also a very important aspect we are fully involved in as a way of giving back and engaging with our community in topics that affect the lives of Qataris and expats alike. Aspire Zone is the largest incubator of sporting, recreational and social events in the country, reflecting the value that national institutions can add to society. Cooperation with leading organisations such as Aspire only adds to the range and depth of experiences we can offer.”

Aspire Zone has a unique and diverse CSR program that aims to maintain a healthy and sustainable lifestyle for future generations through community initiatives ranging from energy conservation initiatives to empowerment programs for people with special needs.