Lincoln voted most satisfying premium brand in AutoPacific survey

2017 Lincoln Continental
Updated 17 July 2017
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Lincoln voted most satisfying premium brand in AutoPacific survey

Owners of new Lincoln vehicles have voted Lincoln the top luxury brand, according to this year’s Vehicle Satisfaction Awards from AutoPacific, a future-orientated automotive marketing research and product-consulting firm. The awards are based on owner responses to survey questions regarding the overall ownership experience.
“The Vehicle Satisfaction Awards look at the big picture,” said George Peterson, AutoPacific president. “They measure 49 separate attributes, ranging from interior comfort and styling to fuel economy and performance. They go deeper into the heart of the ownership experience.”
This year marks the 21st anniversary of AutoPacific, which identifies the most satisfying vehicles based on survey responses from more than 54,000 owners of new 2016 and 2017 cars and light trucks.
Alex Schaeffer, director, Lincoln Middle East, said: “Regaining leadership in the premium brand category is not just a clear statement on the quality of Lincoln vehicles, but also a nod to the exemplary service we offer our customers. With the arrival of the Continental to the Middle East, Lincoln has delivered on its promise and commitment to the region to bring four vehicles in four years.”
Lincoln has, this year, regained leadership from Tesla in the premium brand category, thanks in part to the Lincoln Continental, Lincoln MKZ, and Lincoln Navigator, which were voted winners in the Luxury Car, Luxury Midsize Car, and Luxury SUV segments respectively in the AutoPacific survey.
The Lincoln Motor Company’s lineup of vehicles has the luxury segment’s highest loyalty rate among new luxury-vehicle buyers for the first quarter of 2017, based on IHS Markit Loyalty data.


ADIB becomes first bank to join UAEIIC

Updated 23 June 2018
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ADIB becomes first bank to join UAEIIC

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading financial institution, has joined the UAE International Investors Council (UAEIIC), making it the first bank in the UAE to become a member in the council. This comes following an approval from the board of directors of the UAEIIC, headed by Sultan bin Saeed Al-Mansoori, UAE minister of economy.

Through this membership, ADIB will join government decision-makers, locally and internationally, with the support of the UAE’s minster of economy, to help remove obstacles, strengthen foreign investment relations and support sustainable economic development.

Khamis Buharoon, vice chairman and acting CEO at ADIB, said: “We are proud to be the first bank to join the UAE’s Investors Council. We are also committed to the development of Emirati investments, which are critical to economic diversification and the UAE’s global economic competitiveness. Important measures have already been taken to secure support and protection and to overcome any challenges faced by Emirati investors abroad, and we look forward to playing an instrumental role in building on these efforts.”

He added: “The establishment of the UAE International Investors Council forms part of broader efforts to advance economic diversification policies that complement the expansion and growth of the UAE’s private sector as well as create a favorable environment that supports national companies investing abroad. The council provides a vital link between investors interested in promising opportunities available in countries with close ties to the UAE and governmental and semi-governmental entities to streamline the investment process. It also serves as a pillar for ensuring the protection of UAE capital abroad through advice, guidance, and logistic support.”

Jamal Saif Al-Jarwan, secretary-general of the Emirates Council for overseas investors, said: “We have the honor to join Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank as an active member of the council, which contributes to enhancing the role of the council’s working environment to support the state’s economic development and to keep pace with developments in the economic, investment and banking sectors in general, since the measure of success depended not only on financial results but also on how it dealt with the needs changing markets, innovative and sophisticated solutions that keep pace with rapid global changes and shifts in those sectors.”

He added: “Emirati investment abroad plays a vital role in more than 70 countries in the world and has a great impact on the soft and reputed power of our young state in the world, which is a great achievement and a strong demonstration of the path of investment of the Emirati investors in the right direction.”