HHA celebrates 50 years of partnership with Mazda

A ceremony was held in Jeddah to commemorate the occasion.
Updated 21 October 2018
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HHA celebrates 50 years of partnership with Mazda

Hajji Husein Alireza (HHA) celebrated five decades of its successful strategic partnership with Japanese auto giant Mazda Motors, which granted the company exclusive dealership rights for its vehicles in Saudi Arabia nearly  50 years ago. 

A ceremony was held in Jeddah to commemorate the occasion, which was attended by Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, president of the Saudi Federation of Automobiles and Motorcycles; Mazen Batterjee, vice president of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI); Sheikh Amin Abulhasan, HHA chairman; senior officials and partners of the two companies as well as media representatives.

Hiroshi Inoue, managing executive officer of Mazda Motors, presented a shield of appreciation to Hajji Husein Alireza for its efforts in supporting the Mazda brand in the Saudi market.

In his speech, Ali Hussein Alireza, managing director of HHA, said: “We take pride in the longstanding partnership with Mazda Motors as well as the supportive and motivational work environment. The real secret behind our success is our solid relationship with our customers and our great love for the brand, throughout 50 years of achievements.”


Middlesex University Dubai doctorate for LuLu chairman

The UAE’s Minister of Tolerance Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan awarded the doctorate to Yusuff Ali M.A., LuLu Group chairman and managing director.
Updated 20 November 2018
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Middlesex University Dubai doctorate for LuLu chairman

Middlesex University Dubai recently conferred an honorary doctorate on businessman and philanthropist Yusuff Ali M.A., LuLu Group chairman and managing director. The UAE’s Minister of Tolerance Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan was the chief guest of the graduation event. 

While addressing the graduates and dignitaries, Sheikh Nahyan stressed the importance of education, which he said defines the character of an individual. Sheikh Nahyan further said that investing in education is like investing in the future, which also shapes the values of citizens. He urged students to continuously learn as it is a never-ending process. 

Sheikh Nahyan congratulated Ali on receiving the honorary doctorate, saying: “Yusuff Ali played an important role in strengthening the relationship between India and the UAE and for setting benchmarks in entrepreneurial leadership.”

He praised Ali’s “commitment to fellow human beings” and described him as a person with an “impressive record of achievements.”

More than 300 students were also awarded graduation degrees by Sheikh Nahyan. Also present on the occasion were Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Hamad Abdulla Al-Shamsi, chairman of Amanat Holding, and other dignitaries.