HHA celebrates 50 years of partnership with Mazda

A ceremony was held in Jeddah to commemorate the occasion.
Updated 21 October 2018

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.”

Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

Updated 17 April 2019

Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

The Top CEO Conference & Awards 2019, organized by TRENDS magazine — Mediaquest and international business school INSEAD, has concluded at the Al-Areen Palace and Spa in Bahrain. The event, held on Thursday, included seven key panel discussions under the theme “Growth in a Volatile Future” as well as the Top CEO Awards 2019 ceremony, which recognized the region’s most successful and trendsetting CEOs from more than 700 companies listed on GCC stock exchanges.

Top business leaders and more than 30 speakers from across the GCC shed light on the Middle East’s dynamic but volatile region and the burning issues facing the corporate world today. This year’s theme focused on a score of relevant issues, such as oil price fluctuations, tech disruptions, armed and political schisms that pose new risks, and opportunities. Speakers such as renowned economist Professor Nouriel Roubini provided growth solutions and road maps for businesses in the GCC region.

Alexandre Hawari, CEO of Mediaquest, said: “In its fifth edition, the Top CEO Conference & Awards fully encapsulated the theme of ‘Growth in a Volatile Future’ by acknowledging and exploring the growth transformation that the region is undergoing through digitalization and the fourth industrial revolution amid geopolitical tensions, looming trade wars and a rapidly evolving business environment. Building on the huge success of the previous years, the Top CEO Awards 2019 recognized CEOs and companies who have raised the bar by navigating challenges, implementing new strategies, and have demonstrated unquestionable growth, profitability and excellence in corporate governance.”

The conference kicked off with an opening keynote from Jassim Al-Seddiqi, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Financial Group and chairman of GFH Financial Group, who delved into the potential of transforming the region into a fintech hub and the importance of jumping on the digital bandwagon. 

The prime panel discussion on the “Future of Growth Amid Volatility” brought together five CEOs who explored methods to create future-proof strategies that can not only tackle challenges but also boost growth in a tough geopolitical and economic climate. 

Hisham Al-Rayes, CEO and board member of the GFH Financial Group, said: “Investing in the future in areas such as fintech, education and technology, the foundations for strong, enduring knowledge-based economies, is a priority for the group and the governments of the region in which we invest.”

“The Blockchain Opportunity” and “The Human Factor and Tech Innovation” panels brought together industry experts from Facebook, the Bahrain FinTech Bay and King Abdul Aziz University. 

“The Future of Women’s Business Leadership” panel discussed positive strides taken by GCC governments and businesses in leveling the playing field for women professionals.