11 March 2019
Doha, Qatar: Commercial Bank, the title sponsor of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, has successfully concluded a fantastic run of educational and promotional events as part of the international golf tournament which took place at the Doha Golf Club over the weekend.
The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters is an annual golf tournament that is part of the European Tour, where many of the world’s top golfers competed on Doha Golf Club’s challenging desert-style championship course, which is one of the longest par 72 courses on the tour. Commercial Bank’s sponsorship of the Qatar Masters provided not only a world-class sporting tournament to visitors, but also a range of exciting hospitality and entertainment for adults and children.
As part of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, guests visited three different Commercial Bank hospitality chalets. At the Public Village, Commercial Bank’s tent showcased several entertainment and educational activities for the visitors, where children had the chance to play games and guests could watch the tournament and enjoy the atmosphere.
VIP guests attending the tournament also visited the exclusive Commercial Bank Majlis which overlooked the impeccable main field. Visitors to Commercial Bank’s Majlis included a remarkable number of VIPs, including: H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saleh Al Sada, former Minister of Energy and Industry, ambassadors from the United Kingdom, India, Serbia, Belgium, Netherlands, Turkey, Kenya, Argentina and Canada, Dr Thani Bin Abdulrahman Al Kuwari, the Second Vice-President of the Qatar Olympic Committee, Jassim Al Buenain Secretary General of the Olympic Committee, Bader Al Darwish Chairman and Managing Director of Darwish Holding, Keith Bailey, CEO of the European Union for Golf Professionals, Director of the European Association, Nasser Al Khater, Chief Executive Officer of the 2022 World Cup, Machaille Al Naimi, President of Community Development at Qatar Foundation, Abdulrahman Al Mannai, President and CEO of Milaha, Mohammed Jumah Al Kuwari, Director of the CEO Office at Qatar Museums, Alistair Routledge, President and General Manager for ExxonMobil Qatar, Omar Al Fardan, Managing Director of Commercial Bank, Joseph Abraham, Group CEO of Commercial Bank, Sheikh Faisal Bin Fahad Bin Jassim Al Thani, Commercial Bank board member, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Fahad Al Thani of Gulf Hotels Company Group, Hassan Nasser Al Nuaimi, President of the Qatar Golf Federation, Fahad Nasser Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Qatar Golf Federation, Mohammed Ibrahim Al Mohanadi, Deputy Secretary General at the Qatar Golf Association, Mohammed Khalifa Al Suwaidi, Aspetar Director General and CEO of Aspire Zone Foundation and Nasser Al Attiyah, Vice President of Federation Internationale D’Automobile (FIA) and a number of dignitaries.
To encourage a buzz around the unique sport, in the past month, Commercial Bank has organized several mini-golf activities and promotional campaigns across the country and social media channels. The Bank has also hosted several events for over 5000 students ranging from a variety of schools and universities in Qatar, and malls such as Villaggio and Doha Festival City. At the Doha Golf Club, professional Qatari football player AlMoez Ali visited the Public Village to spend time with over 120 children from 5 different schools, where they participated in a variety of sporting activities. Through its campaign, Commercial Bank also enhanced public knowledge about golf and contributed to raising awareness about the sport and the internationally-renowned tournament.
On the side-lines of the tournament, the Higher Committee for the 22nd Commercial Bank Qatar Masters took the opportunity to invite local businesswomen to attend a lunch at the exclusive Commercial Bank Majlis at the Doha Golf Club as part of International Women’s Day celebrations. Building on this year’s theme of #BalanceForBetter, the Bank celebrated achievements of inspirational women in Qatar, highlighting their successful contributions in a variety of fields. The event, which was also attended by several ambassadors’ wives, falls under the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility vision which is an integral part of Commercial Bank’s business, in line with its support of the human development pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030.
Commercial Bank Group CEO, Joseph Abraham, commented: “The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters has become a significant part of Qatar’s exciting sports calendar, growing in popularity over the years. The Bank continues to ensure that global events which take place in Qatar create a positive impact on the local community, as seen through our active participation in raising awareness about the sport as well as providing young students and the public with key tips about golf. We are grateful for the support of all those who contributed to making this year a huge success.”
Hussein Al-Abdullah, EGM, Chief Marketing Officer, commented: “We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our colleagues at Qatar Olympic Committee, Qatar Golf Association and Doha Golf Club and the European Tour for their cooperation in contributing to this successful event for the 14th year running, and I’d like to offer my congratulations to Justin Harding.”