Doha, 09th March 2023 - Qatar Insurance Group (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA Region was honored for its role as an official sponsor of the fifth edition of the Samla race during the 2023 Samla awards ceremony that was held last Tuesday honoring the champions, sponsors and the entities that contributed to the success of annual national endurance competition. The sponsorship comes as part of the Group's corporate social responsibility and its keenness to support the national sports agenda.
Accepting the award on behalf of QIC was Mr. Rashid Al-Buainain, Group Chief Administrative Officer of QIC, who said on the sponsorship in an interview with Al-Kas sports channel, “For all the success that Qatar Insurance Group has achieved over the years, we have not lost sight of our social responsibility. CSR is a core component of our corporate personality. This comes in recognition of the position that QIC occupies as a leading Qatari company which demands that we play an active role in supporting the country's sports and cultural agendas. More broadly, this in inspired by and in support of the wise and holistic vision of our country’s leadership within the framework of achieving the human development pillar, one of the four main pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030'.
The event was attended by a number of dignitaries including Mr. Azzam Al-Mannai, CEO of the Organizing Committee of the Samla Race and Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, Director General of the Cultural Village Foundation, Katara, the strategic partner of the race, other partners and the participating champions.
Coming in first place is Abdulaziz Saud Abdul Aziz Al-Rasheed Al-Tamimi whose completion time is 17:35:58, while Ibrahim Abdullah Ali Mohammed Al-Harami came in second place with 17:46:29, and Tamim Jamal Jaham Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari in third place with completion time of 18:16:09.
Qatar Insurance Group congratulates the winners, participants and the organizers of the fifth edition of the Samla race and acknowledges that it has succussed in instilling in Qatari youth values of courage, perseverance and resilience in the face of challenges and difficulties.