Al Meera Deputy CEO is Businessman of the Year
02 Jun 2016 - 2:26
DOHA: Dr Mohammed Nasser Al Qahtani (pictured), Deputy CEO of Al Meera Consumer Goods Company, has won the ‘Businessman of the Year’ award at Qatar Today Business Excellence Awards (QTBEA) ceremony.
Dr Al Qahtani deserved this recognition as a prominent Qatari businessman, following robust financial results and significant profits made by Al Meera, and the opening of several new branches along with renewal and revamping of existing ones, said the company.
Among the most prominent achievements since Dr Al Qahtani joined Al Meera in 2011 is the significant expansion with a major growth in sales in the same year that exceeded by QR1bn. In the same year, Al Meera acquired Qatar Markets Company (Giant Stores) and Al Oumara Bakery, which provided five new sale outlets in different areas totaling 15,000 square metres.
Al Meera continued in 2012 its steady growth in addition to the buying of five stores in Oman with the its partner, National Investment fund Company (NIFCO), reaching a total of 29 branches in Qatar and 5 other in Oman.
Additionally, during this year, Al Meera bought the franchise right to WHsmith, which was set for inauguration at the Ezdan Mall, Nuaija Mall and Hyatt Plaza.
The year of 2013 was recognised by the opening of two new neighbourhood malls in Nuaija and Legtaifiya. In addition, Al Meera brought easy shopping to the communities in Beverly Hills 3 and Barwa Messaimeer.
Al Meera took its chain of operations a step further that year by bringing the first Géant Hypermarket to Qatar as a result of transforming its Giant Stores at the Hyatt plaza, and turning it into a renowned international name.
While in 2014, Al Meera completed the construction of the nine new, modern community shopping malls in Qatar, while also revamping and renovating it’s already existing stores.
In 2015, the company opened 10 branches new branches that were equipped with state-of-the-art elements.The Peninsula