Ernst & Young to present H.E. Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani with Lifetime Achievement Award
Doha 15 October 2012: H.E. Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Ezdan Real Estate will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Ernst & Young’s Growing Beyond Summit 2012 on October 16 at the Ritz-Carlton in Doha. The award is in recognition of his contributions to the industry and economy in the State of Qatar. It will be presented by Mark Otty, Managing Partner, Ernst & Young Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA).
Accepting the award, H.E. Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani, says: “I am honored to accept this special award from Ernst & Young. Ezdan will continue to be committed to the industry in the region and to the communities it operates in. Our success lies with the opportunities that the leaders of Qatar offered to the business community and the hard work of every one at Ezdan.”
Firas Qoussous, Managing Partner, Ernst & Young Qatar, says: “Over the last 50 years, H.E. Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani has managed to create one of the largest real estate development companies in the region. His vision and management philosophy turned Ezdan into an influential player in the real estate sector. Its great success has made Ezdan one of Qatar’s most established and successful real estate development and management companies.”
Originally known as Thani Bin Abdullah Housing Group, Ezdan became a limited liability company in 1993. In 2006 the Group’s real estate investments were transferred to a new entity known as the Iskan Real Estate Company. In 2006, its name was changed to Ezdan Real Estate Company and it became a Qatari shareholding company, launching on the Qatar Securities Market in 2008. At present Ezdan’s share capital amounts to QAR 26.525 billion, which is the largest capital nominal value of a company listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange.