H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, and Chairman of the current cycle of Gulf Cooperation Council, awarded Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel, President of Community Jameel, as one of the winners of the 1st GCC Excellence Award. The award was in recognition of his role in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Saudi Arabia through Community Jameel.

Present at the event was H.E. Dr. Abdul Latif Bin Rashid Al Zayani, The Secretary General of the GCC who has expressed his appreciation for GCC leaders for such a great initiative that aims to recognize the efforts of those who have generously given back to their communities and contributed to their countries’ progress and development. He also extended his thanks to Qatar for hosting the event, as it chairs the first edition of the Council.

Upon receiving the award, Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel has expressed his deepest gratitude to HRH the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for HRH’s endorsement of the nomination.

“I would like to thank the late Prince Saud Al Faisal, the former Foreign Minister, for nominating me to receive this award. I would also like to thank H.E. Adel Al Jubair, the current Foreign Minister, for his ongoing support. This award is intended for the beneficiaries of Community Jameel and for those who facilitate them. Without their invaluable efforts, we would not have come this far. This award will be a motivation to do more and further enhance social initiatives in the future,” said Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel.

The award recognized 54 nominees who represented their countries in various fields, including politics, economy, social work, medicine, sports, culture, science, and arts. The ceremony was attended by a number of VIPs from the GCC and former GCC Secretary Generals.