Darwish Holding honors 35 year career of Co-worker Mr John D’Silva on his retirement

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Published December 13th, 2011 - 05:50 GMT
During the honoring
During the honoring

Darwish Holding honored one of their longest-serving co-workers, Mr John D’Silva, Sales Manager in Watches and Jewelery  Division, on his retirement after 34 years of loyal service.  

The evening celebration was held at the Diplomatic Club, Doha on Sunday 11th December when Mr Bader Darwish, Chairman, presented John with a certificate of tenure, an official thank you letter from the company for his devotion and a long service award. The event was also attended by Senior Management; Managers and colleagues.. 

Mr. Bader Darwish, Chairman, said: “We thank John for his outstanding commitment to our company over 34 years, during which time he has made such a valuable contribution to our Watches and Jewelery Division. John joined the company in 1977 as assistant sales representative in Watches and has since risen through the ranks to be promoted to Sales Manager. At Darwish Holding we take care of our employees and offer them great career opportunities, of which they can be proud. Whilst it is sad to see John leave us, we will always remember his dedication over so many years.” 

He added: “Part of our company’s culture is to employ and develop the brightest and most visionary people. We always strive to access world class talent and apply “Best Practice” management systems.” 

Mr. John D’Silva replied: “For me it has always been an  honor and a pleasure to serve at Darwish Holding over the years. I am fiercely proud to have been a part of such a distinguished establishment where I was privileged to meet the dignitaries of Qatar with our Chairman’s kind assistance. Darwish Holding is like a home from home to me. As I leave my workplace of 35 years, I extend my heartfelt wishes to the Darwish family and Darwish Holding that they may they enjoy even more success far into the future. I thank you all again.”

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Darwish Holding

Darwish Holding manages a portfolio of prominent companies that offer high-quality products and exceptional services to the people, businesses and the State of Qatar. Founded in the 1920s Darwish Holding swiftly expanded and now has diversified business interests across a spectrum of industries including consumer distribution, investment,retail, real estate, business services, and technology. Featuring 800 employees from 25 nationalities and representing over 100 major brands, Darwish Holding has carved a desirable reputation in the region.

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