2015 Winter Ball Charity Foundation Gala Dinner – Ritz Carlton Hotel Moscow

Nov 24, 2015

MOSCOW, 21st of November 2015

For the third consecutive year, the GK Investment Holding Chairman and founder of the Luxury goods line GHRIBI, was proud to lend his support to the Winter Ball Charitable Foundation. As in past years, Kamel Ghribi was both main sponsor and donor at the event. Ever a firm believer in the importance of philanthropy and non-profit, unaffiliated fund raising, Kamel believes that those who enjoy great success in business have a duty to use their sphere of influence to benefit those who need it most, regardless of creed, colour or provenance. In the case of the Winter Ball Foundation, the funds raised will go towards supporting paediatric oncological research and the treatment of children who would otherwise have difficulty gaining access to assistance.

The current climate of tension and hostility, made this year’s event all the more pertinent, as it proved to the world the importance of projects that promote dialogue and peaceful co-existence between different cultures and beliefs. The Winter Ball is proof that understanding and harmony is not only possible but also practised by the majority. Indeed, Kamel Ghribi used this unique event to highlight the necessity of presenting the Arab world abroad, through “positive contributions to counter the negative image some quarters have been trying to draw about the Arabs, particularly in Europe.”The fact that this year’s gala ball was attended by numerous Arab foreign ambassadors, diplomats, representatives of major banks and industrial conglomerates, presented an excellent opportunity to convey this important message.

As ever, everyone’s hard work and generous goodwill made for a most successful evening and goes to prove that the essence of charity is to bring people together in harmony for the greater good. To this end, Mr. Kamel Ghribi gathered very important people from Russia, France, Tunisia, USA, UAE, the Sultanate of Oman, in support of the Winter Ball at the Ritz Carlton, Moscow; not only to promote peace, goodwill and harmony, but also through compassion, benefaction and the desire to support the most vulnerable elements of society in these difficult times when it would be so easy to forget.

 

Photos:

1 - At the Moscow Winter Ball with His Excellency Mr. Yousuf Issa Al Zadjali, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sultanate of Oman to the Russian Federation his wife Mrs. Al Zadjali and Chairman Kamel Ghribi.
2 - Chairman Kamel Ghribi with His Excellency Abdulaziz Al-Adwani, the State of Kuwait Ambassador to the Russian Federation and Italian Consul Genral Piergabriele Papadia de Bottini.
3 - Chairman Kamel Ghribi with Kuwaiti Ambassador, His Excellency Abdulaziz Al-Adwani and His Excellency Ali Goutali, Tunisian Ambassador to the Russian Federation in Moscow.