Mansour Group supports global efforts to combat Coronavirus
Companies across the Group contribute US$11m to aid the fight against Covid‑19
May 22, 2020, Cairo / London
The Mansour Group (or “the Group”), a global, family-owned conglomerate with over 60,000 employees and a presence in more than 100 countries, has increased its charitable and philanthropic activities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The new donations, which have a combined value of around US$11m, and other measures taken by various subsidiary units demonstrate the Group’s overarching commitment to supporting local communities in the geographies in which it operates.
- Al Mansour Automotive, one of the largest General Motors dealers in the world, has donated US$3.2m (50m Egyptian pounds) to the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population to support the purchasing of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical professionals, ambulances, ventilators and other medical equipment and supplies. Furthermore, Al Mansour Automotive is providing Egyptian doctors and medical staff’s cars with free services if they are of the manufacturers that the company distributes for a period of three months.
- Palm Hills Developments, a leading real estate developer listed on both the Egyptian Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange, provided one of its hotel properties in Cairo as a quarantine centre and has pledged to cover the expenses of patients, medical teams and staff hosted there (valued approximately at US$4m). In addition, it has donated US$320,000 (5m Egyptian pounds) to the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population and a further US$158,000 (2.5m Egyptian pounds) to address the needs of 10,000 families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Al Mansour Holding Company for Financial Investments (“MHCFI”), Egypt’s largest distribution group, has contributed around US$3.3m (51.5m Egyptian pounds), of which US$1.6m was donated personally by Mr. Youssef Mansour, Co-Chairman of the Mansour Group, to support the Egyptian government’s response to the Covid-19. The contribution consists of a US$1.6m donation to the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population to support hospitals treating fever and chest patients, a donation of US$635,000 to the Tahya Misr fund, and a contribution of 200,000 cartons of food, valued at over US$1m, via MHCFI-owned retail chains Metro & Kheir Zaman to health workers and families financially impacted by the virus.
- Manfoods, the exclusive McDonald’s franchise holder in Egypt, has provided over 120,000 medical supplies, including surgical masks, medical gowns and protective goggles, to quarantine hospitals in Egypt. In addition, McDonald’s Egypt is providing twice-weekly meals to medical staff in quarantine across six governorates.
- Mansour Automotive Company (“MAC”) East Africa, the official Isuzu dealer for Uganda, donated US$21,000 (80m Ugandan Shillings) and 10 Hero motorcycles, worth US$10,000, to the Ugandan Ministry of Health to support its fight against Covid-19. MAC Ghana also donated 10 Chevrolet Cobalt vehicles to the country’s Covid-19 Task Force.
Mr. Mohamed Mansour, Co-Chairman of the Mansour Group, said: “On behalf of the Mansour Group, I’d like to thank those who are on the frontline fighting this virus. We are extremely grateful for the sacrifices being made across the globe.
“We view the contributions we are making during this challenging period as our duty and we are proud to be carrying them out. It has always been part of our philosophy to give back to those in the communities in which we maintain a presence. We hope that our humble contributions help to secure the health and safety of the people in these communities. We will continue to provide additional support in other countries we operate.”
Mr. Youssef Mansour, Co-Chairman of the Mansour Group, said: “We have made a number of contributions and implemented initiatives across our companies as we look to support across the communities in which we operate. We stand in solidarity with the world in fighting this virus and are happy to perform our duty supporting efforts to combat it.”
Mr. Yasseen Mansour, Chairman of Palm Hills Developments, said: “The world is currently going through an unprecedented crisis that requires us to lend our support in overcoming Covid-19. The support we have provided is a small part of returning the favour to geographies where the Mansour Group has enjoyed success. We stand ready to continue to provide assistance where we are able to.”