Jotun showcases expertise at First Saudi Maritime Congress

Updated 07 December 2014
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Jotun showcases expertise at First Saudi Maritime Congress

Jotun, which claims to be the Kingdom’s number one paint manufacturer and recognized worldwide as a major provider of coating solutions to the global marine fleet, participated in First Saudi Maritime Congress held on Nov. 25-26 in Dammam.
The event was inaugurated by minister of transport and chairman of Saudi Ports Authority who visited Jotun’s booth at the accompanying exhibition.
Jotun is best-known in the maritime industry for its hull performance solutions (HPS) and anti-fouling solutions, the answer to performance marine coating.
HPS, which was the key highlight of Jotun’s display at the event, measures hull performance along with guaranteed maximum speed loss and fuel efficiency.
Commenting, David Wright, managing director, Jotun Saudia, said: “As Jotun is recognized worldwide as a leading provider of coating solutions to the global marine fleet, the Maritime Exhibition held alongside the First Saudi Maritime Congress was an excellent opportunity to meet with current and potential clients and gave us a unique opportunity to showcase our products and explain how they can save costs and fuel while exerting a beneficial effect on the environment.”
The condition of a ship’s underwater hull surface has a substantial impact on its energy efficiency – both at the new build stage and for the vessel in operation. Around one-tenth of the world fleet’s fuel consumption can be attributed to deterioration in hull and propeller performance. This translates into around $30 billion in annual additional fuel costs and around 0.3 percent of all man-made carbon emissions.
Jotun’s hull performance solutions have been designed to make it easy to maximize hull performance and thereby reduce both fuel cost and greenhouse gas emissions. The solutions combine state-of-the-art antifouling and application technologies with reliable performance measurements and high performance guarantees.


360-degree mentoring to boost Saudi social enterprise sector

Updated 23 May 2019
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360-degree mentoring to boost Saudi social enterprise sector

The King Khalid Foundation (KKF) and Mowgli Mentoring have collaborated to strengthen the growing social enterprise sector in the Kingdom through the provision of 360-degree mentoring, which will support the personal and professional development of social entrepreneurs. The EMCC-accredited mentoring organization is working to built the capacity of Saudi mentors by instilling best mentoring practices and sharing experiences from its 10-year work around the world.

Globally, the concept of social entrepreneurship is increasingly gaining momentum and positive attention as it combines commerce with social good, allowing entrepreneurs to go beyond profit to positively impact communities and societies. Supporting these entrepreneurs, therefore, is in line with the KKF’s vision, which is to have a Saudi society with equal opportunities.

The KKF’s collaboration with Mowgli resulted in the creation of the Athar (Impact) Mentoring Program.

This program aims to build and increase the capacity of Saudi mentors, and equip them with the necessary tools to be able to provide mentorship, support and guidance to social entrepreneurs in the Kingdom. Matching mentors with social entrepreneurs and managing their mentorship relationships is a key benefit of the program.

To commence the mentoring program, Mowgli recently delivered a four-day workshop in the KKF premises in Riyadh. Fourteen professionals and business leaders received training to be 360-degree mentors before being matched with 14 social entrepreneurs. Both groups were provided with the guidelines to build solid foundations for their 1-2-1 mentoring relationships. In addition, the matched pairs will be supported over a duration of six months, during which structured on-going support will be provided to ensure that trust-based and impactful mentoring relationships are developed.

Mowgli Mentoring’s CEO Kathleen Bury said: “We see this program supporting the three themes on which the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 was built upon: Developing a vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation. By supporting social entrepreneurs, we’re working toward achieving the Kingdom’s economic aspirations of increasing SME GDP contribution by 20–30 percent by 2030. We are, therefore, excited to be back in Saudi Arabia and are honored to be working with the King Khalid Foundation in delivering this program, and building Saudi Arabia’s mentoring capacity to sustainably support change-makers and their surrounding ecosystems for years to come.”

The key to developing entrepreneurship and fostering economic development lies in having a well-balanced ecosystem with equal investment in four key pillars: Environment (schooling, parenting), finance (working capital, debt and equity financing), infrastructure (incubators, accelerators, utilities and sound legal frameworks) and human capital development (mentoring, skills and knowledge development). Mowgli supports the latter and has successfully delivered more than 110 mentoring programs across the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.