Petromin inks new partnership deal with Hyundai and Al-Majdouie

Updated 11 April 2015
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Petromin inks new partnership deal with Hyundai and Al-Majdouie

Petromin Corporation, Saudi Arabia’s leading oil marketing company has signed a five-year partnership with Hyundai and Al-Majdouie to serve its premium motor oils at all Hyundai service centers in the Eastern Region.
The contract signing ceremony, in which executives and senior managers from both organizations took part, was held in Alkhobar.
Petromin Corporation CEO Samir Nawar said the occasion marked the beginning of a progressive partnership between both organizations.
Petromin has expanded and diversified its business over the years and is a house of opportunity for auto dealers in strengthening their after sales services, utilizing the Petromin Express service centers and its other retail outlets under Petromin, etc.
Petromin fuel stations are another emerging leader in the modern fuel outlets, as being one of the only two companies authorized to setup fuel outlets on Kingdom highways.
Sameer A. Fakeeh, EVP, domestic sales Petromin, said the relationship between Petromin and Al-Majdouie spans decades and he has been looking forward to serve them for years to come
Yousef Al-Majdouie, CEO Al-Majdouie Autos, expressed his confidence over the partnership. “Petromin has been a long-standing partner and we are confident that this cooperation will back up the high standard performance of Hyundai cars and the after sales service provided by Al-Majdouie,” he added.
The contract also covers the supply of Petromin premium diesel engine oils to Al-Majdouie Logistics for the next five years.


Alef Education launches first project in US

From right, Geoffrey Alphonso, CEO of Alef Education; Geoffrey Canada, president of the Harlem Children’s Zone and chairman of NexGen Education; and Hanut Singh, CEO of NexGen Education and CEO of QBS Learning.
Updated 17 October 2018
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Alef Education launches first project in US

Alef Education, a UAE-based education technology company, has announced the launch of its Alef education system in the US.

The system will be used at Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) schools in New York city, starting Oct. 15.

The Alef education system brings together a blend of the latest technology and pedagogical approaches geared toward learners of today. A key component of the system is the “Alef Platform,” which has three main pillars: 

•A fun and easy-to-use digital learning environment 

•High-quality digital content developed to engage and stimulate learning with a blend of videos, interactivities and games. 

•Real time data provided within each lesson to truly enable educators to support personalized learning and identify student strengths and weaknesses. 

The partnership between Alef Education and the Harlem Children’s Zone schools started in 2017 when leaders of those organizations met. The meeting included a review of best practices in pedagogy, instructional design, the use of technology, and the best ways to identify difficult concepts and detect struggling students early using data. 

Alef Education identified NexGen, an education technology startup based in New York City, as its US-based partner to carry forward the implementation of the program at the Harlem Children’s Zone schools and other school systems across the US. 

Geoffrey Alphonso, chief executive of Alef Education, said: “As a leading education technology company, we want to play a significant role in the creation of the next generation of innovative individuals around the world, and continue to provide the latest innovations in artificial intelligence-based and technology-driven education solutions within a holistic education system.” 

He added: “The implementation of our innovative education system in the Harlem Children’s Zone schools in New York city speaks of a quantum leap in our long-term mission to leverage technology to provide students with the personalized education they need to succeed, while also empowering teachers with real-time, actionable data.” 

Geoffrey Canada, president of the Harlem Children’s Zone schools in New York and chairman of NexGen Education, named one of the world’s most influential people by Time magazine and as one of the 50 greatest leaders by Fortune magazine, said: “We are pleased to welcome Alef Education’s innovative education system into our schools in New York as of October 2018. Education systems across the world are witnessing unprecedented transformations and a transition to a more dynamic education based on new technologies. In this context, we have decided to adopt this program to further enrich the resources available to our students to ensure they have access to the best the digital education industry has to offer.”