Tamimi Markets opens largest store in Dammam

Updated 28 February 2016
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Tamimi Markets opens largest store in Dammam

Tamimi Markets, one of the fastest growing supermarket chains in Saudi Arabia, opened its 30th and largest store located on Al Khaleej Road in Dammam city, Eastern Province.
Eastern Province Mayor Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Jubeir, who was the guest of honor, inaugurated the store and toured with Tariq Al-Tamimi, chairman of Tamimi Group of Companies.
The opening ceremonies were also attended by senior government officials, Tamimi Markets executives and special guests.
“This new store, opened by the Eastern Province mayor, is our 30th and largest Tamimi Markets in the Kingdom,” Tariq Al-Tamimi stated.
Mohsen Husain, CEO of Tamimi Markets, noted that the chain currently operates 30 stores and plans a total of 50 stores by 2020.
Today, the company operates in cities, including Riyadh, Alkhobar, Dammam, Doha, Jubail and Thuwal. “This 30th store continues our aggressive growth plan for Tamimi Markets with new locations soon to open in Qassim, Al-Kharaj, Hafer Al-Baten and others across the Kingdom.”
“As a 100 percent Saudi company, Tamimi Markets is actively seeking Saudi talent to train and develop for exciting careers with our rapidly growing company,” the CEO said.
He added that Saudi employees now exceed 40 percent of our total work force at Tamimi Markets and hold key positions in finance, management, distribution, security and customer service.
In addition, female Saudi employees now also surpass Ministry of Labor’s 10 percent ratio guideline for female to male Saudi personnel. Saudi citizens interested in joining Tamimi Markets are encouraged to apply at TamimiMarkets.com,” he added.
Tamimi Markets, which claims to offer a superior shopping experience, competitively priced, was recently voted as a top 100 Saudi brand two years in a row, and now marks 36 years of successful operations serving the Saudi families with quality, variety, service and competitive prices.


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.