ITL World opens first office in Kuwait

Updated 28 March 2016
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ITL World opens first office in Kuwait

ITL World, the region’s major travel management company, opened its first office in Kuwait at the Safat Center in Kuwait City on March 21.
Sideek Ahmed, chairman and MD of Eram Group, the parent company of ITL, inaugurated the new office in the presence of the ambassadors of Australia, Albania, India, Mexico and Uzbekistan, and country heads of leading airlines in Kuwait.
This is ITL World’s 36th office in the region, which is on its way to achieving the company’ s plans of establishing a chain of fully owned and operated offices across the GCC.
Rated as the fifth most powerful travel management company in the Middle East by Arabian Travel News, ITL World has been catering to a wide portfolio of clientele across Asia and the Middle East since the company’ s founding over 30 years ago.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to operate in Kuwait and offer ITL World’s unique flavor of travel services to clients in both the corporate and leisure segments across Kuwait,” said Ahmed.
The ambassadors of India, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Laos, South Africa, Swaziland, Albania and Uzbekistan, as well as Rashed Al-Adwani, deputy Minister of Europe department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, diplomats from Australia, Czech Republic, Mexico, Malawi and Bhutan, and airline representatives and top management of ITL, media personnel and a large gathering of well-wishers attended the inaugural ceremony.
Ahmed said, “As a leading travel management company with presence across Asia, Middle East and Europe, we value this opportunity to begin our operations here in Kuwait.”
ITL World, which recently inaugurated its regional contact center in Dubai, unveiled Holiday Connoisseur, its travel product, which adds to its other travel and event management brands such as Miceminds, Arabian Experience and EduVoyage, at the reception.


Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Updated 23 April 2019
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Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Global biopharmaceutical company Allergan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with King Saud University (KSU) that focuses on developing a robust student-exchange program by facilitating training opportunities for Saudi nationals.

The agreement was signed by Ramsey Morad, Allergan’s vice president for India, Middle East and Africa, and Dr. Aws Al-Shamsan, dean of the College of Pharmacy at the university. The MoU is in line with the Kingdom’s overall efforts to drive more cooperation levels between the public and private sectors, with the underlying objective to integrate Saudi nationals into various fields within the health-care sector.

Under the agreement, Allergan will provide training courses on an annual basis for students at the College of Pharmacy as well as programs to develop their scientific and medical knowledge and align them to international industry best practices. Students will be assessed according to set parameters, and the top performers will earn an internship opportunity with the company

In addition, Allergan will run courses for faculty members at the College of Pharmacy with a focus on leadership skills.

Morad said: “We have used practical methods to express our commitment toward the Kingdom and toward the realization of Vision 2030. We are placing a very high emphasis on developing the local capabilities of Saudi nationals within the health-care sector, and this partnership with a leading university in the region is one of the steps we are taking. Saudi Arabia is at the heart of our operations in the region, and this MoU represents a key milestone in our efforts to attract the young minds of tomorrow and integrate them as core members of our Allergan team.” 

Al-Shamsan said: “We are proud to partner with Allergan to implement internationally recognized knowledge-based programs for the development of our students. With this MoU, we are focusing on the enhancement and development of the pharmaceutical sector across the Kingdom. We are guided by the mission to provide students experiences to learn from international best practices and, at the same time, work toward the improvement of the quality of the pharmaceutical sector in the Kingdom.”

Allergan said it is committed to a wide range of programs with health-care professionals, patients and national entities across the Kingdom. The company’s investments through its joint venture, Allergan Saudi Arabia, include the development of medical training centers focused on training health-care professionals in medical aesthetics.