KAEC World Academy sets new standards

Updated 18 September 2012
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KAEC World Academy sets new standards

King Abdullah Economic City has announced the inauguration and start of the first school located on its premises.
The World Academy, run by GEMS International, pursues a distinctive educational approach founded on both international standards and the Kingdom’s values ​​and culture.
The World Academy invites parents seeking high quality education that aspire to international standards thus setting the stage for their children to pursue undergraduate study and higher-education at universities Abroad.
Fahd Al-Rasheed, managing director and CEO of KAEC, expressed his pleasure at The World Academy starting off the school year.
The CEO said: “We proudly stand here today to celebrate a new achievement in King Abdullah Economic City, opening a new gateway to a sophisticated level of education on an international level that will become a global model in the 21st century. Through our focus on the educational sector, we will be able to achieve this ambitious goal, which, in turn will contribute to the vision of King Abdullah Economic City to be a major catalyst for economic and social development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
Rayan Qutub, head of business development in KAEC, said: “The World Academy is considered to be a new world of education that provides a sophisticated level of education based on international standards.”
Qutub added: “The World Academy receives students from kindergarten through to high school level in separate buildings that incorporate a variety of facilities to meet all their educational and social needs.”
Adding his remarks, Mark Johnston, The World Academy general manager, said the academy had been built in line with the privileged lifestyle of King Abdullah Economic City.
The World Academy consists of an integrated educational environment that features intelligent academic semesters; an advanced library equipped with the latest devices and electrical means in addition to an e-library, English language center and other centers to discover and develop talents.


Huawei honored for CSR initiatives

King Salman with Charles Yang, president of Huawei Middle East.
Updated 18 November 2018
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Huawei honored for CSR initiatives

Huawei, a global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices, has won first prize of the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award. This announcement was made during the annual awards gala, which took place on Nov. 12 at Al-Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh. During the event, King Salman recognized Huawei for its excellent sustainability practices and responsible competitiveness leadership, as well as its management capabilities and innovative social and environmental initiatives. 

Launched in 2008, the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award is the first and only award focused on responsible competitiveness and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Kingdom, and Huawei is the first ICT company to win first place in the award’s history. 

As digital transformation sweeps across the globe, ICT technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, cloud computing and
more will unlock new values of growth and innovation and uplift societies and organizations to great heights of prosperity. 

The award recognized Huawei for its transformative impact in driving forward the Kingdom’s ICT sector as a whole in line with the government’s digitization goals, the National Transformation Program and Vision 2030. In particular, Huawei was celebrated for deploying their most advanced technologies, high-quality products and secured networks in the Kingdom.

Charles Yang, president of Huawei Middle East, said: “We are deeply humbled to receive such recognition from Saudi Arabia’s leadership. In the Kingdom, Huawei is determined to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. The improvement is endless on the road to providing customers with high-quality products and services. Today’s award is a milestone for us to continue to surpass ourselves. We will continue to play an active role in driving Saudi Arabia’s ICT sector development and grow together with our local partners, openly collaborating to build an ever deeper pool of ICT talent empowered to enable digital transformation.”