Mobily adds Ziebart to Neqaty partners

Al-Dosari International Business Ltd and Mobily officials shake hands at the signing ceremony in Riyadh.
Updated 19 December 2016

Mobily adds Ziebart to Neqaty partners

Mobily has announced the addition of Ziebart (Al-Dosari International Business Ltd) to Neqaty partners’ list in a signing ceremony held recently in Riyadh.
The ceremony was attended by Abdullah Al-Dosari, Chairman of Al-Dosari International Business Ltd, and Sameer Al-Zbin, Ziebart General Manager, in addition to Hamdan Alanazi, Executive General Manager Procurement, and Faisal Binzarah, Director Adjacent Services, from Mobily’s side.
The addition aims to provide a unique and important diversity to the program’s partners, and to give the best added value to its subscribers.
The Ziebart addition represents diversity in the Neqaty program as it is considered one of the best international companies in car care and protection, providing services such as, window tint, paint protection, and polishing, since its establishment in the US in 1959. Ziebart started its operation in the Kingdom in 1992 and has over 12 branches spread across the country in cities such as, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, and Al-Hasa.
The partnership will work as per the new features of the Neqaty program, which allow subscribers to collect and redeem points at the partners. Subscribers will get 1 point for each SR 1 spent at Ziebart, which they can redeem via Ziebart (if they have 4,000 points or more). In addition, a Mobily subscriber will get 5,000 additional points when spending SR 2,500 at any branch other than the 2,500 main points.
Mobily provides its users through its Neqaty program a collection of valuable and wide rewards that meet their expectations. Rewards are divided into two main types; the first type falls within Mobily provided services, such as the extra credit or paying part of the bill, calls, SMS and Internet.
The second type includes cash discounts that can be obtained through Neqaty partners who are spread all over the Kingdom and cover all sort of activities which in turn meet the needs of Mobily subscribers inside and outside the Kingdom.

360-degree mentoring to boost Saudi social enterprise sector

Updated 23 May 2019

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.