Bupa renews partnership with Almabani

Youssef Nehme Tohmé, left, and Eng. Ali Sheneamer.
Updated 18 January 2017

Bupa renews partnership with Almabani

Bupa Arabia for cooperative insurance, a healthcare provider in the Kingdom, has renewed its strategic partnership with Almabani General Contractors. Bupa has provided healthcare services to over 14,000 Almabani employees and their families in the last 17 years.
Ali Sheneamer, chief commercial officer at Bupa Arabia, said: “We are extremely pleased by our partnership with Almabani General Contractors. Our successful partnership demonstrates the great confidence that Bupa Arabia has gained from several companies in the public and private sectors in the Kingdom due to its permanent care in raising the level of healthcare services and full commitment in fulfilling its promises of being the best health-care partner.”
Echoing similar sentiments, Youssef Nehme Tohmé, vice chairman of Almabani, said: “We are grateful to Bupa Arabia for its efforts in professionally providing premium health-care services to our employees’ highest levels of comfort and satisfaction.”
Almabani, a player in the field of contracting and construction, has implemented several huge and prominent national projects including airports, roads, towers, and markets in Saudi Arabia. Its current participation is in the Riyadh Metro project.

Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Updated 12 December 2018

Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Careem held the first edition of its Captain’s Excellence Award Ceremony in Riyadh on Saturday. The event, which will be held annually, was the first-of-its-kind in the region and welcomed over 300 top-performing “captains” (Careem drivers) across the Kingdom. 

The captains were awarded based on different criteria such as: Captains with the highest number of trips, highest (customer-given) ratings and longest serving captains. Rewards were also handed out to captain ambassadors, i.e. those with the highest number of referrals and captains that were given a special shoutout on social media by customers for their dedication to their service. Several rewards were handed out along with the grand prize, a brand new car. 

Abdulla Elyas, chief people officer and co-founder of Careem, opened the event with an ode to the captains in attendance, thanking them for their service and commitment in driving impact through meaningful initiatives across the Kingdom. Some of these initiatives included the vaccination campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, which helped more than 100,000 men, women and children across 17 cities get vaccinated in their own homes. Careem also collaborated with Bupa Arabia during Ramadan this year to donate clothes from customers to people in need, where over 180,000 donations were collected. 

Elyas also announced Careem’s partnership with Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) in delivering the first installment of cars for the empowerment of people with special needs. The foundation, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, will provide a number of cars over the course of seven years to men and women of the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia) after being trained.

“Our captains are the lifeblood of our business and we wanted to celebrate these men and women for helping us achieve our mission of simplifying and improving the lives of people in the Kingdom,” Elyas said. 

“We are proud to have 395,000 ‘captainahs’ (female drivers) and captains registered with us to date in Saudi Arabia, providing over 122 million rides. This ceremony is our small way to thank them for their service and reward them for the hard work they put in every day so that people have a safe way to get around. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today” 

Muaaed Al-Saeed, a representative from the Public Transport Authority (PTA), said: “We are excited to have you all; you have overcome each obstacle you were faced with in a short span of time and for that we are extremely proud.” 

He added: “On this occasion, I convey the regards of PTA President Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih. The participation of myself and Majed Al-Zahrani, PTA general manager, is proof of our support to all the captains.”