Al Masah Capital bags ‘Best MENA Asset Manager 2017’ award

AMCL’s management and employees won one of the highest honors at the recently held MENA Fund Manager Performance Awards ceremony.
Updated 08 February 2017
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Al Masah Capital bags ‘Best MENA Asset Manager 2017’ award

Al Masah Capital (AMCL) added another feather to its cap by winning the prestigious “Best MENA Asset Manager 2017” award at the recently held MENA Fund Manager Performance Awards ceremony.
Al Masah Capital’s industry peers and MENA FM’s judging panel recognized AMCL’s incredible growth story of the last six years and awarded the company, its management and employees one of the highest honors of the night.
Shailesh Dash, founder and CEO of AMCL, said: “A remarkable achievement and recognition for a group of people that deserve all the praise; we always envisioned setting a newer and higher standard for fund management performance and we are delighted and humbled that our industry peers hold us in such high esteem.”
AMCL SEO, Saikat Kumar added: “This award is a testament to the team; over the last six years this team has worked hard to achieve new goals and elevate themselves above the competition. We are very happy to receive such recognition as it shines a light on all the years of determination, sweat and tears put in by the management and the team.” 
Head of asset management, Akber Naqvi, said: “Al Masah Capital has always prided itself on recognizing an opportunity, being smart, flexible and dynamic to capture this opportunity and placing itself at the heart of the next cycle, thereby ensuring a rate of return for its investors and shareholders that is peerless; the regional asset management industry is changing, adapting and growing and this award shows that AMCL is equipped and ready to be at the forefront of the evolution.”
Al Masah Capital added the “Best MENA Asset Manager 2017” award to its long list of awards won over the years, including, “Outstanding Achievement by an Individual,” “Best PE House,” “Best PE Fund,” “Best Newcomer Fund,” and “Best IPO Fund.”


Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Updated 12 December 2018
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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.”