Aljomaih Automotive launches children’s safety campaign

Updated 20 March 2017
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Aljomaih Automotive launches children’s safety campaign

Aljomaih Automotive Company (AAC), the largest dealer of General Motors in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, is launching an awareness campaign focusing on children’s safety in automobiles. The initiative will be heavily advertised across street banners, social media and newspapers.
AAC intends to hold informative events, in which it will distribute educational material as well as car seats to families across malls, hospitals and children parks in Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah.
Car accidents are the number one killer of children between ages 1 and 12 in the Kingdom. Half of those who died in a motor vehicle crash under 5 years of age were unrestrained. Moreover, 72 percent of 3,500 observed car seats and booster seats were misused in a way that could increase a child’s risk of injury in an accident, and 40 percent of children who ride with unrestrained adults are not buckled up.
The issue of children’s safety in automobiles is part of a bigger dilemma in the Kingdom, as there is a lack of awareness, false perception and wrong behaviors regarding the subject. AAC is determined to counter those problems in its latest campaign, by tackling the attitudes of elders who regard children’s safety in cars as merely a matter of fate. In addition, the company aims to raise awareness about the threats of not using a car seat, while promoting the proper usage of car seats for children of different ages.
Waleed Aljomaih, chief operating officer of AAC, said: “Ensuring a well-balanced positive development for our little ones requires managing their safety first while minimizing their chances of injury, a task that entails, among others, safeguarding their transportation in automobiles by using age-specific restraints properly.”
He added: “Children mortality in car accidents across the Kingdom remains unnecessarily high. AAC regards any complacency in tackling that issue as gross negligence by everyone involved, a fact which inspired us to launch our latest campaign in the hope of reversing that trend.”


ADIB becomes first bank to join UAEIIC

Updated 23 June 2018
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ADIB becomes first bank to join UAEIIC

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading financial institution, has joined the UAE International Investors Council (UAEIIC), making it the first bank in the UAE to become a member in the council. This comes following an approval from the board of directors of the UAEIIC, headed by Sultan bin Saeed Al-Mansoori, UAE minister of economy.

Through this membership, ADIB will join government decision-makers, locally and internationally, with the support of the UAE’s minster of economy, to help remove obstacles, strengthen foreign investment relations and support sustainable economic development.

Khamis Buharoon, vice chairman and acting CEO at ADIB, said: “We are proud to be the first bank to join the UAE’s Investors Council. We are also committed to the development of Emirati investments, which are critical to economic diversification and the UAE’s global economic competitiveness. Important measures have already been taken to secure support and protection and to overcome any challenges faced by Emirati investors abroad, and we look forward to playing an instrumental role in building on these efforts.”

He added: “The establishment of the UAE International Investors Council forms part of broader efforts to advance economic diversification policies that complement the expansion and growth of the UAE’s private sector as well as create a favorable environment that supports national companies investing abroad. The council provides a vital link between investors interested in promising opportunities available in countries with close ties to the UAE and governmental and semi-governmental entities to streamline the investment process. It also serves as a pillar for ensuring the protection of UAE capital abroad through advice, guidance, and logistic support.”

Jamal Saif Al-Jarwan, secretary-general of the Emirates Council for overseas investors, said: “We have the honor to join Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank as an active member of the council, which contributes to enhancing the role of the council’s working environment to support the state’s economic development and to keep pace with developments in the economic, investment and banking sectors in general, since the measure of success depended not only on financial results but also on how it dealt with the needs changing markets, innovative and sophisticated solutions that keep pace with rapid global changes and shifts in those sectors.”

He added: “Emirati investment abroad plays a vital role in more than 70 countries in the world and has a great impact on the soft and reputed power of our young state in the world, which is a great achievement and a strong demonstration of the path of investment of the Emirati investors in the right direction.”