Dow lauded for its contributions to KSA’s economic development

Updated 20 May 2017
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Dow lauded for its contributions to KSA’s economic development

The Dow Chemical Co. was commended by Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif Al-Saud for the company’s outstanding contributions to economic development and Saudization in the region.
A plaque in recognition was presented by the prince to Johanna Soderstrom, corporate vice president of human resources at Dow, and Jim McIlvenny, president of Dow India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, during a ceremony at the governor’s office.
Charles Swartz, president of Dow Saudi Arabia, also attended the event.
On this occasion, McIlvenny said: “We are most grateful for the support and recognition by Prince Saud. Dow has had a presence in the Kingdom for more than 40 years, and in the past five years, we have provided technology specific trainings for over 1,000 young Saudi talents in various Dow locations around the world.
“We are most impressed with their qualities and their ability to learn and innovate. As a result, we have been able to start up one of our most advanced ‘Reverse Osmosis’ (RO) manufacturing facilities in Jubail, with 99 percent Saudi employees. The facility is already setting quality and production records.”
Soderstrom said: “With the Saudi government’s launch of Vision 2030, we see unprecedented opportunities to participate in various sectors to support the national priorities, upskill the Saudi workforce, and provide technology solutions that help solve local challenges in the Kingdom. In particular, we’ll continue to look for collaborative opportunities to equip young talented Saudi men and women for the jobs of the future.”
“Our vision is to be the partner of choice for sustainable growth and innovation in the Kingdom. With Dow’s global and regional experience and expertise, we have unmatched capabilities to deliver high value, innovative solutions that support the Kingdom in key areas, such as sustainable development, energy efficiency, oil and gas, alternative energy and water,” Swartz said.
Started up in December, 2015, Dow’s first and only Reverse Osmosis element production facility outside of North America resides in the Sadara Chemical Complex in Jubail.
The plant manufactures high-tech RO elements for demineralizing brackish water or desalinating seawater for a variety of sectors and industrial applications, including water treatment, power generation, food and beverage processing, municipal desalination and water reuse. It serves customers around the world, especially growth regions such as the Middle East and Africa, Eastern Europe, India, China and Southeast Asia.


Danube Group re-launches Filmfare Middle East Magazine in Dubai

Updated 23 April 2018
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Danube Group re-launches Filmfare Middle East Magazine in Dubai

DUBAI: UAE’s largest diversified conglomerate, the Danube Group has made a grand entry into the dynamic media industry with the re-launch of film and celebrity magazine ‘Filmfare Middle East’ on 30th March 2018 at Raj Mahal Theatre, Bollywood Parks, Dubai.
The glittering event had an air of class, luxury, panache and some truly spectacular moments with the reigning super stars from Indian and Pakistani cinema, such as Deepika Padukone, Karan Johar, Fawad Khan, Mehwish Hayat, Manish Malhotra, Jackie Shroff, Dia Mirza along with Founder and Chairman of Danube Group Mr. Rizwan Sajan and the crème de la crème of Dubai.
Singers like Armaan Malik, Aman Malik, Usha Uthup and Bappi Lahiri raised the tempo of the evening by hitting on the high notes, while performing live in their own style enthralling crowds.
Knocking everyone socks off, the truly talented Bharti Singh got the crowds to laugh out loud. A tribute to the veteran actor Sri Devi was one of the highlights of the evening followed by numerous felicitations of the leading stars.
The fearless, hugely talented and truly stunning Deepika Padukone unveiled the cover of the magazine at the event. The stars showed bedazzled the red-carpet as fans and eager autograph hunters gathered hours in advance hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite actors.
The proud owner Mr. Rizwan Sajan said: “Filmfare Middle East is a cult brand and it was my dream to revive this brand. We started this venture because we believed that this magazine holds an essence for the cinema and a huge readership among its target audience. We’re grateful to our readers and advertisers for their loyal support. Hope, the magazine will keep the same old spirit.”
He further added: “I would like to personally thank each star for taking out time from their busy schedule. Additionally, kudos to my whole team to leave no stone unturned for this fabulous event.”
The new avatar of the magazine will be catering predominantly to the large Asian expatriate population in the UAE and the GCC, as well as a significant Arab population who love their cinema and celebrities.
Danube Group traces its origin through Danube Building Materials. Established in 1993, the company provides more than 25,000 products in stock and in-house value added services in all of its multiple set of showrooms across the Middle East region and India.