Chalhoub & Jamjoom Group holds 9th annual meeting

Patrick Chalhoub
Updated 20 May 2017
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Chalhoub & Jamjoom Group holds 9th annual meeting

Chalhoub and Jamjoom Group, which specializes in luxury in the Middle East, recently held its 9th annual meeting in Assilah Hotel, Jeddah, attended by the representatives and top management of the group’s 11 companies.
The annual meeting highlighted the group’s plans in line with the Saudi Vision 2030. Additionally, it was an opportunity for showcasing the group’s achievements on a local and regional level for the year 2016, which include solid marketing strategies, new branch openings and business expansions, as well as successfully meeting the feminization and nationalization labor regulations of its workforce.
Patrick Chalhoub, Chalhoub and Jamjoom Group CEO and owner, praised the efforts of the group’s employees.
He said the group’s values of respect, entrepreneurial spirit and excellence in service are the factors allowing the company to enjoy its leading position in the market.
Khaled Al-Saggaf, head of human resources, said: “Part of the group’s success is in framing out solid work strategies compliant with the Kingdom’s labor rules and regulations. The group’s success is attributed to the feminization of all retail posts in exhibitions specialized in women’s luxury products.”
He stressed on the importance of recruiting Saudis as an importance factor in hiring. “The group offers job opportunities to Saudis on both technical and administrative levels. This includes the launch of the Saudi Graduates Program, which was successful in attracting talented Saudi graduates from prestigious local and global universities and integrating them into the group’s different departments offering them first-hand work experience.”
He said the company supports its employees in fulfilling their career development aspirations by providing them training opportunities.
“Chalhoub & Jamjoom Group will continue to plan and operate on strategies that contribute to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 effectively and efficiently,” Al-Saggaf said.
The annual meeting included the graduation ceremony of the group’s training academy, which is an important training center in the region specialized in retailing business.


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.