Aljazira Capital develops online trading system

Aljazira Capital's CEO Ziad Aba-Alkhail
Updated 28 May 2017

Aljazira Capital develops online trading system

Aljazira Capital has announced the development of an electronic trading system (TADAWULCOM) in response to the high-tech surge in the realm of global investment. Stock market traders are now able to run their dealings faster and easier after Aljazira Capital’s adoption of the slogan: “Trading with one Touch.” The company explains that there is no longer any need for the keyboard since the system enables clients — only with one touch and in few seconds — to make transactions, follow market news and investment portfolios, using PCs, smart phones or tablets. It will also render clients additional benefits and options, representing a breakthrough in informatics.
Aljazira Capital’s CEO and Managing Director, Ziad Aba-Alkhail, said the new electronic platform has the advantage of using HTML5 system that provides faster and smoother trading in stock market without uploading additional applications such as JAVA, because the system works automatically with one touch, allowing the investor to get all what he needs, and browse the information and statements of his own home page on the program screen.
He noted how the new platform has the distinguishing features and advantages of all types of touch screens, in addition to its high responsiveness and analytical services.
He said that enhancing the capacity of Aljazira Capital portal is consistent with the company’s policy that seeks tirelessly to keep abreast of the world’s latest systems as well as provide new channels for trading in local and international markets, bearing in mind that the company holds the largest share of trading in Saudi capital market, being 18.74 percent of online trading, according to 2016 reports.
He said: “In Aljazira capital, we seek to save money and time of our clients, using the latest technology to fulfil their needs and ambitions. We work hard toward securing more privacy, faster and smoother trading through Aljazira capital’s electronic platform.”
He said: “We believe our excellence and pilot role in providing online trading services are the main factors behind the successful investments reaped by our clients every day. Our website allows clients to buy and sell local shares, and browse market news and investments portfolios online... In addition, our unique service allows users to easily sell and buy, online, Gulf and global shares from US, UAE and Doha markets.”
“Global” has the advantage of easy use, attractive commissions, distinguished services, and full technical support.
Aba-Alkhail highlighted the possibility of entering, updating and canceling orders online, in addition to inquiring about the orders previously entered. He also referred to the advantage of browsing share prices, market news, purchase power, and investment portfolios through one screen, including all investor’s needs, where trading is done with unprecedented flexibility and full privacy of client’s personal information and activities, not to mention the immediate technical support offered by a specialist and well-qualified staff through smart phones and e-mails.

Marriott fetes first students trained under Tahseen

The first batch of Tahseen leadership graduates at a function in Riyadh on Wednesday. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 25 September 2018

Marriott fetes first students trained under Tahseen

Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel chain, celebrated the graduation of its first intake of students for Tahseen, a hospitality leadership training program to develop local Saudi talent within the industry. Created in partnership with Cornell University, Tahseen is focused on fast-tracking the next generation of hospitality leaders from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, by providing them with operational experience and a springboard to accelerate in leadership roles within the industry.

The company on Wednesday graduated its inaugural batch at a ceremony hosted by Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director of Marriott International Middle East and Africa in the presence of Dr. Bruce Tracey, Professor at Cornell University, and the graduating class.

Speaking at the ceremony, Kyriakidis said: “Marriott International is a company that believes in putting people first and we are committed to giving our associates world-class training and the opportunity to grow and reach their potential personally and professionally. Our vision is to develop future Saudi leaders, empowered with the knowledge, skills and opportunities to be successful, and provide them with a fast track to management roles such as general managers.

"Building a sustainable and robust hospitality education program like Tahseen for our Saudi nationals, which nurtures and builds talent among the youth, is indeed key to our success.”

David Leman, the chief human resources officer, Middle East and Africa for Marriott International, said: “Over the past four decades we have worked hard to consciously develop local talent and prepare them to become future leaders in hospitality. Today we employ more than 5,000 associates across our hotels in the Kingdom, with almost 35 percent of them being Saudi nationals.

"We see an opportunity to strategically develop this further and are delighted to have partnered with Cornell, the university with the best track record globally for hospitality education.”

Tahseen was launched by Marriott International in Saudi Arabia in 2017 and the graduates have received encouraging results, paving the way for a wider rollout of the program in 2019. A total of 11 hotels participated in the inaugural program with tremendous support from all of the owners of the participating hotels, developing dedicated Saudi nationals into department heads.

Saudi Arabia is a strategic growth market for Marriott International and the company is committed to supporting and enhancing the tourism industry in the Kingdom with Tahseen. The highly individualized program created in partnership with Cornell University focuses on practical application across all departments as well as an in-depth understanding of leadership skills led by teams across Marriott’s participating hotels over a course of 12 to 18 months.

In addition, participants obtained first-hand experience through the Cornell e-learning platforms and a university-led development program tailored specifically for the Saudi nationals.

During the graduation ceremony, all participants received their Tahseen diplomas as well as a certificate in hospitality management from Cornell University, along with their new employment contracts from their respective hotels.

While there are many success stories, some remarkable results include candidates such as:

· Dareen Al-Zaabi, who will take on the role of assistant conference and catering sales manager at the Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh

· Omar Ibrahim Trmesani, who will continue his career as a director of loss prevention and human resources manager at the Sheraton, Jeddah

· Malak Abdulqadir Farhat, who will continue as a junior sous chef in the culinary team at the Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah

· Meshal Mahdali, who will continue his career as sales manager at the Marriott Riyadh

Tahseen is a program that falls under Marriott International’s new sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction, which guides how the company makes a positive and sustainable impact wherever it does business. From empowerment opportunities to sustainable hotel development, the platform is designed to foster business growth while balancing the needs of associates, customers, owners, the environment and communities.

One of the priority areas, or “coordinates,” of Serve 360 is Empower Through Opportunity. Tahseen is a program that directly supports and brings this vision to life.

Marriott International is the largest international hotel operator in Saudi Arabia with a strong footprint of 25 operating hotels and more than 8,000 rooms across nine brands including the Ritz-Carlton, Le Meridien, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Hotels, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Aloft, Courtyard by Marriott, Four Points by Sheraton and Residence Inn by Marriott. With another 28 hotels in the pipeline, the company will add nearly 5,000 rooms, debuting new brands including Autograph Collection, Delta Hotels, Element and Westin.

Marriott International is currently recruiting candidates internally and externally for the second intake of Tahseen, which begins in January 2019.