Al-Khozama school hosts Model UN conference in Dammam

The chief guest distributed trophies and certificates to the winners.
Updated 06 November 2017
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Al-Khozama school hosts Model UN conference in Dammam

Al-Khozama International School in Dammam hosted its 6th Model United Nations (MUN) conference recently.
Principal Jayashree Muralidhar welcomed the audience.
The event is a replica of a live UN conference. It provides high school students an atmosphere that encourages the “delegates” to embrace their role as members of the global community and thus emphasizes their commitment to peace and security. The students are given a simulated committee experience of the UN with its different bodies such as the General Assembly and Security Council.
The event was attended by chief guest Jeanine Granthem, assistant professor of environmental design in the Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University; Razi Shaikh Pareeth, deputy group manager commercial; Peter Ronald, vice principal of New Al-Wurood International School; Bushara Khadir, vice principal of New Al-Wurood International School; and Niyas C. K., head master of Al-Khozama International School. The judging panel comprised Syed Faizulla, Umar Farooq Malik and Minuri Wijay Sekra.
The chief guest distributed trophies and certificates to the winners. The best speaker in the General Assembly was Mrunalini Vijay Shankar of Al-Khozama followed by Shine Surendran of Al-Khozama and Abdulla Hussainy of New Al-Wurood in the second and third positions, respectively. The best speaker prize in the Security Council was awarded to Sheheer Ansari of New Al-Wurood followed by Mohammed Omar of Al-Yasmin International School, Riyadh and Tanush Reddy of Al-Khozama in the second and third positions, respectively.
Aswathy Sathish of New Al-Wurood was declared the best delegate in the General Assembly and Shine Surendran bagged the second position. The third position was shared between Abdullah Hussainy of New Al-Wurood and Abdullah Mohammed of International Indian School Riyadh (IISR).
The best delegate in the Security Council was Sheheer Ansari followed by Tanush Reddy and Shiya Binth Siyaz of New Al-Wurood in the second and third positions, respectively.
The first position for the overall performance was shared between boys of Al-Khozama and boys of New Al-Wurood. The second position was shared between girls of Al-Khozama and boys of Al-Yasmin. The third position was bagged by New Al-Wurood.


Bank Al-Bilad leaders benefit from Ashridge program

Updated 19 July 2018
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Bank Al-Bilad leaders benefit from Ashridge program

More than 20 senior leaders from Bank Al-Bilad recently participated in an Ashridge Executive Education Leadership Development Program in Riyadh. With a focus on building 21st century leadership capabilities, this highly experiential and practical learning approach helped leaders communicate their strategic vision, set direction and develop high-performing teams to succeed within the dynamic and fast-moving Saudi banking sector.
With over 20 years of experience in developing regional business leaders, Ashridge delivered a highly customized program, designed not only to address the specific challenges facing the bank’s leaders today, but also to unlock emerging opportunities in the future.
Haitham Al-Medainy, general manager of Bank Al-Bilad, said: “Banking executives must constantly evolve their strategic platforms to keep pace with emerging challenges. In our sector, change is constant — from changing regulations to economic movements — and our leaders need to be prepared to tackle these issues with a focus on organizational leadership. The Ashridge program combined leadership development with strategic thinking and gave them hands-on development in solving their daily business challenges.”
The program was led by Ashridge’s international faculty team of Colin Williams and Tony MacRae. “This was an exciting collaborative partnership with Bank Al-Bilad, and a great opportunity to engage with and develop the bank’s leaders around their essential leadership and strategic capabilities necessary to successfully compete in today’s complex and challenging marketplace,” they said in a statement.
Established in 1959, Ashridge is a leading business school for working professionals with an international reputation for leadership development. It is among the 1 percent of business schools globally accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB; these are the highly regarded benchmarks of quality and standards in business education worldwide.
Each year it works with over 6,000 managers from 850 organizations in 60 countries by helping them to develop their leadership capabilities.
Regionally, Ashridge has over 20 years’ experience in the Middle East, designing and delivering senior leadership assessment and development projects.