Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies launches joint venture in KSA

The announcement was made at a press conference on Wednesday in Riyadh.
Updated 19 November 2017
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Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies launches joint venture in KSA

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies (JJMD) has announced the launch of Johnson & Johnson Medical Saudi Arabia Limited. It is a Saudi-registered legal entity resulting from a joint venture between Johnson & Johnson Middle East FZ-LLC, Abdulrehman Algosaibi and Farouk Maamoun Tamer & Co.
The launch of the Riyadh-headquartered company marks an important expansion for JJMD in the Middle East, reinforcing a strong commitment to building health care solutions in the Kingdom, sharing global expertise and innovation through professional education and developing Saudi national talent.
“Saudi Arabia is an important market and we are excited about the government’s plan to advance health care under the Saudi Vision 2030 that aims to improve quality of life and health care services. We have a deep commitment to supporting this vision by helping health care systems navigate the impact of the changing landscape, ultimately improving outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and reducing costs in value based care,” said Michelle Brennan, company group chairman JJMD EMEA.
“The flexible new regulations introduced by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority have encouraged us to set up our legal presence in the Kingdom under a joint venture with our longstanding distributor partners who have strong knowledge and expertise in the Saudi market.”
The announcement was made at a press conference on Wednesday in Riyadh, held under the auspices of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA).
Johnson & Johnson Medical Saudi Arabia Limited, which also has a branch in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, began operations in October and has started receiving orders to serve clients in the Kingdom. It launched under the leadership of General Manager Abdulaziz Al-AlSheikh with around 190 employees, including a female sales team. The new company comes to market with a Saudization rate of 25 percent and said it is committed to attracting, hiring, training and developing Saudi talent.
“We are very pleased to be strengthening our strategic partnership through this joint venture. We believe that Johnson & Johnson Medical Saudi Arabia Limited will have a positive long-term impact on health care in Saudi Arabia while also growing and enhancing the Saudi Arabian workforce,” said Magdy Saidum, director technical affairs at Abdulrehman Algosaibi, and Mohammed Tamer, group CEO and managing partner of Tamer Group.


Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Updated 17 July 2019
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Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Indian Engineers Forum (IEF) Jeddah Chapter recently held its 13th annual general meeting at Hotel Ramada Continental.

Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia Dr. Ausaf Sayeed graced the event as chief guest and Consul General of India Noor Rahman Sheikh was guest of honor. IEF President Mohammed Sayeeduddin presided over the function.

Expressing appreciation for the activities of the forum, Ambassador Dr. Sayeed recalled its foundation in 2016 during his tenure as consul general of India in Jeddah.

He lauded Sayeeduddin, Amir Khan, Shuja Sheriff and other members and engineers for the activities of the forum and their contribution to the development of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Sayeed highlighted scarcity of water as an acute problem in the world in general and in India in particular. He shared his experience of interacting with engineers in the US, who developed a water condensation machine to extract water from humid air.

Consul General Noor Rahman Sheikh applauded IEF for its services to the engineering community in Saudi Arabia. He highlighted how the excellence of Indian engineers in each sector has impacted society. 

“Our zeal to be the best in whatever we do was demonstrated during last year’s Hajj. The mobile app developed by the Consul General of India is going to help the 200,000 pilgrims expected to come this year,” he said.

Amir Khan, founder and chairman of IEF, said IEF provides a platform for networking, career advancement, community service, and technology exchange. He urged Indian engineers to play a vital role in the development of Saudi Arabia, which he said would help strengthen the relations between India and the Kingdom.

Sayeeduddin thanked Dr. Sayeed for his support in the foundation of IEF. He announced that, having served as founding president for the last 13 years, he is now stepping down and the new president, unanimously elected, will be Khan Mustafa.

Nadeem Ahmed Ali, executive member of IEF, delivered a presentation on digital disruption.

Syed Nasir Khursheed, IEF general secretary, conducted the program.

Indian real estate advisory firm/ institutional channel partner 360 Realtors LLP participated in the event and were the main sponsors. A presentation covering major construction, residential and commercial projects in India was made by S. K. Vivek Kumar, head of international sales, 360 Realtors. Amit Hariyal also delivered a presentation on residential projects across the Indian cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune. 

Abdul Rahman, general manager of TA Infra Projects, expressed happiness to be part of the IEF.

Khader Memon made a presentation titled “Special Investment Plan.”

The chief guest, guest of honor and sponsors were presented mementoes as a token of appreciation by the IEF president and executive committee. This was followed by the release of the annual magazine of the forum, Spectrum 2019, edited by Muazzam Sayeed.

A lively session of quiz was conducted by Munnawar Amafh. 

The event was attended by a number of guests from across the Kingdom, including Abdul Haseeb Hazari, Danish Ghafoor, Siadat Ali Khan, Shameem Kausar and Ahmed Omais.

The program started with a recitation of the Holy Qur’an by Talha Khan. Ashraf Nawaz Qureshi, IEF treasurer, welcomed the guests.

IEF Vice President Abu Bakar Sherkhan introduced the chief guest while Mohammed Shoebuddin, IEF chief coordinator, presented a vote of thanks.