King Abdullah Port appoints Rayan Qutub as CEO

Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port.
Updated 08 December 2017
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King Abdullah Port appoints Rayan Qutub as CEO

The Ports Development Company, owner and developer of King Abdullah Port, has announced the appointment of Rayan Qutub as the chief executive officer. The board of directors welcomed the new CEO who will contribute to supporting and developing the port’s activities as well as fostering the port’s achievements over the past years.
“I am very honored by the confidence placed in me by the Ports Development Company’s board of directors,” said Qutub. “I look forward to collaborating with the King Abdullah Port team members and the relevant authorities in order to continue achieving the success of this vital national facility that was designed and implemented to keep up with the Kingdom’s commercial and economic growth in the coming decades.”
He added: “We will work to strengthen the port’s capabilities to ensure that it continues to contribute effectively to the Kingdom’s renaissance and prosperity while fulfilling the desired role in achieving the logistics vision through the contribution and partnership of the private sector in achieving Vision 2030.”
Qutub’s experience spans over 22 years in many fields and with major regional and international companies such as Savola, Unilever and Emaar The Economic City. Prior to joining King Abdullah Port, Qutub served as the CEO of King Abdullah Economic City’s Industrial Valley. During that period, KAEC Industrial Valley became an ideal destination for local and international industrial and logistics companies, attracting more than 120 leading companies in the pharmaceutical, food, logistics, automotive, construction and packaging sectors. Other achievements included developing the infrastructure of more than 30-square-kilometer and launching numerous initiatives in cooperation with relevant government agencies.
Prior to this, Qutub was responsible for KAEC’s business development in several projects, such as the development of residential districts, medical institutions and educational institutions, including The World Academy.
Qutub graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with honors, and attended several executive education programs in leadership, real estate and economic development with top universities such as Oxford, Harris-Stowe State and Harvard.
The board of directors extended its thanks and appreciation to Abdullah Hameedadin, former managing director at the Ports Development Company, for his valuable efforts over the past years.


New Renault Duster to hit KSA market soon

The new Renault Duster boasts brand-new exterior and interior styling.
Updated 22 July 2018
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New Renault Duster to hit KSA market soon

Gulf Advantage Automobiles is welcoming the new Duster to its lineup in Saudi Arabia starting in September.
“While offering a range of high-quality, new features, the reinvented SUV will still retain the same level of affordability that the name ‘Duster’ is celebrated for,” the company said in a statement.
The new Renault Duster boasts brand-new exterior styling, delivering a distinctly assertive and robust look, as well as an upgrade in perceived quality with a totally redesigned interior for a comfortable and user-friendly driving experience.
Since its global launch in 2010, more than 2.45 million Duster models have been sold across the world under the Renault and Dacia brands. The SUV for everyday motoring has been popular with drivers across the globe, with exceptional sales results recorded in Russia, India, Brazil and the Middle East.
“The Duster’s roominess, affordability and off-road capabilities have long been recognized as the model’s strengths and the all-new models continue to carry these desirable attributes,” the company said.
“The SUV’s exterior has been given a more robust look thanks to the addition of a wide chrome-finish grille which extends to the headlights positioned at the car’s front corners. A front skid plate reinforces the Duster’s adventurer credentials and ensures that the vehicle never loses its smart looks. Finished with Renault’s signature C-shaped lighting with LED daytime running lights the Duster is a modern SUV with a rugged personality.”
Inside, the Duster is equipped with new driving aids and equipment. On stepping inside the cabin, the noticeable difference in quality is instantly recognizable — packed with “Easy Life” features like Hill Descent Control, Multiview camera and Blind Spot Warning, 4x4 monitor, automatic air conditioning, Remote Engine Start (GCC only), seven-inch touchscreen tablet and Renault smart card with keyless entry system — as well as quality trims and materials.
The new Duster is available in both 2WD and 4WD specifications. It comes with a choice of two petrol engines, 1.6L (4x2) mated to a CVT automatic transmission, and 2L with automatic transmission (4x4).