2018 Chevrolet Impala is available in the Kingdom

Updated 18 January 2018
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2018 Chevrolet Impala is available in the Kingdom

One of the most striking sedans in its class, the 2018 Chevrolet Impala is now on sale in Saudi Arabia. For 2018, the award-winning nameplate adds the exclusive new Midnight Edition to the lineup. The new premier designation replaces LTZ as the top-spec trim.
The second special edition model launched this year after the imposing Tahoe Midnight Edition, the exclusive Impala is finished in dramatic Jet Black exterior paint, complemented by a blacked out Chevrolet bowtie.
New 19-inch alloy wheels with black accents and an exclusive aerodynamic kit, meanwhile, add an intimidating aura to the Impala’s already striking exterior appearance.
The dark theme continues in the impeccably crafted cabin which can be ordered in Jet Black, Jet Black/Dark Titanium and Jet Black/Mojave finish.
The styling enhancements to the Impala Midnight Edition are fittingly backed by one of the most powerful engines in its class, delivering the dynamic prowess the name evokes. The 3.6L naturally-aspirated V-6 develops 305 horsepower and 356Nm of torque and is mated to Chevrolet’s proven six-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission.
The new Impala, with its vast well-appointed cabin and advanced safety and entertainment technologies represents one of the most comprehensive offerings in its segment.
Since its launch in 2014, the Impala has been a firm favorite in the Kingdom and the 2018 version is poised to continue that momentum.
“For 2018, look forward to offer our Impala customers in Saudi Arabia that would like to stand out with the Midnight Edition, which features exclusive aesthetic enhancements that add an extra layer of intensity to the Impala’s already dramatic exterior design. The 2018 Impala is now available at our dealer partners across the Kingdom,” said Ahmed Soudodi, head of brand at Chevrolet Middle East.
The 2018 Chevrolet Impala also offers an impressive array of safety, entertainment and convenience features including 10 airbags, an advanced MyLink infotainment system that mirrors smartphone functionality, as well as wireless phone charging.
He added: “The 2018 Chevrolet Impala is one of the most remarkable cars in our lineup. Its aggressive yet fluid styling is backed by a potent V-6 engine and its serene cabin is among the most spacious and tech-laden. With 10 airbags and a host of available cutting edge safety and entertainment features it is one of the most accomplished family cars on the market.”


Bahri promotes gender balance in workplace

Updated 21 May 2019
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Bahri promotes gender balance in workplace

Saudi logistics and transportation company Bahri recently participated in the 13th Annual Maritime HR Conference in London. The company’s chief support officer Hisham Alkhaldi was invited as a guest speaker at the largest worldwide gathering of maritime HR professionals. 

Held at Leonardo Royal Hotel in London from May 9 to 10, the annual event discussed key issues facing HR teams in the maritime industry. The conference brought together regulators, industry-renowned speakers, business leaders, and nearly 200 delegates representing shipowners, ship managers, oil companies, and other maritime employers such as classification societies and P&I clubs. 

Speaking on the “Diversity and Inclusion in the Maritime Industry” panel at the conference, Alkhaldi put a spotlight on the under-representation of women in the workplace across industries, particularly in the maritime sector. Highlighting that only 2 percent of seafarers worldwide are women and less than 1 percent occupy leadership roles in the industry, he said that it has become imperative for various stakeholders in the maritime industry to step up both concerted and individual efforts to address these challenges effectively and swiftly. 

“As a result of constant and deliberate efforts to raise awareness about the importance and benefits of gender balance in the workplace, policymakers and businesses in the maritime industry increasingly identify equal opportunities as a top priority today. Promoting women’s participation at work is critical not only for accelerating economic growth and sustainable development but also for driving stronger bottom-line results for businesses,” Alkhaldi said.

“Similarly, a diverse workforce will lead to higher productivity and customer loyalty, and catalyze innovation, leveraging the perspectives and experiences of employees of different nationalities, and ethnicities. As an employee-centric organization, Bahri has incorporated diversity and inclusion in its human resources policies and processes.” 

Alkhaldi also shed light on Bahri’s initiatives aimed at embracing diversity and inclusion across all aspects of its business. The company has been striving to boost the participation of women in its operations, which reached 18 percent this year. Bahri has also teamed up with universities to develop programs that will help introduce students to the maritime sector and its services. 

At the heart of Bahri’s diverse and inclusive workforce is its “Talent Management Framework,” which provides a clear direction for strategically attracting, sourcing, managing, developing and retaining talents in the company. The framework was recently named the “Best Recruitment & Talent Management Strategy” at the inaugural CIPD Middle East People Conference & Awards. The company had also won in the “Best Talent Development Strategy” category at the Future Workplace Awards 2018.