Huawei committed to investing in innovation and quality

Pablo Ning, president of Huawei Consumer Business Group Saudi Arabia.
Updated 15 March 2018
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Huawei committed to investing in innovation and quality

According to the latest China-leading brand rating organization (C-NPS), Huawei has overtaken all its competitors for the first time with a score of 17.8 points, as the C-NPS Customers Most Recommended Brand in China’s Mobile Phone Industry 2018.
This makes it the first ever local mobile phone brand to take the first place on this list. The C-NPS offers independent, scientifically sound and latest survey results to reflect consumers’ voices and willingness to recommend products or services.
Locally in Saudi Arabia, and since its beginning in the market, Huawei said it has maintained its values ​​of serving its customers, as their demands are the main driver of Huawei’s growth. Huawei’s smartphones have a market share of 21.9 percent in Saudi Arabia, according to the latest reports from GFK at the end of December 2017.
As for Huawei tablets, it ranks first in Saudi Arabia. One out of every four tablets sold in Saudi Arabia is a Huawei tablet device, according to some research studies.
“We have built our success upon taking quality as the top priority and making continuous investment in innovation, which is also the primary reason why Huawei is increasingly accepted by consumers,” said Pablo Ning, president of Huawei Consumer Business Group Saudi Arabia. He added: “Going forward, we will stay true to our business philosophy that ‘Huawei consumer business competitiveness starts from and ends at consumers’ and keep innovating in a future-oriented manner, thereby bringing global consumers radically improved user experiences and taking the lead in disrupting the industry.”
Moreover, Huawei’s brand love and reputation as a company has been growing from strength to strength in Saudi Arabia, proven by the latest YouGov Brand Index Rankings. Huawei secured top 10 ranking in Saudi Arabia Top Index Improvers list, with a significant improvement of 19.5 percent in its index scoring.


Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Updated 23 April 2019
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Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Global biopharmaceutical company Allergan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with King Saud University (KSU) that focuses on developing a robust student-exchange program by facilitating training opportunities for Saudi nationals.

The agreement was signed by Ramsey Morad, Allergan’s vice president for India, Middle East and Africa, and Dr. Aws Al-Shamsan, dean of the College of Pharmacy at the university. The MoU is in line with the Kingdom’s overall efforts to drive more cooperation levels between the public and private sectors, with the underlying objective to integrate Saudi nationals into various fields within the health-care sector.

Under the agreement, Allergan will provide training courses on an annual basis for students at the College of Pharmacy as well as programs to develop their scientific and medical knowledge and align them to international industry best practices. Students will be assessed according to set parameters, and the top performers will earn an internship opportunity with the company

In addition, Allergan will run courses for faculty members at the College of Pharmacy with a focus on leadership skills.

Morad said: “We have used practical methods to express our commitment toward the Kingdom and toward the realization of Vision 2030. We are placing a very high emphasis on developing the local capabilities of Saudi nationals within the health-care sector, and this partnership with a leading university in the region is one of the steps we are taking. Saudi Arabia is at the heart of our operations in the region, and this MoU represents a key milestone in our efforts to attract the young minds of tomorrow and integrate them as core members of our Allergan team.” 

Al-Shamsan said: “We are proud to partner with Allergan to implement internationally recognized knowledge-based programs for the development of our students. With this MoU, we are focusing on the enhancement and development of the pharmaceutical sector across the Kingdom. We are guided by the mission to provide students experiences to learn from international best practices and, at the same time, work toward the improvement of the quality of the pharmaceutical sector in the Kingdom.”

Allergan said it is committed to a wide range of programs with health-care professionals, patients and national entities across the Kingdom. The company’s investments through its joint venture, Allergan Saudi Arabia, include the development of medical training centers focused on training health-care professionals in medical aesthetics.