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.


Emirates NBD opens branch in Alkhobar

Updated 20 September 2018
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Emirates NBD opens branch in Alkhobar

Emirates NBD, a banking group in the Middle East, has expanded its presence in the Kingdom with the opening of its first branch in Alkhobar in the Eastern Province. Emirates NBD now covers three key regions in Saudi Arabia with a presence in Riyadh, Jeddah and Alkhobar. 

As Saudi Arabia progresses plans for economic reform, in line with its Vision 2030, Emirates NBD’s presence builds on the growing economic and trade ties between Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Following the establishment of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council, the UAE and Saudi Arabia recently announced The Strategy of Resolve, a joint vision for economic development through 44 joint strategic projects within a five-year time frame. 

UAE-based Emirates NBD is the first non-Saudi bank with a significant branch network across the Kingdom. The bank offers retail, private, business and wholesale banking across its network of three full-fledged branches in the Kingdom, in addition to corporate finance advisory, project and syndicated finance through Emirates NBD Capital KSA, the bank’s investment banking arm.

Emirates NBD also operates in Egypt, India, Singapore, and the UK with representative offices in China and Indonesia. 

“Our presence in Saudi is integral to Emirates NBD’s growth strategy as we continue to explore opportunities in the GCC region’s largest and most dynamic economy,” said Hesham Abdulla Al-Qassim, vice chairman and managing director of Emirates NBD. 

“Saudi Arabia is in the midst of a landmark economic transformation and we look forward to continuing to support Saudi individuals and businesses looking for a trusted banking partner.” 

Emirates NBD recently renewed its partnership with the Kingdom’s Kafalah Program, which aims to promote financing to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) within the country.

Loai Abduljawad, CEO of Emirates NBD KSA, said: “Emirates NBD’s expanded network strengthens our offering to individuals and corporates in Saudi Arabia looking to invest and trade across the MENA region and beyond. Our superior value proposition, built on the bank’s unique ‘high tech + high touch’ philosophy of offering customers a modern banking experience complemented by personalized advisory services, will enable us to strengthen customer acquisition in the Kingdom as we continue to support the country’s long-term growth and development goals, as outlined in Saudi Vision 2030.” 

Emirates NBD is a leading banking group in the region. As of June 30, 2018, its total assets were 477.5 billion dirhams, ($130 billion). The group has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry, with over 90 percent of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. The bank was declared the “Most Innovative Financial Services Organization of the Year” at the 2017 BAI Global Innovation Awards.