Saudi Arabian Motor Federation launches 8 programs

The press conference was held at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.
Updated 16 June 2018

Saudi Arabian Motor Federation launches 8 programs

Prince Khalid bin Sultan Abdullah Al-Faisal, chairman of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF), announced the launch of eight new programs focused on “social aspects” and tourism.

Addressing a recent press conference at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Prince Khalid highlighted the important role of the General Sports Authority (GSA) in supporting the federation’s programs.

The GSA is headed by Chairman Turki bin Abdulmohsen Al-Sheikh and Vice President Prince Abdulaziz Turki Al-Faisal.

Prince Khalid said the SAMF has set out an ambitious plan to implement programs in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. 

“We are in a society dominated by youth — about 65 percent — and they have a great passion for cars, yet we still don’t have integrated and associated programs,” he said. 

SAMF Deputy President Abdullah bin Salem Bakhashab said that the upcoming motorsport season will include five championships.

Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Updated 23 April 2019

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.