Dar Al-Hekma students receive Qimam award

The students were shortlisted among the 50 fellows out of 13,000 applicants.
Updated 04 August 2018
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Dar Al-Hekma students receive Qimam award

Three students from Dar Al-Hekma University in Jeddah have been selected for the Qimam Fellowship Program, which empowers high-potential university students in the Kingdom.

Nouf Hassan Al-Malki, Rawan Al-Marwani Al-Juhani and Lamia Al-Otaibi were among 50 students chosen from 13,000 applicants. The program selects students from all specializations at local universities based on three criteria: excellence, initiative and social responsibility.

The three young women were honored during a special ceremony and presented with the Qimam medal for promising leaders in recognition of their outstanding performance. The students’ profiles will be shared with leading human resources executives in the Kingdom to broaden their career opportunities.

They also had 12 days of  in-person intensive training and mentorship in Riyadh by executives and accomplished professionals from leading companies such as the Saudi Telecom Company and Bab Rizq Jameel, in addition to attending workshops  building a successful career in the area of their choice.

The Qimam Fellowship Program, launched last June, aims to identify, develop and empower the most promising and distinguished university students in and from the Kingdom to reach their full potential. 

It is supported by 14 leading national and international companies from the public and private sectors and provides the selected students with one-on-one mentoring from senior corporate leaders, leadership training by professionals from renowned companies, visits to the Saudi Arabian offices of leading national and international companies and, membership of the Qimam Alumni Network.

More than 50 leading executives from both sectors have volunteered to provide one-on-one mentoring and help students to build a successful career.


Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Updated 20 February 2019
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Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Saudi shipping company Bahri is demonstrating its commitment to advancing the growth of maritime industry and improving security in the logistics business at the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) and Naval Defense and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX).

The events are being held under the patronage of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, president of the UAE and supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces in Abu Dhabi from Feb.17-21.

Khaled bin Hussain Biyari, assistant minister of defense — executive affairs; General Awwad Eid Al-Balawi, director general of Saudi Arabian Border Guards; and other officials visited Bahri’s booth during the events.

As part of its participation, Bahri is showcasing its maritime capabilities and innovation-driven solutions at the largest defense expo in the Middle East. The company is also highlighting its unmanned surface vessels (USVs) at its booth. Powered by MAP Pro technology, which transforms any vessel into an autonomous one, Bahri’s USVs are capable of numerous applications, including gathering data, surveillance and reconnaissance. In addition, the vessels offer significant cost savings and reduce human workload in high-risk operations. 

Bringing together more than 1,310 specialized companies from 62 countries, both events offer a strategic business platform for exhibitors to present their latest naval, maritime and coastal security technology, equipment and crafts, and explore partnership opportunities with local and international companies. 

Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, said: “Events such as IDEX and NAVDEX provide a unique opportunity to gather new insights into new security technologies that can help companies thrive in a safe and secure trade. With Saudi Arabia being at the forefront of efforts aimed at maintaining stability and security in the region, maritime security is a key focus area for the Kingdom.” 

Aldubaikhi added: “Bahri’s presence at IDEX and NAVDEX 2019 is part of our strategy to further strengthen our offerings to enhance the Kingdom’s maritime capabilities and support its transformation as the world’s leading logistics hub. The exhibition also provides us with an excellent platform to connect with our customers and explore new partnership opportunities that will further drive our ambitious expansion plans.”

Bahri Logistics, one of the five business units within Bahri and one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world, operates six new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessels that are capable of carrying different types of cargo, including project, ro-ro, breakbulk, equipment, and container cargo.