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.


Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

Updated 17 April 2019
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Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

The Top CEO Conference & Awards 2019, organized by TRENDS magazine — Mediaquest and international business school INSEAD, has concluded at the Al-Areen Palace and Spa in Bahrain. The event, held on Thursday, included seven key panel discussions under the theme “Growth in a Volatile Future” as well as the Top CEO Awards 2019 ceremony, which recognized the region’s most successful and trendsetting CEOs from more than 700 companies listed on GCC stock exchanges.

Top business leaders and more than 30 speakers from across the GCC shed light on the Middle East’s dynamic but volatile region and the burning issues facing the corporate world today. This year’s theme focused on a score of relevant issues, such as oil price fluctuations, tech disruptions, armed and political schisms that pose new risks, and opportunities. Speakers such as renowned economist Professor Nouriel Roubini provided growth solutions and road maps for businesses in the GCC region.

Alexandre Hawari, CEO of Mediaquest, said: “In its fifth edition, the Top CEO Conference & Awards fully encapsulated the theme of ‘Growth in a Volatile Future’ by acknowledging and exploring the growth transformation that the region is undergoing through digitalization and the fourth industrial revolution amid geopolitical tensions, looming trade wars and a rapidly evolving business environment. Building on the huge success of the previous years, the Top CEO Awards 2019 recognized CEOs and companies who have raised the bar by navigating challenges, implementing new strategies, and have demonstrated unquestionable growth, profitability and excellence in corporate governance.”

The conference kicked off with an opening keynote from Jassim Al-Seddiqi, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Financial Group and chairman of GFH Financial Group, who delved into the potential of transforming the region into a fintech hub and the importance of jumping on the digital bandwagon. 

The prime panel discussion on the “Future of Growth Amid Volatility” brought together five CEOs who explored methods to create future-proof strategies that can not only tackle challenges but also boost growth in a tough geopolitical and economic climate. 

Hisham Al-Rayes, CEO and board member of the GFH Financial Group, said: “Investing in the future in areas such as fintech, education and technology, the foundations for strong, enduring knowledge-based economies, is a priority for the group and the governments of the region in which we invest.”

“The Blockchain Opportunity” and “The Human Factor and Tech Innovation” panels brought together industry experts from Facebook, the Bahrain FinTech Bay and King Abdul Aziz University. 

“The Future of Women’s Business Leadership” panel discussed positive strides taken by GCC governments and businesses in leveling the playing field for women professionals.