Kuwait terminates more than 3,000 expat public sector employees

The contracts were terminated as part of the Kuwaitization push to replace expat employees with nationals in the government sector. (Shutterstock)
Updated 26 August 2018
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Kuwait terminates more than 3,000 expat public sector employees

  • The government has earmarked 44,752 expats for termination – including the 3,140 that have already been dismissed
  • The contracts were terminated as part of the Kuwaitization push to replace expat employees with nationals in the government sector

DUBAI: Kuwait has terminated the employment contracts of 3,140 expatriate public sector employees, the chairman of the Civil Service Commission Ahmad Al-Jassar said, according to local daily Kuwait Times.
The contracts were terminated as part of the Kuwaitization push to replace expat employees with nationals in the government sector.
The government has earmarked 44,752 expats for termination – including the 3,140 that have already been dismissed.
Statistics show expats are employed across 46 government sectors, including 25,948 in teaching and training, 6,474 in services, 3,537 in law and Islamic affairs, 2,876 in engineering and 1,539 in social and educational services as well as sports.


Deutsche Bank appoints Riyadh GM

Updated 18 September 2018
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Deutsche Bank appoints Riyadh GM

  • German banking titan expects more deal flow from Kingdom
  • Deutsche Bank established base in Saudi Arabia in 2006

LONDON: Deutsche Bank has appointed Mohammed Alajmi as general manager of Deutsche Bank Riyadh Branch in Saudi Arabia.
He will have oversight of the bank’s business regulated by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA), Deutsche Bank said in a statement.
The German banking giant originally established its Riyadh branch in 2006.
Alajmi joined Deutsche Bank in 2012 after more than a decade of working at local financial institutions in the Kingdom.
He was appointed chief operating officer in June 2015 overseeing the bank’s activities across all businesses and infrastructure functions.
The group expects to boost regional hiring this year, driven by expected corporate bond sales and initial public offerings, Bloomberg reported in February.