Mohammed Alajmi new GM of Deutsche Bank Riyadh

Mohammed Alajmi
Updated 23 September 2018
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Mohammed Alajmi new GM of Deutsche Bank Riyadh

Deutsche Bank has announced the appointment of Mohammed Alajmi as general manager of Deutsche Bank AG Riyadh Branch in Saudi Arabia. 

Jamal Al-Kishi, chief executive officer, Middle East and Africa, said: “Over 12 years, our bank has grown its presence in the Kingdom to now boast one of the largest populations of local Saudi talent at any international financial institution. The development of our workforce is just one example of Deutsche Bank’s deep commitment to the Kingdom and Mohammed’s appointment is a further reflection of the strength of our local Saudi team, of which we are extremely proud.” 

He added: “I am confident Mohammed will utilize his impressive network and deep local knowledge of the financial sector.” 

In his new role, Alajmi will oversee the bank’s business regulated by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA), working closely with business units and infrastructure functions to deliver the bank’s services to its Saudi clients whilst ensuring strict compliance with regulatory requirements.

Alajmi joined Deutsche Bank in 2012 after more than a decade’s experience working in 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.


Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Updated 12 December 2018
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Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Careem held the first edition of its Captain’s Excellence Award Ceremony in Riyadh on Saturday. The event, which will be held annually, was the first-of-its-kind in the region and welcomed over 300 top-performing “captains” (Careem drivers) across the Kingdom. 

The captains were awarded based on different criteria such as: Captains with the highest number of trips, highest (customer-given) ratings and longest serving captains. Rewards were also handed out to captain ambassadors, i.e. those with the highest number of referrals and captains that were given a special shoutout on social media by customers for their dedication to their service. Several rewards were handed out along with the grand prize, a brand new car. 

Abdulla Elyas, chief people officer and co-founder of Careem, opened the event with an ode to the captains in attendance, thanking them for their service and commitment in driving impact through meaningful initiatives across the Kingdom. Some of these initiatives included the vaccination campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, which helped more than 100,000 men, women and children across 17 cities get vaccinated in their own homes. Careem also collaborated with Bupa Arabia during Ramadan this year to donate clothes from customers to people in need, where over 180,000 donations were collected. 

Elyas also announced Careem’s partnership with Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) in delivering the first installment of cars for the empowerment of people with special needs. The foundation, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, will provide a number of cars over the course of seven years to men and women of the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia) after being trained.

“Our captains are the lifeblood of our business and we wanted to celebrate these men and women for helping us achieve our mission of simplifying and improving the lives of people in the Kingdom,” Elyas said. 

“We are proud to have 395,000 ‘captainahs’ (female drivers) and captains registered with us to date in Saudi Arabia, providing over 122 million rides. This ceremony is our small way to thank them for their service and reward them for the hard work they put in every day so that people have a safe way to get around. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today” 

Muaaed Al-Saeed, a representative from the Public Transport Authority (PTA), said: “We are excited to have you all; you have overcome each obstacle you were faced with in a short span of time and for that we are extremely proud.” 

He added: “On this occasion, I convey the regards of PTA President Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih. The participation of myself and Majed Al-Zahrani, PTA general manager, is proof of our support to all the captains.”