GAA launches new Renault Duster in Kingdom

The event was attended by senior officials, customers and members of the media.
Updated 17 October 2018
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GAA launches new Renault Duster in Kingdom

Gulf Advantage Automobiles (GAA), the importer of Renault cars, has launched the new Renault Duster in Saudi Arabia. The SUV features a powerful engine, a modern design, a comfortable and spacious cabin, in addition to unique functions and features to meet the aspirations of its customers in the Kingdom who wish to own a sports utility vehicle at an attractive price. 

The event was attended by Divyendu Kumar, managing director; MK Rajkumar, chief operating officer; Sami Nader, head of operations; and other senior officials in the presence of customers and members of the media.

Rajkumar said: “We are delighted to launch the new Renault Duster for our valued customers in Saudi Arabia. The Duster represents one of the best and latest models introduced by Renault, the world’s largest automaker. It is fitted with outstanding key features to meet the desire and needs at an affordable price. At the same time, the product provides a smooth driving experience on the road and a robust and sturdy off-road experience on all other terrains.” 

This is what will ensure that the new Duster remains a favorite vehicle in the Kingdom and around the world.” 

He added: “We are confident that the new Renault Duster will receive great demand just like its predecessors in the Saudi market. Renault has renewed this unique car and upgraded its specifications and features to new levels of performance, making it the best in its class and one of the most popular and best-selling SUVs worldwide. At the same time, Renault is keen to provide the best after-sales service, maintenance and spare parts for its valued customers in the Kingdom. The customer is our top priority here at Gulf Advantage Automobiles.”


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.