Red Sea Mall wins five excellence awards

The award was received on behalf of the Red Sea Markets Company, owner of Red Sea Mall, by Mohammed Al-Asiri, marketing manager at Red Sea Mall.
Updated 23 October 2018

Red Sea Mall wins five excellence awards

The Red Sea Mall in Jeddah won five awards in the GCC, Africa, Middle East Business Excellence Awards, during the annual ceremony held at The Address Boulevard in Dubai on Oct.3-4.

The ceremony was attended by eminent leaders from various business sectors, economic specialists and other officials. The award was received on behalf of the Red Sea Markets Company, owner of Red Sea Mall, by Mohammed Al-Asiri, marketing manager at Red Sea Mall.

Awards won by the center include The Best Shopping Center of the Year for the ITAAM project that was aimed at reducing the waste of food and utilization of the leftover, non-used food by distributing it to the needy; the productive families campaign that benefited more than 300 families since the start of the project, and the Career Fair campaign. 

The center also won The Best Marketing Campaign of the Year award, for the success of the “Win the Key to Surprises and the Red Sea Mall Cup” activation campaign.

Al-Asiri said: “We are proud to have received these valuable awards that underscore our progress and position across shopping centers in the region. The recognition we have received through these awards is a tribute to the community we are operating in. They have placed their confidence in us which clearly reflects in our business and initiatives.”

Bahri promotes gender balance in workplace

Updated 21 May 2019

Bahri promotes gender balance in workplace

Saudi logistics and transportation company Bahri recently participated in the 13th Annual Maritime HR Conference in London. The company’s chief support officer Hisham Alkhaldi was invited as a guest speaker at the largest worldwide gathering of maritime HR professionals. 

Held at Leonardo Royal Hotel in London from May 9 to 10, the annual event discussed key issues facing HR teams in the maritime industry. The conference brought together regulators, industry-renowned speakers, business leaders, and nearly 200 delegates representing shipowners, ship managers, oil companies, and other maritime employers such as classification societies and P&I clubs. 

Speaking on the “Diversity and Inclusion in the Maritime Industry” panel at the conference, Alkhaldi put a spotlight on the under-representation of women in the workplace across industries, particularly in the maritime sector. Highlighting that only 2 percent of seafarers worldwide are women and less than 1 percent occupy leadership roles in the industry, he said that it has become imperative for various stakeholders in the maritime industry to step up both concerted and individual efforts to address these challenges effectively and swiftly. 

“As a result of constant and deliberate efforts to raise awareness about the importance and benefits of gender balance in the workplace, policymakers and businesses in the maritime industry increasingly identify equal opportunities as a top priority today. Promoting women’s participation at work is critical not only for accelerating economic growth and sustainable development but also for driving stronger bottom-line results for businesses,” Alkhaldi said.

“Similarly, a diverse workforce will lead to higher productivity and customer loyalty, and catalyze innovation, leveraging the perspectives and experiences of employees of different nationalities, and ethnicities. As an employee-centric organization, Bahri has incorporated diversity and inclusion in its human resources policies and processes.” 

Alkhaldi also shed light on Bahri’s initiatives aimed at embracing diversity and inclusion across all aspects of its business. The company has been striving to boost the participation of women in its operations, which reached 18 percent this year. Bahri has also teamed up with universities to develop programs that will help introduce students to the maritime sector and its services. 

At the heart of Bahri’s diverse and inclusive workforce is its “Talent Management Framework,” which provides a clear direction for strategically attracting, sourcing, managing, developing and retaining talents in the company. The framework was recently named the “Best Recruitment & Talent Management Strategy” at the inaugural CIPD Middle East People Conference & Awards. The company had also won in the “Best Talent Development Strategy” category at the Future Workplace Awards 2018.