Dr. Mohammad Alsuliman named new Najm CEO

Dr. Mohammad Alsuliman
Updated 17 February 2019

Dr. Mohammad Alsuliman named new Najm CEO

Najm Insurance Services has appointed Dr. Mohammad Alsuliman as the new chief executive officer. 

Hesham Alsharif, chairman of the board at Najm, said the appointment will further develop the company’s operations and boost its productivity. 

“Dr. Mohammad Alsuliman has a long and distinguished experience in strategic corporate transformation and project management with several financial companies in addition to leading strategic partnerships with international and regional service providers,” said Alsharif.

Meanwhile, Dr. Alsuliman expressed his gratitude to the chairman and board of directors for their warm welcome and trust, and reiterated his commitment to lead Najm toward realizing its vision.

“I look forward to achieving the company’s strategic objectives, enhancing the services provided and support the development of the insurance industry in the Kingdom to enhance its contribution to the economy in line with Vision 2030,” he said.

Dr. Alsuliman has held leadership positions in various sectors, including telecom, finance, banking and investment management. 

Prior to joining Najm, he served as the vice president corporate development at the Saudi Telecom Company (STC). Earlier, he was chief operating officer at the Saudi Kuwaiti Finance House and vice president of Klever Marketing in the US. Additionally, Dr. Alsuliman is an accredited expert in global project management and mergers and acquisitions, and enjoys a rich academic record. He holds a PhD in strategic management and information technology, a master’s degree in information systems and technology from The Drucker School of Management — Claremont Graduate University, US, and a bachelor of science and management information systems from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia. 

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

Updated 21 August 2019

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

As part of its centenary celebrations, Bentley hosted a number of events during the Monterey Car Week, from Aug. 15 to 18.

To mark the occasion, two models debuted — the new Flying Spur luxury four-door grand tourer, and the EXP 100 GT: A vision of luxury mobility in 2035.

The third-generation Flying Spur sets new standards of driving enjoyment and luxury, showcasing Bentley’s application of modern technology, while integrating the latest British craftsmanship and innovation features.

The new Flying Spur will be the most advanced luxury grand touring four-door available. 

Alongside its totally new and advanced aluminum and composite chassis, it features optional electronic all-wheel steering — a first for a Bentley, coupled with active all-wheel drive and the Bentley Dynamic Ride active anti-roll system powered by a 48V architecture.

The Flying Spur was put on display on Aug. 16 at the Quail — a motorsports gathering and at the Home of Bentley for the remainder of the weekend.

It was joined by the EXP 100 GT concept car, which made its US debut. With the EXP 100 GT, Bentley has reimagined the idea of grand touring for the future.

The EXP 100 GT is pure Bentley, inspired by the company’s deep understanding of the desires of its forward-thinking customers. It embraces artificial intelligence (AI) as a means to reassert the car as a place for creating, experiencing and capturing extraordinary human experiences and emotions.

It displays the future of luxury craftsmanship with a seamless fusion of materials and the intelligent curation of technology. The vehicle’s battery system will power four motors that deliver superior performance. Projected performance figures include a 0-60 mph time of less than 2.5 seconds, a top speed of 186 mph, and maximum torque of 1,500 Nm.

Ahead of the EXP 100 GT’s Americas debut, Bentley launched a new and dedicated app for Apple devices.

Released on Aug. 12, the “Bentley 100 AR” app uses a printable QR code to provide an augmented reality experience of the EXP 100 GT, allowing users to explore the exterior and interior of the concept car. Users can even interact with a virtual version of the car in full scale, by using the app at selected Bentley retailers.

Bentley was a featured marque at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where numerous classic models competed in Bentley Centennial classes, including Vintage 4 Cylinder, Vintage 6 Cylinder, Derby and Postwar.