FNRCO partners with Bahraini research and design studio

Updated 20 March 2019

FNRCO partners with Bahraini research and design studio

The First National Company for Human Resources (FNRCO), a human resource services and manpower solutions company in Saudi Arabia, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Archetype Foundry consultancy, a Bahrain-based research, design and development studio. 

Established in 2014 by three young professionals, Archetype Foundry designs and builds prototypes and product solutions in various areas using sophisticated hardware engineering and latest methods in pronto techniques, including digital fabrication technologies.

The contract was signed by Ali Jaber Al-Mahan, general manager of FNRCO, and Dr. Salman Abdullah Alaraibi, founding partner of Archetype Foundry. 

“This partnership aims to establish a design approach to services through an open collaborative platform that harnesses local, regional and international talents which will be hosted in both companies’ centers in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain,” a statement said.

FNRCO has considerable experience in providing business and project development services in Saudi Arabia. The company is registered and licensed by the Saudi Ministry of Labor and provides training for all professional and administrative specialties under the authorization of the General Organization for Technical Education and Vocational Training.

Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Updated 23 April 2019

Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Global biopharmaceutical company Allergan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with King Saud University (KSU) that focuses on developing a robust student-exchange program by facilitating training opportunities for Saudi nationals.

The agreement was signed by Ramsey Morad, Allergan’s vice president for India, Middle East and Africa, and Dr. Aws Al-Shamsan, dean of the College of Pharmacy at the university. The MoU is in line with the Kingdom’s overall efforts to drive more cooperation levels between the public and private sectors, with the underlying objective to integrate Saudi nationals into various fields within the health-care sector.

Under the agreement, Allergan will provide training courses on an annual basis for students at the College of Pharmacy as well as programs to develop their scientific and medical knowledge and align them to international industry best practices. Students will be assessed according to set parameters, and the top performers will earn an internship opportunity with the company

In addition, Allergan will run courses for faculty members at the College of Pharmacy with a focus on leadership skills.

Morad said: “We have used practical methods to express our commitment toward the Kingdom and toward the realization of Vision 2030. We are placing a very high emphasis on developing the local capabilities of Saudi nationals within the health-care sector, and this partnership with a leading university in the region is one of the steps we are taking. Saudi Arabia is at the heart of our operations in the region, and this MoU represents a key milestone in our efforts to attract the young minds of tomorrow and integrate them as core members of our Allergan team.” 

Al-Shamsan said: “We are proud to partner with Allergan to implement internationally recognized knowledge-based programs for the development of our students. With this MoU, we are focusing on the enhancement and development of the pharmaceutical sector across the Kingdom. We are guided by the mission to provide students experiences to learn from international best practices and, at the same time, work toward the improvement of the quality of the pharmaceutical sector in the Kingdom.”

Allergan said it is committed to a wide range of programs with health-care professionals, patients and national entities across the Kingdom. The company’s investments through its joint venture, Allergan Saudi Arabia, include the development of medical training centers focused on training health-care professionals in medical aesthetics.