Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors sponsors art show

Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors supplied a fleet of six luxury BMW 7 Series cars to shuttle guests to and from Al-Obour contemperary art exhibition in Jeddah. Two VIP buses were also provided by the company for larger groups of guests.
Updated 07 May 2019

Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors sponsors art show

Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors helped to put Arab art in the driving seat by partnering with the Saudi Art Council for the Al-Obour contemporary art exhibition in Jeddah.

The event, held over three months, featured three generations of artists from across the Kingdom who displayed a wide range of works alongside the best Arab and international talent from across the Middle East and Europe.

Donn Muirhead, managing director of Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors, said: “We are proud to partner with the Saudi Art Council, one of the most prominent and important cultural groups in the Kingdom, for the Al-Obour exhibition.

“The exhibition was a fantastic occasion that helped to showcase the very best artistic talent from across Saudi Arabia and the contributions of leading Saudi-owned companies, such as Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors, in fully supporting the creative art scene in the Kingdom.”

As a sponsor and partner of the Saudi Art Council and the exhibition, the company met all of the transportation requirements of the VIP guests, dignitaries and artists in attendance.

The official importer and distributor of BMW vehicles in Saudi Arabia, Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors supplied a fleet of six luxury BMW 7 Series cars that were on call to shuttle guests to and from the event. Two VIP buses were also provided by the company for larger groups of guests who required transportation to and from the exhibition, held at the Gold Moor Mall in Jeddah.

Alongside the eclectic range of artworks on show, the event also featured a display of two new BMW vehicles — the X5 and the X2.

Muirhead added: “By expertly meeting the event’s transportation needs we not only showcased some of the luxury BMW models available at Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors but also the true essence of Saudi hospitality to the 150 VIP guests who flew in especially for the exhibit.”

360-degree mentoring to boost Saudi social enterprise sector

Updated 23 May 2019

360-degree mentoring to boost Saudi social enterprise sector

The King Khalid Foundation (KKF) and Mowgli Mentoring have collaborated to strengthen the growing social enterprise sector in the Kingdom through the provision of 360-degree mentoring, which will support the personal and professional development of social entrepreneurs. The EMCC-accredited mentoring organization is working to built the capacity of Saudi mentors by instilling best mentoring practices and sharing experiences from its 10-year work around the world.

Globally, the concept of social entrepreneurship is increasingly gaining momentum and positive attention as it combines commerce with social good, allowing entrepreneurs to go beyond profit to positively impact communities and societies. Supporting these entrepreneurs, therefore, is in line with the KKF’s vision, which is to have a Saudi society with equal opportunities.

The KKF’s collaboration with Mowgli resulted in the creation of the Athar (Impact) Mentoring Program.

This program aims to build and increase the capacity of Saudi mentors, and equip them with the necessary tools to be able to provide mentorship, support and guidance to social entrepreneurs in the Kingdom. Matching mentors with social entrepreneurs and managing their mentorship relationships is a key benefit of the program.

To commence the mentoring program, Mowgli recently delivered a four-day workshop in the KKF premises in Riyadh. Fourteen professionals and business leaders received training to be 360-degree mentors before being matched with 14 social entrepreneurs. Both groups were provided with the guidelines to build solid foundations for their 1-2-1 mentoring relationships. In addition, the matched pairs will be supported over a duration of six months, during which structured on-going support will be provided to ensure that trust-based and impactful mentoring relationships are developed.

Mowgli Mentoring’s CEO Kathleen Bury said: “We see this program supporting the three themes on which the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 was built upon: Developing a vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation. By supporting social entrepreneurs, we’re working toward achieving the Kingdom’s economic aspirations of increasing SME GDP contribution by 20–30 percent by 2030. We are, therefore, excited to be back in Saudi Arabia and are honored to be working with the King Khalid Foundation in delivering this program, and building Saudi Arabia’s mentoring capacity to sustainably support change-makers and their surrounding ecosystems for years to come.”

The key to developing entrepreneurship and fostering economic development lies in having a well-balanced ecosystem with equal investment in four key pillars: Environment (schooling, parenting), finance (working capital, debt and equity financing), infrastructure (incubators, accelerators, utilities and sound legal frameworks) and human capital development (mentoring, skills and knowledge development). Mowgli supports the latter and has successfully delivered more than 110 mentoring programs across the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.