IHCC honors ‘partners in success’ at annual event

Representatives from the partner banks and suppliers received shields from IHCC CEO Sultan Subhi Batterjee.
Updated 14 May 2019
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IHCC honors ‘partners in success’ at annual event

International Hospitals Construction Co. (IHCC) honored its partner banks and suppliers at an annual ceremony held recently in Casablanca Hotel Jeddah.

The event was attended by IHCC CEO Sultan Subhi Batterjee, General Manager Iftikhar Hussain and members of the board of directors of the company.

In his speech, Batterjee expressed his thanks and appreciation for the company’s “partners in success” who have played a big role in achieving IHCC’s goals. Representatives from the partner banks and suppliers received commemorative shields from Batterjee.

He said serving the community in the field of construction is the company’s top priority.

The chief executive highlighted IHCC’s future plans, including the new projects that seek to diversify the sources of income and at the same time provide additional services to the customers. He also talked about IHCC’s corporate social responsibility programs and their contribution to the development of the community. 

IHCC is a Saudi-based turnkey solutions provider that specializes in health care, education and mixed-use projects. It has more than 25 years of experience as a design-build company in the MENA region with extensive knowledge and experience in delivering turnkey solution projects. The company manages projects from inception to completion, including comprehensive feasibility studies, conceptualization, architectural and engineering design to civil and electro-mechanical construction, financing including complete procurement, equipping, furnishing and installation and operational management services.

Most recently, IHCC won the “Best Work Environment Award” in Saudi Arabia. The award introduced by “Great Place to Work” evaluates the applicants’ HR standards and practices, and their role in improving the work environments, to decide the winner in each sector.


360-degree mentoring to boost Saudi social enterprise sector

Updated 23 May 2019
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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.