PwC appoints new country senior leader in Kingdom

Riyadh Al-Najjar
Updated 20 September 2016
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PwC appoints new country senior leader in Kingdom

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the world's major professional services network, has appointed Riyadh Al-Najjar as the country senior leader in Saudi Arabia.
Al-Najjar’s appointment comes as a result of his track record of supporting Saudi transformation initiatives that are in line with Vision 2030.
This is expected to strengthen PwC’s presence and commitment to the Kingdom as an influential partner in the success of the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020 and Vision 2030.
Minister of Labor and Social Development Mufrej Al-Haqabani said: “I am pleased to learn about Riyadh Al-Najjar’s appointment as PwC Saudi’s new country senior leader. Al-Najjar has been a long-standing trusted consultant to the ministry, having supported the execution of a number of our transformational initiatives.”
The minister also credited Al-Najjar for his leadership, professional management skills and strong record of leading positive change in the Saudi labor market and the country as a whole.
Minister of Housing Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail said: “During our most recent collaboration, Al-Najjar’s professionalism, management skills and expertise in delivering and managing projects have earned him the respect of all who have had the pleasure of working with him.”
Al-Najjar brings with him over 25 years of management consulting experience in the health care, financial services and public sector spheres.
Al-Najjar has been with PwC for almost 10 years, during which he took on different leadership roles, most recently as leader of program and project management (PPM) services.
Al-Najjar’s key focus remains on building capabilities and a center of competence for managing and delivering large-scale nation-wide transformation programs.
Al-Najjar said: “This is an exciting time for Saudi Arabia, as the country embarks on an ambitious journey to achieving its Vision 2030. We, at PwC have been at the heart of this transformation and we remain committed to supporting the Kingdom’s ambitions.”


Bahri strengthens market footprint in Asia-Pacific region

Khalid Al-Garawi, senior manager, Bahri Chemicals.
Updated 21 April 2019
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Bahri strengthens market footprint in Asia-Pacific region

Saudi logistics and transportation company Bahri has announced the expansion of its market presence in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region’s maritime industry. The stronger presence will help the company gain deeper insights into market trends as well as customer needs in chemicals and logistics sectors in Singapore and the wider APAC region.
The announcement took place at a ceremony held on April 5 at Regent Hotel in Singapore, in the presence of Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, and senior executives of the region’s oil majors, petrochemical trading companies and ship brokers.
The expansion will also enable Bahri Logistics and Bahri Chemicals, two of five business units of the company, to market their offerings, acquire new clients, serve existing clients, and channelize the communications. Bahri has plans to expand the services of its other business units to the APAC region in the future.
Bahri CEO Aldubaikhi said: “In our efforts to deliver on Bahri’s vision of connecting economies, sharing prosperity, and driving excellence in global logistics services, we have been actively pursuing the company’s ambitious long-term strategy to drive sustainable growth and expand its market footprint. As a result, we have established a solid presence regionally and globally. Our expansion in the Asia-Pacific region represents a key milestone in our journey, and with this, we have come even closer to our customers, allowing us to serve them better offering a wider range of industry services and unprecedented value.”
Over the past 41 years, Bahri has steadily expanded market presence to cement its position as a global leader in the maritime industry. The company currently has offices in Saudi Arabia, UAE, US and India, in addition to a vast network of agents across the Middle East and Africa, US, Europe, and Asia.
Bahri Chemicals is the largest owner and operator of chemical carriers in the Middle East, serving 150 ports worldwide. It owns and operates 36 chemical/product tankers with a capacity of 1.1 million DWT designed to the highest specifications, capable of carrying a wide range of chemical cargoes. The first business unit within Bahri, Bahri Logistics, is one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world and operates six new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessels with 26,000 DWT each on a regular liner schedule.