Nissan-Petromin plans to open 20 more showrooms in Kingdom

Covering more than 3,000 sqm, the Nissan-Petromin showroom has the capacity to display the full model lineup of Nissan cars and is fitted out to Nissan’s global brand standards.
Updated 16 October 2016
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Nissan-Petromin plans to open 20 more showrooms in Kingdom

Nissan-Petromin, Nissan’s new dealer in Saudi Arabia, opened its first showroom in Riyadh on Oct. 10. The showroom is located on Al-Thumamah Road in north Riyadh.
Covering more than 3,000 sqm, the showroom has the capacity to display the full model lineup of Nissan cars and is fitted out to Nissan’s global brand standards.
The opening of this showroom reflects the Petromin’s plan to expand its network and it marks the first time full showroom and vehicle sales in the Central Region.
Nissan-Petromin plans to open a further 20 showrooms across the Kingdom by the end of 2017.
Sakhr Jamjoom, VP, marketing and HR, Petromin Corporation, said: “Petromin is already the market leader in lubricants sales and vehicle servicing in Saudi Arabia, and we are determined to rapidly expand our Nissan showroom and aftersales facility network. Petromin Express is already the largest quick lube network in Saudi Arabia and supports all brands of vehicles. While we continue to expand our network, our aim is always to exceed the expectations of our customers and enhance their purchase and servicing experience. This can be only be achieved by providing excellent customer experience at every touch point in the ownership cycle.”
Simon Frith, MD, Nissan Saudi Arabia, stated: “Today, we witness a new part to Petromin’s story. We know now that Petromin’s strength and expertise in customer service excellence is extended to the central region, and soon across the rest of the Kingdom.”
Commenting on the showroom’s opening, Tony Barlow, chief operating officer of Petromin Saudi Arabia, said: “This ultra-modern showroom is a corner stone for our Nissan business and our expansion in the Kingdom. Petromin looks forward to expanding its business in the central region and Riyadh in particular and to supporting our customers fulfill their motoring needs.”


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.