Al-Othaim among region’s top 100 CEOs

Abdulaziz Abdullah Al-Othaim
Updated 17 July 2018

Al-Othaim among region’s top 100 CEOs

Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al-Othaim, CEO of Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets Co., won at the recent Top CEO Awards 2018. The Top CEO Awards, organized by TRENDS magazine and INSEAD, the leading international business school, celebrates the region’s best-performing 100 CEOs from companies that are listed on the stock exchanges of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman.

The judging panel consisted of international experts, specialists and auditors, who named the winners according to a ranking process based on hard facts, including business growth, profitability, sustainability and transparency. 

Al-Othaim expressed his appreciation for to the organizers and the judging panel and thanked the company’s management team. “Such remarkable results and achievements would have never materialized without the sincere and professional team work that placed Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets among the top FMCG retailers in the region backed by a wide variety of competitive services and offerings that meet our customers’ needs,” he said.

Over the past few years, Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets has been recognized among the top 100 brands in the Kingdom, according to a study by Al-Watan Saudi Arabia and Ipsos, based on scientific statistics and field surveys.


Saudi International Motor Show 2019 begins today

Updated 09 December 2019

Saudi International Motor Show 2019 begins today

The 41st Saudi International Motor Show (SIMS) 2019 begins today at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events, giving showgoers access to more than 100 new models for 2020 from the US, Japan, Korea and China.

Automobiles from 14 of the world’s leading auto brands including MG, Hyundai, Ford, KIA, Cherry, GAC Motors, Suzuki, Haval, Toyota, Chevrolet, Changan, GMC, Great Wall and FAW will be on display.

The event, held under the patronage of Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed bin Abdul Aziz, will run until Dec. 14.

The Saudi International Motor Show is being organized by Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE). It will be attended by executives from top international automotive manufacturers and will be preceded by the launch of a number of new models, which will take place before the official inauguration.

Hadi Al-Harith, chairman of ACE, said the exhibition will have new features for visitors and a range of activities for youth, such as drifting, 4x4 test drive circuit and display of modified cars and SUVs.

“The five-day event offers visitors the chance to discover the latest technology in car manufacturing and design and provides a platform for trade professionals to come together,” he said.

For the new segment of women drivers, the motor show will provide an opportunity to choose their vehicles from a wide array of models on display, while simultaneously giving the car companies a new channel for sales.

The exhibition will also witness the provision of affordable financing solutions offered by the National Commercial Bank, the diamond sponsor of the motor show, and Al-Yusr Finance Company. Malath Insurance Company and the General Gulf Cooperative Insurance Company will provide advanced and affordable vehicle insurance services.

This year’s annual event covers a total area of 31,500 square meter of the venue and runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. until Saturday.