SABIC renews long-standing partnership with Bupa Arabia

The signing ceremony was attended by officials from both Bupa Arabia and SABIC.
Updated 02 June 2019

SABIC renews long-standing partnership with Bupa Arabia

Petrochemical giant Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) has renewed its contract with Bupa Arabia Cooperative Insurance Company for the health insurance cover of its employees and their families. The contract will be effective from July 5.

Bupa Arabia CEO Tal Nazer said: “SABIC’s renewal of the contract is a testimony to our capabilities, proficiency, and broad experience in the health insurance sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which are guided by our core values to enable us to provide our members the best in health care.”

He said the renewal of contract by SABIC, the world’s fourth largest petrochemical firm, is “an attestation of Bupa Arabia’s quality of exceptional services provided to the employees of the company and their families.” 

Bupa Arabia’s corporate program offers a range of services, including the availability of the company’s delegates in all major hospitals to ensure the needs of the customers are met, and to facilitate and ease their visits. Furthermore, the program provides members with home-based services, such as medication refill and delivery, laboratory services for chronic cases, and vaccinations for children.

The health insurance giant offers several schemes to suit a variety of needs of the patients.

Bupa was founded in the UK in 1947 in partnership with 17 provident associations. Bupa went international for the first time in 1971 and in 1997, Bupa Arabia was launched through a joint venture between Bupa and Nazer Group. It is said to be the first medical insurance company in the Kingdom. The company has a large network of care providers comprising more than 1.2 million entities across 190 countries.


Ras Al-Khaimah to host Mideast’s first ‘business Oscars’

Updated 16 September 2019

Ras Al-Khaimah to host Mideast’s first ‘business Oscars’

The Stevie Awards, known widely as the “business Oscars,” has reached an agreement for a strategic partnership with Ras Al-Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RAK Chamber) for the first annual Middle East Stevie Awards to be held in Ras Al-Khaimah in February 2020.
The Middle East Stevie Awards will recognize innovation in the workplace from across 17 MENA countries and the awards program and gala prize-giving ceremony will be held in Ras Al-Khaimah for the first three years and at least every other year thereafter. The announcement was accompanied by a call from Stevie Awards for entries for the inaugural edition.
“Hosting the inaugural edition of the Middle East Stevie Awards here in Ras Al-Khaimah is a significant accomplishment, and another noteworthy milestone to add to the emirate’s successful track record, continuing on the same path of progress that has been taking place across all sectors, in line with the directives of our wise leadership,” said Mohamed Ali Al-Nuaimi, chairman of RAK Chamber.
“I was extremely gratified when the RAK Chamber approached us about partnering with them on a new Stevie Awards program for the Middle East and North Africa,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and executive chairman of the Stevie Awards. “We have recognized the achievements of executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations across the region for many years in our other programs. The time is right for the region to have its own Stevie’s program. We are excited to launch the Middle East Stevie Awards, and look forward to the first gathering of Stevie Award winners in the program in Ras Al-Khaimah in February.”