Regional companies align to form Diversity Council MENA

The Diversity Council was established in 2016 by the Above & Beyond Group in Copenhagen and has a strong presence in the Nordics.
Updated 30 June 2019

Regional companies align to form Diversity Council MENA

The Diversity Council, an inclusion and diversity accelerator bringing together leading companies in a cross-industry alliance, is expanding into the MENA region. Owned by the Nordic strategic consultancy Above & Beyond Group, the Diversity Council will enter the region in partnership with Mediaquest. Senior representatives of the Above & Beyond Group will be flying in from Denmark for the first HR meeting followed by a press reception at the Diversity Council MENA launch, which will be hosted on July 3 in Dubai. The Danish ambassadors of both Saudi Arabia and the UAE will also be present at the launch with other regional officials and distinguished guests. 

Alexandre Hawari, CEO of Mediaquest, said: “With the Saudi Vision 2030 and the UAE Vision 2021 reshaping the economic and business landscape in the region, governments and corporations are tackling ‘diversity in workplace’ with renewed energy. The presence of the Diversity Council MENA is a positive step toward ensuring that our boardrooms and executive suites are places of equal opportunity, and that we have a secure pipeline of high potential future female leaders.”

The Diversity Council was established in 2016 by the Above & Beyond Group in Copenhagen and has a strong presence in the Nordics. The Nordic council is comprised of 16 companies including McKinsey & Co. Denmark, PwC Denmark, Maersk Line, Maersk Tankers, Microsoft Denmark & Iceland, and the Danish Foreign Ministry, who have committed to the alliance.


ALJ Motors unveils Toyota Granvia in Saudi Arabia

Updated 13 October 2019

ALJ Motors unveils Toyota Granvia in Saudi Arabia

Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, the authorized distributor of Toyota vehicles in Saudi Arabia, has unveiled the new Toyota Granvia in the Saudi market.

Designed to provide an exceptional transportation space that addresses the growing demand for high-end shuttles, the new vehicle’s design, interior, engine, and safety features enable the riders to travel with total peace of mind.

“We are very excited to unveil the new Granvia, a true premium transport solution that meets the evolving needs of those desiring a spacious cabin, unrivaled comfort, and superior refinement. By providing ample personal space, we have ensured that each passenger will enjoy a smooth, comfortable ride and arrive at their destination feeling relaxed and refreshed,” said Mazin Jameel, executive director, marketing, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors.

“At Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, we believe that travel should always be an enjoyable experience, and it was our goal to launch an exceptional Toyota vehicle that enhances people’s journeys by creating memorable moments to cherish. I would like to extend my gratitude to all of our guests for their continuous support, which is an endless source of inspiration in our drive to introduce ‘ever-better’ cars,” Jameel added.

The new Granvia takes the concept of a luxury shuttle to the next level with premium seating for up to six people, including a standard feature of four leather ottomans with footrests — a class first. Its expansive cabin delivers a level of comfort and refinement passengers would normally associate with a high-end limousine, complete with independent rear climate control, adjustable interior illumination, and luxurious woodgrain and metallic finishing, among many other features.

The relationship between Toyota and Abdul Latif Jameel Motors was established more than half-century ago, and has grown to become one of the most remarkable automotive forces in the Kingdom.

Abdul Latif Jameel Motors is also one of the largest independent certified Toyota distributors in the world. Under its principle of putting the guest first and its commitment to achieving excellence in all it has to offer, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors supports the widespread use of Toyota vehicles in the Saudi market through an extensive network of sales and maintenance centers strategically located around the Kingdom, providing peace of mind for their guests, wherever they may be.