Haji Husein Alireza wins PR Arabia auto award

Yousef Xenail Alireza, COO of HHA, along with other officials, received the award during the ceremony.
Updated 24 August 2019

Haji Husein Alireza wins PR Arabia auto award

Haji Husein Alireza & Co. Ltd. (HHA), the sole dealer of Mazda cars in Saudi Arabia, won the “Best Dealer Experience” award for providing outstanding services to its customers, at the PR Arabia National Auto Awards, in cooperation with National Commercial Bank’s Al-Ahli Lease Finance program. The annual awards ceremony was recently held in Jeddah.

The company reiterated that customer satisfaction is always its top priority and the real investment, and claimed that its services are unmatched in the Kingdom.

Ali Hussein Alireza, chief executive of HHA, said winning the “Best Dealer Experience” award in the Saudi automotive market is the culmination of the great efforts and plans set by the company to enhance Mazda customers’ satisfaction. It is a confirmation of the customers’ confidence in what the company offers, he said.

“Therefore, this award will be an additional incentive for us to continue with these plans,” added Alireza.

He said: “After every achievement with the Mazda brand, the responsibility placed upon us at the company doubles in order to maintain this advanced position and provide the best. In this context, we find that the company has increased its efforts in business expansion and is keeping pace with business technologies through smart applications to facilitate services for customers.” 

Yousef Xenail Alireza, COO of HHA, received the award during the ceremony. He said: “This has become an annual day for us, and we want to provide a unique experience for our customers from their first visit to Mazda showrooms across the Kingdom until they receive and drive their new car, in addition to the services and follow-up they may need. We work hard all year round, and our employees undergo training courses to continuously qualify them in order to keep improving our services. It is great that customers reward us year after year with this award, which is the best in the world of awards in Saudi Arabia.”

PR Arabia Auto Awards are solely voted for by the public, and aim to recognize the efforts of those working in the automotive industry, and to encourage companies to offer the best service to improve overall customer satisfaction.

ICD & We-Fi empower women entrepreneurs

Updated 18 September 2019

ICD & We-Fi empower women entrepreneurs

With the aim of discussing how the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) can expand their relationship and integrate the gender themes into ICD’s operations and businesses, a meeting was held between Ayman Amin Sejiny, CEO of ICD; Wendy Teleki, head of We-Fi secretariat; and Samir Suleymanov, director strategic initiatives, World Bank, at ICD’s premises in Jeddah recently. The parties discussed the development and promotion of women’s entrepreneurship through innovative sustainable solutions to increase women’s access to economic opportunities in developing countries. 

Teleki highlighted the main objectives of We-Fi, which is to support women entrepreneurs around the world through programs that provide financing, capacity building and also promote enabling environments that allow women to become entrepreneurs and grow their businesses. We-Fi uses an ecosystem approach to develop programs at the country level that will break down barriers and create more opportunities for women.

During the meeting, Ayman said: “ICD and We-Fi are working together to enhance their initiatives and mandates in supporting the female society in all ICD’s member countries. We want to ensure that our lines of finance and our relationship with the 102 directly connected financial institutions we are dealing with will further enhance the funding, training to women entrepreneurs and to provide the required necessary support to women in all our member countries.”

Teleki said that We-Fi has six implementing partners (IP) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) is one of them. “IsDB, along with ICD is supporting women entrepreneurs in fragile countries. In Yemen, they have a very interesting ongoing program named BRAVE Women. They target to train up to 500 women to learn to develop business plans in fragile and high-risk contexts and up to 400 of them will get access to funding on a matching grant basis. This program aims also to develop the relationship between those women entrepreneurs with the local banks and also lead companies to make sure those women have access to finance and markets to grow their businesses. Moreover, the IsDB and ICD will be implementing soon this BRAVE Women program in two other countries to improve the women’s entrepreneurship potential in key economic sectors and we look forward to seeing those programs happening in future,” she said.

We-Fi is a global platform that seeks to support over a 100,000 women around the world in the next five years and mobilize at least $2 billion from the public and private sector for further activities.