Uber Eats gets new general manager in Saudi Arabia

Assad Numan, general manager in Saudi Arabia, Uber Eats.
Updated 03 September 2019

Uber Eats gets new general manager in Saudi Arabia

Uber has announced the appointment of Assad Numan as the new general manager for Uber Eats operations in Saudi Arabia. Following the launch of Uber Eats in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam, Numan will be leading the next phase of expansions and developments across the Kingdom. 

Based in Riyadh and overseeing operations across the Kingdom, Numan’s role will focus on further diversifying Uber Eats’ selection of restaurants, while ensuring the company best delivers on the brand promise and offers app users a fast and reliable delivery experience.

Damien Drap, general manager of Uber Eats in the GCC, said: “With his 15 years of experience in operational management, e-commerce and marketing in Saudi Arabia, we are thrilled that Assad is taking charge in one of Uber Eats’ fastest-growing markets within the Middle East and North Africa region. We are confident that he will help grow our footprint, bringing Uber Eats to all corners of the Kingdom.” 

Commenting on his new appointment, Numan said: “Uber Eats is thriving in one of the most competitive markets in the region for food delivery and I’m honored to be tasked with leading the team amid an ever increasing dynamic food scene in the Kingdom. Saudi is a primary market for us, with a thriving food culture, and we are committed to expanding our footprint by providing a reliable service that brings food lovers their favorite meals all across the Kingdom. ” 

Prior to joining Uber Eats, Numan was the country head of marketing and e-commerce business at Samsung Electronics Saudi Arabia, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran. 

Uber Eats is available today in three major cities: Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam. At the push of a button, Uber Eats offers foodies a variety of dishes spanning cuisines from across the world. In Saudi Arabia, Uber Eats has signed with more than 2,500 restaurants and is looking to expand and grow across all major cities in the Kingdom.

MYNM launches BMW Mini Countryman in Kingdom

Updated 24 September 2020

MYNM launches BMW Mini Countryman in Kingdom

Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Company (MYNM), the official BMW Group importer in Saudi Arabia, has launched the long-awaited and redefined five-door Mini Countryman.

“The new Mini Countryman is instantly recognizable as the biggest and most versatile member of the Mini model family. Characterized by its formidable performance, agility and personality, the model is perfect for motorists who crave individuality,” the company said. 

The spacious model not only has five fully fledged seats, but features a touchless-opening electric tailgate and a fold-out picnic bench, which is compactly stowed away in the car’s luggage compartment.

From the outside, the model boasts a distinctive silhouette with a
reimagined radiator grille that underlines the Countryman’s powerful design. Adorned with the Union Jack pattern, the rear lights emphasize Mini’s history and its rugged yet contemporary new look.

The Countryman’s interior design includes ergonomically optimized controls for ease of access, which both the driver and the front seat passenger can enjoy, alongside LED lighting that adds a stylish ambiance to the cockpit.

Under the hood, the ALL4 all-wheel drive system provides a noticeable boost in terms of traction, driving stability and agility. Adding to the enhanced engines portfolio, the vehicle achieves a balance between driving fun and fuel consumption. In terms of power, the Mini TwinPower Turbo technology is used on both 3- and 4-cylinder petrol engines, which provides a power range between 100 KW/ 136 hp to 225 KW/ 306 hp. Meanwhile, the Mini Cooper Countryman ALL4 also features an 8-speed Steptronic transmission.

Mark Notkin, BMW Group  managing director at MYNM, said: “As one of our most versatile models, the Mini Countryman has always been the ideal car for our most daring buyers. Defined by its supreme mobility, the Mini Countryman can take on any terrain, whether it be city streets or more rugged paths.

“As the presence of the Mini Countryman grows in the region, we are confident that this launch will prove valuable among customers who are looking for adventure-level performance in the compact segment.”