UBT trains HALJ executives in project management

The four-day international certification program, which was delivered by Mark Reeson, project management trainer.
Updated 10 September 2019

UBT trains HALJ executives in project management

The Executive Education department of the University of Business and Technology (UBT) in Jeddah trained a number of senior and middle managers of Hadia Abdul Latif Jameel Real Estate Investment Company (HALJ) in project and risk management.

The aim was to qualify practitioners with international standards and competencies, in line with Vision 2030.

The four-day international certification program, which was delivered by Mark Reeson, project management trainer, covered a number of aspects such as project and program management, project lifecycle in business, organization and quality, project plans and stakeholder management, scope management and estimation, scheduling and resource management, risk management, change control, configuration management, and cost management.

The training program and assessment project qualified the professionals as Certified International Project Managers (CIPM) by the American Academy of Project Management (AAPM), of which UBT Executive Education is the official provider in the Kingdom.

Upon the completion of the program and project, Dr. Amir Dhia, director general of UBT Executive Education, and Osama Elbatran, chief executive of Hadia Abdul Latif Jameel Real Estate Investment Company, presented the certificates to the participants.


LuLu says no to plastic with eco-friendly shopping bags

The newly launched reusable bags and plastic bags were introduced by chief guest Majed Abdul Aziz Alfarraj in a special function at LuLu Hypermarket, Atyaf Mall in Riyadh on Sept. 10.
Updated 15 September 2019

LuLu says no to plastic with eco-friendly shopping bags

LuLu Hypermarket, the region’s largest hypermarket chain, has introduced reusable bags and paper bags across its stores in the Kingdom. The initiative is part of the retailer’s environment-driven campaign to reduce plastic consumption and promote environmental protection in line with LuLu’s other social initiatives, coinciding with Saudi National Day celebrations on Sept. 23.
With LuLu’s reusable bags and paper bags, customers now have multiple options in terms of eco-friendly shopping bags.
The newly launched bags were introduced in a special function, by chief guest Majed Abdul Aziz Alfarraj, director general of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Riyadh, in the presence of Shehim Mohammed, director — Saudi Arabia, LuLu Hypermarkets, at LuLu Hypermarket, Atyaf Mall in Riyadh on Sept. 10.
“We are extremely honored to be the first hypermarket in the Kingdom to launch this kind of an initiative that promotes an eco-conscious lifestyle where one can enjoy shopping while caring for the environment. As part of our nationwide campaigns aiming to help the nature to thrive, we believe that these LuLu-branded reusable bags, along with the paper bags, will add a new dimension to retail shopping by sending a message to the public, urging them to be more responsible on saving resources,” said Mohammed, LuLu’s Saudi director.
Besides being well-known for its wide range of products, LuLu has always been a key promoter of social initiatives and environmental sustainability across the globe. Over the years, the retailer has initiated many projects toward these advocacies and says will continue to do the same in the future.
With 175 stores operating worldwide, LuLu is the fastest growing retail chain across 10 countries, which include the GCC, India, Egypt, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Founded in the early 1990s, it has successfully expanded to different parts of the world, garnering more than 1,600,000 shopping patrons everyday.
It is one of the favorite shopping destinations in Saudi Arabia, where it offers a broad selection of international products. LuLu is one of the Middle East’s top employers with its workforce numbering to 50,000.