Top regional business leaders to headline mentorship forum

Rana Salhab, regional talent and communications partner, Deloitte Middle East, left, and Khalid Al-Rumaihi, CEO of Mumtalakat.
Updated 23 October 2019

Top regional business leaders to headline mentorship forum

Top regional business leaders are set to speak and take part in the upcoming “Mentorship Forum Middle East — Harnessing the Power of Mentorship,” taking place in strategic partnership with Tamkeen in Bahrain on Nov. 25. 

The forum will showcase the important role that mentorship can play in accelerating human capital development and in the realization of the development goals of the GCC economies and companies across all sectors. 

Kicking off the event will be an address from Khalid Al-Rumaihi, CEO of Mumtalakat, and a keynote address on mentorship by Rana Salhab, regional talent and communications partner, Deloitte Middle East. 

The event will feature a strong roster of C-suite leaders, which thus far include CEOs of the National Bank of Bahrain, the forum’s lead partner, Aluminium Bahrain, Gulf International Bank, Osool Asset Management, SICO, Tasnee, APM Terminals and EMIC Training as well as other senior leaders from the World Bank, JP Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank, Invesco and Gulf Air, among others. 

Forum Partner Reach will also have senior representatives and its program mentors and mentees taking part and sharing experiences. Reach is the first nonprofit mentoring program dedicated to helping young female professionals in the Middle East. The organization, which operates out of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), with programs in Bahrain and Lebanon, was established with the support of world-class corporates including: Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Deloitte, Dentons, Cisco and others. 

Zahraa Taher, managing director of FinMark Communications, organizers of the forum, said: “We are delighted to announce the strong backing and participation of some of the GCC’s most dynamic business leaders for the Mentorship Forum Middle East. The interest, support and time being dedicated by this important group of CEOs and other business leaders goes a long way toward showing how critical talent development is to their strategies for growth and the greater recognition on their part of the role mentorship can play in accelerating human capital development.”


Al-Dabbagh Group Ranked sixth on Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Great Place to Work List

Updated 04 June 2020

Al-Dabbagh Group Ranked sixth on Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Great Place to Work List

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Al-Dabbagh Holding Group, founded in 1962, has been ranked sixth in the Saudi Arabian private sector's best working environments for the year 2020. The ranking is compiled by Great Place to Work, a leading global organization that evaluates work environments across more than 60 countries.
This achievement comes in recognition of Al-Dabbagh Group's efforts toward creating and fostering a positive working environment for all. Employees participated in a questionnaire on work-place satisfaction, and the company policies were also subject to an external review, both of which contributed to the resulting ranking.
Al-Dabbagh Group’s Head of Human Resources, Hayfa Abu-Zabibah has said that "this achievement is the result of the Group's unique culture, derived from the philosophy of Omnipreneurship, which embraces comprehensive leadership and is made up of three principles (Giving, Earning and Sustaining) five values (integrity, passion, respect, forward-thinking, teamwork) and ten golden rules. The principles, values and golden rules provide the framework that govern the Group’s ecosystem and culture.”
Hayfa added that receiving this award will only increase the Group’s motivation to further promote this ecosystem and continue efforts toward becoming a better place to work.