UBT Executive Education first in KSA to offer FoRM course

UBT Executive Education is the first exclusive provider of the internationally recognized Fundamentals of Risk Management (FoRM) course based in Saudi Arabia.
Updated 18 November 2019

UBT Executive Education first in KSA to offer FoRM course

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has announced that the Executive Education Center of the University of Business and Technology (UBT Executive Education) is the first exclusive provider of the internationally recognized Fundamentals of Risk Management (FoRM) course based in Saudi Arabia.
Sanjay Himatsingani, director of Training, IRM said: “We are very pleased to be working with UBT in Saudi Arabia. There has been a big demand for risk management training in the region and we’re delighted to be working with our new partners. The FoRM course is well respected and attracts delegates from a wide variety of organizations from all over the world. FoRM gives students an introduction to the principles and practices of enterprise risk management and can be applied to anyone from any sector globally; it is also a great introduction to the International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management.”
Dr. Amir Dhia, director-general, UBT Executive Education, said: “We are proud to partner with IRM to deliver FoRM programs. Risk management has become more than ever before both a major interest and concern for corporates and institutions as they emerge and grow. We are confident that IRM programs will complement our current scope of world-class partnerships and programs, and will definitely add value and expertise to the practitioners and executives who take the programs.”


PepsiCo & SWMC partner to enhance environmental sustainability in KSA

Tamer Mosalam, Vice President & General Manager GCC and Levant, PepsiCo
Updated 03 August 2020

PepsiCo & SWMC partner to enhance environmental sustainability in KSA

PepsiCo and the Saudi Waste Management Center (SWMC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch a strategic partnership that aims to enhance sustainability in the Kingdom. The MoU highlights the two parties’ role in promoting sustainability policies based on international best practices to support a circular economy. The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdullah F. Al-Sebaei, CEO and board member of SWMC, and Tamer Mosalam, vice president, general manager GCC and Levant business unit, PepsiCo.
The first sustainability project in the partnership saw Aquafina (the brand of purified bottled water produced by PepsiCo) and the SWMC introduce innovative solutions to facilitate a more environmentally friendly Hajj. To do this, the two parties provided customized smart bins especially built for the event around Makkah’s holy sites. The smart bins can segregate, and crush plastic bottles to minimize plastic waste. The machines operate through solar power and reduce carbon footprint.

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The first sustainability project under the partnership was the implementation of a more environmentally friendly Hajj.

Additionally, an Aquafina recycling awareness campaign encouraged pilgrims to actively participate in making sustainable choices. The results of the project will help inform and guide future projects in next year’s Hajj when the Kingdom will once again welcome back millions of pilgrims to the Kingdom.
To produce the smart bins, PepsiCo delivered on its commitment to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) during COVID-19. The company worked with Cycled to create customizable Aquafina-branded smart bins for this year’s Hajj.
SWMC CEO Al-Sebaei said: “Our partnership with PepsiCo gives us an opportunity to generate more awareness on the importance of sustainable waste collection and develop a proactive culture of recycling.”
Mosalam said: “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, represented by Saudi Waste Management Center.”