IT firm Noha Alwosta expansion in line with Vision 2030

Saajan Lathif, managing director of Noha Alwosta.
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Updated 16 March 2020

IT firm Noha Alwosta expansion in line with Vision 2030

IT company Noha Alwosta is seeking to expand its business across the member states of the GCC, with a primary focus on Saudi Arabia. The ambitious expansion plan of Noha Alwosta is in line with Saudi Vision 2030, which calls for setting up a sophisticated digital infrastructure in the country, said Saajan Lathif, managing director of Noha Alwosta.
“Alwosta today ranks as a leading global information technology company offering solutions in the Middle East region, including Saudi Arabia. We are a leader in the global consulting delivering business, technology and outsourcing services,” said Lathif.
Referring to the services being offered by Alwosta, he said: “We offer a full suite of IT services and solutions including ERP (enterprise resource planning) implementation, project management, system consulting, EAI (enterprise application integration), application development, migration and re-engineering, business process management, data warehousing, data management, and business intelligence. We also provide networking and support.”  
The company, which has opened offices in the Kingdom, also offers a range of IT solutions for small and medium enterprises. “These affordable solutions are designed to fit your needs — both now and in the future,” said the Alwosta chief, adding that they have the potential to develop innovative products and services for new and existing markets.
Lathif said the company can also help clients to cut procurement costs, build collaborative supplier relationships, and streamline purchasing and sourcing processes. “Alwosta offers solutions to manage procure-to-pay processes in one, unified solution besides enabling self-service procurement and automated workflows,” he said.
The young Indian entrepreneur, from the southern Indian city of Bengaluru, also known as the “Silicon Valley of India,” overcame his humble beginnings to become the owner of the IT consulting company.
Lathif said the company is also planning to open 12 world-class cafes in Saudi Arabia this year. Commenting on the unusual combination of an IT business and a food and beverage business, he said: “Entrepreneurship to me is a way of life. I am the kind of person that is always looking for new adventures, new challenges, and new people.”
He added: “I have created some projects in the real estate sector as well and this is what entrepreneurship is all about, a lot of trial and error. But it also comes with a huge learning curve with business lessons.


Al-Murjan, Mediclinic to develop new Jeddah hospital

Updated 01 June 2020

Al-Murjan, Mediclinic to develop new Jeddah hospital

Al-Murjan Group, a Saudi family business group, has partnered with Mediclinic Middle East, an affiliate of the UK’s Mediclinic International, for the establishment of an internationally accredited private hospital with 200 beds in Jeddah. Mediclinic Middle East will manage the hospital and support Al-Murjan Group with expertise and advisory services in planning, design and construction, while the commissioning of the hospital is expected to open by the second quarter of 2022.

Abdulrahman Khalid bin Mahfouz, chairman of Al-Murjan Group, said: “Today, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Mediclinic as our strategic partner for the hospital in Jeddah. We believe this will serve as the cornerstone for high-quality health care services in Saudi Arabia, offering state-of-the-art health care facilities, from some of the best practitioners, using best practices and meet international quality standards, and contribute to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

“Al-Murjan has committed itself for over 40 years to delivering excellence in all its areas of work and we view this joint venture as a continuation of that commitment. We welcome Mediclinic into Saudi Arabia and look forward to working together to serve the people of the Kingdom.”

“Al-Murjan Mediclinic will provide more than 1,000 job opportunities, and will create new opportunities for entrepreneurs in the health care sector,” said Sultan Khalid bin Mahfouz, vice chairman of Al-Murjan Group.

David Hadley, chief executive officer of Mediclinic Middle East, said: “We are pleased to announce our strategic partnership with Al-Murjan Group today and Mediclinic’s entry into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. There is a growing demand for high quality, internationally recognized standards of health care services in Saudi Arabia. Mediclinic, with more than 35 years’ experience of delivering health care services across Switzerland, Southern Africa and the UAE, is excited by the opportunity to partner with Al-Murjan Group to establish a leading private hospital in Jeddah and further expansion opportunities across Saudi Arabia. We are committed to being an ethical and responsible corporate citizen delivering sustainable, cost-effective, high-quality health care services and outstanding client experiences in all our hospitals and clinics.”

Situated on King Abdul Aziz Road in the northern part of Jeddah, the hospital will address the growing demand for private health care in the Kingdom. The hospital, designed and to be completed in accordance with international standards, will comprise eight floors, offering comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services including general surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, emergency, and trauma care.

Phase 1 of the hospital, which is 80,000 square meters, will be built on 18,000 square meters, with an investment of more than SR1 billion ($266 million), with the expansion capacity of another 200 beds on adjacent land set aside for this purpose.