Roshn announces flagship Riyadh community with 30,000 homes

Roshn announces flagship Riyadh community with 30,000 homes
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Updated 24 November 2020

Roshn announces flagship Riyadh community with 30,000 homes

Roshn announces flagship Riyadh community with 30,000 homes

Roshn, Saudi Arabia’s national community developer, has announced its highly anticipated Riyadh community, spread across 20 million square meters and consisting of more than 30,000 homes. It is the first community to be announced by Roshn as part of a 10-year mandate to develop communities across the Kingdom.

The community is located close to the capital’s main attractions, key highways and transportation links, with mosques, shops, cafes, parks, schools, and leisure and entertainment facilities. The architectural design of the community has been carefully considered to reflect the best of modern living whilst celebrating Saudi Arabia’s rich culture and heritage. The communities will provide homes to meet the needs of Saudis, offering modern living within a traditional setting.

David Grover, group chief executive officer at Roshn, said: “The announcement of the Riyadh community represents the initial step in the realization of our vision to become the most trusted community developer in Saudi Arabia. We are deeply committed to contributing to Vision 2030’s plans to increase the rate of home ownership in the country to 70 percent, whilst delivering high-quality homes and excellent amenities to the Saudi people.”

Off-plan homes will be available for sale during the first half of 2021.

Roshn was launched earlier this year by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) to deliver high-quality residential neighborhoods to Saudi nationals. The company is committed to actively supporting Vision 2030’s plans to increase the rate of home ownership to 70 percent. Roshn’s mandate is to develop large-scale modern and integrated communities in nine cities across four regions in the country. The communities will advance the nation’s construction and infrastructure sectors through strategic partnerships with local organizations, knowledge-transfer with world-leading entities, and the sourcing of local building materials.

Roshn aims to play an integral role in the delivery of PIF’s Saudi Real Estate and Infrastructure Development Investment Strategy whilst acting as an important catalyst for economic diversification. The communities will also make notable contributions to the GDP of Saudi Arabia and lead to significant job creation for Saudi nationals.


PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification

PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification
Updated 19 January 2021

PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification

PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification

PwC’s Academy, the talent and skills development business of PwC, has recently been recognized as an approved center offering the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification in the Middle East. This professional qualification will develop core management skills, and enable aspiring leaders to acquire globally recognized accreditation.

Launching as a public course in February, the Level 5 diploma in management and leadership is designed to give participants the skills and competencies needed to become an effective manager. Live online training will be delivered through a flexible, bite-sized modular program over a one-year period. Upon completion, participants will be one step closer to CMI’s prestigious Chartered Manager status.

Amanda Line, partner at PwC’s Academy, said: “Leadership is required in all areas of an organization, no matter the industry, to set direction and unlock the greatest potential in teams. The CMI qualification not only equips participants with cross-functional management skills that form the building blocks of leadership, the fact that this is a globally recognized accreditation adds confidence to both participants and companies.”

The Level 5 diploma covers core subjects including finance management, project management, planning and procuring, and the principles of management and leadership. Participants can continue to progress through the CMI qualification by earning an award, certificate or diploma, depending on their professional goals.

PwC’s Academy will also offer Level 3 and Level 7 CMI qualifications as in-house training for organizations across the Middle East.

Winston Jacob, head of employer and partner provider relations at CMI, said: “Our mission at CMI is, and has been for the past 70 years, to raise the quality and standard of management in the workplace. We are delighted to partner with PwC’s Academy in the Middle East to offer a number of our globally recognized qualifications, and at a time that has never been more critical for the development of our future leaders.”