Who’s Who: Tareq Alangari, chief executive officer of E& Enterprise Saudi — a subsidiary of UAE’s telecom operator

Tareq Alangari
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Updated 30 May 2022

Who’s Who: Tareq Alangari, chief executive officer of E& Enterprise Saudi — a subsidiary of UAE’s telecom operator

Tareq Alangari

Tareq Alangari has been the chief executive officer of e& enterprise Saudi — a subsidiary of the UAE-headquartered telecommunications e& Group, formerly Etisalat Group — since April 2020.
The company’s main focus is on supporting the acceleration of digital transformation in Saudi Arabia.
In 2003, Alangari gained a bachelor’s degree in business from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, a diploma in commercial banking two years later, a master’s degree in business administration from the IE Business School in Madrid, in 2013, and is currently undertaking related qualifications through the INSEAD business school in Fontainebleau, France.
His main areas of experience are in business development, corporate startups, corporate governance, strategic planning and execution, operations management, and investor relations.
He is a member of the board of directors and executive committee of Leejam Sports Co. and has been a board member and chairman of the audit committee of Tabuk Cement Co. since 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Since 2018, Alangari has been a board executive committee member of the Saudi Spanish Business Council and recently became its vice chairman. In addition, he supervises IE business school and university alumni and operations in Saudi Arabia.
He has more than 20 years of experience working in the public and private sectors, including as an executive general manager and board and committee secretary at telecoms firm Mobily between 2016 and 2020.
Between 2010 and 2016, he worked for the Capital Market Authority, mainly in corporate governance and company disclosures, including being a full-time adviser to the board of commissioners and committee secretary.
He was an issuers relations officer at the Saudi Stock Exchange from 2007 to 2010 supporting listed companies, a corporate banking relationship manager at Al Rajhi Bank between 2004 and 2007, and a business development manager with real estate developer Almousa between 2003 and 2004.
Between 1999 and 2001, Alangari worked at Jarir Bookstore as customer service and deputy showroom manager while being a full-time student at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.


Aramco inaugurates research center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Aramco inaugurates research center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
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Aramco inaugurates research center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Aramco inaugurates research center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • Center aims to accelerate development of low-carbon solutions using artificial intelligence and advanced analytics

DHAHRAN: Saudi Aramco inaugurated its research center at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology on Monday.Using advanced analytics, the new research center aims to accelerate the development of low-carbon solutions for the energy industry.

In addition, the center will use artificial intelligence and machine learning to pave the way for a Circular Carbon Economy.

Aramco Senior Vice President of Upstream, Nasir K. Al-Naimi, KAUST Vice President of Innovation and Economic Development Dr. Kevin Cullen, and senior executives from SABIC, Dow, and PetroRabigh all attended the inauguration ceremony.Aramco Chief Technology Officer Eng.

Ahmad Al-Khowaiter said: “The Aramco Research Center offers a unique opportunity to strengthen our collaboration with KAUST and accelerate the development of cutting-edge technologies that will contribute to a low-carbon future”

He continued: “Today energy companies face the dual challenge of delivering sustainability and reliability. The critical research undertaken at this new facility will help us meet our obligations to customers and energy consumers worldwide, while also supporting our ambition of reaching operational net-zero emissions by 2050.”

The research center's researchers, engineers, and scientists plan to develop new technologies in carbon capture, low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia, non-metallics, e-fuels, liquid-to-chemicals, and advanced transport technologies.

The center's opening marks an important step forward in Aramco's development.


Najiz mobile app from Saudi Ministry of Justice reaches one million users in 2022

Najiz mobile app from Saudi Ministry of Justice reaches one million users in 2022
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Najiz mobile app from Saudi Ministry of Justice reaches one million users in 2022

Najiz mobile app from Saudi Ministry of Justice reaches one million users in 2022
  • The app was launched by the ministry to promote the pursuit of justice

RIYADH: Najiz e-services mobile app launched by the Saudi Ministry of Justice has reached one million users in 2022, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Najiz has expanded access to judicial services through handheld devices.

The app was launched by the ministry to help streamline digital services and promote the pursuit of justice.

Najiz app has added 21 new services, including a digital notary, downloading and verifying judgments, inquiring about enforcement applications, and booking appointments.

The most popular e-services provided by Najiz are inquiries about cases and real estate, booking appointments, verifying debt invoices, verifying marital status, and the digital notary, according to the ministry.

The app has a single sign-on feature that saves clients’ time and effort when obtaining services remotely.


Saudi, Italian space agencies sign MoU

Saudi, Italian space agencies sign MoU
Updated 27 June 2022

Saudi, Italian space agencies sign MoU

Saudi, Italian space agencies sign MoU
  • MoU signed on sidelines of joint Saud-Italian commission

ROME: The Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Saudi Space Commission (SSC) have signed a cooperation agreement on Monday in Riyadh during the visit of the Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the president of ASI, Giorgio Saccoccia, and by the CEO of the SSC, Mohammed Al-Tamimi, on the sidelines of the 12th Italian-Saudi Joint Commission chaired by Di Maio and the Saudi finance minister, Mohammed Al-Jadaan.

The agreement will foster collaboration between the two nations on projects of common interest in Earth observation, technology and communication in deep space, scientific missions and human exploration programs, as well as joint efforts in satellites and training.

“ASI and SSC agree to cooperate through the exchange of information and scientific data, the joint organization of seminars and workshops and the development of joint projects and research activities,” a spokesman for ASI told Arab News.

The Memorandum of Understanding has an initial duration of five years and may be subject to a further extension.


KAU, Nahdi partner to train future Saudi pharmacists

KAU, Nahdi partner to train future Saudi pharmacists
Updated 27 June 2022

KAU, Nahdi partner to train future Saudi pharmacists

KAU, Nahdi partner to train future Saudi pharmacists
  • Deal will advance education, training and research programs
  • More than 100 internship opportunities opened for students 

RIYADH: King Abdulaziz University and Nahdi Medical Company have partnered to train future Saudi pharmacists and further the role of youth in the economic development of the Kingdom.

A memorandum of understanding signing ceremony took place at the King Abdulaziz University with Prof. Hani Asfour, dean of the faculty of pharmacy at KAU, and Samer Bokharee, chief human resources officer at Nahdi.

Commenting on the partnership, Asfour said: “It is vital that as a community we acknowledge the integral role a pharmacist plays in providing therapeutic and advisory services to patients, especially amidst as challenging times as the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Nahdi Medical Company, who are investing in preparing the nation’s young men and women for the labor market, creating job opportunities, and raising the level of Saudization of this vital sector in line with the goals of Saudi Vision 2030,” he added.

Commenting on the partnership, Bokharee said: “With mutual objectives, this cooperation aims to nurture young, ambitious Saudi pharmaceutical students at KAU and provide them an opportunity to develop their proficiencies through our training and recruitment programs.

“We believe every pharmacist plays a pivotal role in our industry, given that pharmacies are the first touch point for most guests. We are equipping future pharmacists with the right set of skills and knowledge in our continuous pursuit to add beats to the lives of our guests. Nahdi remains committed to delivering intensive training workshops to students and has employed more than 600 Saudi students across the Kingdom,” he added.

Bokharee said that the excellence program offered by Nahdi will provide future pharmacists with real-life career experiences and intensive training sessions at community pharmacies under the supervision of certified trainers.

Applicants will have the chance to apply for full-time career opportunities at Nahdi once their training courses are completed.

Postgraduates and academics from the college of pharmacy at KAU will be granted access to data from more than 1,100 pharmacies across the Kingdom, as well as real-time interaction with more than 5 million guests per year.

Nahdi Medical Company is the largest retail pharmacy chain in Saudi Arabia and boasts a growing healthcare services platform. The company has partnered with more than 15 private and public universities across the Kingdom since 2008 in efforts directed toward training and research.

The strategic deal between KAU and Nahdi underscores the spirit of industry-academic collaboration and the role of Saudi youth in the economic development of the Kingdom.


Sky’s limit for Jeddah Season balloon-flight visitors

Sky’s limit for Jeddah Season balloon-flight visitors
Updated 27 June 2022

Sky’s limit for Jeddah Season balloon-flight visitors

Sky’s limit for Jeddah Season balloon-flight visitors

JEDDAH: The sky’s the limit for visitors to the Jeddah Season of activities where tethered balloon trips are offering them a bird’s-eye view of the city.

Up to 29 passengers can take to the air with an Aerophile-certified pilot for rides lasting around 10 minutes in the 150-meter-high balloon located in City Walk, one of the festival zones.

The helium balloon, which is 22.46 meters in diameter, is anchored to the ground by ropes. Flights are dependent on weather conditions.