Tuesday 4 October 2022

KPMG adds expat senior directors to ownership of firm in Saudi

KPMG Professional Services, one of the leading providers of audit, tax and advisory services, has announced that it will add its non-Saudi Senior Directors to become shareholders in the firm.    This was approved by the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) o


Flynas launches Future Engineers Program for Saudis

Flynas, a Saudi low-cost airline, has launched a "Future Engineers Program" aiming to enhance the Saudisation of the aircraft maintenance and engineering field in the aviation sector.    The program comes as a strategic step that confirms the carr


AFS honoured for its workforce nationalisation efforts in Bahrain

Arab Financial Services (AFS), a leading digital payment solutions provider, has been recognised and honoured for its workforce nationalisation efforts in Bahrain.    The honouring took place at an event recently on the sidelines of the GCC ministerial meet


58pc of young Saudis mull taking a job in hospitality

More than half of young Saudis (58%) considered taking a job in hospitality in the past 12 months, positively reflecting on the ever-developing sector across the kingdom. The most desired jobs were hotel management (33%), event management (32%) and marketing and communications (28%).


Unconference to launch in Abu Dhabi this November

Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) will launch the world’s first-of-its-kind Parenthood: The Unconference at Yas Island’s Etihad Arena from November 2 to 4 2022.    Ground-breaking in format and content, the event will help r


Evolving demands of 1.5m students to be addressed at GESS

GESS (Global Educational Supplies and Solutions) Dubai will address the growing and evolving demands of the 1.5 million students in the GCC.    Organised by Tarsus in partnership with the Ministry of Education, GESS is set to deliver its 15th edition from N


Bloom Holding, New Era, New Giza partner to open international school in Egypt

Leading real estate development company Bloom Holding has announced the expansion of its education portfolio internationally by launching an international school in Egypt.    For this Bloom has signed a joint venture with New Era Education, an expert in the


Penspen backs creating of next generation of UAE engineers

Penspen, a leading global energy services firm, is demonstrating its continuing commitment to the UAE with a tailored scheme to develop the next generation of engineers.   Penspen, which recently announced it had been awarded nearly 30 global contracts in the se


Mentorship Forum holds pre-event workshop

Mentorship Forum Middle East (MFME) recently held its first pre-event workshop ahead of the forum’s upcoming third edition set to take place on December 6 as a hybrid event in Bahrain.   The event will be held under the patronage of HH Shaikha Hessa Bint K


UAE firms ‘plan 5pc pay rise’ in 2023 to offset inflation

UAE companies are planning for budgeted annual salary raises for 2023 at 5%, which is higher than the 3-4% observed in recent years. This is in response to two thirds of firms receiving employee requests for higher compensation to offset spiralling inflation.   

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