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2018 Nesma HR and Administration Fo...
2018 Nesma HR and Administration Forum: Toward Clear Steps
Apr 2018

Nesma’s 2018 HR and Administration Forum, “Toward Clear Steps”, took place at Nesma Training Center, Jeddah. Nesma’s HR and Administration Forum is an annual event that brings together HR and Administration colleagues from various Nesma Group companies to share updated HR and Administration information and provides a place for networking.

Defaf United for Logistics Signs Ag...
Defaf United for Logistics Signs Agreement with Sadia
Apr 2018

Defaf United for Logistics signed an agreement with the Brazilian food producer “Sadia”. The agreement includes storing Sadia’s products in Defaf’s reefer containers located in Defaf’s Thuwal yard. Reefer containers are used to transport temperature-controlled cargo such as fruits, meat, fish, seafood and vegetables. Sadia is a leading exporter in frozen and cold items and it is among the world’s leading producers of frozen food.

Nesma Training Center: A Destinatio...
Nesma Training Center: A Destination of Intelligence and Education
Mar 2018

Nesma Training Center (NTC) hosted “The Little Trader” project by Intellectual Elite Enterprise. “The Little Trader” is a children’s business fair that aims to train and educate youngsters in developing entrepreneurship and marketing skills in the areas of business principles, merchant ethics and presentation skills.

 

Additionally, NTC signed an agreement with Hanan Nature Foundation, which is the Director of the Brain Gym Academy, an affiliate of the Saudi Chess Training Federation.

Other agreements were signed with Omnyate Foundation for special needs childcare and Kanyama program for kids’ education.

Nesma Airlines Hail Operations Reac...
Nesma Airlines Hail Operations Reach 200,000 Passengers
Mar 2018

As part of a national project plan by the General Authority of Civil Aviation, Nesma Airlines launched its first flights from Hail International Airport to King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh with a total of three flights per week.

Nesma Airlines’ Spokesperson and Public Relations Manager, Raghdah Al-Sulimani, commented, “Currently, Nesma Airlines has 12 destinations operating from Hail Central Airport and has completed a year in its operations in the Northern Airports with more than 8,000 flights, carrying 200,000 passengers.”

BAYAT Hotel by Nesma Orbit
BAYAT Hotel by Nesma Orbit
Mar 2018

Nesma Orbit’s Riyadh team finished working on BAYAT Hotel by Crystal in Khamis Mushayt, south-west Saudi Arabia.

 

Nesma started working on BAYAT project in November 2015 with
a project scope including the
hotel’s gym, a spa area with a
pool, bathrooms and a countertop, restaurants, coffee shops and a hardscape with marble and porcelain.

New Jollibee Opens in Riyadh
New Jollibee Opens in Riyadh
Mar 2018

Jollibee celebrated the opening of its newest branch at Villagio Mall in Riyadh. Jollibee Villagio Mall is the KSA’s 14th store and the 2nd in Al Batha district, downtown the Saudi capital. The opening ceremony was attended by Jollibee’s General Manager, Faisal Bamhrez; Jollibee’s Operations Head, Ronel Nape; Turki Basabrain, HR and Admin Manager and Saleh Ali Alharthi, the Executive Director of Villagio Mall.

Nesma Telecom & Technology Signs Ag...
Nesma Telecom & Technology Signs Agreement with Comsof
Feb 2018

Nesma Telecom & Technology (NT&T) signed a strategic partnership with Comsof to establish its presence in the Saudi Arabian field of communication infrastructure.

Comsof is a telecommunications and computer networking company with a broad experience in software development. NT&T’s cooperation with Comsof’s will support Nesma in making a new contribution in developing the kingdom’s communication infrastructure.

Al-Naseem Mawaddah Hotel Receives B...
Al-Naseem Mawaddah Hotel Receives Booking Guest Review Award
Feb 2018

Al-Naseem Mawaddah Hotel received Booking’s 2017 Guest Review Award for scoring 8.7 out of 10, based on positive guest reviews on the travel site. Mawaddah management wishes to thank Al-Naseem’s Hotel Manager, Mr. Nasir Uddin, and the entire hotel staff for their hard work and dedication, which contributed to this achievement.

Nesma Orbit: New Factory
Nesma Orbit: New Factory
Feb 2018

Nesma Orbit has established its latest factory with a 50,000 square meter expansion area in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

 

Nesma Orbit’s new factory consists of a marble warehouse, a showroom for luxury items and a technical showroom with a display of the company’s entire collection, including its decorative expression line.

 

The company’s customization services started with its first 2,000 square meter factory, which later expanded to 8,500 square meters, before the establishment of the new factory.

Nesma Holding and Saudi Aramco Expa...
Nesma Holding and Saudi Aramco Expand Partnership for the Community
Feb 2018

Nesma Holding signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Aramco and Albir Society to support fishermen in Baish, Jizan region. The MoU aims to enable low-income fishermen to acquire the skills and tools needed to achieve sustainable financial income by providing them with new fishing boats, modern engines and advanced safety equipment.

 

The agreement was signed by Nesma Holding’s President, Sh. Saleh Al-Turki, Saudi Aramco’s Vice President, Nasser Al Nafisi, and the General Manager of Albir Society in Baish, Mohammed Fakih.

 

Additionally, Nesma Holding signed a MoU with Saudi Aramco, Alalia Foundation for Local Infrastructure Development and the Charitable Society in Hail, to build a sewing and embroidery factory in Hail.

 

The MoU was signed under the patronage of Prince Abdulaziz bin Saad, Governor of Hail Region, with the aim to create 100 employment opportunities for women with low-income and special needs.

Nesma Catering Receives FSSC 22000...
Nesma Catering Receives FSSC 22000 Certification
Feb 2018

Nesma Catering is now officially the first catering company in Saudi Arabia, and the fourth worldwide, to achieve the FSSC 22000 certification for food safety systems. The FSSC 22000 Food Safety System provides a framework for effectively managing organizations’ food safety responsibilities. It is a recognized certification by the Global Food Safety Initiative and demonstrates that the company has a solid food safety management system that meets customers’ requirements. Receiving the FSSC 22000 certification is based on first receiving other ISO certifications, including the ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management Systems, ISO/TS 22002-2:2013 Prerequisite programs on food safety.

 

This important milestone for Nesma Catering was announced by Rock Zoghbi, QHSE Manager, who revealed that the achievement was the result of the commitment of the entire team and every member’s openness to improvements and enhancements. In particular, he expressed his thanks to the team led by Mark Alderson including Naji Khoury, Mirna Aoun, Bassem Aboul Hessen, Dany Freiha, Jim Awad, Chef Georges El-Murr, and all Nesma Catering kitchen staff.

Nesma & Partners Sponsors IKTVA SME...
Nesma & Partners Sponsors IKTVA SMEs Forum and Exhibition
Dec 2017

As a gold sponsor and an exhibitor, Nesma & Partners participated in the In-Kingdom Total Value Add for Small and Medium Enterprises (IKTVA SME’s) 2017 Forum and Exhibition, held at Dhahran Expo Center in Dammam.

Nesma & Partners was one of 109 exhibitors who participated in IKTVA exhibition including Saudi Aramco, local and international companies, government agencies and service providers.

IKTVA program was launched in December 2015 with an emphasis
on three main objectives: double the percentage of locally-produced energy- related goods and services by 2021, export 30% of the total domestic energy goods and services produced in Saudi Arabia and create thousands of direct and in-direct jobs for Saudis across the growing industries.

Nesma Holding Sponsors 2107 Asbar a...
Nesma Holding Sponsors 2107 Asbar and MiSK Forums
Dec 2017

Nesma Holding sponsored two globally recognized events, the 2017 Asbar World Forum and the MiSK Foundation’s 2017 Global Forum.

As a platinum sponsor in Asbar Forum, Nesma supported creative and innovative discussions of the knowledge economy, scientific aspirations and development plans for Saudi Arabia.

Titled, “Creativity and Innovation in the Knowledge Economy/ The 4th Industrial Revolution,” Asbar World Forum was held over three days with the participation of 66 international and local speakers.

Additionally, Nesma was a silver sponsor of the MiSK Foundation’s 2017 Global Forum held over two days in Riyadh. The theme 
this year, “Meeting the Challenge of Change,” allowed the Forum participants to explore change opportunities in four main areas: living; working; learning; and contributing.

Representing Nesma at Misk 2017 were: Noura Alturki, Nesma Holding Executive Manager Group Support Services;
Salah Al-Sunaid, CEO Nesma Electric; and Ali Al-Zahrani, Nesma Holding Riyadh Office Manager.

Nesma Holding Sponsors “Together fo...
Nesma Holding Sponsors “Together for a Bright Tomorrow” Anti-Drug Campaign
Dec 2017

“Together for a Bright Tomorrow” is the slogan 
of the anti-drug campaign sponsored by Nesma Holding and inaugurated by both Prince Mishaal bin Majid bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Jeddah, and the General Directorate of Narcotics Control.

“Together for a Bright Tomorrow” aims to raise awareness of the dangers of narcotic substances by conducting awareness programs in schools and universities. Additionally, it provides counseling services for families affected by harmful addiction.

Nesma Employees Exhibition At Nesma...
Nesma Employees Exhibition At Nesma Art Gallery
Sep 2017

Sponsored by Nesma Holding’s Executive Manager, Group Support Services,Noura Al-Turki, “Nesma Employees Exhibition” showcased the work and talents of Nesma employees across the Group.

The exclusive event was held at Nesma Art Gallery to reveal the various artistic talents and hobbies of 18 Nesma employees. The exhibition’s audience enjoyed painting, photography, graphic design and sculpture in addition to a live piano performance by Mohammed Kadri, HR Consultant, Nesma & Partners.

Nesma Airlines Launches SaraJevo Ro...
Nesma Airlines Launches SaraJevo Route
Sep 2017

Nesma Airlines celebrated the launch of a new route from Riyadh to Sarajevo. The event took place at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on July 4th. Among attendees were managers from Nesma Airlines Riyadh office and airport officials.

Nesma Airlines is the first of its kind to operate an international route to Sarajevo. Flights depart daily from Riyadh.

Nesma Travel Awarded Best Travel Ag...
Nesma Travel Awarded Best Travel Agency by Turkish Airlines
Jul 2017

Turkish Airlines presented Nesma Travel & Tourism with two awards based on having the highest increase in sales for 2016.

The “Best Travel Agency” and “Best Corporate Account” awards were presented during a ceremony in Al Khobar attended by over 120 agencies and 250 VIPs including top level officials from the General Authority of Civil Aviation, Immigration & Security, King Fahad International Airport Dammam and the corporate sector along with social media personalities.

Mr. Adem Ceylan, Senior Vice President of Turkish Airlines, presented the awards to Mr. Naser Al Nasr who accepted them on behalf of the company. Mr. Naser expressed his appreciation for the awards and for the great efforts of his team members.

Nesma to Provide Internships for Fe...
Nesma to Provide Internships for Female Engineers
Jul 2017

In partnership with the Saudi Council of Engineers, Nesma Electric, Nesma Trading and Nesma & Partners shall be offering summer internships to 15 female engineers as part of a national campaign to encourage and train women in engineering. The internships will be in the areas of civil, electrical, mechanical, among others.

Nesma Holding Sponsors Makkah Cultu...
Nesma Holding Sponsors Makkah Cultural Forum
Jun 2017

Nesma Holding was a sponsor of the Makkah Cultural Forum, organized by the Makkah Province Emirate to promote human development and affinity to place. The forum hosted a campaign across the Makkah Province entitled “How Can I be a Role Model?” with the aim to highlight exemplary role models in society and to promote the concept of role models. More information can be found here:

http://culture.makkah.gov.sa/culture

As part of the same campaign, Nesma Art Gallery hosted an art exhibit on the subject that was inaugurated by Director-General of Education in Jeddah, Mr. Abdullah Ahmed Al-Thaqaf

Nesma & Partners Completes Global C...
Nesma & Partners Completes Global Center in Riyadh
Jun 2017

Nesma & Partners completed work on the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, just in time for its inauguration by King Salman and other world leaders, including US President Donald Trump.

The project, covering a total area of 20,000 square meters, was completed in 30 days and entailed converting an existing 40-year old conference palace into a new command and control center, equipped with data center, briefing hall (330 flat screens), command center (210 video walls), and telecommunication and electrical rooms. Work also included a royal reception area, new granite and stamped concrete paving, landscaping, support offices and pantries.

Nesma & Partners manpower peaked at 1,200 men working 24/7 for the whole duration of the project. The project demonstrated the strength of synergies across the Nesma Group, where Nesma Trading performed the low current, data systems and landscaping, while Nesma Security replaced the Royal Guard in securing the whole facility.

The project’s biggest success was the work model established by Saudi Aramco, in which Aramco, Dar, and Nesma worked as one flexible team able to adapt to the required changes and execute decisions swiftly to cope with the fast-pace of the project. This video, published on the Center’s YouTube page, is a 30-day time-lapse of the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSJwjJnV6b4

Commenting on the impressive work and entrepreneurialism that went into this project, daughter of the US President, Ms. Ivanka Trump, joked that she “may need to borrow those contractors for a next construction project”, in comments that made global headlines (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXRB5bUBqdQ).

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