- 16 Feb 2017
Alghanim Industries hosts merit scholars' event for Kuwaiti students in the United States of America at the company headquarters
To introduce them to the company and job opportunities
Kuwait, February 16, 2017: Alghanim Industries, one of the largest private companies in the region, held an information session for merit scholar students studying in the United States about the history of the company and its diverse businesses. The event was hosted at the company's headquarters in Al Hamra Tower, and included 13 students, from various universities, interested in learning more about the company and career opportunities.
Students were met by both the Talent Management and Diversity team, Corporate Communications, and employees from different departments who shared their experience at university, discussed their areas of work, and spoke about the general environment at Alghanim Industries.
Director of Corporate Communications, Abdullateef Al-Sharikh, welcomed students with an overview of the company's diverse businesses and brands, in addition to Alghanim Industries' rich history in the region. Hadeer Shelash, Assistant Manager – Corporate Communications, also discussed the company's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, including the various programs addressing youth education and entrepreneurship, in addition to the range of charity work targeting the underprivileged. The following segment included Senior HR Officers – Talent Management and Diversity, Noora Amin and Hebah Al Rasheedan, who shared details about the company's student internship opportunities and the fresh graduate initiative, "Alghanim Industries Future Leaders Program", which is designed to develop the professional capacity of new Kuwaiti graduates.
Commenting on the students' visit, Abdullateef Al-Sharikh said: "We strive to be present at events that involve promising and talented Kuwaiti youth. This stems from our deep belief in the vital role they play, especially when it comes to growing and developing Kuwait's private sector. In the same vein, we've been strong supporters of NUKS-USA's annual conference, which is the largest gathering of Kuwaiti students outside Kuwait, during which we always make sure to meet with merit students in particular. This year we were able to host these students at Alghanim Industries, giving them a better idea about our company, and a chance for direct dialogue with the employees. We are always happy to host our promising youth, and we hope to welcome these distinguished students as colleagues in the near future. "
The session concluded with a tour of the Alghanim Industries headquarters located at the top four office floors in Al Hamra Tower, from the 70th to the 73rd floors. Employees in the Al Hamra office enjoy a modern design and open space between different business departments, creating an atmosphere of cooperation and teamwork. The layout also helps in creating a culture of collective participation in responsibility within the business units and between them.
The company also held a similar session during its sponsorship of the 32nd annual NUKS conference in the United States. These initiatives come as part of Alghanim Industries' Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, which is committed to empowering the underprivileged, supporting education and encouraging entrepreneurship. It is worth noting that the company was the Strategic Sponsor for the fifth annual Tmkeen Youth Symposium, an initiative that provides youth with valuable insights about entrepreneurship from industry leaders, academics and experts, and was held under the patronage of the Emir, H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah. The company is also the largest supporter for INJAZ-Kuwait, as it encourages its employees to volunteer regularly in INJAZ's different programs. In addition to being a platinum sponsor of "ArabNet Conference" and providing free event tickets to 100 university students in Kuwait.
About Alghanim Industries:
Alghanim Industries is one of the oldest and largest, privately-owned companies in the MENA region. Founded over a century ago, in Kuwait, the company today employs more than 14,000 people in 30 businesses across 40 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Alghanim Industries is a market leader in almost every major sector of its operations, which include engineering, retail, automotive sales and service, insulation and pre-engineered steel building structures, logistics and warehousing, fast moving consumer goods, food & beverage, oil & gas, office automation, advertising, insurance, consumer credit and travel. The company is actively growing its brand portfolio with a focus on top-tier global partners. Among the top represented brands are Avis, British Airways, British Petroleum, Cathay Pacific, Daewoo, Honda, Saint-Gobain and Toshiba. Additionally, Alghanim Industries has created a number of successful regional businesses including X-cite by Alghanim Electronics and Safat Home, a furniture and lifestyle store. To learn more about Alghanim Industries, please visit www.alghanim.com