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SEDCO Newsletter Quarter 4, 2015
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  photo   ELAF GROUP SIGNS AGREEMENT TO OPERATE TWO NEW HOTELS IN MADINAH


The Elaf Group has signed an agreement with ‘AMAC Investment’ to manage and operate two new hotels, the Elaf Meshal Al Madina and Elaf Meshal Al Salam in Madinah.

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  photo   TARFEEH OPENS TWO NEW ‘OCEAN BASKET’ RESTAURANTS IN SAUDI ARABIA


Ocean Basket, a leading South African seafood chain, has opened a restaurant each in Jeddah and Riyadh, following the signing of a franchise agreement with Tarfeeh. Ocean Basket has more than 190 restaurants around the globe and is growing rapidly across several countries. It is South Africa’s “favorite and leading” seafood restaurant chain which has now set its foot in Saudi Arabia through its partnership with Tarfeeh.

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  photo   AUTO WORLD SIGNS NEW AGREEMENTS IN JUBAIL AND KHOBAR


Starting in 2016, Auto World will begin to supply a number of vehicles to the Royal Commission for Jubail after successfully signing a three-year leasing agreement. In a separate deal, Auto World’s Jubail branch also signed a four-year operating lease to supply Sipchem (Saudi International Petrochemical Company) with vehicles.

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  photo   NAHDI OPENS FIRST EDUTAINMENT PHARMACY AT KIDZANIA


As part of the company’s ongoing responsibility towards the community and in line with their strategic sustainability framework, Nahdi, the largest pharmaceutical retailer in the Middle East and North Africa, has opened its first Nahdi edutainment pharmacy at KidZania Jeddah, where it was chosen as an exclusive partner by KidZania to represent the pharmaceutical industry in the city.

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  photo   ARABIAN FARMS BUILDS A NEW POULTRY HOUSE


Arabian Farms has recently established a new poultry house as part of its expansion plans. The house was built with the latest machinery from Salmet, a leading German Company that helped in increasing the capacity of the company’s laying stock by another 65,000 birds. Arabian Farms now anticipates an increase of 15% in the overall capacity of the farm.

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  photo   INTIMAA ANNOUNCES NEW SIGNINGS IN HOUSING SECTOR


In an exclusive deal with Advanced Development Real Estate Investments Co. Ltd. (Tanmyah), one of Sheikh Ali Mazin Bugshan and partners’ group of companies, Intimaa’s brokerage arm announced an agreement to market Tanmyah’s “Mandarin Homes” in Obhor, Jeddah.

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  photo   AL MAHMAL TRADING SIGNS NEW OPERATIONAL AGREEMENTS


Al Mahmal Trading recently signed a number of noteworthy agreements to provide a comprehensive list of services to Jeddah-based establishments. This includes commercial centers such as Stars Avenue Mall and companies within the business sector such as Savola (in its new headquarters in Corniche). Deals with governmental bodies were also reached, whereby Al Mahmal was awarded with implementing the National Guard’s facilities management project.

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  photo   ROMANO’S MACARONI GRILL OPENS TWO NEW BRANCHES


Situated in a crowded area on the Takhassusi Street, Macaroni Grill’s second branch in Riyadh opened its doors on October 21st.

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  photo   ARABIAN BUSINESS MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS ANEES MOUMINA, CEO OF SEDCO HOLDING GROUP


Two years have passed since your assumption of the CEO post in SEDCO Holding Group, what has changed in these two years?

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  photo   COMPETENCIES YOUR ORGANIZATION NEEDS FOR THE MILLENNIALS


The world as we know it is rapidly changing, technology is leading to unprecedented amount of information we have access to and at never before seen speed. Thanks to technology, we have become a highly connected world. When it comes to trends in health, we have become more aware of the health risks surrounding us and have become more conscious of them. Despite the awareness we are living longer but more stressful lives. Rapid population growth, has led to global scarcity and environmental concerns that are being tackled through setting global goals and collaborative solutions.

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  photo   ALSHIAKA INAUGURATES THE 39TH SHOWROOM


During the 4th quarter of 2015, Alshiaka launched its three latest showrooms in Riyadh and Al-Qassim, increasing its total number of showrooms to 39 by end of 2015. Alshiaka also launched its latest winter campaign under the banner “الشتا_يبغاله_شياكة” (Winter Needs Elegance), offering up to 50% off on its winter apparel.

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  photo   GOVERNOR OF JAZAN HONORS SALEM BIN MAHFOUZ FOUNDATION


The Salem bin Mahfouz Foundation was recently honored by HRH Prince Mohammad bin Nasser during a ceremony to launch the 2nd Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum in Jazan University. Notable attendees at the ceremony included Dr. Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed Al Saud, President of KAUST, HRH Prince Saud bin Khalid Al Faisal, Deputy Governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and President of the National Competitiveness Center (NCC) and Prof. Dr. Mohammed bin Ali Rabie, Acting President of Jazan University. The event welcomed a large number of participants, guests and University students.

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  photo   “RIYALI” FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM LAUNCHES E-LEARNING PLATFORM


SEDCO Holding Group launched its all new “Riyali” Financial Literacy E-Learning Platform. The program objective is to reach two million young people over the next five years.

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  photo   DISABLED CHILDREN’S ASSOCIATION REWARDS SEDCO HOLDING GROUP


Othman Bin Hamad AlFaress, Board Member and Head of the Committee for Financial Resources Development at the Disabled Children’s Association, honored SEDCO Holding Group for their support and participation throughout the ‘2015 Greeting Cards’ program. Whereas it took place on November 26, 2015 in Riyadh, the ceremony witnessed rewarding children whose drawings recorded the highest sales rate and received the best reviews.

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  photo   TARFEEH REVAMPS ITS FOOD MENUS


Tarfeeh launched a brand new “Photo Catalogue” which features and showcases its portfolio along with all its brands, their presence in Saudi Arabia and media coverage. Tarfeeh also launched their new food menus with a complete design change and new items in each menu category such as Applebee’s and China Gate.

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  photo   TARFEEH EXECUTIVES VISIT APPLEBEE’S AND MACARONI GRILL HEADQUARTERS IN US


In October, Tarfeeh executives Mr. Waleed bin Mahfouz, Mr. Ahmad Marashde and Mr. Kamran Khan attended Applebee’s Global conference and also visited headquarters of Romano’s Macaroni Grill in the United States of America. Future and strategic plans for both the brands were discussed during this visit.

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  photo   THREE NEW APPLEBEE’S BRANCHES IN JEDDAH


The last 3 months of 2015 witnessed 3 more new branches of Applebee’s in the city of Jeddah. The new restaurants opened in premium malls such as Al Salaam Mall (October 29th), Mall of Arabia (20th of November) and Khalidiya Business Center (December 17th). With these new additions, Jeddah has 6 Applebee’s branches with formidable locations for every single one of them.

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  photo   SUCCESSFUL UPGRADE OF SEDCO GROUP’S CORE BUSINESS APPLICATIONS TO ORACLE RELEASE 12


SEDCO Holding Group – IT department team completed successfully the major undertaking to upgrade the Group’s core business applications, namely financials, HRMS, supply chain, property management, facility maintenance, CRM and many more to Release 12 for SEDCO Holding and its Operating Companies.

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  photo   NAHDI LAUNCHES NEW CARE PRODUCTS


Nahdi Medical launched its new Gamar Baby-care products under the company’s keenness to extend its success which followed the launch of the Orex oral cavity care products.

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  photo   RIYALI’S FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM REACHES JIZAN


Under its Corporate Social Responsibility umbrella, SEDCO Holding Group’s Riyali Program held a training course for its ambassadors, for the very first time in Jizan – in partnership with Al-Andalus Al-Khadra Center and the Ministry of Education.

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  photo   SEDCO CAPITAL CIO: SHARIAH-COMPLIANT AND ETHICAL INVESTMENT IS THE SOLUTION


SEDCO Capital CIO Bernard Caralp spoke with Rob Langston of Mena Fund Manager about the firm’s approach to investment and how it has weathered recent market challenges. The steady growth of assets into Islamic funds and interest in Shariah-compliant strategies has been one of the key trends for the region’s asset managers in recent years. Greater awareness by investors and solid performance have seen inflows increase.

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  photo   MICROSOFT EXCEL TRAINING CONDUCTED FOR 95 EMPLOYEES


SEDCO Holding Group – IT department, in partnership with HR’s SEDCO Academy conducted five Excel training courses in December for 95 employees from SEDCO’s different Operating Companies. This is part of SEDCO’s IT Awareness Program and SEDCO Academy’s objective to improve productivity through skill enhancement.

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  photo   NAHDI ENHANCES SHOPPING EXPERIENCE WITH OPENING OF AL-ISHAA PHARMACY


Al Nahdi Medical Company, the leading retail pharmacy chain in Saudi Arabia, opened Al-Ishaa Pharmacy on King Malik Road adjacent to the Marine Sciences Roundabout on August 24th, 2015.

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