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Saudi entrepreneurs honored.

Byline: Mohammed Rasooldeen

(Category: Business)

RIYADH: The National Entrepreneurship Week concluded here at the Four Seasons Hotel on Monday night with Saudi entrepreneurs from all parts of the Kingdom getting awards for their outstanding achievements.

On behalf of Prince Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, chairman of The National Entrepreneurship Center, SAMA Deputy Gov. Mohammed bin Suleiman Al-Jasser presented the awards to the entrepreneurs. They were also commended for contributing to the success of the week which was observed for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Among the awardees were the students from King Fahd University For Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Arab Open University (AOU), Imam Mohammed bin Saud University, Dar Al-Hekma College, Council of Saudi Chambers, Sharqiah Chamber of Commerce, Zain and the Seventy-fifth High School for girls located in Riyadh.

Khaled bin Abdullah Al-Barazi and Khaled bin Ibrahim Al-Khattaf, members of the Events Organizing Committee, also received trophies for their efforts to make the week a success.

Speaking on the occasion, Al-Jasser, who is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Centennial Fund, said that the week has set new foundations for national entrepreneurship.

He pointed out that the week provided a comprehensive platform for participants from business, economic and education sectors to play a major role in enriching the overall experience with their innovative visions and thoughts.

Global Entrepreneurship Week was organized by the National Entrepreneurship Center, an initiative of The Centennial Fund. It took place in more than 68 countries around the world.

Hesham Tashkandi, general manager of the Fund and a member of the board said: "The activities of the Global Entrepreneurship Week have demonstrated our society's commitment to national entrepreneurship, particularly within the robust economic development in the Kingdom." Tashkandi emphasized the launch of Global Entrepreneurship Week in the Kingdom is sequel to the direction of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to set new challenging standards for the enhancement of the Saudi economy.

He added that the week motivated Saudi businessmen and entrepreneurs to keep the national economy in line with other global and regional economies and would satisfy the ambition of upcoming youths.

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Publication:Arab News (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Date:Nov 26, 2008
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