Gulf Bank reaffirmed commitment to supporting youth through INJAZ
[via Gulf Bank]
Kuwait City, Kuwait: : Gulf Bank reaffirmed its commitment to supporting youth through its partnership with INJAZ Al-Arab. As a platinum sponsor, Gulf Bank was honoured during the 12th Annual Young Arab Entrepreneurs Competition, which was held under the patronage of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, represented by Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al Roudhan, on Wednesday 28 November 2018.
The bank participated in the event with a group of top executives, lead by Chairman of Gulf Bank Mr. Omar K. Alghanim and CEO Antoine Daher. More than 450 representatives from different government entities, private sector and educational institutions were also present at the event. Also attending the event were the Chairman of Alghanim Industries Kutayba Y. Alghanim, Chairperson of INJAZ Al-Arab Sh. Hanadi Al-Thani, and CEO of Injaz Kuwait Laila Al-Mutairi.
This year’s competition saw more than 80 students from 11 countries across the MENA region compete over 12 categories, including the ‘Company of the Year’ and ‘Social Impact’ award. Each award was presented to one high school and one university team by an esteemed judging panel.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Chairman of Gulf Bank and INJAZ Kuwait, Mr. Omar K. Alghanim said: “I want to thank the INJAZ-Al Arab and INJAZ Kuwait teams for delivering another stellar programme. It takes enormous care and commitment to do this and their impact is undeniable. I’m passionate about INJAZ, so as Chairman of Gulf Bank, I’m proud we are a Platinum Sponsor again this year. Gulf Bank provided nearly a quarter of the volunteers helping with INJAZ-Kuwait initiatives over the last year. Regionally, over 3 million students have been through INJAZ programs, since its inception. That’s incredible. That’s making a difference.”
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