du and Zain KSA have formed a partnership to develop their human resources through knowledge exchange sessions. The two operators joined hands to share experiences and operational plans during an agreed period, in addition to holding periodic workshops that address several areas of interest and development. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Sultan Al-Shahrani, Chief Human Resources at Zain Saudi Arabia, and Ibrahim Nassir, Chief Human Capital and Administration Officer at du, in the presence of senior officials from both sides.
Commenting on this cooperation, Sultan Al-Shahrani said, “This agreement is aligned with Zain’s strategy for the development of human resources; it gives us a unique opportunity to benefit from du’s administrative and technical expertise in the region through staff exchange programs, joint ventures, and training programs. In addition, this MoU enables us to further align our strategy the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, which focuses on providing citizens with the necessary knowledge to adapt with future labor market needs and skills. We will increase our investment in human capital for developing the performance and rehabilitation of national Saudi employees.”
“The rapid evolution of ICT that is permeating every aspect of life is driving our need to further extend and develop our human capital, and enhancing the effectiveness of our staff through collaboration is one of the main factors to achieve the required growth rates. The MoU with Zain will strengthen our two companies’ staff expertise and the level of services we offer. While we will develop our employees’ skills across different departments and disciplines through continued training programs and prominent partnerships, we also aim to include creativity and innovation in all our operations to achieve excellence and success,” commented Ibrahim Nassir.
The first program under the agreement, which started on September 26 and lasted for two weeks, offered the opportunity to rotate functional teams in order to enhance communication and interaction between the two companies.