Minister of Labor praises Bupa Arabia for pioneering female employment

H.E. Eng. Adel Fakieh heads Ministry of Labor delegation on visit to Bupa Arabia’s flagship headquarters in Jeddah

Jeddah, 02 July 2012: The Minister of Labor, H.E. Eng. Adel Fakieh, headed a delegation that visited the Jeddah Headquarters of Bupa Arabia on Tuesday 31 July 2012 in recognition of the Kingdom’s first specialized health insurer’s role as a pioneer in recruiting and training Saudi national employees. Bupa Arabia is in the Platinum Nitaqaat category with 51% Saudization of which 32% is female.

Accompanying His Excellency were the Deputy Minister of Development – Dr. Fahad Eltekhaifi, and Dr. Basmah Al Omair – CEO of Khadija Bin Khouwailid Businesswomen Center.

“We were most honored to welcome His Excellency and his distinguished colleagues and share with them our experience and best practices that have taken us forward on our journey not only by achieving 51% Saudization, but also as an organization that aims at reaching the highest standards in everything we do,” said Tal Nazer, CEO of Bupa Arabia, who took the visitors on a tour of the flagship state-of-the-art headquarters building.

Adding his comments on the visit, Eng. Adel Fakieh said: “Bupa Arabia has an exemplary record of recruiting and training male and female Saudi nationals and I congratulate the management and staff on achieving the Platinum Nitaqaat category and their recent award wins which recognize Bupa’s achievements as an ideal and caring employer.”

The visit follows the recent accomplishments and awards for the 3rd “Best Place to Work For” in the Financial & Insurance sectors and also “Best Female Working Environment” in 2011, which Bupa Arabia also won in 2008 and 2010, an achievement that reflects the company’s pioneering role in empowering women to contribute to the Kingdom’s social and economic development.

Bupa Arabia’s Saudi national workforce enjoys skill-based training and development programs to make them grow competently in the medical health insurance industry.

Bupa Arabia is deeply committed to taking care of the lives in its hands and fulfills its promise to be the healthcare partner for life through its medical expertise and high level of performance as an innovator and champion of its customers.

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