Orange Jordan’s new CEO Thierry Marigny announced that the company launched its digital umbrella which holds under it a group of Orange Digital Centers in different areas of the Kingdom, within the company’s efforts to contribute to the development of local communities, stemming from being a leading local company in providing internet services across all cities and governorates.
Marigny added during a press conference held on Sunday 29th of July, that since the beginning, Orange Jordan has taken upon itself achieving His Majesty King Abdullah II's vision of transformation towards becoming a knowledge society, the thing that falls in line with its five-year corporate strategy "Essentials 2020" which is set as its priorities of both, benefitting from the internet usage across the Kingdom and bridging the digital gap. The company has also signed a number of agreements with different parties, to announce that they will be equipping ten digital centers in different governorates, where they would be announced once ready, to welcome the beneficiaries.
CEO of Orange Jordan talked about the importance of these centers, especially that they will offer beneficiaries the opportunity to enter the internet world in a more professional manner, and set the topics that matter to them, affirming that they provide an opportunity for job creation, through promoting their products online, resulting in better accessibility, higher incomes, and an improved standard of living, in light of the current dependence on the internet and the valuable information it provides.
Marigny presented the partners of this important initiative, comprising of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MoICT), the National information Technology Center ( NITC) and the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), where the company signed many important agreements to start preparations for these technical centers, affirming their role in facilitating the company to carry out digital transformation in the Kingdom.
From her side, PR, CSR, and Corporate Communication Director, Eng. Rana Dababneh said during the press conference that the full preparation of these centers will follow suit, and are expected to be completed by the end of this year, and the rest by early next year, pointing out that the company was able to obtain funding from the Orange Foundation, due to the significance and support carried by the project.
Dababneh talked about Orange Jordan’s role in this initiative, saying that it will provide computers, renovate existing centers to create more expansion and benefit from the existing space, and the company will also design and hold training workshops on different topics requested by citizens.
Dababneh affirmed that these centers will cover a number of areas to include different segments of society, where there will be special centers targeting youth, while others directed towards empowering women, and these centers will also prepare refugees, and other segments.
She explained that these centers will enable both genders to have a better career by training them on the latest technologies and teaching them how to create small projects and promote them on social media networks.
Orange Jordan announced its support for a training program for youth in Al al-Bayt University as part of Haqiq Initiative, one of the Crown Prince Foundation (CPF) initiatives, which lasted for three days, where a number of workshops and field visits took place.
CEO of Orange Jordan Thierry Marigny said: "The partnership with Crown Prince Foundation is of utmost importance to us," adding that this training is a major stepping stone to a long-term strategic partnership with the foundation, the thing which falls in line with the company's vision and objectives, which focuses on supporting and developing the skills of Jordanian youth in the majority of governorates.
Marigny affirmed Orange Jordan's commitment to continuing being a main supporter and sponsor of the activities that aim to enhance the communication among the youth in different regions, adding that this new training program clearly translates the company's vision within this framework.
This training is part of Haqiq’s expansion program, which will be implemented by the Crown Prince Foundation in several universities in the coming period and will contribute to increasing the interaction and communication between young people and their local environments throughout Jordan. The initiative seeks to build young local leaders and promote the values of caring citizenship, as well as enhancing their role in local development through volunteering and community service, the thing which will help the youth in making a substantial difference in their skills and capabilities, in a way that would open a door for them and their communities to a better future.
From her side, Dr. Tamam Mango, CEO at Crown Prince Foundation said that this partnership is a living model for joint work between development institutions and private sector institutions. It is expected that the coming period will witness the strengthening of many partnerships in a way that will enhance the work of the foundation.
Mango added: “The idea of expanding Haqiq came to include university students, and falls in line with the foundation’s commitment to reach the largest number of young people from different governorates and age groups, ensuring equal chances of opportunities for development and skill advancement in their positions at work, in addition to offering them opportunities to enhance their leadership skills, which will enable them to support and play a role in serving their communities.
The signing of this agreement comes as part of Orange Jordan's interest in strengthening the links between the youth and local communities, as well as keeping students aware of everything that is essential to them, the thing which falls in line with its corporate social responsibility plan that stems from the company’s five-year corporate strategy “Essentials 2020”.
Orange Jordan recently launched its local version of Orange Social Venture Prize , targeting innovative ideas by young entrepreneurs that meet the needs of communities in various areas, as the registration for the award began last March. A committee consisting of juries who are experts in the field of entrepreneurship, selected nine startup companies from the pool of applicants to participate in the final stage who are going to present their projects before the committee of which three will win cash prizes, along with the opportunity to participate in a competition for the global award, which will be held in November 2018.
Orange Jordan is proud to launch the local award for the second consecutive year with an aim to support startup companies contributing to social and economic development, not to mention their active contribution to digital transformation. The company also commits to supporting entrepreneurs who are keen on improving these categories in Africa and the Middle East, as Orange Jordan is confident in their creative ideas, which are positively reflected in the community.
Speaking on the occasion, Eng. Rana Al Dababneh, Director of Public Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and Corporate Communication at Orange Jordan, said: “We are very proud to launch the local version of the Orange Social Venture Award for the second year, as it will benefit entrepreneurs, and we are confident in the ideas and innovations of the companies participating in the award”.
It is worth mentioning that the jury consists of: Valentina Qussisiya, CEO of Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation (AHSF), Deputy Executive Vice President of the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), Mohammad Al-Amoush, CEO of The Information and Communications Technology Association of Jordan (int@j), Eng. Nidal Bitar, Mais Al-Daoud, Director of Strategy & Partnerships at the Crown Prince Foundation (CPF), and the pioneer Fida Taher, all of whom expressed their gratitude for being part of this event, and how proud they are with this award and Orange Jordan's support for Jordanian entrepreneurs.
Orange Social Venture Prize is in line with Orange Jordan’s corporate strategy, “Essentials 2020” which aims to shed light on local talents and invest in them, particularly entrepreneurs whom Orange Jordan is committed to supporting through offering training programs, financial support and expertise to help transform their ideas into reality and contribute to the development of the local community.
Amman, 12 July, 2018: Société Générale de Banque – Jordanie (SGBJ) has signed an agreement today with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) to acquire its National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) Jordan business operations, including the transfer of employees and relevant suppliers’ contracts. The agreement, which follows a careful process to select the buyer who will be the best fit for both its employees and customers, has been approved by the Central Bank of Jordan. The approval was received on the 10th of July 2018.
This sale reflects FAB Group’s strategic vision for the upcoming period and does not impact its commitment to any of the bank’s other businesses or locations.
By embarking on this transaction, SGBJ seeks to accelerate its growth strategy by leveraging on this business opportunity to enhance and consolidate its position in the Jordanian market, thus complementing previous strong organic growth achieved over the past five years.
SGBJ operates as a universal bank through a network of 17 branches located across different areas in Amman and other key governorates. It offers a wide range of banking services, covering retail, corporate, SMEs, private banking, brokerage and leasing.
All NBAD Jordan clients, employees and branches will be transferred to SGBJ. The transaction will be completed over the coming months, as both parties work together to ensure a seamless transition for clients and employees.
Until the sale is complete, NBAD Jordan remains open for business as usual.
STS, the leading company in providing complete all-round Information Technology (IT) solutions in Jordan and the region, has announced achieving the Gold partnership status with the multinational company “Fortinet”.
To conquest the Gold partnership level with “Fortinet” is considered to be not only distinguished but also unique, since “STS” has also won the “best growing partner” award among all Fortinet’s partners in the region, which proves STS’ standing in leading the Information Technology (IT) sector in Jordan and the region.
This attainment is a result of STS’ dedication to providing the highest levels of innovations and advanced technologies along with its commitment to being the reliable technology partner of choice in MENA region. STS has achieved the Gold partnership level with Fortinet after successfully gaining all advanced technical certificates to guarantee a sustainable long term partnership.
This outstanding triumph for STS is yet another milestone on the route of success that the company has paved in its strategy and framework of implementing the latest technology solutions for businesses in Jordan and the region.
Upon receiving the award, STS’ deputy general manager of products and solutions, Eng. Mohammad Omran emphasized on STS’ commitment to advancing the IT sector in MENA region and the strategic partnership built with Fortinet.
From Fortinet’s side, the Regional Enterprise Director (North Gulf, Levant & Iraq) Mr. Adel Hijazi commented: “This achievement goes in line with STS’ track record of accomplishments, being a pioneer in introducing the latest technology solutions in Jordan and the region”. Mr. Hijazi also expressed his pride in the STS Fortinet prosperous future, as Fortinet trusts that STS will continue to innovate, develop and progress its prestigious position as a reliable and strategic Gold partner in Jordan and the region.
© 2018 CCI FRANCE JORDANIE