MOU with Riyada

Sun, 04 September 2016

Riyada and Shell launch revamped Shell Intilaaqah Programme  

4 September 2016 – MUSCAT, Oman - Following its fifth Gift to The Nation announcement earlier this year, Shell launched the revamped Shell Intilaaqah programme in Oman at the Public Authority for Small and Medium Enterprise Development (Riyada). The launch ceremony was held at the headquarters of Riyada and was attended by His Excellency Dr. Hamoud bin Khalfan Al Harthy, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education for Education and Curricula and Riyada board member. The launch was also attended by top executives from relevant public and private sector organisations and top executives from Shell and Riyada.

The launch programme included signing a ground-breaking collaboration agreement between Shell Intilaaqah and Riyada to better support young Omani entrepreneurs in various areas; including training, mentoring and counselling. The agreement was signed by Khalifa bin Said Al Abri, Riyada CEO, and Chris Breeze, Shell’s Country Chairman in Oman.

Based on this agreement, both parties will collaborate to provide training programmes in addition to providing mentoring and counselling services to the Omani entrepreneurs and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) who are between the age of 20 and 55 years old, by supporting them in starting their own business and helping them in their growth and development.