This collaboration aims to continue providing help to entrepreneurs in numerous places, such as instruction, mentoring and counselling for an further 3 years.
The agreement was signed by Dr Ahmed al Ghassani, CEO of Riyada, and Chris Breeze, Shell’s nation chairman in Oman. Through the partnership, Riyada will help Shell Intilaaqah and the commence-ups on numerous fronts such as the provision of space for entrepreneurs for Shell Intilaaqah workplace and programme.
Dr Ghassani stated, “This partnership brings the local expertise of Riyada with the global expertise of Shell Intilaaqah together in one unique proposition that helps kick-start and propel the journeys of aspiring entrepreneurs. This is a partnership that is geared towards building connections between entrepreneurs and experienced trainers and mentors to ultimately diversify Oman’s economy.”
Breeze stated, “The renewal of our collaboration with Riyada is an essential step in the right direction in Shell Intilaaqah’s longstanding history of empowering Omani entrepreneurs and SMEs. Riyada and Shell Intilaaqah both share the same objective of nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit in Oman and have a real impact on our communities.”
Najwa al Kindi, director of Shell Intilaaqah Oman, stated, “We are committed to creating and developing business leaders. Today, we start the next chapter in our successful collaboration with Riyada in order to continue empowering talent and catalyse an entrepreneurial ecosystem across the sultanate.”
The Shell Intilaaqah programme is committed to supporting entrepreneurs who are among the age of 20 and 35 years and SMEs by means of all stages of entrepreneurship, beginning from producing a enterprise thought, building a feasibility study and a enterprise program, to supporting the development and sustenance of commence-ups. The programme requires 5 stages of modular instruction, counselling and help tailored to offer aspiring Omani youth with skillsets needed to turn tips into actual organizations.
Information Source: Muscat Daily