Real people, real stories – Ongoing training at all levels
Helping employees fulfil their potential is key for any successful business. At Abdul Latif Jameel, every member of our team is given the opportunity to grow – from the most junior through to the most senior. Our commitment to provide staff training at an internationally-recognized standard helps us to engage our workforce and retain key employees on a long-term basis.
George Michael Shaw, Managing Director, Risk Management at Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, grew up in Australia. Before joining Abdul Latif Jameel in 2003, he was a CEO in Melbourne. He expected his move to Saudi Arabia would be a short-term affair. Fifteen years later, after a career with Abdul Latif Jameel filled with seminars and training opportunities, he is fully settled in Jeddah.
In his spare time, George and his wife love relaxing by the Red Sea. Its warm waters are ideal for swimming, diving and snorkelling.
“When we first heard about the chance to work for Abdul Latif Jameel, my wife was unsure about making such a big change in our lives. Now, though, she loves it here in Saudi Arabia – and so do I. We adapted far easier than we imagined.”
“It’s fair to say I’ve been at Abdul Latif Jameel longer than I originally expected, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. The company has been brilliant since the first day I walked through the door. It has invested in my development, sending me to seminars and funding me through certified training programs. It has also done the same for my team, which is crucial to producing a motivated and happy workforce.”
“Everyone at Abdul Latif Jameel is incredibly welcoming. It’s a very large organization, so we deal with lots of different challenges and issues, which makes for an incredibly rewarding and enjoyable job. It’s a great place to work.”