Issue 10 2021

CEO MONTHLY / ISSUE 10 2021 15 Real Estate Development CEO of the year 2021 (KSA): KHALID AL TELMESANI Eng. Al Telmesani is a leading authority in his field. He received his graduate degree in Systems Engineering and Operations Research from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUMP) in 1985 and since then has worked his way up the ladder of several significant and reputable companies before landing the role of CEO at Rua Al Madinah Holding Company, where he was recently recognised as CEO of the Year, 2021 – Saudi Arabia. He, like the team around him at Rua, is driven by the vision for 2030 and all that their project can contribute to this ambition: “We need to create a true sense of place, a destination and an opportunity,” he states. Rua Almadinah project has adopted a lifestyle rich in serenity and spirituality. The project acquires its importance by facilitating the services of visitors from all countries of the world, offering pleasant stays next to the Prophet’s Mosque, and providing the highest standard of hospitality. Therefore, the project’s master plan was designed by world- renowned consulting firms with local and vast international experiences based on best practices and standards of international quality and technology worldwide. However, like many places around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically and significantly affected the real estate market since the beginning of 2020. This was the biggest challenge to overcome for the Rua project; however, the staff and team members have been highly willing and open to working from home whilst carrying on with the responsibilities required. During this period, face-to-face and personal experience with staff members are appreciated. It has been seemingly underestimated how important human interactions are for team members and staff members within the workforce. For Rua, the employees are the actual assets of the organisation as they are the ones who contribute effectively towards the successful functioning of the company, the community, and the project itself. They strive hard to deliver the utmost best performance, of high quality, standard and regards and achieve the assigned targets and above within a timely and respectable manner. Therefore, the Rua hiring policy is based on but not limited to those who show long-term potential, enthusiasm, and passion. Additional aspects considered are loyalty, dependability, self-reliance, team players, and dedication to the business by working hard, practical, and intuitively. The team has been more productive throughout this virtual journey due to fewer interruptions within the workplace or working area. With this vastly unexpected progression, the Rua project has accomplished more than expected in its projected timeline and is looking forward to the future and the oncoming years. Rua will then be able to showcase all the hard work its dedicated members of staff have taken on during this time with a clear mission to enhance Al Masjid Al Nabawi and the incredible nation that surrounds it by 2030. Contact Name: Khalid M. Al Telmesani Company Name: Rua Al Madinah Holding Company Web Address: