I was born in Makkah Al-Mukarramah city. I graduated - praise be to Allah - from the College of Business Administration with a second class honors degree in 2017. I majored in Business Administration.
I took part in many of the department's activities with the College Student Council, as well as the student activities represented by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club. I also participated in the forums held by the Deanship of Student Affairs at Umm Al-Qura University.
My experience with the activities continued until I was qualified to be president of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club for two years. This period was full of useful, as well as entertaining and cultural, experiences.
My message to each young man and woman: Try a new experience every day. Try something new you have not done before. The lesson to be learnt is that you should get out of your comfort zone to learn who you are and what you like to do away from your regular routine.
During my time as a student at the College of Business Administration, I had many different experiences. I have worked in companies in a variety of fields. I have been an administrative trainee at Careem, which is now one of the largest transportation and communication companies in the world. In the seasons and annual vacations, I used to work in a branch of the Bin Dawood Group of Companies as a fund accountant. During the Hajj season, I seek to serve the Guests of Allah (the pilgrims) through the profession of my ancestors as a guide for the pilgrims from Arab countries. I do not forget some of the companies in which I trained. I had the honor of being chosen from a large number of applicants for a training program at Wadi Makkah Technology Company in the Entrepreneurship Department.
I currently work as a business development specialist in a private sector company specializing in management consulting.
I wish you good luck and success.
I graduated - praise be to Allah - from UQU College of Business Administration with a first class honors degree in 2017. I had a great opportunity to enhance my knowledge and skills during my four years of study in the college.
I will not forget the days of study during which I became acquainted with members of the academic staff who greatly contributed to building my knowledge and personality.
During the last two years of my study, I trained at the Saudi Post Corporation - one of the most developed government agencies in the government sector. I faced many challenges during my time at this corporation, and - praise be to Allah - I added a new and simple mechanism that enabled employees in my department to perform their jobs better and more easily.
I currently work in the Ministry of Civil Service in the Human Resources Department as a human resources development specialist and project manager of the 2019 development program for ministry employees. I have devoted myself to the pursuit of development and excellence.
I obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Umm Al-Qura University, the College of Business Administration. I benefited greatly from my University and College when I was a student, as there were many training courses, such as "How to be a Leader", "How to Write Your Resume", and the "Basics of Interviews".
The college students received a lot of attention, as well as field training. I received training at the Saudi Telecom Company, as a coordinator between the technician and the customer. My job was to coordinate the timetables in a way that would be convenient for the customer when he wanted to install and establish a new line or ask for a new service like (InVision), or some other services that STC offer. That training was very fruitful as I gained experience in working with companies and becoming acquainted with the workflow.
Dr. Yousri supervised the training. He taught us the basic steps of rhetoric and how to attract the one in front of us to listen to our explanation. He asked us to design PowerPoint slides to present our experience in field training at the end of the program.
During my last year of study, I worked at Retaj Albayt Suites Hotel as a coordinator in the Interior Supervision Department, and then as a receptionist at the Fairmont Makkah Hotel. And at present, praise be to Allah, I am a customer service representative at Huawei International Technology Company.
My journey in the Business field started in 2012, when I left the Engineering field, based on my personal conviction, and started my first year at the Business Administration College. My ambition led me to participate in the start-up program, and because of the Saudi achievements, I started to love private business and the business administration field, which became like an obsession for me.
After joining the Business Youth Club at the College, I became a member in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club at Umm Al-Qura University. As a member of the club, I gained experience through participating in start-up projects, in the accelerator program, by carrying out a project proposal with youth from different specializations. Following that, I participated in the second and third rounds of the accelerator program. After being nominated for the presidency of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club, I became a judge in one of the club competitions for the start-ups, thereby gaining much experience. I graduated from the University in 2016.
For a while, I worked in a private sector company in the field of Hajj and Umrah, and currently I am a Research Assistant in the Strategic Planning Department at the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque.
After graduating from the University, I started my own project, Tabi` Balad Store, with the support of my family and friends.
I still hope to upgrade and expand my work and the project is still developing and improving.
Abdulaziz bin Uwaidah Al-Shamarani is a graduate of Umm Al-Qura University, College of Business Administration, Department of Business Administration of Hajj and Umrah
He works on developing human resources at the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, raising work efficiency, increasing productivity, and improving the services offered to pilgrims and visitors of the Two Holy Mosques. Paying great attention to technology, he tries to create an integrated electronic system that promotes communication between employees and their managers, and facilitates communication between employees and visitors. Abdulaziz Al-Shamarani conducted a workshop to prepare managers and deputies to start applying the new employment performance regulations.
Manager of Human Resources Development Administration at the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques
Khalid bin Ibrahim Asiri graduated from the Department of Business Administration of Hajj and Umrah, College of Business Administration, Umm Al-Qura University, with an honors degree. He finished his master degree in entrepreneurship and innovation from Jeddah University.
Mr. Khalid remarked, "Knowing the details of entrepreneurship, from my viewpoint, is a basic requirement to achieve great success in any project, which will bring about sustainability for the organizations and the general development of the economy."
He continued, "I have taken several training courses which are approved by the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The total number of training hours I have received exceeds 1000 hours in administration fields, entrepreneurship, leadership, human resources, training, etc."
He added, "I have worked at Tunisi Company for Umrah and Tourism, acquiring much experience while working during the Umrah season, and also worked at the National Tawafa Establishment for Pilgrims from Arabic Countries, during the Hajj season."
Omar Fawzi Al-Lihaibi's hobby led him on a journey to the world of volunteering and training inside his Makkan community. Through this, he was able to recognize that he is good at administration and learning. He was destined to join the College of Business Administration.
Omar Al-Lihaibi joined Umm Al-Qura University in 1434 A.H. After passing the Preparatory Year, he was admitted to the Department of the Business Administration of Hajj and Umrah. Two years later, he took a decision that changed his life. He decided to be among the educationally qualified persons in studying Hajj and Umrah. Thus, he began a different journey in the College.
He stated, "I did not imagine that I would one day be an academic member. I love training and administration, but my city (Makkah) encourages work an excellence in the field it is well-known for, that is Hajj and Umrah.
Omar is considered to be the first trainer at the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, at Makkah College of Technology, Department of Tourism and Entertainment. His specialization is business administration of Hajj and Umrah.
He remarked, "I found a chance to apply what I had learnt in my bachelor degree in the Makkan community."
Bachelor Degree in Business Administration of Hajj and Umrah, Umm Al-Qura University.
** A member of the training staff at the Makkah College of Technology.