Real people, real stories – Empowering growth

When it comes to fulfilling career ambitions, hard work and dedication are key factors.  So, too, is workplace support and encouragement, which is why Abdul Latif Jameel invests in its employees and provides the environment in which people can truly develop.

Lukman Hakim, a Technical Manager in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has worked for Abdul Latif Jameel for 19 years. During this time, he has benefitted from the Abdul Latif Jameel Center for Continuous Learning, spending three months training on technical support at Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan.

He believes the opportunity for individuals to make significant professional progress is a major reason behind Abdul Latif Jameel’s enduring appeal to employees around the world – and its continuing success.

“Abdul Latif Jameel gives all its employees the chance to improve – and I’m proof of its approach. I’ve worked for the company for 17 years. When I started I was an unclassified technician. Since then, I’ve been able to train, develop and work in Japan, before returning to Saudi Arabia and earning a significant promotion.”

“I’m now a Technical Manager in Jeddah, and there are so many special things about working here. The support and cooperation is exceptional. Every morning we have a team meeting that covers technical information and evaluations of quality.”

“Away from work, I have a wife and three children – and our family really feels part of the Jeddah community.  Every weekend we are out with other families and friends, either relaxing at the beach or playing outdoor games.  Having the chance to combine that lifestyle with the benefits of working for Abdul Latif Jameel is something for which I’m very grateful.”

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