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Microsoft signs deal to provide training for young businessmen

April 28, 2014

Talal Alharbi

Saudi Gazette

RIYADH - Microsoft International (MI) and The Centennial Fund (TCF) recently entered into a contract to provide pioneering young businessmen with training and to help them advance their skills in terms of marketing and application of new software.

The deal was signed by Jean Philip, president of MI, Samir Noeman, CEO of Microsoft Arabia and Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Hemoud Almotairy, GD and board member of TCF.

Dr. Almotairy said after the signing that the notion of clinching such a deal was to encourage the initiation of a strategic joint venture with MI for the interest of young Saudis - both boys and girls.

The intention was to empower young pioneers by enhancing their skills in the application of the offered goods and services by MI such as Cloud computing.

Prince Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah, deputy foreign minister and the chairman of TCF, supported the fund's concept which will enable the Saudi market to meet the needs and aspiration of young business pioneers.

What makes this deal important is that a leading company has agreed to a deal with a local institution in order to help young business pioneers of other nations to make profit out of their efforts.

As explained by MI's Philip, the firm began its journey as a small firm with a small dream but Bill Gates made it one of the biggest international company.

"It is due to this factor that MI makes valuable efforts to serve pioneers of small- and medium projects," he said.

The deal too is not far from TCF's vision where they consider promoting diversity at every level by cooperating with the world's top talent from all groups within different countries and from many backgrounds and with varied experiences.

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Source: Saudi Gazette, The