Agility Supports LOYAC! KON Social Entrepreneurship Program
KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait – 9 August 2018 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, took part in the mentorship and training of 55 students enrolled in this year’s LOYAC! KON Social Entrepreneurship Program, in collaboration with Babson College.
Agility’s participation in the program comes as part of its continued sponsorship and support of LOYAC and KON. KON is a six-week program for middle school and high school students from across Kuwait. It encourages participants to transform their ideas into action and aims to develop responsible business solutions to our community’s most pressing challenges. By the end of the program, students will be able to present their business ideas before a jury panel and a Babson College professor.
On July 18, Agility’s volunteer mentors led by Lamia Hayat, Assistant Manager – Agility Ventures, and Abdullah Fakhra, Senior Manager – Agility Ventures, used a game to help the students understand the complex evolution of the supply chain industry. The students learned how to develop a solid business structure and were told how the Agility Ventures team vets startups and what it looks for before investing in a company. The session also included a discussion on how technology is changing the logistics industry.
Following the presentation, Agility’s Warehouse Operations team, led by Tek Bahadur Karki, Director – Warehousing Operations, took the students on a tour of the 18,000 sqm warehouse facility. The team explained their day-to-day work and the integrated systems Agility has developed to keep track of the thousands of shipments and orders. The students also learned about the climate-controlled chillers used to store goods that must be kept frozen.
Agility and its Infrastructure companies are committed to support of talented youth by empowering them to achieve their goals. One of Agility’s Infrastructure companies, United Projects for Aviation Services Company (UPAC), a leading commercial real estate and facilities management company, is also sponsoring this year’s program.
Agility Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Agility, partners with promising startups that are championing technologies that can help build faster and more secure and sustainable supply chains. Agility Ventures has invested in digital start-ups that bring new efficiency to e-commerce fulfillment and last-mile delivery for businesses and consumers.
LOYAC is a non-profit organization working towards the overall development of the youth. Its programs facilitate the professional development and personal growth of people ages six to 30. Babson College, located in Wellesley, Massachusetts in the United States, specializes in entrepreneurship education.
To find out more about Agility’s corporate social responsibility activities, please visit the company’s CSR page www.agility.com/EN/csr.
Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint and customized capabilities in developed and developing economies alike. Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than $4.6 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries.
Agility’s core commercial business, Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals.
Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including e-government customs optimization and consulting, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.