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Thursday, 17 December 2020

Kudos to: Abou Ghaly Motors, Mercedes Benz, AmCham, the IFC and MacKenzie Scott


The nice people at Abou Ghaly Motors opened this week the first fully operational 3S facility in Egypt under Mercedes-Benz’s Mar2020 flag, which Mercedes Egypt CEO Thomas Zorn said “is our latest flagship retail concept,” digital sales and customer service processes and aftersales. The facility on the Cairo-Ismailia Desert Road includes a 16-car showroom and has the capacity to service more than 100 cars a day in over 30 service bays — meaning shorter wait times for the gearheads among us taking our vehicles in for service.

SMART POLICY- The International Finance Corporation and AmCham are working together to help businesses in Egypt create more inclusive and accommodating workplaces for women. The program covers introducing flexible work policies, childcare provision and mental health services — all of which may sound like the ABCs of inclusivity for half of the country’s labor force, but continue to be overlooked in many workplaces.

She’s not Egyptian, but we love MacKenzie Scott, the author and ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos who is now the world’s 18th wealthiest person. She has donated unprecedented sums this past year to awesome causes. With her fortune growing faster than she can give it away, she’s now transforming what it means to be a philanthropist. This piece by the AP is a good starter, or you can dive deeper with the NYT and Fortune.

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