A new scheme launched by Abdul Latif Jameel and Lean Management company, Four Principles will develop Saudi Arabian nationals in the Japanese ‘Kaizen’ philosophy that helps to boost efficiency and performance, eliminate waste, and maximize resources.

The international program, which is open to male and female professionals, will run for two years will commence in April 2017, and have two intakes per year. Participants will benefit from on-the-job training, exposure to international business management, and steps to prepare them for future leadership roles and undergo a six monthly evaluation. At the end of the program, candidates may secure an employment position at Four Principles of Abdul Latif Jameel if suitable.

Fady Mohammed Jameel, Deputy President and Vice Chairman of Abdul Latif Jameel, said: “As Saudi Vision 2030, makes clear, our real wealth lies in the ambition of our people and the potential of our younger generation.  They are the architects of our future.  That is why Abdul Latif Jameel is investing in Saudi Arabian nationals and giving them this opportunity to learn in an international environment.”

“We are giving in Saudi Arabian talent the opportunity to shine in a number of ways, including a management trainee program, Toyota-MIT scholarships, and now by learning the Kaizen philosophy.”

Seif Shieshakly, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Four Principles, said: “Four Principles is built around reviewing client operations on-ground – or in the gemba in Japanese – and designing bespoke lean management solutions tailored to their needs.  To achieve this, we need the right people with the passion and drive that can help a client achieve improved efficiency and performance.


Let’s take a look at one Lean Management principle: TPM or Total Productive Maintenance – as Four Principles sees it: