Riyadh, KSA, 9 August 2021: Manga Productions, a subsidiary under Mohammed
bin Salman Foundation (MiSK), has been chosen as the Best Place to Work in Saudi
Arabia for 2021. This year, the company topped the list of best places to work due to
its innovative and stimulating work environment that enables the creativity needed to
produce world-renowned films such as The Journey.
Dr. Essam Bukhary, CEO of Manga Productions commented on this great
achievement, saying, “"In Manga Productions, we believe that human resources are
the most important assets. Success requires a stimulating and inspiring work
environment for achievement and creativity, and this is what we have worked on in
previous years with the support of Manga’s board members and MiSK foundation.
This certificate will be a catalyst for more successes, whether in the work
environment or in the upcoming project, to inspire the heroes of tomorrow”.”
"The journey started from the purpose of our company “Inspiring heroes of tomorrow”
Manga Productions always strive to maintain a creative work environment that
serves its mission, vision, and purpose. We are proud that we got certified among
the best places to work in Saudi for 2021.”, said Mr. Hazzaa Alsubaie, HR Business
Partner at Manga Productions.
Manga Production received a certificate from the Best Places to Work organizers,
where this accreditation is recognized as the global standard in workplace
engagement. The process to receive the certificate began with an HR assessment
being completed by Manga Production’s HR team and an employee survey that
asked employees to score Manga Productions around the 8 workplace factors in a
completely secure and confidential platform. The factors covered in the survey
include leadership, corporate social responsibility, workplace and procedures,
employee engagement, teamwork and relationships, compensation and benefits,
and finally, HR practices. The survey was conducted in two Manga Production
offices – the Tokyo office as well as the Riyadh office. After which the organization
analysed the data collected and identified key themes emerging along with Manga
Production’s engagement level, benchmark performance, and provided
Manga Productions, a subsidiary under Mohammed bin Salman Foundation (MiSK)
is keen to produce animation projects and video games aimed at conveying the
Saudi message globally through professional works that include distinguished
creative content. The company also provides training opportunities for Saudi talents
with Toei Animation studios in Japan to transfer knowledge and localize the creative
industry in the Kingdom.
The Journey movie is one of the milestones in the company's journey, which seeks
to be a pioneer and global leader in the production of purposeful creative content in
the Arab world and beyond. The film, directed by Shizuno Kobon, tells an epic tale
about the ancient civilizations of the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East that
establishes a historical fantasy for future generations.