ABB has won second place in the first ever UAE Emiratization Award under the category of medium enterprise. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, honored the winners during a ceremony that took place in Abu Dhabi. Notably, ABB was the only multinational corporation at the awards ceremony. ABB’s Managing Director Mostafa AlGuezeri received the award from the Prime Minister of Dubai.
“Diversity and training local talent is a prime focus at ABB. We are happy that our initiative to employ Emiratis and also train them to becoming high performing employees is being recognized by the government. We will continue investing in a diversified and empowered workforce,” said AlGuezeri.
The ceremony was attended by Lt. General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior and Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
Sheikh Mohammed congratulated the winners of the first edition of the award that seeks to enhance the role of private sector in hiring Emiratis, and provide a conducive environment to attract locals. "Citizens are key players in the [nation's] economic development, and our objective is to harness all efforts to hire talented Emiratis and empowering them to be in line with the journey of development and progress. We ensure to provide all what it takes to support local talents and offer them opportunities for innovation in public and private sector," His Highness said.
Sheikh Mohammed also directed the launch of two new award categories including the best local employer in the private sector, and the government entity that support Emiratization.
Currently, the award is composed of four categories that are specified based on the number of employees in establishments, and these include large-sized enterprises (1000+ employees), medium-sized enterprises (500-999 employees), small-sized enterprises (up to 499 employees) and advanced technology companies which is a new category added to the award.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com