Thursday, May 23, 2024

Ahmed bin Mohammed: The private sector is a key player in achieving Americanization goals


Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai, confirmed that the Emiratisation File is one of the most important files on which the Government of Dubai receives all its attention and care. Emiratisation projects in the private sector which consider various sectors and the government to be a key stakeholder in the implementation of the national objectives of this strategic file and the focus and encouragement.
He expressed his appreciation to the private sector companies and organizations that are showing genuine cooperation and concrete contribution to the success of the Emiratisation process and supporting the goals aimed at providing employment opportunities to citizens in the private sector and enhancing their competitiveness globally. Opening the way for the skills of Emiratis in the sector. Encouraging our national institutions aware of the extent of their responsibility and their influential role in achieving the goals of Americanization… Dubai has always presented a unique image of partnership between the government and government sectors. its private counterpart.. and we expect this partnership to provide greater opportunities for Emirati workers in the labor market and across various sectors.
This happened during the visit of Sheikh Ahmad bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to the “Al-Futhaim Group” headquarters in Festival City, Dubai this morning (Monday), where he was received by Chief Executive Officer Omar Abdullah Al Futtaim. and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Futtaim Group and several Chairmen of the Board.
At the start of the visit, the Chairman of the Council hosted by Al-Futtaim Group, Engr. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum met with members of the United Arab Emirates Human Resources Development Council in Dubai, chaired by Sultan Al Mansouri. Council meeting. A briefing was sought from the Chairman of the Council on the progress made in achieving its goals in ensuring that the educational outputs of Emirate students conform to the needs of the labor market in the emirate, particularly within sectors. Strategic priority.
His Highness was briefed on the Council’s efforts to expand the eligible Emirate’s skills and abilities and increase their opportunities in the private sector by coordinating with various economic sectors operating in the Emirate to employ citizens in the private sector. It ensures their inclusion in key sectors and their active participation in driving development initiatives.

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Senyar Stage
During the visit, His Highness heard a presentation on the Emiratisation plan and strategy at “Al-Futtaim Group”, where Omar Al-Futtaim emphasized that Emiratisation is one of the file group’s priorities, and this is expressed by its Emiratisation strategy. Embedded in the “Shenyar Platform”, it is the umbrella for the Group’s projects and initiatives in the field of Emiratisation. To create a generation of Emirati talent and local workforce, supporting them in their career path and helping them achieve their ambitions, by achieving a 10% Emiratisation rate in the next two years, and providing employment and qualification opportunities to citizens in 8 key sectors across the board in the next five years.
Omar Al-Futaim highlighted the role played by the Group in the labor market as an incubator for Emirati workers, supporting their development and developing their skills, improving their competitiveness and preparing them to take on management and leadership roles within public and private companies. Departments, through its strategy for the next five years, it is based on a set of important axes, in particular: the establishment of a special fund to support the Emiratization strategy of Al-Futaim Group in the value of 150 million dirhams. Al-Futtaim Emiratisation Council, and aims to increase the percentage of Emiratisation in the group to 10% in the next two years.
Furthermore, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was given a tour during which he was briefed on the overall business of Al-Futaim Group and the specialties of its departments, where he met many Emirati employees working in various departments. The group learned from them about their experiences and impressions of working in the private sector, and their ideas on how to encourage young citizens to join the sector and their dissatisfaction with public sector employment opportunities.
At the end of the meeting, commemorative photos were taken for His Excellency with the leaders and staff of the group, who expressed great joy at the visit, which reflects the appreciation of the wise leadership for private sector companies and national business enterprises. Dubai.

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Al-Futtaim Group, founded in the 1930s, is one of the largest regional business conglomerates and one of the most diversified and growing, and the group has more than 33,000 employees in five operating sectors: cars, financial services and insurance, real estate, retail, in addition to the healthcare sector.
The group’s business is expanding through partnerships with more than 200 innovative and world-leading brands in more than 20 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
The committee established the “Intilock” program in 2022 for the management development of citizens, attracting qualified nationals to work in the private sector and speeding up their appointment to senior management positions. In 2021, the “Al-Futtaim Tawteen Council” was established as part of its Emiratization strategy to oversee plans to attract citizens to work in the group. The group also participates as a member of the Emirates Human Resource Development Council in Dubai. It works to implement plans and strategies to support Emiratisation projects in the private sector.

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