Ahmed Bin Mohammed: The Private Sector Is A Major Partner In Achieving Emiratisation Goals

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai, affirmed that the Emiratisation file is one of the most important files that the Dubai government attaches all attention and care to. Various disciplines, and the government’s attention and encouragement to Emiratisation programs in the private sector, which it considers a major partner in activating the national objectives of this strategic file.His Highness expressed his appreciation for the institutions and companies of the private sector that show real cooperation and tangible participation in the success of the Emiratisation file and support the goals aimed at supporting employment opportunities for citizens in the private sector and raising their competitiveness globally, and opening the way for Emirati competencies in this sector. Inspiring our national institutions that are aware of the size of their responsibility and their influential role in achieving the goals of Emiratisation… Dubai has always presented a unique image of partnership between the government sector and its private counterpart.. and we expect that this partnership will yield more opportunities for Emirati cadres in the labor market and in various disciplines.This came during the visit of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum this morning (Monday) to the headquarters of the “Al-Futtaim Group” in Festival City in Dubai, where he was received by Omar Abdullah Al-Futtaim, CEO and Vice Chairman of the Al-Futtaim Group, and a number of leaders. the group.At the beginning of the visit, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum met with the members of the UAE Human Resources Development Council in Dubai, headed by His Excellency Eng. Sultan Al Mansouri, Chairman of the Council, where the Al-Futtaim Group hosted the council meeting. His Highness listened to an explanation from His Excellency the Chairman of the Council on the progress made in achieving its goals, especially in ensuring that the educational outputs of Emirati students are in line with the requirements of the labor market in the emirate, especially within the sectors of strategic priority.His Highness was also briefed on the Council’s efforts to expand the scope of qualifying Emirati competencies and capabilities and increase their opportunities in the private sector, through coordination with the various economic sectors operating in the emirate in order to employ citizens in the private sector, support their accession to vital sectors, and confirm their active participation in advancing development efforts.Senyar platformDuring the visit, His Highness the Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai listened to an explanation about the Emiratisation program and strategy in the “Al-Futtaim Group”, where Omar Al-Futtaim confirmed that the Emiratisation file is one of the group’s priorities, and this is expressed by its Emiratisation strategy embodied in the “Senyar Platform”, which constitutes an umbrella for the group’s programs and initiatives in The field of Emiratisation, and aims to build a generation of Emirati talents and local cadres, to support them in their career path and enable them to achieve their ambition, by reaching a 10% Emiratisation rate during the next two years, and providing job and qualification job opportunities for citizens in 8 vital sectors in the group during the five years coming.Omar Al-Futtaim addressed the role played by the group in the labor market as an incubator for Emirati cadres, sponsoring their development and refining their talents, with the aim of enhancing their competitiveness and readiness to assume administrative and leadership roles within the public and private sectors, through its strategy for the next five years, which is based on a set of important axes, most notably: Establishing a fund Special to support the Emiratisation strategy of the Al-Futtaim Group at a value of 150 million dirhams, the launch of the Al-Futtaim Emiratisation Council, and the goal of increasing the percentage of Emiratisation in the group to 10% during the next two years.In addition, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum toured during which he was briefed on the overall business of the Al-Futtaim Group and the specializations of its departments, where he met a number of Emirati employees working in the various departments of the group, and learned from them about their experience and impressions about working in the private sector, and their ideas about How to encourage more citizen youth to join this sector, and not be content with job opportunities in the government sector.At the end of the meeting, memorial photos were taken for His Highness with the leaders and employees of the group, who expressed their great happiness with this visit, which reflects the appreciation of the wise leadership for the private sector institutions and national business institutions in Dubai.The Al-Futtaim Group, which was established during the 1930s, is one of the largest regional business companies and one of the most diversified and evolving, and the group includes 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 extends to more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, through partnerships with more than 200 innovative and world-leading brands.The group established the “Intilaq” program in 2022 for the administrative development of citizens, to attract qualified nationals to work in the private sector and accelerate their appointment to senior management positions. In 2021, the group established the “Al-Futtaim Tawteen Council” as part of its Emiratisation strategy, to supervise programs to attract citizens to work in the group. The group also participates as a member in the Emirates Human Resources Development Council in Dubai, which works to implement plans and strategies to support Emiratisation plans in the private sector.

Source: Globe Echo