Urgent UAE: Statement from Dubai Airports

Abdallah Shahin - | UAE

Dubai Airports Corporation has implemented a comprehensive restructuring of its senior management team, appointing five Emirati executives to important positions within the corporation. This step aligns with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, emphasizing the significance of Emiratisation and bolstering national talents across all sectors in the country. Furthermore, this demonstrates Dubai Airports' dedication to enhancing the influence of Emirati leadership, acknowledging the crucial contribution made by local professionals in propelling the organization's sustainable expansion and guiding it towards achieving success in the rapidly evolving aviation industry.

The CEO of Dubai Airports, Paul Griffiths, highlighted a significant achievement that occurred approximately 15 years ago. This achievement involved the deliberate effort to attract and develop new Emirati talents to take on leadership positions. As a result, a select group of national talents emerged and now hold crucial roles in different departments within Dubai Airports. Griffiths highlighted that this action demonstrates Dubai Airports' complete trust in the ability of Emirati leaders and their recognition of their significant contributions to the organization's accomplishments in recent years. Dubai Airports has made significant progress in the area of Emiratization, with Emiratization rates in executive management reaching 78%, above the targeted percentage of approximately 50%. This aligns with the government's objectives to enhance the domestic workforce throughout several industries, including aviation. The national plan sets a target of at least a 10% increase in the employment of skilled domestic workers across all sectors by 2026.

The recent modifications encompassed the subsequent alterations:

• Majid Al Joker, the Chief Operating Officer at Dubai Airports, will now also be responsible for directing the Corporate Resilience Department, in addition to his present duties of managing all services and operations at Dubai Airports.

Adel Al Fahim, the Chief Financial Officer at Dubai Airports, will now be in charge of overseeing the corporate assurance departments, which include risk management, governance, and legal compliance. This additional job will be in addition to his present role of managing the financial operations and supply strategies for all of the organization's businesses.

Meshari Al Bannai has been appointed as the Chief Human Resources Officer at Dubai Airports. In this role, he will be responsible for creating and executing human resources strategies specifically for airports. His main focus will be on improving the work environment, leading initiatives for talent development, and providing continuous training for employees of strategic partners. The ultimate aim is to achieve the desired goals of all working teams. Within airport structures.

Omar Bin Adi has been appointed as the Chief Technology and Infrastructure Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing technology advancements, infrastructure projects, and engineering services. Additionally, he will work on improving cybersecurity measures and energy management strategies and systems for airports.

Butti Qarawash will now be responsible for a broader range of duties as the Senior Vice President of Safety and Security Affairs at Dubai Airports. In addition to overseeing the safety, security, and emergency preparedness teams, Qarawash will also be in charge of managing government collaborations.

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