IBM has announced that it won the UAE Emiratisation Award in the “high-tech establishments category” by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) for implementing Emiratisation initiatives and supporting UAE national employees.
The award was presented to IBM by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai during an award ceremony in Abu Dhabi, UAE and in the presence of HH Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, and HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
The Emiratisation Award is an annual award organised by MOHRE to recognise the pioneers of Emiratisation in the private sector. It’s designed to support the objectives of UAE Vision 2021, which aims to achieve an Emirati-centred knowledge economy and effective participation of Emiratis in the UAE labour market. IBM was awarded in recognition of its strategy to develop UAE national talent, reinforcing its stewardship for diversity and inclusion.
“We are honoured to be receiving this award from HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Building local talents and aligning business objectives with the local national agenda are key pillars of our strategy and we will continue to focus on nurturing and developing talent from the UAE,” said Hossam Seif El-Din, Vice President, Enterprise & Commercial, IBM Middle East and Africa.
“At IBM, we believe that success and business sustainability can only be achieved when the company is truly a part of the national fabric and this recognition is the result of our support for UAE Vision 2021.”