Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer: Outstanding Contribution to Local Employment GCC 2016

Managing-Director and CEO: Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

Managing-Director and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) – globally recognised as one of the best-run utility companies – is the driving force behind a number of innovative programmes aimed at expanding local expertise and contributing to the Emirate’s policy of affording UAE nationals every opportunity to partake in, and benefit from, growing economic prosperity.

Mr Al Tayer launched a comprehensive policy that seeks to offer both job candidates and staff members ample facilities to further the development of their careers. Thus, DEWA helps form a highly qualified domestic workforce able to maintain and improve the already high performance of the utility. Mr Al Tayer also encourages Emiratis of both genders to submit open job applications. The company provides scholarships and grants at a number of prestigious universities and academies.

Mr Al Tayer is transparent in his quest to reduce the number of foreign specialists in DEWA employ and replace them with equally capable UAE nationals. This process, the CEO admits, is evolutionary in nature, as the utility jealously guards its hard-earned reputation for corporate and operational excellence.

The judging panel has seldom encountered a company so committed to creating an enabling work environment. The judges applaud Mr Al Tayer’s role in transforming DEWA into a world class employer. The judging panel wishes to recognise Mr Al Tayer for his accomplishments and declares the DEWA CEO winner of the 2016 Outstanding Contribution to Local Employment UAE.

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