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National Career Exhibition opens its doors at Expo Centre Sharjah


This year’s edition is focusing on three main themes: empowering promising national cadres, training and professional development.


Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, on Sunday inaugurated the 22nd edition of the National Career Exhibition 2020 which is held at the Expo Centre Sharjah until February 11.

With the participation of more than 50 public and private institutions, The Career Fair is organised by the Expo Centre Sharjah in cooperation with the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) and Directorate of Sharjah Human Resources (DHR), with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SCCI.

Following the inauguration, Sharjah Crown Prince, accompanied by the Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and the attendees, toured the exhibition pavilions, where they were briefed on the job opportunities and training programmes offered to Emirati citizens and graduates and the various opportunities the participating institutions provide for enhancing the job skills of Emirati job seekers, in addition to the most prominent achievements of banks, insurance companies, finance and exchange in the Emiratization field.

This year’s edition is focusing on three main themes; “empowering promising national cadres, training and professional development”.

The ceremony of the “Human Resources Development (HRD) Awards 2019” was held after the official opening of the exhibition, where Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi honored a number of distinctive figures, institutions, and banks that made outstanding efforts and achieved the highest percentage of Emiratization, besides empowering human resources and promoting the investment of their energies in the labor market.

The Crown Prince also honored the organisers of the National Career Exhibition, the banks that achieved the highest rate of Emiratization, in addition to the winners of the Human Resources Development Award for the banking and financial sectors and the Best Emiratization CEO Award.

Additionally, the strategic partners of the HRD Award were honored, including the Armed Forces, the SCCI, and the Expo Centre Sharjah, as well as honoring the sponsors;

The Golden Sponsor - Sharjah Islamic Bank, presented to Mohammed Ahmed Abdullah - Chief Executive Officer Sharjah Islamic Bank, while Hossam Al Sayed, Director General of Human Resources Department, Emirates NBD, won the HRD Personality of the Award.

Also, the Crown Prince honored the winners of the HRD Awards, where the RAKBANK won the HRD Award for the Banking Sector and the award received by Ahmed Youssef, CEO of Human Resources.

Abdulfattah Sharaf - CEO – HSBC, won the Best Emiratization CEO Award in the banking and financial sector, while the Outstanding Woman Award in the Banking and Financial Sector went to Hessa Al-Mulla, Vice President of Sales and Distribution of Banking at Emirates NBD, and Hoda Sabeel, CFO, Emirates Islamic Bank.

The honoring also included members of the Emiratization Committee, EIBFS, in recognition of their support to the program for rehabilitating Emirati nationals working in the banking sector. The honorees were; Ahmed Al Zaabi, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Salem Al-Khidr, United Arab Bank, Mohamed Al Shamsi, Ajman Bank, Maryam Al-Muhairi, Dubai Islamic Bank, and Samira Al Balushi, Emirates NBD.

The opening ceremony was attended by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Humaid Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Statistics and Community Development, Sheikh Faisal Bin Saud Al Qasimi, Director of the Sharjah International Airport Authority, Ali Mhd Al Suwaidi, Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Emirate of Sharjah, and Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander in Chief of Sharjah Police, Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman, SCCI,  Dr. Tariq Sultan Bin Khadem, Head of the Directorate of Human Resources,  Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah, Jamal Al Jassmi, General Manager of EIBFS, a number of members of the SCCI Board of Directors,  Mohammad Ahmed Amin Al-Awadi, SCCI’s Director-General, a number of heads and directors of federal and local departments and institutions, banking executives, sponsors, and media representatives.

Commenting on the opening of the 22nd National Career Exhibition, Abdullah Sultan Al Owais thanked and appreciated Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, commending the presence of  Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi and Sheikh Abdullah Bin Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi.

“This underlines that the employment of Emirati citizens and unleashing their capabilities to lead economic development is a top priority for wise leadership. This also indicates that the UAE is one the right track, through the rehabilitation of the national cadres and the development of human capital with the best modern skills and knowledge,” added Al Owais.

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