AD Ports Group & ETCC sign MoU to boost Emiratization in private sector

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Mr. Ghannam Al Mazrouei & Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi at MoU signing ceremony

The Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (ETCC) and AD Ports Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance Emiratization in the private sector.

The agreement came within the framework of the NAFIS program, the federal initiative that aims to raise the competitiveness of Emirati citizens and provide them with job opportunities in the private sector. As per the terms of the agreement, AD Ports will be working with NAFIS to recruit 7,500 UAE nationals over the next five years, at a rate of 1,500 jobs annually.

The MoU was signed by HE Ghannam Al Mazrouei, Secretary General of ETCC, and Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Managing Director and Group CEO, of AD Ports Group.

Mr. Al Mazrouei pointed out the importance of NAFIS’ partnerships in introducing the program to UAE nationals and raising awareness of its benefits, as well as encouraging private sector companies to attract local talent and provide them with job opportunities that match their qualifications.

HE Ghannam Al Mazrouei
HE Ghannam Al Mazrouei
Secretary General

“Since NAFIS was founded a year ago, we have witnessed numerous partnerships which have resulted in the employment of thousands of UAE nationals in the private sector, as well as providing the opportunity for many more to benefit from the training programs and qualification courses provided by our partners. We are proud to have AD Ports Group joining the group of our illustrious partners, and we hope that it will result in outcomes which reflect positively on Emirati job seekers, and for those who wish to pursue their career path within the private sector.”

Mr. Al Shamisi, AD Ports Group said that “We are resolute in our commitment to contribute to the UAE’s economic development and diversification. AD Ports Group generated 21 percent of all non-oil related GDP in Abu Dhabi in 2020, doubled the Emiratization rate in the last decade, and is proud to continue to support our people in securing fuller and more sustainable careers across the growing trade, transport and logistics sector.”

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