EIH Ethmar International Holding PJSC and Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council ‘Nafis’ sign an MoU to Promote Emiratization and Talent Development

Abu Dhabi, UAE, Tuesday, November 14, 2023 – Furthering its endeavors to promote its vision for social responsibility commitment to the UAE’s national development goals and boosting the role of the private sector in developing and employing young Emirati talent, Abu Dhabi-based EIH Ethmar International Holding PJSC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council ‘Nafis’, the federal entity mandated to support the UAE’s human development program and recruitment of Emirati workforce, within the private sector, in support of the UAE economy.

Outlined in the MoU is the agreed cooperation between the two parties in the programs and initiatives that aim to hone the skills of young Emirati talent with rewarding job opportunities in the private sector, with hiring opportunities offered by EIH   in alignment with government target goals set by the UAE leadership. As the economic diversification of the UAE economy continues, the private sector’s role in sustainable socio-economic development is recognized as key to the program’s success, reflecting on the increasing need for solid partnerships between public and private entities in developing and employing national talents.

As per the MoU, Nafis will engage EIH in its programs and initiatives, allowing EIH to take advantage of the benefits, registration, organization of awareness-raising workshops, and passing the necessary budgets for the mutually agreed programs. For its part, EIH will play a pivotal role encouraging its subsidiaries, partners, and stakeholders to take part in Nafis’ initiatives and programs, supporting these initiatives by organizing its own awareness workshops and recruiting at least 350 UAE talents, into the Group in two years.

The MoU was signed by HE Ghannam Al Mazrouei, Secretary General of the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council, and Mr. Ali Elgebely, Group CEO and Managing Director of EIH Ethmar International Holding. The event was also attended by officials from both parties and representatives of the local media.

Commenting on the agreement, Al Mazrouei said, “We are delighted to sign this MoU with one of the major private sector players, in the UAE; an organization that is clearly playing its part in contributing to the responsible economic development, led by the UAE leadership’s vision.

“Today’s collaboration represents the latest agreement in a series of partnerships that have been established in the last few years between Nafis and private companies that take their social responsibility for training and employing Emirati youth seriously. We are confident that these new joint efforts, with EIH, will further support the ongoing Emiratization process.”

Reacting to the MoU’s signing, Elgebely stated: “This milestone is the result of highly productive discussions and a shared mission, with our colleagues at Nafis, cementing our efforts in contributing into the UAE’s economy and utilizing Emirati youth capabilities, , in complete support of the UAE’s government initiatives.”

“Noting that Nafis has launched several national initiatives to build partnerships between the public and private sectors, in terms of training and development of UAE youth. It is also worth mentioning that this is not the first partnership we have launched with national entities mandated with training, developing, and employing Emirati talents, as these activities resonate very clearly with EIH Group’s vision and social mission.”

In 2022, EIH signed a similar agreement with the UAE’s Human Resources Authority to support Emiratization programs, as part of its vision and strategy to add value to the national economy and be socially responsible, in support of achieving full employment for UAE nationals.