Emirates Group honours top employees

DUBAI, 5th February, 2015 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, today honoured 51 employees for their commitment to excellence, exceptional levels of dedication and exemplary performance and service to the company’s customers and to their colleagues.

Ten individual and team achievements were acknowledged during the ceremony with three of these stemming from outstanding levels of teamwork.

Hundreds of colleagues, families and friends of this year’s winners gathered at the annual ceremony at Emirates’ Group Headquarters, as Sheikh Ahmed presented them with the Najm Chairman’s Award trophy and a monetary gift.

Addressing the audience, Sheikh Ahmed said, “I know that many of you have been eagerly waiting for this day. The Najm Chairman’s Awards is the highlight of the Emirates Group calendar, as we celebrate your most amazing achievements.” The annual Najm (Arabic for ‘star’)hairman’s Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of Emirates staff around the world.

Hundreds of Emirates Group employees are nominated for the coveted award and after a rigorous selection process the winning candidates are named.

He continued, “We saw major growth in 2014 across the business. We won many industry awards. And we welcomed over 9,500 new colleagues into the Emirates Group family. These success stories created headlines around the world. But today’s achievements come from people who have worked quietly behind the scenes. They have shown commitment, courage and the will to succeed. It gives me great pleasure to award them in the presence of their family, friends and all of you here today.”