Satellite operator Yahsat has won the Emiratisation Award from the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (Tawteen) in three categories.
The Emiratisation Award acknowledges the achievements of private sector companies that champion Emiratisation in support of UAE Vision 2021. The categories include Establishments, Best Emiratisation Supporting Entity, Emiratisation Pioneer, Best New Emirati Employee and Best Emirati in a Supervisor Role.
Yahsat was conferred the prize for Best Company of the Year in the Establishments category, while two of its talented employees collected awards for Best New Emirati Employee and Best Emirati in a Supervisor Role.
Field Operations Engineer, Abdullah Essa Ahmed Sharif, won the Best New Emirati Employee award, which recognises talented Emiratis who have taken up employment shortly after graduation.
Yahsat’s newly appointed Deputy Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Adnan Al Muhairi, was selected as the Best Emirati in a Supervisor Role. This award honours brilliant Emirati managers and section heads who are active in the private sector.
All winners received their awards from HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and the ruler of Dubai.
On winning the award, Al Muhairi said: “We are honoured and humbled by the recognition. I warmly congratulate our winners and the entire Yahsat family that have made these awards possible through their commitment and hard work. We are inspired by our youth, and we aim to make Yahsat a place where our children dream of working and a company that our young generations are proud of.”
Congratulating the winners, Yahsat’s Chairman and CEO of Mubadala Aerospace, Renewables & ICT, Khalid Al Qubaisi said: “We are very proud of Abdullah and Adnan – this is an important recognition of their individual achievements as well as a testament to Yahsat’s ongoing commitment to nurturing and developing National talent. Being recognised as Best Company of the Year is a true honour. As a homegrown Emirati company, at Yahsat, we take it as our national duty to build and develop the unlimited and untapped potential of our young and future leaders.”
Yahsat’s Chief Executive Officer, Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, added: “My best wishes to the two individual winners, and to Yahsat on this memorable achievement. As Emiratis set multiple milestones in the global space industry, we are very happy to note Yahsat’s contributions to the growth of indigenous talent. The company provides an excellent platform to Emirati students looking to build a career in the space and satellite sector. We support them in their chosen fields through rigorous training and career development programs.”