KAEC’s group CEO honored at Business leadership forum

Updated 05 January 2015
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KAEC’s group CEO honored at Business leadership forum

Fahd Al-Rasheed, group CEO and managing director of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), was presented with the Trailblazer of the Year Award at the Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) in Dubai.
It was held with the support of Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al-Nahayan, minister of culture, youth and community development, UAE.
 The ABLF brought together prominent leaders, policy-makers, academia, media and opinion leaders of core industries from across the Middle East and Asia to discuss progress, developments and trends across a wide range of sectors under the theme “Asia Rising: Sustainable Leadership and Development in the 21st Century.”
The ABLF Awards are a highlight of the event and are presented for nine categories, in which the Trailblazer of the Year Award is given for the most impressive individual who had secured a leading position at the vanguard of the world of business achievers with an unprecedented record of powerful, original and innovative business strategies.
Some of the other notable ABLF Award winners this year were Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak “Umm Al Emarat”, Reem Al-Hashmy, UAE minister of trade in the cabinet, Abdul Aziz Al-Ghurair, CEO and director, Mashreq Bank and R. Seetharaman, group CEO of Doha Bank.
The ABLF awards were presented by H.E Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy.
The selection criteria for the Trailblazer Award also require that the winner embodies immense talent and has achieved a meteoric rise that is a testament to quality and excellence.
The winner is also recognized for sparking a trend with a successful business model that has been an inspiration for others to follow.


Al-Habtoor receives members of Dubai Police’s Esaad

Updated 15 January 2019
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Al-Habtoor receives members of Dubai Police’s Esaad

Khalaf Al-Habtoor, founding chairman of the Al-Habtoor Group, received a delegation from the Dubai Police Esaad Program Committee at the Al-Habtoor Group head office on Monday. Mona Al-Ameri, head of the happiness committee, Dubai Police, thanked Al-Habtoor for his continuous support for the Dubai Police employee happiness initiative and presented the Al-Habtoor Group chairman, and Vice Chairman and CEO Mohammed Al-Habtoor with their personalized Esaad cards.

Dubai Police representatives included Masoud Ibrahim Alhammad, Khalid Alsuwaidi, Ahmed bin Ghafan, Ibrahim Alblooshi, Salah Amin, Mohammed Shoaib Albalooshi, Gaafar Salim, Sayed Ibrahim, Abdullah Haidarah, Hasan Saleh, Thureya Balhoul, Waheeda Abbas, Waheeda Abdulqadir, Mariyam Saeed Abdulhakeem, Khalil Ibrahim Ali and Mahmood Ibrahim. Also present was Abdul Salam Marzooqi, director of UAE affairs and community relations, Al-Habtoor Group.

Khalaf Al-Habtoor said: “I am happy to collaborate with the Dubai Police in their Esaad program and be able to show our men and women in the Dubai Police corps our appreciation for their commitment to our safety.

“Dubai’s appeal as an investment haven is in its stability, and that is largely due to the safety and security the Dubai Police provides. I commend them for their continued service to our community.”

Al-Habtoor called for the private sector to work closely with the public sector and commended the Esaad program committee for their efforts to reward employees for their performance, commitment and dedication to the job. 

Al-Ameri, head of the happiness committee, thanked Al-Habtoor for the warm welcome and gave a detailed brief about the Esaad card and its uses across various sectors including: Education, tourism, hospitality, aviation, entertainment and leisure, real estate and retail.

She said: “The Esaad card is trusted by the civil servants in Dubai and the UAE. The number of Esaad cardholders is currently at 108,498 employees from 128 governmental and semi-governmental departments.”

Al-Ameri commended the Al-Habtoor Group for its continuous support for community activities, noting that the Esaad program is an innovative program designed to achieve happiness in the community.

Al-Habtoor Group joined the Esaad program in October 2017 offering Dubai Police staff extended benefits and discounts at Habtoor Hospitality and Real Estate properties, including hotels, restaurant, leisure and entertainment facilities in the UAE and abroad. Dubai Police staff are offered a 50 percent discount at Al-Habtoor Group hotels in Dubai and internationally, as well as a 20 percent reduction at the group’s leisure and entertainment facilities. It also includes special rates on the new apartments at Al-Habtoor City Residence Collection.