Mohamed Alsaabri appointed by du to strengthen Emiratisation employment and development efforts

August 18, 2014 12:13 pm

Mohamed Alsaabri has been announced as the new Senior Director of National Recruitment and Development at du. As part of his new role, Alsaabri will oversee du’s multi-phased Emiratisation strategy, through which the company aims to support the UAE leaderships’ vision of more Emiratis in the UAE workforce, while also providing them with continued opportunities to enhance their personal and career potential.

Alsaabri’s responsibilities will include providing innovative recruitment solutions catered to UAE nationals, delivering exceptional talent acquisition and building unique training programmes. He will also oversee du’s various programmes, such as summer internships, university sponsorship and scholarships, as well as managing the development, implementation and execution of all national recruitment operations and career events.

“I would like to congratulate Mohamed on joining the du family,” said Ibrahim Nassir, Chief Human Capital & Administration Officer, du.

“When seeking a new employee, we look for talented individuals who have shown passion for their field of expertise, and Mohamed’s career clearly demonstrates his commitment to superior HR practices, as well as strong analytical prowess and a deep understanding of successful Emiratisation strategies. We are confident in his ability to attract high performing Emirati talent and in further solidifying our colleagues’ leadership competencies.”
“For me, joining du is an additional way in which I can serve my country,” said Alsaabri.

“I am excited by the chance to work in the dynamic telecommunications industry and look forward to the challenge. Over the years I have undertaken several technical and non-technical training experiences related to the recruitment and development of UAE nationals, and I am proud now to apply my understanding of this continuous learning curve to enhancing Emiratisation at du. My aim is to take the division to the next level, with the commitment and support of my new colleagues.”

Alsaabri joins du from Dubai Aluminium Company (DUBAL), where he served as Head of National Programs and Development. He holds a Higher Diploma in Business Information Technology from Sharjah’s Higher Colleges of Technology. He is equipped with comprehensive Management and Leadership skills related to HR and Emiratisation in particular.

du is heavily invested in the development of the Emirati leaders of tomorrow’s telecommunications industry – those who will lead the UAE forward in the nation’s telecoms-powered Smart City future. The company aims to provide UAE nationals with a career, rather than merely a job, and offers training opportunities that allow employees the unlimited capability to explore their full potential.

Emiratisation is a top priority for du, with its workforce comprising 34% Emiratis. du’s Masar Graduate Trainee Programme and Masar Sponsorship Programme have provided hundreds of Emiratis with rewarding careers within the fastest-growing telecommunications company in the region. And, once they are within du, employees are given a personalised career path with continuous opportunities to improve upon their skills with numerous training opportunities, which allow them to develop, grow, and progress throughout their career.