Emirates Group honours outstanding employees

United Arab Emirates, February 3, 2018

The Emirates Group on Thursday has honoured its top employees for their extraordinary commitment to excellence, performance, and service, at the 'Najm Chairman’s Awards' ceremony which took place at the Group's headquarters.

The awards were presented by Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, on behalf of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chief Executive of Emirates Group. Colleagues, families and friends of this year’s winners also gathered to support and cheer their loved ones.

Commenting on the awards, Sheikh Ahmed said, 'Every year, we come together to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our employees. Their hard work, tenacity, compassion, and continued pursuit of excellence are vital to the success of Emirates and dnata, and I congratulate them for their brilliant performance and contributions. Whether individually or collectively, we firmly believe that the most outstanding contributors, who have gone beyond expectations, should be recognised and rewarded.'

Najm means 'star' in Arabic, and it is the Emirates Group’s rewards and recognition system that recognises employees for their commitment to excellence and innovation. This is the 11th edition of the annual chairman’s award, which has seen more than 70 employees recognised for individual and collective achievements within the Emirates Group. Award nominations run through a rigorous review, selection and voting process by the heads of departments and the members of the senior executive team.

The winners this year were Giles Peter Daniel Birch, First Officer Airbus, Emirates Flight Operations; Gavin Keyes, Ramp Agent, dnata International-Australia; Eissam Mostafa Mohamed Ouf, Cabin Crew member; Fadila Bachiri, Department Officer, dnata Airport Operations, and Khadija Arsanova, Customer Service Manager, dnata Travel Services.