Taqa to sponsor Zayed conference
Dubai, March 6, 2012
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) has announced that it is the official exclusive partner sponsor of Zayed University’s 4th Women as Global Leaders Conference set to be held this month in Abu Dhabi.
The conference seeks to promote greater opportunities for female Emirati students and will be held under the patronage of Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, supreme chairperson of the Family Development Foundation, chairperson of UAE Women’s General Union and Supreme Council for Motherhood and Children; and Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister for Higher Education & Scientific Research and president of Zayed University.
It is set to take place from March 13 to 15 and is expected to draw UAE and international students and scholars from more than 40 different countries, a statement from Zayed said.
Carl Sheldon, CEO of Taqa, said: “We have adopted a multi-faceted Emiratisation strategy to deliver on a plan to recruit, train, develop and integrate UAE nationals at all levels in our business.”
“This sponsorship of Zayed University’s Women as Global Leaders Conference reaffirms our commitment to support the Abu Dhabi Government’s initiative and is a step towards developing a broader range of areas of cooperation with Zayed University and other educational institutions in Abu Dhabi to further our Emiratisation goals,” he said.
Dr Sulaiman Al Jassim, vice president of Zayed University, said: “The Women as Global Leaders Conference continues the University’s commitment to the development and promotion of women’s leadership.”
Taqa said it is creating opportunities for UAE nationals with the goal of increasing the number of Emiratis in leadership positions in the company’s global businesses.
These initiatives include the Emiratisation trainee programme which is a two-month internship programme; and the Taqa leadership programme which aims to create opportunities for experienced UAE nationals. – TradeArabia News Service