Etisalat Academy receives international award for excellence in training

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Published July 25th, 2011 - 12:06 GMT
David Brennan, General Manager, Etisalat Academy
David Brennan, General Manager, Etisalat Academy

Etisalat Academy, the largest single-source provider of training and development solutions in the Middle East, has been presented with an award for ‘Excellence in Training’ at the annual Asia‘s Best Employer Brand Awards which took place in Singapore. Organized and managed by the Mumbai-based World HRD Congress, the event recognized various organizations from across the continent that have implemented best practices and set new benchmarks in human resource management. The Advisory Council comprised senior leaders in the industry. 

Commenting on this win, Mohammad Omran, Chairman of Etisalat said: “My vision for the Etisalat Group is that we will be amongst the top tier global operators, offering an ever-growing suite of diversified value-added services across an expanding group of operating companies stretching from the Far East to West Africa. Our people lie at the heart of achieving this vision. We are already the employer of choice in our markets, where people from all nations and cultures have a home to creatively achieve, develop and carve out rewarding careers. The Etisalat Academy therefore is a strategic asset, through which we drive a key talent development strategy right across the Group. 

General Manager at the Etisalat Academy, David Brennan, received the award from Phil Knight, Global Chairman for Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards at a ceremony attended by hundreds of senior leaders from various industry segments across Asia and the Middle East. 

David Brennan said: “Etisalat Academy is very honored to receive this prestigious award. It validates the key strategic role we play in supporting the objectives of the Etisalat Group and reinforces that we are on a winning track. We enjoy the challenge of providing targeted learning and development initiatives to our operating companies, each of which is different, done in part to their spread across 18 countries and different technology requirements. We look forward to another successful year ahead.” 

The Etisalat Academy is a subsidiary of Etisalat Services Holding, which itself is a part of the Etisalat group of companies, which now stretches across Asia. In 2010, it has supported the company to develop staff to ensure completion of strategic critical infrastructure projects such as LTE and fiber-optic networks. It has also trained and developed hundreds of the company’s managers and leaders helping to grow a pool of talent from across its 18 international markets. 

In the last five years the Etisalat group has taken stakes in existing operators in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Indonesia whilst building new operations in Afghanistan, India and Saudi Arabia. Its headquarters in the UAE continue to lead the region in its quest to adopt new technologies and drive forward the boundaries of innovation. 

The Etisalat Academy’s 1.2 million square foot campus stands testament to Etisalat’s unparalleled commitment to human capital development. It is from here that the Etisalat Academy services more than 27 companies in 18 countries catering to diverse workforces with a myriad of languages as well as national and organizational cultures.

Background Information

Etisalat Academy

Etisalat Academy is known in the UAE and GCC region for its long-standing credibility to provide diverse training programs to students and professionals. Etisalat Academy is the largest single source provider of innovative and integrated training and assessment solutions to Etisalat group, corporates, and public sector.  Based in the UAE and operating a 1.2 Million square feet training facility in Dubai, our partner network spans over multiple continents and delivers world class training solutions to customers in many countries. To ensure that it stays ahead of the competition, Etisalat Academy is continuously refining its offerings and focusing on the digital, business & leadership portfolios.

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat)

etisalat has deployed many innovative technologies and services to remain at the leading edge of customer experience.
etisalat’s senior leaders understands the need to continue its investments in building the networks of the future because the positive effects filter down to the rest of the economy. Today, the UAE boasts of an excellent telecoms ecosystem, capable of driving successes across industries and sectors.

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