du salutes 1st batch of retirees

Published March 14th, 2010 - 09:19 GMT

du recently organised a commemorative ceremony to honour its first batch of eight retirees, who completed a rich legacy of life-long, dutiful contribution to the UAE and also played a pivotal role in du’s success story. du CEO Osman Sultan thanked the retirees for their invaluable contribution to the UAE and expressed the vital role each individual had played in du’s growth and success before personally wishing them the best for the future.  

Among the group of eight retirees were 2 former du Samacom (broadcast services) engineers including Telekuntla Ramulu, who worked earlier        at Dubai Radio & Television for 26 years and Syed Jaffer Shoaib, who also worked as an engineer at Dubai Radio & Television for 27 years. Shoaib was part of the initial team that set up the station and fondly remembers shaking hands with the former ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid himself, at the inauguration of Dubai TV, after which he went on to work for TECOM before du was formed. Both Shoaib and Ramulu began working for the company when it first launched in 2006.

 “It has been an invaluable experience helping set up and develop such a fast-growing and innovative company, which has changed the face of telecommunications in the UAE. The success that du has enjoyed during its short history has been phenomenal and it really is an honour to have been part of that,” commented Ramulu.



“Coming over from TECOM, I was there when du was set up from the very beginning. Some of us who have been with du from its earliest stages have helped nurture the young company and witnessed it flourish into the success it is today. So we leave it now in the hands of current and future generations to drive du on to continued success and prosperity,” said Syed Jaffer Shoaib, former du satellite engineer.


Osman Sultan, CEO du commented: “It gives us immense pride to have these eight distinguished gentlemen among us who have contributed a significant part of their lives to the development of the UAE. We feel honoured that they chose du toward the end of their careers. Experience has no substitute and it is due to the contribution made by such individuals that du  enjoys the phenomenal success that it has today.”


“As the organisation grows and takes on the challenges of an ever-changing marketplace, one thing will remain steadfast – that we are a people’s company and that people remain the core to the way we do our business. With these values firmly in place, we are sure to accomplish greater heights in the years to come,” added Osman.


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