Tariq Al Wahedi: “Meaningful Emiratization and employee development, as directed by our leadership, has been critical to our growth and success.”
Abu Dhabi, 24 September 2019 – Agthia Group PJSC, one of the leading foods and beverages companies in the region, held a graduation ceremony for 29 employees after completing flagship courses under the Agthia TATWEER leadership development program.
19 employees graduated from the Advanced Career Enhancement Program (ACEP) after completing 10 training modules over the last two years while a further 10 employees graduated the National Talent Integration Program (NTIP) after passing 8 modules over a period of 7 months.
“Developing Emirati talent in Agthia. and driving meaningful Emiratization, as directed by our leadership, has been critical to our growth and success, and has always been something we take very seriously” said Tariq Ahmed Al Wahedi, Agthia Group CEO. “We have made sure our employees have access to world-class training to be ready to lead the company today and in the future.”
Al Wahedi added, “Today marks an important step forward in our graduates’ career journeys at all levels and I would like to congratulate them for their achievements.”
Mubarak Al Mansoori, Chief Human Capital and Corporate Services Officer at Agthia Group, said, “Our training and development programs have all been carefully designed to be impactful, insightful and above all, truly educational. TATWEER Program has been critical to our long-term succession planning to ensure we always have the right people, the right skillsets and the right strategy to operate what has become one the region’s most productive, innovative and successful F&B groups.”
Prior to joining the ACEP, employees had to complete the Career Enhancement Program, an in-house developed training suite designed exclusively for Emirati employees to prepare them for more senior leadership positions in the company. ACEP is more advanced and courses address innovation, strategy, business simulation and other strategic subjects that contribute to employees’ overall leadership capabilities and skills.
NTIP on the other hand, has been designed to facilitate the integration of national talents into Agthia’s corporate culture by providing them with skills, capabilities and knowhow to excel in their future careers.
Agthia’s training and development programs are all provided under the umbrella of TATWEER, the Agthia talent-development platform that encompasses group-wide training initiatives as part of Agthia’s sustainable leadership succession strategy.
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Agthia Group is a leading Abu Dhabi based food and beverage company. Established in 2004, the Company is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and has the symbol “AGTHIA”. 51 percent of the Company’s shares are held by Senaat (General Holding Corporation), an Abu Dhabi Government entity, with the balance held by retail and institutional investors. The Company’s assets are located in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt and Turkey. Agthia offers a world class portfolio of integrated businesses providing high quality and trusted food and beverage products for customers and consumers across the UAE, GCC, Turkey and the wider Middle East. More than 4,000 employees are engaged in manufacturing, distribution and marketing various food and beverage products: Water (Al Ain, Al Bayan, Alpin Natural Spring Water, Delta, Bambini); Flour (Grand Mills); Animal Feed (Agrivita, Agrivita Marabea); Juices (Al Ain Fresh, Capri Sun); Dairy (Yoplait); Processed Food (Al Ain Tomato Paste, Frozen Vegetable); Ambient and Frozen Bakery (Grand Mills). For more information: www.agthia.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: 971 2 506 0600.