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21 February 2024

Empower’s strategic plan attracts Emirati cadres to District Cooling industry

By Emirates247

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation PJSC (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, stated that it has achieved a significant growth in its human capital in conjunction with its unprecedented expansions in the district cooling industry and growth of assets portfolio.

Empower witnessed an increase in the number of it’s Emirati male and female employees in 2022, where the percentage of Emiratisation in the company has exceeded more than 15% of it’s total employees. The company indicated that the female citizens represents 46%, while the male citizens represents 54% of the total Emirati employees, which highlights the company's approach to achieving gender balance in the work environment. The new employment rates reflect Empower's keenness to attract the best national talents, and enhance their role in driving economic development through the vital district cooling industry. The workforce growth also fulfills the company's objectives to increase the number of male and female employees in the district cooling sector.

"At Empower, we adopt the roadmap drawn up by the UAE cabinet, headed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to increase Emiratization rate by recruiting and hiring more young national cadres in our organization year after year," said H.E Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.

“The integrated system and strategic plan adopted by Empower has yielded outstanding successes, significantly contributed to achieving the strategic vision of the UAE government, which aims to raise Emiratization annual growth rates by encouraging citizen's engagement in vital sectors. In the year 2022, Empower also witnessed an increase of 7% in the number of citizens in the senior management compared to 2021.” he added

The CEO indicated that Emiratization and attracting qualified national expertise has been an integral part of Empower's recruitment strategy since its inception. "Investing in Emirati youth is the best option that supports the continuation of the comprehensive development witnessed by the UAE, because they are the key players in holding the first positions in various global indicators."

“Empower constantly strives to empowering Emirati women and making them part of the Emiratization agenda and supporting their professional development in the district cooling sector, in line with the vision of the wise leadership to support women as partners in the process of economic development”, the CEO concluded.