EGA Youth Council and Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology host youth circle to foster leadership capabilities in industry

United Arab Emirates, 7 March 2024: EGA Youth Council and the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) hosted a youth circle on future industrial leadership for local talent from the UAE’s largest industrial companies. 

The Youth Circle was held with the participation of His Excellency Osama Amir Fadhel, Assistant Undersecretary of the Industry Accelerators Sector at MoIAT.

The session took place at the heart of EGA’s industrial operations in Jebel Ali and brought together young people from the Federal Youth Authority, Abu Dhabi Youth councils and leading industrial companies including Mubadala Investment Company, TAQA, DP World, Emirates Steel Arkan, AD Ports Group, ENOC, Tawazun Industrial Park, Yahsat, and EDGE Group.

The group discussed the crucial role of local talent in achieving the objectives of the UAE’s industrial growth strategy, Operation 300bn, in addition to exploring collaboration and partnership opportunities.

His Excellency Osama Amir Fadhel, Assistant Undersecretary of the Industry Accelerators Sector at MoIAT said: “The industry and advanced technology sectors attract skilled local talent who contribute to the UAE’s vision for economic growth and innovation. The Ministry is committed to empowering the leaders of tomorrow, providing them with opportunities to grow and thrive in line with the objectives of Operation 300bn to advance the sector, enhance its competitiveness, and promote its expansion through the adoption of advanced technologies.”

Khalid Essa Buhumaid, Senior Vice President Government Relations at Emirates Global Aluminium, said: “EGA’s Youth Council brings together young people both from within our company and beyond to drive change and create the future. The young people at today’s Youth Circle are the industrial leaders of tomorrow. They will inherit great achievements, and build on them much further.”

Hala Alhashmi, Chair of EGA Youth Council and Product Owner in the Digital Transformation & Industry 4.0 Department, said: “Today’s Youth Circle between UAE industrial companies has highlighted the crucial role and responsibility of young people in shaping the future of UAE industry. Working closely with our peers across industry will enable us to accelerate our progress and achieve even greater success in industrial growth for our nation.”

In 2022, EGA Youth Council hosted the first ‘Youth in Manufacturing & Technology Forum’, a platform that brought together 17 youth councils from across the industry and advanced technology sectors to discuss the objectives of Operation 300bn in line with the leadership’s vision for the industrial sector and the pillars of UAE Centennial 2071 plan.

EGA Youth council hosted and participated in over 20 events during 2023 including 11 nation-wide impact initiatives.

Founded in 2018, EGA Youth Council is dedicated to supporting aspiring young employees to enhance critical leadership skills for future success, while giving youth a strong voice in the company.