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2020 GCC GOV HR Awards Winners showcase exemplary efforts of leading companies towards managing people in an extraordinary year

2021-09-16 05:31:56 Events / Trade Shows


Winners honored in the first of its kind hybrid ceremony in GCC with some companies accepting the award physically and others virtually
26th October 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:
The prestigious GCC GOV HR Awards 2020 held in conjunction with the region’s leading public sector HR conference, GOV HR Summit, running for the eighth consecutive year, brought together brilliant minds and key stakeholders in human resources from across the GCC for highlighting best practices in managing people in what has been a transformational year for HR professionals regionally. The glittering awards ceremony took place at Intercontinental Festival City, Dubai on October 26th, 2020.
As companies increasingly focus on “human“ aspect of the human capital, the award nominations for 2020 GCC GOV HR Awards have demonstrated exemplary leadership towards driving organizational and team effectiveness through remote working, managing change, enhancing employee experience, mental wellbeing, managing stress, digital transformation, diversity and inclusion and more.
A total of 25 awards were given this year at The GCC GOV HR Awards under organizational level and individual level categories:
1. Outstanding Public Sector HR initiative: Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, UAE
2. Best Nationalization Initiative in the GCC: Roads and Transport Authority, UAE
3. Most Distinctive Learning & Development Strategy: Dubai Health Authority, UAE
4. Excellence in Talent Management Award: General Authority of Zakat & Tax (GAZT), KSA
5. Innovation in Employee Engagement: Abu Dhabi Police Head Quarter, UAE
6. GCC GOV HR Team of the Year: Bahri, KSA
7. Innovation in Employee Engagement in the Private Sector: Mashreq, UAE
8. Nationalization Initiative in the Private Sector: The Emirates Group, UAE
9. Digital HR Award of the Year: Solutions by STC, KSA
10. Digital HR Award of the Year – Private Sector: Aster DM Healthcare, UAE
11. Outstanding Change Management Strategy: Emaar Hospitality Group, UAE
12. Best Employee Benefits and Well Being Strategy: Insurance Authority, UAE
13. Best Employee Benefits & Well Being Strategy Award – Private Sector: Schneider Electric, UAE
14. Organization of the Year for Youth Empowerment: Sharjah National Oil Corporation SNOC, UAE
15. Organization of the Year for the Best Happiness Initiative: Sharjah Police, UAE
16. Organization of the Year for the Best Happiness Initiative – Private Sector: EFS Facilities Services Group, UAE
17. Best Leadership Development Program: National Aviation Services (NAS), Kuwait
18. Public Sector HR Innovator of the Year: Dubai Courts, UAE
19. Organization of the Year for Women Empowerment: DIFC Courts, UAE
20. L& D Leader of the Year: Saqr Alhemeiri, Chief Innovation Officer, Director of the Training and Development Center, Ministry of Health and Prevention - UAE
21. GCC GOV HR Leader of the Year award: Essa Al Mulla, Chief of National Work force Development, Knowledge and Human Development Authority, UAE
22. People First Leader award: H.R.H. Princess Lamia M AlSaud, Secretary General, Alwaleed Philanthropies, KSA
23. GCC HR Leader of the Year: Jamil Al Asmari, Group CHRO - Fawaz Al Hokair Group, KSA
24. Women leader of the Year: Sara Jeza Alotaibi, Director General of the female branch, Institute of Public Administration in the Makkah region, KSA
25. Women leader of the Year: Amina Bakhit Al Shouq, Sharjah Police
Commenting on the success of the event, Ackash Jain, Director, QnA International says “2020 has been the year for HR. The challenges that the HR community has faced in the last eight months or more have been unprecedented. This year is also the year of giving, of acknowledging what we have and for appreciating going above and beyond. And with the 2020 awards nominations where we had more than 150 organizations nominated, one thing was clear the spotlight on “human” in the human resources function. Our award winners, which are leading organizations from across GCC have shown exemplary initiatives of putting people first and proved their perseverance and resilience to manage people through the challenging times and prepare for the future.”
About GOV HR Summit
Now in its 8th edition, the GOV HR Summit is recognized as the regions’ high-level HR platform for the government and public sector in the MENA region.

The GOV HR Summit, this year will be co-located with the 6th Annual HR TECH MENA summit, the regions’ niche platform focusing on the Future of work & HR TECH. Organizations in the region have been a front runner in transitioning to the new normal and have navigated through the crisis with sustained resilience. Organizations in the region have been a front runner in transitioning to the new normal and have navigated through the crisis with sustained resilience.
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Zara Ahmed, Marketing Manager,GCC GOV HR Awards 2020| QnA International
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