DA claims two Stevie® Awards at the 2023 IBAs

DA wins two Stevie® Awards at IBAs 2023_1Dubai Airports lands two accolades, a Gold Stevie® Award in the Human Resources Team of the Year category and a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Thought Leader of the Year – Business Services category, at the 20th Annual International Business Awards® (IBAs) in Rome.

Recognising the efforts of the OD & Workforce Planning team led by Mohammad Al Hamli, SVP of Organisation Design & Business Partnerships, the prestigious Gold Stevie® highlights their exceptional achievements in leading the organisation through a transformative journey to address the challenges posed by the global pandemic. 

The programme focused on enhancing efficiency through the development of an agile workforce plan and strategic cost optimisation initiatives, which empowered Dubai Airports to promptly adapt to changing passenger demands, resulting in substantial cost savings and a 30% more agile workforce compared to pre-pandemic levels. The accomplishments not only assisted Dubai Airports in attaining industry-leading efficiency levels but also garnered an impressive employee engagement score in 2022. This strategic approach positioned DXB to seamlessly accommodate the resurgence of travel and maintain its distinction as the world's busiest international airport for the ninth consecutive year.

The Bronze Stevie® recognised the achievements of Essa Al Shamsi, Senior Vice President of Terminal Operations at Dubai Airports, for successfully leading and delivering transformational programmes across the organisation. Essa continuously positions Dubai International (DXB) as a global leader in service provision by delivering exceptional guest experiences and he was responsible for bringing together all decision-makers from across the business to maintain operational resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic response and recovery phases.

Meshari Al Bannai, EVP of Human Resources Development at Dubai Airports commented: “We aim to consistently deliver operational excellence and provide an exceptional experience for our guests and colleagues. Our team worked tirelessly to develop and implement the innovative programme that helped achieve this success despite the challenging situation. The team’s commitment not only proved instrumental in navigating the unpredictable nature of the aviation industry but also improved the ongoing efficiency levels across the business. We are proud these Stevie® Awards have acknowledged our accomplishments.”

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards programme. All individuals and organisations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2023 IBAs received entries from 3600 organisations in 61 nations and territories. The Stevie Awards are judged by a panel of more than 200 executives worldwide, each with expertise in various industries. The rigorous evaluation process ensures that only the most deserving organisations and individuals are recognised for their achievements.

The Stevie Awards, widely considered the world's premier business awards, recognise and honour outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. The Best Human Resource Team category specifically acknowledges excellence, innovation, and leadership in the field of human resources.

“Nominations to the IBAs get better every year, and this year’s class of Stevie winners is the most impressive yet,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Miller. “The winners have demonstrated that their organisations have set and achieved lofty goals and we congratulate them on their recognised achievements.”