Tuesday 18 December 2018
Dubai - MENA Herald:

Following the successful roll out of its 20Xel leadership programme for UAE national graduates DP World is seeking a new batch of applicants to join the next intake.

The successful applicants to the UAE’s most rigorous and competitive platform to develop the next generation of senior executives and CEOs, will be joining a global company, an integral part of world trade, operating multiple businesses and utilising the latest technology to boost economies and create social prosperity.  A group of 15 UAE nationals have already begun the program at the global trade enablers head office in Dubai.

The programme provides participants with management opportunities with a range of focus areas the first two years involve leadership training and contact with senior management in the company, developing business skills and experiencing coaching and networking opportunities to build successful leadership habits while learning about DP World’s global business. During this time, they report directly to one of the company’s senior executive management team members.

Formal executive leadership training will also feature in subsequent years with individuals assigned to a significant leadership role with business profit and loss management responsibilities. After successfully leading in an operational role and delivering results, other development areas will be determined which could include a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. 

DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, said: “20Xel is much more than a graduate programme, it’s the basis of a rewarding career with long-term prospects. Our programme follows the strategy of leadership of Dubai and the UAE to empowering our young people so they contribute to the nation’s development and our business

“DP World is one of the best known and respected UAE brands globally. From our local roots in Dubai, we have grown into a leading trade enabler, connecting cargo to consumers in over forty countries. We are essential to global trade. From factory floor to shop door, we have a positive impact on the flow of goods from manufacturers to consumers day in day out, developing smart trade solutions to increase speed, reliability and safety of cargo movement. The world is changing with disruptive technology and digital applications, so our business, and the opportunities this brings are numerous and exciting.”

Mr. Bin Sulayem added: “We seek driven individuals whose goal is to make a positive impact on our industry and our global society; those looking for a rewarding career – not just a job. That’s why we are investing in young ambitious Emiratis to help build a competitive knowledge economy.”

Maha Al Qattan, SVP People, Group People Department, said: “At DP World we welcome fresh perspectives and ideas, 20xel participants have brought energy and excitement to the business. I am looking closely at how they translate our strategy and vision into practical action plans. The success of 20xel has prompted us to seek new applicants and we encourage them to grasp this unique opportunity to actively participate in shaping the future of global trade.”

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