DEWA management team wins Gold Stevie Award
This year's Stevie Awards will be held in October in Paris
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has been declared the winner of the Gold Stevie Award in the “Management Team of the Year – All Other Industries” category at the 11th edition of the International Business Awards.
This year’s instalment of the Stevie Awards, which will be handed out at a ceremony in Paris in October, have recognised achievement in business to organisations and individuals in more than 60 nations so far.
DEWA received the award after its achievements were evaluated in two stages. At the first stage, 250 professional assessors evaluated DEWA, and it was qualified for the final stage. DEWA came out on top in the final evaluation stage, which included eight of the world’s best CEOs and business leaders.
H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, expressed his pleasure and pride on this achievement, and thanked members of the leadership team and all DEWA staff for their relentless efforts to support DEWA's journey towards excellence.
“We have learned from HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, that leadership combines thought, vision, wisdom, strong personality and aspiration to achieve great deeds,” Al Tayer said.
“Through this new achievement, the world bears testimony to the efficiency and professionalism of DEWA's leadership team, where over 80% of its members are UAE nationals,” he said.
“I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Finance Minister of the UAE and President of DEWA, for his relentless support to all DEWA's activities and initiatives. I also thank and appreciate the Chairman and Board Members of DEWA for their efforts in supporting its development,” added Al Tayer.
"Team work is one of the main corporate values in DEWA's strategy,” he said. “At DEWA, we work in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who always emphasises that a great leader creates more great leaders, and does not reduce the institution to a single person."
"I'm proud to lead such an excellent team,” Al Tayer said. “I thank them and all DEWA staff for what they have done and are still doing to promote DEWA's performance and achievements, which contribute to maintaining its global position as one of the most distinguished global organisations.”
Waleed Salman, EVP of strategy and business development at DEWA, added, “This is DEWA's first participation in the Stevie Awards Business Programme. I feel proud to have won first place and the Gold Award in our first participation. This achievement reflects the great work of the leadership team, which I am proud to be part of.”