Abdulaziz Al Sawaleh’s leadership in HR recognised with prestigious international award

"Abdulaziz Al Sawaleh - Chief Human Resources Officer - Etisalat Group"Abdulaziz Al SawalehAlshehhi, Etisalat Group’s Chief Human Resources Officer, received a prestigious international award in recognition of his role in leading Etisalat Group’s Human Resources across its footprint. Highly contested by multinational companies, Al Sawalah won the award for ‘Excellence in improving performance through leadership’ at the 6th Annual Asian Business Awards.

The award was an acknowledgement of Mr. Al Sawaleh’s commitment to establishing innovative initiatives throughout his career with Etisalat. He has designed programmes that focus on professional development and employee morale, which havedirectly contributed to an increase in employee performance and the enhancement of young leadership talents at Etisalat Group.

Mr. Al Sawaleh leads Etisalat Group’s strategy that delivers excellence in the field of Human Resources through creating a positive work environment and offering advanced training programs, which effectively contribute to strengthening and motivating the staff to innovate in their day to day performance.

Commenting on the award Al Sawaleh said: “I am honoured to receive this remarkable recognition that reiterates our success as an organisation in developing our greatest asset: our people. I would like to extend my special thanks and appreciation to Etisalat Group management and family that I am proud to be part of, for creating an environment that allows us to deliver excellence in leadership and encourages innovation in everything that we do.”

As Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Mr. Abdulaziz Sawaleh leads Etisalat’s Human resources function throughout its operations in 19 countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, with a customer base of 168 million people.

The 6th Asia’s Best Employer Brand Award was hosted by Employer Branding Institute, World HRD Congress and stars of the industry group and by the Asian Confederation of Businesses. The Asian Business Awards are presented following the assessment of an independent panel of expert judges.