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لوكتون الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا تعلن عن تعيين رئيسها التنفيذي الجديد كخطوة مصاحبة لتعزيز نموها الإقليمي

دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة، 5 مايو 2019 /PRNewswire/ — أعلنت شركة لوكتون الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا المحدودة عن تعيين رئيسها التنفيذي الجديد عطا خطيب. وسوف يمارس خطيب مهام عمله في الشركة التابعة لأكبر شركة عالمية خاصة تعمل في مجال وساطة التامين بالمنطقة من مقرها في مركز دبي المالي العالمي.

الخبرات التي اكتسبها خطيب من العمل في ربوع المنطقة ساعدته في المساهمة بتأسيس مقر لوكتون بمركز دبي العالمي في عام 2009 حتى تولى منصبه كنائب الرئيس التنفيذي للشركة وعيّن عضوا في مجلس ادارتها. وقد ساعدت علاقاته الإقليمية والدولية الشركة في تقديم أفضل الخدمات بما يتجاوز توقعات عملائها. خبرات خطيب في مجال تأمين قطاعي النفط والطاقة سيعزز في مساعي الشركة في إيجاد حلول مبتكرة لتوسيع اعمالها في هذين القطاعين.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_gxzlufzf/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

خطيب يخلف طوني سعدة في هذا المنصب حيث سيركز سعدة على مسؤولياته كرئيس تنفيذي إقليمي للشركة للمساعدة في انشاء علامة لوكتون التجارية في مختلف ارجاء المنطقة. وسوف تستمر لوكتون من مقرها في مركز دبي المالي العالمي الإشراف على عمليات الشركة المتواجدة في المنطقة.

وقد صرح طوني سعدة  الرئيس التنفيذي الإقليمي للشركة قائلا: ” أصبحت الشركة -بوجود عطا لقيادة لوكتون الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا- في وضع مثالي للتعجيل بخطط من شأنها التركيز على تنفيذ أنشطتها وفقًا لاستراتيجياتها الرئيسية بفضل ما يتمتع به من علاقات قوية مع عملائها والأسواق الإقليمية الدولية.”

وفي سبيل إظهار طموحات الشركة للنمو في المنطقة، قامت لوكتون الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا بتدشين موقعها الإلكتروني الجديد (www.locktoninternational.com/mena) بغرض توفير منصة التي من خلالها يمكن استيضاح الإمكانات والخبرات التي تتمتع بها الشركة ومواكبة أحدث الشؤون المتعلقة بالتعيينات الوظيفية الجديدة والتطورات والفعاليات في مجال عملها.

كما علق وائل خطيب، رئيس مجلس إدارة الشركة والشريك الرئيسي في المنطقة، على هذا الخير بقوله:  “أضم صوتي لصوت الجميع بتهنئة عطا لتقلده منصبه الجديد. كما أتوجه بالشكر لقادة لوكتون في جميع ربوع المنطقة على إخلاصهم المستمر الذي جعل الشركة تصل إلى ما هي عليه من تميّز. فقد تحلوا بالالتزام الكامل لوضع حجر الأساس الذي بنت عليه لوكتون الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا عملية التحول التي مرت بها طبقا لخطتها الإستراتيجية للنمو المستمر في المنطقة.”

وسوف تواصل لمى صويص مهمتها كرئيس عمليات إقليمي في لوكتون الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا. وكانت جهود لمى محورية بالحفاظ على افضل الممارسات التشغيلية وتوفير الكفاءات في الخطوط الأمامية للشركة وتطوير المواهب ودعم قيادات الشركة على المستوى الإقليمي من أجل الحفاظ على مستوى نمو يتميز بالثبات والمنهجية في تنفيذ العمليات.

كما يستمر محمد مجدي عمر في مواصلة مهامه كرئيس تنفيذي لشركة لوكتون لوساطة التأمين في مصر منذ بدء أعمالها في أبريل 2018. من خلال علاقاته القوية، يتمتع محمد مجدي عمر بالتقدير الكبير من قبل عملاء الشركة وسوق التأمين المصري، مدعومًا في ذلك بسجل حافل بالإنجازات التي تواصل ظهورها مع نمو الشركة سريع الوتيرة.

وفي الأردن، سيواصل أحمد عبده قيادة عمليات لوكتون لوساطة التأمين بصفته المدير العام للشركة وهو المنصب الذي يشغله منذ افتتاح الشركة في عام 2017. إن التزامه بالنمو المطرد لعائدات الشركة بوصفها وافد جديد على السوق قد وضع حجر الأساس لنمو أعمالها مع التأسيس لعلاقات أقوى.

وأما فاطمة زهرة فسوف تواصل مهامها في إدارة مقر لوكتون الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في الدار البيضاء حيث استطاعت، بفضل عزيمتها الثابتة، أن تضع بصمة الشركة على السوق المغربية وتعزز اسم لوكتون التجاري في إقليم غرب أفريقيا.

نبذة عن لوكتون

لوكتون شركة عالمية تقدم خدمات مهنية يتواجد فيها ما يزيد عن 7000 موظف يقدمون المشورة لعملائها بشأن توفير خدمات إدارة الأخطار والحماية التأمينية لموظفيهم، ممتلكاتهم ومسؤولياتهم. وقد تطورت لوكتون لتصبح أكبر شركة خاصة تعمل في مجال وساطة التأمين في العالم عن طريق مساعدة عملائها في تحقيق أهدافهم التجارية.

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UAE Armed Forces at the heart of nation’s development march: Mohammed bin Rashid – Update

DUBAI, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has said that the UAE Armed Forces is at the very heart of the nation’s development march.

In a statement to ‘Nation Shield’, the UAE’s military journal, marking the 43rd Anniversary of the UAE’s Armed Forces Unification Day, to be celebrated on Monday, 6th May, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said, “The Armed Forces continue to protect the nation and participate in its growth, by maximising their own military prowess, skills and knowledge.”

“We have achieved remarkable strides in building human resources, institutions, infrastructure, military capabilities, all of which were noted in various development indicators. We have progressed as one of the safest and secure nations globally. Our Armed Forces have also garnered global respect, and our brave soldiers have left a positive mark on those near and far, showcasing their courage and efficiency in carrying out their missions to preserve peace, and safeguarding the territorial integrity of neighbouring nations and our beloved homeland.”

“The 43rd anniversary of our Armed Forces unification is closely linked to another milestone,” His Highness said, adding that 40 years ago, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, first joined the Armed Forces ranks.

“These four decades of service represent triumph, generosity and excellence,” Sheikh Mohammed affirmed, adding that in these four decades, the Armed Forces had an insightful vision, a strong will, and determined ambition, all culminating in the prestige of the our Armed Forces on the 43rd anniversary of its unification.

He said that the UAE continues to monitor and anticipate regional and global security, political and economic conditions and fluctuation, and their impact on the homeland.

Sheikh Mohammed affirmed his confidence in the nation’s ability to face challenges, noting the skills and ambitions of the UAE people, and the network of alliances with its neighbouring and friendly countries.

Sheikh Mohammed also extended greetings on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.

“In the hearts of the Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan represents a school for patience, generosity, spirituality and piety. Thanks to Allah the Almighty, the people of the UAE are ardent disciples of this school and one can see that in their day today life. This spirit also is obviously seen among our armed forces and other law enforcement and security forces. They are true to their oath, the example of giving, patriotism and sacrifice in defence of their nation and its achievements.”

Sheikh Mohammed said the Unification Day is celebrated this time in the year declared by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the ‘Year of Tolerance’.

“I am confident that every Emirati believes in tolerance as an instinctive virtue encouraged by our tolerant faith. Yet, only the brave and strong can put this virtue into practice. Tolerance has always been an integral part of our community and we will do our best to sustain it in everything we do.”

The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said, “We are maintaining, with confidence and optimism, the sources of our own strength, and implementing comprehensive development plans and projects. We have not lost sight of the political and economic conditions of our region and the rest of the world. We are monitoring them and assessing their effects on our nation and interests, and are preparing to face all possibilities.”

“These circumstances are not unique, in terms of their volatility, complications and risks. We have faced similar situations for many years, even decades, and we have always overcome them, to achieve our nation’s interests and preserve its security and stability. Today, we are more confident in our ability to face challenges resulting from these risks, regardless of their type or source, due to our connection to Allah Almighty, the arms and minds of our sons and daughters, our expertise, and our alliances and relations with friendly countries,” he added.

“The most notable current regional and international issue is the growing use of digital technology in conflicts and crises, and the scramble for power and money. Instances of data theft, digital fraud and digital attacks targeting government and civil institutions are increasing, making the safety of cyberspace a national security priority for all countries. The use of social media in conflicts and wars has also reinforced the connection between cyberspace security and social and economic security,” he added.

“We, in the UAE, realised these dangers at an early stage. So we adopted the appropriate strategies, established a national authority for cyber security, and issued, in 2012, a law to combat cyber-crimes. We also implemented a series of regulatory policies and technological standards to enable users of cyberspace and service providers to protect their data infrastructure and digital systems. Facing electronic dangers will remain a priority of our government, which will continue to train specialists to lead in countering these risks, especially as we are pioneers of the fourth industrial revolution and artificial intelligence. We are the first open laboratory in the world to test and adopt technologies for this revolution, by encouraging the use of the internet and ensuring the smooth transfer of data between countless devices and computers. Cyberspace creates new security risks, as well as new ways of facing them,” he noted.

“On this day, we remember the leader of unification, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan whose vision led to building a modern and progressive country.”

Sheikh Mohammed extended greetings to President his Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, and to the people of the UAE.

He saluted the servicemen and expressed pride in their loyalty and gallantry.

He concluded by praying to Allah Almighty to rest the martyrs’ souls in Paradise and grant solace and patience to their families.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Air Arabia reports Q1 net profit of AED128 million, up 16 percent

SHARJAH, Air Arabia today reported strong financial results for Q1 2019, posting a net profit of AED128 million for the three months ending March 31, 2019, a 16 percent increase compared to the corresponding 2018 figure of AED110 million.

In the same period, the airline posted a turnover of AED1,029 billion, a 17 percent increase compared to the first quarter of last year, the air carrier said in a statement Sunday.

More than 2.8 million passengers flew with Air Arabia between January and March 2019 across the carrier’s four hubs, an 8 per cent increase compared to a total of 2.6 million passengers carried in the first quarter of last year. The airline’s average seat load factor � or passengers carried as a percentage of available seats � during the first three months of 2019 stood at an impressive 84 per cent, up 3 per cent compared to the same period last year.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohamed Al Thani, Chairman of Air Arabia, said: “Air Arabia’s strong first quarter financial and operational performance reflects the strength of the business model we operate and the continuing customer demand for Air Arabia’s value-added services. We have continued with our network expansion strategy in the first quarter of this year adding new routes and new frequencies across all operating hubs while driving cost margins lower”.

He added: “Oil price, geopolitical and economic developments continue to impact the trading conditions in the region, including the aviation sector. Nonetheless, we are confident of the long-term fundamentals of the aviation sector in the region, and the increased demand for affordable air travel that Air Arabia now serves across a wide geographic network in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe”.

Air Arabia added five new routes from its hubs in the first three months of 2019 with flights commencing from Casablanca to Lisbon and Tunis; and from Sharm Al Sheikh to Amman and Luxor; and from Sohag to Riyadh. The carrier received its first Airbus A321 neo LR in April and announced the launch of direct flights from Sharjah to Kuala Lumpur starting July 1st, 2019. Air Arabia now serves over 155 international and domestic routes from its hubs in the UAE, Morocco and Egypt.

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohamed Al Thani concluded: “Air Arabia is driven by a clear strategy for growth, providing customers with more places to explore for less. As we continue with our expansion plan in 2019, we remain committed to investing in innovative products that provide unmatchable value while traveling by air”.

Air Arabia recently launched its new complimentary in-flight entertainment system ‘SkyTime’ that allows passengers to live stream digital content on smartphones, tablets or laptops while traveling with the carrier.

The carrier also won “Best low-cost airline” award at the Oman Airports Awards event.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Mohamed bin Zayed names Directors for ADAFSA, HRA

ABU DHABI, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has issued a resolution, appointing Saeed Al Bahri Salem Al Ameri as Director General of Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority.

H.H. Sheikh Mohamed also appointed Amer Hussein Mohammed Al Hammadi as Director-General of the Human Resources Authority – Abu Dhabi.

Source: Emirates News Agency