• Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the 15 global Top Employers worldwide
  • In IMETA, the company received the Top Employer award in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the third year consecutively, the second time in the United Arab Emirates and the first time in India
  • The Top Employers Institute highlighted Boehringer Ingelheim’s emphasis on wellbeing, attractive work environment, and rewards and recognition when compared with the industry benchmark

United Arab Emirates, Dubai – For the third consecutive year, The Top Employers Institute, a global authority that recognizes excellence in people practices, awarded Boehringer Ingelheim ‘Global Top Employer’, acknowledging the company as one of the world’s 15 best employers across 29 countries around the world. In the Middle East, the leading family-owned pharmaceutical company received the ‘Top Employer’ award for the third consecutive year in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the second time in the United Arab Emirates and the first time in India.  

Boehringer Ingelheim’s employee offerings particularly stand out in the dimensions of wellbeing and work environment, as well as rewards and recognition. The results reflect the company’s holistic employee healthcare and wellbeing approach that, beyond its emphasis on mental health, integrates concepts of physical, social, and financial wellbeing.

Through dedicated programs, employees receive support that is relevant for them and their families. This includes a work environment of physical and emotional security, an inclusive way of working together to create a sense of belonging, mental health awareness initiatives, focus on work–life balance, opportunities for volunteering, and competitive pay and benefits.

Mohammed Tawil, Regional Managing Director and Head of Human Pharma for India, Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (‘IMETA’) at Boehringer Ingelheim, said, “As a company that is people-centric at its base, fostering a strong sense of purpose for our employees is paramount. Having an environment where everyone feels valued is imperative to the way we work and supports us in attracting and retaining top talent. Receiving the ‘Top Employer’ award in the UAE, KSA and India propels us to further strengthen our corporate culture and do our utmost in continuing to prioritize our employees’ wellbeing and development.”

While the need to take good care of physical health is well established among Boehringer Ingelheim employees, the awareness and means for taking appropriate care of mental health still receives significantly less attention. Boehringer Ingelheim strives to curb the stigma often experienced by people with mental health conditions. Tawil commented that prioritizing employees’ mental health helped them feel empowered to ask for help and be able to rely on each other’s support when in need.

The Top Employer award is based on a performance across a range of categories. Boehringer Ingelheim scored high in Business and People Strategy, Organization and Change, Purpose and Values, Ethics and Integrity, Leadership, Career Growth, Learning, and Rewards and Recognition.

In the IMETA region, over 2000 Boehringer Ingelheim employees create value through innovation with a clear purpose of transforming lives for generations. Visit the Boehringer Ingelheim corporate website to learn more about the organization.


About Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim is working on breakthrough therapies that improve the lives of humans and animals. As a leading research-driven biopharmaceutical company, the company creates value through innovation in areas of high unmet medical need. Founded in 1885 and family-owned ever since, Boehringer Ingelheim takes a long-term perspective. Around 52,000 employees serve more than 130 markets in the three business areas, Human Pharma, Animal Health, and Biopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing. Learn more at www.boehringer-ingelheim.com.

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Feda Kassem
Manager, Corporate Communications
Corporate Affairs - India, Middle East, Turkey & Africa