• Ranking 35th on Asia’s Best Workplaces in 2021 list by GPTW, GFI is the only food and beverage company from the UAE to be featured in the top 70 list
  • Participating in its maiden year of application, GFI has bagged three awards in the UAE, Asia and GCC (millennials) category truly making it ‘employer of choice’ 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Global Food Industries (GFI), part of the Albatha Group conglomerate officially named one of 70 best workplaces by Great Place to Work® (GPTW) in Asia, the global authority on high trust workplace culture.  Ranking #35, GFI is among six eminent UAE companies and the only food and beverage company from UAE to be featured in the prestigious list.

The recognition marks the third outstanding honour for GFI in 2021. GFI was recently named #22 on the 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials in the GCC and #33 in the 2021 Top 45 Best Workplaces in the UAE by Great Place to Work®, a global research, training and human resource consultancy firm that recognizes the Best Workplaces worldwide. 

Commenting on the hat-trick win, Ahmed Bayoumi, CEO, GFI said, “We're honoured to be recognized as one of the best workplaces in Asia. We remain dedicated to fostering an unparalleled employee experience resulting in individual growth and advancement. Winning the employer of choice award three times in a row this year specially at the time of the Covid-19 crisis is a confirmation of our ongoing commitment to employee wellbeing. This award re-affirms that we are one of the best F&B companies to work for in the UAE and we are very proud of this achievement.” 

Hasan Rasheed, Head of Human Resources at GFI saidOur strong employee focused culture has played a tremendous role in encouraging our employees to deliver consistently   high levels of performance and make an impact in the UAE’s food and beverage industry. We celebrate and thank our employees at GFI for their sincere efforts and dedication.”

The accolade has been awarded to GFI following an anonymous survey conducted among the employees by the workplace culture experts and is highly competitive. GPTW certification is the most definitive ‘Employer-of-Choice’ recognition and is considered the ‘Gold Standard’ in identifying and recognizing the Great Workplaces with High Trust and High-Performance Cultures.

About GFI

GFI’s frozen and snacking food divisions were established in Sharjah in 1992 and 2010, respectively. GFI produces renowned brands such as Al Areesh, Arctic Gold and Al Ameer frozen food products, as well as Glenda and Amara snacks. GFI operates from state-of-the-art food manufacturing unit in Sharjah, managed by a dynamic team of seasoned industry experts, and are certified according to the best global industry practices and standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 22000, Halal, HACCP and BRC.

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