30 January 2017

Abu Dhabi, UAE – For the fifth consecutive year, Senaat, one of the largest industrial investment holding companies in the UAE, has announced its participation at Tawdheef 2017, this year sponsoring the event as its Industrial Partner.

Tawdheef is the UAE’s leading recruitment event, providing a platform for students and young professionals to meet with recruiters from a wide range of sectors and backgrounds.

The event has been instrumental in enabling Senaat to successfully place 467 Emirati employees throughout the group in the past two years, a significant portion of the 1,247 Emiratis retained in the same period.

This year, Senaat is joined at the UAE’s leading recruitment event by representatives from its portfolio companies Emirates Steel, NPCC, Ducab, Agthia, Arkan and Al Foah. Senaat and its portfolio is sponsoring Tawdheef as part of its commitment to showcase the industrial sector to Emirati talent, largely recognised as one of the UAE’s fastest growing sectors for years to come.

Commenting on Tawdheef’s significance to Senaat’s human capital endeavours, Mr. Mahmood Al Hameli, Senior Vice President of Business Support for Senaat, said, “Senaat’s human development programmes show our commitment to developing great employees, as well as excellent citizens. In the past two years, Senaat has retained 1,247 Emirati nationals, a demonstration of our commitment to creating opportunities for local talent to thrive, and for them to build, develop and lead the industrial sector in the UAE.”

He added, “We take a long-term approach in our recruitment efforts, and understand that our current investment in human capital programmes such as Tawdheef will create long-term benefits for our group, and our country in the years to come.”

Senaat has a target of employing 2,168 Emiratis across the group by 2020, comprising 32 per cent of its workforce.

Those interested in learning more about the job opportunities with Senaat and its portfolio companies, can visit the group’s stand at hall number 3 stand C20.


About Senaat:
Senaat is the UAE’s largest industrial holding company, managing assets for the Government of Abu Dhabi. Senaat is fully owned by Abu Dhabi Government and has been mandated to create, optimise, promote and champion capital and power intensive assets in the United Arab Emirates. It is a key contributor to Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030, which aims to diversify the Emirate’s economy away from its reliance on the hydrocarbon sector by developing a strong industrial capability. Senaat currently operates in four of the key industrial sectors listed in Abu Dhabi 2030 – Metals, Oil & Gas Services, Construction & Building Materials and Food & Beverages Manufacturing. Senaat thrives on the development of UAE national human capital through leadership development, job creation and knowledge transfer.

Senaat, which translates as “Industries”, manages more than US$7.3 billion (AED26.8 billion) of industrial assets and has invested in the non-oil sector an average of AED1.9 billion a year over the last 10 years. Senaat employs nearly 20,000 people across its portfolio of nine companies and its leadership is made up mainly of Emirates nationals.

Its subsidiary companies benefit from Senaat’s unique ability to source innovation, create and grow businesses and provide proactive, strategic input through to commercial productivity. Senaat aligns itself with its portfolio companies to build world-class companies:

  • Emirates Steel

Emirates Steel is the only integrated steel producer in the UAE and one of the largest integrated steel producers in the GCC.

  • National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC)

NPCC is a major international contractor providing integrated onshore and offshore oil and gas fabrication, support and Engineering, Procurement and Construction services.

  • Arkan

Arkan specialises in the manufacturing of building and construction products in the UAE.

  • Ducab

Ducab is a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi and Dubai governments and is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality power cables and wires in the Middle East.

  • Agthia

Agthia is one of the UAE’s leading food and beverage groups with assets across the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

  • Al Foah

Al Foah is the largest date company in the world. It manages the process of packaging, distributing and marketing dates in Abu Dhabi to 48 different countries.

  • Taweelah Aluminium Extrusion Company (TALEX)

TALEX is a joint venture with Gulf Extrusions, an Al Ghurair Group company, and owns and manages the 50,000 metric tonne capacity, state-of-the-art Aluminium Extrusion plant based at Kizad.

  • Al Gharbia Pipe Company

Al Gharbia Pipe Company is a joint venture between Senaat and two of Japan’s leading companies in the steel sector, JFE Steel Corporation and Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc (MISI). It owns and manages the UAE’s first sour service capable, welded steel pipe plant based at Kizad with expected capacity of 240,000 tons annually.

  • Ducab Aluminium Company (DAC)

DAC is a joint venture between Senaat and its portfolio company Ducab, which is currently constructing a facility to manufacture aluminium alloy rods, wires, and bare overhead conductors, mainly for use in cable-making, utilities, and other manufacturing.

For further information, please visit our website: www.senaat.co.

© Press Release 2017