Philip Morris Management Services (Middle East) named top employer UAE and Middle East for fifth consecutive year

Top Employers Institute helps accelerate ‘people-first’ practices to enrich the world of work.


Dubai — Top Employers Institute, the global authority on recognizing excellence in people practices, has awarded the certifications of Top Employer UAE and Top Employer to Middle East Philip Morris Management Services (Middle East) Limited (PMMS ME), the regional office of Philip Morris International (PMI). 2020 is the fifth consecutive year the company has been certified.

PMMS ME believes that people are the company’s greatest asset and continuously strives to create the most inspiring, diverse and inclusive working environment for 145 employees in the United Arab Emirates. These recognitions are testament to the company’s status as a rewarding place to work and its daily pursuit to be a better employer.

Top Employers Institute helps accelerate ‘people-first’ practices to enrich the world of work. Through a certification program, audited by Grant Thornton, companies can be certified and recognized as an employer of choice by means of a rigorous review of current practices and a thorough dedication to continuous improvement. Established more than 25 years ago, Top Employers Institute has certified over 1,500 organizations in 118 countries/regions. These certified companies positively impact the lives of over 6,000,000 employees globally.

Tarkan Demirbas, Area Vice President Middle East at PMMS ME, said: ‘Our company’s vision is a smoke-free future, to provide opportunities for adult smokers who would otherwise continue to smoke, to switch to potentially less-harmful alternatives. We have successfully started this process, but none of it is achievable without our employees: the men and women who provide us with their ideas and dedication. To be proudly awarded these certifications for the fifth time reinforces our commitment to them and motivates us to remain a ‘Top Employer’ in the future.’

PMMS ME is a holder of the EQUAL-SALARY certification, confirming that its employees are equally compensated, irrespective of gender.


Philip Morris International: Delivering a Smoke-Free Future

Philip Morris International (PMI) is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to create a smoke-free future and ultimately replace cigarettes with smoke-free products to the benefit of adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, society, the company and its shareholders. PMI is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, as well as smoke-free products and associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the United States. PMI ships a version of its smoke-free devices and consumables authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to Altria Group, Inc. for sale in the United States under license. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a much better choice than continuing to smoke. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities and scientific substantiation, PMI aims to ensure that its smoke-free products meet adult consumer preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. For more information, please visit  and

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