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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, Peru sign mutual visa exemption agreement.

The UAE and Peru signed a mutual pre-entry visa exemption agreement today covering all categories of passports.

The signing took place at the headquarters of the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The agreement was signed by Yacoub Yousef Al Hosny, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, for International Organisations Affairs, and Nestor Popolizio Bardales, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Peru, in the presence of Jassem Saif Al Shamsi, Acting Charge d’Affaires at the UAE Embassy in Lima, and senior officials from the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

UAE, Peru sign mutual visa exemption agreement.

The UAE and Peru signed a mutual pre-entry visa exemption agreement today covering all categories of passports.

The signing took place at the headquarters of the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The agreement was signed by Yacoub Yousef Al Hosny, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, for International Organisations Affairs, and Nestor Popolizio Bardales, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Peru, in the presence of Jassem Saif Al Shamsi, Acting Charge d’Affaires at the UAE Embassy in Lima, and senior officials from the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan Al Qasimi receives honorary doctorate from leading Turin universities.

H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, received on Friday the first joint Honorary Doctorate in Urban and Regional Development, from the University of Turin and Polytechnic University of Turin, in Italy.

During his keynote speech at the ancient castle of Valentino, H.H. said: “I am very honoured to be here at the magnificent castle, in the presence of many distinguished academics and guests. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Universities of Turin and Polytechnic, their administrations and members of the committees that nominated and endorsed this prestigious doctorate.”

“This is a special day for me. I am very proud of this doctorate as the Polytechnic University is the oldest technical university in Italy and one of the leading European universities in engineering, computer science and technology, as well as the prestigious University of Turin, which offers distinguished scientific programmes. I wish both universities continued success.”

“Urban development is something that I focused and enjoyed working on over the last five decades during which the emirate’s population has grown dramatically. In 1970 the population stood at 28,000, whereas today it stands at 1.4 million. The population grew 50 times during that period and is currently growing at around 7 percent every year.”

“From the beginning, we had three main objectives. First, Sharjah’s cities and regions should have well-planned modern infrastructure that provides the desired level of lifestyle for the growing population. Our second goal was to maintain the design and distinctive characteristics of each city, while the third was to restore and preserve as many historical buildings and heritage sites as possible,” the Sharjah Ruler continued.

Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi highlighted the importance of urban development planning during the development of University City in Sharjah. “Around 25 years ago, we choose the outskirts of Sharjah city as the headquarters for the University City during the peak of population growth. In 1996, we started building the American University of Sharjah and the following year, work began on University of Sharjah, which contributed significantly to meet the demands of the population.

“Since then, University City has become home to many educational institutions, as well as home to 32,000 students from 85 countries, 1,700 faculty members and 2,600 administrative staff offering more than 120 educational programmes in various fields.”

H.H. noted that since 2001, thousands of graduates from University City in Sharjah had joined the work force.

During his speech, the Ruler of Sharjah emphasised the importance of cooperation between leading research institutions, noting that the emirate had launched the ‘Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park’ to facilitate and enhance collaboration between research institutions.

“We believe, as you do, that good education and the search for new knowledge are pillars for sustainable development in the cultural, social and economic fields. We hope our visit today helps establish cooperation between researchers and professors not only in urban development, but in more fields of mutual interest, including clean water and renewable energy.”

At the end of the speech, Sheikh Sultan thanked the hosts for their hospitality and all those who had made the visit a big success.

He then received the honorary doctorate from Professor Guido Saracco, President of Polytechnic University of Turin, as well as a special medal and a miniature replica of the castle of Valentino.

The doctorate comes in recognition of his role in the urban development of Sharjah City and his commitment to preserve and integrate architecture with sustainable technology, considering the local culture.

The ceremony began with a speech by Professor Guido Saracco, President of Polytechnic University of Turin, who lauded the accomplishments and efforts of Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi and hailed the cooperation between Italian and UAE universities.

Following the ceremony H.H. toured the ancient castle of Valentino and visited several exhibitions of maps and historical documents.

Earlier on Friday, H.H. met with Professor Guido Saracco at the university campus, and discussed cooperation on topics of mutual interest, with emphasis on engineering and architecture.

H.H. then visited the University’s Clean Water Research Centre, where he was briefed on the centre’s research laboratories, the modern equipment used in research and methods of studying water science.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan Al Qasimi tours Polytechnic University of Turin.

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, met Friday morning with Guido Saracco, President of Politecnico di Torino, at the University headquarters in the Italian City of Turin. Established in 1859, Polytechnic University of Turin is Italy’s oldest technical university offering several courses in the fields of engineering, architecture and industrial design.

During his meeting with the President and members of the administrative and academic staff at Politecnico di Torino, discussed ways of coordination and cooperation in the university academic affairs in various fields in general and in the fields of architecture in particular, which are related to infrastructure and the environment in its various components and contents.

Politecnico di Torino highly appreciated the interest of the Ruler of Sharjah in the scientific affairs and the establishment of distinguished academic and scientific universities in various specialisations, to qualify students, through their academic and scientific programmes, to achieve the highest aspirations and successes in their practical fields.

Following the meeting, H.H. visited the University’s Clean Water Research Centre, where he was briefed him on the Centre’s research laboratories, modern equipment and tools used in research work and study of water science in precise scientific ways.

The technical research department at the University’s Clean Water Research Centre demonstrated some of the ideas and modern researches that the department is working on and its experience in transferring these ideas from their research and laboratory framework into being advanced tools in the market. The department added that such researches focus on green energy science, modern technology in the service of the environment, mitigation of carbon emissions, water sterilisation techniques and power generation from waves.

Then, the Ruler of Sharjah went on to visit the University’s research centre for micro and advanced industries and technologies, where he identified the University’s efforts in developing the works and technologies of major international companies in the field of space, aviation, computers and telecommunications.

He was also briefed on the mechanism of the research centre and its role in achieving success of several and unique companies that cooperate with them in the fields of computers, telecommunications and aviation.

Politecnico di Torino is one of the world’s leading universities in the field of architecture, with many qualified professors and distinguished scientific laboratories, as well as leading academic curricula.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan Al Qasimi launches Italian version of his book ‘Taking the Reins’.

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, said that his book ”Taking the Reins: The Critical Years, 1971-1977″ (Hadith Al Thakira), is a complement to H.H’s story of in the book of ”My Early Life” (Sard Al That), an autobiography spanning the years until H.H.’s selection as the Ruler of Sharjah. It reveals the emergence of the man and the state.

This came during his speech on Friday evening at the opening ceremony of launching the Italian version of his book “Hadith Al Thakira”, which was held in Palazzo Madama, Turin, Italy.

Welcoming officials, writers and publishers, H.H. stressed the great importance of the Italian culture, which has nurtured culture with outstanding and constant scientific and literary values. He thanked the publisher of the Italian version who combines the three parts in one volume.

He explained: “Some view the book as a personal book, and it is not so. The new version speaks about my life after taking over the reins where the character changed after taking greater responsibilities in comparison to childhood and youth.” The book narrates in the words of Sheikh Sultan, the early journey of the UAE’s formation, the course of events that unfolded and resolutions that were taken from his point of view when he participated in the journey spearheaded by a wise man, the late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan.

”We stood beside him, backed him, supported him in many issues until he passed away, and we all mourned him,” H.H. said.

Sheikh Sultan hoped the book would help in the transfer of knowledge about the UAE’s pioneering experiments and thoughts of understanding, harmony and collective national work that could help the world overcome the obstacles it faces in its progress.

Chiara Appendino, Mayor of Turin, delivered a speech in which she thanked the Ruler of Sharjah for launching the Italian version of “Hadith Al Thakira” and praised H.H.’s colossal efforts in transferring UAE, Arabic and Islamic expertise and culture to different parts of the world.

Mario Katie, the Director of the Catholic University of Milan, gave a speech in which he highlighted the importance of the book in transmitting the historical events at the beginning of the founding of the UAE, which reflects the true cultural picture of the state thus contributing to the easy and true understanding of history.

Sheikh Sultan signed a number of copies of the book and presented them to diplomats, publishers and writers.

The ceremony included the implementation of a work of art that formed the image of Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, in addition to a visual presentation about “Hadith Al Thakira”, displaying its content and topics.

The Ruler of Sharjah toured a number of exhibitions in Palazzo Madama, which included a collection of paintings and exhibits from the Prince Savoy Royal Group, listening to an explanation by exhibitors about the most important works and their artistic meanings.

The ceremony was attended by Omar Obeid Mohammed Al Hossan Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Italy; Abdullah Al Owais, Chairman of the Department of Culture; Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of Sharjah Book Authority; Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Musallam, Chairman of the Sharjah Institute for Heritage; Ali Al Marri, Head of Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi Centre for Gulf Studies (dara); Abdullah Hassan Al Shamsi, Consul-General of the UAE in Milan; Mohammed Hassan Khalaf, Director General of Sharjah Broadcasting Authority; Dr. Amr Abdulhamid, Director of the Sharjah Research Academy; Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi, Executive Director of Emirates News Agency (WAM), along with several publishers and media representatives.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

UAE, Kurdistan developing relations.

Prospects for fostering UAE’s relations with Kurdistan were reviewed in a meeting recently between Masoud Barzani, President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, and Ahmed Ibrahim Saeed Al Dhaheri, UAE Consul-General to the region.

During the meeting which was held in Barzani’s office here, Al Dhaheri conveyed the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. He affirmed the UAE will continue to carry out its humanitarian programmes for Iraqi displaced people, specially those in the Kurdistan region.

Barzani extended his greetings to Al Dhaheri, on his new duties as the UAE Consul-General to the Region, doubling on the importance of developing the bilateral relations on the political, economic and cultural levels.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

UAE Ambassador meets with Kazakh Senate Chair.

Dr. Mohammed Ahmed bin Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Ambassador to Kazakhstan, has met with Dariga Nazarbayeva, Chairperson of the Kazakh Senate, where they discussed means to enhance parliamentary cooperation between the two countries.

During the meeting, held at the Senate headquarters, Al Jaber conveyed the greetings and congratulations of Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of Federal National Council, FNC, to Chairwoman Nazarbayeva on her appointment.

For her part, Nazarbayeva praised the ties between the two countries, adding the UAE is a model for growth and progress and that Kazakhstan is keen to cooperate with the country across multiple sectors.

The UAE Ambassador expressed his optimism in attaining new levels of constructive cooperation serving the interest of the two countries, adding that he looks forward to gaining new horizons in cooperation efforts.

The meeting was attended by UAE Embassy and Kazakh Senate officials.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs