Chamber News
Posted On 2/20/2018
The 16th cycle of SKEA to kick off on Wednesday, 21 February at the Emirates Palace

The Higher Committee of the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA), Chaired by His Excellency Saeed Abdul Jaleel Al-Fahim, held a meeting at the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry which is organizing the Closing Ceremony of the 16th cycle of Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award on 21 February at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.
During the meeting the committee reviewed the entirety of the program of the award and shed light on all the development aspects of participants and assessors as well as the smart transformation of the event.
H.E. Saeed Abdul Jaleel Al-Fahim pointed to the increasing numbers of participants and the considerable development in the technical and administrative systems of the award. He said that the number of participants rose 40% compared to the last year and that the number of assessors is in a constant increase.
“The number of approved assessors who are registered at SKEA exceeded 600 approved assessors, 250 of which are Emirati nationals and 300 of which are women.”
More than 250 assessors are participating in the 16th cycle of the award, half of which are Emirati nationals.
Al-Fahim added that the diversity in the participating sectors enriched the 16th cycle of the award. Such sectors included the industrial sectors, services sector, trade, financial services, professional services, construction, tourism, healthcare, education, and oil and gas.
For his part, His Excellency Mohamed Helal Al-Muhairi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Chamber and Member of the Higher Committee of the Award, expressed his utmost thanks and sincere appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for sponsoring the award in its 16th cycle.
“Patronizing the award by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, reflects the interest of our wise leadership in enhancing performance and the quality of services provided by the private sector as well as in supporting the role of the private sector in the sustainable development process in our country,” Al-Muhairi said.
The Director General added that the Abu Dhabi Chamber is organizing this big event starting from its belief in the role SKEA plays in spreading the culture of quality and excellence across the UAE.
Al-Muhairi extended his thanks and appreciation to all companies which took part in the 16th cycle of SKEA, stating that their participation emphasizes on their awareness to committing to quality in their services and developing corporate performance in their facilities. “The award will contribute to pushing the process of business development forward and to enhancing the services provided by the private sector in Abu Dhabi and the UAE as a whole,” he concluded.