Dubai Airport Freezone Wins Richard Goodman Award for Strategic Planning

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HH Sheikh Ahmed receives award from Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni Strategic Planning applies outstanding global standards to support foreign investments.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airport Freezone, welcomed Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director General of Dubai Airport Freezone, and the strategic management team at the Dubai Airport Freezone. During the meeting, Dr Zarooni and the team handed over the Richard Goodman Strategic Planning Award to HH Sheikh Ahmed.

The award, given by the American Strategic Planning Association, recognizes distinction in strategic planning by Dubai Airport Freezone and honours its competence, innovation and excellence.

In his comments on the high-profile award, Dr. Zarooni said:”Dubai Airport Freezone had chalked out a clear strategic plan when it was established over 15 years ago. The plan clearly underlined our core objectives of attracting quality foreign investments, considered vital to added value, and to contribute to the GDP growth of the UAE economy.”

“In order to achieve this objective and to make the Freezone the preferred destination for foreign investments, we adapted our strategies in line with the changed global order in order to meet our partners’ demands and stay updated with our overall business goals,” he added.

Dr. Zarooni said:”Winning the Richard Goodman Strategic Planning Award is a result of our concerted efforts to apply world-class processes and methodologies which encourage creativity and innovation in the implementation of the strategic planning, and reinforcing the need to improve on the tools and process from time to time.”

Dr. Zarooni noted that handing over the award to H.H. Sheikh Ahmed reflects our gratitude for his encouragement and continued support which has led the team to set international standards and excellence in providing quality services to the Free zone investors.

“One of our priorities is to attract more investors and international companies from various fields and to help expand their business in the Middle East through the Dubai Airport Freezone. We aware of their demands and we work on implementing and developing the same. Strategic Planning is considered one of the most important elements that meet the demands of our customers and help them in expanding their business across the Gulf and Middle East.”

Youssef Behzad, Executive Director of Human Resources Management and Strategy, said:”The purpose of participating in the top global award was aimed at achieving outstanding standards in the implementation of strategic planning processes, emphasizing the excellence of the Dubai free zone in enforcing the same and help achieving its objectives.”

“Goodman Award is a significant award, which has been conferred upon global institutions and top companies in the past, including American Federal Aviation Authority, California Space Authority, US Army Corps of Engineering and the city of Hamilton in Canada,” he added.

The Strategic Management team at the Dubai Airport Freezone consistently works on achieving the objectives of the institution, which includes the on-going development of the infrastructure, gaining customer satisfaction, and providing all necessary facilities to create tailored environment for foreign investors to expand their business in the Gulf and around the region.”

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