Dubai Trade, the premier cross-border trade facilitator, is pleased to announce that its Senior Training Officer, Alaa Al Tef was recognized as one of the ‘CILT International Young Achiever Award of the year 2014’ winners for his excellent project submission at an award ceremony that held lately at the ‘CILT Convention President’s Dinner’ in Malacca – Malaysia amongst a host of international delegations.
The International Young Achiever Award is organised by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the international professional body for all sectors of the logistics, supply chain and transport industry. The award highlights the outstanding contribution and achievement by a young nominee aged under 35 years who works within the transport and logistics sectors.
Alaa began the training journey at Dubai Trade in 2008 by developing the learning materials and conducting training sessions for more than 10,000 individuals from 7500 companies. He has played a vital role in the success story of the Dubai Trade certified training program “Certified Trade & Logistics Professional – CTLP” since its inception in 2011, and he has trained more than 700 candidates in this course. Alaa’s performance qualified him to be the only nominee from the CILT UAE and a winner of this prestigious Award, competing with a number of other nominations throughout the world including from Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania.
Dubai Trade CEO, Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki expressed his appreciation at the recognition for Alaa and highlighted the important role of Alaa as Senior Training Officer at Dubai Trade. He proudly, said, “It is not a surprise for me that Alaa has won the “International Young Achiever Award” for his excellent project submission as we have a top-notch training team. Such international recognition is a great honor and privilege not only for Dubai Trade but also the UAE. We feel proud that this award has reinforced our country’s place in the international arena as a global training leader.”
“We are thankful to our talented staff Alaa for his dedicated work and unparalleled achievement,” Al Bastaki said. “The CILT International Young Achiever Award has added another accolade to our growing list of awards in the training field where our last award received in April 2014, was the “Training & Education Provider of the Year 2014″ from Supply Chain And Transport Awards (SCATA) for the second consecutive year,” he added.
Proud winner, Alaa Al Tef, said, “It is very humbling to receive this award which recognizes youth who are enthusiastically involved in the transport and logistics industry. I dedicate the award to Dubai Trade and especially to Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki for his vision and leadership which inspired me to achieve such an impressive award. This award has created a new benchmark for us at Dubai Trade and we are determined to keep up the good work. On this occasion, we renew our pledge to our management to remain committed to excellence with their wise guidance and be even more passionate about making a difference.”
CILT UAE Secretary General, Mr. Mike Lee congratulated Alaa and Dubai Trade on this achievement and said, “Alaa has made the UAE proud by winning this prestigious international award. It is an incredible honor to be acknowledged among the most talented young professionals in our industry around the world. We were very impressed with Alaa’s credentials and capabilities and were unanimous in our decision to present him as the UAE nominee. We hope that this win will encourage our UAE young members to further strengthen trade and logistics in the UAE.”
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