Honouring winners of the “Matari” Sharjah Airport for Organizational Excellence Award
21 March 2023: Sharjah Airport Authority hosted its annual ceremony at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention to commemorate its achievements in 2022 and to honour the employees that contributed to this success. The event was held under the presence of His Excellency Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority, His Excellency Sheikh Faisal Bin Saoud Al Qassimi, Director of Sharjah Airport Authority, and directors of departments. Winners of the second edition of Sharjah Airport for Organizational Excellence Award ‘Matari’ were also honoured during the ceremony.
The annual ceremony commenced with highlighting the journey of Sharjah Airport Authority last year. Subsequently, H.E. AL Midfa delivered a speech commending the persevering efforts of their employees during 2022, which was regarded as a year to reach the excellence matching the pre-pandemic level. In addition, he lauded the unity and coordination within the Authority, which assisted in attaining the Authority’s goals and encouraged them to maintain their excellence and readiness to provide innovative and creative ideas.
Furthermore, H.E Bin Saoud Al Qassimi delivered a speech emphasising the commitment and tireless efforts of the Authority’s staff that ensured distinctive travel experiences and services for the passengers. Followed by the speech, the UAE Choir performed a song titled ‘Heartbeats’, which expressed gratitude and admiration towards His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, for his wise directives and vision.
Additionally, the event included the honouring of the winners of Sharjah Airport for Organizational Excellence Award ‘Matari’, which aims to encourage and support employees to secure highest global standards in institutional excellence and leadership. The award also seeks to promote innovation, highlight exceptional talents and competencies, developing the Authority’s operations, and evaluating the efforts of various departments in managing their activities and initiatives. The Award includes several categories, namely, Distinguished Management category, Excellent Working Team, Best Innovative Idea, Best Leader Award, Best Supervisory Officer Award, Best Customer Service Employee Award, Best Specialized Employee Award, Best Innovative Employee Award, Best Administrative Support Employee Award, and Best New Employee Award. Apart from these categories, the Chairman directly honoured employees for their efforts and achievements in all fields.
H.E. Al Midfa said: “The annual ceremony celebrations coincide with the announcement of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, to mark 2023 as the year for sustainability. The event further signifies the robust commitment of Sharjah Airport Authority to the vision of the wise leadership and our efforts to adopt sublime principles to adopt eco-friendly practices to meet the objectives of our unique strategy based on innovation and sustainability.”
“The year 2022 has been outstanding in terms of statistics and qualitative accomplishments and accreditations. This has enabled us to fulfil our vision, which prioritises the passenger’s experience. Additionally, we constantly strive to provide passengers with seamless and convenient experiences to ensure highest levels of customer satisfaction, thus positioning Sharjah Airport as the most preferred airport for travelling, among leading regional airports,” he said.
Furthermore, H.E. Al Midfa applauded the winners of ‘Matari’, Sharjah Airport for Organizational Excellence Award, and said: “We look forward to popularising the culture of excellence and innovation in all aspects of institutional operations. We encourage everyone to keep up their diligent efforts to uphold the Airport's leading position and the reputation and trust we have garnered from our customers over the years.”
From his side, H.E. Bin Saoud Al Qassimi, said: “Sharjah Airport Authority constantly strengthens its leadership both domestically and internationally each year, particularly owing to its cadres, advanced infrastructure, technological and digital developments, and smart solutions. The Authority is keen on staying updated with new developments in the aviation and tourism industries by leveraging cutting-edge technologies, recognising the importance of constant growth and development as well as prioritising the sustainability goals across its operations.”
“We further aim to promote factors of our success and achievements and to motivate all our employees to be a significant part of the growth and leadership journey of Sharjah Airport Authority. Through this strategy, we aim to continue the present accomplishments and move towards a positive future,” he said.
It is worth noting that, the ‘Matari’ award launched by Sharjah Airport Authority in 2020, received an immense support in its first edition and become a success. The Award has since developed into a motivating factor and incentive for staff members to consistently put forth their best efforts to achieve the Authority's strategic goals.