In its 15th cycle, the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) again demonstrated its ability to stay attractive for prestigious companies in the business sector in UAE. I was honored during the ceremony by a group photo with H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, and awarded special recognition as an Assessors Team Leader by HE Abdul Jalil Al Fahim, Chairman of SKEA Higher Committee.

Implementing the EFQM criteria, the SKEA seeks to inspire institutions to improve their performance and competitiveness, and empower them to achieve world-class stature within the business community at large.

I joined the SKEA assessment team in 2004 and I still feel committed to this great award. Special thanks to the award office team; Prof. Hadi El Tjani, SKEA Coordinator General, Ms. Wigdan Saleh, and Mr. Mohamad Aslam.