- Barakah Youth Council to provide future Emirati nuclear energy leaders with voice to champion change and drive continuous improvement
- 63% of UAE Nationals employed by ENEC and its subsidiaries are under 30 years of age
- Announced to coincide with United Nations’ 18th annual International Youth Day
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 11 August 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries the Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) and Barakah One Company have launched a Youth Council to inspire, support, and empower the future Emirati leaders of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Industry.
Entitled the Barakah Youth Council (BYC), the council will serve as a direct channel of communication between the senior leadership of ENEC, Nawah and Barakah One Company and the organisations’ young Emirati employees. Over, 63% of the 1,400 UAE Nationals employed across all three companies are aged under 30.
The council provides these young employees with a voice to champion change and drive continuous improvement while also being involved in the decision-making for ongoing evolution of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program.
“The launch of the Barakah Youth Council forms a part of our commitment to developing our youth and providing them with the skills, expertise and experience to become the future leaders of our nation and the growing local nuclear energy sector,” said Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC. “This council operates within the framework of the UAE Centennial 2071 vision and UAE Vision 2021, which aim to ensure that the UAE has the human capital necessary to sustain a world-leading, knowledge based economy.”
“The Barakah Youth Council is led by a dynamic and diverse group of young UAE Nationals from across ENEC, Nawah and Barakah One Company. I am proud of their commitment and dedication to our Nation and the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, and look forward to working closely with them,” added Eng. Al Hammadi.
The council is led by Chairman Ali AlNuaimi, Vice Chairwoman Badreya Almarzooqi, and Secretary Muna Al Suwaidi. Members include, Ali Salem Al Nuaimi, Sara AlShomali, Jassim Al Bulooki, Abdullah Al Yafei, Sara Al Fzari, Rayah Al Sereidi, Hamdan Al Khoori, Rashed S. Al Zaabi, and Yaqoub AlHashmi.