Dubai – MENA Herald: PwC Middle East’s Senior Partner, Hani Ashkar, receiving ‘The Award of Attracting and Hiring UAE Nationals in the Accounting, Auditing and Financial Management Professions’ for PwC’s record success in creating employment, training and development opportunities for UAE Nationals. The award was presented by the Minister of Economy, H.E. Sultan bin Saeed AlMansouri, in collaboration with the UAE Accountants and Auditors Association (UAE AAA). PwC also won the ‘Training and Qualifying UAE Nationals in the Accounting, Auditing and Financial Management Professions’ award for its efforts and support of UAE Nationals pursuing growth and professional certifications through PwC’s Academy, the education business of PwC.
Commenting on this win, Hani Ashkar, PwC Middle East Senior Partner, said: “PwC is proud to be recognised for its efforts in investing in UAE nationals in the professional services sector, in line with the UAE’s vision of having 100 UAE nationals qualified by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) by 2021. The increased drive in attracting local talent has been a win-win situation; UAE nationals complimented our existing teams with a lot of energy and local insight, and we in turn continue to present them with learning and development opportunities in a bid to prepare them to be the leaders of tomorrow”.