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Based on my knowledge, experience and goals I have chosen three companies I would like to apply for the internship; they are Agthia group, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and Abu Dhabi Media.
Agthia – a food and beverage company, located in Abu Dhabi.
The core mission of the company is to become the most appreciated food and beverage company in UAE. The mission is achieved through a constant provision of nutritious and responsibly produced food and beverage of the highest quality. The values stated are ensuring top quality of food and beverages, accessibility of products, close interaction with the community. Open mind of management and co-workers, as well as broad interaction with suppliers, is strongly encouraged as well as ambitiousness but not for the price of integrity.
The company was established in 2004.
The key people in leadership positions are: Eng Dhafer Ayed Al Ahbabi (Chairman of the Board); Rashed Hamad Al Dhaheri (Vice Chairman of the Board); Iqbal Hamzah (CEO); Fatih Yeldan (Acting Chief Financial Officer)
The company’s offices are located in the UAE, Egypt, Turkey. It employs about 2,200 people. The company has two businesses: Agri Buisiness and Consumer Buisiness.
There are three offices in UAE: Agthia Group PJSC. (Header Office), Agri Business Division (Grand Mills), Consumer Business Division (Al Ain Food & Beverages. PJSC). There is one office in Egypt and two offices in Turkey.
The competitors of the company are Amira Nature Foods, Emirates Foodstuff & Mineral Water Co, National Foods Products Co.
The recent news about the company state 19 percent increasing of company’s nine-month net profit (10/29/2015) and acquiring Al Bayan Water Company by Agthia Group (10/12/2015)
Agthia Group’s head office address:
Sky Tower, 17th Floor,
Al Reem Island, P. O. Box 37725
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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I would like to do my internship in Agthia Investor Relations and Corporate Communication to push it forward to meet the company image and target. The internship in leading high profile company as Agthia will provide me with valuable knowledge and experience in dealing with trusted and reliable brands. As Agthia’s management states that they greet fresh and open-minded people (Agthia, 2014, para. 5), I am sure I will fit in.
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
ADIA – Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.
The company, being one of the largest investment funds in the world, is investing funds, focusing on long-term value creation. The investment occurs on behalf of the Government of Abu Dhabi. ADIA manages a global investment portfolio dealing with multiple asset classes and sub-categories. The company invests in trusted partners, global financial markets and pays a lot of attention towards selecting highly qualified managers to deal with. Representatives of more than 60 nationalities work within ADIA, but the preference for training and employment is given to UAE Nationals (Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, n.d., para. 2).
AIDA was found in 1976 as an independent investment institution. Later several specific departments were created. They are Local & Arab Investments, Finance & Administration, Equities & Bonds, Real Estate, and Treasury.
The key people in leadership positions are H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Chairman), H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Managing Director
The ADIA Head Office is located in Abu Dhabi.
The competitors of the company are Kuwait Investment Authority, Aabar Investments, and the Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF).
The recent events in the company are the appointment of Hisashi Kuroda as Head of Japan, Internal Equities Department (07/28/2015); and publishing ADIA’s Annual Review (06/02/2015).
The ADIA’s address is:
211 Corniche, PO Box 3600
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
I would like to do my internship in Abu Dhabi Investment Authority because it is a big and constantly developing company, one of the world’s largest investment funds operating all over the world, winning its influence. It has started its spreading towards East and countries of the Pacific region, and I would like to gain an experience in the serious, successful company as well as apply and improve my Japanese language skills.
Abu Dhabi Media
ADM is a fast-growing multi-platform-based media, including entertainment facilities. It takes a significant place in the Middle East media space. The content that ADM spreads is of a unique and competing content of high entertainment and informative quality. ADM supports innovative approach in the sphere of media industry of the Middle East, particularly UAE. The major brands deal with publishing (Aletihad, The National), radio (Quran Kareem, Emarat FM), television (Al Emarat Channel, Abu Dhabi Channel), games, films, etc.
ADM was found in 2007, uniting 18 brands.
The key people in leadership positions are H.E Mohamed Ebraheem Mahmood Al Mahmood (Managing Director), H.E. Sheikh Fahim Sultan Khalid Al Qasimi. H.E. Noura Al Kaabi.
According to the official website the ADM, the employment policy is majorly directed towards hiring Emirati citizens and graduates. Its products are directed towards Arab speaking users. It also co-works with Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, National Geographic Society (Abu Dhabi Media, n.d., para. 2), etc.
The competitors of ADM are Dallah al Baraka Group, Al Jazeera, Arab Media Group
The recent news on the official website advertises Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (03/28/2012) and Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Festival (03/11/2012)
The Abu Dhabi Media address is:
P.O. Box 63, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
I would like to do my internship in ADM because it is a growing company with vast opportunities. I can apply my professional knowledge directly in the sphere I have been studying and gain valuable experience with the help of my future colleagues.
All of the companies, mentioned above, are of great interest to me, as they could provide me with a valuable professional experience. I am sure that in the case of gaining the internship in any of these I will be capable of making my best contributions.
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. (n.d.). People. Web.
Abu Dhabi Media. (n.d.). Partners. Web.
Agthia. (2014). About Agthia. Web.