June 13, 2024

ADGMA-Edge signs MoU for boosting UAEs Knowledge-Economy

Trais Al Ketbi, President – Support Services, EDGE (left); Mansoor Jaffar, CEO of ADGM Academy & Research Centre (right).

Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy (ADGMA), the knowledge arm of the international financial center in Abu Dhabi, and EDGE Group PJSC (‘EDGE’ or ‘the Group’), one of the global leading advanced technology groups for defense and beyond, have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for bolstering the talent development and professional growth.

Industry sources added that the partnership between ADGMA and EDGE affirms ADGM’s commitment to supporting the national agenda, while simultaneously fostering a brighter future for the next generation.

Industry sources further confirmed that as a part of the agreement, ADGMA and EDGE will collaborate in areas relating to learning and innovation, and will jointly work on developing and establishing upskilling and reskilling programs that will enable the creation of sustained employability.

It also confirmed that the MoU will offer a framework for ADGMA and EDGE to exchange best practices and expertise to foster growth and support the UAE’s vision of transitioning to a knowledge-based economy through strategic collaboration. It will also provide EDGE with access to world-class talent assessment and development tools.

Hamad Sayah Al Mazrouei, CEO of the Registration Authority at ADGM and Managing Director of ADGM Academy

Commenting on this partnership, Hamad Sayah Al Mazrouei, CEO of the Registration Authority at ADGM and Managing Director of ADGM Academy said: “We are thrilled to collaborate with EDGE to promote, develop and enhance financial literacy in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. We believe that working with EDGE will add great value to ADGM Academy in its continuous endeavor to empower and build a highly competent workforce and positively contribute towards the expanding UAE’s knowledge-based economy.”

Trais Al Ketbi, President – of Support Services, EDGE

Trais Al Ketbi, President – of Support Services, EDGE, added: “The signing of this MoU with Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy represents a significant step forward in EDGE’s commitment to fostering talent development and innovative learning. Through this partnership, we strive to build meaningful and impactful programmes to support the advancement and growth of our employees’ skills and capabilities, to ultimately drive further growth, and strengthen our culture of continuous learning and excellence. We look forward to embarking on this journey together.”

Industry sources added that In 2022, EDGE launched its ‘IGNITE’ Programme, a dedicated UAE National Graduate Programme which aims to attract the next generation of top STEM graduate talent to start their long-term career within the Group. ‘EDGE IGNITE’ provides value-driven capability development and an accelerated career development path for UAE Nationals through a comprehensive program including a series of learning and development initiatives.


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