Cookie Consent by Privacy Policies Generator website Emirates First Group Launches the Region's first PRO Awards to Recognize the unsung Heroes :

Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>


Date: Dubai, UAE; Saturday, November 20, 2021
Emirates First Group, a Dubai-based business set-up and investment advisory, honoured five Public Relations Officers (PROs) for their outstanding contribution at the Middle East PRO Awards Ceremony held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Deira, Dubai.
This is the first recorded such award scheme for the Public Relations Officers (PROs) in this part of the world, launched by Emirates First Group – which provides business set up and documents clearing services for new investors setting up businesses in the UAE.
Mr Najeeb Kandapuram, MLA from Perinthalmanna Constituency in South Indian state of Kerala, attended the event as the Chief Guest.
Public Relations Officers (PROs) are those professionals who handle the official paperwork related to an employees' work permit, employment visa, Emirates ID and other professional document clearing services. They work for private companies or government departments, and process all official paperwork relating to government permits, approvals, etc. Companies in the UAE require the services of a Government Liaison Officer, otherwise known as a Public Relations Officer.
The most common requirements for PRO services in the UAE include Resident and Employee Visa, Labour and Immigration Cards, Labour Quota applications, Investor Visas, Family Visas, Offshore & Security Passes (CICPA), Emirates ID Cards, Company and Branch formation, Annual Licence renewals and updates, Changes to Trade Licences, transfers, Regulatory approvals and NOC letters, Notarisation of Legal Documents, etc.
These activities require specific skills and knowledge and every PRO has to update and upgrade their knowledge on the new government procedures to process these documents. Thousands of PROs are currently working in the public and private sectors in the GCC countries.
Usman Abdulla has received the PRO Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding services spanning more than 50 years. Usman Abdulla, who has been working in this sector since the formation of the UAE Federation in December 1971, received Dh10,000 from Mr Najeeb Kandapuram, MLA from Perinthalmanna Constituency in Kerala.
Siju Thankachan won the Humanitarian Initiative PRO Award with a prize money of Dh5,000 from Atif Rahman, Founder and Chairman of ORO24 Development. Most Productive PRO Award was won by Abdul Gafoor Thayyil with a cash prize of AED5,000. He received his prize from Saleem Ittimal, President of United PRO Association.
Employers' Accreditation PRO Award was won by Mohamed Ashraf with cash prize of AED3,000 handed over by Thamim Abubaker, CEO of ECH while Khasim Hamza won the PRO Working in Multiple Organisations Award with cash prize money of AED3,000. He received his award from Surej Kumar Sridharan, Director of Asianet Middle East.
“The success of businesses to some extend depends on the skills, knowledge, experience and expertise of the PROs who work day and night to serve any organisation, however, are usually not honoured for their hard work and dedication,” Jamad Usman, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates First Group, says.
“The paperwork of new employees in the UAE are handled by PROs – who remain the symbol of hopes of too many people. However, it still remains a thankless job. That's why we decided to honour the top 5 PROs in the UAE recommends made by a select and independent jury.
“I am happy to announce that the PROs Awards will become a regular annual award programme because of the overwhelming response we have received on our portal and we plan to extend beyond the UAE territory in the coming years.”
PRO award is a great way to express appreciation to a PRO for their service in this field. In the world where company formation and status change for employees or families is so important. Any company in the UAE requires a PRO and their services as a Government Liaison Officer, otherwise known as a Public Relations Officer. It is important to celebrate because their loyalty plays a very important role to the company and the employees. 
When a company celebrates employees' milestones with PRO awards, they recognise the ongoing efforts of few of the main pillars of a company. By doing that, one motivates other employees and PROs to deliver their best work and improving the state of employee engagement.
Role of Honour in the Middle East Emirates First PRO Awards
Life Time Achievement Award
Winner              : Usman Abdulla
Cash Prize        : AED10,000
Awarded by      : Najeeb Kandapuram, MLA from Perinthalmanna Constituency in Kerala
Humanitarian Initiative Award
Winner              : Siju Thankachan
Cash Prize        : AED5,000
Awarded by      : Atif Rahman, Founder and Chairman of ORO24 Development
Most Number of Employees Served
Winner              : Abdul Gafoor Thayyil
Cash Prize        : AED5,000
Awarded by      : Saleem Ittimal, President of United PRO Association
Employers Accreditation
Winner              : Mohamed Ashraf
Cash Prize        : AED3,000
Awarded by      : Thamim Abubaker, CEO of ECH
PRO Working in Multiple Organisations
Winner              : Khasim Hamza
Cash Prize        : AED3,000
Awarded by      : Surej Kumar Sridharan, Director of Asianet Middle East


Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 4608 times
Posted on : Saturday, November 20, 2021  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of
Previous Story : What's the Long-Term Future for Cryptos?
Next Story : Whiteshield Partners involves younger generation in public policy making focusing on climate change
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers


Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
First Technology Event in 2022 in Dubai Opens with a Resounding Success
Shenzhen Brand Products Exhibition Come to Dubai Physically on January 2022
Mysterious Ancient Tombs Reveal 4,500-Year-Old Highway Network in North-West Arabia
Are You Ready for Valentine's Day? - Omega Says 'Show Me Love'
Sony Middle East & Africa Broadens Availability of 360 Spatial Sound Experience ...
Oris Big Crown X Cervo Volante
RAKEZ Facilitates Bank Account Opening for Clients through RAKBANK's Quick Apply...
Ajman University Set to Host the "Year of the Fiftieth" Commencement C...
The First-Ever Chupa Chups Room in the World Launches in Dubai, UAE
Symbols and Colours by Pandora: Little Symbols of Big Dreams
Loeb Closes the Gap Again to Turn Up Dakar Pressure
Maserati: Back to Racing. The First Italian Brand to Compete in the ABB FIA For...
Samsung Launches Galaxy S21 FE 5G - The Ultimate Smartphone Designed for Fans in...
Region's First World of Coffee Opens at Expo 2020 Dubai
Discover The Infectious Waste Disposal Solution at Arab Health
The Best Clean Beauty Brands at THAT Concept Store
Zoho's Dubai Headquarters To Operate On New Working Week
BRX Trio Stage Top Ten Show As Dakar Heads for Finish
United Arab Bank Implements Complete Data Protection for Data Backup, Replicatio...
The Republic of Paraguay's Diversity in Focus as a Tourist Destination at Expo 2020
Arabian Automobiles Wins Two Major Awards: Agency Workshop of the Year, Agency B...
Kuwaiti Photographer Displays Wildlife Photos at Expo 2020 Dubai
Xposure 2022 exhibitions mark a celebration of culture, adventure, beauty, and more
LG Levels Up the Laundry Experience With the Latest in Washing and Drying Solutions
Emirates Post Group in collaboration with Emirates Philatelic Association. UAE ...
Samsung's Monitor Lineup Sets New Record for CE Accolades With Nine Awards
Invesco Outlook: Inflation Sets the Stage for 2022
LG's Newest Innovations Earn Wide Range of Honors at Ces 2022
Ozka's Step Challenge is Back at Global Village with a Chance to Win an Amazing ...
SEHA Announces Closure of Mina Rashid Covid-19 Drive-through Services Center
Enjoy Jashn-E-kebab on Zafran's Outdoor Terrace
IBPC Retail Conclave 2022
Malabar Gold & Diamonds Inaugurates 2 New Showrooms in MG Road, Bengaluru and So...
Al Ghurair Properties Announces Partnership with Siemens to Implement Sustainabl...
SEHA Extends its Working Hours for COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Centers in Ab...
Arabian Automobiles offers Nissan, INFINITI Owners' Industry-Leading Free Pick-U...
Byredo Iconic Scents will Soon be Part of the Immersive Stay Experience at Inter...
Tashkeel Launches 2022 Exhibition Programme with the Work of Six Emirati Photogr...
Dubai Shopping Malls Group's Up to 1 Million Dirhams Prized Weekly Raffles, a Hi...
Dubai Culture and Zoho Partner to Support Digital Transformation for Creative En...
MAX&Co. SS 22 Rock Chic
Sony Exhibits at CES 2022
Joyalukkas Shopper Wins Big in the ongoing DSF Season of Big Winnings'
Stellar Q3 Helps TCS Hit $25 Bn in Annual Revenue
Lenovo's New Yoga PCs Blend Elevated Design with Sustainability
International Panel of Experts to Decide Honoree(s) of Zayed Award for Human Fra...
Chile Pavilion Showcases Destination Diversity at Tourism Week
LG Joins IBM Quantum Network for Advance Industry Applications of Quantum Computuing
Advanced Ford F-150 Boasts an All-New SYNC 4 and its Host of Innovative Technolo...
SEHA Wins Two Globally Recognized Awards for Excellence in Nursing Healthcare