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UDC Organizes Annual Staff Gathering and Honors Long-Serving Employees
United Development Company (UDC), one of the leading Qatari public shareholding companies and the master developer of The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan islands, recently organized its annual staff gathering event to recognize its employees' hard work and dedication.
UDC President and Chief Executive Officer and Member of The Board Mr. Ibrahim Jassim Al-Othman, members of the Company’s Executive Management and employees attended the gathering at Marsa Malaz Kempinski at The Pearl-Qatar.
The event honored staff members who have completed ten and fifteen years of service at UDC. Mr. Al-Othman presented certificates of appreciation and gifts to long-serving employees, thanking them for their achievements and wishing them continued success at UDC.
Addressing employees at the event, Mr. Al-Othman presented the Company’s achievements and financial performance in 2019, while highlighting strategic objectives set for 2020 and the Company’s 5 years’ business plan 2019-2023. He added that UDC’s achievements over the past year reflected the Company's successful initiatives to expand its real estate offerings.
Mr. Al-Othman praised employees for their contribution towards the growth and progress of the Company, while reaffirming that UDC remains a prestigious workplace with a corporate culture that encourages diversity, knowledge transfer and best practice.
Mr. Al-Othman added: “At UDC, we believe human capital represents a pillar of our development strategy. Long service awards are just one of the many incentives we have adopted as part of a strategy to appreciate our experienced employees”.
A documentary was followed to highlight the Company’s accomplishments in 2019, which marked another successful year for UDC with the launch of marine and dredging related works at Gewan Island, UDC’s latest real estate project.
It is worth mentioning that 2019, which marked the Company’s 20-year anniversary, featured a myriad of achievements.
In 2019, UDC signed agreements with the Ministry of Interior to secure The Pearl-Qatar’s maritime borders and to promote traffic safety across the island. Through such agreements, UDC aims to cement The Pearl-Qatar’s position as leading tourism and leisure destination that had attracted over 15 million vehicles in 2019.
In parallel, UDC moved forward with development projects across The Pearl-Qatar, with the construction commencement of United School International in Giardino Village, while, naming Orbital Education, the leading British educational group, as the operator of this School.
Giardino Village also featured the commencement of construction works for a gated compound, while Floresta Gardens launched construction works of 3 gated compounds, in addition to the completion of the sale of 10 tower plots in this precinct. This was in parallel to the ongoing construction works in Al Mutahidah Towers and The Pearl Commercial Showrooms.
In 2019, UDC signed an agreement to finance the development of Gewan Island and concurrently, marine works at the Island witnessed a significant progress and construction works of Gewan Island’s entrance bridge were successfully launched.
UDC was awarded two prestigious new awards in 2019; the Best Mixed-Use Development Award for The Pearl-Qatar and the Commercial High-Rise Development Award for UDC Tower, reflecting UDC’s premium property offerings.
UDC was also recognized at the 10th edition of Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards, with the Best Employer Brand Award and the Award for Best HR Strategy in Line With Business. The awards reflect UDC’s success in aligning its HR policies with its business strategies and in adopting effective management practices that contribute to the growth of the Company and its employees.
This annual staff gathering aims to establish communication channels and instill a spirit of teamwork between the management team and employees. This, in turn, mirrors UDC's belief in the significance of human capital towards achieving its corporate mission.
In addition to honoring the employees, two employees were recognized as “Employee of the Year” and “Manager of the Year” and at the ceremony’s conclusion, attendees including awarded honorees posed for a group photograph with UDC President and Chief Executive Officer and Member of The Board.