H.E. Dr. Eng. Ali Mohamed Al Khouri, Director General of the Emirates Identity Authority, was honored by Emarat Alyoum local Arabic newspaper being the winner of “Person of August” Award. Dr. Al Khouri recently won the award in appreciation for his scientific and management contributions in the field of personal identity and his role in completing the national population register and ID card project as well as supporting eGovernment efforts.
Dhaen Shaheen, Director General for Publishing at Dubai Media Incorporation (DMI) and Editor-in-Chief of Al Bayan Newspaper and Sami Al Riyami, Editor-in-chief of Emarat Al-Youm, handed Dr. Al Khouri an appreciation certificate and the award shield in the presence of Ahmed Al Hammadi, CEO For Commercial & Marketing Affairs at DMI. They commended Al Khouri’s role in boosting Emiratis’ awareness of the concept of national identity and its importance in proving identity and facilitating daily life, as well as his role in helping Emirates ID complete the population register in a short period of time, eliminating all obstacles during the execution process.
Al Riyami highlighted Dr. Al Khouri’s personal efforts in the success achieved by Emirates ID. He added, “Dr. Al Khouri deserved this social award, introduced by Emarat Al-Youm to honor outstanding personalities, for his remarkable contributions in his domain that were beneficial for the country and society.”
For his part, Dr. Al Khouri extended his thanks and gratitude to Emarat Alyoum for choosing him as the “Person of August” as part of “Person of the Month” award introduced by the newspaper to honor community champions, innovators and outstanding personalities and highlight their outstanding achievements and efforts to serve their country and society.
Al Khouri added that winning the award is a great honor and a precious appreciation, particularly that it is being introduced by a national media incorporation that has a proven professional record and did innovatively contribute in serving the country’s and society’s affairs. He said, “What has been achieved by Emirates ID is a source of pride for all its members and it would not have been achieved without the support given by the country’s prudent leadership headed by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Their Highnesses Members of the Supreme Council Rulers of the Emirates and His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces.
He underlined that the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE National Security Advisor and Chairman of Emirates ID, and follow up by His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the UAE and Vice Chairman of Emirates ID, have inspired all the initiatives adopted by Emirates ID family to serve the country and contribute to its prosperity and growth, hence achieve the Authority’s mission, vision and strategic objectives.
Dr. Al Khouri underscored the efforts exerted by Emirates ID’s Strategic Planning team stressing that they were honestly working to accomplish their national duty and convert the higher management’s directives into projects and plans aimed at achieving UAE Vision 2021 for the UAE to become one of the best countries in the world.
He expressed his thanks to Emarat Alyoum family for appreciating Emirates ID’s achievements and those of the loyal people in the country.
Dr. Al Khouri has been the Director General of Emirates ID since 2009. Thereafter, he played a vital role in setting the Authority as one of the best government entities in the country. During his tenure as Director General, Emirates ID won 4 awards in the 2nd edition of “Emirates Government Excellence” Award within the “Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program”, namely: “Best Federal Authority (less than 900 employee), “Distinguished Federal Authority in Institutional Leadership Field”, “Distinguished Federal Entity in Service Provision Field” and “Distinguished Federal Entity in Team Work”, in addition to grabbing many other local and international prestigious awards.
Under Dr. Al Khouri’s leadership and in light of its strategic plan 2010-2013, Emirates ID succeeded in registering all residents of the country in the population register and owning the world’s largest integrated civil biometric database within UAE’s population register system, according to the World Record Academy.
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