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Students from UAE Youth Ambassador programme visit EGA

20 July 2017

Briefing on UAE’s largest industrial company outside oil and gas part of students’ preparation to take strategic roles in the future

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United Arab Emirates: Emirates Global Aluminium hosted students from the UAE Youth Ambassador programme, an initiative under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces.

The students visited EGA to learn about the UAE’s aluminium industry and how it contributes to the country’s economy and international trade.

The UAE Youth Ambassador programme began in 2012 under the patronage of His Highness. The program aims to drive the nation's youth to new avenues of leadership, enhancing their understanding of bilateral and strategic relations between the UAE and partnering countries.

It also helps to prepare participants to take positions in key Government sectors by enhancing their leadership skills and their experience outside the UAE.

EGA is the largest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas. EGA’s production makes the UAE the fifth-biggest aluminium producing nation in the world.

EGA’s aluminium is the second biggest made-in-the-UAE export after oil and gas, and is shipped to more than 60 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and North Africa and Asia.

About 10 per cent of EGA’s production is sold domestically, making EGA the heart of the broader UAE aluminium sector. This sector is the biggest employer amongst the country’s energy intensive industries.

Abdulla Kalban, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of EGA, said: “The UAE Youth Ambassador Programme visit was a great opportunity for us to explain to these future leaders the importance of the aluminium industry to our nation’s economy and global trade. EGA’s aluminium is one of our country’s most important products and ends up being used by people all over the world every day.”

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