United Arab Emirates, 28 June 2022: Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside of oil and gas, today held a special ceremony led by Chief Executive Officer Abdulnasser Bin Kalban to thank employees who selflessly contributed their time and energy as volunteers at the world’s greatest show, Expo 2020.
Between October 2021 and March 2022, the first world’s fair to be held in the Middle East, Expo 2020, welcomed over 25 million guests, and brought the world closer to the UAE than ever before.
EGA volunteers enthusiastically guided guests around the pavilions of visiting nations, assisted Expo 2020 on-ground teams, and provided additional support wherever needed across the 4.3km2 site, during day and night shifts. EGA employees also volunteered at the Investment Corporation of Dubai pavilion.
Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, CEO of EGA said: “The success of the world’s greatest show could not have been achieved without the great work of the thousands of volunteers who devoted their time and effort to Expo 2020. I am proud that some of these volunteers were colleagues from EGA, who represented the United Arab Emirates and our company at this landmark event for our nation.”
Amal Alsayegh, System Senior Analyst – Production IT at EGA, said: “Being a part of Expo 2020 was a great honour and the opportunity of a lifetime. I have volunteered for many events in the past, but the main difference is that Expo 2020 was attended by people from all corners of the world, here in Dubai. To me, even though I live in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, this was the first time I had interacted with people from so many different countries. I learnt new languages, cultures, and customs. I am grateful to EGA for giving us the opportunity to be part of this great event.”
EGA has a bold aspiration to be the #1 industrial employer of choice in the countries where it operates, and volunteering activities are actively supported through the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Club’, which is open to any EGA employee who would like to volunteer their time either during or outside working hours.
EGA has been awarded the Dubai Chamber CSR Label for outstanding effort in corporate social responsibility three times, most recently in 2021. The Dubai Chamber CSR Label from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry aims to recognise companies that deliver corporate social responsibility projects to international standards with local relevance.