Mohammad Bin Zayed meets Adnoc future leaders

Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met on Sunday with members of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s Future Leaders’ programme (AFL).

Shaikh Mohammad underlined the important role the Group’s young leaders are playing in transforming Adnoc into an industry leading, commercially-minded and performance-led organiation.

He said that the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, places great importance on investing in young people, training and enabling them to participate in building the nation’s future.

During the meeting, which covered a number of topics, Shaikh Mohammad said the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan al Nahyan always focused on investing in people, women’s empowerment, education, training and youth development.

“Thanks to his long-term vision, the UAE, today, is a successful nation with deeply rooted national values, including positivity, openness, tolerance and cooperation. These achievements would not have been possible without the hard work of all the people of the country,” he said.

The meeting was attended by Dr Sultan Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Adnoc Group CEO.

In his remarks to the AFL programme members, Shaikh Mohammad underlined the importance of comprehensive education and continual learning to acquire the relevant knowledge and skills required to compete in the global economy of the future.

In addition, the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince assured the AFL program members that ADNOC’s oil and gas resources would continue to support the diversification of the UAE’s economy for decades to come, as they do today.


Shaikh Mohammad highlighted the UAE’s success in using its hydrocarbon resources to build new vibrant business sectors, including financial services, tourism, and manufacturing.

Thanking Shaikh Mohammad for his constant support, the AFL programme members briefed him on the programme, its objectives, and the projects and initiatives they are working on.

They said the programme is enhancing the knowledge and skills they will require to take on greater responsibilities in the future.

AFL Programme is a bespoke program for the company’s brightest and best employees, both men and women, who will ensure ADNOC builds on its legacy of success and continues to be an integral part of the country’s economy and prosperity.

Over a rigorous selection and review process, nearly 1,000 self-nominations were evaluated, with just 30 individuals selected to join the programme. 


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