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Alghanim Industries has been consistently recognized as one of the region’s best employers, winning a number of major awards. 

Most recently, these awards have included:


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Aon Hewitt Best Employer 2009/2010

At an announcement ceremony in Dubai, AI was identified as a company that leads the region in establishing a performance-based, employee-focused work environment.

The Aon Hewitt Best Employers study is the largest and most comprehensive employee-based study ever conducted in the Middle East, involving over 250 companies from twelve different industry classifications and representing input from 150,000 employees. The Best Employer winners were selected by an independent panel of judges that evaluated employer information on a ‘blind’ basis so that the judges were unaware of the identity of participating organizations.

As a Best Employer, Alghanim Industries is in very good company. The other organizations recognized by Hewitt Associates include Deloitte & Touche ME; Microsoft (Gulf FZ LLC., and Microsoft Egypt); Proctor & Gamble ME; Marriott International (UAE); First Gulf Bank (Abu Dhabi); Bank Muscat; Jones Lang LaSalle, MENA; Ritz Carlton (Dubai); and Fine Hygienic Paper Fze (Dubai).

Alghanim Industries' CEO Omar K. Alghanim commented on the award, stating, "We are honored to be recognized as a Best Employer in the region. Receiving this prestigious honor brings us one step closer to realizing our vision of becoming the most successful and admired company in the region." 

Aon Hewitt recognizes 'Best Employers in the Middle East' every year. 

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A Best Employer in Asia  2010-2011

Alghanim Industries was recognized by the Employer Branding Institute and the World HRD Congress as one of Asia’s Best Employer Brands for 2010-2011.

AI has been identified as a company that places a high degree of importance on selecting great talent, and has created a meritocracy that focuses on talent development and succession planning, where employees can fulfill their career aspirations.

The Employer Branding Institute selection committee considered over 19,000 entries from 24 countries as part of this awards program. Other world-class companies that received this honor include Accenture, Dell, Federal Express, LG Electronics, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Philips Electronics, TATA Motors Ltd., TATA Steel Ltd., the Ritz-Carlton Millennia, and Yahoo, Inc.  Alghanim Industries was the only company in Kuwait to be awarded this honor.

Alghanim Industries' CEO Omar K. Alghanim commented on the occasion, stating, “We are tremendously honored to have been recognized as one of Asia’s Best Employers.  This award is a testament to our employee-focused, performance-based corporate values system which encourages a culture of meritocracy, team work, empowerment, diversity and respect throughout the company.  It inspires us to continue to build on our successes and ensure that these values remain an intrinsic part of the company’s culture."


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Best Corporate Governance in Kuwait 2012

Alghanim Industries was awarded ‘Best Corporate Governance Kuwait - 2012’, by World Finance, a London-based, international finance magazine. With this award, World Finance recognizes Alghanim Industries for its excellence in the field of corporate governance and its efforts to go beyond the formal regulatory requirements for the benefit of its various stakeholders.

Mark Schmitz, Chief Financial Officer, and George Lambros, Corporate Controller, received the award on behalf of Alghanim Industries, at a ceremony that took place at the London Stock Exchange in March 2012. 

This Corporate Governance award specifically highlights the company’s high degree of fiscal integrity, thorough oversight, effective use of internal and external audit functions, and high levels of disclosure and transparency. Alghanim Industries was the only company in Kuwait to be selected in this year’s Governance awards.

With the demand for accountability and transparency at an all-time high, World Finance established the Corporate Governance awards as a means to identify global companies that have a robust and holistic approach to corporate governance in place.  A number of other international companies were also recognized for their Corporate Governance practices this year, including organizations such as BMW Group - Germany, MindTree - India, Pirelli - Italy, Toyota - Japan, Royal Dutch  Shell - Netherlands, Qatar Telecom, Nestle - Switzerland, Microsoft – US, and HSBC – UK. 

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