The Ministry of Finance (MoF) recently hosted the 2017 Annual Forum to celebrate the Ministry’s strategic partnerships and distinguished employees. The forum was attended by HE Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, HE Younis Haji Al Khouri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance, Assistant Undersecretaries of the Ministry, Directors, Heads of Departments and Staff, and a number of the Ministry's strategic partners.
HE Obaid Al Tayer speech
HE Al Tayer said in an opening speech: “During the past year, the Ministry of Finance has accomplished a wide range of achievements as we continued to execute our strategic plan. These achievements include managing and developing the financial resources of the federal government efficiently and creatively; developing effective financial policies; and establishing distinguished local and international relationships. The Ministry’s activities are based on a set of core values that contribute to achieving its vision of being a global leader in financial management, which supports the establishment of a sustainable competitive environment.”
Thanking the Ministry’s partners, HE said: “Together we have a new year of achievements, successes and shared responsibilities ahead, and we will work together to achieve our government’s vision of enhancing the competitiveness of the public sector and upgrading its services.”
Addressing the Ministry’s staff, HE said: “The Ministry’s achievements in 2016 are a result of your ongoing efforts and the effective collaboration between all of our departments.”
The Forum events
After the inauguration of the forum by the Minister of State for Financial Affairs, the Ministry’s Strategic Plan 2017-2021, was presented by Shamma Yousef Abdel Ghani, Vice Chief Executive Officer of Innovation, which was followed by a session on happiness and positivity, led by Mrs. Mozah Kif, CEO of Happiness and Positivity at MoF. The Ministry’s strategic partners were also praised for their continued support. The Ministry’s Government Innovation Team was praised for winning the Mohammed bin Rashid Government Excellence Award for the best entity in the field of innovation category. HE Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary of MoF, was also praised for winning a medal for best undersecretary.
During the forum, employees were praised for receiving an outstanding performance report in 2016; as well as the winners of the proposals system, including the employee who had provided the most suggestions, the employee who had applied the most suggestions, and the management that had applied the most suggestions. The winning teams of the 2016 Operational Plan initiatives were also praised for their significant contributions towards achieving the Ministry’s strategic objectives and positioning the Ministry as a global leader in financial resources management.
The strategic partners that attended the 2017 Annual Forum included the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and Future, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and Prevention, Ministry of Community Development, Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs, Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Federal Customs Authority, National Media Council, Central Bank of the UAE, Dubai International Financial Center, Department of Finance Abu Dhabi, Department of Finance Dubai, Sharjah Finance Department, Department of Finance Ajman, Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Development Fund, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, Accountants and Auditors Association, and Environment Friends Society.