Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, has been awarded Africa Best Employer Brand and Business Leadership Excellence Awards at the 3rd Edition of Africa Best Employer Brand Awards ceremony held in Mauritius on December 06, 2016.
Africa Best Employer Brand Awards recognizes top organizations across Africa, who have demonstrated excellence in building the Employer Brand, through a distinct identity that is visible through HR practices; polices & strategy as an Employer of Choice.
The ‘Business Leadership Excellence Award’ was given to Ethiopian Group CEO in recognition of his leadership excellence while the ‘African Best Employer Brand Award 2016’ was given in recognition of the valuable contribution Ethiopian is making to be the most sought after employer.
While receiving the award, A/VP Corporate HRM, Ethiopian Group, Mr. Mesay Shiferaw, remarked, “We are sincerely honoured to receive the Africa Best Employer Brand and Business Leadership Excellence Awards and wish to thank the organizers and the jury for recognizing Ethiopian and our Group CEO, Mr. Tewole GebreMariam, for his excellence in leadership.
Human Resource Development being one of the core pillars of our long term growth plan, vision 2025, we are continuously nurturing HR practices, standard work ethics and values that help us achieve our targets.
To this end, Ethiopian Aviation Academy is playing a paramount role in producing and fostering future leaders of the aviation industry. We shall continue to invest in training and empowering our employees with the required skill and knowledge to keep Ethiopian on a fast growth trajectory.”
Investing over USD$ 100 million to revamp the academy, Ethiopian Aviation Academy is currently the largest and the most advanced center of excellence in developing skilled workforce not only for Ethiopian Airlines but also the wider African aviation industry.
Ethiopian has won several prestigious awards including Airline of the Year Award, for the fifth consecutive year, by African Airlines Association (AFRAA), SkyTrax World Airline Award for Best Airline Staff in Africa and Passenger Choice Awards for Best Airline in Africa.