His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has honoured du for its continued support of the Young Entrepreneur Competition 2011 (YEC) during the ceremony announcing the final winners.

Osman Sultan, CEO, du, was presented with an honorary trophy in recognition of the company’s contribution as a main sponsor of the competition for two consecutive years, in the presence of Farid Faraidooni, Chief Commercial Officer, du, and Ahmad Aburahima, Vice President,  Government Relations, du.

“We are pleased to be directly involved in the Young Entrepreneurs Competition as we believe this exceptional initiative is one to be celebrated as it continues to empower young people to become tomorrow’s leaders. We take great pride in contributing to the development of the UAE youth and investing in their future success by giving them the opportunity to experience the telecom business first hand by selling du products and services and exercising the franchise model.,” commented Osman Sultan, CEO, du.

Dubai SME, the entrepreneurship development agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED), launched the “Young Entrepreneur Competition 2011” exhibition in Dubai Mall under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council. More than 2,500 young entrepreneurs showcased their projects in the exhibition, supported by du and Dubai Mall.

The exhibition is aimed at reinforcing entrepreneurial skills and aptitude among students in high schools, colleges and universities across the UAE. The competition focused on providing insights into the comprehensive business environment of Dubai in order to encourage students to start their own businesses and drive innovations within a competitive environment.

Rushika Bhatia Editor

Rushika Bhatia is one of the region’s leading commentators on business and current affairs issues. She is the Editor of SME Advisor magazine - the flagship title of CPI Business. She is passionate about infographics – with special emphasis on data, research and statistics. Rushika has a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University, USA and is also CIMA qualified.

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