Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has issued a decree forming the Emirati Human Resources Development Council in Dubai.
The council will include representatives of the public and private sector, and will oversee policies, plans and initiatives aimed at increasing Emirati employment in the private sector.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, appointed Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori as chairman.
Other members include the director general of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority and the director general of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Representatives of Emirates NBD, Emirates Group and Al Futtaim Group will also sit on the council.
The council will develop human resources in Dubai’s private sector and will focus on attracting Emirati talent to its workforce.
It will also work with companies to increase the number of UAE citizens employed in some fields, and Emiratis will be mentored and offered career planning advice and guidance on working in the private sector.