A Khalifa Fund success story
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Abdulla Al Shammari has the distinction of being the first person to apply to the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise for a loan to help his small businesses. The founder and chairman of Cirta, an engineering firm, attributes his company’s success in no small part to the support offered by the fund.
“Actually, at the Khalifa Fund, I am a model for them,” he says during an interview at his office in Abu Dhabi. “Whenever they make a presentation or have something to show they present my case.”
But our story has jumped ahead of itself. It starts in 2006 when Mr Shammari, a health and occupational safety engineer, was an employee of the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations.
CIRTA demonstrates SME role in Etihad supply chain
CIRTA Electro Mechanical and Maintenance, a Khalifa Fund member, has won a $2.8 deal to develop customised software for Etihad’s cabin crew transport system.
The agreement was recently signed at the Etihad Airways Centre in Abu Dhabi by Robert Webb, Etihad’s chief information & technology officer, and Abdulla Al Shammari, CIRTA’s CEO.
“CIRTA’s software will be tailored to Etihad Airways’ unique specifications and will significantly improve the crew transportation routes for travel to Abu Dhabi airport,” Webb said.
“The automatic optimisation system will analyse flight departure times for the crew, identify their locations in Abu Dhabi, schedule pick-up time and produce an optimised transportation route.
Serta from the UAE becomes a co-owner of Belgrade’s Aerodrom Ketering – Value of acquisition USD 2.72 mil
Company Serta from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which specializes in electro-mechanical maintenance, whose development is supported by the Fund of the president of the UAE Khalifa bin Zayed, has bought 50% of the ownership of Aerodrom Ketering Ltd from New Belgrade for AED 10 mil (USD 2.72 mil).
The agreement on the acquisition was signed by Abdullah Al-Samari, General Manager of Serta, and Marko Davidovic, General Manager of Aerodrom Ketering, a Serbian company which specializes in catering services for planes, informs Emirati press agency WAM.
Al-Samari estimated, after having signed the agreement, that the acquisition was an important step for Serta, which strove to put investing possibilities to use and expand and diversify its activities by using an attractive investment ambient which dominated the local market.
Arapi kupili 50 odsto beogradskog Aerodrom Keteringa
Kompanija Serta iz UAE, specijalizovana za elektromehaničko održavanje, kupila je 50 odsto vlasništva u firmi Aerodrom Ketering.
Ugovor o akviziciji su potpisali Abdulah al Šamari, generalni direktor Serte, i Marko Davidović, generalni direktor Aerodrom Keteringa, srpske kompanije specijalizovane u oblasti usluga snabdevanja aviona, prenela je emiraćanska novinska agencija WAM.
Al Šamari je, posle potpisivanja ugovora, rekao da ova akvizicija predstavlja važan korak za kompaniju Serta, koja teži da iskoristi investicione mogućnosti i da proširi i diversifikuje svoje aktivnosti koristeći atraktivan investicioni ambijent koji dominira na lokalnom tržištu.
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