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UAE-based JA Resorts & Hotels has appointed Emirati national, Ali Al Qassim, to the role of group director of security for the hospitality group.

Prior to joining JA Resorts & Hotels in 2005, Al Qassim worked in the military as an intelligence officer for 11 years, before leaving to start his own business.

He joined JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort as a management trainee in the resort’s security department.

JA Resorts & Hotels takes great pride in nurturing and growing its local talent through its strong Emiratisation program and has implemented a fast track recruitment process to source, select and recruit outstanding UAE National candidates.

“I am very lucky to have the opportunity to work within an organisation like JA Resorts & Hotels," said Al Qassim.

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“I have great appreciation for JA’s strong and substantive Emiratisation programme. I’d like to thank the entire management starting from David Thomson, and Ghanim Al Marri for embracing this programme and I look forward to working for the group until I retire," he added.

The hotel group features programmes such as the “UAE National Associates Six Monthly Engagement Focus Group” that measures UAE national associate engagement levels and identifies high growth potential amongst the team.

It also provides opportunities for its UAE national associates to join and participate in professional hospitality industry associations such as The Union Internationale des Concierges ďHôtels, Les Clefs d’ Or UAE, AICR Côte ďAzur UAE, abd The Emirates Culinary Guild.