Ethiopian marked Employees’ Annual Service Anniversary and Retirees Day at an event held on February 13, 2016 at the newly built Aviation Academy Cafeteria. The event was graced by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, H.E. Ato Abadula Gemeda and other board members, the Executive Management team, Chairman of the Ethiopian Retirees Association, The President of the Ethiopian Airlines Employees Labour Union and other invited guests.
Every year, Ethiopian celebrates a colorful day to recognize and appreciate employees with long and dedicated service. Such employee commitment is the major reason for the remarkable success of Ethiopian.
Retirees Day is colorfully celebrated every year at Ethiopian. This time, employees who retired during the just ended Calendar year after serving the airline for 40, 35, 30 and 25 years have been awarded money gift, certificates and awards of personalized plaques.
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, has been recognized for his thirty years of service and notable achievements registered at Ethiopian under his stewardship.
Ethiopian Group CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam remarked “Ethiopian employees are the bedrocks of the success of our national flag carrier. I strongly believe that we employees are the competitive advantages that made Ethiopian a standout amongst the stiff global competition and ensured continued profitability. That’s why we give recognitions every year and show our respect and gratefulness for employees who are departing with a lasting footprint, having served the airline relentlessly to transform Ethiopian into a Leading Aviation Group in Africa.“
“I am sincerely honored to serve Ethiopian for 30 years and be part of a commendable 70 years of history. I would like to thank and congratulate our colleagues who are leaving behind the foundation for us, to which they have contributed the best years of their life. We are proud of their accomplishments so far, and we pledge to keep the momentum with a greater magnitude.”
Ethiopian airlines currently has more than 12,000 permanent, contracts and outsourced employees including expats. Ethiopian has been awarded Africa Best Employer Brand Awards and Employer of Choice 2015 award for its consistent improvement in HR Policy, for being a social and equal opportunity employer and for developing and nurturing future leaders.