Jockeying COVID-19 away

Head of HR for the MEA cluster, Fatima Mirza joins Dubai Police on a COVID-19 awareness ride

Evonik in Dubai is geared to encouraging the public to get vaccinated and abide by the COVID-19 safety rules. Taking it another step further, Fatima Mirza, Head of HR for the MEA cluster and HR Business Partner EMEA region, joined the Dubai Police in a voluntary awareness programme to patrol specific areas in Dubai on horses to ensure all residents were abiding by the COVID-19 safety measures.

Among the several registrations for this campaign, volunteers were carefully selected based on good conduct, knowledge of horse-riding, control and other factors. Fatima supported the captain patrolling through common public areas like Jumeirah Beach Residences for two hours.

“Firstly, it is a privilege and honour to be selected amongst many other individuals to ride with Dubai Police. At Evonik in Dubai, the team is encouraged to spread awareness whenever and wherever they can about the pandemic and safety measures. This opportunity was significant to me as I wanted to do my part – to protect myself and others.”, said Fatima Mirza.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Dubai Police and health officials have been working tirelessly on-ground to ensure that all residents and expats are adhering to the safety measures.

Company information

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €12.2 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €1.91 billion in 2020. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. About 33,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life today and tomorrow.


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