Synechron UAE Recognized with a Prestigious Great Place To Work® 2022 Certification


Synechron, Inc., a leading digital transformation consulting firm, has been recognized as one of the best places to work in the UAE. Synechron has achieved the prestigious Great Place To Work® 2022 certification based on direct feedback from its UAE-based team. Overall, 81% of employees regarded the company as a great place to work, compared to 53% of employees at a typical global company.

Great Place to Work® is a consulting institute, which conducts employee surveys to support companies in their development to become an excellent employer. Its Great Place to Work® certification is one of the world’s most respected marks of workplace excellence. Overall, 89% of Synechron’s team in the UAE said they are treated fairly regardless of their gender and roles. Further, 97% of Synechron’s UAE employees said that they feel welcome and physically safe at work, while 88% of employees felt that they received both the resources and equipment they require to do their jobs.

This latest Great Place To Work® certification follows several other awards Synechron has received, demonstrating the company’s commitment to being a fantastic place to work for all of its 13,000+ team members across the globe. In 2022, Synechron was awarded Great Place To Work® certifications in The NetherlandsSingaporeFranceLuxembourg, and Switzerland.

Suhail Basit, Head of Synechron UAE, commented, “We are incredibly proud of our company’s culture, which embraces collaboration and strives to ensure a truly supportive and inclusive environment, where all our people are respected and their talent is nurtured. We are extremely proud to be recognized in the UAE by this respected certification, particularly as it is based on our employees’ experiences.” He added, “I would like to thank our dedicated and talented people who work tirelessly every day to successfully implement industry-leading digital and technology solutions for the benefit of our clients. This team has contributed greatly to the exponential growth that Synechron has been experiencing across the EMEA region, and globally. Our passion and drive fuel our UAE team to continue accelerating future-forward digital innovation and prove that working together we can accomplish amazing things.”

Mihir Shah, Managing Director, Head of EuropeMiddle East and APAC at Synechron, commented, “We are incredibly proud of our people, our culture, and our work ethic, all of which have been duly recognized with the Great Place To Work® in the UAE certification. This, together with our previous employer recognition awards, are a testament to our truly wonderful teams, their tenacity, and the passion they bring to work every single day.”

Synechron has always sought ways to recognize, support, and provide its 13,000+ team members with the tools to excel and build their careers. Of particular note, Synechron has provided no-cost access to the Udemy 24/7 online learning and development platform as well as on-site and virtual trainings that provide opportunities to reskill and upskill. Its multiple and widely recognized COVID support programs have helped employees to maintain their physical and mental well-being and navigate the pandemic. Synechron recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of its “Same Difference” Diversity, Equity & Inclusion program, which includes a variety of collaborative, team building, and team supporting projects, events, and initiatives that are focused on enhancing DEI across the company. Synechron also supports an array of Corporate Social Responsibility programs contributing to the good charitable work being done by local/regional organizations.


Trade Estonia broadens horizons of AI and machine learning in UAE during networking event


Trade Estonia recently highlighted and showcased the latest future-oriented solutions from 12 Estonian companies during a networking event that took place on 13 October,  where Trade Estonia representatives from 12 companies expanded their networks and formed collaborations with a number of stakeholders to further empower the UAE and the businesses operating within it.

Attending the event were Jaan Reinhold, Ambassador of Estonia to the UAE; Salem AlShamsi, co-chairman of UAE-Estonia Business Council; HE Michael Waechter, International Trade Council Chairperson for UAE; and Anett Numa, cybersecurity advisor – Estonian Ministry of Defence.

The companies opened doors of collaboration across multiple sectors, emphasising Internet of Things innovations, digital and security solutions, and explorations in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Many of those companies already have a presence or are operating in the UAE, empowering their regional presence, including:

  • 1oT: the only telecom-independent global connectivity provider for IoT with its eSIM infrastructure, which highlighted to visitors and investors its comprehensive know-how on IoT connectivity.
  • CompuCash: boasts 30 years’ experience in point-of-sale systems and showcased its intuitive and highly functional retail POS & ERP solutions that simplify customers’ workflows and increase business revenue.
  • Rethink: Helps organisations achieve sustainable business growth and showcased its expertise in strategic design, change management, user-driven innovation, and digitalisation.
  • Nortal: has an office in Dubai and is a trusted strategic partner for healthcare institutions, governments, leading businesses, and Fortune 500 companies that helps shape a better future through digital transformation.
  • MindTitan: providing turnkey AI solutions to fully develop an ML project without the need to hire an in-house team.

A number of the 12 companies are also nominated for awards at the Go Global Awards, an International Trade Council event that celebrates the companies that are driving the economy forward through their innovations, technologies and strategies. The International Trade Council is an internationally-renowned, non-profit organisation that provides support for organisations across a range of sectors and sizes through market research, mediation, new market opening services, peer-to-peer mentoring programs, ongoing education programs, trade missions and the Council’s trade and innovation forums.

Trade Estonia is a source of smart products and services that sets out to connect the world with leading Estonian companies. Estonia offers highly skilled professionals providing flexible and fast solutions at reasonable prices, employing innovative technologies and clean raw materials and investing in sustainability.

Estonia is hailed as the world’s most advanced digital society, and the innovative mindset is also evident in the services and solutions that were presented at GITEX. It is the first country to offer e-Residency, a government-issued digital identity and status that provides access to Estonia’s transparent business environment: a new digital nation for the world. E-resident entrepreneurs from all over the world can start an EU-based company and manage their businesses from anywhere, entirely online. In 2022, an Estonian e-resident broke the world record for the fastest company incorporation ever in a time of 15 minutes and 33 seconds.

Estonia is the world’s first country to function as a digital service, outperforming all other countries and scoring highly on cloud usage, remote working, employment of ICT specialists, and more.