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Cultural Theme Karaoke Night and Felicitation Ceremony

On the sidelines of the Quarterly Board meeting held in Dubai on January 4-5 2015, Skipperites participated in a fun cultural theme karaoke night at the Grand Excelsior Hotel, Bur Dubai.

Skipperites from international subsidiaries wore traditional attire from their respective regions, played entertaining games and showed off their skills on the dance floor. A number of attendees unleashed their singing prowess and sang along to popular hits with the Karaoke DJ.

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Participants enjoy a team-game at the event

This was followed by a special dinner and felicitation ceremony to recognize the efforts of the lead performers of the Company for the financial year 2014-15 as per the interim evaluation during H1 KRA assessment.

Excellence Award for Outstanding Communication, Planning and SBU Management

  • Mr. P. Subramanian, GM – Plant, GTA Engineering (Nigeria) Ltd.

Award for Excellent Performance, Commitment to Service and Teamwork

  • Mr. Benjamin Oseghale Godday, Skipper Nigeria Ltd.
  • Mr. Jegede Richard Olu, Skipper Nigeria Ltd.
  • Mr. Syed Khurram Mansoor, Skipper Nigeria Ltd.
  • Mr. Ovesanwo Olusoga Taofik, GTA Engineering (Nigeria) Ltd.
  • Ms. Osuji Perpetua Ngozi, GTA Engineering (Nigeria) Ltd.
  • Mr. Nkanang Uwen Effiong, GTA Engineering (Nigeria) Ltd.
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One of the winners at the felicitation ceremony, seen here with Mr. B. Srinivas, COO-Skipper Nigeria and Mr. Pankaj Sachdeva, Joint Group President, Skipper t&d

The Group President along with Directors on Board & visiting guest Mr. Shola Akinniranye (Chairman – WAPP) concluded the ceremony by addressing the audience on the Skipper spirit and endorsing the superb performance of the subsidiaries over the last year.
We congratulate the awardees and wish them all the best for this year.

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Skipperites gather after a fun-filled night
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Skipperites challenge each other at the Skipper Golf Putting Event in Dubai

Skipperites from India, Africa and Middle East enjoyed an entertaining game of Golf Putting on 4th January 2015 at the Pearl Putting Course, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. The Group was divided into teams of 3, consisting of all ages and all levels of golf experience, and these teams competed for top honors in a 90 minute team putting championship at the scenic 18-hole putting course. Golf professionals from the Dubai Creek Academy introduced participants to the game and the use of equipment and guided them around the course during the challenge.

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A Skipperite tries her hand at the game

We congratulate the following winners of the golf putting event, who were awarded certificates of achievement and given exciting branded golf merchandise.

Skipper Golf Putting Event Winners
Skipper Golf Putting Event Winners

 

Winning team

  • Mr. Arun Khanna, Advisor & Consultant, F&A – Skipper Electricals (India) Ltd.
  • Mr. Bhogaraju Srinivas, COO – Skipper Nigeria Ltd.
  • Mr. Deepak Kashyap, COO – Skipper Electricals (India) Ltd.

Most promising players

  • Master Aryan
  • Miss Kritika

The ‘Hole in One’ winner

  • Ms. Judy Akinniranye

(Ms. Judy won this special award as her debut tee shot finished in the cup, giving her the highest score of one. This is a rare and impressive feat known as a ‘hole-in-one’ in golf)

After testing their golfing skills with the golf professionals, the group relaxed and enjoyed a delicious buffet at the Academy Terrace next to the putting course.

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Dining at the Academy Terrace

 

United we stand, Team Skipper
United we stand, Team Skipper

Skipper organizes Corporate Soft Skills Development Workshop

Skipper organized an interactive Professional Development Workshop on Corporate Soft Skills for its high-potential executives from all overseas Group Companies, on the 10th October, 2014 in its Dubai Office. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Drew Gordon from Eton Institute, Dubai.

The workshop covered topics such as Business Etiquette, Body Language, Group Dynamism and Interpersonal Relations. The trainer also conducted a self-analysis at the end of the workshop and gave individual advice on developing leadership and communication skills.

The workshop was well-received and got excellent feedback from all attendees, especially on the counts of relevance, practicality and daily application.

 

Skipper sponsors International Tour for Star Skipperite of the Year, Ms. Bharti Chandhok and Family

Continuing its initiative to reward the remarking performance of top employees, Skipper sponsored a trip to Dubai for Star Skipperite of the Year, Ms. Bharti Chandhok, Manager – SCM, and her Family.

Bharti Chandok, Star Skipperite of the Year 2014, celebrating her victory in Skipper's Dubai office
Bharti Chandok, Star Skipperite of the Year 2014, celebrating her victory in Skipper’s Dubai office

Ms. Chandhok and her family enjoyed the sights and sounds of Middle East’s most dynamic city, Dubai, over a period of six days. They visited famous landmarks such as Burj Khalifa, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dessert Safari, Sky Dubai, and Ibn Batuta Mall.

Bharti with her children enjoying at the Dubai Aquarium
Bharti with her children enjoying at the Dubai Aquarium

Ms. Chandhok and her family also attended a yacht party hosted by the Company at Marina, in the company of Skipper Middle East employees. She was also welcomed in Skipper’s Global Corporate Headquarters in Dubai and felicitated with a present to show Skipper’s highest commitments towards rewarding deserving employees. On the occasion, Ms. Chandok talked about her wonderful, long association with the Company and the Company’s excellent support towards its women employees. She was presented with a golden set of Bracelets as her parting gift on the occasion.

Bharti with her Family in Dubai
Bharti with her Family in Dubai

Skipper congratulates Ms Bharti Chandhok and her family for winning accolades and wish her success in his future endeavours. As the year rolls on, the other winners will also commence their international tours and we will be bringing you updates on their experiences.

 

Skipper organizes Drawing Competition on the occasion of 68th Independence Day of India

Skipperites from the Gurgaon office celebrated the 68th Independence Day of India by capturing their imagination on canvas. Skipper India organized a creative drawing competition on 14th August 2014, inviting Skipperites to represent what India’s Independence means to them. The event saw enthusiastic participation by employees across ages and departments.

The jury for the competition comprised of the following members from the senior management: Mr. Pankaj Sachdeva, Joint Group President, Skipper t&d, Mr. Deepak Kashyap, COO – Skipper Electricals (India) Ltd. and Mr. Praveen Gupta, Head – Corporate Finance Department.

Competition Jury giving Scores to the Entries
Competition Jury giving Scores to the Entries

Using water colours, crayons, pencils and sketch pens, Skipperites used their creativity to translate their ideas in different shapes and colours. Whether it was white doves signifying peace and brotherhood or historical monuments capturing the spirit of the capital city, New Delhi, Skipperites wowed the judges with the latent talent.

The winners of the event were as follows:

  1. Mr. Ashok Sikka               (SCM)                 Score – 71 (out of 90)
  2. Mr. Satyawan                    (Marcomm)       Score – 71 (out of 90)
  3. Mr. Saurabh Ghosh        (Design)             Score – 70.5 (out of 90)

The winners were felicitated in an awards function in the office and given exciting prizes.

Winners of the Competition with their Teammates from Skipper India
Winners of the Competition with their Teammates from Skipper India

Congratulations to all winners and their teams.

Skipper sponsors International Tour for Star Skipperites of the Year, Mr. Rakesh Bharti, and Family

Skipper deeply values its human capital and rewarding the best talent has always been a focus of the rapidly growing company. This year as an initiative to reward the remarkable performance of top employees, Skipper is sponsoring all-expenses paid trips for all winners of the ‘Star Skipperites of the Year’ for the year 2013-14, and their families.

Mr. Rakesh Bharti, Senior Manager – SCM, GTA Engineering Ltd., Nigeria is one of the four Star performers of the year. Mr. Bharti was accompanied by his wife and children in his international trip covering three destinations – Switzerland, Paris and Dubai over a period of ten days.

Skipperite of The year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family visit Jungfroujoch, Switzerland
Skipperite of The Year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family visit Jungfroujoch, Switzerland
The trip commenced in Switzerland on the 22nd July, 2014, where the family enjoyed the scenic sights of the Swiss Alps at Jungfroujoch – Top of Europe.  Another major highlight of the trip included a visit of Mount Titlis, as the family enjoyed cable car rides and the views from the Cliff Walk.
Skipperite of The year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family visit Interlaken, Switzerland
Skipperite of The Year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family visit Interlaken, Switzerland
After enjoying a brief Swiss holiday, the family flew to ‘The City of Light’, Paris on 26th July. While Mr. Bharti and his wife were taken in by the grandeur of the Eiffel Tower and the architecture of the buildings, the younger folks marked their fun-filled trip to Disneyland Paris as the trip highlight.
Skipperite of The year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family at EIffel Tower, Paris
Skipperite of The Year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family at EIffel Tower, Paris
Skipperite of The year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family at Disneyland Paris
Skipperite of The Year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family at Disneyland Paris

The trip culminated with a visit to Dubai, ‘The Heart of Arabia’ on July 29th. The group visited the famous landmarks of Dubai such as Palm Atlantis and Burj Khalifa, malls such as Dubai mall and Mall of the Emirates as well as thrilling Desert Safari. Mr. Bharti and his family were invited by the Group President for a dinner in Mr. Bharti’s honour with Dubai staff members.

Skipperite of The year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family in front of the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai
Skipperite of The Year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and Family in front of the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai

The next day, Dubai office staff welcomed Mr. Bharti and his family in its office and the team celebrated Mr. Bharti’s achievements and success by a cake-cutting ceremony and words of appreciation by Group President, Mr. Jitender Sachdeva, in front of a video conference attended by members of five subsidiaries across the globe. The GP also gifted Mr. Bharti a beautiful Baume et Mercier watch to show Skipper’s highest commitments towards rewarding deserving employees.

Skipperite of The year Mr. Rakesh Bharti is gifted a Baume et Mercier watch by Group President. Mr. Jitender Sachdeva
Skipperite of The Year Mr. Rakesh Bharti is gifted a Baume et Mercier watch by Group President. Mr. Jitender Sachdeva
Skipperite of The year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and his Family with Group President  at Skipper's Global headquarters in Dubai
Skipperite of The Year Mr. Rakesh Bharti and his Family with Group President at Skipper’s Global headquarters in Dubai

Skipper congratulates Mr. Rakesh Bharti and his family for winning accolades and wish him success in his future endeavours. As the year rolls on, the other winners will also commence their international tours and we will be bringing you updates on their experiences.

Skipper Nigeria’s CSR day out at Victorine Home for Children Abuja

Skipper Nigeria Limited’s first CSR activity of the year involved Skipperites visiting Victorine Home for Children, an orphanage in Guarimpa, Abuja, Nigeria and spending a fun-day with orphans at the facility. This activity took on Saturday, 14th June 2014 and witnessed heavy participation from local Skipperites as well as Skipperites visiting from U.A.E.

Victorine Home for Children, an NGO based in Guarimpa, Abuja, is an initiative of the Sisters of Jesus the Redeemer. The home, The home provides shelter for children in difficulty, the marginalised and children of inmates who were delivered of their mothers in prisons. The aim of the home is to cater for the children till they are re-united with their families and take care of those children who cannot be re-united. The belief is that these children deserve the best and circumstances of their parenthood should not stop them from having the best in life. The Home also takes care of the children of the mentally challenged who don’t have the capacity of taking care of them.

Skipperites playing with children at the orphanage
Skipperites playing with children at the orphanage

Among many other activities, Skipperites sang and danced with the children, played games with them and donated books, toys and educational aids to the Home’s Learning Center. Food and beverages were also enjoyed by participants and extra supplies were contributed to the Home. As a special token of the event, Skipperites along with the children painted a blank canvas with their ideas and hand prints in many colours, giving all participants a unique sense of accomplishment and pride. The memory of this activity will be preserved by framing the resultant artwork which is proposed to be displayed at one of Skipper’s global offices. A plan has been prepared and sent to Corporate Headquarters for approval for adopting this orphanage on long term basis.

Skipperites paint the canvas with orphans
Skipperites paint the canvas with orphans

Corporate Responsibility is in our brand DNA. At Skipper, we believe that serving the communities in the countries that we work in is not only integral to running our business successfully, but also it is part of our individual responsibilities as citizens of the world. All the CSR activities of SkipperSeil Group are managed and streamlined under Skipper Foundation, constituted primarily to carry out developmental activities in the field of education, health and environment. CSR projects are adopted and incorporated into our annual business plan and hence budget provisions are made accordingly. Our corporate responsibility initiatives center on healthcare, education, skill development, environment and community service, helping to shape policies and practices around our core operations and our community commitment.

Skipper Celebrates 28th Annual Day Worldwide

Skipper celebrated its 28th year of success with Skipperites all over the world. The Annual Day was celebrated in all of Skipper’s regional headquarters, branch offices and project offices.

Skipper India celebrated its 28th Annual Day on the 24th of May, 2014. The 4-hour show was marked by performances by professional music bands as well as Skipper’s in-house talent. Dance performances by kids of Skipper employees left everyone enchanted and asking for more. A sumptuous dinner was followed by a dance party.

Skipper India Annual Day
Skipper India Annual Day

Skipper JLT Dubai and Skipper Middle East Sharjah employees enjoyed a beautiful soirée on a Dhow Cruise. Skipperites with their families witnessed a Tanoura Dance and a fun magic show while enjoying food and beverages as the boat sailed on the Dubai Creek.

Skipper UAE celebrates on a dhow cruise
Skipper Middle East celebrates on a dhow cruise

Nigeria and Ghana-based Skipperites marked this special day with colour & style as families joined together for the cake cutting ceremony. Games, sharing of gifts, and a sumptuous dinner marked the night in the spirit of oneness.

Skipper Ghana Annual Day

We wish Skipperites and their families all the best for the coming years and look forward to grander celebrations next year.

Skipperite of the Year Awards 2014

The “Skipperite of the Year” Awards Function is an initiative to felicitate outstanding performers across Skipper’s global subsidiaries who have made an exemplary contribution to Skipper and have demonstrated exceptional reliability, quality of work, initiative, and professionalism. Each winner was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by Mr. Rakesh Sardana, Acting Country Head, Skipper Nigeria Ltd. and GTA Engineering Ltd. And Ms. Poonam Sachdeva, Group Director Corporate, in two separate formal ceremonies at Skipper’s Regional Headquarters in Gurgaon, India on 7th May, 2014 and in Lagos, Nigeria on 10th May, 2014. We congratulate the following awardees and wish them continued success in their year ahead in Skipper.
1. Mr. Rakesh Bharti, (Senior Manager – SCM), GTA Engineering Ltd.
2. Mr Siva Ramakrishna, (Senior Manager – Projects), GTA Engineering Ltd.
3. Ms. Bharti Chandhok, (Dy. Manager- SCM), Skipper Electricals (India) Ltd.
4. Mr. Parul Narang (Dy. Manger- Quality), Skipper Electricals (India) Ltd.
5. Ms. Perpetual Ngozi Osuji, (Sales Executive), Skipper Nigeria Ltd.
6. Mr. Anietie Udoh, (Executive – Tendering and Project Coordinaton ), Skipper Nigeria Ltd.