Industry accolade recognizes social and philanthropic work
Release date, Dubai, UAE: Dr. Rommel Sergio, Professor of Management at Canadian University Dubai, has been recognized for his outstanding contribution to social causes with the Global Excellence in Community Impact Award conferred by HR Success Talk.
A distinguished academic, accomplished HR professional, and author of a best-selling book, Dr. Sergio is also renowned in the region and internationally for his dedication to community leadership.
As a mental health advocate, Dr. Sergio has delivered pro-bono counseling through a psychosocial program to support the local community in Dubai. He has also participated in a wide range of free online counseling sessions for overseas workers in the Middle East and runs a scholarship program in the Philippines for underprivileged college students.
The Global Excellence in Community Impact Award was announced during a ceremony staged at the Pakistan Association Building, Oud Metha, Dubai. The accolade is conferred annually to an individual or organization that has developed meaningful projects for the benefit of the community.
HR Success Talks is a 10-year-old community of 150,000 HR professionals and business leaders. This year’s Awards saw entries from seven countries, including Canada, India, Ghana, Egypt, United States of America, United Kingdom, as well as the UAE. A total of 135 candidates were nominated for awards across the 10 categories of excellence, which included business, education, and various aspects of HR practice.
Dr. Sergio adds this latest award to a series of accolades recognizing his outstanding contributions to education, research, and community service. He has previously been named among the top 50 global educators and is the recipient of the Presidential Award for Outstanding Overseas Filipino Worker in the individual category.
Speaking about his most recent honour, Dr. Sergio said, “The awards are just affirmation of the selfless work that we do for the community. The most important part is that we reach out to people in need, which creates a ripple effect for those who benefit to pay it forward. Hence, each act of kindness multiplies.”