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Winners of the 18th Middle East eGov and eServices Awards felicitated at Ritz-Carlton on 22nd May

Marking yet another successful and glorious ceremony in the history of the eGovernment and eServices Excellence Awards, the 18th Middle East eGovernment and eServices Excellence Awards felicitated its winners on the 22nd of May 2013 in a grand ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Dubai, UAE. The awards ceremony attended by VIPs, Global delegates, and Senior leaderships in the region, in its 18th consecutive successful year honored some of the most outstanding achievements of innovators, developers and experts who are revolutionizing the eGovernment systems in the region.

The ceremony began with a welcome speech by Mr. Ali Al Kamali, Managing Director of Middle East Excellence Awards Institute. He said, “The Middle East Excellence Awards Institute, since the past 18 years, has recognized the path-breakers and pioneers in the GCC who have gone the extra mile in injecting excellence and innovation in their organization’s working patterns and have worked tirelessly towards the promotion and development of eGovernment and eServices in the GCC. Once again, today, as we celebrate one more successful year in the history of eGov and eServices awards, it gives me great pleasure and honor to welcome and thank all the dignitaries and organizations who have supported us throughout these years.”

The chief guests for the event, H.E Ahmed Bin Hazim and H.E. Dr. Essa bin Mohammad Rawas, presented the awards to the winners.

The winners of the 18th Middle East eGovernement and eServices Excellence Awards are:

Mobile Applications 2013 Excellence Award-- General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments. Award received by Received by Dr Mohammed Matar Salem bin Abid Al Kaabi, Director General General Authority of Islamic Affairs

eMunicipality 2013 Excellence Award-- Dubai Municipality. Award received by Mr. Khalid bin Zayed, Deputy Manager, Dubai Municipality.
eMunicipality 2013 Excellence Award -- Municipality of Taif City. Award received by Eng. H.E. Mohamad Al-Mokareg, Taif Municipality Mayor

ICT Enabled Transportation 2013 Excellence Award-- Emirates Transport.  Award received by Ms. Hanan Mohammad Saqr, Executive Director, Support Service Department, Emirates Transport
eTourism Service 2013 Excellence Award-- General Authority of  Tourism and Antiquities, Saudi Arabia. Award received by Dr. Abdul Aziz Mohammed Al-Sheikh, Vice President of Support, General Authority of  Tourism and Antiquities, Saudi Arabia
Government Social Media Excellence Award-- Dubai police. Award received by Brigadier Mohammed Saeed Bakhit, Director of General Department of eService, Dubai Police. 
e-Initiative 2013 Excellence Award-- Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Award received by ICT Manager, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
eArchiving and eDocument Management Excellence Award-- Public Pension Agency  –Saudi Arabia. Award received by Sami Abdullah Jammaz, Director of the General Department of Information Technology, Public Pension Agency, Saudi Arabia
eBanking 2013 Excellence Award—Doha Bank.  Award received by ICT Manager, Doha Bank.
eBanking 2013 Excellence Award-- Emirates NBD Award received by Ahmed Al Marzouqi, General Manager Retail Banking

eGovernment Applications Development 2013 Excellence Award-- Medina Development Authority..

e-Initiative 2013 Excellence Award-- Dubai Customs. Award received by Mr. Younis Othman, CIO, Dubai Customs.
e-Initiative 2013 Excellence Award-- National Water Company. Award received by Mr. Fahad Sulaiman AlJurish, Corporate IT Executive Director, National Water Company – Saudi Arabia

e-Initiative 2013 Excellence Award-- King Saud University, Award received by Dr. Esam Alwagait, Dean, Deanship of eTransactions and Communications, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Mobile Applications 2013 Excellence Award-- Capital Market Authority – Saudi Arabia. Award received by Helal Radi  AL Helal,Head of Investor Awareness & Marketing Unit,Media & Investor Awareness  Department,Capital Market Authority – Saudi Arabia

e-Initiative 2013 Excellence Award-- University of Ha'il, Saudi Arabia. Award received by Dr. Majed Alhaisoni, Dean, IT and eLearning, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia

The Middle East Excellence Awards Institute, for the past several years, has persevered to recognize, honor and promote the achievements of the region's leaders and organizations and to commend their outstanding performance and commitment to excellence.

For further information on the awards ceremony, please contact:


Middle East Excellence Awards Institute

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