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Winners of the 11th Leading CEO Awards felicitated at the Burj Al Arab Hotel

The 11th Leading CEO Awards felicitated its proud winners in a high-profile ceremony on April 17, 2014 at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, UAE. Organized by the Middle East Excellence Awards Institute, these awards recognized some of the region’s most outstanding leaders of government and business organizations.

The awards ceremony and luncheon in honor of outstanding leaders from government and business organizations was graced by the presence of H.E. Dr. Eng . Ali Mohammad Al-Khouri, Director General of Emirates Identity Authority and Mr. Sayed Aqa, UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative to the UAE and also other prominent figures from regional business and government organizations, the armed forces, as well as by several VIPs.

The ceremony began with the welcome message by Mr. Ali Al Kamali, Managing Director, Middle East Excellence Awards Institute. He said, “The Leading CEO Awards had been and will recognize and honor supreme leaderships and their unwavering dedication to achieve impressive growth and profit through innovative ways. The awards embark the importance of CEO’s in the present day scenario and lead individuals and organizations to make significant contributions as they continue to evolve.”

He also presented a list of the highest paid CEOs in the modern economy and shared his viewpoints and take on the same.

H.E. Dr. Eng . Ali Mohammad Al-Khouri, Director General of Emirates Identity Authority. He enlightened the audience on the GCC 2020 Government and Business CEO Criteria. He elaborated the upcoming challenges and responsibilities of a CEO for the next coming years and the challenges that the region will be facing in wake of the 2020 programs and future.

He said that the building of a smart and competitive government is a mandate in this moment of time and not a subject matter to be postponed, as all the regions should prepare themselves to maintain their competitive edge globally.

His Excellency urged the organizational leaders to invest their difficulties and challenges that they may face in the implementation of the project and turn it into opportunities for constructive improvement and exercise their power and responsibilities as a leader towards achieving the UAE Vision 2021 that aims to make UAE the No.1 country on the map of global development by its golden jubilee.

The award ceremony keynote was presented by Mr. Sayed Aqa, UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative to the UAE.

The winners of the 2014 11th Leading CEO Awards are:

ICT and Knowledge Development CEO Excellence Award

Dr. Eesa Bastaki
The University of Dubai

Government CEO Excellence Award 
H.E. Mohammed Bin Hamad Bubashait
General Director, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)
Kingdom of Bahrain

Government CEO Excellence Award 

Mr. Rashed Al Baloushi,
Chief Executive Officer
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)

Service Industry CEO Excellence Award

Dr. Habib Al Mulla
Founder & CEO
Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

Real Estate and Development Industry CEO Excellence Award 

Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Qatami

Retail Industry CEO Excellence Award

Mr. Younis Al Mulla
Senior Vice President of Retail Development
Majid Al Futtaim

Food Industry CEO Excellence Award

Mr. Abdulrahman Al Fadley

Received by
Abdullah Abdulkarim
Assistant to CEO

Healthcare Industry CEO Excellence Award

Mr. Nasser Alhuqbani,
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group

Middle East Electronic Media Excellence Award
Al Riyadh Newspaper 

Received by :
Mr. Ahmed Muhammad Bin Swillam
Deputy Director - Electronic Media
Al-Riyadh   - Saudi Arabia

The Middle East Excellence Awards Institute, for the past 20 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

Tel: +971 4 332 6688
Fax: +971 4 332 8223

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