Winners of the 20th Middle East sGov and sServices Awards Honoured in a Grand Ceremony

The Middle East Excellence Awards Institute, today, felicitated the proud winners of the 20th Middle East sGov and sServices Excellence Award. The award ceremony held in conjunction with the 21st GCC sGovernment and sServices Conference witnessed the presence of renowned national and business leaders. The award ceremony, this year, was of special significance and was graced by some of the most imminent personalities in the region and across the world.

Held at the Ritz Carlton, DIFC in Dubai, the award ceremony in its 21st year, touched yet another benchmark in rewarding and recognizing outstanding contributions and achievements of the Middle East government and business organizations in transforming to smartGovernment and introducing advanced applications and services that marks the name of the region on the map of global technical competitiveness.

Mr. Ali Al Kamali, Managing Director of the Middle East Excellence Awards Institute extended a warm welcome to all the VIPs, dignitaries and participants gathered from across the world to the awards noon and expressed his overwhelming happiness and pride over the hard work and commitment shown by the organizations for the development of the Gulf region.

He elaborated on the theme of the 20th Middle East sGovernment and sServices Excellence Award and professed his views on the categories that were being considered for the awards. He briefed the audience on the vision of the smartGovernment and emphasized on the efforts of the Middle East Excellence Awards Institute in catering to the needs of the region by recognizing the outstanding contributions and contributors.

He said further that the Middle East Excellence Awards Institute, since the past 21 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 sGovernment and sServices in the GCC. Once again, today, as we celebrate one more successful year in the history of sGov and sServices awards, it gives me great pleasure and honor to welcome and thank all the dignitaries and organizations who have supported us throughout these years.

HE Dr. Yahya bin Abdullah Asamaan, Assistant Saudi Shura Council Speaker, graced the occasion as the chief guest of the ceremony and presented the award ceremony keynote.

The winners of the 20th Middle East sGovernement and sServices Excellence Awards are:

1.    Total e-People Involvement Excellence Award-Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Received by Moza Al Akraf, Acting CIO of Information Technology at DEWA

2.    Smart ICT Governance Excellence Award-The Information Technology Authority (ITA),Received by Dr. Salim Sultan Al Ruzaiqi Chief Executive Officer for ITA

3.    GCC Government Integrated eServices Excellence Award-Royal Oman Police Sultanate of Oman, Received by Mr. Ahmed Abdullah Al Hadhrami Director of Admin and Finance Affairs

4.    Smart Portal and Arabic Contents Excellence Award-Albayan Newspaper United Arab Emirates Received by Mr. Dhaen Shaheen Director-General for Publishing Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI)

5.    Smart Education Systems Cloud Initiative Excellence Award-University of Ha'il,Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Received by Dr. Majed Alhaisoni Dean of IT and e-Learning University of Ha'il

6.    Smart Ministry eServices Excellence Award-Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

7.    Smart Municipality eServices Excellence Award-Jeddah Muncipality,Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Received by Engineer Yasser Al-Sharief, Director of Applications and Electronic Services

8.    Smart Municipality eServices Excellence Award-Al Ain City Municipality, United Arab Emirates, Received by Mr. Mohammed Hareb Bin Hatha Al Kutbi, Customer Services - Indirect Channel Director - Municipal Services Sector

9.    Telecommunications Smart Services Excellence Award-Du Received by Mr.Marwan Bindalmook, Senior Vice President - Managed Services & Smart City/Smart Gov Initiative Lead

10.    Smart ePayment Gateway Excellence Award-MasterCard, Middle East and North Africa Received by Mr.Mohammed Qadadeh,Vice President, Government Services & Solutions, Middle East / North Africa

11.    Smart Social Media Excellence Award-Etisalat, Received by Mr. Abdulla Al Ahmed, SVP/ Government Sales

12.    Smart Tourism eServices Excellence Award-Qatar Airways, Received by Mr. Rohan Seneviratne, Country Manager – UAE

13.    Smart Solution Services Providers Excellence Award-Huawei Received by Mr.  Safder Nazir, Regional Vice President, Smart Cities & Internet of Things (IoT)

14.    Smart Education Systems Initiative Excellence Award-UAE Advance Network for Research and Education,(Ankabut ),Received by Mr. Fahem Al Nuaimi Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ANKABUT

15.    Corporate Knowledge Management Initiatives Excellence Award-Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), Received by Mr. Mohamed Sultan AL Zaabi Deputy Direct General Administration

16.    Smart Portal and English Contents Excellence Award-Gulf News, United Arab Emirates, Received by Mr. Fermel Fuentes

17.    Smart eBanking Services Excellence Award-Samba

18.     Smart Services in Employer Branding and Recruiting Excellence Award –Emirates, Received by Mr Yousuf Mohammed Ali, Senior Vice President, Procurement and Logistics

19.    Smart Mobile Apps Excellence Award-Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Received by H.E. Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer Managing Director & CEO – DEWA

The Middle East Excellence Awards Institute, for the past 21 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
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