LEADING BY EXAMPLE
RAK Ruler His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi’s efforts have enjoyed striking success, and the emirate’s economy has grown 200 percent over the past decade
THE AWARDS RECOGNISE AND HONOUR MEN AND WOMEN FROM ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST WHO HAVE HAD OUTSTANDING SUCCESSES IN THEIR FIELDS
THIS YEAR’S THEME WAS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, HEADLINED BY A TRUE VISIONARY LEADER
A welcome letter from our CEO It is my great pleasure to welcome you to our annual Arabian Business Achievement Awards. I must confess that when we set out to plan tonight’s event it was a daunting task. Last year we marked the 30th anniversary of ITP Media Group by honouring the greatest achievers of the past three decades. It was a wonderful and inspiring occasion that left us wondering: how do we scale those heights again? But when our team sat down to discuss potential winners this time around, we were reminded of a powerful truth about the country we are proud to call home: namely, that its success is built on the incredible work of so many people from all walks of life. These efforts are guided by this great nation’s leaders who have set the stage for everyone to play their role in this remarkable story. This evening we honour the individuals who have made an immense contribution to the growth of this region. You will see a wide array of accomplishments across many sectors. Once again these awards will reflect on the true meaning of success: working for the good of the community and helping others so that they can help themselves. I very much hope you will agree with our choices, and look forward to meeting with as many of you in person as I can.
Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi was honoured with the Visionary Leader award at the Arabian Business Achievement Awards Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi was welcomed by ITP Media Group chairman Andrew Neil and CEO Ali Akawi (left) (From left) Mustafa Kheriba, COO of ADFG, Fawad Tariq-Khan, director and CEO of SHUAA Capital and Fadi Ghandour, executive chairman of Wamda Group Dr Habib Al Mulla, partner at Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla law firm, listens to a speech