CEO MIDDLE EAST AWARDS 2018
CEO MIDDLE EAST HONOURS LEADERS OF THE REGIONAL ECONOMY IN 2018
AT A SPECIAL AWARDS GALA LAST MONTH, WE HONORED THE MOST RESILIENT LEADERS ACROSS THE REGIONAL ECONOMY
DESPITE GLOBAL AND REGIONAL UNCERTAINTY, THE GCC’S ECONOMIES remain fundamentally strong and stable. The fact wouldn’t be possible without the dynamism and dedication of the region’s top chief executives.
On the evening of 26 September, at an exclusive gala at Dubai’s Rixos Premium Jumeirah Beach, the Gulf’s business community gathered to recognise these paradigms of leadership at the 15th CEO Middle East Awards. Across 19 sectors, we highlighted the highest achievers in aviation, hospitality, technology, energy, real estate, entertainment and more.
To arrive at the list of winners, a panel, comprised of the CEO Middle East and Arabian Business teams, went through a longlist of over 400 of names. This was honed down to a shortlist of 50 names who were all worthy of accolade. We then went over this list again, scrutinising their achievements over the year, before deciding on a winner in each category.
It was often a close call, and wherever there was a tie in votes, we would vote again – sometimes after heated debate.
The final list comprises excutives who display exemplary leadership, dynamic management, and inspire with the ability to dream big.