REVEALED: The Gulf Business Industry Awards Winners 2012

The winners from the Gulf Business Industry Awards 2012, a glittering showcase of the UAE’s finest business leaders, as voted by independent judges.



Gulf Business held its inaugural awards ceremony on Monday, September 24, with the most prestigious names and leading minds from the UAE in attendance.

The Gulf Business Industry Awards 2012 was staged at Dubai’s Emirates Towers and recognised the most successful businesses and leaders from sectors including: banking, real estate, aviation, retail, media, energy, tourism, education and technology.

There were also awards for innovators, entrepreneurs and women in business as well as a special CSR award and the highlight, Lifetime Achievement Award.

The sponsors for the Gulf Business Industry Awards were Marina Home Interiors, Alpari, Drake and Skull and Nikon. Jumeirah Emirates Towers and African and Eastern were the food and beverage sponsors.

Click to view slideshow of the Companies of the Year.
Click to view slideshow of the Special Individual Winners


The night’s winners:

Lifetime Achievement Award
His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Media & Marketing Company of the Year
OSN

Education Company of the Year
GEMS Education

Retail Company of the Year
Majid Al Futtaim Properties

IT/Technology Company of the Year
Dubizzle

Energy Company of the Year
Masdar

Banking Company of the Year
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Real Estate Company of the Year
Emaar

Aviation Company of the Year
Dubai Airports

Tourism Company of the Year
Jumeirah Group

Special CSR Award
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Media & Marketing Business Leader of the Year
David Butorac, CEO, OSN

Education Business Leader of the Year
Sunny Varkey, Founder and Chairman, GEMS Education

Retail Business Leader of the Year
Vipen Sethi, CEO, Landmark Group

IT/Technology Business Leader of the Year
Saif Abdul Rahim Al Zarouni, CEO, Yadig

Energy Business Leader of the Year
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO, Masdar

Banking Business Leader of the Year
Ala’a Eraiqat, CEO, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Real Estate Business Leader of the Year
Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar

Aviation Business Leader of the Year
Tim Clark, President, Emirates

Tourism Business Leader of the Year
Gerald Lawless, President and Group CEO, Jumeirah Group

Innovator of the Year
Osman Sultan, CEO, du

Entrepreneur of the Year
Paul Kenny, CEO, Cobone

Businesswoman of the Year
Renuka Jagtiani, Vice Chairperson, Landmark Group

Gulf Business, Business Leader of the Year
Gerald Lawless, President and Group CEO, Jumeirah Group

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