Revealed: Winners At The Gulf Business Industry Awards 2015

A total of 26 awards – judged by an independent panel and public voting – were handed to the winners



The fourth edition of the Gulf Business Industry Awards took place in a glittering ceremony at The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina on Tuesday, with some of the biggest business leaders from the United Arab Emirates in attendance to applaud excellence in the corporate world.

A total of 26 awards – judged by an independent panel and public voting – were given away during the evening.

The awards commemorated companies and business leaders across nine industries including aviation and transport, banking, healthcare, energy, technology, real estate, retail, media and marketing, and tourism and hospitality.

For his outstanding achievements and contributions, the founder and chairman of the UAE-based conglomerate Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, H.E. Easa Saleh Al Gurg was bestowed with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015 (pictured above).

The coveted UAE Company of the Year award was bagged by developer Emaar, while Emirates Airline president Sir Tim Clark was handed in person the 2015 Business Leader of the Year award. The publicly voted Entrepreneur of the Year award went to co-founder and CEO of Souq.com Ronaldo Mouchawar.

(Scroll down to see the full list of winners)

The GBIA independent judging panel included: Huda Al Lawati, Abraaj Group MENA partner and chief investment officer; Husam Hourani, Al Tamimi & Co managing partner; Y.S. Shashidhar, Frost & Sullivan MENA managing director; Ian Fairservice, Motivate managing partner and group editor-in-chief and Dean Carroll, Motivate group editor (business division of titles).

The evening was hosted by Motivate Publishing along with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, in association with Audi, our official car partner and category sponsors: Moorfields Eye Hospital, RAK Free Trade Zone, Aafaq, Jacobsons Direct Marketing Services, Rashid Printers, Bliss Flowers, Yalla Seyarah and The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina.

LIST OF WINNERS

Lifetime Achievement Award
H.E. Easa Saleh Al Gurg, chairman of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group

COMPANIES OF THE YEAR

Aviation and transport
Emirates

Banking
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Healthcare
Saudi German Hospital

Energy
Dubai Water and Electricity Authority

IT and technology
Huawei

Real estate
Emaar

Retail
Majid Al Futtaim

Media and marketing
OSN

Tourism and hospitality
Hyatt

BUSINESS LEADERS OF THE Year

Aviation and transport
Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates

Banking
Ala’a Mohamed Eraiqat, Executive Director and CEO, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Healthcare
Dr. B.R. Shetty, Founder CEO and Executive Vice Chairman, NMC Healthcare

Energy
Dr. Ahmad Belhoul, CEO, Masdar

IT and technology
H.E. Ahmad Bin Humaidan, Director General, Dubai Smart Government

Real estate
Abdulla Al Habbai, Group Chairman, Meraas Holding

Retail
Ronaldo Mouchawar, Co-founder and CEO, Souq.com

Media and marketing
David Butorac, CEO, OSN

Tourism and hospitality
Gerald Lawless, President and Group CEO, Jumeirah

SPECIAL CATEGORIES

CSR Initiative of the Year
Abdullah Al Ghurair Education Foundation

SME of the Year
Kcal

Innovator of the Year
UAE Space Agency

Businesswoman of the Year
Dr Amina Al Rustamani, Group CEO, Tecom Investments

Entrepreneur of the Year (public vote)
Ronaldo Mouchawar, Co-founder and CEO, Souq.com

UAE Company of the Year 2015
Emaar

Business Leader of the Year 2015
Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates

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