Home Awards Gulf Business Awards: A roundup of the previous Lifetime Achievement Award winners As we get closer to the 2020 edition of the esteemed Gulf Business Awards, we look back at the previous winners of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award by Gulf Business September 8, 2020 The 2020 edition of the prestigious Gulf Business Awards will take place on November 25 in the UAE to recognise and appreciate companies and business leaders in the Gulf who have truly stood out in this very tough year. While the Covid-19 crisis has disrupted the regional economy across all sectors, innovative leaders and resilient organisations have managed to adapt to the ‘new normal’ and have emerged as beacons of hope. These are the champions we wish to acknowledge and celebrate. Along with awards for companies and business leaders across the banking, energy, healthcare, real estate, transport and logistics, retail, tourism and hospitality sectors, we have also introduced three special categories this year, including Covid-19 Heroes, Disruptor of the Year and Sustainability Company of the Year. One business leader and company will be selected for the accolade of overall ‘Business Leader of the Year’ and ‘Company of the Year’. Gulf Business will also present the coveted Lifetime Achievement award to one special individual for their outstanding contribution to the region. As we head closer to the event, we recap all the previous winners of this prestigious accolade. 2018 HE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi The UAE’s first female cabinet minister and former president of Zayed University Speaking to Gulf Business in an exclusive interview at the time of winning the award, Sheikha Lubna said: “I advise women to start by believing in themselves, following their passion and developing a diverse skillset that will lead to definitive positive outcomes. “However, in my experience the business world is not easy to navigate and often difficult to succeed in. Women must, therefore, understand their market through careful research, continued assessment and pursue their goals with determination no matter what setbacks may appear on the path to success. “The one trait that I believe is essential for businesswomen is consistency. Keep believing in the magic you’re creating, move forward and face the obstacles that you encounter with patience and intelligence and, believe me, you will achieve your dreams.” 2017 HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman of Dubai Supreme Fiscal Committee, Dubai Airports and Emirates NBD 2016 Sunny Varkey Founder and chairman of UAE-based GEMS Education 2015 HE Easa Saleh Al Gurg Founder and chairman of UAE-based conglomerate Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group 2014 HE Mohamed Alabbar Chairman of Emaar Khalaf Al Habtoor 2013 Khalaf Al Habtoor Founder and chairman of the Al Habtoor Group 2012 HE Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Chairman and former CEO of Mashreq Bank For more details about the ward, visit: awards.gulfbusiness.com/2020/ Tags Event Gulf Business Gulf Business Awards UAE 0 Comments Share Tweet Share Share You might also like UAE retail e-commerce market reaches $3.9bn in 2020 UAE reports 1,988 Covid-19 cases, 6 deaths Flights between India and UAE to remain suspended until July 6 – airline Where is the UAE’s car leasing business headed?