Gulf Business Industry Awards: Special Individual Winners

Winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Innovator of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Businesswoman of the Year, Special CSR Award and the overall Business Leader of the Year.

His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, CEO Mashreq Bank, Lifetime Achievement Award

His Excellency has been an icon for the UAE across many industries as far back as the 1970s. He has built one of the country’s most recognisable banks and pioneered the country’s consumer banking industry, even introducing UAE's first ATMs and the concept of customer service. Mr Al Ghurair said: "I’m lucky that I live in this place, we are lucky to have leaders like HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and we are also lucky to have a cosmopolitan population that’s also contributing to the success of the UAE."

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