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Revealed: Winners At The Gulf Business Industry Awards 2014

Revealed: Winners At The Gulf Business Industry Awards 2014

The Gulf Business Industry Awards 2014 winners were chosen by a panel of independent judges and public voting.

The third edition of the celebrated Gulf Business Industry Awards took place in a glittering ceremony on Monday, with over 350 people in attendance to applaud the best in the UAE’s corporate world receive their accolades.

A total of 25 awards – judged by an independent panel and public voting – were handed over to some of the biggest names in the country at The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina.

The annual awards commemorated both CEOs and companies within nine individual industries, spanning IT, media, real estate, banking, aviation, tourism, retail, healthcare and energy.

The evening ended with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award handed in person to the winner, His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar, the chairman of Emaar (pictured above).

Dubai Duty Free received the ‘UAE Company of the Year’ award, as well as the ‘Retail Company of the Year’, and both were collected in person by George Horan, president of DDF.

Shayne Nelson, CEO of Emirates NBD, collected the award for Banking CEO of the Year, and the coveted overall ‘Gulf Business CEO of the Year’.

(Scroll down to see the full list of winners)

The GBIA independent judging panel included: Firas Nasir, co-head of MENA, Carlyle Group, Ben Bruton, managing partner UAE, Eversheds, Ian Fairservice, managing partner and group editor of Motivate, Peter Cooper, editor of, and Ankush Chibber, editor of Gulf Business.

The evening was hosted by Motivate Publishing, in association with Audi, our official car partner and category sponsors: Deja vu Real Estate, Moorfields Eye Hospital, RAK Free Trade Zone, Nikon, Jacobsons Direct Marketing Services, International Printing Press and The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina.

List of Winners

Lifetime Achievement Award
H.E. Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar

Retail Company of the Year

Dubai Duty Free

Tourism and Hospitality Company of the Year
Hilton Worldwide

Aviation Company of the Year
Etihad Airways

Media & Marketing Company of the Year
Starcom Mediavest/Vivaki

IT/Technology Company of the Year
Dubai Smart Government

Energy Company of the Year

Banking Company of the Year
Emirates NBD

Healthcare Company of the Year
Al Noor Hospitals

Real Estate Company of the Year
Damac Properties

Retail CEO of the Year
George Kostas, CEO, Majid Al Futtaim Properties

Tourism CEO of the Year
H.E. Reem Al Hashimy, managing director of Expo 2020 Higher Committee

Media & Marketing CEO of the Year
John Antoniades, CEO, Starcom Mediavest Group MENA

Energy CEO of the Year
Saeed Khoory, CEO, ENOC

Banking CEO of the Year
Shayne Nelson, CEO of Emirates NBD

Healthcare CEO of the Year
Marwan Abedin, CEO, Dubai Healthcare City

Aviation CEO of the Year
Sir Tim Clark, president, Emirates Airline

IT/Technology CEO of the Year
Osman Sultan, CEO, du

Real Estate CEO of the Year
Abdulla Lahej, group CEO, Emaar

CSR Initiative of the Year

Innovator of the Year
H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, CEO, Mashreq

Entrepreneur of the Year
Mudassar Sheikha, Magnus Olsson, co-founders, Careem

Businesswoman of the Year
Noura Al Kaabi, CEO, twofour54

UAE Company of the Year 2014
Dubai Duty Free

Gulf Business CEO of the Year
Shayne Nelson, CEO, Emirates NBD

Also read: Gulf Business Industry Awards 2014: Special Individual Winners

Gulf Business Industry Awards 2014: Companies Of The Year

Gulf Business Industry Awards 2014: CEOs Of the Year

Pictures: Gulf Business Industry Awards 2014


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