Arabian Business honours current and future stars at Achievement Awards

BBC presenter and ITP Media Group chairman Andrew Neil delivered a keynote speech on the future of the Middle East
The awards paid tribute to the ‘Future Stars’ – those young people who have so much potential that they are considered to be future leaders.
By Staff writer
Fri 17 Nov 2017 01:02 PM

Arabian Business honoured some of the people who have made a significant contribution to the region over the last 30 years – on the 30 year anniversary of ITP Media Group.

The awards – effectively all lifetime achievement awards – chose leaders in their respective fields, and people who have made a difference to the lives of others over the past three decades.

ITP Media Group CEO Ali Akawi presented the awards to the winners.



The awards also paid tribute to the ‘Future Stars’ – those young people who have so much potential that they are considered to be future leaders.

Prior to the ceremony, BBC presenter and ITP Media Group chairman Andrew Neil delivered a keynote speech on the future of the Middle East.


Sunny Varkey, GEMS Education, making his acceptance speech


Arabian Business Achievement Awards winners

Yusuff Ali, Lulu Group

Colm McLoughlin, Dubai Duty Free

Sunny Varkey, GEMS Education

Mohamed Alabbar, Emaar Group

Mohammed AlShaya, Alshaya Group

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi

Munib Masri, chairman of Edgo and PADICO

Future Stars

Abu Muadh, founder of the Smart Labour app

Adeeb Al Balushi, 13-year old Emirati inventor

Ali Sajwani, General Manager of Operations at DAMAC Group

Alya Al-Ali, Director of Expo 2020’s Youth Connect

Amani Al Hosani, the nation’s first female Emirati nuclear scientist

Elissa Freiha, co-founder of Dubai-based angel investment network, WOMENA

Lama Younis, forensic psychologist, criminologist, and founder of Hissah Enrichment Centre

Rashed Belhasa, social media star

Talib Al Hinai, Emirati inventor who developed the world’s first flying 3D printer and founded Buildrone

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