HRH Prince Faisal Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud scooped “The Man of the Year 2004 in Business” trophy last night at the Saudi Achievement Awards.
The chairman and CEO of the Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG) landed the accolade for his efforts in developing SRMG into the largest media company in the Middle East, North and Central Africa.
The ceremony, at Al-Faisaliah Hotel, was held under the auspices of Prince Sattam, deputy governor of Riyadh. It was attended by several princes, businessmen and the elite of Saudi society, and was organised by ITP, the publisher of Arabian Business.
The night also saw the coveted award for business management go to HH Prince Turki Bin Abdullah Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Saud, the head of engineering giant, Dar Al Riyadh, as well as the public relations man of the year gong presented to Sultan A. Al-Bazie for his media work around the kingdom’s municipal elections.
Saudi Telecom won the best corporate campaign, while the telco’s director of communications affairs, Abdulah H. Al Shehri also landed the prize for the best corporate communication mechanism book writer.
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation was adjudged to be the best petrochemical company; Oracle the best in business development; HH Princess Hessa Bint Khaled Bin Turki Al-Sudairy the best businesswoman; Al Faisalian Hotel the best in hospitality; The National Commercial Bank the best in retail banking; Saudi Investment Bank the best in corporate banking; and Cisco Systems to have the best corporate SMB solution.
Al Othaim Commercial Company was selected as the best retail company; EJADA the best initiative and innovative company; UPS and its local partner, EIRAD to be the best courier company; ZFP-IT to have the best e-government solution; House of Naghi Group of Companies to be the best automotive company; Holool IT to be the best open source company; Wallan Aviation to be the best aviation company; and Dar Al Arkan to be the best property developer.
Religious tourism outfit, Al-Jiwar, landed the best corporate social responsibility award.