The chairman of SAK Holding, Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Al Thani, has walked away with the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at the Arabian Business Qatar Awards, which were held last night in Doha.
Sheikh Thani was commended by the judges not only for his stellar record of service with some of Qatar’s top developers and banks, but also for his considerable philanthropic efforts.
He collected the award in front of a crowd of 200 guests, who were invited to a gala dinner at the Westin Hotel in Doha.
There were 11 awards handed out in total.
The Businessman of the Year award went to Ashraf Abu Issa, the chairman of Abu Issa Holding, while Ali Al Obaidly, the group CEO of Ezdan Holding, collected the International Achievement Award on behalf of his company.
The Banker of the Year award was picked up by Qatar First Bank chairman Abdulla Almarri, while Msheireb Properties chief executive officer Abdulla Hassan Al Mehshadi was on hand to collect the Developer of the Year trophy.
Fifty One East won Retailer of the Year, while the rapid growth of Katara Hospitality meant that it picked up the Hospitality Company of the Year trophy once more.
Telecoms Company of the Year was won by GBI Group, and QDVC collected the Construction Company of the Year award.
Last, but by no means least, Tejinder Singh was named Entrepreneur of the Year thanks to the success of his firm BPO+, while Q-Tickets picked up the Fastest Growing Company of the Year award.
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