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.
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 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 speechArabian 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 PADICOFuture 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