Held in Doha on Tuesday night, the judges commended Darwish for “his sense of doing the right deal at the right time.”
Darwish was one of 17 award winners named in the same week that the IMF placed Qatar as the world’s richest nation. Qatar’s gross domestic product per capita at $88,221 in 2010, beating Luxembourg for the top spot. The country’s economy is set to grow by 16% this year, and as one of the largest global investors through its sovereign wealth fund, Qatar plans to spend over $125bn in the next five years on construction and energy projects.
Other big winners included Buthaina Al Ansari for Businesswoman of the Year, while Qatar Foundation won a special CSR award. Hisham Al Mana was named Visionary of the Year, with Al Jazeera English picking up the award for International Achievement.
A special award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Business’ was given to the bidding team behind the Qatar 2022 World Cup, which the judges said “had proved the doubters wrong, in the process putting Qatar firmly on the world map.”
Full List of Winners
Best Real Estate Investment Strategy of the Year - Mazaya Qatar Real Estate Development
Best Logistics Company of the Year - Gulf Warehousing Company
Best Retail Project of the Year - 51 East, Lagoona Mall
Best Islamic Bank of the Year - QIB
Bank of the Year - Doha Bank
Retail Bank of the Year - International Bank of Qatar
Financial Services of the Year - QFC
International Achievement - Al Jazeera English
Telecom Company of the Year - Qtel
Best Real Estate Company of the Year - Ezdan Real Estate
Energy Company of the Year - RasGas
Hospitality Company of the Year - Ritz Carlton, Doha
Outstanding Contribution Award - Qatar 2020 Team
Businesswoman of the Year - Buthayna Al Ansari
Businessman of the Year - Badr Darwish
Visionary of the Year - Hisham Al Mana
CSR Award - Qatar FoundationFor all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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