▸ The awards recognised Dubai Duty Free, ACWA Power and Dulsco as the prominent winners among prestigious companies leading the way in driving diversification
MEED, the leading business intelligence company of the Middle East today announced the prestigious private organisations which are advancing the national agendas of the GCC countries.
Supported by ACWA Power, the Official Power & Water Partner; Parsons, the Official Strategic Construction Partner; and Grant Thornton, the Official Audit Partner, the third edition of MEED Awards aims to recognise companies who are strategic and innovative, contribute towards achieving visions set out by the government and having a real impact – paving towards bridging the gap between the private and public sector companies to ultimately move away from being oil-reliant economies.
The third edition of MEED Awards recognised Dubai Duty Free, ACWA Power and Dulsco as the prominent winners; and also celebrated and acknowledged many other private sector organisations for their efforts in advancing regional agendas for people, diversification, embracing macro trends including disruptive technologies, introducing sustainability initiatives and working practices that boost the development and efficiency of the human capital.
MEED Awards 3rd Edition – List of Winners
Earlier in November, Meed announced 60 shortlisted companies for the third edition as finalists in 16 categories across all industries, out of which the following winners were awarded:
Tangram Gulf – Architecture Firm of the Year
Tangram Gulf is a multi-disciplinary firm, offering a broad range of initiatives that include urban design, architecture, interiors and landscape architecture across the region. They offer these services through a host of technological advancements in architectural design.
Bank Nizwa – Bank/Financial Institution of the Year
Bank Nizwa is the first bank in Oman to offer Islamic finance and offers an entire portfolio of commercial banking services. With digital banking now becoming a reality, Bank Nizwa has made efforts to integrate its offline and online services.
CDE – Business Innovation of the Year
CDE designs and manufactures wet processing plants and builds technology to transform the mining, waste and recycling and environmental sectors. The Award was presented by ACWA Power.
Khatib & Alami – Consultant of the Year
Khatib & Alami is an urban planning, architectural and engineering consulting company catering to clients across the region.
Larsen & Toubro Construction – Contractor of the Year
Larsen & Toubro is a major technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services conglomerate, with global operations. L&T addresses critical needs in key sectors – Hydrocarbon, Infrastructure, Power, Process Industries and Defense.
ACWA Power – Developer of the Year
ACWA Power – Energy Company of the Year
ACWA Power is a developer, investor, co-owner and operator of a portfolio of power generation, renewable energy and desalinated water production plants.
Dr. Karen Remo, New Perspective Media – Female Leader of the Year
Dr. Karen’s entrepreneurial spirit and innovative methods have enabled the growth of her business across geographies, culminated in satisfied customers and contributed to the region’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Bourn Hall Fertility Clinic – Healthcare Company of the Year
Bourn Hall Fertility Clinic, the leading fertility centre in Dubai focuses on providing advanced solutions to IVF and advises on the necessary requirements for family planning.
Clyde & Co – Law firm of the Year
Clyde & Co is a global law firm with a focus on five core sectors: insurance, energy, trade and commodities, infrastructure and transport.
Tristar Group – Logistics and Transport Company of the Year
Tristar is a global business, headquartered in Dubai, which transports, stores and supplies liquid fuels to blue-chip clients including international and national oil companies and international NGOs.
Colm McLoughlin, Dubai Duty Free – Male Leader of the Year
Under Colm’s impactful leadership strategy and people-focused management culture, Dubai Duty Free has become a retailing giant with an annual sales turnover of US$2.015 billion in 2018, cementing its status as one of the largest travel retail operators in the world in terms of turnover.
Dulsco – Manufacturer/Supplier of the Year
Dulsco, provides advanced solutions that make communities more productive, efficient, sustainable and better to live in.
Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited – Renewables Company of the Year
Sterling and Wilson are the subcontinents largest MEP and EPC business today.
Mohamed Attari, ACWA Power – Rising Star of the Year
Mohamed’s remarkable track record of leading significant projects in challenging markets have driven the diversification of the energy sector towards renewable and sustainable technologies, positively impacting the surrounding communities by creating job opportunities with a localisation index of 60%.
EDX Labs – Technology Company of the Year
EDX Labs is a movement towards innovation through technology with the mission to convert visionary ideas into reality.
Sonia Kerrigan, MEED Group Commercial Director, in a statement today said…
“We extend our congratulations to all the companies that have won their respective titles at the MEED Awards 2019. Each of our winners demonstrated to our judges that they are having an impact on the region, adding real value and are critical in supporting economic diversification goals. Our winners are setting benchmarks for human capital management, sustainability, economic diversification and contributing to society. We are honoured to have been supported by an unrivalled cohort of judges who lent their expertise to the selection of winners as part of the robust and independently audited process”.
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