MEED Awards 3rd Edition recognises private companies for advancing the national agendas of GCC

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.

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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.

CDEBusiness 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 & AlamiConsultant of the Year

Khatib & Alami is an urban planning, architectural and engineering consulting company catering to clients across the region.

Larsen & Toubro ConstructionContractor 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 PowerDeveloper of the Year

ACWA PowerEnergy 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 MediaFemale 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 ClinicHealthcare 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 & CoLaw 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 GroupLogistics 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.

DulscoManufacturer/Supplier of the Year

Dulsco, provides advanced solutions that make communities more productive, efficient, sustainable and better to live in.

Sterling and Wilson Solar LimitedRenewables Company of the Year

Sterling and Wilson are the subcontinents largest MEP and EPC business today.

Mohamed Attari, ACWA PowerRising 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 LabsTechnology 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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Wajiha Wahab
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