Winners of TOP CEO Awards announced

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DUBAI / Emirates Business

The winners of the Top CEO Awards 2017 were announced, following the successful conclusion of the Top CEO Conference on April 11. The award
ceremony was hosted at the Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina, King Abdullah Economic City, where the event made its Saudi Arabian debut. It is is organised by TRENDS magazine in collaboration with expert auditors and leading business organisations.
The final top 100 CEOs are recognised for their ability to drive a positive change in the fast-changing dynamics of business and for their proven ability to steer their companies towards profits after beating all odds of the negative market sentiments.
The Top CEO Awards celebrate the region’s 100 best-performing CEOs based on an evaluation of their companies’ listings on GCC stock exchanges across different categories – a meticulous and transparent process that sets the flagship event apart as an industry-leading platform.
To add another layer of transparency and accountability to the selection, TRENDS works with INSEAD business school and corporate governance institute Hawkamah to ensure that elements of good governance remain an integral part of the overall ranking system, while global auditors including Deloitte – one of the world’s largest professional services networks – also assist in the evaluation of the financial statements.
Julien Hawari, Co-CEO at Mediaquest – the media company behind the event and the publisher of TRENDS magazine – commented: “We are pleased to recognise and reward the region’s top 100 CEOs, who are driving GCC business onto greater heights with their dedication, skill and expertise, while also serving
as exceptional role models for
companies the world over.”
Our transparent and stringent selection process has made the Top CEO Awards the definitive platform for recognising exceptional business leadership across the region and a benchmark for business heads and their companies.”
The Top CEO Awards are distinctive and unique because only those companies that are listed on the stock exchanges of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman are evaluated. In a comprehensive ranking process, all of the companies listed on these stock exchanges are evaluated on the basis of performance, growth, goodwill, reputation and good governance. Other parameters include revenues, market capitalisation and the company’s evolution over the past 24 months, as well as its size, earnings per share and profits.
Julien Hawari, Co-CEO at Mediaquest, pointed out: “The fact that the rankings are finalised on the basis of hard statistics and numbers makes this one of the most respected awards programmes in the world. Winning a Top CEO award is not only the greatest recognition of leadership excellence – it also leads to tangible new opportunities for companies in the region and we are proud to see the event directly driving and stimulating business growth.”
The final top 100 CEOs are recognised for their ability to drive a positive change in the fast-changing dynamics of business and for their proven ability to steer their companies towards profits after beating all odds of the negative market sentiments.
This event was held under the sponsorship of American Express as the Strategic Sponsor, King Adbullah Economic City as the Strategic Partner, Maserati as the Official Car Sponsor, Panerai as the Timekeeper Sponsor, DHL as the Silver Sponsor, Capital Club and Deloitte as Bronze Sponsors and Arab News as the Official English Media Partner.

In alphabetical order of company, the 100 Top CEO 2017 Awards go to:
• Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Ala’a Eraiqat
• Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Tirad Al Mahmoud
• Abu Dhabi National Takaful Co, Osama Abdeen
• Advanced Petrochemical Co, Eng. Abdullah M Al-Garawi
• Ahli Bank, Salah Jassim Murad
• Ahli United Bank, Adel El Labban
• Al Baraka Banking Group, Adnan Ahmed Yousif
• Al Batinah Development and Investment Holding Co, Aamal Abed El-Aziz Haggag
• Al Khazna Insurance Co, Rubaya Al Muhairi
• Al Rajhi Bank, Steve P Bertamini
• Al Rajhi Company for Cooperative Insurance, Abdulaziz Mohammed Al Sedeas
• Al Salam Bank Bahrain, Yousif Abdulla Mohamed Taqi
• ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company, Ahmad Abdullah Al-Zabin
• Aldar Properties, HE Mohamed Al Mubarak
• Aldrees Petroleum and Transport Services Co, Eng. Abdulilah Saad Mohamed Aldrees
• Alijarah Holding Co, Hamad Abdulla Shareef Al-Emadi
• Aljazira Takaful Taawuni Co, Sager Abdullatif Nadershah
• Alliance Insurance, AimenSsaba Azara
• Almarai Co, Georges Schorderet
• Amanat Holdings, Khaldoun Haj Hasan
• Arab Banking Corporation, Dr Khaled Said Ramadan Kawan
• Arab National Bank, Dr Robert Maron Eid
• Arabian Scandinavian Insurance Co, Ahmad Mohammed Amin Al Kazim
• Arabian Shield Cooperative Insurance Company, Basem Odeh
• Aramex, Hussein Hachem
• Bank Albilad, Abdulaziz Al-Onaizan
• Bank Muscat, Abdul Razzaq Bin Ali Issa
• Bank of Sharjah, Varoujan Nerguizian
• Banque Saudi Fransi, Francois Patrice Couvegnes Boubyan
• Bank Boubyan, Adel Abdul Wahab Al-Majed
• Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance Company, Tal hisham Nazer
• Buruj Cooperative Insurance Co, Samer Kanj
• Commercial Bank International, Mark Robinson
• Commercial Bank of Kuwait, Elham Yousry Mahfouz
• Damac Properties, Hussain Ali Habib Sajwani
• Deyaar Development, Saeed Mohammed Al Qatami
• Doha Insurance Co, Bassam Hussein
• DP World Ltd, sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem
• Dubai Investments, Khalid Jassim Bin Kalban
• Dubai Islamic Bank, Dr Adnan Chilwan
• Emaar Malls Group, Nasser Abdulrahman Rafi
• Emaar Properties, Amit Jain Emaar
• The Economic City, Fahed Al-Rasheed
• Emirates Driving Co, Khaled Khalifa Al Mansoori
• Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, Osman Sultan
• Emirates NBD Bank, Shayne Nelson
• Eshraq Properties Company, Abdullah Saleh Almeheimidy
• Ezdan Holding Group, Ali Mohammed Ali Al-Obaidli
• First Gulf Bank, Andre Sayegh
• GFH Financial Group, Hisham Ahmed Al Rayes
• Gulf Bank, Antoine Daher
• Gulf Warehousing Co, Ranjeev Menon
• HSBC Bank Oman, Andrew Long
• Human Soft Holding Company, Mayank Hasmukhlal Baxi
• Industries Qatar, Eng. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi
• Insurance House, Mohammad Othman
• Invest Bank, Sami Rached Farhat
• Investcorp Bank, Mohammed Al-Shroogi/Rishi Kapoor
• Khaleeji Commercial Bank, Khalil Ismaeel Al Meer
• Kuwait Finance House, Mazen Al-Nahedh
• Masraf Al Rayan, Adel Mustafawi
• MetLife AIG ANB Cooperative Insurance Co, Carl Tachdjian
• Nass Corporation, Sameer Abdulla
• Nass National Bank of Fujairah, Vince Cook
• National Bank of Kuwait, Essam Jassem Al-Sager
• National Central Cooling Co, Jasim Husain Thabet
• National Commercial Bank, Saeed Bin Muhammad Al-Hhamdi
• National Petroleum Services Company, Khalid Hamdan Al Saif
• Oman Fiber Optic Co, Mohammed Harith Al Barashdy
• Oman Telecommunications Co, Talal Al Mamari
• Ooredoo, HE Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani
• Orient Insurance, Omer Elamin
• Port Services Corp, Saud Ahmed Al Nahari
• Qatar Electricity and Water Co, Fahad Hamad Al-Mohannadi
• Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Co, Abdulrahman Abdulla Al-Ansari
• Qatar Insurance Co, Khalifa A Al Subaey
• Qatar Islamic Bank, Bassel Gamal
• Qatar National Bank, Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari
• Qatar National Cement Co, Salem Butti Al-Naimi
• Qatari Investors Group, Abdullah Nasser Al-Misnad
• RAK Properties, Mohammed Sultan Al Qadi
• Red Sea International Co, Donnie Brown Sumner
• Renaissance Services, Stephen R Thomas
• Sahara Petrochemical Co, Saleh M Bahamdan
• Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan
• Saudi British Bank, David Robert Dew
• Saudi Cement Co, Mohammed Ali Al-Garni
• Saudi Electricity Co, Ziyad Bin Mohammed Al-Shiha
• Saudi Ground Services Co, Qaid Bin Khalaf Al-Otaibi
• Saudi Indian Company for Cooperative Insurance, Abdulrahman Abdullah Al-Sahli
• Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co, Nasser Abdulaziz Abanmi
• Sharjah Islamic Bank, Mohammed Ahmed Abdullah
• Takaful Emarat Insurance, Wael A A Al Sharif
• Tawuniya, Raeed Abdullah Altamimi
• Tijara and Realestate Investment Company, Tareq Fareed Abdulrahman Al-Othman
• Union Properties, Ahmad Khalaf Al Marri
• United Development Co, Eng. Ibrahim Jassim Al Othman
• Walaa Cooperative Insurance Company, Johnson Varughese
• Warba Bank, Shaheen Hamad Al-Ghanim
• Widam Food Co, Abdul Rahman Mohammed Mubark Al Khayarain

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