The inaugural Gulf Indian Excellence Awards were held at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights on Sunday. The gala event recognized leading successful Indian Business Leaders in the region who have made a mark in their sectors and have shown exceptional ability in their areas of excellence.
In recognition of his successful growth as a business leader across various sectors around the region, Adeeb Ahamed, Director, Lulu Exchange and MD, Twenty14 Holdings was honoured with the Global Business Leader Award.
Other winners in this category includes Mr. M.A. Yusuff Ali, MD, Lulu Group International, Mr. B.R. Shetty, Chairman, NMC Healthcare, Mr. Thumbay Moideen, President, Thumbay Group, Mr. Mickey Jagtiani, Chairman, Landmark Group and Mr. Joy Alukkas, Chairman, Joy Alukkas, among others.
Mr. Adeeb Ahamed is a multifaceted professional who began his journey in the region with the setting up of Lulu Exchange, a reputed financial services company. After successfully establishing LuLu Exchange with more than 130 branches across the globe within 7 years, Mr. Adeeb went on to setup Twenty14 Holdings, a hospitality investment firm which owns prestigious properties around the world including the Great Scotland Yard in London, Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay in Dubai and the Sheraton Oman Hotel in Muscat, among others.
“I am absolutely delighted and deeply honoured to be acknowledged with this award. This recognition will allow me to further strengthen our commitment towards setting up new benchmarks in the sectors we are involved in. This award also encourages me to further inspire those around me and make a lasting, positive impact on their lives and community,” said Adeeb Ahamed.
Other awards including Transformational Biz Leader, Strategic Innovators of the Year, Creative Entrepreneurs of the Year and Business Innovators were also given away during the event. The event also featured panel discussions, conversations with the award winners and active participation of the audience.