In a recent glittering ceremony marking ITP Publishing Group's Indian CEO Awards 2014, Adeeb Ahamed, Chief Executive Officer of the LuLu Financial Group, was conferred with the award in Financial Services category.
The Indian CEO Awards 2014, in its third edition this year, was held at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, on Monday 17 February. The award recognizes good commercial leadership of NRIs in the Middle East. This year’s panel of judges were unanimous in their decision that Mr. Ahamed’s credentials were unmatched in the financial services category.
LuLu International Exchange and its affiliates won the accolade on account of its impressive growth and strategic objectives that have propelled it to the top positions within the industry and the region. Under Mr. Ahamed's stewardship, LuLu International Exchange Group has achieved a number of firsts for the region.
Since taking on the role of the CEO of LuLu International Exchange in 2009, Mr. Ahamed has led the six-year old company towards rapid growth. His efforts to reach out to his customers by creating a service oriented culture focused on customer satisfaction and integrity eventually paid off and now the company operates in seven countries with over 80 global branches.
In addition, Mr. Ahamed's management style was highlighted for his ability to drive teams and colleagues to deliver their best. The panel of judges were most impressed with LuLu Exchange’s exponential rise to amazing heights within a short period of time, and its efforts to operate a business based on sustainable and responsible corporate practices.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized for one’s effort by such respected business stalwarts in the industry. The award will help me reassert my commitment to set management benchmark standards in the region’s financial industry,” said the CEO on the sidelines of the award ceremony.
He further added, “With the support of an incredible team of associates at LuLu International Exchange Group, we have modified our organizational structure and business processes to embrace a more unified, customer-centric business model and improve company performance. I dedicate this award to all my associates at LuLu International Exchange Group.”
Among others honored at this year's award ceremony in different categories were, renowned Indian lawyer Ashish Mehta, who walked away with the coveted 'Outstanding Contribution' prize at the CEO Indian Awards 2014, while DM Healthcare chairman Dr. Azad Moopen won the CSR Award.
Dubai Islamic Bank CEO Dr. Adnan Chilwan was voted Banking CEO of the Year, while the Philanthropy award went to K.V Shamsudhenn. Al Tayer Motors CEO Ashok Khanna won Motoring CEO of the Year, and Eros chief executive Deepak Banbani bagged Electronics CEO of the Year. Diva Modelling founder Nicole Rodrigues Larsen won Female CEO of the Year.