The seventh edition of the Brand Icons Awards presented by The Times Group was held at Taj Vivanta in Thiruvananthapuram, India on Friday. The awards recognize key icons and organizations that achieve outstanding results and that set them apart as leaders in their own spheres.
TM Thomas Isaac, Minister of Finance, Government of Kerala graced the occasion as the guest of honour and presented the Brand Icon Awards.
In recognition of his contribution towards the growth of business across various sectors around the world, Adeeb Ahamed, Director, Lulu Exchange was honored with Global Businessman award. Mr. Adeeb is a multifaceted professional who also spearheads several other organisations including Twenty14 Holdings and Tablez Food Company.
After successfully establishing LuLu Financial Group as a reputed global foreign exchange and money remittance enterprise 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 Fairfield by Marriott in Kochi, among others.
“It is indeed a great honor to be recognized among the top icons in the field of business. The award will help me reaffirm my commitment towards setting up new benchmarks in the sectors I am involved with. I would also like to congratulate my fellow awardees who have carved a niche of their own in their fields of expertise,” said Mr. Adeeb Ahamed after receiving the award.
He further added, “This is a truly wonderful initiative to recognize such enterprising people, and this will go a long way in inspiring the youth to take up business opportunities. I would like to thank the Times Group for this recognition and dedicate it to all my associates at my organization.”
Many other noted luminaries were also honored during the ceremony, including Firoz Meeran, Managing Director, Eastern Condiments Pvt Ltd., B Govindan, Chairman, Bhima Jewellers, Professor N I Abraham, Managing Director, NFC Finance and T.S. Pattabhiraman, Chairman and Managing Director, Kalyan Silks, among others.