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Top Indian leaders in the Arab world honored by Forbes Middle East
May 11, 2017, 3:51 pm

Forbes Middle East revealed the 5th edition of the Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World at a gala ceremony hosted at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina Dubai on Wednesday. The annual event honors some of the most pioneering and inspiring Indian business leaders in the Middle East.

Shri Vipul, Indian Consulate General of India to the UAE, graced the occasion as the guest of honor and presented the awards to the winner. The 2017 edition of the list included business leaders from various sectors like retail, industrials, healthcare, banking and finance, both in top owners and top executive management categories.

Out of the 100 in the top owners list, over 90 percent of them were based in UAE. Diversified companies dominated the awards list, followed by retail and real estate while luminaries from 24 other sectors were also honored at the event.

In recognition of his contribution to the retail sector in the region, M.A. Yusuff Ali was honored for the fifth year running. Many other noted owners and founders were also honored during the ceremony, including, Adeeb Ahamed, MD, Lulu Financial Group & Twenty14 Holdings,  Ravi Pillai, MD, RP Group of Companies, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Founder & MD, VPS Healthcare, Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman and MD, Aster DM Healthcare, Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder & Chairman, Danube Group, Shaji Ul Mulk, Chairman, Mulk Holdings and Adnan Chilwan, Group CEO, Dubai Islamic Bank, among others.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive this award and be recognized among your peers in the region.  This recognition is an impetus for me to continue setting new benchmarks in the region’s financial industry as well as the hospitality sector,” said Adeeb Ahamed, MD, Lulu Financial Group and Twenty14 Holdings.

“I would like to congratulate the fellow awardees who have been an integral part of the success story of this region. I would also like to thank Forbes Middle East for this recognition, and my incredible team, who continue to propel our business to ever greater heights,” added Adeeb.

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