AWARDS & RECOGNITION

World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders Asia & GCC 2017-18

Indo-UAE Business & Social Forum 2018

&

4th Edition – World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders Asia & GCC 2017-18

Process Reviewers: PricewaterhouseCoopers P.L.

In association with

Asian Business & Social Forum

In addition to the coveted

Knight of Honour Awards,

AsiaOne Person of the Year Awards,

Guest of Honour Awards,

AsiaOne 40 Most Influential Leaders Under 40 – 2017-18 Asia & GCC,

Asia’s Greatest CXOs Awards

&

Top Women Achievers of the Year 2017-18 Awards

Indo-UAE Business & Social Forum 2018 and Fourth Edition of World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders Asia & GCC 2017-18 held at the Emirates Ballroom of JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai on 9th May 2018 was a magnificent event highlighted by the presence of Chief Guest Mr. Vinod Adani, Director, Adani Group, and His Excellency Vipul, Consul General of India in Dubai (Opening Speaker); His Excellency Constancio Vingno Jr, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the UAE; His Excellency Zoran Milicevic, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the UAE; His Excellency Darko Uskoković, Ambassador of Montenegro to the UAE; His Excellency Osman Moussa Darar, Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti to the UAE; His Excellency Dr. Akima Umezawa, Consul General of Japan in Dubai; Her Excellency Samata Gifty Bukari, Consul-General of Republic of Ghana in Dubai; His Excellency Paul Raymund P. Cortes, Consul-General of Republic of the Philippines in Dubai; His Excellency Mr. Charitha Yattogoda, Consul General  of Sri Lanka in Dubai; Her Excellency Francisca E. Mendez Escobar, Ambassador of Mexico to the UAE; His Excellency Sasho Tashevski, Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the UAE; and His Excellency Arun Panchariya, Consul General of Republic of Liberia in Dubai.

 

Together, several business & economy and education & technology issues were discussed at the highest level, and ways to improve investment in Asia were considered. As the theme of the Summit reflects, it was a high-level Business Summit where the emergence of Asia & GCC as a leading economy in the world was celebrated and relevant discussions were held, and some greatest Asian leaders of our time were felicitated. URS-AsiaOne magazine and URS Media Consulting P.L. once again successfully created an unprecedented platform where highly intellectual and insightful thoughts were created on what’s best for Asia’s and the world’s future.

The Summit was organized by URS-AsiaOne magazine and URS Media Consulting P.L. which is rapidly emerging as the Number 1 international media company towards the cause of business, political and social issues in the entire Asia & GCC region, thus supporting not only the Indian Government’s initiatives such as Skilling India, Digitizing India, and Incredible India, but also supporting United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and World Health Organization’s targets.

“4th Edition – World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders Asia & GCC 2017-18 – process reviewers PricewaterhouseCoopers P.L.”, Knight of Honour Awards, AsiaOne Person of the Year Awards, Guest of Honour Awards, AsiaOne 40 Most Influential Leaders Under 40 – 2017-18 Asia & GCC, Asia’s Greatest CXOs Awards & Top Women Achievers of the Year 2017-18 Awards were organized at the Emirates Ballroom of JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai in association with EaseMyTrip.com (Travel Partner), Adani Realty (The Good Life Partner), CEO Clubs Network (Partner), Om Logistics Ltd. (Logistics Partner), and Bright Outdoor Media Pvt. Ltd. (Outdoor Partner).

Mr. Rajat Shukal, Global Head & Principal Partner of URS Media Consulting P.L. and AsiaOne Magazine, was clear in his words that Indo-UAE Business & Social Forum 2018 and Fourth Edition of World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders Asia & GCC 2017-18 have proved to be a milestone in creating an unprecedented platform through Asian Business & Social Forum to address the pressing business and social causes of the world. World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders Asia & GCC 2017-18 is also instrumental in bringing Iconic, Powerful, and Emerging brands and leaders of India on a common platform to discuss issues and potentials relevant to their respective strategic decisions, thereby innovatively unfolding a permeable screen of unprecedented mutual learning and growth. No other organization does that in India currently.”

 

Distinguished Dignitaries

 

The following distinguished dignitaries graced the Forum with their presence:

  • His Excellency Constancio Vingno Jr, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the UAE.

  • His Excellency Zoran Milicevic, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the UAE.

  • His Excellency Darko Uskoković, Ambassador of Montenegro to the UAE.

  • His Excellency Osman Moussa Darar, Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti to the UAE.

  • His Excellency Vipul, Consul General of India in Dubai- Opening Speaker

  • His Excellency Dr. Akima Umezawa, Consul General of Japan in Dubai.

  • Her Excellency Samata Gifty Bukari, Consul-General of Republic of Ghana in Dubai.

  • His Excellency Paul Raymund P. Cortes, Consul-General of Republic of the Philippines in Dubai.

  • His Excellency Mr. Charitha Yattogoda, Consul General of Sri Lanka in Dubai.

  • Her Excellency Francisca E. Mendez Escobar, Ambassador of Mexico to the UAE. Mr. Enrique Abud Dip, Head of ProMexico Office in Dubai received the award on her behalf.

  • His Excellency Sasho Tashevski, Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the UAE. Ms. Ayah Atassi, Secretary of the Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia received the award on his behalf.

  • His Excellency Arun Panchariya, Consul General of Republic of Liberia in Dubai. Mr. Jayesh Panchariya received the award on his behalf.

 

AsiaOne Person of the Year

 

AsiaOne Person of the Year is an exclusive Intellectual Property Right of the AsiaOne magazine. It is for those who are exclusive, exceptional and extraordinary – people who have not only worked to place their brands globally, but have also embossed Asia on the world map. These extraordinary people have a generation looking up to them, aspiring to reach the personage excellence they are at. It is entirely made of those who have really made an indelible mark for other leaders to follow and generations to admire. Only par excellence leaders & brands from across the world are worthy of being selected as AsiaOne Person of the Year 2017-18, and only 6 exclusive “AsiaOne Person of The Year” were felicitated at the Summit for their special work in the industry and society:
 

  • Madam Grace Pinto, Managing Director – Ryan Group of Institutions

  • Shri Ashok Aggarwal, CMD – HPM Chemicals and Fertilizers

  • Dr. Tejinder Singh, Founder & CEO – Qtickets & BPO Plus Qatar

  • Mr. Manoj Shroff, Founder & Chairman - NITI Group Of Companies

  • Dr. Vandana Gandhi, Managing Director - British Orchard Nursery

  • Dr. K. D. Singh, H’ble Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, Govt. of India

 

Guest of Honour Awards:
 

  • Mr. Vinod Adani, Director, Adani Group – Chief Guest

  • Mr. Mohammed Naser A. Hamdan Alzaabi, Ministry of Economy, Dubai, UAE

  • Mr. Talal Al Murad, Director Al Murad Group

  • Mr. Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) and Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone)

  • Dr. Ram Buxani, Chairman – ITL Cosmos Group

  • Mr. Naveen Sharma, Chairman, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Dubai Chapter, UAE

  • Mr. Pankaj Mundra, Founder & Managing Partner, Nimai Management Consultant

  • Mr. Tariq Ahmed Nizami, Founder & CEO, CEO Clubs Network Worldwide

  • HE Roy Fernandes, Goodwill Ambassador, Executive Office of the Secretary General

 

Winning Leaders and Brands

 

As it was a Summit of 16 industries, more than 100 Brand and Leader award winners were felicitated on 9th May 2018 with a presence of over 300 audience from all over Asia.

 

Main Awardees include:

  • Ms. Dipali Sikand (Founder), Club Concierge as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18. Mr. Samar Singh Rathore – Director Global Sales received the award on her behalf.

  • Mr. Avi Bhojani, CEO – BPG Group as the Eminent Guest Award

  • Ms. Alisha Moopen, Executive Director & CEO – Medcare as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Neelivethil Rajeev, MD (India & Middle East), ESPA Group as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders
    2017-18

  • Ms.  Poonam Bhojani, CEO – Dubai International Academy as World’s Greatest Brands 2017-18

  • Prof. Christopher Abraham, S P Jain School of Global Management as World's Greatest CEO

  • Mr. Sadiq Mohammed Almulla, Zayed University as World's Greatest CAFO Award

  • Dr. Farook Wasil, GEMS Education as World’s Greatest CEO

  • Gordon Robertson, Chairman, ME-Group as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Huguette Rahme, MD (Scalla) as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Suneel Aggarwal, CEO – GRP Industries as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Lyndon D'silva, GM (Concentrix) as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Francis Alfred, Sobha LLC as World's Greatest CEO

  • Mr. Girish Sehgal, FASSCO International PTE as World's Greatest COO

  • Mr. Anurag Choudhary, CEO, Himadri Speciality Chemicals, India as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Gopi Krishnan, GEMS Education as World's Greatest CDO

  • Mr. Raju Menon, Founder & Managing Partner - Morison Menon Group as World’s Greatest Leader
    2017-18

  • Mr. Khalid Mahmood Akhtar, Chief Executive Officer, Adam Holdings as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18. Mr. Mohsin Ali, CEO, Adam Holdings received the award on his behalf.

  • Mr. Mostafa Kamal, Chairman - Meghna Group of Industries from Bangladesh having FRESH as its flagship FMCG brand as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18. Mr. Taif Bin Yousuf joined him on stage to receive the brand award.

  • Mr. S. P. Singh, Former MLC & Founder Manager - Lucknow Public Schools & Colleges India as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18.

  • Dr. K. Hariprasad, President - Apollo Hospital as World’s Greatest Leader 2017-18

  • Dr. Sherbaz Bichu, CEO, Aster Hospital as World’s Greatest Brands 2017-18

  • H.E. Saud Salim Al Mazrouei , Director - Hamriyah Free Zone  as World’s Greatest Brands 2017-18

  • Mrs. Sobharani Yasaswy (Chairperson), ICFAI, India as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18. Mrs. Sobharani Yasaswy, Chairperson, Board of Governors, ICFAI Society received Leader award Mr. Sudhakar Rao, Director-Branding, ICFAI Group received Brand Award

  • Mr. Sunil Aggarwal, Director – Kamdhenu Steels as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Alexandra Timotheadi,  Director (Private Banker), Union Bancaire Privee (UBP) as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Jitu Virwani, Chairman – Embassy Group & Embassy Industrial Parks as World’s Greatest Brands
    2017-18.

  • Mr. Fazlur Rahman, City Group, Bangladesh as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18. Mr. Zahidul Islam Executive Director, City Group received the award on his behalf.

  • Mr. Tashfeen Ahmed - Executive Director, IFAD Autos, Bangladesh as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18.

  • Dr. Ahmed El Tigani A. Rahim El Mansouri, CEO - Al Rawabi Dairy Co. LLC as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Sanjay Sardana, Manav Mangal Group of Schools, as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Dr. Jolly Antony, Founder & CEO - Al Safina Travel & Tourism as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Anil Chandirani, Group Chairman & CEO - Satguru Travels as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Ms. Kavita Monga, Principal & Owner – St. Froebel Senior Secondary School as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Dr. Manimekalai Mohan, Managing Trustee & Correspondent - SSVM Institutions as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Dr. D. Thomas Franco Rajendra Dev, Secretary & Correspondent - SBOA School and Junior College as World’s Greatest Brands 2017-18

  • Mr. Vishal S. Chhabria, Managing Director - DC Brooks, as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Arun MN, Casagrand Builder Private Limited as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18. Mr. Eshwar N – EVP Marketing Casagrande received the award on his behalf.

  • Mr. Mario Schmidt, Managing Director, Lingel Windows & Doors Technologies as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Dr. Sassan Khatib Shahidi, CEO - German Imaging Technology as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Hemang Shah, Managing Director, Great White Global Pvt Ltd as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18. Mr. Hemang Shah - MD collected Leader award & Mr. Kailash Didwania - President received Brand Award on stage.

  • Mr. Sudhir Kumar, CMO - Morison Menon Group as World’s Greatest Brands 2017-18

  • Mr. Yaser Khan (Chief Operating Officer), Royal Regis Travel & Tours LLC as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18. Mr. Yaser Khan - COO received the Leader Award & Mr. Hatim Manna, MD received the Brand Award

  • Ms. Deepti Gehani, Director - Homes 4 Life as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mrs. Priti Chakraborty (Chairman), Universal Medical College & Hospital Limited, Bangladesh as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18. Dr. Ashis Chakraborty - Managing Director received the Brand Award, and Mr. Avijit Bhattacharjee - Director & CFO received the Leader award on her Behalf.

  • Dr. Madhav Deo Saraswat, Principal - The Scindia School as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Ghanshyam Patel, Chairman, Suryam Group as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18. Mr. Kaushik Patel, Mr. Ishaan Ghanshyam Patel & Mr. Ajal Patel received the award on his behalf.

  • Mr. Dheeraj, Shuraa Group as World’s Greatest Brands 2017-18

  • Dr. Sanjay Chordiya, Suryadatta Group of Institutions as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Saurabh Agarwal, Kamdhenu Paints as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18.

  • Dr. Kailash Goenka (Chairman & Managing Director), The Sankalp Group as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18. Mrs. Priety Phillips Franchise Partner received both awards on his behalf.

  • Mr. Ajay Singhal, Chairman & MD - Om Logistics as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Mahavir Golechha – Managing Director - Ivy League Academy as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Dilip Kumbhat (Chairman & CEO), K-Lite Industries as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18. Ms. Sharmila Kumbhat  - Director Business Development, Mr. Joseph Derek Brooks - Director – Operations received the award on his behalf.

  • Mr. Ajay Lakhwani, Founder, Namahe Group as World’s Greatest Brands 2017-18. Mr. Kumar Mudaliar – COO received the award on his behalf.

  • Mr. Manoj Bisht, Managing Director & CEO, MK Infosystems as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18.

  • Dr. Joshoda Jibon Debnath (Managing Director), Technomedia Limited as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Dagupati Balaji, Chief Executive Officer & Correspondent, CPS Global School as World’s Greatest brands 2017-18

  • Mr. M. A. Razzak Khan – Chairman, Minister Hi-Tech Park Limited, Bangladesh as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Manav Jeet Singh, Managing Director & CEO, Rubique as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Dinesh Sood, Founder - Orane International as World’s Greatest Brands 2017-18

  • Dr. Mustafa Saasa, Chairman & Managing Director, SaraRaj Group of Companies, Dubai, UAE, received the Knight of Honor recognition.

  • Mr. Walter Moraes, Chairman, Ferrofab FZE as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Qabas Shaer, MD, Riforma Consulting as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Ms. Rose Marie Moraes, Director, Ferrofab FZE as World’s Greatest Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Yogesh Lakhani, CMD – Bright Outdoor as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Alwyn Stephen, President & CEO – Pierre Precieuse as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Dr. Anubha Singh, Shantah IVF as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Dr. Rita Bakshi, International Fertility Centre as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Ajay Munot & Mr. Dharmesh Shah – Adani Realty as World’s Greatest Brands 2017-18

  • Ms. Veena Kohli, CEO – Vanguard Diagnostics as World’s Greatest Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Ranjeet R. More, Universal Construction Machinery & Equipment as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18. Mrs. Aditi Ranjeet More & Mr. Ranjeet More received the Awards.

  • Mr. Aadarsh Kumar Surana - Managing Director, Amarprakash Developers as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Ms. Grace Romila, Founder Principal Grace International School as World’s Greatest brands 2017-18

  • Dr. Srikant Morlawar - Founder Chairman & Managing Director & Ms. Vijayalaxmi Morlawar – Director - Homeocare International as World’s Greatest brands 2017-18

  • HPM Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd as World’s Greatest brands 2017-18. Ms. Tapasya Goel & Mr. Hari Shankar received the award

  • Dr. G. Bhuwaneswari, GBR Clinics as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Ashok Kumar Aggarwal, Director – Austro Labs as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Soumya Dutta - Managing Director – Eforex India as World’s Greatest Brands 2017-18

  • Dr. Tushar Vinod Deoras - Chairman & Managing Director - Astute Career Counselling Academy as World’s Greatest Leaders 2017-18. Dr. Tushar Vinod Deoras & Dr. Surabhi Deoras received the award

  • Mr. BM Balakrishna - Founder & Naser Azeez Mohammed – Director – Aquapot as World’s Greatest Brands 2017-18

  • Dr. Surakshith, Indigo Women’s hospital as World’s Greatest Brands 2017-18

  • Mr. Achal Kumar (Director), RPK Green as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18. Ms. Ritu Khemka & Vikas Singhania received the award on behalf of Mr. Achal

  • Mr. Raaja Kanwar - Chairman & Managing Director, Apollo Logi Solutions as World’s Greatest Leader 2017-18 – Mr. Ashwin Jain received the award.

  • Mr. Nurallah K. Veljee, MD – RE/MAX Spacedeal Goa as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18: Mr. Shawn Gracias received the award.

  • S. Krishnamourthy - CEO & Trimurthy Ragi – COO - Smart Value Products & Services as World’s Greatest Brands 2017-18

  • Sanjay Sinha – Director, Skyline Architectural Consultants as World’s Greatest Brands 2017-18

  • Dr. Mamta Jain, Director, Medwiz as World’s Greatest Brands 2017-18

  • Mr. Gulshan Kumar, Chairman & MD - MBS International School as World’s Greatest Brands 2017-18

  • Dr. Venugopal Rao - Managing Director & CEO, Nikhil Consultancy Services as World’s Greatest Brands & Leader 2017-18

  • Dr. Rakesh Bhatt. BREL Group as World’s Greatest Brands & Leader 2017-18.

  • Mr. Ravinder Aggarwal, Managing Director – Ravi Foods & Brand – Dukes as World’s Greatest Brands & Leader 2017-18.

  • Mr. Bijay Agarwal​ - Managing Director, Salarpuria Sattva Group as World’s Greatest Brands & Leader 2017-18.

  • Mr. Srinivas Reddy, Shatabdi Townships as World’s Greatest Brands & Leader 2017-18.

  • Dr. Arvind Aggarwal, Arya Group of Colleges as World’s Greatest Brands & Leader 2017-18.

  • Mr. K. Vijay (Executive Chairman), Ajax Fiori, India as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

  • Mr. Atul Chordia, Panchshil Realty as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18.

  • Niraj K Gupta – Director – Glocera as World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18

 

Top Women Achievers of the Year 2017-18

  • Her Excellency Sara Al Madani, Board Member of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry

 

AsiaOne 40 Most Influential Asians Under 40 Award

 

  • Ms. Tapasya Goel of HPM Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd

  • Mr. Abhilash K.R., Director – Kairali Ayurvedic Group

  • Dr. Gopal Rai, Managing Director & CEO – Dhirendra Group of Company

  • Mr. Kailash Khadka, from Nepal

  • Mr. Shawn Gracias,Chief Executive Officer, REMAX SpaceDeal Goa

  • Dr. Saarthak Bakshi, International Fertility Centre

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