2017 Awards

Qadat Al Tagheer (قادة التغيير) Awards 2017

Co-located with the UAE-India Economic Forum

8th November | Dubai | UAE


The Qadat Al Tagheer Awards 2017  honoured the businessmen from both countries who have contributed extensively to the growth of their home and resident countries. They also recognised the efforts of government leaders who have worked towards fostering trade relations between India and UAE.

Transcending all boundaries and leading by example, these leaders and their organisations have been the epitome of business excellence in their respective sectors, and in the process, have contributed significantly to the economies of UAE and India.


Award Winners

Retail CEO of the Year  – Mr. Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Dubai Duty Free
Indian Businessman of the Year – Dr. B.R. Shetty, Founder & Chairman – NMC Healthcare; Chairman – BRS Ventures; Chairman – UAE Exchange; Chairman – Travelex; Founder, Executive Vice Chairman & MD – Neopharma
Emerging Indian CEO  – Mr. Abhishek Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation Holdings
Excellence in Construction  – Mr. PNC Menon, Chairman & Founder, Sobha Group
Excellence in Healthcare  – Dr. Raza Siddiqui, Group CEO, Arabian Healthcare Group
Excellence in the Retail Sector – Mr. Deepak Babani, Executive Vice Chairman, Eros Group
Excellence in India-UAE Trade Promotion  – Mr. Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group
Emerging Education Brand – ProED Education Consultancy
Best Emerging Emirati Brand – Plan B
Retail Brand of the Year  –  Landmark Group
International Financial Center of the Year  – Abu Dhabi Global Market
Excellence in Skill Development Globally – Arc Skills