Motivate announces shortlisted nominees for prestigious Gulf Business Industry Awards 2014

September 4, 2014 11:45 am

The annual Gulf Business Industry Awards, which is in its third year, recognises the very best in companies and CEOs across nine industries including; banking, real estate, aviation, retail, energy, media and marketing, tourism and hospitality, healthcare and technology.

As well as these industries, awards will also be given to the winners of three individual categories: Innovator of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Businesswoman of the Year.

To close the night, one CEO and also a deserving company will win the coveted Gulf Business CEO of the Year and UAE Company of the Year awards. On the shortlist announced today are: Sir Tim Clark, the President and CEO of Emirates in the Aviation category, Noor Bank in the banking category, Dubai Duty Free in the Retail category and Gerald Lawless, the President and CEO of Jumeirah Group in the travel and hospitality category.

“At Gulf Business, we have always strived to recognise the contribution of businesses across the UAE. Over the last few years, there have been stellar performances by various CEOs and their companies, which have played a very crucial role in the comeback and then the rapid growth of the country’s economy,” said Ankush Chibber, Editor of Gulf Business. “The third edition of the Gulf Business Industry Awards honour the outstanding CEOs and companies of the past year, while also recognising the future business leaders of this vibrant region,” he added.

An independent judging panel consisting of Gulf Business editorial staff, industry leaders and specialist experts such as Firas Nasir, Co-head of MENA, Carlyle Group, Ben Bruton, Managing Partner UAE, Eversheds and Ian Fairservice, Managing Partner and Group Editor of Motivate, have come together to decide the CEO winners.

The awards themselves will take place on Monday September 15th at The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina and the full list of winners and exclusive photos will be revealed via

Sponsors of the Gulf Business Industry Awards 2014 include Audi as the official car sponsor, Nikon, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, Jacobsons, DejaVu Real Estate, RAK FTZA and International Printing Press.

For more information, please contact:
Loren Penney
Public Relations & Marketing Manager
Tel: +97144273468