Burj CEO Awards 2022; HE Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimi wins best ‘Woman in Business’

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Winners of 5th Burj CEO Awards
Winners of the 5th Edition of the Burj CEO Awards. | Image Courtesy: CEO Clubs Network

One of the most reputed awards bestowed to companies and individuals worldwide, the Burj CEO Awards 2022 honored the best pavilions at Expo, organizations from across the globe, and global industry leaders at an extravagant ceremony that witnessed the participation of a large group of officials, businessmen and enterprises.

The Burj CEO Awards, organized under the patronage of Sheikh Juma Bin Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum, celebrated the efforts of Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimi, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and the Managing Director for Expo 2020 by presenting her with the best “Woman in Business” award.

One of the most important landmarks at the Expo 2020 Dubai, the UAE Pavillion was honored at the event for its superior design.

The 5th Edition of the “Oscars of the Business World” was brought to Dubai by CEO Clubs Network Worldwide. Initially launched in the USA in 2016, the marquee event has been since hosted in the United Kingdom (2017), China (2018) and in Mauritius (2019).

As many as 35 Awards were presented during the gala event which was held at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. Winners of the coveted Awards are identified through several stages of assessments by a highly qualified panel of judges.

Dr. Tariq Ahmed Nizami
Dr. Tariq Ahmed Nizami
CEO & Founder
CEO Clubs Network Worldwide

“We are delighted to recognize some of the finest EXPO pavilions and the industry leaders who are making a positive change in our societies and are a true inspiration to others. We were happy to welcome several key achievers during our 5th edition of the Burj CEO awards”.

Other Winning Expo Pavilions 

Award for the Best Small Creative Dubai EXPO Pavilion: Suriname Pavilion

Award for Leadership & Global Impact: Senegal Pavilion

Award for Best Attended Pavilion: German Pavilion

Award for Best Pavilion Exterior Design: Pakistan Pavilion

Individual Winners 

CEO of the Year: Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder & Chairman, Danube Group

Start-Up Company of the Year: Gobazzar DMCC, presented to Mr. Mahmoud Akrin, CEO

HR Director: Dr. Mansoor Alblooshi Lieutenant Colonel, Dubai Police

Most Innovative Company: Immersion4, presented to Mr. Serge Conesa, Founder & CEO

Best Visual Communication Company: Emirates Neon Group (ENG) Worldwide, presented to Mr. Hanif Merchant, Chairman

Middle East CEO of the Year: Etihad Credit Insurance, presented to Mr. Massimo Falcioni, CEO


One of the fastest-growing e-commerce companies for pre-owned cars, CARS24, was honored with the best customer service organization of the year award. Mr. Abhinav Gupta, CEO for the Gulf region, CARS24 received the award on behalf of the company.

Other Winners

Life Achievement Award: Mr. Ibrahim Yousif Kurdi, Chairman, Sunbulah Group

Best Investment Company: Asas Capital, presented to Mr. Abhishek Somani, CFA

Fastest Growing Franchise of The Year: Al Danube Building Material Trading Co LLC, presented to Mr. Sayed Habib, Director-Business Development, Franchise & E-Commerce

Best Investment Company in Emerging Market: Nisus Finance Services Co. Pvt. Ltd (Nifco), presented to Mr. Amit Goenka, Founder MD & CEO

Holistic Future Business: Humayan Properties Ltd

The Future of Healthcare: Artelir DMCC, presented to Dr. Aasif Ali Siddiqui, Founder & CEO

Best Fintech Company Award: GTC Market Ltd, presented to Mr. Jack Zheng, CEO

“It is an honor to have complete support from the EXPO 2020 Dubai officials, EXPO 2020 Dubai Delegations, UAE Government and Ministers, Head of States, Diplomats, Business Delegations from all over the world, and our valued CEO Clubs Members, for our series of panel discussions and country presentations at the conference,” Dr. Tariq added.

Apart from the Awards, CEO Clubs Network also organized the Burj CEO Summit at Expo 2020 Dubai Site, two days prior to the Burj CEO Awards. The Summit facilitated several high-profile and topical panel discussions and policy changes.

CEO Clubs UAE members are well-positioned to connect with fellow members from local and international chapters. CEO Clubs Network Worldwide, a decades-old organization, has had chapter CEO Clubs in UAE since 2006 with more than 600 member companies in addition to 3,000 affiliations and has connected over 16,000 CEOs worldwide.

The organization is run under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Juma Bin Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum from the Dubai Royal Family.

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