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Recognising Middle East's Most Exceptional Business Leaders

#MEManagementExcellenceAwards

Join the ranks of Middle East's most outstanding business leaders in the Middle East Management Excellence Awards!

If your company has a noteworthy individual, innovator, or team who made a considerable contribution to your business' success, as well as employee engagement and diversity and inclusion initiatives that positively impacted your workforce, nominate now and be recognised with a prestigious accolade!

The award categories are as follows:

  • Executive of the Year
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Employee Engagement of the Year
  • Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year
  • Health and Wellness Initiative of the Year
Submission Opens:
Feb 26, 2024
Submission Closes:
Jun 14, 2024
Awards Dinner:
Sep 25, 2024

Watch our trailer for the Middle East Management Excellence Awards

TESTIMONIALS

Obviously I'm honoured and I'm humbled by this award. It is the result of unwavering commitment to patient safety and th...

Dr. Jorge Guzman CEO, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

It is a huge honour to have won this award, because it’s not just to me as an Executive, but it is to the whole team. I ...

Lars Manuel Clasen CEO, Cruise Saudi

It is a real honor for us to have won this award here at the Middle East Management Excellence Awards. I think it reinfo...

Navila Amin Director, DEI and Culture, e&

We are very happy that we won the award, and we believe that we are capable of doing more than that as well. There are m...

Hassan Trad Group Learning & Development Manager, Finance House

Winning the Middle East Management Excellence Awards is an honour and a great pride for me and my company. It gives us t...

Ibrahim Lari Chairman, SIBCA Electronic Equipment Company Ltd.

Watch videos from past winners

Middle East Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Middle East Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Cruise Saudi

Middle East Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: e&

Middle East Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Electromin

Middle East Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Finance House PJSC

Middle Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Saudi Arabian Mining, Ma'aden

Middle East Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: SIBCA Electronic Equipment Company Ltd.

Middle East Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: SMC

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WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

NETWORK

Celebrate your well-deserved award with colleagues, clients, and peers at the awards dinner. Meet the most outstanding business leaders in the Middle East and get unrivaled networking opportunities!

SHARE YOUR STORY

Talk about your award-winning initiatives, accomplishments, and what more can be expected from your organisation through a video interview with Asian Business Review that you can share with clients, peers, and colleagues to let them know that you are an award-winning company.

AMPLIFY

Be featured in the Asian Business Review, the definitive magazine for business elites in Asia. With its quarterly with circulation of 24,737 copies reaching 98,948 readers and over 245,038 monthly active users in its website, you are sure to reach elite level decision makers in the region. 

JUDGES

Saudamini Dubey

Saudamini Dubey

Digital Transformation Lead Partner
Deloitte Middle East

Shivendra Jha

Shivendra Jha

Partner, Head of Advisory Services and International Liaison Partner (ILP)
BDO UAE

Nimish Makvana

Nimish Makvana

Senior Partner and Management Team Member
Crowe UAE

GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA

GUIDELINES

The awards are for:

  • Top-level executives, innovative individuals, and dynamic teams who launched successful and notable new projects or initiatives within the company
  • Employee engagement initiatives that significantly impacted the company's workforce and business
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that remarkably improved the experiences of the company's workforce
  • Health and wellness initiatives that promote and support the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of the workforce

Nominees will be deliberated by a judging committee based on the nomination form and supporting documents submitted.

The awards will be given per main category and corresponding industry.

Nomination is free of charge. Should you win, the winners package secures your seats at the prestigious awards dinner and gives you access to a wide range of valuable benefits at an exclusive cost. To know more about the winner's package pricing and entitlements, send an email to [email protected].

ELIGIBILITY

  • Executive of the Year - The individual must be a CEO, COO, President, Managing Director, General Manager, or other top-level executive equivalent that made notable contributions to the success and growth of the company in the last 24 calendar months. 

  • Innovator of the Year - The individual of any job title must have introduced and spearheaded an innovative initiative of the company in the last 24 calendar months.

  • Team of the Year - The team must be able to showcase a remarkable initiative or series of initiatives launched in the last 24 calendar months that helped the company's business.

  • Employee Engagement of the Year - The project or initiative must have provided strong employee experience and positive impact on the company's workforce and must be launched in the last 24 calendar months.

  • Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year - The project or initiative must have promoted diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and must be launched in the last 24 calendar months.

  • Health and Wellness Initiative of the Year - The project or initiative must have promoted and supported the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of the workforce and must be launched in the last 24 calendar months.

Note: Companies in cryptocurrency, tobacco, multilevel marketing, and products with claims of health benefits are not eligible to join the awards programme.

CATEGORIES

The awards will be given in the following main categories per industry:

  • Executive of the Year
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Employee Engagement of the Year
  • Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year
  • Health and Wellness Initiative of the Year


INDUSTRY CATEGORIES

  • Accounting Services
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Airline
  • Analytics
  • Apparel
  • Architecture
  • Automotive Services
  • Automotive & Transport Equipment
  • Automotive & Transport System
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Beauty & Cosmetics
  • Broadband Telecommunication
  • Broadcasting
  • Brokerage
  • Building Services & Facilities
  • Business Insurance
  • Business Services
  • Business Travel Technology
  • Cargo Handling
  • Chemicals
  • Cloud Services
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Commercial Real Estate Trust
  • Compliance Consulting
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Services
  • Computer Software
  • Conglomerates
  • Consulting
  • Consumer Products - Durables
  • Consumer Products - Non-Durables
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Credit Solutions Technology
  • Data Center
  • Declaring Agent
  • Department Stores
  • Dining & Entertainment
  • Diversified Services
  • E-Commerce
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Electronic Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Services
  • Executive Search
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Technology
  • FMCG
  • Food & Beverage
  • Food Manufacturing Solutions
  • Food Safety
  • Food Science
  • Fundraising
  • Furniture and Fixture
  • General Insurance
  • Government
  • Health Products & Services
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Technology
  • Heavy Civil Construction
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Human Resource Technology
  • Human Resources Consulting
  • Industrial Construction
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Services
  • Infection Control
  • Insurance Broker
  • Interior Design
  • Internet/New Media
  • Investment Banking
  • IT Services
  • Life Insurance
  • Legal
  • Logistics
  • Luxury Retail
  • Machining and Tooling
  • Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Marine and Offshore Engineering
  • Marine Services
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Technology
  • Materials & Construction
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Metals & Mining
  • Motion Picture & Video
  • Music
  • Networking Technology
  • Non-Profit Organization
  • Oil & Gas
  • Outsourcing
  • Payments
  • Personal Insurance
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Printing Technology
  • Printing and Signages
  • Property Services
  • Real Estate
  • Reinsurer
  • Remittance
  • Renewable Energy
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Residential Product Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Safety & Security
  • Semiconductor
  • Shipping
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Television
  • Tourism
  • Trade Technology
  • Training and Development
  • Transportation
  • Travel Retail
  • Travel Services
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Virtual Banking
  • Wholesale

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

Executive of the Year

  • Achievements - What accomplishments were achieved by the executive's exceptional leadership and how did they help drive the company's growth?

  • Challenges & Solutions - What were the biggest challenges that the executive encountered in moving the company forward? What solutions were implemented to overcome these challenges?

  • Innovation - What new ideas did the executive introduce to substantially boost the company's business?

Innovator of the Year

  • Uniqueness - What was the unique and innovative initiative that the innovator have spearheaded which led to a significant growth in the company? 

  • Success - What were the initiative's outcomes and what measures were used to achieve its success?

  • Effectiveness - How effective was the innovation and how did it impact the company?

Team of the Year

  • Achievements - What were the team's remarkable contributions to the company's growth?

  • Challenges & Solutions - What were the biggest challenges that the team encountered in driving growth? What solutions were implemented to overcome these challenges?

  • Innovation - What new ideas did the team introduce to substantially boost the company's business?

Employee Engagement of the Year

  • Strategy - What are the recent strategies implemented to engage the company's employees and enhance fulfilment with their careers?

  • Effectiveness - How effective was the strategy and what was its impact on the workforce?

Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year 

  • Strategy - What initiatives were implemented to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace?
  • Effectiveness - How effective were the initiatives and what was their impact on the workforce, the company's business and/or customers? 

Health and Wellness Initiative of the Year 

  • Strategy - What initiatives were implemented to promote and support the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of the workforce?
  • Effectiveness - How effective were the initiatives and what was their impact on the workforce, the company's business and/or customers? 

NOMINATION PROCESS

  1. Prepare a 500-word write-up about the individual, team, or project/initiative that you are nominating. Use the judging criteria guide questions above to tell us about why your entry deserves to win the award.
  2. Go to the online nomination form.
  3. Fill out the required fields.
    • Company and entrant details
    • Chosen category and industry
    • Nomination entry title and overview/synopsis
    • 500-word write-up
    • Upload photos and supporting documents
    • 3 key achievements
    • Client or employee testimonials (optional)
    • Chosen winner's package
  4. Once you're done, you will receive an email confirmation of your nomination.

Note: You may submit up to three (3) entries. If submitting multiple entries, you must fill out the form once per entry as each nomination form is valid for one entry only. 

Past Winners

Executive of the Year

Innovator of the Year

Team of the Year

Employee Engagement of the Year

  • Building Materials and Facilities - Al Shirawi Group - Engineering & Healthcare Services
  • Financial Services - Finance House PJSC
  • FMCG - Beiersdorf Middle East
  • Oil & Gas - Saudi Aramco - South Ghawar Producing Department (SGPD)

Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year

For inquiries, contact:

For more details, contact:

Jane Patiag

+65 3158 1386

[email protected]

JUDGES

Saudamini Dubey

Saudamini Dubey

Digital Transformation Lead Partner
Deloitte Middle East

Shivendra Jha

Shivendra Jha

Partner, Head of Advisory Services and International Liaison Partner (ILP)
BDO UAE

Nimish Makvana

Nimish Makvana

Senior Partner and Management Team Member
Crowe UAE

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TESTIMONIALS

Middle East Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Middle East Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Cruise Saudi

Middle East Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: e&

Middle East Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Electromin

Middle East Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Finance House PJSC

Middle Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: Saudi Arabian Mining, Ma'aden

Middle East Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: SIBCA Electronic Equipment Company Ltd.

Middle East Management Excellence Awards 2023 Winner: SMC

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the nomination process?

The awards programme follows a self-nomination process, which means a company representative must be in charge of nominating their executive, innovator, team, or project/initiative for the award.

To submit an entry, all you have to do is fill out the online nomination form

How many winners per category?

There will be one winning company per main category and a corresponding industry.

How many entries can be submitted?

You may submit up to three (3) entries. Fill out the form once per entry as each submission is valid for one entry only.

Who/What can be nominated?

  • Executive of the Year - The individual must be a CEO, COO, President, Managing Director, General Manager, or other top-level executive equivalent that made notable contributions to the success and growth of the company in the last 24 calendar months. 
  • Innovator of the Year - The individual of any job title must have introduced and spearheaded an innovative initiative of the company in the last 24 calendar months.
  • Team of the Year - The team must be able to showcase a remarkable initiative or series of initiatives launched in the last 24 calendar months that helped the company's business.
  • Employee Engagement of the Year - The project or initiative must have provided strong employee experience and positive impact on the company's workforce and must be launched in the last 24 calendar months.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year - The project or initiative must have promoted diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and must be launched in the last 24 calendar months.
  • Health and Wellness Initiative of the Year - The project or initiative must have promoted and supported the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of the workforce and must be launched in the last 24 calendar months.

When was the awards programme launched?

The Management Excellence Awards was launched in Singapore in 2015. Since then, it has been successfully recognising the best business leaders in various industries. The local runs in Hong Kong and Malaysia were launched in 2018 and 2021 respectively.

In 2023, the Middle East run was launched.

For more details, contact:

Jane Patiag

+65 3158 1386

[email protected]

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Key Dates and Venue

Submission Opens:
Feb 26 2024
Submission Closes:
Jun 14 2024
Awards Dinner:
Sep 25, 2024
An event hosted by: