Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sheikh Hasher to honour UAE's top 20 corporate performers

Sheikh Hasher to honour UAE's top 20 corporate performers

Newsweek Arabic Edition launches Award of Excellence Program to recognise top corporate contributors to national economy

March 28, 2009
Newsweek Arabic Edition, the No.1 weekly magazine in the Arab World, has announced that it will present awards to the UAE's 20 top corporate performers in 2008 during the pioneering Newsweek Award of Excellence Program to be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Dubai. The ceremony, which will honour top-performing UAE-based companies, institutions and organisations from the private and public sectors, will also mark the ninth anniversary of Newsweek Arabic Edition and will serve as the inaugural event of what will be an annual feature in the Newsweek calendar.

The awards ceremony will be graced by H.H. Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai Department of Information, who will distribute the awards to the winners. Newsweek has conducted an extensive research and study through a team of Newsweek senior correspondents and writers and the Newsweek Editorial Board to identify the winners of the Award of Excellence Program. The winners come from different sectors that include finance, media, airline, education, hospitality, real estate and property, and general trading.

Mohamad Salman, Regional Manager, Newsweek Arabic Edition said: "Having extensively studied and researched on the business performance of different private sector companies and organisations in the UAE, we are pleased to finally come up with a list of honourees that have contributed meaningfully to their respective industries and to the national economy. We believe this initiative will serve as motivation for organisations to be more competitive and to push their limits to excel in their respective fields. Ultimately, by incorporating this in our calendar of events, it is our aim to promote excellence and quality among all business organisations in the UAE."

Sheikh Khalifa Al Sabah, Chairman of Dar Al Watan and Editor-in-Chief, Newsweek Arabic Edition, will be present during the awards ceremony. Winners are selected based strictly on merit, particularly their contributions to the business community, the nation and the economy.

The Newsweek Award of Excellence Program serves as a complementary initiative to the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who has urged companies to cultivate organisational excellence and high quality standards as a key tool to help sustain the economic progress of the UAE.

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