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World Leadership Congress & Awards



The Leadership Awards is all about Achievers, Super Achievers and Future Business Leaders. This glamorous event will attract the best of the best from all over the world. This event will highlight, recognize and reward their ability to steer their businesses through turbulent times, applying the best of business modules to manage and keep their missions afloat.

These awards will recognize the achievements made by selected high profile corporate business leaders and honor their great contributions towards the country's post-recession economic development. All these fine exemplary leaders will be mentioned of their impeccable leadership qualities deeming it fit into nation building.


  • As a mark of recognition toward the achievements required by the Entrepreneur / Business Leadership.
  • As a mark of honor and encouragement to the Entrepreneur and Leaders.
  • Development of new Leaders and upgrading of existing Leaders.

Award Categories

Guidelines | Nomination Form

  • Outstanding Business Leader (Industry Segments)
    • Insurance
    • Banking
    • Financial Services
    • Mutual Funds
    • Telecommunications
    • Retail & Lifestyle
    • IT
    • Supply Chain
    • Sustainability
    • Workplace
    • Enterprise Technology
    • Customer Value
    • Industry Advocacy
    • Logistics
    • Trade ( Import / Export )
    • Aviation
    • Construction
    • Hospitality & Tourism
    • Real Estate & Development
    • Travel & Leisure
    • Oil & Gas & Petrochemicals
    • Automobile
    • FMCG
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Electronics
    • PSU
    • NGO / World Body Associations
    • Wine & Spirits
    • Media / Entertainment
    • BPO & ITES
    • Healthcare
    • Chemical; Plant & Fertilizer
    • Public Relations
    • Textile & Fashion
  • Business Leader of the Year
  • Overall Operational Leader Award
  • Emerging Leader of the year
  • HR Leadership Award
  • CEO of the Year
  • Hall of Fame Award
  • Leaders of Tomorrow Award
  • Women Leadership Award
  • Mark of Excellence Award
  • Young Achiever of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Role Model Leaders in setting service standards
  • Exemplary Leader Award
  • Visionary Leader Award
  • Social Entrepreneurship Leadership Award
  • E-Learning Leadership Award
  • Business Leader with a Social Mission (Outstanding Achiever)

  • Global Academic Leadership Award
  • Market Leadership Award
  • Environmental Leadership Award
  • Business Innovation Award
  • Operational Excellence Award
  • Industry Leadership Award
  • Brand Leadership Award
  • Best Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Award
  • BPO Organization of the Year
  • Dream Company to Work for
  • Award for Leadership Strategy
  • Award for Service Leadership
  • Best Leadership Initiative
  • Next-Generation Leadership Award
  • Diversity Leadership Award


Quotes On Leadership

  • "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

    John Quincy Adams

  • "It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."

    Nelson Mandela

  • "A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and throughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerage stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial and uninformed."

    Nelson Mandela

World Sustainability At
United Nations



Role Players


Purposeful Purpose...

5th - 6th December, 2017 | Le Meridien, Mauritius

Role Players


Next Now? The Future Is Now

6th - 7th December, 2016 | Le Meridien, Mauritius

Role Players


Connecting Minds, Creating The Future

14th - 15th February, 2015 | Taj Lands End, Mumbai

Role Players


If Not Now, When?

6th - 7th October, 2015 | Taj Palace, Dubai

Role Players


Award Winners

5th - 6th December, 2017 | Le Meridien, Mauritius Photo Gallery

  • Ashwin Heerdaye Jugbandhan, Country Head, Bain Capital
  • Daniel d'ARIFAT, CEO, PNL (Pharmacie Nouvelle Limited)
  • Darshan Chandaria, Director & Group CEO, Chandaria Group
  • Dr. Chandan Chattaraj, President Human Resources, UFLEX Group
  • Dr. Dharma Basgeet, Director of Operations, Implementation & Product Development at Ceridian
  • Jaikrishna B, President - Group HR, Amara Raja Group
  • Khalid Abdulla, Group Chief Executive Officer, African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited
  • Michael Njoroge, Managing Director, Multi-Link Group
  • Prof. Harrish C. Bheemul, Chief Executive Officer, Train 2 Gain Group
  • Richie Sanasy, Chief Executive Officer, Inspace International Ltd.
  • Saleem R Beebeejaun, Chairman, Warwyck Private Bank Ltd.
  • Sanjeev K.S Gopaul, Founder & CEO, Credentia Group
  • Tony LEE LUEN LEN, Partner, Ecosis Ltd
  • Usha Brijmohun, Chairperson, The Mauritius Post Ltd
  • Aigbe Omoregie, MD/CEO, Intercontinental Paints Ltd
  • Bruce Dube, Managing Director, ‎Nine80 Digital Media
  • Dr. Tarita Shankar, Chairperson, Indira Group of Institutes
  • Syria Civil Defence (The White Helmets)

6th - 7th December, 2016 | Le Meridien, Mauritius Photo Gallery

    Global Leadership Excellence Award
  • Sisa Ngebulana, Chief Executive Officer, Billion Group
  • Sanjiv Bhasin, Chief Executive Officer, AfrAsia Bank Limited
  • Muhammad Raja Talib, Chief Executive Officer, OIC Today
  • J.A.B. Nishani Jayasinghe Ranaweera, Managing Director, Diligent Group
  • Suzanne Ravenall, Executive Chairman, The Effectiveness Company
  • Gaurav Tandon, Managing Director, K Kompany FZ Llc
  • Moe Zidan, CEO, Ryyse Ventures
    Business Leadership Excellence Award
  • Tewolde Gebremariam, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines
  • Romesh Bhoyroo, Chief Executive Officer,Airports of Mauritius Co Ltd
  • Vincent Ah-Chuen, Group Managing Director, ABC Group
    Young Achiever Award
  • Lee Grant, Founder and CEO, BrandServe Group
  • Olatorera Oniru, Chief Executive Officer,
    Business Innovation Award
  • Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation
  • UMBO Human Potential Solutions (Pty) Ltd
    Global Strategic Leadership Excellence Award
  • Subramanian R S, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, DHL Express India Pvt Limited
    Global Leadership Excellence Award for Leadership in CSR
  • Mr. Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart Express Limited

6th October, 2015 | Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa Street Photo Gallery

    Outstanding Contribution to the development of Emirates (Dubai Municipality)
  • H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Deputy Ruler of Dubai & The Minister of Finance and Industry of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
    Global Leadership Award (Strategist Leadership)
  • Abdulaziz Al-Babtain, Managing Director, The National Agricultural Development Company (NADEC)
  • Sherif Hosny, CEO, Schaduf
  • Silvio Liedtke, Chief Operating Officer, Landmark Leisure
  • Laura Allais-Maré, Founder and Director, Slow Food In Dubai
    Business Leadership Excellence Award
  • Sailesh Nathan, Chairman & Managing Director, BuyDobuy Advertising LLC
  • Sohan Roy S. K., Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Aries Group of Companies
  • Jude Chagas Pereira, Chief Executive Officer, IYCON
  • Kyle Whitehill, Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Qatar
  • K. Muraleedharan, Chairman, SFC Group
  • Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia
  • Ken Shelto, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Excellence
  • Dr. Ram Buxani, Chairman, International Traders (ME) Ltd.
  • Mohamed Noordeen, Chairman & Managing Director, Ocean Rubber Factory LLC
  • Peter Alexander Janssen, Chief Executive Officer, Landmark Hotels & Suites
  • Eng. Malak Ali, Chief Executive Officer, 3Dimension
  • Dr. Samer Ellahham, Chief Quality Officer, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC)
  • Salaam Said Al Shaksy, CEO, Alizz Islamic Bank
  • Ahmed Al Musalmi, Chief Executive Officer, National Bank of Oman
  • Osman Sultan, Chief Executive Officer, Du Telecom
  • Pradeep Laljani, Managing Director & Owner, Consolidated Electrical Factors LLC
  • Nicole Rodrigues, Managing Director, DIVA Modelling & Events FZ LLC
  • Dr. Tejinder Singh, Founder & CEO, BPO+
  • Rajan Mathrani, Managing Director, Elekta Gulf
  • Adeeb Ahamed, Chief Executive Officer, LuLu International Exchange
  • Dr. Siddeek Ahmed, Chairman & Managing Director, Eram Group
  • Dr. Shaikha Al Maskari, Chairperson, Al Maskari Holding
  • S. Kumar Wadhawan, Chairman, Samara Group
  • Vito Gomes, Founder & Managing Director, Aviation Services Management Ltd.
  • Krishnan Ramachandran, Chief Executive Officer, Barjeel Geojit Securities LLC
  • Debashis Nath, Managing Director Investment Banking, Que Capital Limited
  • Dr. Mahmoud Kaiyal, Founder & CEO, WebTeb
  • Tony Gougassian, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, LU Analytics DMCC / BLU Solutions Ltd / BLU Solutions s.a.l.
  • Dr. Amat Taap Manshor, Chief Executive Officer, Finance Accreditation Agency
  • Kunal G. Wadhwani, Chief Executive Officer, Nakeiya Ventures Limited
  • Tod R. Burwell, President & Chief Executive Officer, BAFT (Bankers Association for Finance & Trade)
  • Ibrahim Colak, Founder & CEO,
  • Omar Soudodi, Managing Director, PayFort
  • Syed Rehan Hyder, Chief Executive Officer, Insource Pakistan
  • Surain Kanda, Chief Executive Officer, TERRA COLLEGE
  • Musab Ruknuddin, Managing Director, Osteon Holdings
  • Nasr Amur Shwain Al Hosni, Chief Executive Officer, The Financial Corporation Co SAOG (FINCORP)
  • Kanwar Ratra, President, Nimex Petroleum Group
  • Howard Ullman, Chief Executive Officer, Atmospheric Water Solutions
  • Najla M. Al Shirawi, Chief Executive Officer, Securities & Investment Company (UAE) L.L.C
  • Robert LeGrande, II., Founder, The Digital Decision, LLC
    Young Achiever Award
  • Gassan Al Kibsi, Director, McKinsey
  • Abdullah Al Jumah, Saudi Traveler, Author & Lecturer in law, King Saud University in Riyadh
  • Omar Samra, Founder, Guanabana
  • Radwa Rostom, Project Manager, Hand Over
  • Moustafa Fahour OAM, Founder & Director, Islamic Museum of Australia
  • Lama A. Younis, Founder, Hissah Enrichment Center
  • Dr. Nasser Saidi, President & Founder, Nasser Saidi & Associates
  • Dr. Mariam Matar, Founder & Chairman, UAE Genetic Diseases Association
  • Minoush Saleh Adel Abdel Meguid, Managing Director, Union Capital
  • Hamdan AlShamsi, Senior Partner, Hamdan AlShamsi Lawyers & Legal Consultant
  • Vishal Kumar, Manager - Wealth Management, Rak Bank, Dubai
  • Hosam Mamoon Zowawi, The University of Queensland
    Best Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Award
  • Dubai Duty Free
    Operational Excellence Award
  • Operations & Distribution, HPCL
    Award for Service Leadership in Healthcare
  • Bilcare GCS
    Best Environmental Leadership Award
  • Dubai Duty Free
    Next-Generation Leadership Award
  • Operations & Distribution, HPCL
    Education Leadership Award
  • Prof. Mansoor Alaali, President, Ahlia University
  • Prof. AbdulSattar Ahmad Al-Alusi, President, Emirates College for Management & Information Technology
  • Prof. Christopher Abraham, Head - Dubai Campus, Sr Vice President - Institutional Development, S P Jain School of Global Management
  • Prof. Mohamed Monier El-Toukhy, President, University of Modern Sciences
  • Ron Hilvert, Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
  • Pr. Karim Chelli, President & Vice-Chancellor, Canadian University Dubai
  • Dr. Thouraya Labben, Dean, European International College
  • Dr. Alfred Bloom, Vice Chancellor, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Prof. Muthanna G. Abdul Razzaq, President, American University in the Emirates
  • Dr. Issa Sabil Al Bulush, Chairman & CEO, Gulf College Oman
  • Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President, Thumbay Group
  • Mary-Lynn Ozone, Regional Manager, London College of Make-up
  • Dr. Carol Ann Ross, President, Kuwait Community College
  • Kingston Gilbert, Principal / CEO, The Westminster School
  • Dr. Björn Kjerfve, Chancellor, American University of Sharjah
  • Indira Group of Institutes


I am writing you this email to express my gratitude to be part of the event "World Leadership Congress" held yesterday at Taj Palace, Dubai. I am looking forward for the next event and would love to be part again.

Eng. Malak AliCEO, 3 Dimension Engineering

First of all I would like to thank you for such a great event, and I am really honered to have received the award. The whole event was executed in such a professional manner - well done!

Jim LatracheFounder and CEO,
Equal Learning

Thank you very much for all the courtesies extended at the "World Leadership Congress & Awards" function. The event was well planned and conducted and I am particularly thankful.

Krishnan RamachandranCEO, Barjeel Geojit
Securities LLC


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