On the occasion of the third annual Qatar Enterprise Agility Awards, Entrepreneur of the Year in association with Doha Bank, BNC Publishing as part of the Entrepreneur MENA franchise, awarded businesses and individuals across multiple categories on November 14, 2016 at The Grand Hyatt Doha in Qatar.
The relevant Enterprise Agility Achievers have established themselves as clear industry innovators who have made significant contributions to both Qatar and the Middle East’s business arena, and set the benchmark for corporations operating across the region.
A total of 18 awards were presented on the night, with all of the winners having set themselves apart from their peers in the region by showcasing a commitment to excellence and thereby raising the bar of their respective industries.
In his address to the guests, Wissam Younane, CEO, BNC Publishing, noted that while Qatar has been leaving no stone unturned in its bid to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country, it is still in its early stages, and thus needs to continue to be nurtured in order to grow to its full potential.
“We need to keep in mind that there’s still a lot more work to be done for the entrepreneurial community here, and we at Entrepreneur continue to see a need for more investment in this space,” said Younane. “Qatar is fortunate that it is seeing such a great drive for entrepreneurship right now, and so, if we continue to keep this momentum going, then we, as an ecosystem, will have played our part in helping this country realize its National Vision for 2030.”
Younane also felicitated the winners at the ceremony, by saying, “I congratulate you, as you are the people who are leading this sector forward, and it is your efforts that are essentially building up Qatar, and indeed, the Middle East region as a whole as well. With our distinctions, we want to recognize you and your tireless work, and applaud all of your great achievements over the past year.”
Organized by Entrepreneur MENA, the 2016 Qatar Enterprise Agility Awards recognized and honored enterprise leaders and individuals who have distinguished themselves and shown sector significance and outstanding business conduct across a variety of industries in the region.
The Enterprise Agility Awards, Entrepreneur of the Year seeks to acknowledge agility across a variety of industries including retail, healthcare, construction, hospitality, aviation, education, banking, and energy, amongst other key drivers of the Middle East’s economy.
Retail Innovation Fifty One East
Startup of the Year Meddy
Mobile App of the Year Urban Point
Tech Innovation DIC
Sustainability Initiative of the Year Tarsheed
Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development QSTP
Startup Hub of the Year QBIC
Human Capital Development Injaz Qatar
Education Innovation HEC Paris in Qatar
Excellence in Economic Development QFC
CSR Initiative of the Year Qatar Cool
Construction Disruptor of the Year Cimolai Rimond ME
Contracting Achievement of the Year Al Sarh Holding Group
Project Management Firm of the Year Hill International
Logistics Innovation GWC
Telecom Innovation Vodafone Qatar
Market Penetration KBN
Outstanding Contribution to Business Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Al Thani