Qatari businessman Issa Abu Issa has scooped the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Business Award at the Arabian Business Qatar Awards 2012.
As chairman and CEO of Salam International Investment Limited, he had led its transformation from being one of Qatar’s major family-owned businesses into a public shareholding company which operates both locally and in the Middle East region.
He collected the award at a glittering ceremony held in the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Doha on Monday night.
Other big winners on the night included Hisham Al Mana taking Businessman of the Year and Mashael Al Ansari winning Businesswoman of the Year.
The night’s biggest winner was Barwa Bank, which won Fastest Growing Company and a special CSR award.
Full list of winners
Outstanding Contribution to Business: Issa Abu Issa
Businessman of The Year: Hisham Al Mana
Businesswoman of the Year: Mishael Al Ansari
CSR Award: Barwa Bank
Logistics Company of the Year: Gulf Warehousing Company
Express Company of the Year: DHL
Retail Company of the Year: Lagoona Mall by Darwish Holding
Investment Bank of the Year: Ahli Bank
Bank of the Year: Qatar National Bank
Real Estate Company of the Year: Ezdan Real Estate
Project of the Year: Barwa Commercial Avenue
Hospitality Company of the Year: Katara Hospitality
Telecom Company of the Year: QTel
Best SME Finance: QDB
Fastest Growing Company: Barwa Bank
From / Arabian Business