Khuloud Al Omian
170 in Forbes' 'Top Indians in Arab World' list
Dubai, May 12, 2014
As many as 170 individuals have made it onto the Forbes Middle East list of Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World, a ranking that celebrates the achievements of India’s top movers and shakers in the Middle East business world.
Forbes Middle East will reveal the ranking at an event tomorrow (May 13) that will include a glamorous gala dinner and awards ceremony in the Godolphin Ballroom, Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
Building on last year’s successful event which centered on Forbes Middle East’s groundbreaking ranking of prominent Indian business figures in the UAE, the publication has extended its reach to reveal the Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World. Many of the stellar professionals featured in this year’s ranking will gather at the celebration.
The Top Indian Leaders list is compiled after extensive and detailed research into Indian businesspeople residing or operating a business in the region, said a statement.
Khuloud Al Omian, editor-in-chief, Forbes Middle East and vice-president of Arab Publisher House, said: “Forbes Middle East is delighted to once again present its Top Indian Leaders ranking, this year encompassing the entire Arab world. The corresponding event is an opportunity for us to celebrate the diversity and business acumen of the region’s top Indian business leaders and we look forward to seeing some familiar faces and welcoming some new ones.”
Explaining how this event falls within Forbes Middle East’s broader ambitions, Al Omian explained: “The Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World publication and the celebrations that accompany it are part of our vision to encourage business success across the full spectrum of sectors, industries and demographic groups in the region.”
Bank Julius Baer counts as Forbes Middle East’s headlining partner for this event. Speaking about the bank’s active role in making the special evening possible, Boris Collardi, CEO of Julius Baer Group, said: “We are honored to be associated with Forbes Middle East for the second consecutive year in bringing together leading luminaries within the Indian business community in the Arab world. As we recognize their achievements and importantly their commitment to the region’s development through the businesses they lead, we hope our close association with the local community and partnership can aid in making the Arab world a leading business destination.”
In attendance at the special event will be guest of honour T P Seetharam, Ambassador of India to the UAE; Yusuffali MA, founder and managing director, LuLu Group International; B R Shetty, founder, New Medical Centre; and PNC Menon, founder and chairman, Sobha Group. - TradeArabia News Service