Top firms selected for outstanding contributions to GCC’s infrastructure growth

03 October 2017

There were 140 companies shortlisted across various award categories

The unprecedented growth of the infrastructure sector across the GCC over the past six decades has been one of the most significant achievements of the region in modern times.

Guided by the ambitious national visions set by the leadership of each GCC state, the world has witnessed the transformation of the region from humble beginnings into a vibrant, modern and forward-looking market, where key cities have grown to become important global business and trading hubs.

The MEED Awards 2017 finalists from the UAE
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Advisory Services Company of the Year AwardEthics Plus Public Accountants
Advisory Services Company of the Year AwardHVS
Advisory Services Company of the Year AwardSynergy Consulting
Architectural/Design Practice of the Year AwardDistance Studio Middle East Engineering Consultancy
Architectural/Design Practice of the Year AwardGensler
Architectural/Design Practice of the Year AwardInteract Group International
Architectural/Design Practice of the Year AwardDUFIT Interiors
Architectural/Design Practice of the Year AwardJT & Partners
Architectural/Design Practice of the Year AwardKohn Pedersen Fox
Architectural/Design Practice of the Year AwardKristina Zanic Consultants
Business Innovation of the Year AwardASGC
Business Innovation of the Year AwardAster DM Healthcare
Business Innovation of the Year AwardDe Boer Middle East

 

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Business Innovation of the Year AwardDubai Multi Commodities Centre
Business Innovation of the Year AwardEmirates National Oil Company
Business Innovation of the Year AwardImdaad
Business Innovation of the Year AwardIMG Worlds of Adventure
Consultant of the Year Award (Construction, Engineering)AECOM
Consultant of the Year Award (Construction, Engineering)Parsons
Consultant of the Year Award (Construction, Engineering)Ramboll
Consultant of the Year Award (Construction, Engineering)RMD Kwikform Middle East
Consultant of the Year Award (Construction, Engineering)Sargent & Lundy
Contractor of the Year AwardAirolink Construction
Contractor of the Year AwardAl-Futtaim Carillion
Contractor of the Year AwardASGC

 

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Contractor of the Year AwardMultiplex Constructions
Contractor of the Year AwardS&T Interiors and Contracting
Energy Provider of the Year AwardEmirates National Oil Company
Energy Provider of the Year AwardENGIE
Energy Provider of the Year AwardEnviromena Power Systems
Female Leader of the Year AwardHibah Shata, Managing Director, Child Early Intervention Medical Centre
Female Leader of the Year AwardRania Rostom, Chief Innovation and Communications Officer, GE
Female Leader of the Year AwardCaroline Kehoe, Partner and Head of Middle East Energy, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Financial Institution of the Year AwardAbu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Financial Institution of the Year AwardAhli United Bank
Financial Institution of the Year AwardMawarid Finance
Financial Institution of the Year AwardUAE Exchange
Financial Institution of the Year AwardUnited Insurance Broker
Financial Institution of the Year AwardDubai Islamic Bank

 

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Contractor of the Year AwardMultiplex Constructions
Contractor of the Year AwardS&T Interiors and Contracting
Energy Provider of the Year AwardEmirates National Oil Company
Energy Provider of the Year AwardENGIE
Energy Provider of the Year AwardEnviromena Power Systems
Female Leader of the Year AwardHibah Shata, Managing Director, Child Early Intervention Medical Centre
Female Leader of the Year AwardRania Rostom, Chief Innovation and Communications Officer, GE
Female Leader of the Year AwardCaroline Kehoe, Partner and Head of Middle East Energy, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Financial Institution of the Year AwardAbu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Financial Institution of the Year AwardAhli United Bank
Financial Institution of the Year AwardMawarid Finance
Financial Institution of the Year AwardUAE Exchange
Financial Institution of the Year AwardUnited Insurance Broker
Financial Institution of the Year AwardDubai Islamic Bank

 

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Freezone/Special Economic Zone Authority of the Year AwardDubai Multi Commodities Centre
Freezone/Special Economic Zone Authority of the Year AwardRas Al Khaimah Economic Zone
Healthcare Company of the Year AwardCambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Centre
Healthcare Company of the Year AwardCerner Middle East
Healthcare Company of the Year AwardChild Early Intervention Medical Centre
Healthcare Company of the Year AwardEternity Medicine
Healthcare Company of the Year AwardManzil Health Care Services
Healthcare Company of the Year AwardNMC Healthcare
Healthcare Company of the Year AwardUniversity Hospital Sharjah
Healthcare Company of the Year AwardWMC Services DMCC
Hospitality Company of the Year AwardLouvre Hotels Group MENA
Hospitality Company of the Year AwardNikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai
Hospitality Company of the Year AwardGates Hospitality
Industrial Company of the Year AwardGE

 

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Industrial Company of the Year AwardStevin Rock
Law Firm of the Year AwardAl Tamimi & Company
Law Firm of the Year AwardClyde & Co
Law Firm of the Year AwardEversheds Sutherland
Law Firm of the Year AwardGaladari Advocates & Legal Consultants
Logistics Company of the Year AwardBollore Logistics
Logistics Company of the Year AwardGulftainer
Logistics Company of the Year AwardMaersk Line
Logistics Company of the Year AwardRSA Logistics
Logistics Company of the Year AwardAgility (Abu Dhabi) PJSC
Male Leader of the Year AwardJesus Sancho, Managing Director Middle East, Acciona
Male Leader of the Year AwardPaddy Padmanathan, President and CEO, ACWA Power
Male Leader of the Year AwardMichael Pomerance, VP and MD, Cerner Middle East
Male Leader of the Year AwardJoe Tabet, Managing Director, JT & Partners

 

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Male Leader of the Year AwardAdel Al Awadhi, Founder, The Corporate Group
Male Leader of the Year AwardPromoth Manghat, Chief Executive Officer, UAE Exchange
Male Leader of the Year AwardAdnan Chilwan, Group CEO, Dubai Islamic Bank
Male Leader of the Year AwardWaqas Al Adawi, Vice Chairman, S&T Interiors and Contracting
Manufacturer of the Year AwardDow Chemical IMEA GmbH
Manufacturer of the Year AwardEl Sewedy Electric
Manufacturer of the Year AwardJotun UAE
Oil & Gas/Petrochemicals Company of the Year AwardEmirates National Oil Company
Oil & Gas/Petrochemicals Company of the Year AwardEmirates National Oil Company
Power/Water Company of the Year AwardAbu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company
Power/Water Company of the Year AwardENGIE
Power/Water Company of the Year AwardGE
Power/Water Company of the Year AwardXylem
Real Estate Developer of the Year AwardBloom Properties

 

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Renewables Company of the Year AwardABB
Renewables Company of the Year AwardPhanes Group
Renewables Company of the Year AwardSterling and Wilson Pvt. Ltd.
Rising Star of the Year AwardLachlan Jackson, Managing Director, Ecocoast Contracting
Rising Star of the Year AwardBenjamin Casey, Project Manager, Multiplex Constructions
Rising Star of the Year AwardRahul Pai, Chief Operating Officer, UAE Exchange
Rising Star of the Year AwardJon Richards, CEO, yallacompare
Specialist Contractor of the Year AwardAcciona
Specialist Contractor of the Year AwardAl Arabia for Safety and Security - Juma Al Majid Group
Specialist Contractor of the Year AwardEcocoast Contracting
Specialist Contractor of the Year AwardFK Construction
Specialist Contractor of the Year AwardSerco Middle East
Specialist Contractor of the Year AwardTwintec Middle East
Supplier of the Year AwardDulsco

 

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Supplier of the Year AwardEl Sewedy Electric
Supplier of the Year AwardRapid Access
Supplier of the Year AwardRMD Kwikform Middle East
Sustainable Business of the Year AwardAl Futtaim Carillion
Sustainable Business of the Year AwardBee’ah
Sustainable Business of the Year AwardTIME Hotels
Transport Company of the Year AwardATS Shipping LLC
Transport Company of the Year AwardCarlease Rent a Car

Currently, over $2 trillion worth of active projects are in the pipeline across the GCC, according to MEED Projects data, with the majority being infrastructure-related schemes that are crucial to the economic diversification of the region as well as its future prosperity.

To celebrate this incredible achievement, MEED Awards selected and evaluated thousands of companies and stakeholders to recognise their contribution to the region’s amazing growth story. The jury looked at how each company has contributed to this success through its business achievements, environmental sustainability programmes, workforce culture, innovative practices, and client service in delivering the region’s ambitious projects programme. In parallel, individual achievements among the leadership of companies and stakeholders have also been assessed for their impact on spearheading various infrastructure schemes from development through to execution and successful operations.

A total of 140 companies were shortlisted across various award categories including Advisory Services Company of the Year, Architectural/Design Practice of the Year, Business Innovation of the Year, Consultant of the Year (Construction, Engineering), Contractor of the Year, Energy Provider of the Year, Financial Institution of the Year, Freezone/Special Economic Zone Authority of the Year, Healthcare Company of the Year, Hospitality Company of the Year, Industrial Company of the Year, Law Firm of the Year, Logistics Company of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, Oil & Gas/Petrochemicals Company of the Year, Power/Water Company of the Year, Real Estate Developer of the Year, Renewables Company of the Year, Specialist Contractor of the Year, Supplier of the Year, Sustainable Business of the Year and Transport Company of the Year.

 

The MEED Awards 2017 finalists from Saudi Arabia

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Advisory Services Company of the Year AwardKPMG in Saudi Arabia
Business Innovation of the Year AwardKPMG in Saudi Arabia
Contractor of the Year AwardAl Bawani Company Limited
Contractor of the Year AwardAlKifah Contracting Company
Hospitality Company of the Year AwardDur Hospitality Company
Industrial Company of the Year AwardFS-Elliott Saudi Arabia
Logistics Company of the Year AwardAlmajdouie Logistics Company
Logistics Company of the Year AwardBahri
Male Leader of the Year AwardAbdullah AlFozan, Chairman of KPMG ofMiddle East and South Asia
Manufacturer of the Year AwardFS-Elliott Saudi Arabia

 

The MEED Awards 2017 finalists from Saudi Arabia
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Power/Water Company of the Year AwardACWA Power
Oil & Gas/Petrochemicals Company of the Year AwardAdvanced Petrochemical Company
Real Estate Developer of the Year AwardJabal Omar Development Company
Renewables Company of the Year AwardACWA Power
Rising Star of the Year AwardKhalil Al Sedais, Office Managing Partner - Riyadh andHead of Audit, KPMG in Saudi Arabia
Rising Star of the Year AwardDriss Berraho, Business Development Manager, ACWA Power
Rising Star of The Year AwardWael Al Sarhan, Bahri
Supplier of the Year AwardFS-Elliott Saudi Arabia
Sustainable Business of the Year AwardKPMG in Saudi Arabia
Transport Company of the Year AwardBahri
Transport Company of the Year AwardBudget Rent A Car, Saudi Arabia

Outstanding individual achievers will also be recognised through the Female Leader of the Year, Male Leader of the Year and Rising Star of the Year awards.

The UAE dominated the shortlist of the inaugural edition of the awards with 102 finalists, followed by Saudi Arabia with 20 and Oman with seven. Bahrain was next with the most number of finalists with six, followed by Kuwait with four and Qatar with one.

The MEED Awards 2017 finalists from Kuwait
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Female Leader of the Year AwardDonna Sultan, CEO and President, KEO International Consultants
Financial Institution of the Year AwardAl Ahli Bank of Kuwait ( ABK)
Financial Institution of the Year AwardDimah Capital Investment
Financial Institution of the Year AwardKuwait International Bank

“The next phase of the GCC’s incredible story will be defined by how well the government and private sectors can work together. The MEED Awards celebrate the very best success stories of the past year, recognising the greatest commercial and environmental achievements as well as the most valuable innovations and client service,” said Richard Thompson, Editorial Director, MEED, the region’s leading business intelligence service provider.

The finalists will undergo another round of screening to determine this year’s winners which will be announced on 29 November 2017 at The Conrad Hotel, Dubai, UAE. The full list of shortlisted companies is available at www.meedawards.meed.com.

The MEED Awards 2017 finalists from Oman
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Architectural/Design Practice of the Year Award23 Degrees North
Female Leader of the Year AwardNadia Maqbool Al-Lawatiya, Architect, Founder and CEO, 23 Degrees North
Female Leader of the Year AwardSeeniya Biju, CEO, Aster Al Raffah, Oman
Financial Institution of the Year AwardFund for Development of Youth Projects SAOC
Freezone/Special Economic Zone Authority of the Year AwardOSS Oman (SOHAR Port and Freezone)
Hospitality Company of the YearAl Siraj Holdings (Bait Al Luban )
Rising Star of the Year AwardAmmar Al Kharusi, Director of Development, Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran)

 

The MEED Awards 2017 finalists from Bahrain
CATEGORYFINALIST
Architectural/Design Practice of the Year AwardMSCEB (Architects and Engineers)
Architectural/Design Practice of the Year AwardNeo Designs Architecture & Interior Design
Consultant of the Year Award (Construction, Engineering)MSCEB (Architects and Engineers)
Healthcare Company of the Year AwardRoyal Bahrain Hospital
Real Estate Developer of the Year AwardBin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company SPC
Real Estate Developer of the Year AwardDiyar al-Muharraq

 

The MEED Awards 2017 finalists from Qatar
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Contractor of the Year AwardGalfar al-Misnad Engineering & Contracting

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