At a star studded event, featuring many individuals named in this year’s Power 500 list, Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar paid tribute to four Arabs selected by the magazine to receive the “Most Inspiring Arabs” awards.
They included Saudi Arabia’s Reem Asaad, ranked third in this year’s list. Asaad is credited for launching the successful campaign to allow women to work in lingerie shops in Saudi Arabia.
Also honoured at the event was Palestinian philanthropist Munib Masri, who ranked 38th on this years Power 500 list.
UAE Minister of Foreign Trade Sheikha Lubna (right), with ITP Group CEO Walid Akawi (left).
Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department head Major General Mohammed Al Marri.
Some of the world’s most inspiring Arabs were honoured at a special function held on Monday night to launch the Arabian Business Power 500.
ITP Publishing Group chairman Andrew Neil was on hand to host the star-studded event.
Walid Akawi, CEO of ITP Publishing, paid tribute to the 500 Arabs named on the list, telling the crowd: “We have chosen names not just from the GCC but from 37 countries."
BinHendi president Mohi-Din BinHendi (second from left) was among the high-profile personalities who graced the event.
Serj Al Baker, CEO, Mazaya Qatar.
Also present in the event was Badr Al Kharafi, vice president, Al Kharafi Group.
Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar honoured some of the world’s most inspiring Arabs at a special function held on Monday night to launch the Arabian Business Power 500.