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UAE: Islamic Economy Award judging panel announced

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The Award will recognise leaders from the Islamic economy and celebrate established and emerging firms

The Award will recognise leaders from the Islamic economy and celebrate established and emerging firms

Higher Committee for the development of the Islamic Economy sector, the Dubai Government entity responsible for overseeing the execution of the “Dubai Capital of the Islamic Economy” and Thomson Reuters have announced the judging panel for the Islamic Economy Award. 

The recently announced award is held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and directed by Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed  bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.

Held in conjunction with the Global Islamic Economy Summit, which will take place on November 25-26, 2013 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, the Award will recognize leaders from the Islamic economy and celebrate established and emerging companies that have demonstrated significant business and social impact in compliance with the Islamic economic ethos.

The award covers 14 areas of the Islamic economy. A Lifetime Achievement Award will also be bestowed upon an individual who has been a significant pioneer of the Islamic economy.

PANEL OF JUDGES

Chaired by Hussain Al Qemzi, chairman of Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation, the judging panel will include:

Tayeb Abdulrahman Al Rais, secretary general, awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation

Dr Ahmed Al Janahi, Deputy CEO, Noor Islamic Bank

Khalid Al Aboodi, CEO, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, Islamic Development Bank Group

Farid Lutfi, group director, Dubai Holding

Dr Fatih Mehmet Gul, founder and executive director, CSR Middle East

Darhim Hashim, executive director, Azka Capital

Shelina Janmohamed, vice-president, Ogilvy Noor

Dr. Andreas P.J. Schotter, professor of Global Strategy, Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA

Tariqullah Khan, professor of Islamic Finance, Hamad bin Khalifa University.

“This inaugural award ceremony aims to recognize the emerging leaders of the Islamic economy sphere” said Al Qemzi.

Khalid Al Aboodi said, “Recognising great achievements is a very important step towards charting the path for the future of the Islamic economy.”

The deadline for nomination submissions to be made on www.globalislamiceconomy.com is October 23rd, 2013. Winners will be announced — and awards presented — on 25th November, 2013 at the Opening Ceremony of the Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai at the Madinat Jumeirah.

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