Maldives Business Awards holds Gala at Paradise Island Resort

Maldives Business Awards 2018 on Saturday night, awarded all 23 winners with their respective awards during the gala event held at Paradise Island Resort.
Organized by local PR firm, Blazon Inc., the awards saw a grand total of 185 applicants across 25 categories. Out of those, 56 were selected as finalists and 23 were named winners following over 100 hours of judging. The judge’s panel of Maldives Business Awards consisted of a total of nine judges who worked to the best of their abilities to ensure that all the entrants had a fair chance of winning. The judging panel constitutes of:

  • Hamdun Abdullah Hameed (Former Ambassador to Singapore)
  • Aishath Muneeza (Associate Professor, INCEIF)
  • Mariyam Waseema (Managing Director, Life Support)
  • Azmiralda Zahir (Partner, Litica Law Associates)
  • Ibrahim Athif Shakoor (Managing Director, United Food Suppliers)
  • Ashraf Rasheed (Founder of The LawHouse)
  • Abdullah Giyas (Former President, MATATO)
  • Fathimath Shaanaa Faarooq (Director General, Housing Ministry)
  • Ahmed Mazin (Chairman, CMDA)

Hon. Qasim Ibrahim took home the most prestigious award of the night, the “Lifetime Achievement Award” while Allied Insurance led the wins with three awards including Business of the Year.
Industry Excellence

Excellence in Finance (Banking & Finance) HDFC
Excellence in Finance (Insurance) Allied Insurance
Excellence in Hospitality (Hotels & Guest Houses) Reveries Guest House
Excellence Hospitality (Tour Operators) Inner Maldives
Excellence in Fisheries & Agriculture Ensis Fisheries
Excellence in Utility MWSC
Excellence in Construction & Real Estate SASe Construction
Excellence in Wholesale & Retail Atoll Market
Excellence in Information & Communication Ooredoo Maldives
Excellence in Transport & Logistics Total Transport Solutions
Excellence in Healthcare Medica
Excellence in Professional Services MHPA LLP

Enterprise Excellence

Public Enterprise of the year Dhiraagu
Innovative business of the year Allied Insurance
Allied Presents Employer of the Year MWSC
FDI of the year Ooredoo Maldives
Dhiraagu Presents MSME of the year Ember Fire and Safety

Individual Excellence

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Mr. Ali Haris
Business Women of the Year Ms. Raaidha Shafeeq
Inspirational Leader of the Year Mr. Abdul Majeed
Entrepreneur of the Year Mr. Mohamed Ali Janah

Elite Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award Hon. Qasim Ibrahim
Business of the Year Allied Insurance

Maldives Business Awards was launched in 2018 with the aim of recognizing and acclaiming businesses who have shown exceptional performances in their respective fields.

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