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CIO Leadership Awards 2024 celebrates the region’s brightest thought-leaders

The 16th edition of CNME’s CIO Leadership Awards came to life last night at the accommodating Habtoor Palace Dubai LXR Hotels & Resort as the region’s chief information officers and thought-leaders gathered to celebrate excellence.

The 2024 edition of the awards ceremony celebrates the thought-leaders, who grab opportunity with both hands, and constantly strive for new innovative practices designed to champion and pioneer change. The event wouldn’t have been possible without our Digital Transformation & Security Partner- emt technology distribution, our Data Technology Sponsor- Pure Storage or our two Event Partners- Cloud Box Technologies and Finesse.

The awards process involved the CNME editorial team evaluating the nominations from across the region in an in-depth process to decide the most-deserving candidates wh0 demonstrated excellence in technology innovation and business value delivery. These criteria helped to provide a measurable impact for the use of IT within an organisation, whether internally or externally.

Sponsored by Gold Sponsors- Barco, nmk, HPE Aruba Networking, OPSWAT and Silver Sponsors- D-Link, EuroTech, Equinix, Gulf Cyberfender Hub, VAD Technologies and Whiteswan Identity Security this prestigious event event opened with a panel discussion moderated by the CNME Editor Mark Forker. Under the title of Generative AI Revolution: Challenges And Opportunities for Business Transformation the panel featured insights from luminaries across the IT landscape including, Gohil Surendrasinh from Gulf Cyberfender Hub – FZCO, Kamel Tawil from Equinix, Mario M.Veljovic from VAD Technologies, Michael Andersen from EuroTech ME, Rahil Ghaffar from WhiteSwan Security, Samer Semaan from Pure Storage and Sertan Selcuk from OPSWAT.

The winners of the CIO Leadership Awards 2024 are:

  • Isha Aljasmi, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure (MOEI) UAE
  • Riasat Ali, RAK Ports
  • Adel Alhosani, Dubai Customs
  • Abdalla Al Ali, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority (DMCC)
  • Saeed Halal, Future Pipe Industries
  • Sameer Khoory, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP)
  • Haroon Sheikh, Taha Investment Group (TIG) Holding
  • Srinivasan Sampath, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
  • Sreedhar Suragouni, Sukoon Insurance 
  • Aliasgar Bohari, Zulekha Hospital
  • Zaheer Shaikh, Al Maryah Community Bank LLC
  • Umesh Moolchandani, Bin Dasmal Group
  • Padam Sundar Kafle, Aster Hospitals- UAE and Oman
  • Raam Annamalai, IFFCO Group
  • Nithin Geo Thomas, Amity Education
  • Bassem Al-Wazir, National Food Products Company an NFPC Group
  • Abdulwahab Al Gamhi, Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security UAE
  • Saeed Belhoul, Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) 
  • Waleed Saeed Saif AlDhuhoori, Abu Dhabi Pension Fund
  • Shrikant A. Kabboor, Arada
  • Shijin Prasad RS, Cure Medical Centers, Al Nokhba Medical Centers & Cure Pharmacies
  • Mohammed Ahteshamuddin, flydubai
  • Thomas Cherian, Commercial Bank of Dubai
  • Mohammed Rasol Al Saidat, University of Sharjah
  • Mustansir Aziz, Automech Group
  • Christos Drakakis, Fakeeh University Hospital UAE
  • Mubarik Hussain, Bloom Holding
  • N. Chaturvedi, AL Shirawi Group
  • Ahmed Ebrahim AlAhmad, Nakheel
  • Mohammed Al Rais, Emirates National Oil Company Group (ENOC)
  • Aditya Kaushik, Zakher Marine International (ZMI) Holdings
  • Ali Jumaily, Sharaf Group
  • Manish Agarwal, M. H. Enterprises LLC
  • Bashayer Al Daghari, Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO)
  • Arun Kumar Mohta, FJ Group
  • Wael El Khatib, ENOVA by Veolia
  • Tarek Soubra, Al Maryah Community Bank LLC
  • Sajith Pillai, Millennium Place Marina
  • Ali Abedi, YAS Takaful
  • Hariharan Balasubramanian, Union Properties PJSC
  • Ebrahim Kamalzadeh, Al Nabooda Automobiles LLC
  • Adam Lalani, GCC Services, as part of the Agility Group
  • Arun Tewary, Alpine Group
  • Lt. Col. Khalid A BinMediya Al Falasi, Department of Naturalisation and Residency Dubai (DNRD)
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