Dubai-UAE: 5 March, 2017: World Leadership Federation (WLF), a global platform that celebrates excellence in leadership capabilities across various industry domains, opened its Middle East chapter by honouring top performing professionals in the region. The inaugural Middle East Asia Leadership Summit & Awards was held at The Address Marina, Dubai, in the presence of several eminent personalities from the corporate sector. The event was powered by Collabera, a leading US-based provider of IT staffing solutions and services.
The dignitaries present at the event included Mohammed Zuhair, Regional Director, Information and Mobility Enterprise Business Group – SAMSUNG; Pramoth Mangath, CEO - UAE Exchange; His Excellency Dr. Rashid Alleem, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority; Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO - American University of Sharjah Enterprise; Mohammad Nagmaan, CEO – Gold Tower Group; Kaushal Doshi, UAE Exchange; Payal Patel, Inbox InfoTech Pvt Ltd; Vivek Bindra, Brand Vivek Bindra; Dhiraj Poojara, Managing Director – Royal Technosoft; Vinod Sharma, Unichem Labs; V S Venkatesh,CEO - Dr Joy Dental Clinic; Arik Morshed, Avinash Sisode,E&G Innovative; Saurabh Pant, Radisson Blu; MM Sheriff, Founder & Chairman - Krishnaveni Talent Schools; Abhishek Kumar Burman, MD - Nexgen Group; Rajshekhar Rao, MD - Wingo Vacations and Madhok, Business Head - Career Innovators.
Sunny Shah, Director - World Leadership Federation and CEO, Collabera, said: “WLF is a value-centric initiative, and we believe that leadership is not limited by geographies or domain boundaries. We are committed to celebrating success stories across sectors and industries.” WLF is currently functioning in 23 countries, and plans to expand worldwide. “Our aim is to make WLF awards the equivalent of the Oscars in the field of leadership,” added Shah.
The inaugural Middle East Asia Leadership Summit and Awards, designed to recognise and celebrate creativity, innovation, hard work and excellence in leadership, received over 500 nominations from across companies and domains. Most of the nominations were at CXO level, and came from sectors such as Corporate HR and Consulting, as well as Entertainment. The winners were determined by an independent panel of experts and industry stalwarts including Rama Moondra, Coach, Trainer, and Visiting Faculty at IIM; Aditya Nitin Shakdher, Founder & CEO of Green Capital; Ashok Ghosh, President, CSR and Education, JK Cement Ltd; and Sunny Shah, Head, World Leadership Federation.The function was also made memorable by several philanthropists volunteering with cash awards and scholarships.
“The success of the inaugural Middle East Asia Leadership Summit and Awards is a milestone in the journey of World Leadership Federation. It has given us the impetus to continue our efforts to identify and honour persistence, hard work and discipline in academia as well as the corporate sector. We express our warmest gratitude for the enthusiastic participation of everyone involved: winners, participants, guests and especially the WLF team,” said Shah.