Together towards Excellence and Leadership

Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of the Emirate of Ajman and a member of the UAE Supreme Council

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Press Conference /
Entries Open

6 November 2019

Entry Deadline

31 May 2020

Awards Ceremony

9 September 2020

ABOUT

Ajman Chamber invite you to take part in the first edition of the Ajman Chamber Business Awards

In line with the Chamber’s mission, the Award honors companies in Ajman who exemplify business best practice and raise the standard of business across the emirate of Ajman. Receive recognition for your efforts in making Ajman THE destination to do business in the United Arab Emirates

Why Enter?

Enhance customer and public confidence in winning organizations

Celebrating the great work of leading companies and factories in Ajman

Improving & Developing your Business Reputation

Networking with Industry Elite Business and Entrepreneurs

Awards Categories

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  2. Industrial Sector
  3. Commercial Sector
  4. Small to Medium Enterprises (SME)
  5. Emiratisation
  6. Innovation
  7. Appreciation Award

CATEGORIES DESCRIPTION

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Those who have had a lasting impact on society and endeavor to keep their business ethical

Industrial Sector

Is your organisation involved in Industry? Do you excel in manufacturing a product, introduced new markets, revolutionised your processes or in your strategy? Are you exceptional in innovation, lean, quality management, supply chain, efficiency, product improvement or health & safety

Commercial Sector

Organisations within the Commercial Services sector that have a well thought through and executed business strategy, new market exploitation and exceptional business results

Small to Medium Enterprises (SME)

National Businesses with 250 employees or less who have excelled across the board in their chosen initiative and demonstrated sound business practices

Emiratisation

Organisations who have made a substantial contribution to providing occupational opportunities by 2% annual rate for UAE Nationals

Innovation

Those who have constantly innovated in their business, be that product or strategy and can demonstrate sound innovation principles and positive business results

AWARDS JOURNEY

Choose Category

Fill out the registration form

Receive entry form

Write your entry

Upload the completed form

Attend the Awards Ceremony & Celebrate the winners

Choose Category

Fill out the registration form

Receive entry form

Write your entry

Upload the completed form

Attend the Awards Ceremony & Celebrate the winners

Scoring

All entries are scored by a panel of independent, expert judges that have been hand selected by Ajman Chamber

The entry form is 1500 words and should take no longer than a few hours to complete

Each Entry form is scored out of 100 (100 being the highest score)

Winners will be announced at the Ceremony on the 9th September 2020

Registration Form

Choose Category:

AWARENESS SESSION

Meet The Judges

Ajman Chamber have selected the below Business Leaders to be part of the prestigious Judging Panel. All Judges are independent and have no conflict of interest within the categories they are scoring

Naila Al Moosawi

Chair of Judges, Executive Director Human Resources
Naila takes a vision and makes it a reality through sound strategic development and human Capital leadership. She naturally drives performance for quality and speed; with proven ability to transform organizations and develop strong hi-potential teams across the Region. She is a trusted advisor at group and local conglomerates on sensitive strategic people and business agenda; and active worked her way to an Independent Board Member for ARCET Global and UAE Genetics Association. A credible board member and commercially focused decision maker championing differentiation through commercial transformation.

Ayman Alawadhi

Managing Director, The Corporate Group
Ayman is Group Managing Director of The Corporate Group overseeing subsidiaries responsible for delivering one-stop-shop platform offering professional services related to business setup solutions and enabling both FDIs and foreign companies to do business in UAE and the region.

Talat Sheerazi Goldie

Group HR Director, Bukhatir Group
Talat has over 30 years of Human Resource experience, and has worked in a leadership role in various industries from Telecom at Paktel to Oil and Gas at BP , Aviation at British Airways, Financial Institutions at ABN AMRO Bank and Pharmaceuticals for GlaxoSmithKline. In addition for the past ten years or more Talat has worked in primarily the Private Equity, Construction and manufacturing and Real Estate Development sectors in the UAE, in Corporate HR leadership roles.

Rima Ahmed

CFO and Regional Director of Shared Services, Manpower Group
A graduate of Harvard Business School, Rima is a business leader with 17+ years’ experience in multinational companies across Europe, the Caribbean, and the Middle East in the last 10 years. Being a people leader, Rima provides strong leadership, problem-solving, team building & project management skills, in her current role as Senior Leadership Team Member of ManpowerGroup Middle East. Rima is also the Regional CFO, Director of Corporate Services and Leader of Right Management, ManpowerGroup’s Career and Talent Management brand.

Graham Shapiro

CEO, GSD
Graham Shapiro is an award-winning inventor, designer & digital entrepreneur. A Fellow member of The Chartered Society of Designers and Chartered Institute of Marketing. Entrepreneur in Residence and on the advisory board for The Business Research Institute at The University of Chester. Ambassador of Innovation for The University of Cambridge. Graham invented the interloopmailer® and Reggie®.

Brijesh Dhruve

Chief Environment Officer, ENOC
Mr. Brijesh holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Post Graduate Diploma in Environment & Sustainable Development and MBA in Environment Management. He is a Lead Auditor in ISO 14001 & 9001 with over a decade of experience in implementing, maintaining and auditing Environment Management System. He is certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and also a certified Energy Auditor from Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India.

Kym Hamer

Director & Managing Partner, NextTen Innovation Solutions
An entrepreneur, business coach, marketer & speaker passionate about building future-fit businesses, bringing 28 years in commercial marketing strategy, customer development and innovation to equip startups and SMEs to master uncertainty, accelerate results and build successful futures.

Bashayer Ali Alkumaiti Alshamsi,PMP®

Investment sector Executive Director, Ajman Free Zone
Experienced Investment Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in economic organizations & government administration industry. Skilled in Strategic Planning, Business Process Improvement, Performance Management, Knowledge Management, and Project Management. Strong professional with a Master of Business Administration - MBA focused in Human Resources Management from Canadian University Dubai.

Adel Al Awadhi

Executive Chairman, The Corporate Group
Founder and Executive Chairman of The Corporate Group. Managing business relationships and developing partnerships with networks in government and private sectors covering the MENA region.His business development expertise spans different sectors such as transport, health, training and education, BPO, ICT, aviation, energy and facilities management. His experience includes managing government relations for global companies and market entry in the UAE and MENA region. He advises on commercial bids and M&A.

Balakrishna Murthy

Sr. Manager- CX Capability Building, Majid Al Futtaim
Bala helps Organisations to visualise Customer Experience (CX) as a value driver and enables to develop relevant competencies to meet current needs and the required capabilities to meet future needs of customers. He has led several successful engagements in Customer Insights, CRM and CX for brands in Automotive, Healthcare and Hospitality sectors for over two decades in the Middle East region. Bala is an accredited practitioner of SCHEMA® - Customer centricity framework, and a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP) committed to the highest levels of professional and personal excellence.

Amruta Kshemkalyani

Founder, Sustainability Tribe
Amruta Kshemkalyani is founder of Sustainability Tribe, a sustainability management consultant and a highly influential speaker and coach. Originally a mechanical engineer, she is a green buildings expert. Over last 13 years Amruta is contributing to sustainable development in the Middle east as well as helping businesses in sustainable transformation for a positive impact. Amruta is also raising social awareness about sustainable living and sustainable solutions for the last 10 years.

Nigel Owen

Communications Strategy Consultant
Nigel has 20 years’ experience managing reputation through effective communication strategies. He has previously led communications teams at the world’s largest bank and today advises global tech companies, as well as supporting the region’s biggest banking merger.

Craig Lee

Customer Experience (CX) Strategist & Advisor
Customer experience strategist and business transformation advisor; Advisory Board member and international keynote speaker. Supporting executive teams of Fortune 500 companies and SME’s to design and drive significant customer experience programmes with impact. Craig has worked on customer centered change in the financial services, telecoms, luxury retail, technology, education, hospitality, healthcare and travel sectors. Craig is Customer Experience Director at Activate Experience and more recently held the position of Customer Experience and Brand at Emirates. He is based in Dubai and consults internationally.

Souraj Salah

Process Improvement Manager, Abu Dhabi Ports
Dr. Souraj works at Abu Dhabi Ports. He has 20 years of experience in logistics, contracting, retail, services and manufacturing. He published one book and 20 papers. He is certified as LSSMBB and QHSE Lead-Auditor. He won the ASQ-UAE-Quality-professional-Award.

Rita Farha El-Haddad

CEO, Quality Matters Consultancy Management
CEO, Quality Matters Consultancy Management and Lead Consultant to Ajman Tourism & Development Department, who launched the Modama Award for Green Tourism including the engagement/innovation workshops with the Industry as well as the awareness sessions on the award criteria and relevant surveys as well as the lessons learnt and ceremony.

Elodie Morvan

Corporate Responsibility Manager, Emirates NBD
Multicultural Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Diversity & Inclusion professional leading, developing and delivering Emirates NBD Diversity & Inclusion agenda across the business. Driving partnerships (private sector and government entities), outbound awareness and expansion of the program nationally, managing and building relationships with all key community partners, charities and social enterprises. Member of the bank's women council & the Dubai Chamber Diversity & Inclusion's taskforce.

Dr Nour El Deen Reda

Digital Marketing Director / Managing Partner, BrandBourne
Nour is a Highly Influential Real Estate Multi-Channel Digital Marketing and Communications Expert consultant who has demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive, cutting-edge markets, and fast-paced environments.

Brooke Cowling

Co-founder & COO, Digital of Things
With more than 12 years of experience, Brooke is an expert at helping businesses reach their audiences through understanding the customer experience. She has worked with not-for-profits to large multinationals, and has delivered results on five continents, across 80 countries.

Adrienne Doolan

CEO, Green Touches
Adrienne Doolan is the CEO of Green Touches, a professional consulting & environmental service provider of sustainable Facility Management (FM) in the Middle East. Combining a genuine passion for the environment, promoting a sustainable way of life and working with integrity, Green Touches, was founded in 2015, striving to bring an entirely new concept to the Facility Management industry in the Middle East, creating awareness & ‘disruption’ within this industry by eliminating the use of toxic chemicals, promoting water saving, energy saving, recycling and working towards achieving environmental sustainability along with health & wellness in the workplace.

Charles Bennett

Chief Executive, NextTen Innovation Solutions Limited
Charles Bennett is a change specialist passionate about using the customer experience agenda to help make deep and lasting impact on the way organisations operate. He is also the founder of the Customer Experience and Service Association Middle East. It is dedicated to helping companies specifically in the region to take advantage of new ideas, learn the latest next practice change thinking and use it to accelerate results arising from customer centricity initiatives.

Nisreen Abu Hadba

Customer Experience & Quality Director
Nisreen N. Abu Hadba is a senior level professional with more than 19 years of experience in Customer Experience Management, Quality of Service, Customer Journey design & validation, Voice of Customer and Employees Insights, Quality & BPMI, EFQM Excellence Model, Project Management, Sigma Lean processes improvement tools, Products Launch Process, and COPC Performance Management International Standard Implementation.

Amin Issa

Six Sigma & Change Management
Accomplished senior professional with over 35 years of experience holding senior leadership positions in international organizations with diversified fields of experience, including transformation programs design and execution( change leadership), customer relations, Process management and improvement through six sigma, sigma lean and Project management through leadership of the PMO office, certified COPC deployment in customer experience, certified professional from GWU as a KPI professional and Balanced scorecard Master professional

Sheikha AlNuaimi

Executive Director Marketing & Sales, Ajman Free Zone
Shaikha Al Nuaimi responsible for marketing and sales of Ajman Free Zone. Over 12 years of experience and has led various departments at AFZ during her tenure including IT , Project Management and knowledge management . Shaikha Al Nuaimi holds a Master of Business Administration degree in HR & Development.

Ambreen Khan

Head of Service Quality, Dubai Islamic Bank
Have a mission to deliver the best and passion to outshine! Ambreen's core work is as a customer experience transformist; helping organizations improve business results by changing how they deal with customers. Her goal is simple: accelerate the path to delighting customers .Having worked in the banking industry for over 25 years, she have a track record of assisting in the design and implementation of reporting procedures that reduce costs and improve customer-satisfaction ratings. She has experience in managing teams that help the company achieve challenging business objectives and delivering first class service to clients.

Send a message to

Thank you for registering in the Ajman Chamber Business Awards.
We will be sending you the Entry form shortly with your selected Category.
We wish you best of luck.  

Should you have any questions and concerns, feel free to contact us at awards@ajmanchamberba.ae

– Ajman Chamber Business Awards Admin