Dubai: Khalid Bin Kalban, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Investments PJSC [DFM: DIC] – the leading, diversified investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has won the prestigious ‘Visionary CEO of the Year’ award at the 10th CEO Middle East Awards 2016.
Kalban received the award at a gala ceremony held on September 19 at Four Seasons Hotel Jumeirah Beach. The Visionary CEO award is in recognition of Kalban’s contribution to the world of business in the Middle East, his visionary initiatives, business acumen and achievements in spearheading the success of Dubai Investments PJSC over the last 21 years.
In his comments, Kalban said: “The CEO Middle East Awards is an important event that benchmarks success in the region, and it is a matter of immense pride to be honoured with the Visionary CEO of the Year recognition. Dubai Investments’ achievements in the last two decades is a result of its visionary leadership, board of directors, the support of its shareholders and contribution of the team. The Company is committed to innovation and this award motivates the Dubai Investments team to aspire even higher and new horizons.”
The CEO Middle East awards also honoured CEOs across 14 different categories for their outstanding contribution in enhancing the vibrancy of business in the region. Held annually by ITP Publishing, the CEO Middle East Awards recognizes and rewards success, innovation and ethics in the region.
About Dubai Investments PJSC:
Dubai Investments PJSC is a leading investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market with over 19,800 shareholders and a paid-up capital of AED 4 billion. Incorporated in 1995, the company has grown exponentially with investments in a number of businesses across three core sectors – real estate, manufacturing & industrial and financial investments across the UAE and the Middle East.
Since inception, Dubai Investments has challenged the norms and introduced cutting-edge technologies, pioneering business models, unique investment strategies and innovative concepts across its diversified portfolio spanning different sectors and markets across the globe. Dubai Investments currently has over 40 subsidiaries & joint ventures under its portfolio, across a wide array of industries and continues to seek new investment opportunities in new sectors, locally and internationally, as part of its strategic expansion plans.