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 Leadership Award, conferred by the Pakistani Executives Organization for Promotion of Leadership & Entrepreneurship [PEOPLE].
The award was handed over by His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of State for Tolerance, during the annual gala dinner organised by PEOPLE in Dubai. The award recognized Kalban’s contribution across different business sectors and his role in strengthening Dubai’s reputation on the international map through his futuristic ideas and vision.
In his comments, Kalban said: “It is a great privilege to receive the Leadership Award and I thank the PEOPLE management for this special honour. It has been a great journey, an amazing learning experience for me over the years and a reflection of the phenomenal growth that Dubai has scripted in the last 47 years.”
Kashif Khan, President of PEOPLE, said: “It is an honour to award Khalid Bin Kalban with the PEOPLE Leadership Award – in recognition of his success, innovation and strategic vision across different industries. As an organisation that fosters leadership and entrepreneurial spirit, PEOPLE acknowledges Khalid Bin Kalban’s role as one of the forward-thinking leaders in the UAE business landscape today.”
PEOPLE is a voluntary non-profit association dedicated towards the promotion of leadership and entrepreneurship within the professional communities. PEOPLE’s charter is aimed at creating a platform that will provide and enhance networking, mentorship and business opportunities for professionals. Shaukat Aziz, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, is the patron of PEOPLE.
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 39 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.