Sunday 15, November 2015

Dubai – MENA Herald: Following Beirut, Doha, Manama, Paris, and Marrakesh the 2015 TAKREEM Award Ceremony was held in Dubai in the presence of HH Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al-Nahayan.

“I am pleased to greet, welcome and be with you in this celebration, the Arab excellence ceremony and celebrate the talented Arabs in all aspects of life ” said HH Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al-Nahyan

TAKREEM was founded to recognise and celebrate such Arab men and women who are each making history in their own way.

Have we not all dreamed of running our own company by the age of 29? Don’t you think that even with a disability, it is still possible to achieve your goals? Have you met women who suffer resistance, torture and persecution and still go out and campaign for human rights in their society? Can you put a name to great individuals who are revolutionizing the sciences and medical fields? “I stand again on Takreem’s platform, this time in Dubai, with deep faith in this initiative to honor great people in our Arab World”, Ricardo Karam founder of Takreem said.

This year the Jury has voted to recognise the following laureates for their achievements:

  • Dr. Fadlo R. Khuri, MD – Lebanon for the Scientific and Technological Achievement Award
  • Mr. Khalid Al-Khudair – KSA for the Young Entrepreneur Award
  • Al Kamandjâti – Palestine for the Cultural Excellence Award
  • Lebanon Eco Movement – Lebanon for the Environmental Development and Sustainability Award
  • Ms. Vian Dakhil – Iraq for the Outstanding Arab Woman Award
  • Ms. Rawan Barakat – Jordan for the Innovation in Education Award
  • Dr. Jumana Odeh – Palestine for the Humanitarian and Civic Services Award
  • Mr. Nabil Habayeb –Lebanon for the Corporate Leadership Award
  • Save the Children – Middle East for the International Contribution to Arab Society Award
  • Mr. Riad Al-Sadik – Palestine was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Mrs. Mamdouha El-Sayed Bobst – Lebanon was posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Dr. Ghazi Algosaibi – Saudi Arabia was posthumously awarded for a Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Dr. Hilal and Margaret Al-Sayer – Kuwait were awarded a Special Distinction Award

The TAKREEM 2015 Jury Board included HM Queen Noor Al-Hussein, HRH Prince Mansour Bin Nasser, HRH Princess Banderi AlFaisal, Mr. Issa Abu-Issa, HE Sheikha Mai Al Khalifa, Mr. Thomas Abraham, Sheikh Saleh Al-Turki, Dr. Farida Allaghi, Mr. Samir Assaf, HE Lakhdar Brahimi, HE Shaikha Paula Al Sabah, Mr. Samir Brikho, Mr. Carlos Ghosn, Mrs. Nora Joumblatt, Dr. Ahmed Heikal, Dr. Samer Khoury, Mr. Marc Levy, Lady Hayat Mroue Palumbo, Mrs. Asma Al Mutawa, and Mr. Raja Sidawi.

Prominent journalist Laila Al-Shaikhli hosted the 6th Award Ceremony attended by 800 guests among who were royalties, leaders, academics, intellectuals, journalists and artists.

A press conference took place the next day at the Capital Club, Dubai followed by a brunch and panel discussions.

TAKREEM was given invaluable support by the following strategic partners: Audemars Piguet, AMEC Foster Wheeler, GSSG, King Abdullah Economic City, Nesma, Renault-Nissan Alliance, and Salam International.