Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Colm McLoughlin was named “Retail CEO of the Year” at The Qadat Al Tagheer Awards held during the 3rd UAE-India Economic Forum at Grand Habtoor Resort and Spa in Dubai on 8th November.
McLoughlin was recognised for his contribution to UAE society and for his effort towards the success of Dubai Duty Free which recorded annual sales of US$1.85 billion in 2016.
On receiving the award McLoughlin commented: “I’m delighted receiving this honour and I dedicate this to our Chairman, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, for his continuous support throughout the years and to our team of staff.”
“I would also like to congratulate my fellow awardees who have been integral to this growing bilateral relation between the UAE and India and have carved a niche of their own in their fields of expertise”, added McLoughlin.
McLoughlin, one of the distinguished speakers in the forum on day one, was joined by Ramesh Cidambi, Chief Operating Officer, Salah Tahlak, Executive Vice President-Corporate Services, Nic Bruwer, Executive Vice President – Commercial and Mona Al Ali, Vice President – HR Service Delivery of Dubai Duty Free.
The Qadat Al Tagheer Awards honoured and felicitated prominent organisations and business leaders who have contributed to the greater growth of the economies of their respective and host countries through their business endeavours across a wide range of industries such as construction, real estate, financial sector, retail and education amongst others.