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First-ever UAE-India Awards celebrate dynamic diaspora drive

First-ever UAE-India Awards celebrate dynamic diaspora drive

The first-ever UAE-India Awards, presented by UK-headquartered India Global Forum (IGF), mark the culmination of the week-long IGF UAE 2022 – a power-packed series themed around Partners for Global Impact.

The UAE-India Awards at the stunning Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai, on 15 December 2022 brought together a star-studded cast of VIP guests, celebrities and influential figures from the world of business, politics, and the arts for a premier black-tie evening celebrating the dynamic partnership between the UAE and India. It marks a celebration of the organisations and individuals working tirelessly to strengthen and energise the UAE-India partnership.

Celebrated British comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner set the tone for the glittering ceremony as the host of the evening, which included a special performance by popular singer-songwriter Sonna Rele.

Professor Manoj Ladwa, IGF Founder & CEO, said: “The first-ever UAE-India Awards celebrate the special relationship between the two countries and the high achievers adding to the momentum behind our strengthening ties.

As the theme of IGF UAE reflects, the UAE and India are ideally suited ‘Partners for Global Impact’ and the awards are here to spotlight those working towards making that partnership truly impactful.”

Some of the UAE-India Awards 2022 Nominees included:

  • Investment of the Year

    • Adani, Emmar, Lulu

  • New Market Entrant of the Year

    • Allen Overseas, EaseMyTrip, Lenskart, Verse

  • Banking Organisation of the Year

    • Axis Bank, Emirates NBD, HSBC

  • Business Promotion Organisation of the Year

    • Dubai Chambers, FICCI, IBPC

  • Technology Company of the Year

    • Infosys, TCS, Tech Mahindra

  • Investor in Climate Action Award

    • EVage, Hero, Ola

  • Social Impact Project of the Year

    • Aster, Faizal & Shabana Foundation

The winners have been chosen by an eminent UAE-India Awards 2022 Jury:

  • H.E. Ambassador Dr Ahmed Al Banna, Former Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to India

  • Nikhil Kamath, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Zerodha & True Beacon

  • Zubin Jal Karkaria, Founder & CEO, VFS Global

  • Eman Abdulrazzaq, Group Chief Human Resource Officer, Emirates NBD

  • Sunil Kaushal, Regional CEO, Africa & Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank


First-ever UAE-India Awards celebrate dynamic diaspora drive
Celebrating excellence within the UK-India corridor

The awards gala brings the second UAE edition of India Global Forum to a close at the end of a high-power week of keynote addresses, fireside chats, roundtables and studio conversations, with senior ministers, business leaders, lawmakers and influential thought leaders covering diverse subjects from climate change to geopolitics, fintech innovations to greentech challenges.

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