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Asia Business Leadership Forum Awards October 03, 2011 ~ New Delhi, India

The Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) Awards 2011, held on October 03, 2011 in New Delhi, India was the inaugural showcase event of the ABLF to honor the Asian Business Leaders and their unparalleled business acumen. At the ABLF Awards 2011, thirteen illustrious business leaders were felicitated across five categories in the three Asian regions of the Gulf, India and South-East Asia.  The event saw the attendance of some of the most exemplary Asian business stalwarts, dignitaries from the political and diplomatic sphere.

Senior Indian Union Cabinet Ministers – Mr. Kapil Sibal, Communications and Information Technology Minister, Mr. Kamal Nath, Urban Development Minister and Mr. Valayar Ravi, Overseas Indian Affairs and Civil Aviation Minister - honored the business leaders at the event.  

Among the UAE business leaders who were honored were Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of Flydubai with the ABLF Lifetime Achievement award and Salma Hareb, CEO, Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority and Economic Zones Worldwide, who was honored for business excellence. H. E. Mohamed Sultan Abdalla Al Owais, Ambassador of the UAE to India, and Mr. Mana S. Sultan Al Suwaidi, Commercial Attaché of UAE to India, were present for the awards ceremony.

The awards have been instituted by Indian Expressions - a UAE- based company -- that seeks to connect the Gulf region with India and the larger South East Asian region through its mandate to showcase and honor the high-achieving frontrunners whose success has redefined Asia’s business leadership.

From Left: H.E. Mohamed Sultan Abdalla Al Owais, Ambassador of the UAE to India, Mr. Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of Flydubai,
and Mr. Mana S. Sultan Al Suwaidi, Commercial Attaché of UAE to India, at the ABLF Awards 2011