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2011-10-11

AL FARA'A GROUP bags SIX STEVIES at the ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS



Al Fara’a Group won six Stevie Awards at the 9th Annual International Business Awards, also known as the International Stevies held on October 11th 2011 at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. The awards were given away by H.E. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, the Minister for Foreign Trade, UAE. Started in 2002, this prestigious award honors the accomplishments and positive contributions of companies and top business personages all over the globe. Al Fara'a won seven Stevie honors in 2010. The repeat wins in 2011 are an endorsement of the culture of excellence that runs deep through every facet of this highly respected business institution. Mr Adel Saleh. President and Executive Chairman of Al Fara’a Group said,” Winning the Stevies once again this year is an endorsement of effectiveness of the world-class processes that we have adopted and is a motivation for all of us to continue our quest for excellence”. Dr JR Gangaramani, President and Executive Chairman of the Al Fara'a Group, a winner of the 2011 Stevie Distinguished Honoree for the category of Chairman of the Year, which he also won in 2010, thanking the award jury said, "We are once again deeply honored to receive the valuable accolades conferred on us by the International Business Awards. The recognition at this premier platform is a testament to our strong and undying commitment to world-class competitiveness and corporate social responsibility. May these honors extend and resonate upon the hearts of every member of the Al Fara'a family as we work hand in hand for the growth and continued success of our Group and the community." Joining Dr. Gangaramani in 2011's league of Distinguished Honorees is Dr. Mohammed Shehadeh, Senior Vice President of Unibeton Ready Mix, a subsidiary of the Al Fara’a Group who received the Executive of the Year award. Two associate sectors within the Al Fara'a Group were Unibeton’s Quality and Excellence Team in the category of Support Team of the Year, and Al Fara'a's Production and Supply Chain in the category of Support Department of the Year. The International Business Awards also recognizes the Group’s exemplary environmental and social advocacies. Al Fara'a's keen initiative to finding and harnessing green and sustainable concrete solutions through innovations received acclaim as a Distinguished Honoree, for the category of Most Innovative Company of the Year in the Middle East and Africa. Al Fara'a ‘s CSI initiatives were applauded with the Group’s CSI arm, the Al Fara’a Foundation being named, The Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year in the Middle East and Africa for its vigorous dedication to being the most effective and sustainable corporate social investment provider in the UAE.