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MANAMA: The Asian business community in Bahrain was felicitated for its role in ensuring Bahrain's prosperity at a business awards function.

Salaam Bahrain magazine and the Arab Asian Business Centre yesterday announced the winners of the Standard Chartered Bank Summit of Excellence Asian Business Awards at a ceremony held at a gala dinner at the Crowne Plaza.

The five categories of awards, honoured the work of Asians in business with an emphasis on innovation and vision.

The winners are:

Asian Businessman of the Year - Dr Krishan Kishore Mathur,

Asian Businesswoman of the Year - Payel Patel,

Young Asian Entrepreneur of the Year - Sayed Naushad Hashmi

Asian chief executive of the year - Mannil Thomas Mathew

Lifetime Achievement Award for a pioneering Asian businessman - Saleem Asghar Ali

LuLu Hypermarket managing director Yussuffali MA was recognised for his contribution to GCC-Asia relations, Sajid Shaikh for his contribution to Bahrain's economy and a special award was given to Daily Tribune managing editor Soman Baby.

The Summit of Excellence Asian Business Awards in Bahrain won the endorsement of Bahrain's longest-established bank, Standard Chartered, who were platinum sponsors for the project.

Gold sponsors were the Economic Development Board and silver sponsors were Sakana Holistic Housing Solutions Company and Al Namal Group.

The audit partner was Ernst & Young.

The media partner was the Gulf Daily News, the radio partner was Your FM, while the web partner was Alpine International Marketing.



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