Meet the Judges

Meet the Judges who will be bringing their industry knowledge and category specific skillsets to assess this year Awards Finalists. Of course we also take care to ensure there are no conflicts of interest and all Judges also sign a confidentiality agreement.

This page is constantly being updated as more Judges are approved to be part of the panels. Make sure you revisit it to discover more about our Judges.

All our judges apply to judge. This commitment is vital to the credibility of awards and to ensuring a balanced and independent approach.

Judges are selected based on their experience and qualification. We aim to have large panels of independent professionals, enabling us to allocate a reasonable number of entries to each judge to ensure that the evaluation is thorough.

If you are interested in applying to Judge at the Awards why not visit our “Apply to Judge” page to find out more and to see whether you would benefit from joining the Judges below.

Anas Almarie


Ismail Al Hammadi

Managing Director

Naveed Kashif

Director Corporate Services

Amer Zureikat

CEO & Co-Founder

Graham Shapiro


Charral Izhiman

Communications and Engagement Consultant

Rima H. Ahmed

CFO and Regional Director of Shared Services

Marc Karschies

Managing Partner

Ayman Jaber

Founder & Executive Creative Director

Akhilesh Thattil

Head of Finance : Business Process Transformation

Zuleka Kaysan

Strategy, Transformation & Change

Balakrishna Murthy

Business Director

Ahmad Al-Hidiq

Managing Director

Badia Belghiti

Human Resources Director

Salah Al-Hidiq

Managing Director

Mohammed Al Hammadi

Director, Customer Care Division

Ayman Alawadi

Group Managing Director

Andrea Piccin


Issa Baluch


Subhi Farah

Co-Founder & CEO

Fahad Khalaf

HR & Corporate Development Advisor

John Bush


Fakhreddin Mohammad

Founder & Chairman

Adrienne Doolan


Mohamed Elmahdy 

Executive Director 

Aakash Nijhawan

Group Head of Investments and Corporate Solutions

Consuela Dezso

Business Coach & Founder

Tanvir Shah

Managing Director

Indu Singhal


Anirudh Gupta

Co-Founder & Director

Randa Bessiso

Director- Middle East

Rabih Bou Rashid


Lina Yahya

Head of Service Excellence

Slim Saidi

Associate Professor

Dr. Rita Younes

Founder and Partner

Naila Al Moosawi

Director HR- Eastern Gulf & Director L & D-GCC

Leith Hoffensetz

General Manager

Yousef Khalili

Head of Smart City & Smart Government Practice & General Manager

Pablo Olivera Brizzio

Senior Director

Manjula Karthikeyan

Senior Consultant

Iqbal Hasnani

Management Consultant

Thom Soutter

Business Development Director

Karl W Feilder

Founder, Chairman and CEO

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Walter Simon

Full Professor, Programme Area Director for Public Governance & Sustainable Development

Dr. Declan McCrohan

Associate Professor, Department of Applied Statistics & Economics

Thomas Bosse

Head of Programmes

Dr. Pablo Izquierdo

Senior Technical Manager

Sam Thomas

Director- GCC Region

Nour El Deen Reda Saleh

Digital Marketing Director

Mohammed Husary

UAS Co-Owner/Founder and Executive President

Joseph Debs


Mandarr Agshikar

General Manager

Kanika Gupta Shori

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Francisco Lafuente