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


Naveed Kashif

Director Corporate Services

Amer Zureikat

CEO & Co-Founder

Graham Shapiro


Ahmad Al-Hidiq

Managing Director

Badia Belghiti

Human Resources Director

Salah Al-Hidiq

Managing Director

Ayman Alawadi

Group Managing Director

Andrea Piccin


Issa Baluch


Subhi Farah

Co-Founder & CEO

Fahad Khalaf

HR & Corporate Development Advisor

John Bush


Indu Singhal


Dr. Rita Younes

Founder and Partner

Naila Al Moosawi

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

Leith Hoffensetz

General Manager

Iqbal Hasnani

Management Consultant

Thom Soutter

Business Development Director

Thomas Bosse

Head of Programmes

Dr. Pablo Izquierdo

Senior Technical Manager

Sam Thomas

Director- GCC Region

Mohammed Husary

UAS Co-Owner/Founder and Executive President

Francisco Lafuente


Sumaya AlAli

Head of Quality Assurance section

Dr Hanan Al Marzooqi

Head of HR Audit

Mohammed Al Marri

Head of Operations Audit

Dr. Sara Al Mutawa

Head of IT Audit