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


Zeeshan Haider

Marketing Professional

Ayman Alawadi

Group Managing Director

Faran Niaz


Indu Singhal


Naila Al Moosawi

Executive Human Resources Director

Mohammed Husary

UAS Co-Owner/Founder and Executive President

Sumaya AlAli

Head of Quality Assurance section

Dr Hanan Al Marzooqi

Governance & Compliance Director

Mohammed Al Marri

Head of Operations Audit

Dr. Sara Al Mutawa

Head of IT Audit

Ayman Al Jayyousi

Institutional Excellence Expert

Hanane Benkhallouk

Executive Director, Founder

Mohamed Ali A. Maricar

Chief Operating Officer

Captain Faisal AlShehhi

Certified Internal Auditor

Major Faisal Abdullah Bin Belaila

Director of Strategy and Foresight Management

Jamal Mohamed Kiyasudeen

Director - Digital Innovation

Andi Rizen

Director Business Development

Suryanarayan Kasichainula

Executive Vice President & Business Head (ERP)

Shruthi Boosey Arora

Managing Partner & Director

Lea El Amm

Supply Chain Manager

Berc Cubukciyan

Management Consulting Manager

Samer Hasan

Business Development Manager

Poonam Bhasin

Head of Business Excellence

Neil Alexander


Kaniz Samir-Mostaffa


Youniss Bishari

General Manager

Mahmoud El Shemy

Head Of Business Analysis

Chantelle Herbst

Business Unit Manager / Project Director

Rima H Ahmed

CFO & Regional Director

Manuel Gallo

Chief Operations Officer

Davide Capitanio

Innovation Strategy Senior Manager

Laurent Guitart


Cholpon Ermamatova

Regional Business Development Manager MENA

Latifa Fouz

Director of Marketing & Communication

Tony Arez

Director of Sales and Account Management

Ciaran Kelly

Managing Director

Jorge Castellote


Emad Hamdi

Managing Director

Shadi Dawi

CEO for | Hospitality | Digital Marketing | PR & Media

Bianca Gracias

General Counsel

Bella Mestoeva

Head of Performance and Reward

Nihal Motawea

UAE Executive Head

Ali Mehboob

Head of Marketing

Nisrine Abou Saleh

HR Leader

Robert Di Franco

Senior Vice President

Tiago Costa

Regional Head

Taher Afridi

Head of Information Security

Sunil Saxena

Managing Partner & Founder

Peiyi Lei

Business Development Director

Juhi Yasmeen Khan

CSR & Charity Initiative Expert

Mélanie Lapointe

Lead Consultant