2023 MEIRA Hybrid Annual
Conference and Awards

MEIRA 2023: FROM ESG TO SUSTAINABLE CAPITAL MARKETS

Manama, Bahrain
Monday, 13 November 2023

Grand Prix – Leading Corporate for Investor Relations – Middle East

Winner:

  • First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Nominees:

  • Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. for Distribution – ADNOC (UAE)
  • Alinma Bank (KSA)
  • Al Rajhi Bank (KSA)
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank – FAB (UAE)
  • Kuwait Telecommunications – STC (Kuwait)

Best Investor Relations by CEO – Middle East

Winner:

  • Abdullah AlKhalifa, Alinma Bank

Nominees:

  • Abdullah AlKhalifa – Alinma Bank (KSA)
  • Alan Smith – Agthia Group (UAE)
  • Hana Al Rostamani – First Abu Dhabi Bank – FAB (UAE)
  • Hussein Majid Abaza – Commercial International Bank Egypt – CIB (Egypt)
  • Mohamed Galal Ali Fahmy – United Electronics – Extra (KSA)

Best Investor Relations by CFO – Middle East

Winner:

  • Abdel Abalkhail, Alinma Bank

Nominees:

  • Abdulrahman Alfadda – Al Rajhi Bank (KSA)
  • Adel Abalkhail – Alinma Bank (KSA)
  • Ammar Al Ghoul – Agthia Group (UAE)
  • James Burdett – First Abu Dhabi Bank – FAB (UAE)
  • Mohamed Al Hashimi – Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. for Distribution – ADNOC (UAE)

Leading Corporate for Investor Relations – Egypt

Winner:

  • Commercial International Bank (CIB)

Nominees:

  • Cairo for Investment and Real Estate Development – CIRA
  • Commercial International Bank Egypt – CIB
  • Edita Food Industries
  • Egypt Kuwait Holding – EKH
  • Talaat Moustafa Group Holding
  • Telecom Egypt

Best Investor Relations Professional – Egypt

Winner:

Sarah Shabayek, Telecom Egypt

Nominees:

  • Mohamed Abdelrahman, Mostafa Eastern
  • Khaled Daader, Juhayna Food Industries
  • Middle East IR Awards 2022 – Best practice category – Nominees
  • Yasmine El Gohary, Oriental Weavers Carpet
  • Hassan Fikry, Cleopatra Hospital
  • Yasmine Hemeda, Commercial International Bank Egypt – CIB
  • Sarah Shabayek, Telecom Egypt

Leading Corporate for Investor Relations – Kuwait

Winner:

  • Kuwait Telecommunications – STC

Nominees:

  • Gulf Bank
  • Human Soft
  • Jazeera Airways
  • Kuwait Telecommunications – STC
  • Mobile Telecommunications – Zain

Best Investor Relations Professional – Kuwait

Winner:

  • Wassim El Hayek, Kuwait Telecommunications – STC

Nominees:

  • Aram Dehyan, Mobile Telecommunications – Zain
  • Wassim El Hayek, Kuwait Telecommunications – STC
  • Amir Hanna, National Bank of Kuwait – NBK

Leading Corporate for Investor Relations – Oman

Winners:

  • Bank Muscat
  • Omani Qatari Telecommunications – Ooredoo

Nominees:

  • Bank Muscat
  • HSBC Bank Oman
  • Oman Telecommunications – Omantel
  • Omani Qatari Telecommunications – Ooredoo
  • Renaissance Services

Leading Corporate for Investor Relations – Qatar

Winner:

  • Commercial Bank

Nominees:

  • Commercial Bank
  • Industries of Qatar
  • Ooredoo
  • Qatar National Bank – QNB
  • Vodafone Qatar

Best Investor Relations Professional – Qatar

Winner:

  • Andreas Goldau, Ooredoo

Nominees:

  • Zubair Chaiwalla, Commercial Bank
  • Andreas Goldau, Ooredoo
  • Hesham Kalla, Doha Bank
  • Middle East IR Awards 2022 – Best practice category – Nominees
  • Riaz Ur-Rehman, Industries of Qatar

Leading Corporate for Investor Relations – Saudi Arabia

Winner:

  • Al Rajhi Bank

Nominees:

  • Alinma Bank (KSA)
  • Al Rajhi Bank
  • Banque Saudi Fransi
  • Saudi National Bank – SNB
  • United Electronics – Extra

Best Investor Relations Professional – Saudi Arabia

Winner:

  • Ahmed Sager, Alinma Bank

Nominees:

  • Rayan Alshuaibi, Al Rajhi Bank
  • Abdulbadie Alyafi, Saudi National Bank – SNB
  • Ryan Ayache, Banque Saudi Fransi
  • Ghida Obeid, Fawaz Abdulaziz AlHokair
  • Ahmed Sager, Alinma Bank

Leading Corporate for Investor Relations – UAE

Winner:

  • First Abu Dhabi Bank – FAB

Nominees:

  • Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. for Distribution – ADNOC
  • Agthia Group
  • Emirates NBD
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank – FAB
  • Network International

Best Investor Relations Professional – UAE

Winners:

  • Sofia El Boury, First Abu Dhabi Bank – FAB

Nominees:

  • Athmane Benzerroug, Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. for Distribution – ADNOC
  • Denise Caouki, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank – ADCB
  • Patrick Eugene Clerkin, Emirates NBD
  • Sofia El Boury, First Abu Dhabi Bank – FAB
  • Abhishek Kumat, First Abu Dhabi Bank – FAB

Winner:

Aluminum Bahrain (Alba)

 

Winner:

  •  Eline Hilal, Aluminum Bahrain (Alba)

Most Improved IR Program for GCC

Nominees:

  • Alinma Bank
  • Fawaz Abdulaziz AlHokair
  • Riyad Bank
  • Saudi National Bank – SNB
  • United Electronics – Extra

Best Printed 2021 Annual Report – Large-cap companies

Winners:

  • Riyad Bank – Winner
  • Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Services Group – HMG – 2nd place
  • Almarai – 3rd place

Nominees:

  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) – UAE
  • Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) – UAE
  • Acwa Power – Saudi Arabia
  • Almarai – Saudi Arabia
  • Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Services Group – Saudi Arabia
  • Emirates Telecommunication Group Company PJSC (e&) – UAE
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) – UAE
  • National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) – Kuwait
  • Riyad Bank – Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi British Bank (SABB) – Saudi Arabia

Best Printed 2021 Annual Report – Mid-cap companies

Winners:

  • Mobily – Winner
  •  Savola – 2nd place
  • National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri)  – 3rd place

Nominees:

  • Aramex – UAE
  • Gulf Bank – Kuwait
  • Kuwait Telecommunications Company (stc) – Kuwait
  • Mobily (Etihad Etisalat Company) – Saudi Arabia
  • National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) – Saudi Arabia
  • RAKBANK – UAE
  • Saudi Airlines Catering Company (SACC) – Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Tadawul Group – Saudi Arabia
  • Savola – Saudi Arabia
  • Solutions by STC – Saudi Arabia

Best Printed 2021 Annual Report – Small-cap companies

Winners:

  • National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) – Winner
  • Baladna – 2nd place
  • Saudi Reinsurance Company (Saudi Re) – 3rd place
  • Amanat Holdings– 3rd place

Nominees:

  • Amanat Holdings – UAE
  • Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) – Bahrain
  • Baladna – Qatar
  • Bank of Palestine – Palestine
  • Boursa Kuwait – Kuwait
  • Gulf Insurance Group (GIG) – Kuwait
  • Malath Insurance – Saudi Arabia
  • National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) – Bahrain
  • Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries and Medical Appliances Company (SPIMACO) – Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Reinsurance Company (Saudi Re) – Saudi Arabia
  • Tanmiah Food Company – Saudi Arabia

Best Digital 2021 Annual Report – Large-cap companies

Winners:

  • Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA)– Winner
  • Riyad Bank – 2nd place
  • Emirates Telecommunication Group Company (e&) – 2nd place
  • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) – 3rd place

Nominees:

  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) – UAE
  • Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) – UAE
  • ADNOC Distribution – UAE
  • Almarai – Saudi Arabia
  • Al Rajhi Bank – Saudi Arabia
  • Bank Albilad – Saudi Arabia
  • Emirates Telecommunication Group Company (e&) – UAE
  • Riyad Bank – Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) – Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi British Bank (SABB) – Saudi Arabia
  • The Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB) – Saudi Arabia

Best Digital 2021 Annual Report – Mid-cap companies

Winners:

  • Kuwait Telecommunications Company (STC) – Winner
  • Solutions by STC – 2nd place
  • Saudi Airlines Catering Company (SACC) – 3rd place

Nominees:

  • Al Yah Satellite Communications – UAE
  • Aramex – UAE
  • Kuwait Telecommunications Company (STC) – Kuwait
  • Leejam Sports – Saudi Arabia
  • Mobily (Etihad Etisalat Company) – Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Airlines Catering Company (SACC) – Saudi Arabia
  • Solutions by STC – Saudi Arabia

Best Digital 2021 Annual Report – Small-cap companies

Winners:

  • Baladna – Winner
  • Saudi Reinsurance Company (Saudi Re)– 2nd place
  • Tanmiah Food Company – 3rd place

Nominees:

  • Baladna – Qatar
  • Gulf Insurance Group (GIG) – Kuwait
  • Gulf Navigation Holding – UAE
  • Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries and Medical Appliances Company (SPIMACO) – Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Reinsurance Company (Saudi Re) – Saudi Arabia
  • Tanmiah Food Company – Saudi Arabia