04 November 2021
Winners of Family Business Awards 2021
Announcing the winners of the first-ever Family Business Awards 2021
The first-ever Family Business Awards was launched by FBCG this year, honoring success over generations in the GCC. The response was exceptional, FBCG received over 120 nominations for the four categories, from 80 family groups and 13 nationalities.

On the 19th of October, as part of FBCG’s Annual Summit 2021, we announced the winners of our four categories: SME Family Business, Non-Family Executive, NexGen Innovation and NexGen Venture.

The SME Family Business Award winner is Sakhr Software from Kuwait. Sakhr Software was founded in 1982, after nearly three decades in the industry they lead the field in Arabic language technology. Mr. Fahad Al-Sharekh, CEO of Sakhr Software accepted the award on the family’s behalf.

The Non-Family Executive Award winner is Mr. Omer Elamin (President, Orient Insurance, Al Futtaim Group). Celebrating his 40th year anniversary at Al Futtaim this year, Orient Insurance has grown by leaps and bounds under Mr. Omer’s leadership.

The winner of the NexGen Innovation Award is Fardan Alfardan (General Manager, Safwa, Alfardan Group). Mr. Fardan has revived and transformed their traditional family farm established in 1975 into a thriving commercial entity in Safwa.

The winners of the NexGen Venture Award are Mohammed Al-Muhaidib (Co-Founder, LaanCare) and Norah Al-Muhaidib (Founder, Culture) the two winners of this category.
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