DISTREE ME 2016 opens online voting for ‘Retail Executive of the Decade Award’
New award recognises retail executives for their long-term contribution to the development and growth of the regional consumer technology retail channel
DISTREE Middle East has announced the shortlist of seven candidates for the new consumer technology Retail Executive of the Decade Award.
The overall winner of the special achievement award will be announced at the DISTREE Middle East Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony on Wednesday May 11th at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Liam McSherry, marketing director at DISTREE Events, said: "During recent weeks we received and evaluated hundreds of nominations for the Retail Executive of the Decade Award. This has been reduced to a shortlist of seven exceptional executives who all deserve special praise for their professional achievements and overall contribution to the development of the Middle East consumer technology retail channel."
"Vendors, distributors and retailers active in the Middle East consumer technology market are now invited to cast their vote to select the overall winner of this prestigious accolade. We want to thank everyone who took part in the nomination process," McSherry added.
Delegates can cast their vote here. The final deadline for voting is Wednesday 11th May at 13:00 UAE time. Based on their outstanding contribution to the development of the regional retail market during the last decade, the seven candidates (displayed in alphabetical order by company name) are as follows:
NR Ganeshan, Carrefour
Neelesh Bhatnagar, Emax
Nadeem Khanzadah, Jumbo
Mujeeb Rehman, Lulu
Nilesh Khalkho, Sharaf DG
Dikran Tchablakian, Tecbuy
Nisreen Shocair, Virgin Megastore
McSherry continued: "Each and every one of the seven shortlisted candidates should be proud of their achievements. The Middle East retail channel has undergone a tremendous transformation in the last decade. These executives have stayed at the very top of their game, ensuring that their companies remain at the very forefront of retail evolution in the region."
DISTREE Middle East is taking place from May 10 to 12th May in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Retail Executive of the Decade Award forms part of the Middle East Retail Academy (MERA) annual awards programme.