Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DMCC, and Chairman of Dubai Diamond Exchange, one of the principal judges of JWA Dubai, said, “It is my honour to be part of the successful launch of JWA Dubai an awards programme that recognises the achievements of the jewellery industry in Middle East and celebrates its status as an important market in the global trade. I am proud to say that our inspiring Recipients are very deserving of the recognition, especially for the great resilience they have shown in the face of the pandemic." said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DMCC, and Chairman of Dubai Diamond Exchange, one of the principal judges of JWA Dubai.
Another principal judge, Nirupa Bhatt, Business Coach and Strategic Advisor to the gems and jewellery industry, shared, “The awards programme effectively recognises the vision, hard work and impressive understanding of these outstanding businesses and individuals in the region, which is also regarded as the second largest market for gems and jewellery in the world. I look forward to seeing more jewellers, designers and young entrepreneurs participate in the future.”
The five recipients across four categories are:
Lifetime Achievement Award
Tawhid Abdullah - UAE
Brand of the Year – Retail
Malabar Gold & Diamonds - UAE
Outstanding Enterprise of the Year
Devji Aurum - Bahrain
Joyalukkas Jewellery LLC - UAE
Young Entrepreneur of the Year (age 40 and below)
Chirag Vora, Bafleh Jewellery LLC – UAE
Letitia Chow, Chairperson & founder of JWA at Informa Markets Jewellery (IMJ), remarked, “We hope that the programme can continue to enhance and promote innovation, best business practices and outstanding leadership for the industry in this part of the world.”
The recipients will be feted in an awards ceremony and gala dinner at Jewellery Gem Technology Dubai (JGT Dubai) on 21st February 2022, Monday.