Colm McLoughlin Honours with the ‘Global BURJ CEO of the Year’ at the BURJ CEO Awards


At the glittering ceremony held at The Dorchester Hotel in London, Dubai Duty Free’s Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Colm McLoughlin was honoured with the “Global BURJ CEO of the Year” award at the second BURJ CEO Awards, organised by CEO Clubs Network.

Colm McLoughlin, who was accompanied by his wife Breeda, was presented with the “Global BURJ CEO of the Year” for his contribution to the retail industry and for his achievement as an influential leader in the duty free business particularly in Dubai Duty Free for 34 years.

Commenting on the award, McLoughlin said: “I’m absolutely delighted receiving this honour and I dedicate this to our team of staff and to our Chairman, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, for his continuous support throughout the years.”

The Burj CEO Awards honoured thirty (30) recipients including His Excellency Dr. Hage Geingo, The President of the Republic of Namibia who was named The Visionary African Leadership, while His Excellency Sadiq Khan, The Mayor of London was named Mayor of the Year. His Highness The Aga Khan received the Life Achievement Award, Mohammed Abdulla Shael Al Saadi, CEO-Business Development & Strategy Sector of Dubai Economy received The Smart Government Department award while Mariam Othman – Director-General of Rashid Centre for Disabled received the award for The Best Welfare Organization.

Dr. Tariq Ahmed Nizami, the Founder & CEO of CEO Clubs Network Worldwide and the Founder of The BURJ CEO Awards said, “I am very proud of what we have achieved with the CEO Clubs Network and the way executives from all countries respond so positively to what we are doing. I am thrilled that the award winners are so pleased to be recognised – it makes all the hard work that goes into the preparation of the evening worthwhile.”

In attendance at the gala dinner to present the awards was the CEO Clubs Patron, His Highness Sheikh Juma Bin Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum together with Dr. Tariq Nizami, Founder & CEO of CEO Clubs Network, Mr. Viscount Waverley – Founder of Supply Finder and Dr. Tahir Akhtar – Chairman of Adam Holdings. The event was attended by over 350 guests from all over the world including top VIPs, CEO Clubs’ members and media.

The BURJ CEO Awards are a brand of CEO Clubs Network Worldwide which is a 3-decade old and has more than 16,000 CEO members in more than 25 countries.


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