The 2019 edition of the Maldives Business Awards (MBA) was
successfully held on 21st December 2019. Blazon Inc. the premier business
events organizer held the esteemed event at the only integrated resort in
the country; CROSSROADS Maldives.
Over 200 distinguished guests attended the highly coveted business awards. Invitees of MBA included top government officials, policy executives, industry leaders, prominent businessmen and businesswomen as well as other entrepreneurial affiliates.
The chief guest of the MBA was Minister of Environment Dr. Hussain Rasheed Hassan. Minister of Fisheries, Marine Resources, and Agriculture Ms. Zaha Waheed was also in attendance of the award ceremony. The Supporting Partner of the event was Ministry of Economic Development. The judges included celebrated industry professionals from various sectors; Mr. Hamdun Abdulla Hameed, Dr. Mariyam Waseema, Mr. Ahmed Munawar, Mr. Ibrahim Nasreen, Mr. Athi Shakoor, Ms. Saeeda Umar, Mr. Ahmed Mazin and Mr. Ibrahim Asim.
Title Sponsor of the MBA was State Trading Organization (STO). The Gold Sponsors were Maldives Island Reality (MIR), Alpha Energy Solutions Fz. LLC. And Mohan Muhutha Exports. Host Partners were Crossroads Maldives for the award ceremony, and Maagiri Hotel for judging and evaluations. Insurance Partner was Allied Insurance of Maldives. Event Partner was Official Events. Tech Partner was Kodefly and audit Partner was Crowe Maldives. The Official Broadcasting Partner was Public Service Media and Online Media Partner was Avas Online. Business News Partner was Maldives Business Standard (MBS) and Exclusive Official Travel Tabloid Partner was The islandchief. Business Magazine Partner was Maldives Business Review (MBR) and Official Digital Media Partner was Maldives Insider. The Official Photography Partner of the event was Images Mv.
Winners from a total of 29 distinct categories were awarded at the MBA, and Ooredoo Maldives was honoured as the highly regarded Business of the Year.
Maldives Business Awards is the most prestigious award aimed towards the corporate society of the country; in the most holistic fashion. The multi-faceted and multi-layered judging process of the event makes MBA as the most comprehensive business award in the Maldives. Moreover, Maldives Business Awards claim of premier business award title is all the more complemented with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development.
The MBA is endorsed by several government agencies as well as national associations. The 2019 Maldives Business Awards marked the second edition of the event.
Winners of Maldives Business Awards 2019
Industry Excellence Awards
Excellence in Finance (Banking & Finance) - Commercial Bank of Maldives Pvt. Ltd.
Excellence in Finance (Insurance) - Allied Insurance Company of the Maldives
Excellence in Hospitality (Resorts) - Kurumba Maldives
Excellence in Hospitality (Hotels & Guest Houses) - Maagiri Hotel
Excellence Hospitality (Tour Operators) - Inner Maldives
Excellence Hospitality (Liveaboards) - Soleil 2
Excellence in Food & Restaurants - Family Room Café'
Excellence in Utility - FENAKA Corporation Limited
Excellence in Construction & Real Estate - SASe Construction Pvt. Ltd.
Excellence in Wholesale & Retail - The Hawks Pvt. Ltd.
Excellence in Information & Communication - Ooredoo Maldives
Excellence in Transport & Logistics - Total Transport Solutions Maldives Pvt. Ltd.
Excellence in Healthcare (Health & Fitness) - The Hammer
Excellence in Healthcare (Medicals & Support Services) - Waldives Pvt. Ltd.
Excellence in Professional Services - Avia Maldives
Enterprise Excellence Awards
Public Enterprise of the year - State Electric Company Limited
Innovative business of the year - Keiretsu Pvt. Ltd.
Foreign Direct Investment of the year - Ooredoo Maldives
Small Medium Enterprise of the Year - Coffee Lab Roasters
Startup of the Year - Payer Pvt. Ltd.
Individual Excellence Awards
Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Ms. Raya Mansoor & Ms. Raniya Mansoor
Business Women of the Year - Ms. Raaidha Shafeeq
Inspirational Leader of the Year - Mr. Abdulla Musthaq Rashad
Entrepreneur of the Year - Mr. Ismail Hameed
People's Choice Awards
Best Marketing Campaign of the Year - Mashah Ingijje by Allied Insurance Company of the Maldives (In partnership wih Maldives Police Services)
Best CSR Program of the Year - Smart Cities Project by Ooredoo Maldives (In partnership with UNDP)
Judges' Choice Award
Judges' Recognition for Exceptional Initiative - Moodhu Bulhaa
Business of the Year Award
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