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Arjodita Mustali’s Award-Winning Leadership with Vigan Group Celebrated at 6th Burj CEO Event

The 6th edition of the Burj CEO Awards recently celebrated a remarkable ensemble of global entrepreneurs, humanitarians, and business leaders, with the ceremony being held aboard a plush Mediterranean cruise from Greece to Turkey. Sponsored by Go Turkey and Stars on Board, the event is often hailed as the ‘Oscars’ of the business realm.

Prominent UAE personalities graced the event, which spotlighted individuals and corporations across an expansive 50+ categories. Among the standout winners from the UAE was Salam Hamzeh Ghaith, President & Founder of the SmallWorld Foundation, who clinched the Burj CSR Award for his extensive humanitarian efforts. His initiatives have reached out to thousands of children across 60 charitable institutions in 45 countries. Another UAE luminary, Sayed Atiqullah Sadat Hofiani, President of Seyit Hofiani Jewellery LLC, was lauded with the Award for Visionary Leader with a Heart of Gold.

In the international spectrum, Vigan Group emerged as a notable participant, with its CEO, Arjodita Mustali, being conferred with the prestigious “Global Business Leader Award”, underlining her exceptional leadership and contribution to the business world. Other global accolades saw Dubai Duty Free named as the Best Global Duty Free, and Senem Anataca of 180UTC being honored with the Women in Business Award.

Walther Uzi E. Buenavista’s outstanding entrepreneurship in founding The Shawarma Shack Fastfood Corporation, boasting over 750 outlets in the Philippines, earned him the Best Franchisee of the Year Award. Dr. Tariq A. Nizami, Founder & CEO of CEO Clubs Network Worldwide, highlighted the importance of these awards, praising the transformative impact of the global leaders through their innovation, dedication, and commitment.

The ceremony also spotlighted other significant achievers: Pedro Gameiro and Meenu Sasikumar of Gritseek Ventures Limited for the Start-Up Company of the Year Award, Dr. William Wraith III of The Wraith Group, Inc. for the Lifetime Achievement Award, Naddira Couture and Hothur Ispat from India Private Limited with the Business Excellence Award for Women, and Dalida Khalil who bagged the Lebanese Actress Award.

Organized by the CEO Clubs Network Worldwide, the Burj CEO Awards have consistently delivered exceptional events, honoring influential figures in global business across cities like Washington, D.C., London, Shenzhen, and Mauritius. Over its tenure, the awards have acknowledged the prowess of over 300 business leaders and entities.

The event underscores the paramount importance of social responsibility and humanitarian ventures, aiming to galvanize attendees to create societal impacts alongside their business triumphs. Beyond the awards, the event was a hub of panel discussions, networking junctures, and insightful business sessions where industry mavens shared invaluable knowledge.

Internationally acclaimed, the Burj CEO Awards offers a distinguished platform for global leaders to flaunt their accomplishments, foster business ties, and initiate collaborations that can shape future alliances.

Concluding the 6th edition, attendees departed with a profound sense of achievement, pride, and a renewed vigor to champion innovation, dedication, and philanthropy for a brighter, inclusive future. The trajectory of the Burj CEO Awards looks promising, continuing its legacy of celebrating the torchbearers of the global business arena, fostering an environment of inspiration and excellence.–humanitarians-and-business-leaders


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