Colm McLoughlin with (from left to right) Dr. Tariq Nizami, Founder & CEO of CEO Clubs Network, HH Sheikh Juma Bin Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum – CEO Clubs Patron, and the Viscount Waverley John Desmond Forbes Anderson – Founder of Supply Finder and Dr. Tahir Akhtar – Chairman of Adam Holdings

UK. Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Colm McLoughlin has added another key accolade to his belt, by winning the “Global Burj CEO of the Year” award at the second Burj CEO Awards, organised by CEO Clubs Network.

At a ceremony held at London’s The Dorchester Hotel last week, McLoughlin, who was accompanied by his wife Breeda, was presented the award for his contribution to the retail industry and for his achievement as an influential leader in the duty free business, particularly with Dubai Duty Free, for 34 years.

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

Founder & CEO of CEO Clubs Network Worldwide and the Founder of The Burj CEO Awards Dr. Tariq Ahmed Nizami 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, the Viscount Waverley John Desmond Forbes Anderson – Founder of Supply Finder and Dr. Tahir Akhtar – Chairman of Adam Holdings. The event was attended by over 350 guests from around the world.

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