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Recognizing his philanthropic contribution and good corporate practices of his business empire, Dr. Naseer Homoud has been conferred CEO Middle East Award 2012 for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The prestigious award was conferred in a gala ceremony at Jumeiria Emirates Towers, Dubai on Thursday September 19, 2012.
The Award, instituted by reputed ITP Group, recognizes outstanding success, innovation, ethical practices and the vital contribution made by individuals and their companies to the vibrancy of business across Middle Eastern Business.
Jonathon Savill, Editor of CEO Middle East, conducted the event and presented the award. His Excellency Hamad Buamim, Director General of Dubai Chamber of Commerce was the chief guest.
Dr. Homoud has been placed among other top CEOs of the Middle East including Giancarlo de Nadie, who has been conferred Lifetime Achievement Award. Others, who also received recognition for their excellence, are: Iskandar Najjer, Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani, Ala'a Eraiqat, Adel Ali, Noura Al Kaabi, Dr. Saad Al Barrak and Dr. Habib Al Mulla.
While presenting the award to Dr. Homoud, Jonathon Savill apprised the audiences of the CSR works and humanitarian works which he has been doing from his early days in Jordan to helping victims of Tsunami in Japanand earthquake in Haiti. He also focused on Dr. Homoud's passion in helping students and other needy people. He also elucidated as to how Dr. Homoud manages his time from his busy business schedule for the humanitarian works.
Awards and recognition are not new to him: He has been awarded with several prestigious awards. Dr. Homoud was recently ranked at 53rd position among the 500 most powerful Arabs from the globe. The list, better known as the Arabian Business Power List features Arabs living in 37 different countries, and working in every sector from business and media, to sports, science and entertainment.
Dr. Homoud was also placed 16th in Arabian Business Qatar Power List 2012. His standing in the construction and real estate sector has also been recognised. He was placed at 84th position of 100 Most Powerful in Gulf Construction as unveiled by Construction Week's annual Power 100 listing.
Born in Irdib town of northern Jordan, Dr. Homoud was regional director of Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition (IIMSAM).
Dr. Homoud was also conferred with two prestigious awards in Jordan: "Man of the Year Award-2010" in Jordan and "Economic & Social Personality of the Year-2010". He was also awarded with the 'Man of the Year Award for Business and Humanitarian Endeavors' in 2008 in Jordan.
"I do not view it as recognition of my personal accomplishments rather as an affirmation of the work which we are doing for ultimate benefit of mankind; this award is not simply about my work rather it is to be shared with everyone who str ives for an egalitarian society," Dr. Homoud said.