Press Release – Dubai, 12 Dec 2018
Waqas Al Adawi, Vice Chairman of S&T Interiors and Contracting (an S&T Group company) was the proud recipient of the GCC ‘Male Leader of the Year’ MEED Award 2018.
More than 350 business leaders, representing 99 finalist organisations and individuals were in attendance at the ceremony, who were shortlisted from a pool of over 200 nominees by an independent panel of judges. The winners for the 18 categories were presented with their awards at the Ritz Carlton DIFC, Dubai.
Waqas strategically reoriented S&T’s business operations with a global focus and local impact. Being a bold leader taking futuristic strides, stepping out of comfort zones and, daring to take risks, Waqas has helped build S&T beyond Oman into a global multi-national company with operations across 10 countries.
Waqas Al Adawi, on winning the award said, “I am truly honoured and humbled to be recognised among such a distinguished group of leaders and change makers. It is a reflection of our goal-driven approach to build trust, transparency and talent in creating a sustainable business.”
“Above all, I am thankful to my family, board members, management and the entire S&T team who have showed so much trust and faith in me. I am happy to make Oman proud and encouraged to strive harder to create a challenger brand”, added Waqas.
Ed James, Director of Content and Analysis, MEED said, “Waqas demonstrated great acumen in transforming a family owned enterprise into an extremely successful and high-growth, multinational and multi-faceted business.”
“We congratulate the winners of this year’s edition of the awards, and salute their unwavering commitment to business excellence, quality and innovation. Through the MEED Awards programme, we hope to put their achievements in the spotlight not only to celebrate their success, but also become an inspiration to others,” said Louise Baird, Head of Events, MEED.
Waqas is passionate about youth empowerment, technology adoption, and community building to improve lives.