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TOM Award Honors South Asians Among Distinguished Government Officials, Professionals, Business Persons

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The Times of Bahrain hosted the TOB Icon Awards 2024, celebrating outstanding achievements and contributions across diverse fields such as business, social work, sports, and more. The grand ceremony was held on July 4th at The Art Hotel & Resort on Amwaj Island, Bahrain.

The Times of Bahrain is committed to honoring those who drive progress and positive change. This year’s awards highlight the remarkable accomplishments of individuals who have significantly impacted their communities and industries, showcasing their dedication, innovation, and leadership.

H.E. Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Daij Al Khalifa – TOB Women Empowerment Award

H.E. Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Daij Al Khalifa, Director General of Bahrain Institute for Public Administration (IPA), received the TOB-Women Empowerment Award for her contributions to the education sector of the Kingdom and her long-standing services for the upliftment of the country through various fields.

Lulwa Ali Al-Rumaihi – TOB – Outstanding Parliamentarian Award 2024

Lulwa Ali Al-Rumaihi, Member of the Council of Representatives, Kingdom of Bahrain, received the TOB-Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for her unwavering commitment to the welfare of the expatriate community and her significant role in advancing the country’s economy. This award serves as a testament to her dedication and passion for serving the people of Bahrain, and for her outstanding service and leadership. Her selection for this accolade, was endorsed by the Speaker of the Bahraini Parliament, Ahmed bin Salman Al Musallam.

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MP Dr. Hesham Ahmed ALAsheeri – TOB-Outstanding Parliamentarian Award 2024

MP Dr. Hesham Ahmed ALAsheeri, Member of the Council of Representatives, Kingdom of Bahrain, was honored with the TOB-Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for his unwavering commitment to the welfare of the expatriate community and his extensive contributions across various sectors. This award serves as a testament to his dedication and passion for serving the people of Bahrain.

Ahmed Khalid Al Araifi – TOB Icon Award 2024

Ahmed Khalid Al Araifi, CEO of Bahrain’s National Communication Centre (NCC), was honored with the TOB Icon Award 2024 for his outstanding contributions to media and press enhancement and steadfast support for journalists. His receipt of the TOB Golden Achievement Award signifies recognition of his unwavering dedication and significant contributions to the nation’s development.

Dr. Amer Al Derazi – TOB Icon Award 2024.

Dr. Amer Al Derazi, a distinguished Consultant Surgeon, for his profound impact on the medical landscape of Bahrain. Dr. Al Derazi’s dedication to advancing healthcare and his leadership in the field make him a standout figure in Bahrain’s medical community.

Throughout his tenure, he has not only excelled in surgical practice but has also played a pivotal role in educating and mentoring numerous colleagues during their medical training.

H.E. Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa bin Mohammed Al Khalifa – TOB-Humanitarian Service Award 2024

H.E. Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Secretary-General of the Royal Humanitarian Foundation (RHF), received the TOB-Humanitarian Service Award in recognition of his dedicated involvement in the commendable initiatives of the Royal Humanitarian Foundation, significantly contributing to the progress and well-being of the country.

Sima Al Jabbari – TOB Icon Award 2024

Sima Al Jabbari, a distinguished businesswoman, was celebrated for her exemplary achievements and leadership in the business world.

She received the TOB Icon Award for her strategic vision and significant contributions to her industry’s advancement. Her leadership inspires others, setting a benchmark for professionalism and success. We commend Sima Al Jabbari for her outstanding contributions and unwavering dedication to driving business forward with integrity and determination.

KT Mohammed Ali – TOB-Business Icon Award 2024

KT Mohammed Ali, Founder and Managing Director of Dar Al Shifa Medical Company, was honored with the TOB-Business Icon Award 2024. His extensive contributions to medical and non-medical projects in India and Bahrain highlight his commitment to providing accessible, high-quality healthcare. KT Mohammed Ali, a distinguished businessman, investor, and philanthropist who has dedicated 45 years to success in the Middle East. Founder and Managing Director of Dar Al Shifa Medical Company Bahrain, Board Director at Al Salama Eye Hospital, and Chairman of Z-Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., among other directorial roles, KT Mohammed Ali has significantly contributed to medical and non-medical projects in India and Bahrain.

PV Radhakrishna Pillai – TOB Volunteering Award 2024

PV Radhakrishna Pillai, President of Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam (BKS), received the TOB Volunteering Award for his outstanding contributions to social, cultural, and economic development, particularly his advocacy for Bahrain’s expatriate community through social and cultural initiatives. His steadfast commitment across diverse fields, particularly your advocacy for Bahrain’s expatriate community through social and cultural initiatives, has significantly contributed to the nation’s advancement in well-being and economic prosperity.

Abdul Majeed Theruvath – TOB-Business Icon Award 2024

Abdul Majeed Theruvath, Managing Director of Jamal Showaiter Sweets Bahrain. As an Indian business entrepreneur and philanthropist in Bahrain, he has transformed Jamal Showaiter Sweets and its subsidiaries into a multi-million turnover enterprise. He has significantly contributed to public services by generously donating land and buildings for various public projects and sponsoring development initiatives in his hometown, enriching many lives. His commitment to community welfare earned recognition from the Crown Prince of Bahrain, who commended his selfless act of offering one of his company’s buildings to accommodate COVID-19 patients during the peak of the pandemic.

Raeda Sabt – TOB-Media Excellence Award 2024

Raeda Sabt, an esteemed social media influencer, received the TOB-Media Excellence Award 2024 for her impactful presence and influential voice online, significantly shaping conversations and raising awareness on diverse social issues. Her adept utilization of digital platforms has fostered engagement and community dialogue, establishing her as a respected figure in digital media.

Pambavasan Nair – TOB-Business Icon Award 2024

Pambavasan Nair, Founder & CMD of Amad Group of Companies, a highly successful Indian businessman in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. With expertise in the industrial sector, he has led the Amad Group’s expansion over twenty-six years, investing 1.5 million Bahraini dinars during the Covid-19 pandemic to bolster business in Bahrain. His enterprises span Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and India, including Amad, ASCON, Janoob, Bright Star Electrical, and Convex Company Limited.

Yusuf Yaqoob Lori – TOB Volunteering Award 2024

Yusuf Yaqoob Lori, Director of the Information and Follow-up Department in the Capital Governorate, has been honored with The Times of Bahrain TOB Icon Award 2024. His exceptional contributions to the social sector, particularly in advancing the nation’s economy and alleviating the plight of many individuals, have earned him this esteemed recognition. Mr. Lori’s dedication and impactful endeavors have made a significant difference in the lives of those in need, underscoring his commitment to public service and community welfare.

ade was endorsed by the Speaker of the Bahraini Parliament, Ahmed bin Salman Al Musallam.

Ghada Sabt – TOB-Media Excellence Award 2024

Ghada Sabt, a prominent social media influencer, received the TOB-Media Excellence Award 2024 for her impactful presence online and her significant contributions to shaping conversations and raising awareness on various social issues. Her adept use of social media platforms has fostered engagement and community dialogue, making her a respected figure in digital media. This award honors Ms. Ghada Sabt’s outstanding achievements in media excellence, highlighting her dedication to leveraging digital platforms for positive societal impact and meaningful communication.

Dr. Shaikh Mohamed Bin Hamad Al Khalifa – TOB Volunteering Award 2024

Dr. Shaikh Mohamed Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chief of Requests & Investigations at the Ministry of Interior, was recognized with the TOB Volunteering Award for his exceptional contributions in the social sector and his compassionate efforts in alleviating the plight of countless individuals.

Mohammad Mansoor – TOB Business Excellence Award 2024

Mohammad Mansoor, Chairman of the Advisory Board at Bahrain Cricket, as one of the the recipients of the TOB Business Excellence Award. He is the Founder and Chairman of Saara Group, as well as the Chairman of Life N Style. Additionally, he serves as a Director of The Council within the World Youth Group under the United Nations. Mohammad Mansoor is also the Vice President of the KHK Heroes Foundation and a Board Member of the Bahrain India Society. His leadership and contributions across these esteemed organizations reflect his commitment to excellence and his significant impact on both local and international communities.

Mohammed A. Lateef Alaujan – TOB Business Icon Award 2024

Mohammed A. Lateef Alaujan, Board Member & Legal Affairs A. Lateef Khalid Alaujan & Sons Group’s, was honored with the TOB Business Icon Award for his significant influence across social, cultural, and business domains, enhancing business landscapes and enriching social and cultural dimensions.

Gurumurthy Palani – TOB Icon Award 2024

Gurumurthy Palani, Head of Global Transaction Banking Wholesale Banking, Gulf International Bank received the TOB Icon Award 2024 for his robust leadership and significant achievements in fund-raising, business development, and strategic execution. His track record includes significant achievements in fund raising, business development, identifying new opportunities, digital thought leadership, innovation, and strategic execution. He has actively coached and mentored Fintechs and startups in developing scalable business models and played integral roles in board and CEO engagements, steering substantial global businesses valued at $250 million.

Moanes Al-Mardi – TOB Media Icon Award 2024

Moanes Al-Mardi, Editor in Chief of Al Bilad newspaper, has been awarded The Times of Bahrain TOB Media Icon Award 2024. This prestigious accolade recognizes his exceptional efforts in effectively communicating government programs and supporting economic and developmental initiatives through English-language media. His dedicated work has significantly contributed to the welfare and advancement of Bahrain and its people. Mr. Al-Mardi’s pivotal role in informing the public and promoting initiatives that foster growth and prosperity across various sectors underscores his commitment to enhancing public awareness and engagement through his influential role in media.

Firos Kunnamparambil – TOB Social Worker of the Year Award 2024

Firos Kunnamparambil, a distinguished social worker from Kerala, India, has been honored with the TOB Social Worker of the Year Award. His exceptional contributions in social, cultural, and political arenas have uplifted countless individuals, restoring their hope and dignity regardless of their background. Through his compassionate efforts, he has touched the lives of many families, alleviating the suffering of the most vulnerable among us.

Sonya Janahi – TOB-Women Icon Award 2024

Sonya Janahi, a Board Member of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry, has received The Times of Bahrain TOB Icon Award 2024. Honored with the TOB-Women Icon Award, she is recognized for her significant contributions to the country’s economic and investment sectors and her long-standing service through various initiatives. This award, endorsed by Bahrain Parliament Speaker Ahmed bin Salman Al Musallam, highlights her exemplary achievements and dedication to advancing society.

Mohammed “The Hawk” Shahid – TOB Sports Icon Award 2024

Mohammed “The Hawk” Shahid, President of Brave Combat Federation (Brave CF), has been awarded the prestigious TOB Sports Icon Award for 2024. This accolade recognizes Mr. Shahid’s outstanding representation of Bahrain in MMA competitions globally and his significant contributions to the Kingdom’s sports scene. As the leader of the KHK MMA movement, Shahid has played a pivotal role in bringing international acclaim to Bahrain under the visionary leadership of His Highness Shaikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Khalifa. His dedication and efforts have not only elevated the status of MMA in Bahrain but also contributed immensely to the growth of the global sports sector.

Retaj Ebrahim Al-Abbasi – TOB Youth Icon Award 2024

Retaj Ebrahim Al-Abbasi, President of the Arab Parliament for the Child, has been honored with the TOB Youth Icon Award for 2024. This prestigious recognition celebrates her groundbreaking achievement as the first Bahraini young female representative in the Arab Child Parliament and her exceptional contributions to social, cultural, and educational spheres.

George Middleton – TOB Media Icon Award 2024

Mr. George Middleton, Chairman & Publisher of Red House Marketing, was awarded the TOB Media Icon Award for his outstanding work in the publishing and marketing industry throughout Bahrain, U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Qatar. our outstanding work in the publishing and marketing industry throughout Bahrain, U.A.E. This award is was in appreciation of his major business objective as helping to facilitate the mutual exchange of ideas, products and services between organisations and their customers through an array of innovative publishing, digital and marketing.

The Times of Bahrain Media Group’s celebration of these fifty-two remarkable individuals underscores their commitment to recognizing excellence and fostering a culture of achievement. This year’s awards also mark the initiation of a substantial charity program, seeking generous support to contribute to its success and impact.

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