Balqees Zainal named Rising Star of the Year ACN 11
du is proud to announce that Balqees Zainal, from Brand and Communications team and an Emirati, was selected as the winner of the Rising Star of the Year award, at the Annual Arabian Computer News Arab Technology Awards. The Awards were held recently at the Armani Hotel, Dubai.
The Annual Arabian Computer News Arab Technology Awards’ numerous categories honoured world-classed projects and implementations, leading vendor contributions and outstanding individual efforts.
“It is such an honour to receive this award, and I would like to thank the judging panel for selecting me as the Rising Star of the Year,” commented Balqees. “The efforts of my colleagues in the Brand and Communications team, especially in social media have led to our increased presence online and I am very proud to have been part of the collaborative effort that has driven our success. This award is an accolade for me, my colleagues, and for everything that we represent.”
“We would like to congratulate Balqees on receiving the Rising Star of the Year Award,” said Hala Badri, Executive Vice President, Brand and Communications, du. “We are dedicated to promoting, encouraging and further enhancing talented Emiratis, such as Balqees. She is a shining example that we are proud to have as our colleague, and we encourage other colleagues to look to her as a role model.”
Balqees also received recognition for her efforts earlier in the year when she was selected as one of Arabian Computer News’ 30 Under 30, published in the magazine’s August 2011 issue.