Rajeev Kakar, Executive Director & CEO of Dunia Finance, the Abu Dhabi based financial services company poised to transform the landscape of financial services, was recognized as CEO of the Year for the Financial Services sector at the CEO Middle East 2009 Awards ceremony held on September 28th at the Grosvenor Hotel in Dubai. The awards are known as the most prestigious CEO recognition awards in the Middle East.
Mr. Kakar received the award in recognition of his outstanding efforts over the past year in setting up dunia as a pure Greenfield operation in the Financial Services sector, especially in the midst of the global economic crisis. He is being recognized as a CEO who has the ability to attract top tier talent bringing together a highly experienced and seasoned team, work with world class partners to establish a state-of-the-art business platform and seamless processes, roll out a truly unique customer centric business model and create an avant garde brand, dunia, which gives a novel outlook to the financial services sector.
“I would like to thank the organizers for this honor. I would also like to thank my team who worked diligently to realize the vision of our founders. It is my privilege to work with such devoted and loyal individuals, and this award is dedicated to all of them”, said Mr. Kakar after being handed the award.
Mr. Kakar was named as the winner of the award against competition from a number of leading financial institutions and banks within the financial sector. The award also coincides with the dunia’s first anniversary celebrations and adds another chapter to the dunia success story.
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