13th September 2014

Hesham Al Qassim Wins Real Estate CEO of the Year

[Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 13 September, 2014] His Excellency Hesham Abdalla Al Qassim, CEO, Wasl, has won the Real Estate CEO of the Year award at this year’s CEO Middle East Awards. The prestigious accolade was bestowed in recognition of the outstanding performance made both by him and by the company he leads over the past 12 months.


Organised by ITP Publishing and held in conjunction with popular business publication CEO Middle East, this year’s awards were the programme’s eighth edition, with the ceremony being held on September 10 at Jumeirah Emirates Towers.


Al Qassim’s Real Estate CEO of the Year award publically acknowledges the tremendous role he has played in growing, developing and diversifying Wasl’s real estate and property portfolio, as well his leadership and direction in project development and overall business growth. Al Qassim has also been instrumental in forging successful business partnerships with local and international companies in line with the company’s overall strategic vision.


“My winning of this prestigious award is first and foremost thanks to the guidance and wisdom of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai,” said Al Qassim, on receipt of his award. “His vision knows no limits in the strategic planning and execution of initiatives and projects that support Dubai’s image and make it one of the most competitive of all world-class cities,” he added.


“I would also like to express our gratitude towards H.H. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman, Wasl, who has been an incessant source of support on the path to excellence and leadership,” said Al Qassim.


The CEO Middle East Awards are based on specific criteria and selection mechanisms employed by specialists and experts who form the judging committee. Winners in each category are identified from hundreds of potential candidates for their exceptional contributions in their respective fields.


“This award represents the incredible level of teamwork, effort and cooperation made by all of my colleagues at Wasl. Their continuous hard work, commitment and dedication in their day-to-day activities has meant that Wasl is now a benchmark for high quality services, not only in the real estate, property and asset management sectors, but also in hospitality, customer service and numerous other fields,” added Al Qassim.


Al Qassim has over 17 years of experience in the financial, management and real estate industries. Throughout his tenure at Wasl, the organisation has achieved excellence in large scale property management, which it undertakes on behalf of the government of Dubai. His mandate also covers the group’s three subsidiaries; Wasl, Wasl hospitality and dubai golf.


The 2014 CEO Middle East Awards features various categories that recognise creativity, innovation and achievement accomplished by leaders from across the business sectors in the Middle East.