Winners of Catalyst Awards 2021 and Top 10 Happy IT Companies To Work For.
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Global CIO Forum announces winners of Catalyst Awards 2021 and Top 10 Happy IT Companies

On March 22, the seventh edition of  Future IT Summit and Catalyst Awards 2021 were hosted in association with SRTIP, Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park. The event was graced by CIOs and IT leaders from Middle East, Africa, SEA, Europe, and US markets.

FITS MEA 2021 was not just about knowledge-sharing and networking but also about recognising each individual’s efforts through Catalysts Awards 2021. The awards honoured trailblazers and trendsetters of the industry through two categories, Catalyst Marketing and Catalyst CIO.

Catalyst CIO Awards 2021

Categories Of Nomination Name Organisation
Catalyst Government Leader HE Hussain Al Mahmoudi SRTIP
Government CIO


HE Noor Al Noman


Government of Sharjah – Department of eGovernment


Government CIO Dr Kadeeja Mansoor SLC – Govt of Sharjah
Government CIO Yousef Abdullah Al Ali Sharjah Directorate of Town Planning and Survey
CIO in Government – Utilities Anshul Srivastav Emirates Post
Government CIO Abdalla Al Ali Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, DMCC
Government CIO Khalfan Matar Al Hassani Monitoring And Control Centre
Government CIO Sunando Chaudhuri Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company
Government CIO Nasser Al Owghani Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Est
CIO in Banking and Finance Dr Erdal Ozkaya Standard Chartered Bank
CIO in Banking and Finance Abdul Rahman Jaroudi Aafaq Islamic Finance
CIO in Banking and Finance Mamoun AlHomssey Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
CIO in Conglomerate Manish Bindra Galadari Brothers Group
CIO in Conglomerate Madhukar Chaturvedi Al Shirawi Group
CIO in Conglomerate Shrenik Jain Siemens
CIO in Education Nithin Geo Thomas Amity Education Middle East
CIO in Education Shah E Room Khan Emirates College of Technology -Abu Dhabi
CIO in Healthcare Aliasgar Bohari Zulekha Hospital
CIO in Healthcare Mustansir Aziz Gulf Diagnostic Centre Hospital
CIO in Hospitality Roger Tabbal Accor Hotels
CIO in Hospitality Krishan Kant Srivastava Landmark Group ( Hospitality Division )
CIO in Hospitality Atul Aggarwal Caesars Bluewaters Dubai
CIO in Hospitality Haitham Natour IHG Group
CIO in Hospitality Ashraf Salah Hilton Group
CIO in Entertainment Anindo Banerjee Dubai Holding Entertainment
CIO in Facility and Management Robert P Araniego Emrill
CIO in FMCG Santosh Shetty Ghassan Aboud Group
CIO in FMCG Shailesh Mani Flemingo International
CIO in Legal and Judicial Affairs Arul Jose Vigin DIFC Courts
CIO in Logistics Vinay Sharma Gulftainer
CIO in Manufacturing Samit Jha Laticrete International
CIO in Manufacturing Umesh Moolchandani Bin Dasmal Group
CIO in Manufacturing Venkatesh Mahadevan Dubai Investments
CIO in Manufacturing Azeemuddin Mohammed Al Rawabi Dairy
CIO in Oil and Gas Dr Alaeddin Ismail Al-Badawna ADNOC Refining
CIO in Oil and Gas Hala Banihashim Sharjah National Oil Corporation
CIO in Real Estate and Construction Ajay Rathi Damac Properties
CIO in Retail Fayaz Ahamed Badubhai Al Yousuf Group
CIO in Services Mathew Sheath Majid Al Futtaim Ventures
CIO in Transportation Elfassi Yassim TriStar Group
IT Person of the Year Mohammed Al Nuaimi Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship

Catalyst Marketing Awards 2021

Categories Of Nomination Name Organisation
Catalyst Vendor Ankush Mehra Zebra Technologies
Catalyst Vendor Hassan Hamadani Pure Storage
Catalyst Vendor Lalit Popli Arcon
Catalyst Vendor Ashok Kumar TalariaX Pte Ltd
Catalyst Channel Faraz Ali Khan ASBIS Middle East
Catalyst Channel Irmak Parlat Yilmaz GULF BUSINESS MACHINES
Catalyst Channel Rasha Islim Emitac Enterprise Solutions
Catalyst Channel Nathalie Nassar Mindware
Catalyst Channel Sonali Basu Roy Bulwark Technologies
Catalyst Channel Rohan Daniel Nair AHAD Information Technology LLC
Catalyst Marketer of the Year – Vendor Ben McDonald Dell Technologies
Catalyst Marketer of the Year – Channel Aditya Puri Redington



Happy companies create happy employees and FITS MEA 2021 honoured this practice through Top 10 Happy IT Companies To Work For award. The winners list is below:

·       StorIT Distribution
·       ASBIS Middle East
·       Emitac
·       Barco
·       Gulf Business Machines
·       Spectrum Networks
·       Arcon TechSolutions
·       Mindware
·       RNS Technology Services
·       GAVS Technologies

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