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MERA 2011 – INDIVIDUAL WINNERS

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 23 May 2011

The ‘Middle East Retail Academy (MERA): 2011 Awards’ individual category winners were announced at last week’s Digital Consumer Channel (DCC) Middle East & Africa (MEA) event held in Fujairah, UAE. With ten individual awards up for grabs, a dozen individuals picked up prizes as votes were tied in two categories: UAE Retail Account Manager of the Year and UAE IT Retail Executive of the Year.

The winners were announced during the ‘MERA: 2011 Awards’ Gala Dinner on May 18th held in Fujairah, UAE, in conjunction with DCC MEA 2011. During the month before the Gala Dinner vendors had voted for retail executives, with retailers selecting the vendor executives they believed deserved recognition for their performance during the last 12 months.

The top five individuals in each category received official nominations and the individual with the most votes per category received the overall prize. Receiving an official nomination for an individual MERA award is testament to business excellence and productive relationships within the regional channel.

“It is important to remember that we are naming the top five individuals in each category based on the number of votes received,” explained Farouk Hemraj, CEO at DISTREE Events, the organiser of DCC MEA. “The nominated individuals are at the top of their profession and are well-respected by the companies that they work with in the regional retail channel.”

“We congratulate all of this year’s nominated individuals and category winners,” he added. “These awards highlight the excellent work that is carried out in the region’s ICT & consumer electronics (CE) channel to develop effective retail strategies, build sales and create win-win relationships for both vendors and retailers.”

Vendor Awards

The full list of winners and nominated individuals for each vendor award category is as follows. Please note that the names of individuals receiving nominations are presented in alphabetical order by surname and are not based on position in the vote:

Retail Account Manager of the Year – UAE

TIED VOTE

WINNERS: Rachielle Araga, Toshiba; Merlin Jacob, HP

ALSO NOMINATED: Roshna D’Souza, Acer; Ghassan El Hout, Microsoft; Jean Sebaali, Apple

Retail Account Manager of the Year – Saudi Arabia

WINNER: Tabrez Ahmed, Acer

ALSO NOMINATED: Ayman Al-Ajouz, Seagate ; Anas Mugharbel, HP; Mohamed Meslmany, HP; Mohammad Shabaan, Lenovo

Retail Account Manager of the Year – Rest of Gulf

WINNER: Rahul Saharia, Dell

ALSO NOMINATED: Lester Govias, Toshiba; Naeem Hamami, HP; Syed Khalid, HP; Harish Sirnani, Promate

Retail Account Manager of the Year – Egypt

WINNER: Doaa El Sabahy, HP

ALSO NOMINATED: Mostafa Aly, Promate; Reem Al Ansari, Microsoft; Karim El Fateh, Intel; Hany Mohamed, Toshiba

Retail Account Manager of the Year – Levant

WINNER: Pierre Rizk, HP

ALSO NOMINATED: Mario Fares, Microsoft; Rony Mezeraani, Acer; Nadine Moulayes, HP; Jean Sebaali, Apple

Retailer Awards

The full list of winners and nominated individuals for each retailer award category is as follows. Please note that the names of individuals receiving nominations are presented in alphabetical order by surname and are not based on position in the vote:

IT Retail Executive of the Year – UAE

TIED VOTE

WINNERS: Rahul Anand, Carrefour, Shyam Sunder, Sharaf DG

ALSO NOMINATED: Vijit Channa, Jumbo; Mahesh Chotrani, Jacky’s; Vineet Mehrotra, Emax

IT Retail Executive of the Year – Saudi Arabia

WINNER: V. Manoharan, Jarir

ALSO NOMINATED: Mustafa Abouelazm, Extra; Shaji KE, Lulu; Gerald Piotte, Carrefour; Samer Musa Rustom, Panda

IT Retail Executive of the Year – Rest of Gulf

WINNER: Mohammad Bazzy, Alghanim

ALSO NOMINATED: Wael Assi, Alghanim; Mohammed Rabi, Carrefour Kuwait; Ujjawal Tankha, Emax Oman; He Yan, Carrefour Qatar

IT Retail Executive of the Year – Egypt

WINNER: Sameh Hassan, Carrefour

ALSO NOMINATED: Hitham Hassan, Radioshack; Mohamed Ismail, Virgin; Ahmed Nadim, CompuMe; Moataz Sami, CompuMe

IT Retail Executive of the Year – Levant

WINNER: Patrick Ziadeh, Khoury Home

ALSO NOMINATED: Eyad Al Hassan, Carrefour Jordan; Mohamed Ismael, Virgin; Husam Al Naji, SmartBuy; Mamoun Zater, PC Zone

MERA is an independent trade organisation uniting retailers, distributors and vendors working in the region’s ICT & CE retail channel. MERA members contribute to the MMR, a free service that provides them with access to retail trends and insight into sales, pricing and business confidence levels across the region. If you are interested in contributing to or receiving the report on a regular basis, please contact fhemraj@distree.com


DCC MEA 2012

DCC MEA is the ultimate professional networking event for senior executives from the consumer electronics, digital device and ICT products retail channel in the MEA region. DCC MEA is a focused event for retail executives based on the successful concept of bringing high-level buyers from emerging markets into productive contact with vendors.

More than 60 vendors met over 170 retail executives at DCC MEA 2011. The total delegate base exceeded 500 and more than 1,100 pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings took place during the event.

DCC MEA regularly attracts hundreds of senior executives from MEA’s consumer electronics, digital device and ICT products retail channel. These include the powerful buyers and decision makers responsible for product selection for the retailers they represent.

Not only is DCC MEA a powerful business platform, it is also an annual networking function allowing vendors to meet face-to-face with both existing and potential new retail partners from across the region.

For retail executives, attending DCC MEA is time well spent. In just three days you can hold dozens of face-to-face meetings with existing and potential new vendors, meet with your peers from across the region, find out more about the latest industry trends and market data. All this at one exclusive event: DCC MEA - the ‘must-attend’ event for vendors and retailers associated with MEA’s consumer electronics, digital device and ICT products channel. www.dcc-mea.com

Vendors, retailers and distributors wishing to participate at DCC MEA 2012 can contact fhemraj@distree.com quoting code MEA12 for full details.

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