In order to recognize the efforts, acknowledge their success, and celebrate their achievements Images RetailME put together the RetailME ICONS, a list to honour the 100 most powerful retail leaders in the MENA region.
In this post, Retail Middle East editor, Shruti Nair, observed, that amidst the various challenges that the sector faced with have risen the retail megastars, or ICONS, as Retail Middle East referred to them. The pioneers, visionaries, trailblazers and disruptors who established, built, scaled and reinvented and innovated shopping experiences and retail encounters paving the path for generations of retail leaders to come by creating a healthy and thriving ecosystem in the region.
“We have recognized the top 100 retail leaders and classified them as pioneers, the establishers who laid the foundation for legacy conglomerates; visionaries, strategic figureheads leading daily operations; disruptors, digital natives who challenged the status quo and created alternate consumption channels; and trailblazers, leaders that have transformed and scaled brands to new heights. However, certain retailers stood out by virtue of being rated highly in all four categories. We have handpicked these six icons and classified them as ‘The Legends’.”
Retail Middle East in their inaugural Retail Icon Middle East awards selected our chairman and founder, Jacky Panjabi in the “Pioneers & Visionaries” category. We are proud to be led by him and are continually inspired and motivated by his example of hard work, empathy and dedication. In addition, our CEO, Ashish Panjabi was named as part of the top 100 under the “Trailblazer” category.
For the full list of winners, check out this post on Retail Middle East.