Dhanam announces Business Excellence Awards for 2012

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Kochi: George Alexander Muthoot, MD of the Muthoot Group, has been selected ‘Dhanam Businessman of the Year 2012’. The Group has carved a niche in sixteen different sectors ranging from financial services to healthcare, and George has played pivotal role in the overall success of the company, the award Jury has evaluated.

“The fact that the company, under his astute leadership reaped a highly impressive profit in the year 2012-13, overcoming all hurdles of a difficult economic situation in the country, reinforces the decision of the Jury who selected him for the prestigious Dhanam award”, said Kurian Abraham, Editor & MD of Dhanam Publications, in a press meet organised to announce the awards. The Awards will be presented to the winners on June 7, 2013, at Kochi by the Minister for Industry & IT, Shri P K Kunhalikutty.

The UAE-based businessman Faizal E Kottikollon, who is the Founder Chairman of KEF Holdings, has bagged the Dhanam ‘NRI Businessman of the Year’ Award for 2012. Within a short period, the industrial valve and steel casting factory established by him in the UAE could get into the list of the world’s top three companies in that sector thanks to his leadership and the innovative technology employed by him. Even in the thick of business expansion activities, Faizal found time to support humanitarian causes through his organisation named Faizal and Shabana Foundation.

The Dhanam Business Professional of the Year 2012 Award has gone to M S A Kumar, MD of AVT Natural Products Ltd, based in Ernakulam. AVT Natural Products Ltd and AVT McCormick Ingredients Pvt. Ltd, under the A.V. Thomas Group have achieved unprecedented growth under the competent leadership of M.S.A Kumar.

P V Mini, Executive Director of PVS Memorial Hospital, the newly-established super speciality hospital of international standard in Kochi, has been selected Dhanam Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2012.

Justin Joseph, MD of Sirex Designer Tiles India Pvt. Ltd, based in Thodupuzha has been chosen for the Dhanam Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2012.

The award winners have been selected by a jury of Venugopal C Govind, CA; Dr. V A Joseph, CEO & MD, South Indian Bank; M K Das, Senior Journalist; besides C J George and V K Mathews, former winners of the Dhanam Businessman of the Year awards.

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