His Excellency Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Group Chairman, Al Habtoor Group, receiving Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award for Business and Social Inclusiveness 2017



Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor is a prominent and highly respected citizen of the United Arab Emirates. A self-made man, he is Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group – one of the most successful conglomerates in the entire Middle – East. He is known not only for his many business achievements but also his extensive knowledge of international political affairs his philanthropic activities. He is also Chairman of Dubai National Insurance and Reinsurance Company.

He has served with distinction as:

• Member of the Federal National Council
• Member of the Board of Directors of the Dubai Chamber of   Commerce and Industry
• Chairman of the Commercial Bank of Dubai
• Member of the John F. Kennedy School of Government,   Harvard University
• The only non-US member of The World Board of Governors
  of the American United Services Organisation (USO).

He has been very well – recognized as:

• Recipient of 'The Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary'.
• Al Arabiya English News 'Columnist of the Year' for outstanding contribution in bridging the communication gap between the
  Arab world and the West.
• UAE Red Crescent Shield of Honour in recognition for humanitarian contributions.
• The 'HH Shaikh Isa Bin Ali Al-Khalifa Award for Volunteer Work' in Bahrain.
• The first-ever recipient of the 'Golden Friends of India Award' from the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) in
  recognition of Al Habtoor's commitment to Indian UAE trade.
• His book 'Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor : The Autobiography' was awarded 'Best International Book on Business and Economics' at
  the Sharjah International Book Fair, 2013
• The Shield of Merit Award from The United Nations.
• Outstanding Business Leadership Award from the All-Party Group on Entrepreneurship and the British Institute of Technology
  and E commerce at the World High Tech Forum in London.
• World Forum Award from the British Parliament, for efforts to build bridges between the Arab World and the West (2007)
• Businessman of the Year Award at the 2007 Arabian Business Achievement Awards in Abu Dhabi (2007)
• Grand Ambassador of Eminence award from the American Biographical Institute, in recognition of his professional
  achievements and social contribution to the UAE (2004)
• Al Habtoor is a great asset to the UAE as one of its greatest sons and a global personality.