Middle East Branch Student Awards 2019

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2019 and tagged as #ics



The ICS-Middle East Awards Night celebrates the achievements of students in the qualifying examinations and rewarding the work of tutors. Further, this is a platform to recognize, appreciate and thank the support provided by our Sponsors.

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Middle East Branch, held its Awards Night on the 11th November 2019 at Crown Plaza Hotel, Dubai which was attended by nearly 230 professionals from the industry, including members and industry leaders.

It was certainly a night to remember for the many students who received an award to celebrate their success this year.


Middle East Awards 2019

Outstanding Female Topper Overall Topper



Subject Toppers

Mr. Krishnan Subramaniam, President of the Middle East Branch, in his opening remark highlighted the activities of the Middle East Branch and narrated the steps taken to achieve Vision 2020. In his keynote speech, Chief Guest Capt. Khamis Ghumail, Director, Marine Traffic Management, Dubai Maritime City Authority, UAE, outlined the steps taken by UAE Government to develop Dubai as a leading Shipping hub. He commended the work of the Middle East Branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers to train aspiring shipping professionals and contribute to the growth of UAE in the Shipping world by having competent shipping professionals. Ms. Geeta Ramakrishnan, HR Director - Transworld Group, Life Coach and author of the book 'The Game of Change' was the guest speaker. Speaking on the theme "From Stress to Zen", Ms. Geeta addressed the need for stress management and gave effective ideas to tackle stress.

Awards were presented to the highest scoring individuals from the Branch by the Chief Guest Capt. Khamis Ghumail. Mr. Abu Bakr bagged the Overall Topper award. In view of the IMO's thrust on empowering women in the shipping industry, a special award for the highest scoring female candidate was introduced this year. This special award was bagged by Ms. Sarah Gallyot.

Tutors were presented mementos recognizing their efforts in supporting the educational activities of the Branch.

The event also provided an opportunity for active networking by the attendees. The wholehearted participation of sponsors and industry leaders has made the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Awards one of the prominent shipping events in Dubai.

If you would like a glimpse of the night watch this clip.

Middle East Awards 2019