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The featured companies represent the summit of achievement across a broad range of fields of expertise – Awards 2016/2017

Press Release   •   Jan 27, 2017 11:40 EST

London, UK (CEO-Insight) Jan 27, 2017 — The CEO Insight Global awards acknowledge best practice and innovation across the European business community. They shine a spotlight on the companies and people that lead the pack in terms of innovation and market influence. These companies aim to get the most out of their capital, maximising employee performance and making careful use of resources. The list reflects the nominations, suggestions and contributions of the readership and highlights new sustainability trends being created by the best and the brightest pioneers in business today. Among the notable entries on the award list is Elite Capital & Co. Limited, which provides turnkey solutions for government infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, sea ports, power plants. These projects are typically implemented in developing countries. Elite’s solution sees it provide a world-class EPC contractor to perform the work and provide the finance to complete the project against some form of payment guarantee issued by the respective country. Also featuring is EFG Hermes, which has a footprint spanning six countries in the Middle East and North Africa. EFG Hermes started in Egypt and has grown over 30 years to become the region’s leading investment bank. Drawing on its proven track-record and a team of 876 employees, EFG Hermes provides a broad spectrum of financial services that include investment banking, asset management, securities brokerage, research and private equity to the entire region.


SUSTAINABLE MEGA FINANCE PROVIDER
Elite Capital & Co.
ec.uk.com

Elite Capital & Co. (“ECC”) is a private limited company that provides project related services including Management, Consultancy and Funding, particularly for large infrastructure and commercial projects. Elite Capital & Co. Limited has made strategic alliances with several organisations and companies which have given us access to international markets in Asia, Africa, Middle East and GCC regions. This has given ECC a substantial foundation of clients to build on, in addition to access to the markets that are most in need of the products and services.

ECC’s services are suitable for all types of Infrastructure Projects in either Greenfield (Pre Operations Stage) or Brownfield (Operations Stage) including but not limited to Sea Ports, Airports, Railway, Bridges, Roads and Highways, Water and Sanitation Utilities, Energy, Communications, Hospitals, Schools and Social Infrastructure etc. This includes other projects or activities that impact positively on the relevant country’s basic infrastructure including the manufacturing of components used in infrastructure (such as cement and steel) and infrastructure associated with mining and agribusiness.


SUSTAINABLE AVIATION SOLUTIONS PARTNER -AFRICA AVIATION VALUE CHAIN
African Open Sky
africanopensky.aero

Is the Leading Aviation Flight Support Group In Africa with Headquarters in Abidjan-Côte d’Ivoire and more than 50 offices & representations including branches in United Arab Emirates, Benin, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Togo.

African Open Sky’s main activities focus on providing services to government, private, corporate, emergency services and commercial aircraft operators worldwide, allowing them to obtain clearance in Africa at short notice. African Open Sky’s manages normal, block and seasonal over-flight and landing permits, ground handling activities including transport, Hotac, catering, refuelling, flight planning, computerised ATC, weather & notice to airmen (NOTAMs).


SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY LEADER-MENA REGION REINSURANCE PARTNER OF THE YEAR-AMERICAS
EFG Hermes
efg-hermes.com

EFG was established in 1984 and Hermes was founded nine years later. Both EFG and Hermes independently made a move into securities brokerage in the same year and asset management the year after. The two companies competed head-to-head, bringing “global standard” investment advisory, products and strategies to Egypt, including establishing the first equity index in the country. The two companies joined forces in 1996 to create EFG Hermes. For over two decades, EFG Hermes has been the leading financial services corporation in the Middle East and North Africa. Currently, the group has five lines of business under the investment bank platform as well as two subsidiaries under its recently launched non-banking financial services platform, EFG Hermes Finance.


REINSURANCE PARTNER OF THE YEAR -AMERICAS REINSURANCE VALUE CHAIN
Barents RE
barentsre.com

Barents Re is a leading independent reinsurance group. Established in 1996, Barents Re has a well-established presence in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Africa. The company provides a wide range of niche and specialty reinsurance products to property and casualty insurers. On the commercial side, Barents Re is especially strong in Surety Bonds, Energy, General Aviation, Property Facultative, Financial Lines, Liability and Accident & Health. The company selectively provides treaty support in key business areas. Barents Re is also a growing presence in the Consumer arena with participation in a number of Affinity programs.


SUSTAINABLE ISLAMIC FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS PROVIDER
Path Solutions
path-solutions.com

Path Solutions is a leading information technology solutions provider offering a broad, deep spectrum of Sharia-compliant integrated solutions and services to the Islamic financial marketplace. Designed to meet the needs of modern Islamic banking, Path Solutions’ turnkey solutions are based on an open, flexible architecture and an established deployment methodology. They have been tested and implemented at some of the world’s most sophisticated Islamic banks, Islamic banking windows as well as conventional banks converting into Islamic banking operations. The company’s flagship product – iMAL, provides a complete suite of Islamic banking applications with a rich sweep of functionality and features, addressing Sharia compliance, local and regulatory requirements. The system is built on the JEE platform and is SOA compliant. iMAL runs as a web application and can be deployed in a multi-tier setup environment. Path Solutions’ team of qualified professionals and complementary solution partners have an unparalleled ability to address regulatory and Sharia compliance requirements at both international and regional levels. Armed with deep industry expertise and field-tested best practices, the company’s team strives to provide the highest quality services to its clients all over the world.


SUSTAINABLE TREASURY MANAGMENT SOLUTIONS LEADER MENA
ICS Financial Systems Ltd
www.icsfs.com

ICS Financial Systems – ICSFS, is the sister company of ICS (London) Ltd that has been dedicated to software development for the banking industry since 1978, a leading provider in the filed of banking automation technologies and services. ICSFS’ success can be attributed to its turnkey offering, ICS BANKS® that serves and supports customers across the globe. ICS BANKS® support and handles Universal, Retail, Islamic, Private, Corporate, Commercial and Wholesale banking. This includes Asset Management, Trade Finance, Finance Leasing, BI & Data Warehousing, CRM, Risk Management, ERP, Business Process Management and fully integrated Delivery Channels. System is built on Oracle technologies in a Thin Client Browser Based environment.


FIXED BASED OPERATOR INNOVATOR
Bestfly
bestfly.aero

Bestfly, is a new company in the Angolan aviation market, Established in November 2009, customer service is and will always be the paramount objective. Our team comprises with highly experienced individuals, all our operational staff are duly certified, that allows us to create a dynamic and pro-active organisation. Our goal is to anticipate any possible problems not allowing them to actually occur. Bestfly senior management team includes an Airline Pilot with over 9000 hours, that flew for the biggest Business Jets operator in world NETJETS, and an Ex-NETJETS Europe customer service representative, and the Ex-Financial Manager of Portugalia Regional Airlines, which enables us to understand and implement the needs of a high demanding market as it is the business aviation. In just over two years of operations, Bestfly, became the market leader and the most recognised brand in the business aviation handling in Angola, with a market share of close to 80%.


SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY LEADER UAE ENVIROMENTAL MANAGEMENT VALUE CHAIN
Bee’ah
beeah.ae

Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading and award-winning environmental management company, was founded in 2007. With headquarters in Sharjah, Bee’ah’s ambition is to drive the emirate to becoming the “Environmental Capital” of the Middle East, and make Sharjah the first Arab city to reach zero-waste to landfill, diverting 100% of its waste through recycling and conversion. Since then, Bee’ah has grown from a handful of dedicated individuals into a business driven by the passion of over 5,000 people working day and night to make a real change in the region. Bee’ah provides sustainable solutions in environmental and resource management including integrated waste management, public cleansing, environmental consulting, education and awareness, renewable energy, facilities management and sustainable development.


PRINT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
PrintFleet
printfleet.com

PrintFleet provides timely, reliable data that creates actionable information to reduce cost, increase efficiency and drive automation through the imaging industry supply chain. Our industry-leading print management solutions range from simple rapid assessment to advanced, managed services offering unparalleled agnostic data collection, analysis and back-end support. Available in multiple languages, PrintFleet solutions empower OEMs, resellers and distributors in over 100 countries to solve business challenges and foster growth. We want to be the solution of choice. We want to empower people to Get Connected.


TOP TAX ADVISERS EUROPE
PWC Sweden
pwc.se

PwC Sweden is the market leader within auditing, accounting, tax and advisory services, with 3,600 people at 100 locations throughout the country. Using our experience and unique business knowledge, we enhance value for our 60,000 clients, who are comprised of global companies, major Swedish companies and organisations, smaller and medium-sized companies, primarily local, and the public sector.

PwC Sweden is a separate and independent legal entity. We are the Swedish member firm of the PwC global network. More than 208,000 people in 157 countries across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice.


BEST FINANCE SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS PROVIDER
Bellin
bellin.com

BELLIN is a global leader in providing web-based treasury software and services for multinational corporations. Founded by a treasurer and built on the expertise of over 100 experts, BELLIN has been exceeding expectations since 1998. tm5, awarded best “Treasury Management System” at the Fintech Innovation Awards, serves all corporate treasury functions and provides an instant overview of groupwide finances, mobile and in real time. BELLIN solutions for liquidity planning and financial risks, global payments, netting and risk management as well as the integrated BELLIN SWIFT Service, SaaS/hosting or Treasury as a Service (TaaS) inspire more than 15,000 companies with 25,000 users in 150 countries and counting.


BEST MBA PORTUGAL
ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics & Management
iseg.ulisboa.pt

ISEG ́s mission is to create and share knowledge and culture in the fields of Economics, Finance and Business, and to enhance its socio economic value by using an approach of plurality, guaranteeing freedom in intellectual and scientific expression and respect for ethical principles and social responsibility.

In carrying out its mission, ISEG contributes to extending the boundaries of scientific knowledge in the fields of Economics, Finance and Business and areas of support, in teaching, research, community service and the scientific and cultural international exchange of students, academic staff and researchers, thus furthering the socio-economic development of Portugal and its international credibility.

ISEG adopts a plural approach to teaching and research, encourages the development of synergies between scientific areas, nurtures a spirit of leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship, and carries out joint activities with other national, foreign and international universities and research centres, in accordance with ethical and socially responsible values. ISEG promotes and diffuses a culture of internal and external assessment to ensure organisational improvement and individual and departmental performance.


BEST CUSTOMER INTERACTION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE PLATFORM
Altitude
altitude.com

Altitude Software is a global provider of omnichannel solutions to deliver great customer experiences. Its solutions help companies and organizations unify all customer interactions and become more customer-centric. Altitude uCI (Unified Customer Interaction) is a robust, modular software platform that handles all customer interactions and unifies all touch points, in the contact center and throughout any organization.

More than 300.000 users in 1100 customers in 80 countries use Altitude uCI solutions to manage in real time enterprise functions like Customer Service, Telemarketing, Debt Recovery; Help Desk; Citizen Attention, etc. Altitude Software has a track record of 22 years of customer and industry recognition and has won dozens of awards for innovation and tangible results with customers in key markets worldwide. It has 12 offices in four continents, a 160-strong worldwide partner network and is ISO 9001 certified for its worldwide support.


TOP TAX TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER
Vertex Inc.
vertexinc.com

Since 1978 Vertex has maintained an unwavering commitment to advance the capabilities of the corporate tax function through technology. A privately held company, Vertex is headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania and has offices across the U.S., Europe and Latin America. Vertex partners with leading software and service providers to deliver end-to-end solutions to clients worldwide, and is the only tax technology provider that is 100 percent focused on enhancing the strategic capabilities of the tax function. More than 10,000 companies and 50 percent of the Fortune 500 rely on Vertex for innovative tax management solutions.


BEST AUCTION HOUSE
Fellows
fellows.co.uk

FOUNDED IN 1876, FELLOWS AUCTIONEERS IS ONE OF THE UK’S LEADING AUCTION HOUSES. The saleroom is located in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, with a client valuations office based in Mayfair, London. Fellows are ideally placed to offer services across the UK.

Fellows’ reputation for achieving the best prices for clients is second to none. From complimentary and confidential valuations at the start of the auction process, through to collection, sale and payment, you can have complete confidence in the service provided.

Fellows Auctioneers hold over 100 specialist auctions each year of:

– Antique & Modern Jewellery
– Jewellery
– The Watch Sale
– Watches & Watch Parts
– Silver and Plated Ware
– Coins & Medals
– Antique & Fine Art
– Vintage Jewellery & Accessories


BEST BUSINESS DESTINATION
Berlin – Hamburg
hamburg-economy.de

The Hamburg metropolitan region is the centre of Germany’s North. It comprises the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and seventeen districts, Lübeck and Neumünster of the adjoining federal states Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and has a total population of approximately 5 million.


BEST FDI LOCATION
Greenland
greenmin.gl

Greenland has a long mining history dating back to the 1800s, including the cryolite mine in South Greenland, which provided crucial product for extracting aluminium. In the 1900s a lead mine in East Greenland and the Maamorilik lead-zinc mine in West Greenland were active, where the latter remains an active exploitation license today. And in the 2000s gold and olivine were mined. So in looking to a mining future, Greenland builds on its past.


BEST INVESTMENT AGENCY EUROPE
NRW Invest
nrwinvest.com

The state-owned economic development agency NRW.INVEST conducts international marketing for Germany’s No. 1 investment location, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). In doing so, it campaigns worldwide for foreign direct investments for NRW. Besides subsidiaries in Japan and the USA, NRW.INVEST operates branch offices in China, India, Korea, Poland, Russia and Turkey. With its international representations and the head office in Düsseldorf NRW.INVEST supports companies with investment projects or business locations in North Rhine-Westphalia. Today there are already about 18,000 foreign firms based in Germany’s economically most important federal state.


BEST BUILDING DEVELOPMENT
The Interlace
theinterlace.com

The Interlace, one of the largest and most ambitious residential developments in Singapore, presents a radically new approach to contemporary living in a tropical environment. Designed by Ole Scheeren, partner of OMA, The Interlace adopts a new residential typology which breaks away from the standard isolated, vertical apartment towers of Singapore. The large-scale complex takes a more expansive and interconnected approach to living through communal spaces which are integrated into its lush surrounding greenbelt.

Thirty-one apartment blocks, each standing at six-storeys tall and identical in length, are stacked in a hexagonal arrangement to form eight large open and permeable courtyards. The stacked formations allow light and air to flow through the architecture and surrounding landscape. developed by Capitaland and Hotel Properties Limited, The Interlace covers 170,000 m² of gross floor area and will house 1,040 apartment units of varying size.


MOST TRUSTED FX BROKER
Hotforex
hotforex.com

HotForex is an award-winning, regulated and licensed worldwide broker. Offers various accounts, trading software and trading tools to trade Forex, Indices, Commodities and Equity CFDs for individuals and institutional customers.


BEST CYBER SECURITY FIRM UK
Templar Executives
templarexecs.com

Templar Executives is an award-winning Cyber Security company trusted by Governments and multi-national organisations. Operating at the highest levels across the public and private sectors Templar Executives has a world class track record in helping clients develop a resilient and business enabling Cyber Security capability. Our world class portfolio of industry leading services and solutions includes: Cyber Security consulting and Information Assurance auditing, healthchecks, quality e-learning and training with GCHQ certified courses, Platinum Board-level advisory offering, and Blade, an innovative cyber intelligence service.


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