The CEO of UAE’s Topaz Energy and Marine, Fazel A Fazelbhoy, has received an award for the Maritime Personality of the Year.
‘The award was presented by Marine Biz TV and was won in competition with prominent figures of the maritime community in the Middle East and South East Asia. Mr. Fazelbhoy was given the maritime excellence award in recognition of his pioneering spirit, demonstrated inventiveness and outstanding contribution to the maritime industry. In his acceptance speech, Mr. Fazelbhoy quoted the words of John Donne: “No man is an island” and expressed his appreciation while accepting the award on behalf of his colleagues and the Topaz Board of Directors. He also expressed a great debt of gratitude to all employees of Topaz who continually strive to demonstrate innovation and excellence to the entire enterprise. The awards ceremony took place at the Raffles Ballroom, Swissôtel, Singapore and was attended by over 600 senior executives of the maritime community. The awards dinner was held in connection with the Shiptek 2009 Conference and Exhibition.