The 5th edition of Corporate Maldives “GOLD 100 GALA” has been held at CROSSROADS Maldives on the night of 16th November 2021.
“GOLD 100 GALA” is an annual invitation-only networking event bringing together top executives of the Maldivian business community. This year, the event was graced by chief guest, His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, along with high delegates including ministers, high commissioners, and senior government officials. The event was attended by chairmen, managing directors, CEOs and key decision makers within the business community of Maldives.
The Platinum Partner for this year’s “GOLD 100 GALA” was Bank of Maldives, the largest bank and leading financial institution of the Maldives. Gold partners included Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC), Ooredoo Maldives, Medtech Maldives, The Hawks, Al Shaali Marine Maldives, Housing Development Corporation (HDC), and CROSSROADS Maldives.
Speaking at the event, President Solih highlighted the economic challenges in the country, and underscored the important role played by businesses in sustaining the economy. He further thanked Corporate Maldives, for recognizing and empowering the business sector of the Maldives.
At the GALA function, “GOLD 100” companies were presented with an award & the “GOLD 100” magazine was launched. “GOLD 100” is a list of leading 100 business entities in the Maldives, published by Corporate Maldives every year. Through a transparent and unbiased selection criterion, “GOLD 100” is devised as a selection of the leading business entities, rather than a ranking. As such, the list has been published in alphabetical order.
Corporate Maldives also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize visionary business leaders who have made significant contributions to their respective industry. This year, the two award recipients were the Founder and Chairman of The Hawks Private Limited, Mr. Ahmed Rasheed Hassan, and the Chairman and Managing Director of Bison Maldives, Mr. Abdul Majeed.
These gentlemen have been awarded for their businesses and philanthropic activities, which have enhanced the overall development of the Maldivian business community.
During the “GOLD 100 GALA” event, Corporate Maldives also raised funds for the winning NGOs of the MV+ Community Impact Awards held earlier this year. The winning NGOs were chosen for their exemplary work done for the community, and funds were raised with the aim of helping them expand and continue their work.
Corporate Maldives “GOLD 100 GALA” is organized by Orca Media Group, a leading media and marketing company in the Maldives.