Last month the world’s leading corporate stars aligned for the 24th Le Fonti IAIR Awards in London. The awards recognise international industry leaders in the fields of banking, business, economics, finance, sustainability, law, healthcare, insurance and e-commerce, and Irish wholesaler Barry Group was named the winner of the Excellence of the Year for Innovation Wholesale Distributions Ireland award.
The awards were preceded by the London Gala & CEO Summit, which was held at the historic Church House Westminster and hosted by journalist Jenny Hammond of Sky.
The summit’s round table discussion covered such diverse topics as financing, political threats in the Middle East, the marketing industry, cyber security and technology and innovation. Important experts such as Abbey King Khawaja, Director of the British Eco Power Group, Lena Komileva, Managing Partner & Chief Economist at G + Economics, Guy Fraser-Sampson, Senior Fellow of Cass Business School, Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO of Templar Executives, and Susanne Chishti, CEO of Fintech Circle were among those in the discussion.
Following the ceremony, the winners were announced at the highly anticipated award’s ceremony. They were selected by IAIR’s editorial staff of over 120 journalists from around the world.
Other winners beside Barry Group were Katjes International (Excellence of the Year for Innovation & Leadership Confectionary Belgium), MDxHealth (Healthcare Company of the Year Innovation & Leadership USA), Melco Crown Entertainment (Best Promotions & Events Team of the Year Asia) and Fides Treasury Services (Best Multi-Banking Solutions Company of the Year Global).
There were also categories for Broker Awards as well as legal Awards, as well as CEO & Top Executives. The winners of that category were Brynhild Vinskei of Xstream (Chief Marketing Officer of the Year OTT Europe), Danilo Cattaneo of Infocert (CEO of the Year Digital Certification Italy), Lena Olving of Mycronic (CEO of the Year Electronics Industry Sweden), and Fritz Kaiser of Kaiser Partner (Executive Chairman of the Year Wealth Management Europe).
The next edition of the Le Fonti IAIR Awards will commence in Singapore on November 11th, followed by Milan on November 15th and Dubai on November 24th.