Platinum Partner

Platinum Partner

Dubai Outlet Mall

Retail Fixture Partner

Retail Tech Partner

Supported by

Tealium Logo

Supported by

Board Logo 282X104

Silver Partner


English Newspaper Partner

Sanitiser Partner

Gift Partner


Mask Partner

Date : 4th August 2021

VENUE : JW Marriott – Marquis Hotel Dubai


RetailME ICONS Awards Gala will celebrate and acknowledge the 100 most influential people in MENA retail and the pioneers that are leading digital transformation.

The list will highlight leaders who have prioritised people and purpose, those who have innovated, collaborated, and operated with agility to meet unprecedented challenges. The industry trailblazers will be awarded based on their achievements, contributions, and the impact they’ve created in the industry.

Meet the RetailME ICONS at an exclusive celebration and awards gala on the 4th of August, 2021 at Marriott Marquis.

Our Esteemed Jury Members

Shruthi Nair
Shruthi Nair
Executive Editor, Images RetailME
Justina Eitzinger
Justina Eitzinger
COO - Images RetailME
Amitabh Taneja
Amitabh Taneja
Chairman - Images Group
Mohamed Galal
Mohamed Galal
Chairman & MD - Misr Real Estate Assets
Anurag Bajpai
Anurag Bajpai
Head of Consumer and Retail - KPMG Lower Gulf
Mohammad Alawi
Mohammad Alawi
Partner, Chief Executive Officer - REDS Company
Hozefa Saylawala
Hozefa Saylawala
Director of Sales - Middle East, Zebra
Laila Mohammed Suhail
Laila Mohammed Suhail
CEO, Strategic Alliance and Partnership - DTCM

RetailME ICONS Nomination Details

Last Date to Nominate is 10th May 2021

While all cooperating listees will be asked for specific numbers and figures, readers must keep in mind that because the great majority of retail companies are privately held, they are under no obligation to disclose financial data.

In the case of non-disclosure, we will refer to information publicly available and gather this information from the retailer’s official websites, personal channels, and published articles in the past year.

We will review responses for consistency and use whatever resources we have at our disposal to ensure accuracy.

Listees are given the option of being interviewed personally by our editorial staff.

RetailME Icons is put together by RetailME’s editorial team and a selected board of jury. If our team has reached out to a nominee or their staff regarding the shortlist, the listing will be done under our discretion.

The metrics we will use to determine the rank within each category are as:

          Company financials – y-o-y growth

          Size and scale of the organization they represent

          Number of employees

          Traditional and social media component

          Philanthropy scores

          Innovation during crises

          Participation in government and non-governmental organisations

          Influence on their business and the industry

–          Future expansion plans

          Brand visibility – local and regional

          Editorial Scores

          Jury Scores


To qualify for the power list, the nominee would have to:

  • Be a retailer with 5+ years of experience or a funded start-up
  • Be a Founder/Chairperson/Deputy chairperson/President/Managing Director/CXO 

For nomination queries – Contact Shruthi @ +971 58 885 3620 / [email protected]