fmME Awards 2017: Imdaad employee wins Young FM prize

Meet the winner of the fmME Awards 2017's Young Facilities Manager of the Year category

Mohammed Belal was crowned Young Facilities Manager of the Year.
Mohammed Belal was crowned Young Facilities Manager of the Year.

Imdaad’s Mohammed Belal was crowned Young Facilities Manager of the Year at the fmME Awards 2017.

This category is reserved for facility managers aged 35 and under, that have brought value beyond the expected on the projects under their helm.

Belal, a facilities manager at Imdaad, impressed judges for his “well-rounded contribution to his team – not only technically, but commercially as well”.

As one judge explained, young FM professionals “must transform industry practices by breaking old habits and introducing innovation – and Belal has done just that”.

Supuni Sithara Marasinghe from BK Gulf was the category’s Highly Commended nominee, with judges appreciated her for “her drive and ambition to succeed in the industry”.

One judge said Marasinghe is “the shining light of her organisation”.

Other shortlisted nominations under the category included Ahmad Khalil from Khidmah, Yunusa Aminu from, Basil Aziziyeh from Cofely Besix Facility Management, Clinton De Pina from Transguard Integrated Facility Services, Wajid Fazal Gul from Emrill Services, and Youhana Aziz from Macro International.

More than 100 nominations were received for the fmME Awards 2017, marking the event’s 10th anniversary.

Winners under 15 categories were rewarded during a gala ceremony hosted at Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah hotel in Dubai on Tuesday, 16 May, 2017.

The event was supported by Platinum Sponsor, MJB Group; Gold Sponsor, Khidmah; Silver Sponsors, Al Shirawi FM, Cofely Besix Facility Management, Farnek Services, and Macro; Category Sponsors, Adeeb Group, Bee'ah Tandeef,, Emrill, Grako, Imdaad, and Interserve; and Association Partner, Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA).

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