Wed, Dec 7, 2016

Chopard fetes lifetime achiever

Chopard has honoured Major General Mohammed Al Marri, the Director General of the Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD), with a Mille Miglia watch in recognition of his winning a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Arabian Business Achievements Awards.

The Arabian Business Achievement Awards recognise and reward outstanding success, innovation and ethics across businesses. 

The Swiss watch and jewellery house along with partner Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons participated in the event for the second consecutive year, as watch sponsor. Organised by publishing house ITP, the ceremony took place on November 28 at Armani Hotel in Dubai. 

Al Marri won the award for his outstanding career at the DNRD. 

Having started his career as a policeman in Dubai more than 30 years ago, Al Marri completely reinvented the visa process for expats and tourists in Dubai and oversaw a huge transformation as the DNRD moved into an online operation.

The other awardees were Manzil School Sharjah (Social Services Provider of the Year), Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths (Travel & Tourism Company of the Year), Etisalat (IT & Telecoms Company of the Year), ACWA Power (Energy & Industry Company of the Year), Global Village (Contribution to UAE Culture Award), Azadea Group (Retail & FMCG Company of the Year), Emirates NBD (Banking & Finance Company of the Year), Abu Dhabi’s Regulation & Supervision Bureau (Government Services Award), Emaar (Developer of the Year), Injaz Egypt CEO Dina El Mofty (Young Achiever of the Year), Sunil John, ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller (Media & Marketing Company of the Year), Sultan Al Ghurair (Humanitarian of the Year), Batelco’s CEO Muna Al Hashemi (Businesswomen of the Year), First Gulf Bank MD Abdulhamid Mohammed Saeed (Businessman of the Year), wasl Asset Management Group CEO Hesham Abdullah Al Qassim (Outstanding Contribution to Business) and Ayman Hariri (Visionary of the Year).


Named after the famous 1,000 mile road race in Italy, the stainless steel Mille Miglia watch is equipped with a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement with a black colour dial, a power-reserve of 42 hours, water-resistant up to 50 m and certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

Over the years, the Mille Miglia has become a flagship collection of Chopard. It all started back in 1988, when Chopard decided to become the official timekeeper of “la corsa più bella del mondo” that annually stretches from Brescia to Rome and back.

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