propertyfinder Group’s Michael Lahyani has won the prestigious Start Up CEO of the Year award at the CEO Middle East Awards in Dubai.
The 2016 awards honoured top CEOs that have achieved exceptional outcomes, as well as those who have made an essential contribution to the enthusiastic business scene of the Middle East.
Lahyani, CEO and Founder of propertyfinder.ae – the largest online property portal in the Middle East – was distinguished for his outstanding performance over the course of 2016.
propertyfinder Group successfully secured a new round of funding last year from Sweden-listed investment firm, Vostok New Ventures, with an additional round driven by Lahyani himself in order to establish the Group as a USD200 million company.
“It’s all about spotting real life problems and your persistency to progress while solving them in the most effective way possible,” Lahyani said.
“I surround myself with inspiring talents from all over the world that happen to have the same business outlook. Because of that, our business has flourished.”.
He was joined by other high achieving CEOs Dubai Investments CEO Khalid bin Kalban who won CEO Visionary of the Year Winner; Adel Ali of Air Arabia who took home Airline CEO of the Year; and His Excellency Hamad Buamim, Dubai Chamber CEO, who won the the International Achievement Award.