Clariba Selected as a Finalist in the People and Culture of the Year Award Category for the Gulf Capital SME Awards 2015

Recognized for creating a positive working environment and investing in developing its people

Clariba — an independent, analytics consultancy based in Dubai — is named a finalist in the People and Culture of the Year Award category for the Gulf Capital SME Awards 2015.

Clariba team

The awards are organised by MEED, which partnered with Gulf Capital four years ago as the headline sponsor, to recognise the UAE’s SMEs, business leaders and entrepreneurs for innovation, growth and success.

“Clariba is excited to be recognized for our people and culture — It’s all about developing, motivating and engaging the team to create a positive work environment,” said Marc Haberland, managing director, Clariba. “We thrive having a team of the brightest minds in the business; and we are continually building our culture, our team and our corporate brand to impact our business performance and be the best in our field.”

“The growth in the number of entrants this year compared to the previous edition shows the award programme’s steadily growing reputation as a highly sought after recognition scheme for SMEs. This year’s finalists have shown remarkable progress, evident by their strong turnover performance. Beyond the numbers, what makes this year’s batch impressive is the strong emphasis on innovation as a key foundation for achieving long-term growth; as well as their determined effort to efficiently manage their resources to support growth plans. We wish the finalists the best of luck; and congratulate them for having gone this far in the selection process,” said Dr. Karim El-Solh, chief executive officer, Gulf Capital, one of the leading alternative investment firms in the Middle East and headline sponsor of the annual Gulf Capital SME Awards.

The People and Culture of the Year Award will go to the organisation that can best demonstrate how the business has created a positive working environment and invested in developing its people. Winners will be announced on 28 October 2015 at the Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai. For information and updates on the awards, please visit

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About Gulf Capital SME Awards

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The Gulf Capital SME Awards recognises the UAE’s SMEs, business leaders and entrepreneurs for innovation, growth and success.

About Clariba

Clariba is an independent, analytics consultancy that provides industry-focused solutions for enterprise performance management, business intelligence and organisational alignment. Its customers are leaders in telecommunications, retail, healthcare, transportation & logistics, oil & gas, utilities and banking sectors across EMEA. Clariba represents more than 20 nationalities across its operations in Dubai (UAE), Muscat (Oman), Doha (Qatar) and Barcelona (Spain). Follow Clariba on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter to be part of the I Am Clariba experience — #BeClariba.

Media contacts

Irene Sentine, MEED, +971 4818 0286
Nicole Mullikin, Clariba, +971 4431 5011