26 November 2013 (Dubai, UAE)

Arabian Automobiles, flagship company of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Nissan, Infiniti and Renault in Dubai and the Northern Emirates has achieved global recognition for strategy execution from the Palladium Group. As such, Arabian Automobiles joins a highly prestigious Hall of Fame list of major international commercial entities such as Siemens, Canon, Hilton, HSBC, Infosys and regional government bodies such as The Executive Council - Government of Dubai, Du, Dubai Police, Dubai Water & Electricity (DEWA) and DUBAL. Arabian Automobiles becomes the first professional family owned UAE company to be inducted into the Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame. It was enrolled this year along with Road & Transport Authority (RTA) and Emirates Identity Authority among several others winners. 

The Chairman of AW Rostamani Group, Mr. Abdul Wahid Al Rostamani alongside Mr. Michel Ayat, CEO, Arabian Automobiles traveled to the USA, Harvard University campus in Boston to receive the coveted award from the co-creators of Balanced Scorecard methodology Drs. David Norton and Robert Kalpan, also founders of the Palladium Group. 

On the sidelines of the event, Mr. Abdul Wahid Al Rostamani, Chairman of AW Rostamani Group said “Our vision was to build and grow a group of companies that formed a springboard for dynamic growth in the global marketplace. While our mission is to enrich our customers lives through our people, products and services, our Group’s underlying set of core values forms the soul of each of its company’s in line with the vision. This award is a testimony that we are executing the strategies effectively” 

Speaking at the Hall of Fame ceremony in Boston, USA, Michel Ayat, CEO, Arabian Automobiles, said: “Since our formation, the AW Rostamani Group set its primary objective as becoming a world-class organisation, with demonstrable best practice structure, approach and delivery. We have journeyed towards that goal with a passion for excellence, steadfast integrity in everything we do and a commitment to all our stakeholders. Receiving this award for Strategy Execution today conveys recognition of the highest caliber for our efforts and the successes this approach has brought Arabian Automobiles and its stakeholders to date.” 

The Hall of Fame award honors organizations that have achieved excellence in strategy execution through the use of the Balanced Scorecard, the world’s preeminent strategy management system. This framework was first published 20 years ago by co-creators Drs. Robert Kaplan and David Norton, founders of the Palladium Group, and has been used successfully in corporations, government entities, and non-profit organizations. Past honorees constitute 179 organizations from 35 countries around the world. 

Each year, Hall of Fame inductees are profiled in a report published by Harvard Business Publishing in Boston, USA. 

“Of course, this is not where we stop, congratulate ourselves for a job well done and rest on our laurels,” continued Mr Abdul Wahid Al Rostamani. “In fact, one of the most important aspects of this award is that it will inject a fresh motivation into the AW Rostamani group of companies to push on to reach new heights of excellence and deliver ever greater results for our stakeholders. We hope our achievement will inspire other organisations in the Middle East to pursue excellence in strategy execution, just as the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for Dubai continues to inspire us.”