Awards & Accolades
Over the years, KEF Holdings has been recognised for its entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavours. The company’s continued efforts to create sustainable solutions for the communities it serves has been hailed as exemplary. Its innovations, use of technology and responsible business ethics have been awarded by juries around the world. We take pride and joy in these accolades because receiving them means we have been able to make a difference!
KEF Holdings, GCC Best Employer 2017, Brand Award 2017
KEF Holdings, Best Learning and Education Program – Faizal and Shabana Foundation by Gulf Sustainability and CSR Award
16th February, 2017 : KEF Holdings was awarded the Gulf Sustainability and CSR Award for Best Learning and Education Program, for their interventions through the Faizal and Shabana Foundation. The accolade recognized the company’s contribution to enhancing the quality of public education in India. Eng Mohamed Al Hosani, Managing Director of Tandeef, presented the award at a ceremony held in Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Dubai. Competing against the region’s most prominent companies from diverse industries, KEF Holdings won the award for its transformative work in designing public education experiences that thousands of students benefit from.
Faizal E. Kottikollon, Valuable Contribution in Business and Philanthropy by P.V. Sami Memorial
1st September, 2016: Faizal E. Kottikollon, Founder-Chairman of KEF Holdings, and Faizal and Shabana Foundation was honoured with the prestigious P.V. Sami Memorial Award 2016 for his valuable contribution in business and philanthropy. The award has been instituted in the memory of P.V. Sami, Founder of Kerala Transport Company and every year achievers are honoured with this award for their contributions in diverse sectors. This year, Faizal E. Kottikollon was selected by an eminent jury panel comprising of M.P. Veerendrakumar (MP and Chairman and MD of Mathrubhumi), Prof. Dr. C.K. Ramachandran and well known Director Sathyan Anthikad for his visionary approach to modern infrastructure and relentless development of education and healthcare and in Kerala.
Shabana Faizal, NRI Woman Entrepreneur Award by Kairali Media
20 March, 2016: Recognizing her commitment to responsible business in the UAE and India, Kairali TV has conferred the NRI Woman Entrepreneur Award to Shabana Faizal, Chief Corporate Officer (CCO) and Vice-Chairperson of KEF Holdings. It was presented by Chairman of Kairali TV and Malayalam superstar Mr. Mammootty. Titled ‘The Kairali TV NRI Entrepreneur Awards’, this was the Malayalam TV channel’s first-ever business excellence awards.and juried by Ashraf Ali,Issac John, senior business correspondent at Khaleej Times and C K Menon, chairman and CEO of Behzad Corporation.
Faizal Kotikollon, Construction Innovator Award, Indian Innovation Awards
10 December, 2015: Mr Faizal was presented the Construction Innovation Award by the Consul General of India, Anurag Bhushan at the Indian Innovation Awards held in Dubai. The Award is an acknowledgement of the revolution the company has brought about in the construction and infrastructure industry by the use of advance technology and robotics.
Faizal Kotikollon and Shabana Faizal, Excellence in Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy by America India Foundation
29 March, 2015: The AIF (American India Foundation) awarded Mr. Faizal and Mrs. Shabana Faizal with the 2015 Leadership Award for “Excellence in Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy” during a gala organised in Atlanta, USA. The award was presented to Mr Faizal by Dinesh Paliwal, Chairman, President and CEO of Harman International and a member of the AIF Board of Directors in recognition of the work done by KEF Holdings and the Faizal & Shabana Foundation The gala was organized in partnership with US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPACC), the oldest and largest organization representing Asian American businesses in the United States.
KEF Holdings, UAE Free Zones Manufacturing by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business (MRM).
31 October, 2010: The first award ever won by KEF Holdings was the prestigious Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award (MRM). The company received the award in the UAE Free Zones Manufacturing category. Mr Faizal Kotikollon accepted the award from Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. The award recognises the company’s performance in eight key areas including leadership, strategy, customer, workforce and talent management, operations and processes, innovation, governance and corporate social responsibility.
KEF Holdings, GCC Best Employer 2016, Brand Award
Faizal Kottikollon, CSR Excellence by Rotary Club
Faizal E. Kottikollon, Business Excellence Award 2016 by The Indian Business and Professionals Council
Faizal Kottikollon, Jananayaka Puraskaram by Reporter Channel
Faizal Kottikollon, Charitable Initiatives India and UAE by SBT Prathibha Samman
KEF Holdings, Mark of Excellence – Employer of the Year Award 2017, HR Summit & Expo 2017
Shabana Faizal, Women Empowerment Award 2017, Chandrika
Faizal Kottikollon, Outstanding Business and Social Excellence Award 2018, Rotary Club
Shabana Faizal, Inspiring Icon Award 2018, New Indian Express