B. M. Ashraf Wins Indian Innovator Award – Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 for ‘Industrial Innovation’
Mr. B. M. Ashraf, Founder and Managing Director of Mohiudeen Wood Works Co. LLC – the oldest sawmilling company and the largest importer of round logs and sawn timber in the Middle East – was presented with the ‘Industrial Innovation’ award at the 2018 edition of the Indian Innovator Awards – Entrepreneur of the Year, held on 26th November 2018 at the Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels and Resorts, Dubai. The award was presented by BNC Publishing, a part of the Entrepreneur MENA franchise.
His Excellency Mr. Vipul the Consul General of India, in UAE, presided over the function.
Organized by Entrepreneur MENA, the Indian Innovator Awards recognize and honored enterprise leaders and individuals who have distinguished themselves and shown sector significance and outstanding business conduct across a variety of industries that are key drivers of respective Middle East’s economies. Mr. Ashraf was honored among other Indian Innovators who, according to the awards committee, have established themselves as clear industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the Middle East business arena, and set the benchmark for corporations operating across the region.
Commenting on the recognition, Mr. Ashraf credited his company’s success to its relentless pursuit of challenges, doing things differently. “Back in 1993 when we set up a saw mill in the middle of the desert, it seemed odd to many people. But in the process we created a new paradigm and celebrated success after success, reaching where we are today,” he said, adding, “Recognitions such as these inspire us to achieve more.”
Established as a sawmill back in 1993, Mohiudeen Wood Works (MWW) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, celebrating its phenomenal growth into one of the largest importers of round logs, sawn timber and other forest products in the Arabian Gulf region. MWW’s expertise has been built on decades of experience and the ability to cater to rising demands of the market, making the company a name synonymous with wood in the region. Growing from strength to strength, MWW’s portfolio of clients currently includes top government entities, the largest oil and gas field development firms, leading ship building companies, the biggest marine dry docks, renowned multinational heavy construction fabrication yards, and landmark infrastructure development contractors.