Egyptian British heart surgeon Magdi Yacoub on Tuesday was granted an award by leading economics magazine Business Today, but was not present during the ceremony - Egypt Today
CAIRO – 3 March 2020: Egyptian British heart surgeon Magdi Yacoub on Tuesday was granted an award by leading economics magazine Business Today, during the annual BT100 ceremony that honors top influential figures and companies positively impacting the Egyptian economy.
Yacoub was not present during the ceremony.
The renowned heart transplant surgeon is the founder and leader of the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation in Aswan, which, according to Foundation Board Chair Magdy Ishak, performs 12,000 surgeries per year, and treats around 80,000 patients annually.
BT100 is a tribute to the leaders of the governmental and private sectors, and corporate for their important and effective role in improving the Egyptian economy. The ceremony aims at encouraging other companies to improve their performance, and develop their marketing methods and their selling skills.
A line up of key business individuals and leading companies that invested their resources and money, and helped transform the country's economy are taking the stage at BT100 award ceremony.
Candidates for the prizes are chosen according to certain criteria by the jury and evaluation to select a number of companies in different sectors, including the financial, industrial and investment sectors, the real estate sector, and the communications and information technology sector.
All candidates are chosen based on certain criteria and standards that rely on market studies and research to evaluate the activities of all companies operating in the Egyptian market, including companies with innovative creative ideas and practical and effective solutions, in addition to prizes for the best corporate social responsibility initiatives, the best market share and investment performance, and the best sustainable agreements and partnerships between the private sector and the public sector that would serve the country's goals in the comprehensive economic development plan for Egypt 2030.
Major companies and institutions are sponsoring the event, including CIB, Marseilia Group, PepsiCo, Etisalat Egypt, Talaat Moustafa Group, Al Ahli Real Estate Development, Banque du Caire, GLC, Vodafone Egypt and a number of other institutions.