Awards & Recognitions

Dr. Naif has been listed by:

  • Arabian Business as one of The 500 Most Powerful Arabs in the World
  • Gulf Business as one the Top 100 Most Powerful Arabs for 2012 and 2013
  • The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in The World every year from 2009-2016
  • Forbes China as one of the Seven Most Influential Designers in the world (Steve Jobs was number 1)
  • The Young Presidents’ Organization as a Global Impact Honoree

Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa has received several prestigious awards, including:

  • The UNESCO Prize for Literature in the Service of Tolerance
  • The Festival Internacional de Humour e Quadrinhos Comics Award presented at Cartoons & Comics Festival in Brazil
  • The Ecademy Award from Columbia University School of Business
  • The Eliot-Pearson Award for Excellence in Children’s Media from Tufts University, USA
  • The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations “Marketplace of Ideas” Award
  • The Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Award, 2009 presented at the World Economic Forum on The Middle East, Dead Sea, Jordan
  • The Intersector for Business & Religion Award received from Intersections International, June 2010
  • The Halal Journal Award received at the World Halal Forum, June 2010
  • He was named Arab Business Leader of the Year 2010 at the Global Arab Business Meeting
  • In January 2015, Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa received the Islamic Economy Award in the Media category for THE 99 from HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.