The late Abdulla Mohamed Al Masaood, from the United Arab Emirates, is recognised for his tireless charitable efforts in the Emirates, and for his long-standing service to the government of the UAE in the field of foreign service. He has been a committed advisor to the UAE government in his position as Chairman of the National Consultative Council, an important bridge between the public and the country’s leadership, and has deepened valued relationships with other countries through his support of cultural, social and business initiatives, both abroad and at home in the UAE. His Excellency’s own charitable activities have particularly benefited the country in hard times, as well as, its children with countless initiatives devoted to education. He was the Chairman of Abdulla Al-Masaood and Sons, one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family businesses. Masaood Ahmed Al Masaood received the Award on behalf of his uncle.