KUALA LUMPUR, 14 November 2014

Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) Chairman, Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad was honoured with the prestigious Jewels of Muslim World Award 2014 on Tuesday at Putra World Trade Centre here today.

The award honours individuals who have contributed towards the growth of the Muslim economy and communities and are recognised for their thoughts, achievements and ideas that have created successful businesses within the Muslim world.

Organised by OIC TODAY magazine, the award ceremony was held in conjunction with the five-day 5th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Muslim World BIZ 2014, which ends on Friday.

Mohd Isa said the award has recognised the role played by FGV at the international level and at the same time proven the Group’s commitment in improving the lives of the Muslim communities.

This success does not come without the support of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak and the commitment by the FGV workforce.

“The trust placed by the Felda settlers on us was also the driving force to keep us striving for success. The settlers now lead better lives from being landless to landowners,” he said.

Mohd Isa recorded his gratitude towards FGV management team for leading the Group to be at where it is now.

Meanwhile FGV Group President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Mohd Emir Mavani Abdullah, delivered a speech, titled FGV: Building A Global Agribusiness Entity, at the 3rd Asia Trade & Economic Forum 2014 at the Muslim World BIZ 2014.

The two-day forum, which ran on Nov 11 and 12, was attended by over 400 local and international delegates from the government and private sectors.

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