Leading menswear fashion retailer, Hameedia, shone in the spotlight at the Global Golden Tiger Awards held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
At the prestigious summit, Hameedia was crowned the ‘Retailer of the Year – Fashion & Lifestyle’ while Hameedia Deputy Managing Director Hussain Sadique was selected for the prestigious ‘Retail Leadership’ award at the high-profile event.
The Golden Globe Tiger awards aim to recognize ‘Tigers’ in marketing, branding corporate social responsibility (CSR) and social innovation, education and academia across leadership levels amongst individuals and organisations that believe excellence is infinite, that perfection has no limit and that targets are milestones not the end of the journey.
Commenting on Hameedia being the ‘Retailer of the Year’, Hameedia Managing Director Fouzul Hameed (who himself won the Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award - Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship) said, “It gives me great pride to accept the Retailer of the Year award for Hameedia, which leads the men’s clothing market in Sri Lanka. Our aim is to provide the latest styles and custom fitting clothes and accessories for men in Sri Lanka and to match their aspirations for a wellgroomed look, which is why we offer a complete range of solutions including bespoke tailoring, made-to-measure and readymade clothing.
Our innovative marketing strategies and the concept of corecustomization have created strong relationships with our customers. I would also like to congratulate our Deputy Managing Director Hussain Sadique for winning the Retail Leadership award. He is a crucial member of our team and makes a significant contribution to our success. Winning two Golden Globe Tiger awards demonstrates the cutting-edge advantage that Hameedia possesses in the local and regional menswear segment – and these awards will spur us on to reach newer heights in the segment.”
Founded in 1949, Hameedia is engaged in the designing, manufacturing, retailing and distributing of men’s apparel, footwear and accessories through its chain of outlets located in Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Australia and Seychelles. It is the only vertically integrated clothing retailer in the country with a strong supply chain and is among the top 50 corporate brands in Sri Lanka. It boasts a network of over 30 retail showrooms and more than 300 dealers islandwide.
Sadique had this to say on winning the Retail Leadership award, “I am humbled to be awarded the coveted Retail Leadership award by the Golden Globe Tiger selection committee. I owe my success to Hameedia, which has nurtured me and inspired me to do my best since 1984, when I joined the company as a young Management Trainee. In keeping with the company’s principles of innovation and customer care, I have had the freedom to express my ideas and led my team to meet the aspirations of our customers while fulfilling corporate goals.
Sadique functions as Deputy Managing Director at the Hameedia group. He is also Founder Director of Alif Investment Company. Reporting directly to Group Managing Director and board of directors, he is a dynamic and dedicated corporate executive with proven expertise, a wealth of experience in the men’s clothing industry and a strongtrack record in managing complex projects successfully towards defined corporate goals and objectives.
He possesses an impressive track record of enhancing the bottom line, whiles pearheading operational improvements to drive productivity and reduce cost and developing corporate human resources and the company’s image. Over the years, he has established hisc redentials as a prominent member in business and society, having made significant contributions to both areas.