Joëlle Dinnage wins 2nd Prize in the International Business Excellence Awards 2019

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1st May 2019: Joëlle Dinnage, Founder and CEO of the Global Art Agency has won the 2nd prize in the Inspirational Female Leader category in the International Business Excellence Awards 2019, which took place in Dubai, UAE, on the 29th and 30th April 2019.

Now in their fifth year, the International Business Awards enable businesses to tell and get recognition for their success stories, with categories designed to provide recognition for companies as well as individuals implementing outstanding initiatives across the world. Alongside celebrating best practice, the awards offer a unique opportunity to network with and learn from other key players in different sectors from all over the globe.

Joelle Dinnage IBX AwardsHundreds of companies and entrepreneurs compete annually to win one of the prestigious awards, which are supported by the Dubai Economy along with academic institutions and respected international thought-leaders. There are 23 different categories ranging from Corporate Social Responsibility, Employee Engagement and Sustainability to Wellbeing & Health.

Dinnage was shortlisted in one of the two individual categories, which also include Inspirational Male Leader, after convincing a panel of judges of her inspirational approach to doing business.

Like the 100 other category finalists, she had the opportunity to go before an open panel of judges and make a 15 minute presentation on why she should win the title of Inspirational Female Leader at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Dubai. The winners were announced at the awards ceremony and gala dinner the following evening, 30th April, at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City.

Born in the Netherlands, Dinnage is a successful entrepreneur and international art dealer and collector who first started selling art at just 13. She graduated from the Sint Lucas Art Academy, Boxtel, Netherlands with a degree in Art, Conceptual Design & Marketing before moving to the UK to launch her first successful art business in 2010.

She founded the Global Art Agency a year later and the business has become one of the fastest growing international art platforms. With offices in London and Dubai, the agency offers an all-round art network for artists, galleries, collectors and organisations through international exhibition opportunities. It holds The Global Art Awards, the ‘Oscars of the Visual Arts’, annually in Dubai.

“It’s a great honour to win the 2nd prize in the International Business Excellence Awards” says Joëlle Dinnage. “I am focused on bringing success to the region in UAE, giving artists a voice in other countries as well as supporting local artists to achieve recognition and sell their artwork worldwide. I have already achieved a great deal, but with becoming runner up in the Inspiration Female Leader Category I want to inspire and motivate other (young) female entrepreneurs around the world.

More information about the International Business Excellence Awards 2019 as well as a full list of this year’s winners can be found at

Joëlle’s presentation can be found on her youtube channel here:

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Notes to Editors:                 

For more information, images or to arrange an interview with Joëlle Dinnage, Founder and CEO of the Global Art Agency, please contact Sarah Pracey + 44 7985 112 777 /

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