Dubai: Dr Frank Fernandes bags ‘ET Business Excellence Award’ for entrepreneurship, social service


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Dubai, Jan 19: Dr Devid Frank Fernandes, an NRI entrepreneur, philanthropist and film producer, who is well known for his business acumen and charitable activities, has been awarded with ‘ET Business Excellence Award’ for the year 2020 for excellence in Entrepreneurship and Social Service. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the awards has been presented virtually.

Born in Thottam, Karnataka, Dr Frank had his education at a local government fisheries school. Following which, he shifted to Mumbai in 1968. He also worked in Larsen & Toubro and other companies before moving to UAE in 1977. After working as operations clerk at UASC (then Kuwait Shipping) he made shipping & freight forwarding operations as his primary form of business. In 1989, he founded Mosaco Shipping & Forwarding Company LLC with just eight employees.

Mosaco Shipping & Forwarding Company has a come a long way since its inception and is now a six-time award-winning provider of modern logistics facilities in UAE. It has completed over 23,454 projects across 38 countries.

Dr Frank's sincerity in conducting business and the superior quality of services provided in Mosaco has earned him numerous accolades. Along with being a successful entrepreneur, he is also known for giving back to the society and his hometown. His charitable activities, peace missions have brought him love and admiration of people. Dr Frank has also been an active participant in sponsoring many social organisations in the UAE.

"My prime motto is to serve mankind on humanitarian grounds," he often says.

Dr Frank is also an admirer of the literature and cultural arts and is known to extend financial support to people working in this field. In 2017, he was also elected the president of 'Tulunadochhaya' a two-day mega Tulu Ayona Event. The event was attended by over 2 lac people. Given his passion for the field of art, he also launched his own production house 'Ferns Movie International' which is a renowned tri-lingual production house. This helped him to venture into the field of acting and play several roles in various movies.

In 2019, he was also conferred with 'Vishwa Taulava Chakravarthi' award at 'Taulava Uchchaaya', an international conference of Tulu language organised by Tulunada Rakshana Vedike. On accepting the honour, Dr Frank said, "I was born and bought up in Tulunadu. It is my responsibility to repay to my motherland where I got the perfect base for all my achievements. If a person forgets his past and the way which he grew up, it is tantamount to him having turned into a negative personality. You all are aware that my mother tongue is Konkani. But I have equal respect for Tulu which is a language of the soil I was born in. As an entrepreneur, it is easy for me to extend financial support for the promotion of a language. But only events and promotions would not be enough to achieve our objective. We need to teach our
language to our next generation who are more comfortable with the English language. We should pass on our rich culture and heritage to our children."

Dr Frank takes great pride in his family; his wife Alice Fernandes, his four sons and a daughter who have been with him through his ups and downs and motivated him to achieve his life goals.

Dr Frank went through a difficult and emotional time due to the untimely death of his daughter Sharon and his son-in law in Dublin last year.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Vally & Bertha Fernandes, Bangalore/Kulshekar

    Thu, Jan 21 2021

    Congratulations Frank Fernandes on receiving this award. We wish you the very best always.

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  • josie vaz, Toronto

    Thu, Jan 21 2021

    Jossie ; Pauline Vaz.

    Congratulations to your God bless you and your Family keep up the good work,,All the best Good
    Health,and happiness keep distance be safe.

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  • Max Mendes, Canada / Taccode

    Thu, Jan 21 2021

    Congratulations, keep up the good work

    All the best

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  • Loleeta/Vincy, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Jan 21 2021

    Hearty Congratulations Frank on winning this well deserved prestigious award. God bless you and your family.

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  • Francis, Shirva/UK

    Wed, Jan 20 2021

    Congratulations Frank bab
    Best Wishes

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  • FLORA DSOUZA, Kalmady/Jerimeri-Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 20 2021

    Hearty Congrats ... Great Achievement.... Wishing more and more awards in the years to come...

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  • CLARENCE, JANE IDA, ALISTAIR/SHEILA AMANDA/RION, KAIKAMBA

    Wed, Jan 20 2021

    Congratulations Dr. Frank Fernandes. This is great news. All the very best for your future endeavors.

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  • juliana, udupi

    Wed, Jan 20 2021

    Great. Keep it up. People struggle to find a decent job but you achieved the impossible in a short time.

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  • Benjamin DSouza, Puttur

    Wed, Jan 20 2021

    Congratulations and best wishes for bagging 'ET Business Excellence award' for entrepreneurship and social services . All the best for your future endeavours.

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  • LAXMICHARN SHETTY, DUBAI

    Wed, Jan 20 2021

    Congratulations sir for ‘ET Business Excellence Award’ for entrepreneurship, social service
    You are a wonderful teacher, boss, leader, and friend. You are everything one could look for in a good mentor. You groomed us to be sound professionals and made working with you an interesting and memorable experience. I will always be grateful to you for your support and kindness.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA

    Wed, Jan 20 2021

    My heartiest congratulations to Dr. Frank Fernandes for bagging the prestigious 'ET Business Excellence Award'. We are all proud of your achievement. I too started working in Dubai for a reputed company in 1977. There I had the opportunity dealing with many shipping companies. It was a good company and the country too. But I then migrated to New York with my wife, daughter and son to New York. But since then I always travel to India and make a week's stop over in UAE as I still have many relatives and friends in UAE.

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  • Paul dsouza, balakunje

    Wed, Jan 20 2021

    Feeling proud. Congratulations.

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  • William Mathias, Pangla/ Melbourne

    Wed, Jan 20 2021

    Congratulations dear Dr. Frank Fernandes for achieving the ET Award which is truly desirable.

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  • William Mathias, Pangla/ Melbourne

    Wed, Jan 20 2021

    Congratulations dear Dr. Fernandes.

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  • Gerry D’Mello, Bendur/Canada

    Wed, Jan 20 2021

    Hearty congratulations Dr.Frank Fernandes on bagging the coveted “ET Business Excellence Award”. Wishing many laurels & accolades for your Business & philanthropy Works. We are so proud of you!

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  • Rons Bantwal, Bantwal/Mumbai

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congratulations Dr Frank Fernandes for bagging prestigious ‘ET Business Excellence Award’. May God bless you with many more Awards and Rewards. We are very proud of you. Our Best wishes with you and your Family.

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  • Lancy Pais, Mangalore/Toronto

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congratulations on your well-deserved success. Our best wishes and prayers for your outstanding achievement. May God bless you and strengthen you and enable you to continue the good work.

    Lancy and Louiza

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  • Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udupi/India

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congratulations Dr.Frank Fernandes Sir.'ET Business Excellence Award"is the recognition of your sincere,dedicated,hard work you have put in for your entrepreneurship and philanthropic nature.
    You are well deserved for this award.God bless you and your family and stay blessed.

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  • Vincie Rodrigues, Thottam

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    We are proud of your accomplishments and Philosophic work Dr. Frank Fernandes . May you achieve more recognition and awards . God Bless you and your family.

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  • Lenson, Udupi/Kenya

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congratulations Frank! Well Deserved.

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  • Damodar Samani, Thonse

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congrats Frank.

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  • JOY CASTELINO, MOODUBELLE/DUBAI

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congratulations. Wish you all the best.

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  • Alwyn Pinto, Derebail / Dubai

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congratulations dear Frank on winning this prestigious ET Business Excellence Award for Entrepreneurship and Social Service. Wish you all the best in your future endeavors. May God bless you abundantly.

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  • Gabriel Vaz, Bengaluru

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congratulations Dr Frank Fernandes. You deserve the honour for your achievements, contributions and service to society. I have had the privilege of meeting and interacting with you and your sons. I particularly appreciate your approach to life despite the challenges faced by you.

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  • Mark Denis D'souza, Niddodi/Sharjah-U.A.E.

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congratulations, Dr. Frank Fernandes on your achievement and bagging 'ET Business Excellence Award' for entrepreneurship, social service.
    Wish you good luck and many more service to society and humanity.

    Mark Denis D'souza

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  • Alex Lewis, Kallianpur, Abu Dhabi

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congratulations Sir, Wish you all the best. God Bless you and your family.

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  • paul D Souza, Bondel/Sharjah

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congratulations dear Frank Fernandes all the best in future.

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  • Ivan Fernandes, Ashoknagar / Dubai

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congratulations Frank on winning this prestigious ET Business Excellence Award for Entrepreneurship and Social Service.

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  • H M Pernal, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congratulations Dr Frank. You deserve many more and I am sure many more will follow. We are proud of your achievements.

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  • Walter F Crasto, kallianpur/Kuwait

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congratulation Franky, Its nice you deserve this award. God Bless you.

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  • Wilson Saldanha & family, Shirthady/Kuwait

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congratulations Dr Frank Fernandes for bagging prestigious ‘ET Business Excellence Award’. May God bless you and keep you happy and healthy.

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  • Arun Mendes, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congratulations Dear Frank Fernandes. May God give you energy, strength and good health to continue to serve the mankind.
    Warm wishes
    Jennifer and Arun Mendes

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  • Roger Macqueen pinto, kinnigoli

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congratulations Uncle on this award . Best wishes from Pinto family Kinnigoli

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  • Marcel Monteiro, Vaslane, Manga

    Tue, Jan 19 2021

    Congratulations to you. God bless you.

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