Medal of Excellence for the Most Influential Figures in the World
In 2013, ICHAPS launched a huge vote for choosing the Most Influential Figures in the World 2013; the vote included prominent elite in all fields all over the world. In July 2013, Dr Mohamed Mahmoud El Gamsy – the general secretary of ICHAPS and the regional director of Waldenburg International College WIC declared the names of the winners in the vote of the most influential figures in the world 2013. Such event was organized by the International Council of Human Rights, Arbitration, Politics and Strategic Studies ICHAPS with the cooperation of Waldenburg International College WIC. By the end of the vote, Dr. El Gamsy has declared the names of the winners; who are considered to have a prominent role in influencing the course of events or in creating a cultural climate and development and those who left their mark on a lot and formed a new awareness.
The Category of "Leaders and Senior Politicians" includes such a significant group who played a distinguished role in directing the events and drawing the course thereof like:
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Barack Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron, Mrs. Dilma Vana Rousseff, President François Hollande, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, King Mohammed VI, Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said, Prime MinisterRecep Tayyip Erdogan, President Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton, Dr. Saeb Erekat.
The category of "Peace & Human Rights" is full of distinguished elite from those who sacrifice with their time and efforts for the sake of sharing the human being their sadness and problems, and trying to settle the disputes all over the world such as: Dr. Ahmad Tibi, Princess Ameera al-Taweel, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Ersin Faikzade, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, Queen Lalla Salma,Mrs.Michelle Obama, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, Nicole Kidman, Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Princess Saita bint Abdullah Al-Saud, Salman Khan, Shakira, Dr. Suhila Zain Al-Abdeen Hammad
One of the categories that witnessed a severe competition was the category of "Media & Press" where an outstanding group of media professionals and journalists at the Arab and international level have gained high votes; Abdel Bari Atwan, Abdul-Rahman Al-Rashid, Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, Dr. Amr El-Leithy, David Karp, Ellen DeGeneres, Dr. Faisal Al Qassem, Jill Abramson, Jon Stewart,Khadija Benguenna, Kim Kardashian, Oprah Winfrey, Rupert Murdoch, Dr. Saud Katib, Wadah Khanfar.
While Ali Dawi, Carlos Ghosn, Laila Salhab Karami, Sheikha Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi, Dr. Majdah Mohamed Ahmed Aburas, Mark Zuckerberg, Dr. Mohamed El-Erian
Tim Cook have won in the category of "Development, Economy, Business"
The category of "Men of Letters, Thinkers & Scientists" is a noteworthy one where Dr. Abd-ElAziem Farouk Gad, Abdul Aziz Saud Al Babtain, Abdul- Hamid Bassiony Al-Katib, Princess Basmah bint Saud, George R.R. Martin, Dr. Idris Al-Kharshaf, Dr. Mohamed Said Al-awlaky, Rafi Khairy Halabi, Sarah Taleb Al-Sohail, and Al-Sheikha Dr. Soad As-Sabah have got high votes.
In the category of "Trainers & Lecturers"; Adnan As-Sada, Dr. Ahmed Emara, Dr. Salah Al-Rashid, Samih Ab-Zakiah, Dr. Tarek Al-Habeeb, Dr. Tareq Suwaidan and Tony Buzan as the most prominent figures in this field.
In "Sport's" category, both of David Beckham and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan have proven their huge popularity by the high votes they got. While Alaa Al-sherbini, David Chang and Jose Andres won in the "Top Chefs" category.
On the other hand, Dr. El-Gamasy has declared that ICHAPS & WIC have decided to grant Certificates of Merit for Dhiogo José Caetano, Fatima Bouhraka, Dr. Magdi YAcoub, Dr. Majdolin Abdullah, Wajid Saeed and Sheikh Wali Khan Al-Muzafar; as they appreciate the effective role they are playing in their fields.