CIPS announces shortlist of award winners

Middle East Supply Management Awards follows May 2014 conference.
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The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) has unveiled its shortlist of winners for this year's Middle East Supply Management Awards awards, which will take place on Monday 12 May, 2014 after the CIPS regional conference at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel.

The theme of this year’s conference is building global, robust, sustainable supply chains in the GCC and Middle East in support of EXPO 2020 and the FIFA World Cup.

The nominees are:

Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
WorleyParsons

Best Cross Functional Teamwork Project
Emirates Aluminium Company 
GASAL QSC
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
WorleyParsons

Best People Development Initiative 
Majid Al Futtaim Properties
Qatar Petroleum
WorleyParsons

Most Improved Purchasing Operation – Start Up
Majid Al Futtaim Properties
Tourism and Culture Authority Abu Dhabi

Most Improved Purchasing Operation – Step Change
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Novartis (MEC)
Novartis (Saudi Arabia)
MBC (Middle East Broadcasting)
TDIC
Transguard Group LLC

Best Supplier Relationship Management
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
QAPCO
Qatar Petroleum

Procurement Team of the Year
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Atlantis, The Palm
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Novartis (MEC)
Transguard Group LLC

CIPS Middle East Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year
Ali Khan, Qatar Petroleum
Hariharan Laxminarayan, Emirates Aluminium Company 
Richard Reynolds, WorleyParsons
Wael Safwat, Majid Al Futtaim Properties
Bhanu Pratap Singh, Atlantis, The Palm
Maher Zebib, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

CIPS Middle East Young Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year
Abdul Aziz Abdul Mujeb, Tejari
Faisal Saleem, Masdar
Dr.Balan Sundarakani, University of Wollongong in Dubai

Previous winners include Qatar Petroleum, EQUATE, WorleyParsons, Etihad Airways, Emirates National Oil Company and BAE Systems Saudi Arabia.

David Noble, CIPS Group CEO said: “The awards are a chance to celebrate the success already achieved and provide inspiration to others on what can be achieved with the drive, ambition and capability shown by everyone who has entered the awards.”

Rebecca Fox, general manager of the CIPS MENA office added: “CIPS is committed to be at the forefront of procurement and supply chain management services globally. The annual conference and awards in the Middle East region is an opportunity for professionals to stay up to date with handling challenges and finding success on the global economic stage.”

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