Procurement & supply chain award winners revealed

CIPS awards held in conjunction with 2014 CIPS Middle East Conference.
Image credit - Rafael Bastos
Image credit - Rafael Bastos


The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) held its third annual awards ceremony this week to recognise the organisations and individuals that are making significant contributions to raising the standards of the profession in the Middle East.

This year’s winners are:

Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility

Best Cross Functional Teamwork Project
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Best People Development Initiative
Qatar Petroleum

Most Improved Purchasing Operation – Start Up
Majid Al Futtaim Properties

Most Improved Purchasing Operation – Step Change
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Best Supplier Relationship Management
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Procurement Team of the Year
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

CIPS Middle East Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year
Richard Reynolds, WorleyParsons

CIPS Middle East Young Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year
Faisal Saleem, Masdar

Overall Winner
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

In an interview with Logistics Middle East magazine this week, CIPS MENA general manager, Rebecca Fox, said: "Last year we have about 40 entries and this year we had nearly 60; it’s gone from strength to strength and there’s a lot of good work going on here deserving of recognition.”

She added that only the judges are aware of the winners' names ahead of the ceremony.

The awards were held in conjunction with the 2014 CIPS Middle East Conference, which addressed how procurement professionals in the Middle East are tackling the challenges that face their industry.

The Sustainable Supply Chain Success conference covered key topics that included the Middle East's journey to sustainability, and the role that procurement has in the creation of a new and sustainable value proposition to businesses.

The conference also introduced the CIPS Global Standard for procurement and supply, and highlighted the benefits of education, certification and training in improving the employability and salary levels of professionals.

David Noble, group CEO, CIPS said: “CIPS Middle East conference and awards is gaining immense popularity in the region and this year’s edition has received positive feedback from all stakeholders involved.

“Sustainability in supply chain is a serious focus globally and the Middle East is gearing up to take relevant steps in this direction. The awards ceremony was immensely successful and has risen to become a landmark event in celebrating excellence in procurement and supply." 

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