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6 May 2012 | Paul Snell
Dubai Aluminium was named procurement team of the year at the inaugural CIPS Middle East Awards this evening.
More than 100 distinguished guests and anxious nominees gathered at the W Hotel in Doha, Qatar for the first celebration of the best of the procurement and supply chain profession in the region.
The smelting company beat Etihad Airways and the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) to receive the prestigious honour at the event, hosted in association with headline sponsor Tejari.
Other winners on the night included TDIC, in the category of Most Improved Purchasing Operation - Step Change, and Novartis for Most Improved Purchasing Operation – Start Up. The prize for Best Contribution to the Reputation of the Procurement Profession went to Masdar.
And in a special award selected by the judging panel Ibrahim Al Derbasti, contract engineer at Qatar Shell was named the first CIPS Middle East Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year.
Other sponsors of the gala event included Ernst and Young, Qatar Foundation and ENEC.
List of winners
Procurement Team of the Year: Dubai Aluminium
Most Improved Purchasing Operation - Step Change: TDIC
Most Improved Purchasing Operation - Start Up: Novartis
Best Contribution to the Reputation of the Procurement Profession: Masdar
CIPS Middle East Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year: Ibrahim Al Derbasti, contract engineer, Qatar Shell
* Further details about the winning entries will appear in an upcoming edition of Supply Management and online.