☛ Want the latest procurement and supply chain news delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for the Supply Management Daily
17 June 2014 | Gurjit Degun
Four procurement leaders have been shortlisted for the prestigious title of CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year 2014.
The shortlist includes Eskalem Bogale from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR); Fabienne Lesbros from Britvic; Paul Mortimore from Boeing Defence UK; and David Pyle from the Crown Commercial Service.
Nominees for the CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year have also been announced. They include Steven Linden from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP); Paul Nyathore from mobile network operator Safaricom; and Owen Standen from Citi.
The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on 11 September at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane. Comedian and actor Stephen Mangan will compere the evening.
Last year saw Jim Carter, head of contracts and procurement operations at Network Rail and awards judge this year, scoop the professional of the year accolade. Gulam Choudhury, supply chain manager at Manchester Airports Group, was named young professional of the year.
AirPlus is the headline sponsor of the event. Hays Procurement is a platinum sponsor, and QinetiQ Commerce Decisions also returns as the official technology provider for the judging.
For more information and details on how to book your table for the night of celebration, visit the website or call +44 (0)20 7880 7555.
This year's nominations are:
CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year
Eskalem Bogale, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
Fabienne Lesbros, Britvic Soft Drinks
Paul Mortimore, Boeing Defence UK
David Pyle, Crown Commercial Service
CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year
Steven Linden, Department for Work and Pensions
Paul Nyathore, Safaricom
Owen Standen, Citi