CIPS Middle East Awards 2015: Jumeirah and Etihad lead nominations

Paul Snell is managing editor at Supply Management
8 April 2015

Jumeirah International and Etihad Airways lead the way at this year’s CIPS Middle East Awards with five team nominations each.

The winners of the nine team and two individual prizes – along with an overall winner drawn from victors in each category – will be revealed at a gala evening at the Intercontinental Abu Dhabi on 11 May.

A total of 15 companies and nine individuals from across the region are in contention for the prestigious honours that recognise procurement and supply chain excellence in the region.

Judges of this year’s awards include chairman Duncan Brock, group customer relationship director, CIPS, Lorraine Black, senior procurement manager, MBC and Satish Kumar, head of procurement, Mushrif Trading and Contracting Company. Commerce Decisions is the official technology provider for the judging process.

To book your ticket for the glamorous event, call +44(0)20 7880 6226, visit the website or email Combined tickets for both the CIPS Middle East Conference and the Awards, which take place at the same venue on 11 May, are also available.

Full list of nominees

Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility

Drydocks World, Dubai
• Etihad Airways
• Jumeirah International LLC
TNT Express UAE

Best Cross Functional Teamwork Project

• Etihad Airways
• Jumeirah International LLC

Best People Development Initiative

Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations (ADCO)
• Etihad Airways
• Jumeirah International LLC

Best Supplier Development Initiative

Dragon Oil Holdings LLC
Emirates Global Aluminium Company Ltd
• Jumeirah International LLC

Best Supplier Relationship Management

• Jumeirah International LLC
Transguard Group LLC

International Procurement Project of the Year

• Drydocks World, Dubai
• Etihad Airways
• Jumeirah International LLC

Most Improved Purchasing Operation – Start up

The Dow Chemical Company

Most Improved Purchasing Operation – Step Change

Dubai Municipality
• Etihad Airways
• The Dow Chemical Company

Procurement Team of the Year

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
• Jumeirah International LLC
Ma’aden Saudi Arabian Mining Company

CIPS Middle East Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year

• Bhanu Pratap Singh, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
• Hariharan Laxminarayan, Emirates Global Aluminium Company
• Lalit Dhamija, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations
• Pamela Muthukrishna, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
• Yousif Mohammad Al Ali, Emirates Airlines

CIPS Middle East Young Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year

• Abdul Aziz Mujeb, Tejari
• Deepak Ramaway, Emirates Global Aluminium Company
• Gaurav Malhotra, Jumeirah International LLC
• Mohammed Zakir, The Petroleum Institute

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