CIPS has appointed senior procurement professional Sam Achampong as head of the Institute’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) operations.
He is the chairman of the CIPS United Arab Emirates Fellows Committee, and has previously held senior procurement roles at MTN Dubai, Abu Dhabi Municipality and Nakheel Asset Management. He was made a Fellow in 2012.
Achampong told a Fellows event held prior to the CIPS Middle East Conference in Abu Dhabi last month: “It has been an honour to represent CIPS as a volunteer, and is an even greater honour to do so as an employee.”
He takes over from Rebecca Fox, who becomes head of business development.
Duncan Brock, group customer relationships director, said CIPS membership in the MENA region has grown by 15 per cent over the past year, and by 32 per cent in the UAE. The office has taken steps to expand the Institute’s reach in Saudi Arabia, launching a new branch and appointing a new country manager. Delegates at the sixth annual conference in the region heard from speakers including David Noble, group CEO, CIPS, Babs Omotowa, CIPS’ President and Cath Hill, CIPS’ group marketing and membership director.
The annual Awards ceremony also recognised six new Fellowships in the region; Mark Fadel, Hariharan Laxminarayan, Sara Abdellatif Omer, Yousuf Sait, Kurt Warren and Tim Williams.