MENA Financial Services Procurement Group


The group is a forum for Procurement professionals, based in the MENA region, who work in the Financial Services Industry.

Group members are senior leaders of the procurement functions in companies within the financial services sector.

    Mission and Vision

    The MFPG operates on the understanding that it must seek to ensure that the work it does and the discussions it has, is undertaken in a ‘non-commercial’ and ‘non-competitive’ way, providing a forum for senior procurement executives to improve professionalism, develop capability, standards and practices as defined below.

    The MFPG’s purpose is to:

    • Collaboratively drive the procurement and supply management capability of the sector, through the multi-tiers in the supply chain, working collectively through initiatives to bring this about. 
    • Work together to influence the shape, scope and delivery of Procurement capability programmes within the Financial Services Industry and promote the associated standards within own organisations and those of peers and sub-tiers.
    •  As a sector group influence the building of SME capability in procurement and supply, through increasing knowledge and skills in an accessible way to enhance performance and competitiveness.
    • Collectively discuss key and common topical issues and initiatives that are current and relevant to the sector and where appropriate agree an understanding and position that can be used as part of a representation by individual companies.
    • Influence areas of interest, standards and practice; to include but not exclusive to: Cyber Security; Sustainability; Risk Management and Supplier Development.
    • Influence the establishment of sub-groups associated with the MFPG to drive forward any of the above agenda’s
    • Provide advice and guidance on the production of CIPS products and services.
    • Act as advocates of CIPS and promoting the procurement profession.

    Initiatives

    The group periodically works collaboratively on a range of areas, addressing current issues, trends and opportunities across the sector.

    Contacts

    The group is a forum for Procurement professionals, based in the MENA region, who work in the Financial Services Industry.

    Group members are senior leaders of the procurement functions in companies within the financial services sector.

    Organisations represented in the group include:

    • Saudi Arabian Public Investment Authority (PiF)
    • Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
    • Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
    • Mashreq Bank
    • Mubadala
    • Abu Dhabi Investment Bank (ADIB)
    • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)
    • Visa
    • Emirates NBD Bank
    • First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

    Chair of the Group is Lee Jackson FCIPS

    Vice Chair is Mariam Al Hammadi MCIPS, Senior Procurement Manager at DIFC

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