How we select our judges

The CIPS Supply Management Awards judging panel consists of representatives from CIPS as well as senior procurement leaders.  

We do not allow consultants to join our panel and we limit non-CIPS judges to just two terms on the panel. All judges sign a confidentiality agreement with us, as well as declaring any conflicts of interest regarding the entries. Those judges who have declared a conflict of interest do not score those submissions.

We are confident that our awards stand out from others in the profession for being highly transparent, robust and ethical. Our standards are incredibly high and we carefully select judges based on this. 

The judging process

This consists of two phases. Firstly judges will individually read, score and comment on all of the entries. The second phase will consist of an in-depth group discussion on each entry and a majority vote will be conducted to determine the shortlist and winners, taking into account, scores, comments and discussions.

Chair Of Judges

Cath Hill

Cath is a member of the CIPS Group leadership team. She joined CIPS in June 2011 and is responsible for a global portfolio that encompasses CIPS’ external facing activity including Marketing and Communications; PR and Representation; Publications and Events, under the CIPS and Supply management brands; and the development of CIPS’ wider communities. Cath has an Executive MBA from Cranfield University School of Management. She has worked in marketing and general management in a number...

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Meet The Judges

Abdul Rasid Stapic

Abdul Rasid StapicSaudi Aramco

Abdul is a procurement and supply chain leader with over 30 years of experience in the Middle East working for government and private sectors in the U...

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Adel Al Attar

Adel Al AttarStrategic Procurement Manager, Emirates Steel

Mr. Adel Yousef Al Attar has been recently appointed as Strategic Procurement Manager – Raw Materials & Spare Parts (MRO) - Supply Chain Management ...

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Anisa Al Bloushi

Anisa Al BloushiProcurement and Supply Chain Manager at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

Anisa is actively associated with CIPS since 2011 and her vital contribution and knowledge in Procurement and Supply chain leads in attaining the “Y...

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Christopher Bentley

Christopher BentleyHead of Procurement, Das Holding

Christopher Bentley was appointed a Fellow to CIPS in 2017, and currently works for DAS Holding. He directs DAS’s procurement functions througho...

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Kieran Dowd

Kieran DowdVice President - Procurement, Emirates Flight Catering

Kieran is the Vice President of Procurement at Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC). Operating out of Dubai International Airport, EKFC are responsibl...

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Lalit Dhamija

Lalit DhamijaTeam Leader (Procurement Process), ADNOC Onshore

Lalit Dhamija FCIPS is an experienced procurement and supply practitioner with over 37 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors. He ...

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Louise Mitchell

Louise MitchellProcurement Director, PepsiCo

Louise Mitchell is Procurement Director for PepsiCo based in Dubai. She leads the AMENA Global Procurement Capability, Governance and Productivit...

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Maryam Monjazi

Maryam MonjaziHead of Supply Chain, Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production

Maryam has 10 years experience in Procurement and Supply Chain and has worked in consulting but also as country Head of Supply Chain. She has gained h...

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Saeed Khalfan Al Zaabi

Saeed Khalfan Al ZaabiActing Chief Support Services Officer, Abu Dhabi Airports Company

In his role as the Acting Chief Support Services Officer for Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Saeed Al Zaabi has a broad executive remit covering strat...

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Sascha Claude Bender

Sascha Claude BenderHead of Procurement (Director), Majid Al Futtaim - Shopping Malls

Sascha Claude Bender, currently the Head and Director of Procurement of Majid Al Futtaim Shopping Malls in Dubai/UAE, started his Procurement ...

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Suhail Zulqarnain

Suhail ZulqarnainManager, Procurement Centre of Excellence, Tasnee

Suhail holds double Master degrees in Business Information Systems and Operations and Supply Chain Management from UK. An established trainer of diffe...

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