Winners 2016

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Responsible Procurement

National Bank of Abu Dhabi

Less than a year after the group procurement function itself was established in June 2012, the team was leading the sourcing of sustainable materials to retrofit offices and branches. Desks, chairs and carpets are now 90% made of sustainable materials. An Oracle-based e-procurement system has been introduced, making procurement pro...

PI- Best Cross-Functional Teamwork Project

The Petroleum Institute

Abu Dhabi’s Petroleum Institute (PI) university was determined to transform its catering from an old-style corporate service to a modern “international university” style, with a focus on nutrition. The university’s supply chain department led the process to find a new caterer in tandem with the facilities management...

Value Creation through Professional Development

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)

When it comes to talent the UAE is a volatile market where competition for public procurement professionals is fierce. For ENOC’s procurement function, which influences a spend of $300m annually, the challenge was to retain and recruit a well-trained team of purchasing professionals. A programme to identify and fill performance g...

Kits Bags & Catering

Emirates Airlines

Procuring catering services at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport had been a fraught affair for Emirates Airlines as supply became dominated by a monopoly and labour stoppages made sourcing unreliable. In 2006 these “deteriorating market conditions” meant Emirates had no choice but to take the risky step of awarding the contrac...

Strategic Suppliers' Recognition

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)

Since being launched in 2012 ENOC’s Supplier Recognition Award Ceremony has become a key factor in recognising and rewarding key strategic suppliers. As part of the initiative, for example, 80% of spend and all critical suppliers come under a performance review. The latest develop in the ceremony’s organisation has bee...

Joint procurement with Etihad Airways Partners - The Journey Continues

Etihad Airways

In 2015 Procurement & Supply Management team at Etihad Airways was asked to find $17m savings in ground handling, a task the team considered “an impossible target”. Procurement’s attention turned to India, a key market, where Etihad commands a 21% share of international traffic.The team launched a Pan-India te...

Dubai Expo 2020

Bureau Expo Dubai 2020

With an expected 25m visitors there is much at stake for the Bureau Expo Dubai 2020 (Ex20), the company behind the next world expo. The procurement function for what aims to be a technological, cultural, architectural and gastronomic feast was established in early 2015 and needed to find its feet fast. Before the year was out ...

Procurement Transformation at Atlantis The Palm Dubai

Atlantis The Palm

Standing on its own famous palm tree-shaped island, Dubai’s distinctive nautical-themed hotel and resort unveiled plans in 2012 to create the $1.4 billion Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences. Procurement had to prepare for a large-scale programme of change. Procurement’s controlled spend increased by about 24% between 2012 and...

Transformation of Procurement Department within Abu Dhabi Airports

Abu Dhabi Airports Company

The £1.9bn Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC) expansion at Abu Dhabi Airport will accommodate 30 million annual passengers and procurement is playing a key role in ensuring this happens on time in December 2017. At Abu Dhabi Airports Company, which is managing five airports, including this expansion project, procurement cycle ti...

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WINNER: Abdul Aziz Abdul Mujeb

Aldar Properties PJSC

Overall Winner

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)

When it comes to talent the UAE is a volatile market where competition for skilled public procurement professionals is relentless. In the 30 years since it was set up government-owned ENOC has evolved from a local oil and gas player to a global operator in the energy sector. The company’s commitment to excellence can be seen in the ...

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