2018 Speakers

Abdullatif Albastaki

Abdullatif AlbastakiSenior Vice President, Head - Retail Infrastructure and Automated Banking Services in Retail Banking & Wealth Management in Emirates NBD

Senior Vice President, Head - Retail Infrastructure and Automated Banking Services in Retail Banking & Wealth Management in Emirates NBD. Former S...

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Cath Hill MBA

Cath Hill MBAGroup Director, CIPS

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’ ex...

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Christopher Harvey MCIPS

Christopher Harvey MCIPSHead of Procurement, KAUST

Christopher moved to Saudi Arabia in 2011 to work for KAUST, where he is currently employed as the Head of Procurement. Born in England, Ch...

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Cory Thwaites MSc MCIPS

Cory Thwaites MSc MCIPSExecutive Director Procurement, TECOM Group

Cory Thwaites is the Executive Director Procurement at TECOM Group, where he oversees procurement transformation, strategic sourcing, sup...

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Dr Craig Voortman

Dr Craig VoortmanSupply Chain Logistics Research Scientist, The Royal Commission Yanbu

Dr Craig Voortman is the Supply Chain Logistics Research Scientist with the Royal Commission Yanbu in Saudi Arabia. His primary focus in coming to Sa...

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Dr Mohammed Nasser Alghamdi

Dr Mohammed Nasser AlghamdiAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Yanbu Industrial College

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Yanbu Industrial College, Saudi Arabia and Deputy Managing Director: Planning & D...

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Duncan Brock FCIPS

Duncan Brock FCIPSGroup Director, CIPS

Duncan Brock is a member of the leadership team of CIPS. His main role is to ensure that CIPS provides its corporate and public sector customers globa...

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Gerry Walsh FCIPS

Gerry Walsh FCIPSGroup CEO CIPS

Born in Northern Ireland, Gerry has spent most of his working life in England, France and the U.S. He started his career in 1978 in the supply...

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Hani M. Alsaigh

Hani M. AlsaighTechnical Procurement General Manager, Saudi Telecom Company (STC)

Mr. Alsaigh is a Procurement Technology & Business Leader with 19+ years and experience in Telcos, Technology, and Business. Helping C-Suite a...

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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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Levent Topçu

Levent TopçuProcurement Director, Turkcell

Levent Topçu is responsible for developing and guiding procurement strategies to build robust operational processes and bring certain values to the b...

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Raman Singh

Raman SinghGlobal Procurement Head (International Business), Dabur International Limited

Raman Singh has more than 15 years of experience of Procurement in Consumer Durable, Pharma, Automobile and FMCG. Raman currently works at ...

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Richard McGuire

Richard McGuireVP – Procurement, Expo 2020

Richard heads up the procurement function for Expo 2020 bringing to the role over 20 years of procurement experience in the UK, France, Azerba...

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Saeed Khalfan Al Ghaferi

Saeed Khalfan Al GhaferiVice President, Supply Chain Management, Emirates Steel

Mr. Saeed Al Ghaferi played a key role in establishing the Procurement and Logistics function as well as driving key strategic expansion projects with...

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Sam Achampong FCIPS

Sam Achampong FCIPSRegional Head - Middle East and North Africa (MENA), CIPS

Sam is a procurement professional with extensive experience in Procurement and Supply Chain management across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (...

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Samer Al-Madhoun MBA

Samer Al-Madhoun MBACIPS Direct Associate (CLTD, CSCP, CDDP, SCOR-P) Supply Chain Advocate and Public Speaker

Samer is a board member at the United Nation Global Compact Jordan. Over the years he helped companies achieving strategic benefits through reporting ...

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Sindhant Dhamija

Sindhant DhamijaMechanical Engineer, Certified Supply Chain professional and Chairman, CIPS MENA Millennials Group

Sidhant Dhamija is a Mechanical Engineer and a certified Supply Chain professional. He is the Chairman of CIPS MENA Millennials Group. Sidhant is a...

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Stefan Dent

Stefan DentManaging Director, Simfoni

Stefan heads Simfoni’s operations in the Middle East where the team helps clients digitize their procurement and supply operations using Simfoni’s...

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Waleed Al Saeedi

Waleed Al SaeediProcurement Director, Department of Culture & Tourism Abu Dhabi

Waleed Al Saeedi is the Procurement Director at Department of Culture & Tourism Abu Dhabi. A successful leader who has been instrumental in shaping th...

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