The CIPS Middle East Supply Management Awards judging panel consists of 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. Judges are allowed to enter the Awards and have to sign a confidentiality agreement with us, as well as declaring any conflicts of entry 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.


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.

Adil Al Mulla

VP Procurement and Supply Management, Etihad Airways.

Adil is well known in the Procurement field as he is leading the Group Procurement & Supply Management in Etihad Aviation….. Read more

Filipe Barrerios

Head of Strategy, Transformation and Supply Operations, Emirates Group.

Filipe Barreiros is currently Head of Strategy, Transformation and Supply Management at Emirates Group. He has…..
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Hariharan Laxminarayan

Head of Operational Procurement, Emirates Global Aluminium.

Mr. H Laxminarayan (Laxmi) works as Associate Manager for M/s. Emirates Global Aluminum (UAE) heading Operational….. Read more

Jay Menon

Supply Chain Director, American University of Sharah.

Jay is an experienced Supply Chain Director with over 17 years exposure in different segments of the supply chain…..
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Lorraine Black

Director of Procurement, MBC.

Director of Procurement at MBC (Middle East Broadcasting) for just over 12 years Creating and implementing best…..
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Louise Mitchell

Procurement Director – Indirect, Bacardi.

Louise Mitchell is a seasoned procurement professional with 20+ years of experience across multiple industries including…..
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Shakti Arora

Chief Procurement Officer, RAK Ceramics.

Shakti Arora is a BE (Mechanical) & MBA with over 34 years of professional experience. He is currently Group CPO…..
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Sofiya Poland

Group Procurement Manager, Al Masaood.

Sofiya Poland MSc, MCIPS is Al Masaood Group Procurement Manager responsible for managing Procurement and Supply…..
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Sulaiman Abdulla

Manager – Procurement and Contracts Section, Telecommunication Regulatory Authority.

Strong believer in Completion rather than Competition Methodology – led different teams with different initiatives…..
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