The awards are judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts, the judging is a rigorous two-stage process including pre-scoring to determine shortlists and a judging meeting where entries are discussed and evaluated in detail to decide the winning entries.


Abeer Abu Sada | Senior Procurement Manager | Massader for Natural Resources

Abeer Abu Sada’ – MSc, MCIPS (Chartered Professional) is a highly dedicated civil engineer, an accomplished and skilled procurement expert with over 15 years of strategic and global professional experience in procurement and supply chain demonstrated through working with international development agencies in the State of Palestine.

Saeed Al Mahri | AVP and Director, Procurement & Contracts | Khalifa University

Saeed Almahri is the Act. VP & Director of Procurement and Contracts Department at Khalifa University (KU). A successful leader who has been instrumental in improving the future of Procurement and Contracts in the UAE. Mr. Saeed has a strong background in Supply Chain & Procurement function, planning and management, and he has been working for ADNOC Refining since September 2002, holding various positions, within Projects & Procurement.

Rawan Alghamd | Procurement Manager | Ceer

Rawan AlGhamdi ia a certificated advanced procurement professional with 10+ years of experience in procurement in multiple industries such as healthcare, pharmaceutical, tourism, banking and recently automotive where she is currently leading the professional services procurement at Ceer National Automotive Company in Saudi Arabia.

Asma Alotaibi | Procurement Manager | CIPS KSA Vice Chair

Emmanuel Augustin | Vice President Supply Management | Dubai Airport

Fazeela Gopalani | Head of Middle East | Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

As Head of the Middle East for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Fazeela Gopalani is responsible for delivering ACCA's strategic vision and representing the interests of 20,000 Members and Future Members across the region.

Ghazala Ilyas

Ghazala is a senior procurement professional with over 25 years global track record of achievement in strategic sourcing, commercial management, outsourcing, vendor management and transformation programmes across multiple industries e.g., Transportation, Airlines, Pharmaceutical, Banking, Oil and Gas, encompassing Europe, Uae, Asia Pac and North America. In her current role, she is responsible for procurement excellence utilising digital capabilities and leading edge solutions to create a lean procurement organisation, driving towards strategic procurement capability enhancement and effective and sustainable processes.

Cassie Mackie | Vice President Procurement & Supply Chain | Etihad Aviation Group

Cassie is a Chartered Fellow of CIPS and is Vice President of Procurement & Supply Chain at Etihad Aviation Group. Cassie has 20 years’ experience in strategic procurement and supply chain roles across the Airline, Defence and Building Products industries. Cassie holds bachelor degrees in International Business & International Relations, and an MBA majoring in Strategic Procurement.

Frederick Magana | Procurement Excellence - Procurement Performance | NEOM

Frederick is a transformational leader in Global Procurement and Supply Chain Management with over 15 years of strategic and operational experience. His background covers many areas of procurement best practice including Strategic Sourcing, Contract Lifecyle Management, Supplier Relationship Management and Mentoring. Frederick currently working with NEOM, has led implementation of NEOM Procurement Market Intelligence, Benchmarking, and establishment NEOM’s British Standard Certification in Procurement.

Richard McGuire | Executive Director, Procurement | Saudi Entertainment Ventures

Richard is currently an Executive Director, Procurement for Saudi Entertainment Ventures (SEVEN), leading a team of procurement professionals tasked with delivering a new genre of entertainment venues aligned to the delivery of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. He has spent over half his career based in the Middle East, a journey which started in the construction industry covering major real estate, oil & gas, infrastructure, rail and public sector procurement but in recent years focusing on tourism, entertainment, hospitality and major event markets in the UK and overseas.

Louise Mitchell | Regional Indirect Procurement Director | Barcardi

Louise is a Senior Procurement leader with over 25 years of experience in developing and directing strategic international procurement and supply chain operations spanning Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Her experience includes UK Public Sector and across multiple industries including IT, aviation, FMCG and latterly in the drinks industry with Bacardi Ltd. Louises passion is creating sustainable procurement solutions, particularly ensuring Organizations are giving back to the communities in which they operate. Louise has been a qualified member if CIPS for 25 years gaining FCIPS status 6 years ago.

Maryam Monjazi | Consultant

Maryam is a seasoned professional in Procurement and Supply Chain with 20 years of international working experience in Europe and Middle East across various industries including Food & Beverage, FMCG, aviation, hospitality and retail. She has lead major transformation projects delivering savings, value and competitive advantage while building strong teams. Maryam is an active member of CIPS being the first female Fellow of MENA region and currently the Fellow Committee Deputy Chair.

Sofiya Poland | Head of Procurement | Al Masaood

With almost twenty years of global supply chain and procurement experience, Sofiya Poland was appointed as the Group Head of Procurement in Al Masaood Group LLC in 2019. She spearheads the procurement and supply chain functions for multiple business units within the corporate support function of the Group. She also imparts training to procurement and supply chain professionals to ensure excellence in the operations.

Wael Safwat | ME Lead, Sustainable Procurement & Value Chains | Accenture

Procurement executive with more than 25 years of international experience across the globe. Wael had C-level responsibility and successfully delivered award winning procurement transformation, technology enablement, and cost optimization programs. He worked across various industries including; Oil & Gas, Construction, Utilities, Real Estate, Retail and CPG for some of the Fortune Global 500 Companies and major corporations in North America, Europe and MENA region. He’s the Chair of CIPS MENA Fellows and part of CIPS Global Membership Committee representing MENA region.

Lorraine Savage | Consultant

My vision is to add value to the professional standard and encourage change within the procurement ecosystem. I have been an CIPS member since 2013, and with dedication, I achieved Fellow in 2020. I am an enthusiastic advocate of the CIPS journey, having supported and mentored my team members through their professional qualifications. My professional status has afforded me amazing global opportunities within Senior Leadership positions on major projects, advisor within King Abdullah Financial District KSA, and more recently, a Regional KSA senior role being part of the team delivering an incredible GIGA Project.

Andrew Savage | Global Lead: Procurement Excellence | MTN

Andrew is the Global Lead of Business Development and Operational Excellence within Global Sourcing and Supply Chain at MTN Group. Appointed to this role in September 2019, he has overall responsibility for the Operational Excellence team at MTN Group which encompasses a number of different functions from process and governance, through to advanced analytics and data science. He is part of the Senior Management team at GSSC who control an annual spend of $12 billion across 21 operations and two continents.

Diana Saykali Saab | MEA Strategic Sourcing Lead | Mars

Diana is the MEA Strategic Sourcing Lead for Marketing and Sales at Mars, where she is responsible for the establishing strategies for all marketing categories, and for Mars Distributors across the region.

Imran Shareef | Head of Procurement | Motorola Solutions

Imran Shareef, is Regional Head of Procurement with 22+ years of procurement and business enablement experience for Fortune 500 firms in Euro-Asia, Middle East, Central Asia, Australia & New Zealand based in Dubai.

Rachel Willacy | Regional Head of Procurement | Compass Project Consulting

Rachel is FCIPS chartered procurement professional with over 15 years’ experience of leading, influencing and implementing major projects in progressive roles for large U.K. national and regional organisations in construction, housing and service industries. An award-winning senior manager, international speaker and thought leader with 4 years’ recent experience in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East. Undertaking procurement, commercial and emerging services leadership roles for international professional services consultancies.