The CIPS Middle East Conference and Supply Management Awards 2020 on 30 June 2020 at Rosewood Abu Dhabi has been postponed - new event format or dates to be announced.

CIPS and Haymarket Media Group (who deliver events on behalf of the CIPS) have been closely monitoring the situation with regard to Coronavirus on a daily basis and the welfare of our delegates is always front of mind.

In this instance, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the event to the nearest suitable opportunity in the future or to present this as an online, virtual event.

We have not made this decision lightly but we want to ensure we can provide the best experience possible for attendees. If you have booked on the event your booking will be automatically confirmed for the revised date, or event format, which will be announced as soon as possible.   Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused and we thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Sofiya Poland

Sofiya Poland MSc, MCIPS is Al Masaood Group Procurement Manager responsible for managing Procurement and Supply Chain function for the Group. The responsibilities cover the development and implementation of robust procurement processes and policies, ensuring the company has a clear procurement strategy, further development of the function to service the growing business needs for Products and Services for the Group Business Units and Corporate Support.

Sofiya is British national with over 15 years of experience in Procurement and Supply Chain in UAE and UK. Prior to joining Al Masaood, she was working with Etihad Airways as Procurement and Supply Chain Manager responsible for managing Procurement for the various critical categories for Etihad. Prior to Etihad, Sofiya worked with Proserv Middle East FZE, Strata Manufacturing PJSC, B/E Aerospace in mid and Senior Procurement and Supply Chain and Production Planning roles. Sofiya is proficient in category management and strategic sourcing from theory to execution and worked in a most complex procurement transformation projects from process redesign to implementation of Ariba (S2C and P2P, Spend Visibility, Contract Management and SRM) and SAP ERP. Sofiya has a Master’s in International Transport Engineering from Azov State Technical university (Ukraine) and in 2018 she became a Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply MCIPS.


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