Speaker Spotlight 2019
General Manager Group Procurement, Al Futtaim Group
Mina HakimGeneral Manager Group Procurement, Al Futtaim Group
Mina Hakim is the General Manager of Al Futtaim Group Procurement. He has an extensive corporate experience including designing and re-engineering of Procurement strategies, policies and procedures, process in mapping, Spend analysis and Management as per category. Supply chain management, Strategic sourcing and many to mention. With a proven history of performance excellence in various categories including Telecommunications, Electrical MEP, Civil Engineering, Information Technology, Land, Sea and Air Logistics, heavy Equipment, material handling equipment, warehousing, tires and automotive.
Vice President, Supply Chain Management, National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed)
Mohamed HabibVice President, Supply Chain Management, National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed)
Mohamed Habib has over 13 years of experience in the areas of Supply Chain Management and Strategy Execution in Real Estate, Metals, Aviation and Government Administration sectors.
Mohamed currently heads the Supply Chain Management function at Tabreed where he is responsible to assist the growth strategy of the organization and implement transformations to streamline procurement within the value chain. His last assignment was with Dubai Holding's real-estate asset management. During his tenure at Dubai Holding, he managed sourcing and contracting operations, and the procurement transformation program.
Prior to this, he has worked with Emirates Steel, Western Region Development Council, The General Secretariat of The Executive Council of Dubai, Emirates Airline and Dubai World in the UAE.
Mohamed has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Coventry University, UK and holds a Bachelor’s of Art in Interactive Information Technology degree from University of Hartford, USA. In addition, he is an alumni of Mohammed Bin Rashid Program for Leadership Development.
CEA Fraud Practice Manager, SAS
Grozdana MaricCEA Fraud Practice Manager, SAS
Grozdana is leading Fraud Practice in Central Europe and Adriatic Region at SAS. Her role focused on positioning, designing and delivering Fraud, Security and Compliance solutions that meet her clients’ needs across banking, retail, manufacturing, insurance, telco and government.
Prior to joining SAS in Nov 2017, Grozdana has been working for 18 years in Intesa SanPaolo Banking Group and was in charge for Risk and Fraud management payment cards activities across the Europe and North Africa.
Grozdana holds an Executive MBA, a Master’s Degree in Economics, and is certified by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) as a qualified Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Managing Director, ADR Middle East
AbdelGhani SinanManaging Director, ADR Middle East
AbdelGhani Sinan is the Managing Director of ADR Middle East. He has over 15 years of consulting experience and previously has held senior roles at PA Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Touché and Arthur Andersen.
His expertise includes performance improvement, program management, policy reform and strategy development in the areas of business operations and procurement & supply. His experience covers a broad range of industries, with particular focus on public sector, retail & consumer products and hotel and leisure services. He has advised clients on assignments across the Middle East region.
AbdelGhani holds an MBA in International Business from University of Wales, UK. He was the Ambassador of Cardiff University to the Gulf Region for two years.
Mona Ahmed Balalaa
Senior Specialist - Business & Commercial Support Directorate, ADNOC
Mona Ahmed BalalaaSenior Specialist - Business & Commercial Support Directorate, ADNOC
Mona Ahmed Balalaa is a Senior Specialist in the Business & Commercial Support Directorate, ADNOC. In her role, Balalaa is responsible for the smooth implementation and monitoring of the company’s In-Country Value (ICV) program in the entire tendering process. She has more than 10 years of experience in ADNOC, starting her career in the Procurement Division of ADNOC Drilling in 2008. Balalaa graduated with a Bachelor of Business, specializing in Business and Information Technology, from Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE. She also holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from Zayed University, UAE. She is CIPS certified and a CFA candidate as well.
Khalid S. Alnooh
Technical Solutions CM Director, Saudi Telecom Company
Khalid S. AlnoohTechnical Solutions CM Director, Saudi Telecom Company
Technical Solutions CM Director in Saudi Telecom Company (STC) since 2015. Total of 5 years Procurement Experience to add on my 16+ years of purely technical and managerial experiences. Working as IT Managerial for 10 Years.
B.Sc, Information Systems From Computer Colleague and Information System from King Saud University. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Procurement Director, Lafarge UAE & Oman, LafargeHolcim Group
Medhat IsmailProcurement Director, Lafarge UAE & Oman, LafargeHolcim Group
A bottom line oriented with entrepreneurial mindset leader. 20 years progressive business experiences in Manufacturing, Project management , Internal Audit and recently in Procurement. Executive committee member for LafargeHolcim operations in UAE & OMAN. With a track record of business development and transformation projects. Work experience in Egypt, Turkey, France, Qatar, Oman and UAE.
He is leading Sourcing and Procurement function in the Lafargeholcim UAE & OMAN that delivers timely and efficiently all materials and services required for all BUs operations while ensuring quality, cost and service level standards through effective sourcing & procurement strategy and process.
Waleed Al Saeedi
Director of Supply Management, Department of Culture & Tourism Abu Dhabi
Waleed Al SaeediDirector of Supply Management, Department of Culture & Tourism Abu Dhabi
Waleed Al Saeedi is the Director of Supply Management at Department of Culture & Tourism Abu Dhabi. A successful leader who has been instrumental in shaping the future of Abu Dhabi Government Procurement Standards.
Waleed has been widely recognized and has received numerous awards for his contributions to the procurement profession. A supporter of procurement profession and he has been promoting the practice and leading it’s advancement for over 22 years.
Today, Waleed advocates a vision for the future of procurement to become a leading function in developing future strategies of any organisation.
Arbitrator In International Business , Charter Institute of Arbitrators
Fatima BalfaqeehArbitrator In International Business , Charter Institute of Arbitrators
Fatima Balfaqeeh is an independent Arbitrator, Mediator and a member of the Charter Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a Member in RICS as a Chartered Facilities Management Surveyor and a Member in the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Chain (CIPS). Fatima comes with over 14 years of experience in dispute resolution in construction related matters, governance enforcement in contracts and procurement fields in government entities, project related finance, payables and banking credit facilities for cooperate clients.
Fatima is the Founder and Managing Director of RKAH Consultancy, a company specialized in Conflict Avoidance solutions, Governance
CIPS Director Associate, The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
Lalit DhamijaCIPS Director Associate, The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
Lalit is a Direct Associate of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and also the Executive Chairman of CIPS UAE branch committees. Lalit is a Global Procurement Trainer and Solutions provider with over 39 Years’ Experience in Procurement and Supply in various diverse industries. He is a member of Academic Council (IAC) on Procurement and Supply Chain for Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) in UAE. Lalit is a Corporate Trainer in Procurement and Supply for C-Suites Executives as well as trains for executives of MNCs in the Middle East, India, China, North America and Africa. He is active on Social Media and has appeared on several podcasts, interviews and procurement talks with global companies and institutes. He has also published papers for the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is a Chartered Fellow of CIPS and also holds Procurement Certifications from USA and Canada.
CEO, Cloudia Middle East & Africa
Joonas JantunenCEO, Cloudia Middle East & Africa
Joonas is a highly experienced global Procurement Executive with more than 17 years of expertise in heading global and regional indirect procurement functions.
As a leader in multicultural professional environments, Joonas holds extensive knowledge of general management and global strategic sourcing as well as supplier development in different cultures, in both emerging and mature regions.
Having lived and worked in several countries, including Finland, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Sweden and UK, Joonas has a wealth of experience in delivering procurement consulting, advisory, outsourcing and tail spend projects in Europe, Middle East and Africa, across multiple industries such as FMCG, Retail, Telco, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Government, Military and Services.
Joonas has a passion for improving procurement operation efficiencies, delivering optimized end-to-end solutions for sourcing processes while empowering procurement teams to deliver extraordinary results and profitable growth.
Chair of CIPS MENA Fellows & Director of Procurement, University of Sharjah
Lisa CampbellChair of CIPS MENA Fellows & Director of Procurement, University of Sharjah
Lisa has worked in Procurement for more than 25 years and is one of the very few procurement professionals worldwide to hold FCIPS Ex Dip, Chartered Status. Beginning her career in Buckingham Palace, a start that embedded integrity and ethical behaviours into her procurement practice, Lisa is an advocate for transparent processes that seek to eliminate the opportunities for corruption in Procurement. Having experience in both private and public sectors and working under legislation in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, one of Lisa’s passions in Procurement is to broaden the capabilities of the supply base and to ensure fluent communications between suppliers and buyers. Lisa has extensive strategic and operational procurement experience and has led teams through procurement transformation in several regions. She has experience in developing strategies around national collaborative procurement across sectors, implementing eProcurement platforms and instigating and delivering supplier education programmes.
SVP Strategic Sourcing, Aldar
Fatima AlKatheeriSVP Strategic Sourcing, Aldar
Fatima Al Katheeri is a Senior Vice President for Strategic Sourcing and Cost estimation at Aldar Properties. With more than 11 years experience in Supply chain, she led many procurement transformational initiatives and projects in procurement planning & performance, category management, strategic suppliers relationship, R&D agreements and price comparisons. Most of her experience was spent in oil and gas sector then she moved to real estate sector in the mid of 2019. She graduated from University of Strathclyde with Msc. in Supply Chain and Logistics Management in 2013, besides she is mechanical engineering graduate. In 2013 , Fatima became a member of CIPS and IACCM which added a special dimension to her career path.
Vice President & Head of Procurement Middle East & Africa, Ericsson
Maha BouzeidVice President & Head of Procurement Middle East & Africa, Ericsson
Maha Bouzeid was appointed Vice President – Head of Sourcing Region Middle East & Africa in May 2017. She has held numerous roles at Ericsson, one of
them being Vice President of Sales at Ericsson UK for the global Vodafone account. Maha joined Ericsson 2010 as part of the Excellerate Global management
program for top talents.
Maha has been named one of Sweden's future women leaders 2010 and 2013. She won the 2009 Swedish Championships in project management and was
selected as the 2013 Alumni of the year at Linkoping University in Sweden. Maha was born in Beirut, Lebanon. Her family moved to Sweden when she was
five years old. She holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, a Master of Industrial Marketing and a Project Management Professional certificate. She studied in Linkoping, Sweden and in Grenoble, France. She speaks Arabic, Swedish, English and French.
Adil Al Mulla
Vice President - Procurement & Supply Management, Etihad Aviation Group
Adil Al MullaVice President - Procurement & Supply Management, Etihad Aviation Group
Adil is well known in Procurement field as he is leading the Group Procurement & Supply Management in Etihad Aviation with oversight of Managing the Strategic sourcing processes through one of the best world's leading technology systems. Adil also responsible for the transformation program, to find the innovation in cost improvement encouragements team efficiency. Adil leads a highly qualified and professional team working towards continuous and sustainable opportunities. And Adil is one of the first supporters and leaders for the “ Graduate Procurement Management ” program and supporting Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) , continually supporting the Emiratisation in several departments, especially in the Procurement and Supply Management Department to ensure the graduation of individuals with high qualifications and skills that meet the business requirements.
Before joining Etihad Aviation group, Adil was the Vice president of Procurement and Logistics Services at Emirates Airlines, where he specialized in managing the flow of the supply chain and logistics.
Adil is the representative of CIPS Congress for MENA and the Chair
Head of Procurement, Aggreko
Emmanuel AugustinHead of Procurement, Aggreko
Emmanuel Augustin is the Head of Procurement & Strategic sourcing of Aggreko Power Solutions. Over the 5 years he has been at Aggreko, he has held positions of increasing levels of responsibility.
As the Head of Department, Emmanuel is responsible for oversight of the Procurement & Strategic Sourcing functions and manages a staff of 44 procurement professionals spread across Asia, Africa, Eurasia, Latin America and Middle East.
Emmanuel has accumulated an extensive practice of the procurement business thanks to the positions he previously held. He began his career at the automotive manufacturing with Volkswagen Group in France where he was responsible for the Sourcing of Aftermarket parts and Accessories.
In 2006, he joined Honda of the UK Manufacturing where he led Best Cost Country Sourcing and supplier development programs for Chassis division of new models. He then joined the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines in Belgium as a Senior Sourcing Group Manager responsible for R&D Services & Equipment.
Emmanuel has been an active member of the CIPS MENA branch in Dubai holding the role of Vice-chair of the committee between January 2016 and December 2017. In August 2017, Emmanuel has been awarded with the CIPS fellowship grade. He also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Bordeaux and a Master’s degree in Innovation & International Purchasing from KEDGE business school.
Having delivered keynote speeches to major procurement & supply chain events & conferences, Emmanuel combines his experience with expertise, bringing both motivation and significant content to his audience.
Dr. Arafat El Mourad
Vice President - Head of Strategic Sourcing, Emirates NBD
Dr. Arafat El MouradVice President - Head of Strategic Sourcing, Emirates NBD
A highly qualified senior management professional, author of “Innovation in Procurement and its added value to UAE banking sector Islamic & Conventional” book. Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (MCIPS), Master of Applied Business Research from SBS Swiss Business School, Master of Business Administration from University of Atlanta as well as Master of Technology - Project Management from Chifley Business School - Torrens University). With nearly 2 decades of experience across diverse organizations, having significant exposure in managing supply chain operations.
Currently working as Vice President - Head of Strategic Sourcing at Emirates NBD, accountable for Re-engineering procurement and supply chain process to improve customer focus and competitive advantage, defining & aligning procurement strategy with overall organizational business strategies. In addition, defining and implementing procurement strategy aimed at market competitiveness, risk reduction, availability and quality of goods and services, cost optimization and attraction of external customers. Moreover, shifting the focus from internal customer to internal & external customer
CEO, ADR International
Robin JacksonCEO, ADR International
Robin Jackson is one of the best-known and respected figures in the procurement world. He has held senior management positions with major corporations including the Ford Motor Company, Philips Electronics and Nissan before joining ADR International in 1988.
With ADR International he has amassed a wealth of hands-on purchasing experience with clients worldwide in Europe, the US, South Africa, APAC and Australasia. He has led projects in many sectors including pharmaceutical, automotive, engineering, rail, FMCG, financial, building materials and footwear. Robin regularly writes for publications and is happy to speak with authority on any issue connected with purchasing, procurement and supply chain management, at local or global level. Robin became CEO of ADR International in April 2007 when the company restructured to take advantage of increasing demands for procurement services.
Manager Contracts and Procurement Section, TRA
Sulaiman AbdullaManager Contracts and Procurement Section, TRA
Sulaiman Abdulla holding BBA , Diploma in Property Management, CICCM, ILM, - working currently as Procurement and Contract Manager in a Leading Government Organization.
Sulaiman has a past experiences over 10 years in different industries including Governmental and Private sectors in Telecommunication, IT , Social Services , Property Management.
Has strong believe in Completion rather than Competition – led different teams with different initiatives in value adding to organizations in the field of Cost Optimization and Supplier Management.
Head of Logistics, Jumbo Electronics Company
Shailen ShuklaHead of Logistics, Jumbo Electronics Company
Over 30 years’ experience in managing complex SCM and Logistics operations in large professional organisations in FMCG, Cement, Metals, Mining and Consumer Electronics.
Rich experience in Supply Chain & Logistics Management, Profit Centre Management, Commercial Operations, Project Procurement and Management, Vendor Management and WMS and ERP / Systems Implementation in Retail, Manufacturing and service environment. Extensive experience in managing business operations and generating revenue with a view to accomplish pre-designated targets. Auditor -ISO 9002 / 14000; Six Sigma Champion. Management thinker and speaker in international forums.
Specialties: Profit Centre Management, Supply Chain, Logistics Management, Commercial Affairs, Project Procurement, Vendor Management, SAP, Systems Implementation, IT, Retail, Change Catalyst, Keynote Speaker, Telecom Fulfillment
Wail Farouq Ahmed Madani Almaeeni
Senior Contracts Manager, ADNOC
Wail Farouq Ahmed Madani AlmaeeniSenior Contracts Manager, ADNOC
Wail Almaeeni is a procurement professional and technology passionate having two decades of experience in oil & gas, military and Abu Dhabi Government. He has worked in various business functions throughout his career life, such as Supply Chain, Purchasing, Contracts and Engineering Operations. He is currently leading and managing Procurement Excellence as Program Team Leader at ADNOC Onshore, an ADNOC Group Company. In addition, he has worked in U.A.E. Army, Department of Economic Development - Abu Dhabi, Department of Municipal Affairs - Abu Dhabi. Almaeeni is an active member at the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Abu Dhabi branch.
Regional Director Middle East, Zycus
Satya SridharanRegional Director Middle East, Zycus
Satya.s manages Zycus sales for Middle Eastern markets. He comes with Supply Chain consulting back ground and been in the region for 16 years. Prior to Zycus, he had worked at various capacities with global companies such as Bristlecone and Mindtree.
Head of Supply, Middle East & Africa, Ericsson UAE
Lucas KosterHead of Supply, Middle East & Africa, Ericsson UAE
Over 25 years in Telecom Supply Chain from Philips Telecommunications to Lucent Technologies to Alcatel to Ericsson, from Voice networks to Optics & Fiber networks to Mobile networks.
I moved to the UAE in 2006 to setup a Supply Chain organization in the Middle East. I have spent 3 years in Cairo, 1 year in Riyadh and 2 years in the UK since 2006 and have returned to the UAE since 2017 as head of Supply Chain for Middle East & Africa.
Director of Professional Services, Tejari
Sharad GaurDirector of Professional Services, Tejari
Sharad is seasoned industry professional with over 15 years’ experience across MENA and Asia Pacific region, managing consulting services, delivery management, program / project management for clients across Airlines, Oil & Gas, Banking, Retail sector. Sharad joined leading spend management company Tejari in 2019 as Director of Professional Services where he is responsible for a team of 20+ individual contributors providing consulting services across the region.
Procurement Transformation Head - Nokia
Said AmaraProcurement Transformation Head - Nokia
Said Amara is heading the Global Source to Pay transformation involving Process Optimization, Digitalization, Mode of Operation change and Organization Structure.
In his previous role with Nokia, Said was the Procurement Process Automation Lead at with responsibility for global procurement process automation strategy and planning with a core focus on Robotic Process Automation (RPA).
Prior to joining NOKIA, Said worked in various senior Procurement roles at several companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, Emirates Airlines, Reckitt Benckiser and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen group.
Said completed his Master’s Degree in International Purchasing Management (MAI), from KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux, France in 2005.
His professional interests focus on new technologies such Artificial Intelligence, Block Chain, Crowed Sourcing and Robotics.
He is married with 2 children, enjoys football, running and in his spare time he enjoys coaching peers & friends in leadership skills.