Dubai – MENA Herald: Twelve delegates from the Emirate National Oil Company (ENOC) have received MCIPS accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, an internationally-recognised award which signals procurement proficiency and represents the global standard for a professional working in the procurement and supply profession.
MCIPS was awarded to recipients during a ceremony held in November 2015 and was the result of successful completion of the CIPS Oil and Gas Advanced Practitioner Programme – a targeted programme for the oil and gas sector. The event was attended by the ENOC Group Procurement and Contracts Department, Sina Al Khoory, Executive Director, SSC at ENOC, and Duncan Brock, Group Director, Customer Relations, CIPS UK.
Sam Achampong, General Manager, CIPS Middle East & North Africa (MENA) said: “Procurement professionals are currently in an extremely powerful position. Procuring services and resources at the right time and at the right price, are pivotal to organisational success. This means that qualified procurement professionals equipped with the necessary skill set, are in extremely high demand therefore MCIPS accreditation is invaluable. We are delighted to award ENOC’s delegates with their MCIPS designation.”
Sina Khoory, ENOC Executive Director, Shared Services Centre stated that: “This accreditation comes as a testament of ENOC’s commitment towards enhancing human capital development. Our Procurement & Contracts Team will be in a better position to support ENOC’s corporate objectives and ensure sustainable growth.”
The CIPS Advanced Practitioner Programme is an accredited, modular training programme tailored to a specific organisation or industry. The scheme drives learning directly back into the participants’ organization, resulting in tangible business advantages such as measurable cost benefits and a clear return on investment in a supportive environment and learning from other delegates in the company. The ENOC delegates represent the largest group of practitioners to be added by a single company in the UAE, to date.
With the inclusion of the new ENOC delegates, the MENA region now has 177 MCIPS qualified individuals. CIPS is the world’s largest professional body serving the procurement and supply management profession, with a community of 118,000 across 150 countries worldwide.