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Shortlist announced for the BCI Middle East Awards

News   •   Jun 15, 2017 15:59 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce the shortlist for its Middle East Awards, an annual celebration of the best, brightest and most innovative in the business continuity and resilience industry across the region. The awards are due to be presented at ceremony in the UAE later this year.

The BCI Middle East Awards are designed to recognise those individuals and organizations who have excelled in the field of business continuity and resilience throughout the year. The Awards are one of seven regional awards hosted by the BCI each year, which culminate in the annual Global Awards, held in November to coincide with the annual BCI World Conference in London, England.

The full shortlist is as follows:

Continuity and Resilience Consultant of the Year 2017

  • Ahmed Riad Ali
  • Akshay Misra
  • Vinod Nair

Most Effective Recovery of the Year 2017

  • Dubai Airport Corporation
  • Kuwait Finance House

Continuity and Resilience Innovation of the Year 2017

  • Protiviti BIA Automation
  • Protiviti Crisis Management Simulation

Continuity and Resilience Newcomer of the Year 2017

  • Ahmed Mohammed Seif El Nasr
  • Pooja Sharma
  • Sultan Saeed Al Zaidi

Continuity and Resilience Professional (Private Sector) of the Year 2017

  • Abdus Salam
  • Adnan Qamar
  • Faisal Aldekhayyil
  • Khalid Bahabri

Continuity and Resilience Professional (Public sector) of the Year 2017

  • Fahad Jamal Al Jaber
  • Jamila Suliman Khanji
  • Marwan Ibrahim
  • Mohamed El Awa
  • Muneera Al Saifi

Continuity and Resilience Service/Product of the Year 2017

  • IBM
  • Protiviti

Continuity and Resilience Team of the Year 2017

  • Amdocs
  • Tadawul

Continuity and Resilience Personality of the Year 2017

  • Khaled Altawily
  • Akshay Misra
  • Majed Al Joker

James McAlister FBCI, Chairman of the Business Continuity Institute, commented: “The depth of talent within the business continuity and resilience industry across the Middle East, and the fact that these awards are now so hotly contested, is extremely encouraging and shows how far the industry has come over the last few years. Just being on the shortlist is a testament to the skills and expertise of those who are on it, and these awards will be a great celebration of those who help make our organizations more resilient to the disruptions they face all the time.

All winners of a BCI Regional Award are automatically entered into the Global Awards. The BCI Middle East Awards consist of nine categories – eight of which are decided by a panel of industry experts with the winner of the Industry Personality Award being voted for by their peers.

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