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Tejari Announces 2014 Real World Sourcing Scholarship Winners

Series top scorers awarded 10,000AED toward procurement based training

ME NewsWire

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, December 14th 2014

After the success of their Dubai 2013 Real World Sourcing series, Strategic sourcing company Tejari, together with CIPS MENA launched the 2014 series of expert briefings in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi this year. The series tailored exclusively for mid to senior-level procurement executives offers a programme of eight expert briefings focused on real world, practical experience delivered by purchasing and supply chain expert Guy Allen, and Peter Smith, Managing Director of Spend Matters UK/Europe.

In conjunction with the series, Tejari offered participants the chance to win the 2014 Real World Sourcing Scholarship for use towards procurement specific training. To qualify for the scholarship, participants were asked to complete online certifications following each briefing, this reinforcing Tejari’s efforts to support education in the region. The top ten scorers across the series gathered over two days alongside Tejari and CIPS MENA representatives at The Kempinski, The Palm for the Dubai briefings and The St. Regis Saddiyat Island for the Abu Dhabi set of briefings to hear the winners of the 10,000AED scholarship fund.

After a close finish, Ali Saddedin, Senior Procurement Manager at Emirates Falcon Electromechanical Company was named 2014 Dubai Real World Sourcing Scholarship winner and was presented with the cheque of 10,000AED. The winner said “I would like to thank Tejari for this great opportunity. It was a good challenge and based on my belief in personal development and continuous learning, I am delighted to have won the Real World Sourcing Scholarship” The Abu Dhabi winner of the 2014 Real World Sourcing Series was announced last night and went to Jonathan Tungu of EC Harris, Jonathan said “I am very excited to have won the Real World Sourcing scholarship for 2014. The series provides a wonderful opportunity for procurement professionals to learn, benchmark practises against industry leaders and to network among peers. Through the series, Tejari has again demonstrated its leadership role in working with all industry stakeholders to provide sustainable sourcing solutions”.

The Real World Sourcing series will be back next year this time with the following topics:

Dubai 2015

Preparing for Disruptive Change

New approaches to negotiation

Quick wins for the new procurement leader

The Supplier Performance Management Relationship Management Continuum

Abu Dhabi 2015

Risk Management in the Supply Chain

Evaluating Bids and Tenders

Taking on a New Category

Leading a Procurement Function, Your First 100 Days

To keep up to date with news and information on the series you can visit the Tejari blog at

About Tejari

Supply management executives are now, more than ever, under pressure to deliver more savings, develop and manage strategic supplier relationships, accelerate procurement cycles, and maintain process excellence. Confronted with these diverse yet consistent challenges, CPOs and sourcing professionals must seek tailored solutions that deliver rapid ROI to their business.

Tejari is a jointly owned venture by BravoSolution and Istithmar World. The company operates as an integral part of the network of BravoSolution worldwide subsidiaries with exclusive focus on Middle East and North Africa. It’s growing team of over 40 professionals across Dubai and Abu Dhabi provide effective support to a rising portfolio of local clients as well as multi-national organizations operating in the region.

Tejari further strengthens BravoSolution’s global leadership in supply management creating a Group: Serving over 600 clients, software suite used by 60,000 procurement professionals in 60 countries, over 600 professionals from 40 countries, speaking 42 languages and 18 offices located in 12 countries across 3 continents.


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