By Robeel Haq
As momentum continues to build for this year’s Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATA), we have finalised the details of our judging panel for 2011, which has never been stronger
As momentum continues to build for this year’s Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATA), we have finalised the details of our judging panel for 2011, which has never been stronger.
So, who will be selecting the winners for the biggest and most celebrated awards function in Middle East logistics? Issa Baluch, president of the National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) and author of the recently-published book ‘Transport Logistics: The Wheel of Commerce’, will return for the fifth consecutive year, alongside Salma Hareb (CEO of Economic Zones World), Alex Borg (regional director of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport – CILT) and Sebastian Thomas (projects director at ZAFCO).
We’ve also introduced new blood into the panel, with participation from four of the most prominent names in the industry. Shashi Shekhar, founder of the Supply Chain and Logistics Group (SCLG) will be making his debut this year, in addition to Nigel Moore, managing director of Logistics Executive in the Middle East and Africa. In response to market feedback, we have also introduced judges from outside of the UAE, with the remaining two positions being filled by Warith Kharusi, chairman of Oman Logistics Association, and Syed Mustafa, CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Almajdouie World Logistics.
The standard of nominations for the SCATAs has progressively increased on a yearly basis, so the panel will have a difficult task ahead picking the winners. If you would like to place a nomination in one or more of the categories – and we have 16 to choose from – now is the time to start thinking about your entries. Perhaps you have dealt with a 3PL that deserve praise or you work for an express logistics firm that has excelled over the past year. Whatever the reason, this year’s nomination deadline is 11th May 2011 and entries are already being welcomed online, via the arabiansupplychain.com website. We have provided a step-by-step guide to the process in this issue of Logistics Middle East, together with profiles of the judges and information on each category.
Robeel Haq, is the senior group editor of Logistics Middle East.