Webinar: The Future of Procurement

Date: Thursday - 16 July 2020 I 1:00 PM (UAE Time)

The procurement function in organisations have undergone massive transformations over the past few months and businesses around the world are increasingly re-inventing themselves to navigate through the changing landscape with new agility. It is now, more than even, critical for organisations to optimize the procurement process to achieve efficiency gains that enable cost reductions and better punctuality, and think strategically about how they can be better prepared in the future.

This webinar session will provide you with a practical point of view on how to effectively leverage the new trends and innovations in procurement by critically analysing:
• What are the major challenges in procurement and how to overcome them?
• What are the key procurement trends to watch out for in 2021 and how can you be prepared for it?
• What is the future of procurement given the shifting paradigms?


Mohamed Habib
VP - Supply Chain Tabreed

Irina Albanese
Head of Continuous Improvement – MENA, DHL

With over 20 years of experience in airline and logistic industries and 15 of them with DHL across 3 continents Irina knows what it takes to keep things moving. Heading Continuous Improvement efforts in MENA region for the last 6 years she understands the unique challenges of the customers in Middle East.

Dr. Hamad Al-Kaabi
Head of Logistics, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College of Business (TAGUCB)

Dr. Hamad Alkaabi is the head of Logistics in Talal Abu Ghazleh University College of Business in Bahrain. Dr Hamad held a BS Degree in Aircraft Engineering Technology; MBA; and PhD in Logistics and Operations Management from Cardiff Business School, UK. He has more than 25 years of experience in logistics activities including: Procurement, Contract Management, and Maintenance.

Ali Sadeddin
Head of Procurement, AG Projects

Ali Sadeddin is a mechanical engineer who has been involved in the construction field for more than 22 years. Having more than 17 years of intensive exposure to procurement and operations in the construction sector, and facility management. Ali is serving as Head of Procurement at AG Projects, a group of companies that have diversified business including Auto trading, Taxi services, construction and facility management.

During his work at EFECO he has built the Procurement Department and set the required procedures and policies for procurement function that are aligned with the industry requirements. He has also set the standards and processes for supplier performance evaluation as per the procurement best practice.

During his work with EFECO, Ali has delivered more than 35 projects and contributed to the success of the following projects: Villas Communities, High Rise Commercial and Residential Buildings, Hotels, Airports and infrastructural works.

Rateb Al Jallad
Procurement and Supply Chain Expert
Former Head of Supply Chain, Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries

Usman Malik
Associate Director, Olio Consulting