Organised independently by the CIPD, the CIPD Middle East People Awards recognise individuals, teams and organisations for their outstanding achievements in people management and development. Enter the most credible people management awards in the Middle East.

By experts on the world of work

for experts in the world of work

Nominate yourself, your team, a colleague or your organisation for one or more of the following categories.

Awards Gala Dinner: 5 December 2024, Dubai

AWARD CATEGORIES

1. Best Wellbeing Programme
2. People Team of the Year   
3. Best Nationalisation Initiative   
4. Best Employee Engagement Initiative    
5. Best Learning & Development Initiative 

6. Most Impactful Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative   
7. Best Talent Management Strategy     
8. Rising Star of the People Profession     
9. Best Digital Innovation/AI Initiative in HR/L&D 
10. Employer of Year 
11. Best Change Management Initiative 

CONTACT US

For more information on the Awards or sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Eleni Anastasova
Communities and Market Operations Manager

CIPD

events@cipd.ae
+971 (0)4 275 6900 
www.cipd.org/ae

stc Group, Bupa Arabia, Emirates Group, Tabreed and ADNOC emerged winners of the 2023 awards. The ceremony, which took place in Dubai was attended by over 200 people professionals and business leaders. Watch the recording above.


The Awards gala dinner at a glance

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Some past Awards recipients  

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Nominations are open. Submit by 20 September 2024

  

Emma Davies

Founder 

Mike Elgin

Partner, Head of Human Capital 

Jabin Thomas

Head of Human Resources - Multiple Brands

Sara Hussein

Head of Learning, Skills, OD and D&I 

ENGIE

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Mohammed Alwaibari

CHRO - Abdullah Al Othaim Fashion 

Imran Ahmad 

Group CHRO

Jashanmal National Company LLC

Amro Al Sa'adat

Head of Organisational Development

Gulf International Bank

Khaled S. Fathi 

Managing Director

Mario Bastoni 

Front Talent

Roujin Ghamsari 

Founder & CEO

Leica Geosystems

ED - People & Development

Department of Finance Abu Dhabi

Kevin Vaz 

HR Director - Emerging EMEA

MappdHR

12. Outstanding CIPD Student of the Year

Rakan Brahedni  

Tech Futurist & Innovation

Strategist

Cheryl Thornton 

Co - Deputy Chair

Australian Institute of Company Directors

Hassan Trad  

Manager - L&D

Finance House 

Gareth Powel 

Group CHRO

FAB

Dr Adrian Waite 

Head of Talent, Leadership & Organisation Effectiveness

Boehringer Ingelheim

CEO & Co - Founder

Rythmik

Imad Ghazzawi 

Radha Bharj 

HR Thought Leader & People Experience Expert

Tim Williams 

Group Head of People, Strategy & Culture 

Red Sea Global

Eiman Al Hammadi

SVP - Human Capital & Organisation Effectiveness

ADNOC Group

Dr Alia Al Serkal

Jo Kearney 

Julia Powell

Head of People, Learning & Growth 

VP - Group Leadership & Learning 

Manager, Talent Management Section 

Head of International Academy & Global Learning Design 

DU

Majid Al Futtaim 

TDRA

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Khalid Khadim

Landmark Group

Dr Allen Baby

Talent Strategy & Thought Leader 

Kevin Haslam

CGO

FBS - MENA 

Evolve People Network 

Lunate 

Meet The JudgesS

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