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

Once the awards open in March 2021, you may nominate yourself, your team, a colleague or your organisation for one of the following categories.

26 September 2021

MEET THE JUDGES

AWARD CATEGORIES

1. People-focused CEO of the Year
2. HR / Learning & Development Team of the Year     
3. Best Wellbeing Programme    
4. Best Employee Engagement Initiative    
5. Best Learning & Development Programme 

6. Most Impactful Diversity & Inclusion Initiative   
7. Best Recruitment & Talent Management Strategy     

Andy Lancaster

Head of Learning, CIPD

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Judged by an independent panel of HR professionals and CIPD matter experts, the Awards provide you with the opportunity to benchmark your practices against international standards, identify areas of improvement and gain recognition for the great work you’re doing. Stay tuned for the 2021 judges!

Cheryl Thornton 

Head of People & Development, The Fred Hollows Foundation 

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John MacDonald

Former VP HR, Lamprell; Independent Consultant

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Nicholas Andriotis

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Executive Director - Human Resources, Ithra Dubai

Sarah Davis

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Head of Partnerships, CIPD Middle East

Mark Arneill

Senior Market Analyst, Towards Maturity

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CONTACT US

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

Charlotte Chedeville
Senior Project & Programme Manager
CIPD Middle East 

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

Saudi Aramco, EY MENA, Injazat and Axiom Telecom emerged as big winners of the 2020 awards. The ceremony, which was streamed live on YouTube,  was attended by over 200 people professionals and business leaders. Watch the recording above.

“The CIPD People awards were the perfect opportunity to recognise the exceptional achievements of my team. The credibility that comes from acknowledgement by the world's leading professional HR organisation of their efforts has engaged the team and refocused them on continuing to excel in their support of Axiom’s transformation journey. The Virtual Ceremony provided an opportunity for all the team to attend the event and it was an incredible way to end what has been a very challenging year.”

DOMINIC KEOGH PETERS, AXIOM TELECOM 

TESTIMONIALS

“It was my honour to represent the IPA in this year’s virtual ceremony. Even though the CIPD Middle East Awards were online this year, it was as captivating and engaging an experience as always.”

ABDULRAHMAN ALSHEAIL, INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (IPA), SAUDI ARABIA 


THE 2020 AWARDS AT A GLANCE

160 nominations
           received


37 finalists 
        selected

380+ registrations
                to the awards ceremony 

126,300+ social media
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10. Employer of Choice  
11. Outstanding CIPD Student of the Year 
12. People-focused Start-Up of the Year
13. Best Coaching & Mentoring Initiative