Setting the standard for business continuity in the Middle East

  • 30 May 2016

At the Fleming 6th Annual Business Continuity and Emergency Response Forum in Abu Dhabi, the Business Continuity Institute presented its annual Middle East Awards to recognize the high standard of excellence demonstrated by business continuity and resilience professionals and organizations across the region.

The BCI Middle East Awards consist of nine categories – eight of which are decided by a panel of judges with the winner of the final category (Industry Personality of the Year) being voted for by their peers.

Reflecting the growing maturity of the industry in the Middle East, the quality of submissions received was exceptional. There can be only one winner in each of the categories however, and those were:

Continuity and Resilience Newcomer 
Pauline Kolset CBCI, Administration Manager, Risk Management at Jumeirah Group

Continuity and Resilience Consultant 
Tom Keegan FBCI, Enterprise Resilience Leader at Control Risks

Continuity and Resilience Professional (Private Sector) 
Abdullah Alrebdi AMBCI, Business Continuity Senior Analyst at the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

Continuity and Resilience Professional (Public Sector) 
Mahmoud Abu Farha MBCI, Head of Business Continuity Management at the Palestine Monetary Authority

Continuity and Resilience Team 
Roads and Transport Authority Crisis Management Team

Continuity and Resilience Provider (Service/Product) 
Deloitte and Touche, Resiliency and Continuity Services

Continuity and Resilience Innovation 
Estmrarya Academy ‘Learn and be more Resilient’

Most Effective Recovery 
Commercial International Bank - Egypt

Industry Personality 
Fatima Azeem AMBCI, Executive Officer in Business Continuity at the National Emergency Crisis & Disaster Management Authority

The BCI Middle East Awards are one of seven regional awards hosted by the BCI, which culminate in the annual Global Awards held in November during the Institute’s annual conference in London, England. All winners of a BCI Regional Award are automatically entered into the Global Awards.