Saber Middle East CEO joins judging panel for Logistics Middle East Awards

05 April 2018 3 min. read

Saiid Saber, the CEO of Beirut-based operations and training consultancy Saber Middle East, has been appointed to the Judges Panel for the Logistics Middle East Awards 2018 to be held later this month in Dubai.

First presented in 2007 under its former Supply Chain & Transport Awards moniker, the more sharply focused Logistics Middle East Awards has since evolved to celebrate industry verticals rather than sectors, with individuals and companies being recognised for their contributions across a range of categories such as ‘Bespoke Logistics Project of the Year’, ‘Technology Implementation of the Year’ and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year’, along with awards for operators in the manufacturing, retail, pharmaceutical and FMCG supply chains.

Attracting dozens of nominations for local industry leaders across the categories, the annual Logistics Middle East Awards are a hotly contested affair, with its judging panel given a tough task in separating the contenders. This year’s assignment has fallen in part to Saiid Saber, the CEO of supply-chain training and consulting specialists Saber Middle East, who has been selected as a member of the 2018 judging panel alongside a small assembly of respected industry figures.

Saiid Saber, CEO Saber Middle East

As the CEO and Managing Partner for Saber Middle East, Saber has over 20 years of international experience spanning Brazil, USA, Europe, the Levant and GCC in areas such as business development and market entry, as well as in supply-chain, logistics and operations consulting. In addition to his professional career, Saber is an adjunct faculty member with the American University of Beirut, where he earned an MBA in Operations & Information Management.

Leveraging this experience, Saber Middle East, which was established in Beirut in 2010 with representative offices in Doha and Dubai, serves a diverse range of companies throughout the MENA region as a supply-chain advisory and development and training facilitator of courses and certification programmes – covering a broad range of capabilities such as supply chain management, sourcing and procurement, logistics, and warehousing and inventory operations.

Providing services to clients across a wide selection of industries, including the automotive, construction, healthcare, financial services, and oil & gas sectors, Saber Middle East can count international names such as Oxfam, Samsung, UPS, World Vision and the Chalhoub Group among its diverse set of clients – the latter recently having formed a partnership with Belgian firm Duval Union Consulting to launch a joint digitalisation consulting venture in the Middle East.

As a selected panellist, Saber will be kept busy in the lead-up to this year’s Logistics Middle East Awards gala ceremony hosted on the 17th of this month in Dubai, with shared responsibility for whittling down a short-list of finalists featuring a raft of big industry names such as FedEx Express, Hellmans Wordwide and DP World Global to determine the 2018 award winners.

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