We are happy to announce that Malaysia Airlines' Procurement Department won the Procurement Team Award at the Procurement Leaders Asia Pacific Awards 2016. The award was presented on the 3 November 2016 during the gala ceremony at Westin, Singapore.
This is the most esteemed awards in the region, which celebrates procurement excellence, and our Group Procurement team have successfully beat out other renowned multinational corporations such as Bugaboo, Dr Reddy's Laboratories, Mondel?z International, Health Promotion Board, and Axiata.
On hand to receive the award was Head of Group Procurement, Christina Ooi along with Procurement colleagues, Jayakumar Thurairajah, Nazril Mohd Najib and Norliza Mohammed Nasir.
Our Procurement Team's Reaction
As one would imagine, this accolade means a lot to our Group Procurement team - it's unprecedented to be recognised in the procurement industry across the Asia Pacific region. When Malaysia Airlines name was announced, it was an electrifying moment for the team.
This is our war story of how this modest team has adapted fast to changes to continuously contribute positively to our business results. The time is now to inculcate the belief that procurement is indeed an awesome profession; one which can play an integral role in MAB's leadership journey, and to make a significant difference to the bottom line. The call for a high performing procurement team to create and manage value becomes more intense as MAB continues to chart its course in this transformation quest. We call ourselves the "1 #ProcurementIsAwesome Team".
About Procurement Team Award
This category recognises the team that has worked together to achieve a significant goal. The team will have demonstrated initiative, creativity, and drive to be a positive force for change and improvement in their business. Judges will be looking for teams with a broad mix of skills, personalities and backgrounds which have worked together to drive world-class performance in procurement.