Ventures Middle East Consulting Manager awarded the 'Industry Personality of the Year' at the BCI Middle East Awards

Posted on 5th June 2014

AhmedVentures Middle East, the largest regional consulting firm in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Middle East North African (MENA) region, achieved yet another recognition when its Consulting Manager, Mr. Ahmed Riad Ali was recently presented with the 'Industry Personality of the Year' award at the prestigious Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Middle East Awards. The 2014 BCI Middle East Awards took place in Dubai as part of the first BCI Middle East Conference and Exhibition.

 The BCI Middle East Awards recognizes the outstanding contribution of business continuity professionals and organizations living in or operating in the Middle East and is committed to raising the profile of the business continuity profession and discipline in this region.

Industry Personality of the Year Award, decided by public vote, was open to BCI Members as well as non-Members across the Middle East Region. Votes were casted to display support for the two final shortlisted candidates. Majority of the votes went in favor of Mr. Ahmed Riad, Manager of the Risk Management & Compliance Advisory Services Division at Ventures Middle East.

Mr. Ahmed Riad said “It’s a truly amazing experience and I am sincerely humbled by this most prestigious Middle East award from the Business Continuity Institute. I hope to contribute more and more in the coming period in spreading awareness of Business Continuity in Middle East region.

He added, “I also thank Ventures Middle East for its constant support and encouragement to the BCM community in the Middle East. Ventures Middle East has performed numerous Business Continuity Management engagements for UAE government entities and has powerful insights and proven delivery in developing and implementing BCM frameworks. Also I would like to thank all the voters who supported me”.

About Ventures Middle East

Ventures Risk Management and Compliance (VRMC) is a diversified division of Ventures Middle East. VRMC division provides a full range of services related to risk management and compliance including consultancy and training with specialized expertise in business continuity management and information security management.

VRMC services keep your business anchored in the market through a practical, comprehensive and integrated business continuity management system. Its core objective is to offer end to end solutions for risk management, recovery measures and compliance based on ISO 22301 and National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) standards AE/HSC 7000:2012.

The core services offered by VRMC Services division include, Business Continuity Management, Crisis Management, Information Security Compliance, Consultancy and Assessment Services, Information Technology Management System, IT Disaster Recovery Consultancy and IT Risk Management Consultancy. For more information on our Risk Management and Compliance expertise, visit:

About the Business Continuity Institute

The BCI was established in 1994 to enable individual members to obtain guidance and support from fellow business continuity practitioners. The BCI currently has members in 100 countries active in approximately 2500 organizations in both private and public sectors. The wider role of the BCI is to promote the highest standards of professional competence and commercial ethics in the provision and maintenance of business continuity planning and services. The BCI is the world’s most eminent Business Continuity Management (BCM) institute and its name is instantly recognized as standing for best practice and a high level of professionalism.

About the Business Continuity Institute Middle East Awards

The BCI Awards were originally established to raise the profile of both the business continuity discipline and profession. The BCI Awards showcase the impressive achievements and talents of business continuity professionals and organizations worldwide and to demonstrate the value-add Business Continuity Practices and Processes can make to the sustainability, availability, and resilience of organizations working in any industry worldwide.

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