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2017 New Product Awards Categories Judging Committee

CHAIR:

Ahmad Al HaiAhmad Al Hai, Senior Analyst, Oil & Gas
Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

As someone who has participated in the Stevie Awards for several years, Ahmad is delighted to be Chair of the 2017 Judging Committee for the New Product/Product Management Awards.  His advise to everyone is: “Let Everybody Know How Successful You Are…”

COMMITTEE:

Ahmed Mohamed Al NaqbiAhmed Mohamed Al Naqbi, IT Solution Analyst/Developer
Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd,  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
      
Ahmed Al Naqbi is a freelance programmer. He started programming before graduation from high school in 2004. He has developed a number of solutions while at university.  One of them was with Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in 2009. After graduation from university he worked for United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) for two years. He worked primarily on developing new academic solutions and refining the existing solutions. He then got the opportunity and a new challenge to work for the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd. (ADCO), one of the most famous companies in the United Arab Emirates.  

Mahesh EnjetiMahesh Enjeti, Managing Director
SAI Marketing Counsel Pty Ltd, Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia  

Mahesh is a seasoned strategist, brand builder, and marketing educator.  He has worked with global brands across diverse sectors in India and Australia.  Mahesh is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Marketing Institute, and a Member of the UK Marketing Society. His writings have appeared in leading marketing publications in Australia, the UK, and USA.

Dr. Moussa HabibDr. Moussa Habib, Under-Secretary General, Professional Development and Scientific Affairs  
Jordan Engineers Association, Amman, Jordan

Dr. Habib holds the position of Undersecretary General, Professional Development and Scientific Affairs at Jordan Engineers Association since 2014. He was the Assistant Director General Chief Capacity Management Officer at the Istishari Hospital in Amman, Jordan from 2010 till 2014. He was Acting Dean of engineering, Director of the Nanotechnology Program and associate Professor of Electronics at Princess Sumaya University. He worked as a technical consultant to a number of engineering firms in the area of Speech, Imaging, IT and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Habib published over 100 publications and articles in peer reviewed Journals and international conferences. He was the Vice President of the IEEE Jordan Chapter from 2011-2013. Dr. Habib was the Chair and the Co-chair for a number of International Conferences in the area of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He is actively involved in a number of community service committees including Rakhaa’ Noble Invest, ELO (English Language Olympics), JEA Consulting Committee, and more.He holds M.A.SC and Ph.D. in Medical Electronics from Dalhousie University, Canada. He is a senior member of IEEE and is awarded the rank of Consultant Engineer in Biomedical Engineering by JEA.

Alison Higgins-MillerAlison Higgins-Miller, CEO
Lightray Insights Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Alison Higgins-Miller created Lightray Insights Pty Ltd, in October 2016, as the global sales arm for Excellence4U and their Lightray subsidiaries. With more than 20 years executive management experience, Higgins-Miller is responsible for building revenue.
 

Eddie HuiEddie Hui, CEO
IT emaos, Hong Kong, China  
    
Eddie comes with 36 years professional experience in Management, Business Development, Sales, Marketing and Support in the industry. He has been a professional consultant and executive leadership coach for more than 8 years. Currently, he provides CEO coaching service towards CEO’s around the globe via IT emAos – an IT executive management Advisory on success consulting and training company headquartered in Hong Kong with global clientele.

Arvind KumarArvind Kumar, ERP Solution Architect-Business Strategy
Derex Technologies, Portland, Oregon, USA

Senior ERP Solution Architect & IT Manager- 20 years of Experience in Implementing SAP & IT Projects across the globe, project execution & control, planning, vendor and client management & new system implementation. Pioneer in analysis, design, development, testing & implementation of customized ERP (SAP) solutions for new implementations and upgrades. Experienced in delivering complex solutions in various IT SAP projects using expert level skills He is PMP, SAP OTC and HANA certified. In 2014-2015, Arvind Kumar developed a complex solution to transfer ‘Third party order processing’ to ‘Statistical third party order processing’ in ERP, his solutions acclaimed lots of kudos and awards. He is Masters in ‘Systems’ and Bachelors in ‘Electronics’.

Raj MasinaRaj Masina, Vice President, Engineering & Operations
Polar Power Inc, Gardena, California, USA

Raj Masina currently serves as the Vice President of Engineering & Operations at Polar Power Inc, an industry leader in providing DC power systems to a wire variety of applications including Telecommunications, Military, Renewable Energy, Marine, Electric Cars etc. Raj joined Polar in 2009, and has since been tasked with increasing the operational efficiency of the organization. Under his leadership, Polar has grown from a small company to a multinational company growing at a rate of more than 200 % year to year. Raj was instrumental in revitalizing Polar, by incorporating a highly effective ERP system that handles accounting, purchasing, inventory control, customer relationship management and vendor performance. He has also played a key role in business development and establishing strategic partnerships with companies overseas, helping Polar build a strong and stable supply chain as required to address industry needs. Recently, Raj helped the company go public on NASDAQ successfully listed and trading actively. Prior to Polar, Raj was the Engineering Manager for Applied Photonics Worldwide, a company that is involved in Nanotechnology and Bio-Imaging equipment and was a Supply Chain Manager at Intenational Game Technology.

Wessam Massoud, Program Delivery Manager
Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Center, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Leah MiddlebrookLeah Middlebrook, VP Market Development-International Payments
FIS, Dallas, Texas, USA      

Leah Middlebrook began her career at Dun & Bradstreet as an analyst and has worked in the Fintech industry for over twenty years. Leah came to FIS in 2003 and has held numerous leadership roles in product marketing, pre-sales management and sales. In 2016, she moved to the Payments division supporting the international regions as VP Market Development. In 2016, Leah graduated with a Master’s Degree in National Security and Phi Kappa Phi academic honors. Leah is on the Alumni Board of Directors of Northwestern State University and member of the Junior League of Dallas.

Rajesh Kumar MudiakalRajesh Kumar Mudiakal, Senior Consultant
Ernst & Young Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Senior SAP Project Manager with around 20 years with experience of managing many complex SAP transformation projects. He is PMP, Prince2, ITIL Certified and presented many papers in International conferences. He holds Masters degree from Bristol University and Executive certification in Strategy Consulting from Columbia Business School.

Sean ShahrokhiSean Shahrokhi, Senior Technical Project Manager
Verve, San Diego, California

Sean is a business leader that loves to give back to the community. With an extensive background in project and product management his passion for business and technology have helped play a vital role in his success as a business leader and as an active member of the technology community.

Julian StubbsJulian Stubbs, Senior Lecturer (retired)
The University of Greenwich, London,  United Kingdom

Before teaching at the University of Greenwich Business School I worked for many years at BT, latterly at senior levels in Marketing, Strategy, New Business Development. I now act as a private senior consultant and mentor.
 

Bartosz WitorzencBartosz Witorzeńć, Head of SME Business and Sales Development Division   
mBank SA, Lodz, Poland      

Bartosz Witorzeńć is the Head of Transaction and Activisation SME Business Department in mBank. He has been working in mBanks' Retail and SME banking since 2008.