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Judges Alumni

Stephen McCallion

Global Head of marketing Communications at TAQA, former Global Head of Corporate identity Communications , SHELL

Globally experienced marketing communications, corporate brand/ branding professional with strong technical & leadership skills. Strategist with ability to develop internal & external networks, achieve buy-in from senior stakeholders, gain C-suite support and deliver-with-excellence. Well- honed decision-making skills. Collaborative. Keep-it-simple approach.

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Stephen McCallion

Stephen McCallion

Global Head of marketing Communications at TAQA, former Global Head of Corporate identity Communications , SHELL

Andrew Flowers

Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Microsoft & Nokia

Andrew is a content strategist and producer with in-house experience from the likes of Microsoft, Nokia, Ericsson and nASDAQ OMX. In the past few years Andrew has mainly been focused on producing online videos and TV advertisements for smartphones, yet his broad career also spans financial communication, consumer PR and B2B copywriting.

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Andrew Flowers

Andrew Flowers

Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Microsoft & Nokia

James Stevenson

Founder And Managing Director Of Bletchley Group Digital Consultant of Marks And Spencer, UK

James helped businesses create, transform and grow their digital presence, products and teams using strategy, marketing, product and technology. Working for global brands, offering a range of digital services from e-commerce, to online brand protection, digital business strategies and online marketing, helping clients understand new busi- ness practices, new consumer behaviour, and new digital technologies available.

His Clients include: Guardian News and Media, Selfridges & Co, Bacardi, News Interna- tional, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Grey Goose Vodka Hilton Hotels.

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James Stevenson

James Stevenson

Founder And Managing Director Of Bletchley Group Digital Consultant of Marks And Spencer, UK

Martin Kirke

Non-Executive Director and Coach, Advisory Board Chairman at PushFar.

Martin has held international HR director roles with Dow Chemical, Ericsson, Serco and BP including vice President resource management for Ericsson based in Stockholm and HR Director Operations Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific for the BP Group. Martin has experience of running a business as a General Manager and has also led major change and transformation programmes.

Martin was the lead in HR at Transport for London for the 2012 Olympics after which he decided to focus on non-executive director and consultancy work. His clients include the Cabinet Office, UK (Cabinet Office supports the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, and ensures the effective running of government) and healthcare charity ‘Action for Change’ where he is also a non-executive director.

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Martin Kirke

Martin Kirke

Non-Executive Director and Coach, Advisory Board Chairman at PushFar.

Tony Coll

Media & Communication Consultant, former BBC Journalist

Tony Coll is one of the UK’s most experienced media and presentation coaches and trainers. A former BBC TV and BBC Radio reporter and producer, he has worked for many years with senior figures from companies and organisations of all sizes; politicians; national and local government officers; health service and utility managers; pressure group spokespeople; charity workers; chief police and fire officers. He worked at cabinet level with the late Veronica Crichton, former director of communications at the Labour Party, in media training several UK government ministers.
Tony’s training can be delivered in the form of personal coaching or consultancy, in groups or as part of wider emergency response training. It covers effective emergency communication with newspapers, radio, TV and social media as well as addressing live audiences.

Tony Coll is an Oxford law graduate who began his career as a newspaper reporter in North East London and Sheffield.  He moved on to the BBC World Service, BBC Radio One ‘Newsbeat’, BBC and commercial local radio and BBC regional TV in Manchester and London.  He has interviewed cabinet ministers and other public figures; researched, produced, reported and presented news and current affairs programmes, from hard news, sequence programmes and “built” documentaries, through live political discussions and phone-ins, to lighter features, celebrity profiles and vox pops.

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Tony Coll

Tony Coll

Media & Communication Consultant, former BBC Journalist

Simon Nicholson

Social Media Manager, Honda Motor Europe Ltd
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Simon Nicholson

Simon Nicholson

Social Media Manager, Honda Motor Europe Ltd

Omar Rostom

Consumer Engagement and Media Manager Near East, North Africa, Levant, & Emerging Asia, Microsoft
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Omar Rostom

Omar Rostom

Consumer Engagement and Media Manager Near East, North Africa, Levant, & Emerging Asia, Microsoft

Christophe Ginisty

President 2013 , International Public Relations Association, Former Digital Evangelist for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Edelman

International public relations expert and a digital guru with more than 20 years of experience.
- Deputy Managing Director of Edelman EMEA, European Technology – Digital evangelist (2011-2012), fouunder and Managing Director Rumeur Publique (1988, 2011).
- President of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) for 2013.
- Founder of NGO ‘Internet sans Frontières’ (Internet without Borders) in 2007 then WebDiversity in 2011.
- Published author of Allons, enfants de l'Internet! (Publisher: Diateino, 2010).
- Creator of the "ReputationWar" international conference (2013).
- Professor of Lobbying & Influence at INSEEC (since 2010).

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Christophe Ginisty

Christophe Ginisty

President 2013 , International Public Relations Association, Former Digital Evangelist for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Edelman

Hannu Koikkalainen

Head of Digital Planning, Microsoft, Finland
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Hannu Koikkalainen

Hannu Koikkalainen

Head of Digital Planning, Microsoft, Finland

Guy Perry

Managing Director, Gulf Media Experts, UAE

Guy has 30 years’ experience in international BBC TV news, corporate communications and media consultancy. Now based in the UAE since 2006, he founded and ran for 10 years a successful media training and consultancy firm in London, Greenwich Village PR, working with blue chip clients such as KPMG, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), L’Oreal (Paris) and the Crown Estate.
In 2006, as adviser to the spokesman of the Asian Games Doha, he led the official response to the media onslaught following the death of a competitor.
Guy has worked for many international news organisations such as BBC TV, BBC World Service Radio, International Television News (ITN), Reuters, EuroNews and Channel 4 News.

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Guy Perry

Guy Perry

Managing Director, Gulf Media Experts, UAE

HR BRILLIANCE AWARDS

WINNERS 2016

HR Brilliance Winners 2016

We are delighted and honoured to host the 2nd annual HR Brilliance Awards, which was presented by Tom Griffin, Behavioural Strategist from Extraordinary People.

BOC Awards Team would like to join our distinguished panel of judges in congratulating winners with their fantastic achievements. It’s the hard work, innovative thinking and dedication which makes them stand out, help businesses grow and prosper.

We sincerely hope this award will encourage our winners to further scale up their works and look forward to hear of their new success stories.

Once again, Congratulations to all the 2016 winners

HR Brilliance Awards 2016 Judges

Martin Kirke

Non-Executive Director and Coach, Advisory Board Chairman at PushFar.

Martin has held international HR director roles with Dow Chemical, Ericsson, Serco and BP including vice President resource management for Ericsson based in Stockholm and HR Director Operations Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific for the BP Group. Martin has experience of running a business as a General Manager and has also led major change and transformation programmes.

Martin was the lead in HR at Transport for London for the 2012 Olympics after which he decided to focus on non-executive director and consultancy work. His clients include the Cabinet Office, UK (Cabinet Office supports the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, and ensures the effective running of government) and healthcare charity ‘Action for Change’ where he is also a non-executive director.

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Martin Kirke

Martin Kirke

Non-Executive Director and Coach, Advisory Board Chairman at PushFar.

Alan Whitford

Managing Partner, Abtech Partnership

Alan is a strategy consultant for Recruitment Challenges, Talent Acquisition, Candidate Experience, Employment Brand and Social Media. He works with corporate recruitment and talent management teams as well as recruitment agencies and RPO businesses  to ensure that their technology and processes align to deliver the right candidates in a timely and cost-effective manner.

He is one of the thought leaders in developing the online recruitment industry for end users, recruiters and candidates across Europe and has recently been active in creating workshops and training programmes for line managers on the use of new recruitment processes and technology and the emerging trends of social media. He is passionate about ensuring the company brand is improved with a great employment and recruitment experience for all constituents;  the candidate, the hiring manager and the HR community.

Alan can be found as a frequent chairman and participant in European conference programmes, with over 200 appearances. He has been published in a number of on-line and off-line media covering technical and strategic HR and Recruitment issues, including the XPertHR Guide to Candidate Attraction

 

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Alan Whitford

Alan Whitford

Managing Partner, Abtech Partnership

Sean Penistone

Senior Director, Organisational Development - Astellas Pharma EMEA

Sean will be presenting his Case Study: Building and Embedding an Astellas approach to Change Management at the EMEA HR Summit in November 2016.

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Sean Penistone

Sean Penistone

Senior Director, Organisational Development - Astellas Pharma EMEA

Tim Highet

GE Crotonville Regional Director Europe, Russia CIS, MENA Customer Leadership Education

Tim will be speaking at the EMEA HR Summit 2016.

Join this event to hear his session, 'Driving continuous evolution in EMEA through Integrated Talent Management and Leadership Development'

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Tim Highet

Tim Highet

GE Crotonville Regional Director Europe, Russia CIS, MENA Customer Leadership Education

Nina Olatoke

VP Human Resources, EMEA - BDP International
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Nina Olatoke

Nina Olatoke

VP Human Resources, EMEA - BDP International

Mohamed Mesbah

Head of HR - The American President Lines

Well-seasoned, strategic, proactive, international HR professional who will be a catalyst for inspiring a collaboratively driven performance culture that engages all members of the workplace community in implementing new age, innovative, integrated people management solutions that will drive business success,

An HR generalist, with strengths in people-driven growth, leadership, and organisational transformation and development that are aligned to strategic business objectives. Highly achievement driven, through commitment, teamwork, entrepreneurship, ethics and integrity, aspiring to perform and deliver at the highest level of quality and global standards, and world-class professionalism and Mobile.

Mohamed Mesbah is brings more than sixteen years of experience in HR, training, coaching, and consulting, leader in HR in the area of empowerment, organisational structure and development, his reputation as an expert on work and organisations is based on his successful academic and professional career.

Regional Responsibilities included different countries, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Libya, Sudan, UAE, Turkey and Singapore, Responsible for the transformation program in Saudi Arabia/Bahrain and the overall country HR strategy and achieving the Saudization program, Leads and executes regional development and training projects and programs in Turkey, Libya and Sudan, Engaged in the Global HR system and the productivity matrix projects with The Global HR team in Singapore

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Mohamed Mesbah

Mohamed Mesbah

Head of HR - The American President Lines

Category: Brilliance in Employee Engagement

Brilliance Award Winner: Deutsche Telekom Services Europe GmbH

Campaign: Tandem

The impact of an aging society presents new challenges to corporate HR policy in the future. It is therefore necessary to develop innovative working time models that cater for family, private life, and professional work of the employees. At the same time, ensuring the specialist expertise of the older generation and the loyalty of employees is becoming more and more important. Deutsche Telekom has reacted to this transformation of the labor market in a preventive manner and initiated the Tandem project

Tandem supports Deutsche Telekom in its objective of gaining the loyalty of highly qualified specialists, engaging and developing them further, while preserving the existing knowledge base.

Judges Comments:
“This is a really innovative project designed to make the best use of demographics & maintain skills & knowledge within an aging population. Deutsche Telekom are to be commanded on tackling this issue in an innovative and pro-active manner”

“The objectives were clear and delivered outstanding outcomes. The execution of the strategy was well thought through and generated strong ROI”

Category: Brilliance in Innovative use of Technology

Brilliance Award Winner: Al Jazeera Media Network

Campaign: AJ+ Recruitment & Engagement

The main objective was to stand out from the crowd and create a truly unique approach to grab the attention through innovative engagement campaigns, while using internal talent and technology.

This project was a pure success due to placing of the existing employees in the very heart of the recruitment initiative; the employees showed great solidarity to each other as well as to the AJ+ Brand. The performance from the staff produced some outstanding results.

Judges Comments:
“... a clear objective and a truly innovative strategy“

“This is a very good initiative, utilising video technology t recruit new team in a different culture & company...“

Category: Brilliance in Recruitment and Retention

Brilliance Award Winner: Liverpool Football Club

Campaign : New Main Stand Recruitment Project

This has been a brilliant and innovative campaign by LFC’s Recruitment Team. Targeted with filling 1166 new Match Day roles due to the expansion work, LFC successfully achieved this figure and surpassed it prior to the first game, coming in on agreed budget.

Delivering Hospitality for 8,000 and hosting nearly 54,000 fans for each match, the Match Day Staff numbers, motivation and service philosophy are critical to the success of LFC’s fans overall Match Day Experience.

The recruitment drive was the biggest in the Club’s history.

And they totally nailed it!

Judges Comments:
“Liverpool Football Club exceeded the goals in all ways:
Brilliant integration of their recruitment campaign with local population and friends/family of existing employees achieved 30% of the required applications – and led to a much reduced staff turnover year on year
Outstanding utilisation of a wide range of local promotional avenues
Super integration of the Club Values in all aspects of attraction, selection and onboarding new employees
Excellent use of video testimonials by employees, as well as stressing the history and family ethos of LFC
Innovative use of ‘cook offs’ to select chefs for specific hospitality suite roles
Overall, I applaud LFC for utilising a wide range of candidate attraction and interaction activities, exceeding its targets for both candidate applies as well as exceeding its hiring targets”

Category: HR Team of the Year

Brilliance Award Winner: Çelebi Havacılık Holding INC. ( Celebi Aviation Holding)

Campaign: Global ERP Project / Employee Engagement & Satisfaction

A perfect workplace is a trusting working environment where each team member does their best in collaboration with their colleagues, as a team and as a family, achieving their organizational targets and providing engagement.

With a new motto “One Goal, One Team, One Company “ Celebi’s HR Team has successfully managed huge task of enhancing HR function as well as its impact on the rest of the business; Propelling their efficiency as well as adding significant value to other departments.

Category: HR Director of the Year

Brilliance Award Winner: Nupur Singh Mallick

Judges were looking to recognise an individual among the HR community who has demonstrated nothing but excellence in their profession and acted as an inspiration for the people around them.

Nupur Singh Mallick, HR Director at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is an inspirational leader, with qualities that makes her a role model for all the aspiring women in the business. She is an individual with tremendous business focus, who possesses great integrity and truly cares about the people. Nupur has established herself well in her career handling different roles in HR, with a strong objective of “whatever role we play should have an impact to the business and its growth”.

What do colleagues say:
“In the IT industry, employees are a fundamental asset for any company, which is evident in TCS’ strong talent base. Our talented teams have always provided the highest quality of services to our customers, who for two years have ranked us consecutively No 1 in Customer Satisfaction in a study done by Independent analyst (Whitelane). This ranking is a testimony to Nupur’s ongoing efforts in integrating teams in culturally diverse set-ups, driving operational excellence, retaining and developing talent” – Shankar Narayanan, Country Head UK&I

“Nupur Mallik i a true professional with an innovative HR approach in one of the most challenging ‘people’ industries where knowledge workers make up the workforce “

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