Dr Paul Davis, Head of the Management Group at DCU Business School has been awarded the 2015 International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management President’s Award.

This internationally prestigious award recognises Dr Davis’ major and extensive contribution to the development of the profession over many years.  He has led the IFPSM initiative to develop the Global Standard accreditation process and standard for education programmes at degree or equivalent level.  As Chair of the IFPSM Global Standard Board for 5 years, he has ensured that the standard has been developed, maintained its rigour and independence while ensuring that it remains relevant . Through Dr Davis’ leadership the IFPSM Global Standard is now accepted internationally as the benchmark against programmes within the procurement and supply management profession can be benchmarked against.

Dr Davis has not only offered his expertise but also his time on a purely voluntary basis over many years to the Global Standard project but also to the purchasing and supply management community globally. He has supported the association members of the Federation across the world particularly in Africa and Asia.

Mr Søren Vammen, IFPSM President, said that he was delighted that Dr Davis had been nominated to receive the award and he was thrilled to be in the position to recognise his professionalism and contribution to the profession.  Dr Davis commented, “I was delighted to receive this award.  It took me completely by surprise.  It is of course a great honour to receive the prize but it has only happened due to the great work and support of both past and present members of the Global Standards Board.”

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