fmME Awards 2017: Facilities Manager of the Year revealed
Khidmah’s Salam Ilayyan named Facilities Manager of the Year at the fmME Awards 2017
Khidmah’s Salam Ilayyan was named Facilities Manager of the Year at the fmME Awards 2017.
This award goes to the facilities manager that has shown initiative and innovation, delivered best practice on site, reduced costs, and worked as part of a successful operation.
Ilayyan was singled-out by the jury not only for “her technical expertise, but her management skills as well”.
One judge said Ilayyan “is a rising star to look out for”.
Graham Easton from Cofely Besix Facility Management was the Highly Commended facilities manager of the year.
Easton was recognised by the jury for “managing a very high profile client – and doing it very well”.
Other shortlisted nominations under the category included Geetha Shanmugam from Emrill Services, Hamad Hussain from Nitty Gritty Technical Services & Contracting, Karthik Vijayamani from Farnek Services, Simon Currie from Transguard's Integrated Facility Services, and Vipin Jolly from BK Gulf.
More than 100 nominations were received for the fmME Awards 2017, marking the event’s 10th anniversary.
Winners under 15 categories were rewarded during a gala ceremony hosted at Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah hotel in Dubai on Tuesday, 16 May, 2017.
The event was supported by Platinum Sponsor, MJB Group; Gold Sponsor, Khidmah; Silver Sponsors, Al Shirawi FM, Cofely Besix Facility Management, Farnek Services, and Macro; Category Sponsors, Adeeb Group, Bee'ah Tandeef, B.fm, Emrill, Grako, Imdaad, and Interserve; and Association Partner, Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA).