CEO of Blue Ocean Academy honoured with CIPS Fellowship

CEO of Blue Ocean Academy honoured with CIPS Fellowship

Dr Sathya Menon, CEO of the Blue Ocean Academy, was recently recognised as the Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (FCIPS), the highest grade of CIPS membership. This esteemed CIPS qualification from the UK recognises individuals as procurement leaders. It honours an outstanding level of achievement in procurement and supply, along with the passion to advance the profession for public good.

The FCIPS certificate was awarded to Dr Menon by Sam Achampong, Regional Head and General Manager, CIPS, Middle East and North Africa (Mena). The fellowship stands testimony to his exceptional efforts for the development of the profession and for encouraging individuals to learn and implement the best practices in the industry. Dr Menon is also the recipient of fellowships from prestigious international bodies like the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), UK and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK.

With more than 25 years of experience (including consulting and training) in the field of logistics, supply chain management and purchasing, Dr Menon is a strong proponent of purchasing and supply chain management education, particularly in the Middle East. He is also a certified SAP consultant and holds an MBA and Doctorate in logistics and supply chain.

Dr Sathya Menon, who heads Blue Ocean Academy, has worked with various MNCs like Ericsson, Compaq, Haier and large conglomerates, such as Samtel and Al Futtaim, helping them to expand their supply chain operations. Currently, he guides an expert panel of consultants at Blue Ocean Academy to help businesses streamline their operations and become profitable even during these challenging times. He champions Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) efforts, which is the need of the hour and brings with him the expertise of industry knowledge across multiple domains.

Under his leadership, Blue Ocean Academy has experienced steady growth and has become a well-recognised brand in the training industry. “Learning is an ever-continuing process. Professionals must always be on a quest for knowledge if they believe in career advancement. As the world is changing at a fast pace, with new technology making headlines every minute, we need to ensure that we stay abreast of the changing trends in our industry,” said Dr Sathya Menon.


In an illustrious career spanning more than two decades, Dr Sathya Menon has received several awards which include:

  • • Top 100 Leaders in Education Award by Global Forum for Education and Learning (GFEL), Dubai, 2019
  • • CEO of the Year Award by the prestigious Middle East Training and Development Leadership Conference, Dubai, 2019
  • • Arjuna Award from Hindustan Art and Music Society for significant contribution in the field of social service around the world, Dubai, 2019
  • • Best Training Initiative in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Asia, Malaysia, 2018
  • • Outstanding Contribution to Global Learning, Dubai at the World HRD Congress, Dubai, 2018
  • • Global Training and Development Leadership Award, Mumbai, 2017