On June 8 the Kazakhstan Chamber of Management Consultants “CMC Kazakhstan” and Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation announced criteria for selecting winners of Gabriel Al-Salem International Award for Excellence in Consulting in five nominations:

  • Consulting Project of the Year
  • Consultant of the Year
  • Significant Contribution to the Advancement of Management Consulting Profession
  • Consultants Without Borders
  • Most Dynamic National Organization of Management Consultants.


The Working Group discussed mission and principles of Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation and endorsed media plan and regional travel schedule to promote the Foundation and Gabriel Al-Salem International Award in the countries of Central Asia.

 On Gabriel’s birthday his friends and colleagues participated in a press-conference to announce the launching of International Award named after him. Speakers included Charlotte Ruhe, Director of EBRD’s TAM/BAS Regional Programme (London), EBRD BAS Programme directors from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, as well as representatives from Central Asian management consulting institutes. Viktoria Olskaia, Gabriel’s wife, spoke about her plan to create Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation.