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About Blue Ocean Academy

Blue Ocean Academy is the largest knowledge empowerment enterprise in the Middle East with over 25 years of excellence and 25+ international awards to its glory. Awarded with the prestigious Dubai Quality Appreciation Award, Superbrands UAE and Great Place To Work®️ distinctions, Blue Ocean is ranked amongst the top organizations in the region. The academy operates in 16+ countries and has offered professional training services to over 130,000 professionals worldwide and to 1300+ corporates across various sectors, helping them achieve strategic goals.


Steered by the visionary leadership of the senior Management Group consisting of Chairman Mr Abdul Aziz, Group Vice Chairman Mr. Mohamed Al Ali and Group CEO Dr. Sathya Menon, the Blue Ocean brand has achieved an impeccable position in the education market and is now synonymous with integrity, passion and empowerment. Our sterling performance over the years has seen us win many prizes and accolades, in the last 5 years, as listed below:

Award Awarding Body Remarks
Superbrands -2022 and 2021 Superbrands First training Co in UAE to win this recognition
Best Workplace 2021 Great Place To Work Ranked in Top 20 places in Middle East
Logistics Consulting of the Year category – 2022 Logistics ME Awards Highly Commended Status
GMBF Business Excellence Award – 2022 GMBF Global Mahabiz, Dubai Group CEO honoured
Most Trusted Corporate Training Consultancy – 2021 MEA Markets UAE Business Awards  
Best Employee Engagement Initiative – Runner Up – 2021 CHSA Awards, Dubai  
Regional Top Performing Accredited Training Centre 2020 IATA, Canada  
Top 50 Organizations in Education – 2019 Global Forum for Education and Learning (GFEL), Dubai  
Excellence in Training and Development -2019 Middle East Training and Development Leadership Awards  
Top 100 Leaders in Education – Dr Sathya Menon – 2019 Global Forum for Education and Learning (GFEL), Dubai CEO felicitated as a visionary leader
CEO of the Year Award Dr. Sathya Menon – 2019 Middle East Training and Development Leadership Conference, Dubai  
Outstanding Contributor to Global Learning – 2018 World HRD Congress, Dubai  
Best Training Initiative in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Asia – 2018 Golden Globe Tigers Awards, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
Global Training and Development Leadership Award – 2017 World HR Congress in Mumbai, India  


  • Blue Ocean Academy
    Middle East’s largest knowledge empowerment enterprise having a 100,000+ global alumni community. The Academy is affiliated to top knowledge accreditation bodies from the UK and the USA – CIPS, CILT, APICS, ACI, IPSCMI and PMI etc. and offers major Certification programs for Procurement, Logistics & Supply Chain, Human Resources, Aviation, Quality Management, Project Management, Finance & Accounting etc. The Academy also has 80+ Customized Corporate training programs in English and Arabic.


  • Blue Ocean Consulting
    The consultancy wing provides value-added consulting services to businesses through business re-engineering processes. Subject-matter experts and consultants work collectively with Client teams to identify gaps and resolve operational challenges to improve overall business performance. Some of the successes of Blue Ocean include saving several thousands of dollars for a UAE-based bank, Cost Benefit Analysis validating the savings for a Large Retail business, high-end consultations which led to its client Thumbay Group securing the prestigious Dubai Quality Appreciation Award and a million dollar sign-making company saving thousands of dollars by reorganizing its warehousing and supply chain operations.


  • Blue Ocean Recruitment & Internships
    Blue Ocean is a strategic Placement Partner for corporates and growth- centric start-ups. The overall motive to support and empower individuals drives the organization to connect the right talent with the right organization. Recently, Blue Ocean has launched “Interns-Hub” for providing world-class internship opportunities to students of Hotel Management, Business Management & Aviation industry backgrounds.


  • Blue Ocean Conferences
    The events division designs and delivers high-profile industry and leadership Conferences, enabling empowerment and development of businesses, individuals and society as a whole. Recent success stories includea) 6th IPSC Conference 2021 –
    Blue Ocean has already conducted Six International Procurement and Supply Chain Conferences across multiple locations – Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh. The sixth Conference, attended by over 800 delegates, was held in November 2021 in Dubai, and saw UAE Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan as the Chief Guest.

    b) IHRC Conference 2022
    In June 2022 Blue Ocean hosted the International Human Resource Conference, drawing 400+ HR decision-makers to support and sustain the future of human capital development through technology and innovation. The Conference had a unique theme to connect the Metaverse with Human Resources

    c) BOWLD
    The Blue Ocean Women Leadership & Development is a signature all-women Conference, commemorating International Women’s Day, and has been held every year since 2020.


  1. d) Seminars & Webinars
    Blue Ocean frequently conducts industry-specific and leadership seminars and webinars which are often attended by participants who are culturally and professionally diverse. Both English and Arabic Webinars have been well received by almost all professional segments due to the contents provided and the quality of the speakers.

Brand Values

Blue Ocean’s values, together known as “SPIRIT” include – Service, Passion, Integrity, Respect, Innovation & Teamwork. With these core values driving our business, Blue Ocean manifests them in all its processes which ultimately result in product and service excellence. The positive feedback and the high rating we receive from our customers is ample testimony that we are in the right path. A full-fledged complaint management system has been set up and is being overseen by the Group Chairman himself. With an aggressive turnaround time of 24 hours for complaints resolution, we leave no stone unturned in our efforts to satisfy our customers and thereby enhance our brand’s commitment to providing the best value and experience. This theme is well captured in our unique logo in blue and red which signifies an individual aspiring for excellence. As a whole, Blue Ocean is committed to securing rewarding and inspiring experiences that meet or exceed the customers’ expectations and help them achieve their objective of knowledge and empowerment.


Things You Didn’t Know About Blue Ocean

  • Our name is derived from the Blue Ocean Strategy where we create our own markets
  • Blue Ocean is almost 25 years old.
  • Blue Ocean operates in 12 countries across GCC, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
  • Blue Ocean has a 100,000+ worldwide alumni community.
  • Blue Ocean is one of the ‘Best Workplaces in the UAE’.
  • The Academy has the largest chain of supply chain professionals in the Middle East .
  • Blue Ocean has produced 10 Distinction holders (country toppers) in the IATA Exams.
  • Blue Ocean provides a unique Internship Programme for its students at Sharjah International Airport.
  • Blue Ocean is the only training and development institution with Superbrands UAE and Great Place to Work Awards.
  • Blue Ocean has received 3000+ Google reviews and maintains a score of 4.7/5.
  • Blue Ocean Toast Masters Club is one of the popular community clubs in Dubai.
  • Training and Consultation support are offered in both English and Arabic languages.
  • Blue Ocean now operates in the Indian Sub-Continent also
  • Blue Ocean has recently established a branch in Riyadh, KSA
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