The first Lifetime Achievement Award is intended to honor the highest level of achievement in Decision Aid by a business leader. The winner is Mohamed Frikha, President of business group Telnet in recognition of his outstanding contribution to promoting scientific research and industrial development
The second Lifetime Achievement Award is intended to recognize a researcher for his/her outstanding contribution and who has demonstrated significant impact in their respective fields. The winner is Professor Ali Ridha Mahjoub,Professor of Operations Research and Combinatorial Optimization at the Paris-Dauphine University, France and member of the LAMSADE laboratory CNRS. His research areas include the theory and applications of polyhedral approaches for solving large NP-hard combinatorial optimization problems, linear and integer programming, network design as well as complexity and graph theory. His publications have appeared in numerous leading journals and he serves as Associate Editor for the journal RAIRO-Operations Research.