ProcureCon Indirect 2018

April 17-April 18, 2018

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen

+ 44 (0) 207 368 9465


About our Speakers

Kevin Will
Kevin Will
Executive Director, Strategic Sourcing
Warner Bros
Jeroen Wennink
Jeroen Wennink
VP Group Procurement
Alpar Kamber
Alpar Kamber
Executive Vice President
WNS - Denali

Alpar Kamber is Executive Vice President at WNS and the BU Leader for Procurement Services. He was the Founder and CEO of Denali Sourcing Services, a next-generation procurement services provider that enables procurement organizations to influence more spend and execute more effectively and efficiently. In January 2017, WNS, a global business process management leader, acquired Denali Sourcing Services. Prior to joining Denali, Alpar held management positions at Ariba, FreeMarkets, Diamond Technology Partners and E&Y. Alpar leads WNS clients in building scalable sourcing programs and operationalizing their procurement function that drive consistency, repeatable outcomes, and bottom-line value across the organization. Alpar’s expertise is in procurement value chain, organizational design, change management and global program execution. Alpar Kamber was named a 2011 Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

2018 Speakers

Kimberley Warren
Global Procurement Director
Kimberley is currently the Global Procurement Director for HSBC, with over 24 years of diverse and successful experience in the IT and Banking industries.
Fabienne Lesbros
Fabienne Lesbros
Chief Procurement Officer
The co-operative

Fabienne is currently the Chief Procurement Office at the Co-Operative Group, with a total annual spend of £2.2 bn. She has a keen interest and focus on contributing to the bottom line through implementing game-changing ideas and controlling costs through procurement. Fabienne is also very involved in the digital transformation of the procurement function, and has driven cultural change throughout the organization in a variety of areas.

Eavan O’Halloran
Director of Group Procurement
Eavan is currently the Director of Procurement at Primark, with oversight of the global procurement of all goods and services for Primark across eleven countries. She is currently involved in a full procurement transformation programme, and has a keen interest in digitalization throughout procurement.
Jesus Sancho Cubino
Jesus Sancho Cubino
Head of Indirect Procurement
Jesus is currently Head of Procurement for Indirect for Carrefour, and oversees procurement of all marketing, digital, media and services across the group. Jesus has a particular expertise within managing clients, suppliers and projects. He is innovation orientated and is a key part of the digital transformation across procurement within the group.
Jean Latty
Group Head of Indirect Procurement
Jean is currently the Group Head of Indirect Procurement at Generali, leading the transformation towards a group procurement shared services organisational model. He is also responsible for the management of the group global external expenditure. Jean has been able to deliver sustainable transformation with exceptional bottom-line results.
Zoltan Jerebak
Head of Procurement, Central Europe
Zoltan is currently Head of Procurement for Central Europe for Tesco. His key responsibilities include the development and deployment of the transformation roadmap for procurement in central Europe. Zoltan focuses on delivering “greater value” to the business by creating supplier partnerships within and across markets to maximize value.
Tom Lewers
Head of Global Supply Chain
Royal London
Tom is currently the Head of Group Supply Chain for Royal London, focused on leading the group procurement transformation into a best-in-class sourcing and strategic supplier management capability. Tom excels at driving bottom-line sustainable results, and has previously won CIPS awards for procurement transformation leadership.
Robert Smith
Software Category Director
Nordea Bank
Robert is currently Software Category Director for Nordea Bank, and is directly responsible for all software purchasing within Nordea Group, having been involved in some of the largest software deals in the Nordics. Robert has had 10 years experience of building teams and departments from the bottom up.
Valerio Dal Monte
Valerio Dal Monte
Vice President Procurement
Valerio is currently the VP Procurement for Alitalia, responsible for procurement of all categories including fleet, fuel, catering and on-board services. With a completely centralised procurement function, Valerio has oversight of a large team and managing budgets of up to €3bn. His key focuses have been around transformation of people, processes and systems in order to be a real business partner able to generate value for the company.
Paolo Baldo
Paolo Baldo
Deputy CPO

As Deputy CPO for the MTS Group, Paolo is currently responsible for procurement strategy and planning. His key interest lies specifically in defining, developing and executing vendor strategies and relationship activities, procurement planning activities and the implementation of new eProcurement tools and procedures.

Alex Drew
Alex Drew
Head of Procurement - Indirect
Cathay Pacific
As Head of Procurement at Cathay Pacific, Alex is accountable for all sourcing, supply-chain and supplier management activities across the group relating to indirect spend. The scope of his team includes a diverse range of categories such as technology, finance, legal, property and construction, outsourcing, HR, consulting, digital marketing and transport to name just a few. His remit includes not only traditional sourcing, but also the transformation of the team into a trusted and valued business partner function. He is a passionate believer in the continuous evolution of the procurement profession.
Gareth Mawdesley
Gareth Mawdesley
Head of Procurement
NFU Mutual
Gareth currently heads up procurement at NFU Mutual, where he is establishing a strategy to develop a clear procurement team strategy. In his role, he is directly responsible for ensuring spend is under control, and delivering savings to the business. He also understands the importance of how to manage suppliers effectively and ensures this is at the forefront of his team’s processes and strategy.
Robert Semethy
Erste Group Bank
Robert is currently Chief Procurement Officer for Erste Group Bank, with full P&L responsibility operating in Central and Eastern Europe. Robert manages an external spend of over €1bn. He arrived to the role to an under-performing, disorganized and demoralized team under siege by hostile customers looking to reintegrate procurement back into the various banks in the group, and turned this around.
David Loseby
David Loseby
Group Procurement Director

David provides direction as the CPO to the centre led team and develops a strategy and approach across Mainland Europe & UK (14 countries) for both Direct/Indirect and Capital expenditure. In his role, he ensures collaboration between Arriva entities and Deutsche Bahn, Arriva's owner to maximise synergy opportunities and deliver local enterprise benefits within the supply chain. He also coordinates and leads the training and development of the function, including resources taken from the business and retraining them from their current line/professional roles.

Pedro Barata
Pedro Barata
Head of Cognitive Procurement
Pedro is currently Head of Cognitive Procurement within Vodafone. This is a newly created area within Vodafone’s procurement function. Pedro aims to implement a cognitive procurement strategy across the group and drive forward Vodafone’s vision of a digitally driven company.
Graham Crowley
Head of Indirect Procurement
Musgrave Group
Graham is currently the Head of Indirect Procurement at Musgrave Group.
Hayley Austin
Hayley Austin
Head of Category

Hayley heads up category management, including indirect spend, where she is directly responsible for developing the global category strategies. Recently, she has focused on implementing global strategic category management with regional expertise to deliver financial and efficiency improvements. She drives to create and maintain strong partnerships with the ability to influence stakeholders to proactively contribute to good practice development, setting fact based and achievable targets to deliver against these.

Michael Pearson
Michael Pearson
Group Head of Procurement
Aspen Group
Michael is responsible for procurement across the entire Aspen insurance and re-insurance group globally, including setting the strategy and leading a centre of excellence and advises the business on best supplier management practice. As procurement is a newly formed function at Aspen, Michael spent his first year in the role recruiting a global team, implementing a contract management system, deploying spend analysis tools, and most importantly, engaging with the business to demonstrate the value of professional procurement.
Roger Davies
Group Head of Procurement
Marks and Spencer
Roger is currently the Group Head of Procurement at Marks and Spencer. His leadership has transformed a low spend, transactional procurement team with limited influence into a strategic procurement organisation that prioritises high value solutions for high spend suppliers and projects, that has a full mandate throughout the organisation. Roger is currently leading the transformation to full end to end procurement across M&S.
Marcel Dinu
VP Vendor Management and Procurement
Marcel is currently VP Vendor Management and Procurement for SES, responsible for leading the global procurement team to develop and implement strategies for the best-in-class purchasing for 150+ facilities in over 20 countries.
Robert Turner
Head of Procurement
John Lewis Partnership
Robert is currently Head of Procurement for the John Lewis Partnership, managing a large team and a spend of £1.5bn. His focus of developing a strong performance management culture, and ensuring the growth of talent, people and teams have all meant a strong record of delivery across procurement categories.
Marie-Louise Christiansen
Marie-Louise Christiansen
VP Professional Services
Danske Bank
Marie-Louise is currently the VP Professional Services for Danske Bank, heading the category spend for consultancy, legal, marketing, communication, travel, meetings + events and HR. Her team of 14 are based across Denmark and Lithuania. Marie-Lousie’s key interests and strengths lie in creating new processes where procurement can get a foothold in the organisation and develop better working relationships with stakeholders.
Bo Dungal
Bo Dungal
Head of Procurement Transformation
Dankse Capital
Bo is directly responsible for all procurement for the Banking Category for Danske Bank, with a large focus on Disruption, and FinTECHs. He heads up spend for Financial Infrastructure, Payments, MobilePay & MobileLife Sunday, Market Data and Credit Data. He leads a pioneering strategy for customer engagement, and has a keen interest in the best use of the customer relationship to generate revenue for your business.
Nicolas Passaquin
Nicolas Passaquin
VP Global Head of Professional Sourcing
Thomson Reuters
Nicolas Passaquin is a global executive with twenty years of hands-on international experience in sourcing & procurement, successful in building high-performance teams and having led several restructuring efforts focused at maximizing the return on investment in supply chain and procurement resources. 
Nicolas worked in Paris, London, Singapore and couple of cities in Switzerland in hospitality, airline, baby food and nutrition sectors before joining Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.
In his current position, he is leading a large multicultural team of Sourcing professional spread across 22 locations in Asia Pacific, Latin America and Emea. His responsibilities include leading the strategic sourcing team in those regions, the Global Travel category team and the Sourcing Shared Services Centres (which he designed and set up).
Sjoukje Wynia
Head of Procurement
Gavin Long
Head of Indirect Procurement
Carnival UK
Gavin is currently Head of Indirect Procurement for Carnival UK, with direct responsibility for team management, budgets, cost control and a multi-million pound spend. He has achieved over £7mil of savings in his current role, and has a track record of the development and implementation of new and innovative ways to reduce cost and improve service.
Maria Madrid Rodenas
Maria Madrid Rodenas
Vice President Global Procurement
NH Hotels

Maria is currently VP Global Procurement for the NH Hotels Group, directly responsible for the strategic sourcing and purchasing of all the international contracts for 401 properties in 24 countries. She is a risk manager in all aspects of the corporate property and casualty programs of NH in Europe and America, ensuring proper protection of corporate assets of more than €1.9 billion.

Antti Suorsa
Antti Suorsa
Head of Procurement
Telia Company
Antti is currently the Head of Procurement Strategic Transformation and Analytics for Telia Company, and is an experienced new generation procurement leader. Antti has a clear focus on the effective management of external resources and relationships to ensure they are performing optimally. He has a strong record of accomplishment in process development, team management and strategy creation and execution.
Claire Costello
Claire Costello
Senior Director Procurement
Claire is currently Head of Procurement for Asda, covering all indirect categories. She leads a team of 27 to deliver the strategy and to develop their capabilities to become an industry-leading team. Claire puts a high premium on providing support in negotiation, tendor and supplier management in a collaborative manner with key stakeholders and has a strong history of leading strong teams delivering a high quality service.
Alisa Bornstein
Alisa Bornstein
Global Indirect Procurement Director

Alisa leads Millicom Group’s indirect procurement, with global accountability for strategy design and execution. She has a keen focus on delivering notable bottom-line impact, with strategic and operational expertise. 

Malgorzata Debska
Malgorzata Debska
Global Procurement, Regional Category Lead
Deutsche Bank
Malgorzata is currently Regional Category Lead for Deutsche Bank’s global procurement function, with over ten years senior procurement experience. She has had outstanding accomplishments in strategic sourcing and cost reduction initiatives across diverse indirect categories. Malgorzata is a result-orientated and energetic leader who is focused on improving teams and experienced in working across mixed cultures.
Philippa Green
Philippa Green
Head of Third Party Relationship Management
Kaushik Yathindra
Kaushik Yathindra
Procurement Analyst
As Head of Procurement Analytics in HSBC, Kaushik is currently focused on category innovation and development of effective strategies across top spend categories in the indirect space with a strong motto of bench-marking annual commodity spend with external market conditions. His strong foundation in Market Research and developing procurement Intelligence for Fortune 500 Indirect Category Managers has helped him in implementing several projects in the field of Resourcing, Travel, IT, Consulting, Marketing, IFM and CRE.
Daniel Serrano
Group Procurement Manager – Indirects
Nathan Minkley
Indirect Procurement Lead
Walgreens Boots Alliance (Retail)
Nathan is currently the Head of Indirect Procurement for Walgreens Boots Alliance. He is focused on delivering results through excellent project management and negotiation. Nathan has excelled in relationship management, communication and influencing clients and internal stakeholders.
Slagjana Nikolikj-Nikolovska
Head of Procurement Macedonia
Roger Gonourie
Head of Global Sourcing
Swiss Re
Roger is currently Head of Global Sourcing at Swiss Re, with full P&L responsibility for 100+ teams and operating a budget of $25mil+. He has delivered multiple procurement, supply chain and asset maintenance transformation programmes with a focus on cost reduction with savings in excess of $30mil per annum. Roger’s recent achievements have included supporting the business with key growth strategies, leveraging procurement capabilities for mergers and acquisitions, as well as new product development.
Piotr  Juskiewicz
Piotr Juskiewicz
Head of Services and Procurement
Piotr is currently the Head of Services & Procurement Department at DNB Bank Poland with full responsibility for the following areas: facility management, physical security, outsourcing, procurement and vendor management and real estate management. He has 10+ years of professional experience in international financial services. He has delivered with successful results 200+ different procurement projects, very often conducting significant cost or process reduction in area of FM and IT. He has also had opportunity to implement several different change management processes in areas of: transformation of processes and functions, building and creating a team, categorization of spend and vendor assessment. Piotr has graduated Warsaw School of Economics and Kozminski University (Finance & Banking, Procurement Management, Strategic Management). Piotr is also a full member of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (MCIPS).
Florian Eineder
Florian Eineder
Head of Global Category Management
Florian leads global category management at GFK. Currently, Florian is in charge of implementing the company’s global 2020 procurement strategy, strategic sourcing and supply chain management. His specialty includes using procurement as an enabler and developing teams into business partners to stakeholders in order to drive corporate strategies and promote business goals. Florian’s latest achievement was the implementation and roll out of a strategic global category management framework in GFK.
Matthias Muller
Procurement Director
United Internet
Irena Shimanskay
Global Category Director
Irena is currently a Global Category Director at VimpleCom, and is responsible for all strategic sourcing and tactical procurement activities to support the development of both procurement strategies and the achievement of savings targets.
Zsolt Szeker
Global Head of Indirect Procurement
Zsolt heads up indirect procurement globally for Nokia – he is responsible for €4bnindirect material and services spend, as well as the companies indirect Procure to Pay system for 110+ country operations of with a team of c130. Zsolt is also Nokia’s Procurement Integration Leader for the €14bn Alcatel-Lucent acquisition and is responsible for procurement synergy savings, procurement operations integration, transformation and fast and effective ways to maximise synergy savings and organisational effectiveness.
Sue Williams
Former Police Hostage Negotiator
Margaret Gibson
Margaret Gibson
Strategic Procurement Lead
Standard Life

Margaret leads both the Strategic Procurement and Central Procurement Functions where she sets the procurement direction for the Standard Life group. In her vision for the procurement strategy, Margaret focuses on procurement transformation, leading strategic sourcing programmes and outsourcing and offshoring initiatives - BPO, ITO and Infrastructure, and driving effective third party partner governance and oversight.