ProcureCon Indirect 2018

17 - 18 April, 2018

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen

+ 44 (0) 207 368 9465


About our Speakers


Alisa Bornstein
Global Indirect Procurement Director
Millicom Group

Alisa is a procurement leader with significant experience in operational start-ups, green-field opportunities and transformations.  She has exceptional track record of leading teams in multicultural, complex and fast moving environments, modernizing Indirect Procurement and bringing in new, lean and efficient solutions to the business. Alisa leads today Millicom Group’ Indirect Procurement globally, with focus on emerging markets of Africa and Latin America. 

Martin Goldstein
Head of Procurement
River Island

2018 Speakers

Gunnar Tvilling
System Manager, Procurement
Copenhagen Airports A/S
Procurement systems and process Specialist in CPH. During the last 3 years responsible for defining and implementing the new Source2Order system combining 5 existing systems into one seamless solution. Gunnar has worked in CPH since 2009 with 18 years of experience within procurement starting with Procure-to-Pay (PtP) solutions and expanding to the entire Source2Pay area.
Mette Villebro Sievers
CPO, Head of Procurement
Copenhagen Airports A/S
Mett is the Head of Category Management, Contract Management and the Operational Procurement Group. She has worked in CPH since 2011. Responsible for defining and executing pipeline of annual savings targets as well as identifying needs for data quality improvements in procurement systems. Mette has more than 25 years of experience in worldwide procurement and sourcing of raw materials and processing them through a vast network of suppliers.
Mike Lunt
Senior Sales Director Technology
Mike has over 30 years’ experience of the European business applications marketplace. Following 17 years at Oracle, he joined GEP in 2017 to lead the Technology Sales team in Europe, and is focused on increasing GEP’s market share by working closely with customers to understand their business requirements and providing S2P solutions which meet their targets.
Stephan Regius
Category Manager Professional Services
Prior to joining Swarovski more than three years ago, Stephan worked in the Chemical Industry for 7 years as well as in the Financial Industry for 1, mainly in the field of Indirect Procurement. At Swarovski Stephan, together with his team, manages the global Procurement of Consulting & HR Services, Logistics Services, IT (Software, Hardware and Services), Travel and Office Supplies. Stephan currently mainly focuses on Performance Improvement for the indirect spend categories for the Swarovski Group as well as optimization of the Procurement system landscape.
Sarah Pollmann
Material Group Manager for Travel & Office Services
Sarah joined Swarovski in 2011 where she is mainly responsible for the global procurement of travel services and office supplies. In addition, Sarah has taken over several global projects within Indirect Procurement, supporting the business in relevant sourcing activities. Before joining Swarovski, Sarah worked in the tourism industry as a hotel contractor and area manager for different tour operator and gained some experience in the sport industry.
Michelle has recently joined KPN, a market-leading ICT and telecommunications firm in the Netherlands as their Chief Procurement Officer where her role will focus on increasing the value procurement brings to KPN.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Julian Herbert
Vice President
Everest Group
Julian Herbert, Vice President, provides leadership to the ongoing development of Everest Group’s data-centric capabilities and products for our subscription and custom research. Additionally, he is the lead for the firm’s benchmarking offerings in Europe and actively interacts in the marketplace maintaining strong relationships with key research analysts and clients. Prior to joining Everest Group, Julian, a business research and analyst with 25 years’ experience across various industry sectors including wireless communications, telco, construction and fixed assets, worked in the Middle East running a business that tracked large construction, infrastructure and oil and gas projects. His early career was spent as a market analyst tracking developments in the mobile phone markets of Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North America. He has spoken at and moderated dozens of conferences across the world including Mobile World Congress, Broadband World Forum, and Arabian World Construction Summit. He has worked in leadership roles at business publishing groups Informa Plc (Telecoms and Media) and Top Right Group (MEED Projects). He is an accredited civil and commercial mediator with ADR Group, a UK-based international alternative dispute resolution network. He is a graduate of Oxford University and has post-graduate qualifications from The Open University and Humberside Business School.
Diederik Banken
BCD Travel
Diederik Banken started at BCD Travel (previously TQ3 Travel Solutions) in 2002 as Head of the Account Management department. In 2004, Diederik joined the Executive Committee. He became Vice President Commercial for the Netherlands in 2010 and later took over the responsibility for the commercial team in Belgium and Luxemburg. His previous professional experience consists of numerous operational and commercial roles in the IT sector. In January 2017, he was appointed Vice President Sales EMEA.
Nick Dewey
Director, Global Sales – EMEA
BCD Travel
As Director, Strategic Sales EMEA, Nick is responsible for driving new business growth across the EMEA region at BCD Travel. Based in the UK, Nick works closely with prospective clients to build strong and genuine working relationships with a focus on addressing client and company needs across diverse stakeholder groups. Nick places great emphasis on meaningful discovery sessions that help uncover new opportunities to further enhance his client’s travel programmes, and to identify new savings opportunities. With a focus on partnership, Nick is committed to helping his clients make the most from their travel investment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bo Dungal
Head of Procurement Innovation
Danske Bank Group
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.
Gareth Mawdesley
Head of Procurement
NFU Mutual
Gareth heads up Procurement at NFU Mutual Insurance, where the recent focus has been on driving greater value from the supply chain, mitigating operational risk (including Information Security and Data Protection) and rolling out a company wide supplier management programme
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.
Graham Crawshaw
Global Services Director
Graham has overall responsibility for the quality of CASME’s RoundTable and Virtual RoundTable programme, with over 175 events delivered per year. He is also a leading facilitator and procurement analyst and develops benchmarking activities covering a broad range of procurement categories and practices. Prior to joining CASME he spent 25 years working in procurement for the music industry within an operational and marketing environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gavin Long
Head of Indirect Procurement
Carnival UK
Gavin has over 18 years experience in senior procurement roles initially in the financial services sector. He is currently leading the Indirect Procurement function for Carnival UK, more commonly known as P&O and Cunard Cruise lines. He enjoys the diversity that the Indirect categories bring and at Carnival this is no exception. As well as being responsible for the typically office based Indirects such as Marketing, HR, Facilities & Professional Services, his role extends to I.T for both Ship and Shore, On board Retail, and supporting the Entertainments team. Gavin explains " One minute I could be discussing the on site Catering contract at our Head office, the next I am helping to licence a West End show for a new ship!" Carnival UK is part of Carnival Corporation plc, the largest cruise company in the world with more than 10 Cruise brands worldwide and a market share of over 50%.
Robert Turner
Head of Procurement Operations
John Lewis Partnership
Rob is currently Head of Procurement Operations for the John Lewis Partnership where GNFR (indirect) spend is £1.5bn. His role spans sourcing, governance & assurance (incl CSR), analytics and retail consumables supply. His focus on developing aligned objectives, performance management culture and ensuring the growth of talent, people and teams has been a key factor in injecting energy and pace into sedentary teams to support strong delivery. Prior to John Lewis, Rob was CPO at Tarmac and has held a number of consulting roles with Diageo, Babcock and the U.K. Cabinet Office focussed on delivering organisational effectiveness.
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.
Philippa Green
Head of Third Party Relationship Management
Sue Williams
QPM Hostage Negotiator
As a Scotland Yard detective Sue was the most senior ranking officer in charge of both the Kidnap and the Hostage Crisis Negotiation Units, a post she held for seven years. She was the strategic negotiation advisor as part of the UK Governments response to kidnap and the overseas detention of British subjects. Many of these cases evolved in the media spotlight whilst others were resolved covertly, all demanded careful innovative negotiation plans, the use of intermediaries and good communication to all stakeholders including the perpetrators. Sue qualified both in the UK and in the USA with the FBI as an accredited Hostage Negotiator 26 years ago, since that time she has contributed to the successful resolution of hundreds of kidnaps, hostage situations on land and the high seas. More recently she has undertaken cyber negotiations as a tactic for combating extortion. Sue was awarded the Queen's Police Medal; in the Queens Birthday Honours in 2003, this was in recognition of her commitment to the fields of kidnap, negotiation and saving of life. Due to her extensive expertise in these areas she is currently called upon to assist and advise many foreign governments, high profile families and companies experiencing similar crimes in action. She is a visiting lecturer at the University of Harvard USA, where she works with the international aid sector. Sue is also a visiting lecturer at the Said Business School, University of Oxford.
Nick Reason
Senior Vice President, Non Technology Procurement
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Matthias Muller
Procurement Director
United Internet
Sjoukje Wynia
Head of Procurement
Jeroen Wennink
VP Group Procurement
Experienced executive in supply chain, purchasing & operations for high tech products and services on a worldwide basis. Worked within an industry known for excellence in procurement and purchasing strategy execution. Leading, building and developing high performing teams in a global and matrix managed environment. Highly customer focused, building long term relationships. Strong passion to embrace, defend and drive culture transformation.
Kevin Will
Executive Director, Strategic Sourcing
Warner Bros
Ella Ehlinger
Assistant Vice President, Senior Procurement Specialist
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Richard Beaumont
Managing Director
Dan Jenkins
Global Technology Procurement Lead
Peter Smith
Managing Director
Spend Matters
Anton Shibanov
Contract Management Department Director Procurement Management Block
Anton was a Program leader of the Global MTS Procurement transformation across all categories and MTS Subsidiaries. As a result, a centralized Procurement category management approach had been implemented with effectively automated operational process. At present moment, Anton is leading Contract management function and several key projects.
Bruno S. Khan
Senior Director, Consulting
Bruno has 10 years of Procurement / Management consulting experience and 5 years of industry experience delivering global complex projects. His functional expertise includes post-merger logistics integration/optimization, design for sourcing/manufacturing, manufacturing strategy, supply chain (SC) network rationalization, SC business intelligence, Lean Six Sigma in engineering/manufacturing environments, opportunity assessments, market intelligence, analytics, value chain mapping, SRM, Contract Management organizational design. His category expertise includes Professional Services (Consulting, Legal), Chemicals, Logistics, Facilities, Packaging. Prior to GEP, he worked 5 years at A.T. Kearney in London and Dubai, where he led projects across various industries in W. Europe / N. America / Nigeria / Saudi Arabia / UAE, including strategy, due diligence, implementation, supply chain post-merger integration, logistics optimization and network rationalization. He also supported Business Development efforts and talent growth, working with partner schools. He has 3 degrees: LBS MBA ’08, Georgia Tech MS Mech. Eng ’01, Arts et Métiers ParisTech MS ’00. He holds 4 US patents and speaks French / Spanish (bilingual), German / Italian (professional).
John Schifano
Director, Global Accounts, Global Commercial Payments
American Express
Slagjana Nikolikj-Nikolovska
Head of Procurement Macedonia
Bülent Onat
Software Procurement Manager
Cath Hill
Group Director
Dmitry Bondarev
Cognitive Procurement Category Lead
Vodafone Group
Richard Dutton
Duncan Brock
Group Customer Relationship Director
Duncan is a member of the key leadership team of CIPS, with responsibility for corporate revenues in Europe & the US, plus P&L responsibility for our MENA and Africa regions. Duncan leads a UK based team that focuses on building long and successful relationships with our corporate and public sector customers, providing them with products and services that help them develop and improve their procurement and supply chain capabilities. He also has teams in MENA and Africa offices who are growing CIPS membership, extending the number of people studying for CIPS qualifications and growing corporate revenues.
Sam Broster
Managing Director