31 March - 01 April, 2020
Hotel Palace, Berlin
Jan Fokke Van Den Bosch is responsible for the global procurement department at HSBC, a role he has held since March 2016, overseeing a team of 800 onshore and 600 offshore. Jan’s career started when he was managing director of a start-up joint venture between ING Bank and Plantijn, a large group of printing companies. The start-up was a service centre for graphic design. After the introduction of the Apple Mackintosh, the venture was stopped and he continued to work with ING as a freelancer, revamping graphic companies in their bad-loan portfolio. Together with the ING CPO, Jan set up a consulting firm specialising in procurement and supply chain. He left as partner in 2000, joining A.T. Kearney’s operations practice. In 2011, he joined ING Bank as their global CPO and global head of CRE and facilities management.
Chief Procurement Data & Analytics Officer
Marco applies more than 20 years of experience as a procurement practitioner and project manager and is responsible for the global procurement data, analytics and cognitive strategy and implementation. Marco joined IBM in South Africa before moving to the UK in 1999, to join the procurement organisation. Prior to working with IBM, Marco held positions in the IT and Insurance sectors. He has a degree in finance and auditing and has a PMP (Project Management Professional) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is a PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner).
Managing Director – Head of Global Sourcing
Phil is responsible for the sourcing function across Barclay’s globally, managing a team of 140 and an $8 billion spend. He is currently managing projects around Agile, ensuring Barclay’s deliver sourcing in an Agile method and work in “pods” to be more responsive to the business’ changing demands and utilise his teams diverse skillset.
Head of Global Sourcing
Head of Procurement
Amelle is a highly-experienced Head of Procurement with a team of 14 procurement professionals covering Indirect purchasing, total FM, energy and projects works nationally. She is currently working on several major projects including digitalisation of procurement processes. Her biggest career success is working her way up from receptionist to Procurement head, demonstrating that motivated people from all backgrounds can make it with the right amount of determination, talent and leadership - something she has promoted passionately in her company. She sees increased supply chain early engagement and collaboration as the biggest opportunity in Procurement to deliver more value within the business.
Lloyd’s of London
Tony has been Chief Procurement Officer at Society of Lloyd's since November 2016, with the focus on creating a Group Procurement Centre of Expertise. Tony is responsible for all aspects of global procurement and has over 25 years of experience in the Financial Service sector and prior to joining Lloyd’s had held senior roles with a number of financial services firms that include Willis Towers Watson, Accenture, JLT Group and most recently Close Brothers. Since joining Lloyd’s his team have been shortlisted for the World Procurement Awards and recently named “Most Improved Procurement Operation” at the CIPS European Awards 2018.
Head of Global Procurement Operations
Frenchie is responsible for transforming the delivery of frictionless and scalable outsourced shared services solutions and technology across the S2P lifecycle. She is an experienced Sourcing/Procurement Executive with deep knowledge and expertise in delivering large, outsourced, scalable shared service Customer Focused Operations. Frenchie created the global outsourced service model for Sourcing and Category Management at Microsoft, managing over 8,000 sourcing events resulting in over $400M in savings.
Global Procurement Executive
Fulden is currently leading Allianz global procurement transformation program for 400 procurement professionals in 30 countries. Her biggest career success is changing sourcing rule book in monopolistic markets and she sees the biggest opportunity in procurement as customer centric models and digital processes. Fulden will be hosting our Women in Procurement Breakfast where she will be addressing industry challenges including building diverse and inclusive teams in a fast pace changing world.
Global VP Procurement
Jayesh Joshi is Global Vice President for BT, leading teams across over 30 countries and has held leadership roles (including Chief Procurement Officer, European Managing Director) across multiple industries. Previously, he was Regional Procurement Director for Johnson & Johnson, across Asia-Pacific and prior to this, he was Managing Director for Zon Associates, UK, an award-winning transformation consultancy, holding contracts with leading private and public sector clients including Capita, Barclays, Vodafone, Leicester City, Oldham Council/Mouchel and Stoke City. Jayesh has led several commercial transformation programmes which have been widely reported in TV & Press.
Jayesh believes Procurement can be a force for good, and builds enabling functions that seek to expand beyond traditional deliverables. He has a genuine passion for talent development and has created Training and Development schemes in several roles, acts as a mentor to young entrepreneurs and speaks to graduates about procurement as a profession. He helped create an ecosystem in Asia for ‘Enable’, a charitable foundation that makes 3D printed hands for people who are missing fingers through accidents or birth defects. He is also the founder & ex-chair of the APAC CPO Forum, a best practice / networking group for senior procurement professionals from numerous industries including banking, manufacturing, oil & gas, healthcare, luxury goods and technology. Jayesh is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, and a Chartered Board Director.
Director Indirect Procurement
Head of Procurement
Martin is Head of Purchasing at International Omni-channel Retailer River Island. His biggest successes in his career are the Procurement team at River Island being seen as a ‘Partner of Choice’ in a non-mandated environment to such an extent that when Procurement was mandated in the past year it was largely irrelevant, Responsibility for the build and fit out of an International Corporate HQ at Pentland, winning The British Council of Offices Award as the best new offices in Britain , Assuming a Procurement Management role at Toys R US with virtually no procurement experience and turning around the broken function to deliver success for the brand in its heyday, Remaining relevant after over 30 years as a senior procurement practitioner. He sees the biggest opportunity for the procurement industry as becoming ever more vital in delivering increased value whilst mitigating Supply Chain Risk to ensure the continuity of supply.
Strategic Sourcing Lead EMEA & LatAm
Vaishali is the Strategic Sourcing Lead for EMEA, Latin America, and the IT Category Globally, with a team of 14 across 5 different countries. She has been at Google for over 7 years and was previously with Cisco Systems in San Jose, CA. She also leads the Women@Google chapter in Dublin, which focuses on empowering women and supporting them to achieve successful and fulfilling careers at Google.
Partner & Senior Manager CSR Procurement
John Lewis Partnership
Todd sits within Group Procurement at John Lewis Partnership which covers procurement across John Lewis and Waitrose. Todd is part of the Procurement Operations division and his role covers Corporate Social Responsibility across the business. His biggest career success is changing the attitude of procurement people to realise every decision has an impact on human rights and the environment in which we operate. Todd sees the biggest opportunity for procurement is to influence, challenge and educate our suppliers and their suppliers on how they can actively improve the lives of workers in the supply chain and the environment we all live in.
Greater European Region Strategic Sourcing Director & International Supplier Diversity
Currently, Megan looks across the indirect services/procurement supply chain working with the different verticals (sales & marketing, HR, travel, IT, Logistics, product engineering services etc) working with her team on implementing global strategies locally and driving local strategies. She also manages the International Supplier Diversity Program outside of the US, to ensure Intel are working with an inclusive supply chain. With this initiative, Intel are at and have achieved increasing their spend with women owned and diverse businesses at both the tier 1 and 2 levels and developing a pipeline of inclusive sourcing opportunities. Megan is a board member of the WeConnect International, along with the Chair & Director of the European WeConnect Advisory board and co-chairs the WISE Young Women’s Board. She works closely with schools and universities ensuring STEM is promoted to girls. Megan’s passion is to promote the education of Women and girls especially around the STEM subjects.
Head of Sourcing & Procurement EMEA
Zurich Insurance Company
Jaime is a global strategic sourcing leader with extensive experience in direct and indirect sourcing and operation procurement. He has worked across telecoms, energy and is now in insurance leading projects cross-geography whilst managing teams across Europe and Latin America.
Managing Director Group Procurement
Vice President Procurement Europe & MEA
Christophe has the responsibility for Direct and Indirect materials, a portfolio of more than 1.5 Billion spend across EMEA. Prior joining the Procurement function, Christophe held different supply chain and business functions within Ecolab and over the past 4 years, he drove the transformation of Procurement towards strategic sourcing with the creation of Focused Centers of Expertise. More recently with the deployment of the Procurement Business Partners network Ecolab Procurement enabled and accelerated collaboration with the Business to build an Ambidextrous function that is impacting top and bottom lines, along with embracing digital transformation with the creation of a Procurement Digital office.
Global Head of Indirect Procurement
Andreas is currently Group Head of Indirect Procurement for the Nordics, Tryg only operate in the Nordics, 1.5 bn in spend, team of 11 people. Andreas is largely focused on balancing IT strategy from a cost perspective including agile development and traditional projects across procurement. Andreas thinks technology is the biggest opportunity for procurement as once you can leverage smart contracts and predicative analytics, spend analysis etc. combination of AI and in time blockchain technology you can make transactions that used to be manual and can be automated, which feeds into allowing the organisation to conduct strategic souring rather than operational.
Global Head of Indirect Procurement
Zsolt heads up telecoms and IT solutions procurement globally for Nokia following their movement away from the indirect/direct split of procurement. He is responsible for €4bn 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’.
Strategic Sourcing Manager
Michael is the primary data lead for the Strategic Sourcing team, focusing on data marts, workflows, dashboards, and associated projects. He has been at Google for over 3 years and was previously a Senior Business Analyst at the Liberty Mutual Group in Boston, Massachusetts. He also supports the Business Development team at Waze via the Connected Citizens Program, focusing on top tier cities.
VP Global Procurement
Margo has held a number of procurement positions across top financial services organisations including RBS, Aviva and current Deutsche Bank, where she is part of the global procurement team within a newly established team In Poland. She is currently responsible for the professional services category and has a track record of transforming procurement’s contribution to the internal business, delivering breakthrough value and playing an active part in procurement optimisation projects. Margo is well versed in developing business centralised model, leveraging from a local presence and enabled added value from global procurement functions.
Head of Global Procurement
Gustavo has executive responsibility for Global Procurement, overseeing 95% of direct, indirect and CAPEX spend and a team of multi-national professionals in the US & LATAM. His main responsibilities include strategy development, negotiation and contract development, SAP, P2P implementation, cross functional project management and an aggressive cost reduction project that led to 10% of OPEX cost improvement in his first 12 months at GlobeNet.
Group Head of Procurement
Head of Procurement
Tomas has more than 15 years of experience within procurement, of which, almost 10 years has spent in the brewing industry (SABMiller transferred later on into Asahi Breweries). Tomas is currently Head of Procurement for Asahi Breweries Europe where he has focused on sustainable benefit delivery, leveraging disruptive procurement, the new 360 degree partnership model and building a highly motivated, engaged team during a turbulent period of internal and external changes. He believes the biggest opportunity in procurement is the movement from a supporting function to a strategic partner who has a strong contribution to shaping the future of the business.
Senior Sourcing Manager Indirect
After working in advertising for over 10 years, Linda made the change to Procurement in 2009 and started working for Danone Baby Nutrition focusing on Marketing Services. Later she has worked for ABN AMRO bank where she was responsible for the Facilities & Marketing categories. Since 2016 she is heading up the Indirect Spend & Merchandise team for Starbucks EMEA. Linda has lived in Romania, Czech Republic and is currently based in Amsterdam.
Global Media & Marketing and Professional Services Procurement Director
Jacobs Douwe Egberts
Jacobs Douwe Egberts is the world’s number one pure play coffee company, with a €5 BN turnover, active in 35+ markets, part of JAB holding. The company was established in July 2015 after merging DE and Mondelez coffee businesses. Building the indirects procurement function and the team who successfully managed integration and synergies has been Dorien’s focus at JDE. Today, she manages a major part of indirect spend and her background is in marketing and media.
Head of Strategy and Planning
Head of Procurement CSP+A
Andrea is a Procurement Manager working in a different procurement dimension, since 2016 she´s leading the Compliance, Systems, Process & Analytics (CSP&A) Europe & MEA for Ecolab. After spending nearly, a decade in different procurement functions and sectors (food, energy, pharma, consulting) Andrea get to know what truly drive procurement successful teams. She´s working to stabilize the data and processes foundations to move them forward to the next level: digital transformation and focused procurement functions. Ecolab is recently starting the metamorphosis from traditional PMO function into PDO (Procurement Digital Office).
UK Category Buyer
Head of Procurement
Justus has held several procurement leadership roles in multi-national e-commerce and technology companies, predominantly in Retail sectors. He is currently Head of Procurement for SwissCommerce where he manages the procurement teams of all SwissCommerce ventures. His main focus is on developing and delivering a strategic digital transformation program.
Head of Procurement Innovation
Danske Bank Group
Head of Procurement
Chief Procurement Officer
Contract Management Director
Former Procurement Director
Passionate about Procurement for more than 12 years, Jean-Baptiste has worked for international companies in different industries (FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Banking) and is an expert in Procurement from process to sourcing to category management. His objective is to ensure that the procurement department support stakeholders to improve their operating profit by buying better and faster, and therefore improving the way the company works.
Former VP ICT Strategic Sourcing
Before taking on the top procurement job at Prudential Global Digital Services, Richard Beaumont held leading procurement positions at the Co-Op Bank and Rolls-Royce. Combined with his background in consultancy at McKinsey and as an Officer in the British Army, Richard’s deep knowledge and understanding of the procurement profession position him perfectly to steer discussions as Chairman.
Global Services Director
Cath is a member of the CIPS Group leadership team. She joined CIPS in June 2011 and is responsible for a global portfolio that encompasses CIPS’ external facing activity including Marketing and Communications; PR and Representation; Publications and Events, under the CIPS and Supply management brands; and the development of CIPS’ wider communities. Cath has an Executive MBA from Cranfield University School of Management. She has worked in marketing and general management in a number of sectors including financial services and retail. She led the launch marketing strategy of Bluewater, then Europe’s largest retail and leisure destination, and established Scoot as one of the UK’s biggest (and earliest) digital brands. More recently she was responsible for integrated insurance marketing strategies for the likes of M&S, HSBC and RAC. Cath regularly chairs and presents at CIPS events and other conferences, and is a spokesperson for CIPS on topics such as the role procurement has to play in eradicating modern slavery and the need for the profession to raise its game and raise its voice.
Former Operations Director
Giuseppe has over 20 years of Procurement experience with leading multinationals (P&G, Novartis, Merck) and over 10 years of teaching experience at leading Business Schools (including Oxford, HEC Paris, INSEAD, IMD, ESADE and Bocconi). He has recently left Merck as Operations Director and is founder of Conti Advanced Business Learning (www.cabl.ch), a company that specializes in negotiation and influencing training.
Chief Procurement Officer
Legal & General
Daniel is a Senior Strategic Procurement leader with experience operating within a number of industries including Aviation, Manufacturing, IT Outsourcing and now Financial Services and Construction. Strong global experience across all spend categories, driving transformations and complex deal and supplier negotiations. Successful track record in developing and leading multi country location procurement teams and operations and developing and implementing progressive procurement strategies. Successfully lead and been a key player in various procurement transformation activities and programmes.
Laurence has 25 years experience in the Information, Communications and Technology industry, successfully bringing disruptive products and services to market while leading global sales, driving product development and defining commercial strategies. Throughout his career, he has consistently instigated double-digit growth year on year across his sales and business development teams across Europe, US, and Asia while holding senior commercial roles in Siemens, Sopra Steria and NTL Broadcast and Telecoms. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Laurence has held several board roles within both technology and services.
Senior VP of Operations
As Scanmarket’s Senior VP of Operations, Henrik Balslev is responsible for our global sales and the overall delivery of consultancy and customer services. Henrik has been with Scanmarket since 2006 in a variety of roles, assuming the Senior Vice President of Operations role in 2015.
Robert graduated with a Master of Laws (LL.M) and after spending 6 months in a corporate legal function he joined indirect procurement where he has worked for the past 8 years. In his previous role Robert was responsible for the worldwide implementation of purchasing tools and has also lead the set-up of an indirect procurement shared services center Romania, alongside leading a team of 7 In-country procurement managers for the last two years. Currently he is responsible for the In-country Procurement in Germany plus Category Management for some global categories.
Director Global Client Group Nordics, Global Commercial Services
GM Spend Matters UK/Europe
Jenny has over 20 years of experience in international procurement. Having started her career as a supply manager with Owens Corning, she went on to work with FreeMarkets (Ariba) managing the sourcing projects of global enterprises. While there, Jenny first encountered colleague Jason Busch, who later co-founded Azul Partners and Spend Matters. After several years at FreeMarkets, working in Europe and Asia, Jenny co-founded e-Three in the UK. It specialized in procurement consultancy facilitated by strategic procurement technology. e-Three became a global partner of Oracle and was one of the first organizations to configure and host Oracle technology in the cloud. e-Three successfully merged and subsequently sold to a global Oracle partner based in North America. Now part of the Spend Matters team, Jenny brings her knowledge as a practitioner, business owner and source-to-pay technology advocate to the team and wider Spend Matters audience.
Chief Commercial Officer
Neale has over 20 years’ experience driving success within fast-growth, international companies, in CEO and Chief Operating Officer roles. He has consistently built marketing and sales programmes from the ground up to drive immediate commercial results and instigate long-term, sustainable performance for organisations. Neale has a deep understanding of business demands in both private and public sector, having worked with well-known brands and more recently for many new start up businesses. Now responsible for commercial strategy across sales and marketing to amplify Maistro’s position as a modern procurement technology provider.