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Switzerland Branch Vision:
We will actively engage with CIPS members and associated professionals throughout Switzerland to facilitate networking and host English language forums that reflects the composition and interests of our international purchasing community.


Welcome to the Switzerland Network Group

Network Mission:

  • To provide a local Professional Network
  • To promote representation, visibility and engagement in the local environment
  • To develop relationships between Member and Branch
  • To facilitate local sharing of Knowledge and Best Practice
  • To ensure alignment with CIPS strategy
  •  Promote the professional and personal benefits of Membership in order to raise the profile and image of CIPS local and thereby recruit new Members
  •  Elect an executive committee and hold yearly AGM's
  • Protect the image and reputation of CIPS through good stewardship of the CIPS brand


Social media: join the Swiss Member Group LinkedIn group


Branch Chair
John Everett FCIPS

Vice Chair
Bill Young FCIPS

Basel Team
Nicole Everett
Chris Holmes MCIPS
Wouter Vroom

West Switzerland Team
Aleksandr Sidorec FCIPS
Matteo Consonni
Fabien Cuisinier-Raynal

Procurement Women
Pauline King

Zurich Team
Sheetal Singh

Please view a link to the Committee Profiles

CIPS - CH Advisory Board

Douglas Else-Jack FCIPS
Thierry Lagrange
Ruji Mahmud
Claudine Schelp
Massimo Selmo
Marianna Zangrillo

Please view a link to the Advisory Board Profiles

CPO Interviews

CPO Interviews

Switzerland is home to some of the most successful multi-national companies and non-government organizations. The CPO interview is part of a series of management-level insights from Swiss-based global procurement leaders who openly share their wisdom and best practices. They also identify challenges and strategies that help them in building and successfully leading their organisations in the environment of technological disruption, volatility and uncertainty. CIPS Switzerland uniquely engages with them and offers our local community: best-practice events, workshops and networking opportunities.

CPO Interviews with....

Marco Goncalves - About CPO to CEO Transition - Special Edition - March 2018

Wolfgang Rauch - CPO at Novartis - February 2018

Douglas Else-Jack - CPO at Hitachi Zosen Inova AG - December 2017

Willem Mutsaerts - CPO at Givaudan International SA - November 2017

Uwe Wehnes - CPO at LafargeHolcim - August 2017


Future Events

Think Big, Take Risks - Workshop for Women in Procurement

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018
Venue: International Schule Fur Touristik AG
Address: Zurich
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £30.00 per person

Buying Legal Services: Have you started the journey in this category?

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018
Venue: Espace Dickens
Address: Lausanne
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £25.00 per person

The Grand Category Debate

Date: Thursday 21 June 2018
Venue: Quartierzentrum Bachletten
Address: Basel, Switzerland
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £30.00 per person