The definitive list of the most influential people in procurement in 2018 has been unveiled by CIPS and Supply Management.
The inaugural Procurement Power List was revealed at an exclusive event in London last night.
The list of 30 names, plus 10 ones to watch, recognises leaders in the UK and Europe who are pushing procurement and supply chain strategy forward, making a positive contribution to the reputation of the profession, via the value to their own organisations and the work they do to raise the profile of the profession more widely.
It was compiled in partnership with industry experts and executive search agencies including Korn Ferry, Odgers Berndtson and Russell Reynolds.
CIPS interim group CEO Gerry Walsh said: “The Procurement Power List is a celebration of the very best in our profession, those who are leading the way and inspiring others.
“These leaders are demonstrating the great impact that procurement can have within their own organisations; whether that is business growth, increased innovation, shaping and developing supply markets or improving the wider community, to list but a few. CEOs, business leaders and senior government officials all see the true value that procurement brings to the table over and above the savings.”
CIPS group director Cath Hill added: “We were looking for CPOs who were both credible and had a great external brand perception in the market. Someone whose peers look to them for inspiration and who contributes to the wider profession.”
The Procurement Power List top 30 (in alphabetical order):
- Dapo Ajayi, Vice President Manufacturing and Technical Operations, Janssen
- Annie Brown, Senior Vice President, Global Procurement and Cost Efficiency, IHG
- Julia Brown, CPO, Carnival Corporation
- Dhaval Buch, CPO, Unilever
- Andrew Cannon-Brookes, Global Head, Supply Chain Management, Standard Chartered Bank
- James Cay, CPO, BNY Mellon
- Oliver Cock, Managing Director, Foodbuy
- Adrian Cook, Director of Fresh Foods, Sainsbury’s
- Paula Davila Martinez, CPO, adidas
- Rob Douglas, CPO, Direct Line Group
- Patrick Dunne, Director of Group Procurement and Cost Transformation, Sainsbury’s
- Laura Faulkner, CPO and Director, Supply Chain Management, Nationwide
- Jan Fokke van den Bosch, CPO, HSBC
- Andrew Forzani, Chief Commercial Officer, Ministry of Defence
- Ian Harnett, Executive director, HR and global purchasing, Jaguar Land Rover
- Klaus Hofmann, SVP Senior Vice President, Global Procurement, KraftHeniz
- Alex Jennings, CPO, DS Smith
- Melinda Johnson, Commercial Director, Department for Health and Social Care
- Nikolaus Kirner, Group CPO and Group Transformation Director, Thomas Cook Group
- Lisa Martin, CPO, GSK
- Alf Noto, CPO, Deutsche Bank
- Tom Rae, Group Director of Purchasing and Supply Chain, JCB
- Gareth Rhys Williams, Chief Commercial Officer, Government Commercial Function
- Kristian Saksida, CPO, Solvay
- Bilal Shaykh, Group CPO and Head of Real Estate, Centrica
- Juliet Sotnick, CPO, Babcock International Group
- Fredrick Spalcke , Executive Vice President and CPO, Royal Philips
- Katharina Stenholm, Senior Vice President, Chief Cycles and Procurement Officer, Danone
- Nick Welby, Global Business Services Director, Imperial Brands
- Ninian Wilson, Group Supply Chain Director, Vodafone
The Ones to Watch:
- Michelle Baker, CPO, KPN
- George Booth, Group CPO, Lloyds Banking Group
- Vivienne Bracken, CPO, National Grid
- Sara Harding, Global Head, Procurement and Sourcing, Aegon
- Karen Mansell, CPO, Bayer CropScience
- Jennifer Moceri, CPO, Diageo
- Imran Rasul, CPO, BAE Systems
- Jin Sahota, Commercial Director, Supply Chain, Department of Health
- Karin Hagen-Gierer, CPO, Sanofi
- Jim Townsend, CPO, Walgreens Boots Alliance
The list will evolve and change annually. Hill said: “If you haven’t made it to the list this year then put yourselves out there, shout about your successes, engage with the wider community and I hope to be reading your name next year.”
You can find out more about the people on the list, as well as information about the criteria and methodology used, by visiting the dedicated Procurement Power List microsite.
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