- First CIPS Fellowship awarded in Poland
- Fellowship recognises outstanding achievement in the profession
- Fellowship is highest grade of membership
The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has awarded CIPS Fellowship for outstanding achievement in procurement and supply management to Jacek Czaplinski, the CPO of PKN ORLEN, which is the largest company in Central & Eastern Europe, and the only company in the region listed in Fortune 500.
CIPS fellowship is awarded to senior advocates of the profession and recognises drive and ambition in the individuals holding this grade, a globally-recognised mark of professional standing and reputation.
David Noble, Group CEO CIPS commented, “Our fellowship is only awarded to those at the highest levels of achievement in recognition of their attempts to raise the profile of the profession, and with the requisite knowledge and experience in their field.
“To be the first is to set the benchmark for others to aspire to, so I am delighted that in a region of increasing economic development and opportunity, there is demonstrably an interest in how the profession can support these aspirational aims.
Jacek Czaplinski, the CPO of PKN ORLEN commented, Receiving CIPS fellowship is truly an honour to me. It is also a great distinction for my team and a capstone that we reached after tremendous work to improve our procurement function and raise it to a world-class level.
“I believe in professional standards in procurement, and I support the idea of a voluntary licence to be adopted across the profession.”
Here are details on how you can become a CIPS Fellow.
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The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation. It is the worldwide centre of excellence on procurement and supply management issues. CIPS has a global community of over 115,000 in 180 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics. The activities of procurement and supply chain professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisation and CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business profitability.
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