CIPS names industry leaders in Procurement Power List 2021
The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, and its official magazine Supply Management, have announced this year’s Procurement Power List - an annual spotlight of senior professionals “pushing the field of procurement forwards”.
The list spotlights procurement leaders based geographically or with influence in Europe, and who push the boundaries both within their own organisations and for the industry at large. The long list of nominees, selected by a panel of experts, was whittled down to the below final list of 25 exceptional procurement leaders, representing a wide range of industries, from retail and consultancy, to food and beverage, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications.
Procurement Power List 2021 criteria
As well as holding senior positions of CPO or higher, candidates were also judged more broadly on the accomplishments of their full career, their influence on the wider profession as a known media figure or regular event speaker.
Candidates were also selected based upon their work with more junior members of the procurement community, whether through mentorship programmes or speaking at educational institutions - and were judged upon their business acumen and expertise outside the typical responsibilities of procurement and supply chain. Candidates did not have to be members of CIPS to be recognised, and cannot sit on a CIPS board or committee.
The Procurement Power List 2021
- Sébastien Bals, Vice President Global Procurement & Chief Procurement Officer, UCB
- Martha Buffington, Chief Procurement Officer, Royal DSM
- Stephen Cobham, Chief Procurement Officer, Sanofi
- Bertrand Conquéret, President of Global Supply Chain BV & Chief Procurement Officer, Henkel
- Claire Costello, Chief Procurement Officer, Co-op
- Paula Martinez, Chief Procurement Officer, Novartis
- John Dickson, Chief Procurement Officer, AstraZeneca
- Isabel Hochgesand, Chief Procurement Officer, Beiersdorf
- David Ingram, Chief Procurement Officer, Unilever
- Henrik Larson, Chief Procurement Officer & Vice President, Maersk
- Hervé Le Faou, Chief Procurement Officer, Heineken N.V.
- Rachael Legg, Chief Procurement & Property Officer, Johnson Matthey
- Simon Leigh, Group Procurement & Supply Chain Director, Whitbread
- Jane Liang, Group Head of Procurement, BAT
- Stéphane Masseran, Chief Procurement Officer, Ipsen
- Tony Milikin, Chief Procurement & Sustainability Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev
- Kai Nowosel, Chief Procurement Officer, Accenture
- Janelle Orozco, Chief Procurement Officer, Diageo
- Barry Parkin, Chief Procurement & Sustainability Officer, Mars
- Cyril Pourrat, Chief Procurement Officer, BT
- Angela Qu, Chief Procurement Officer, Lufthansa
- Klaus Staubitzer, Chief Procurement Officer & Head of Supply Chain, Siemens
- Thomas Udesen, Chief Procurement Officer, Bayer
- Ninian Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Procurement
- Rob Woodstock, Chief Commercial Officer, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
Supply Chain Digital's Top 100 Leaders in Supply Chain
Supply Chain Digital will this autumn publish our own list of the Top 100 Leaders in Supply Chain, with nominations from our digital community and open to all. The definitive list of the leading executives and influencers in the industry will be announced at the inaugural Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE event, and shared across social media channels, this website, and presented in a special supplement.
Click here to learn more and nominate your colleague, peer, mentor or professional role model.
Tradeshift: Pioneering eProcurement and Digital Trade
Tradeshift helps transportation and logistics organisations digitally transform their processes. The company offers a suite of services, including spend management, accounts payable and invoice automation, eprocurement, and supplier collaboration through a dedicated B2B supply chain marketplace of more than one million businesses.
As disruption and digitisation continue to accelerate, demand for Tradeshift’s solutions has grown dramatically. The company recently announced the signing of 20 new global enterprise customers since the beginning of its financial year on 1 February, while the number of active businesses transacting on the Tradeshift platform rise by 52 per cent year on year.
Tradeshift Chief Revenue Officer Christope Bodin expects that growth trajectory to continue, as the economy begins to fully reopen and the world works towards recovering from the pandemic. “We are well positioned to support the wholesale digitalisation of business processes,” Bodin said. “For organisations looking to grow in a post-COVID economy, this is fast becoming an organisational standard.”
Tradeshift in Brief
- HQ: San Francisco, USA
- Employees: 800 located in offices in 13 countries
- Customers: 500+ in 190+ countries
- Total on-platform transaction value: $1tn
- Platform: 1.5m companies connected
Key Tradeshift customers: Volvo, Kuehne+Nagel, DHL, Air France-KLM Group
Tradeshift: From $1 to $1 trillion
The company was established with a mission to “connect every company in the world, digitally,” according to Lanng, and followed the trio's earlier product EasyTrade, a pioneering open-source trade platform.
In July 2021, just over a decade since launch, Tradeshift announced passing a new milestone: the cumulative value of transactions processed across its platform passed the $1 trillion threshold. To put that in perspective, Tradeshift said it took two years to reach the $1bn milestone.
Commenting on Tradeshift’s current and future standing, chief executive Christian Lanng said: “We’ve helped a lot of businesses to stay operational and get paid during an extremely volatile period. Every time a business joins our platform it unlocks a whole ecosystem of relationships that we can help to digitise. This sets us apart from the majority of enterprise software providers who remain preoccupied with building connections one at a time.”