Top 10: Women in Supply Chain and Procurement in APAC

Following the launch of our Top 100 Women lists, Supply Chain Digital takes a look at the APAC leaders reshaping the supply chain and procurement function

Supply Chain Digital and sister title Procurement Magazine recently published their Top 100 Women supplements, celebrating the fantastic individuals who are blazing a trail for the next generation of talent. 

You can read the full Supply Chain list here and the full Procurement list here

Here, we take a look at the APAC-based executives who are leading the way when it comes to operations, sourcing, logistics, sustainability, risk management and beyond. 

Augusta Vargas-Prada, Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Melco Resorts & Entertainment

10. Augusta Vargas-Prada – Vice President of Global Supply Chain

Company: Melco Resorts & Entertainment
Revenue: US$3.8bn 
Employees: 16,000

Augusta Vargas-Prada is a results-driven manager with 15 years of supply chain and procurement experience, specialising in facility design and maintenance, safety and quality control, employee development and cost containment strategies.

Vargas-Prada served as Director of International Supply Chain and Procurement at Outback Steakhouse, before moving into a similar role at Minor Hotel Group. 

In 2017, she was appointed Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Melco Resorts & Entertainment.

9. Brenda Ong – Executive Director of Logistics and Industrial

Company: Cushman & Wakefield
Revenue: US$10bn
Employees: 52,000

Having spent more than 20 years in the industrial sector, Brenda Ong has extensive experience in providing customised industrial real estate solutions to multinational corporations.

This has included negotiating with government agencies on behalf of clients for their build-to-suit business premises, executing the sale of industrial development on behalf of clients and sourcing suitable industrial premises to lease for industrialists.

Ong’s outstanding performance led to her being appointed as an Executive Director at Cushman & Wakefield, where she leads a team of eight.

8. Michelle Shi-Verdaasdonk – Chief Supply Chain Officer

Company: Dyson
Revenue: US$47bn
Employees: 14,000

Over the course of more than two decades, Michelle Shi-Verdaasdonk has built a successful career in the manufacturing space, specialising in sectors like automotive, education, food and beverage, healthcare and technology. 

This has included stints at industry giants including PepsiCo, Electrolux and Philps.

Having joined Dyson in 2019, she became Chief Supply Chain Officer in 2022, taking end-to-end global responsibility for manufacturing, procurement, supply chain and after sales.

Maria Campbell, Vice President of Sustainable Supply Chain Management at Goldman Sachs

7. Maria Campbell – VP of Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Company: Goldman Sachs
Revenue: US$46bn
Employees: 45,000

Specialising in supply chains and their sustainability credentials, Maria Campbell began her professional career as a Personnel Logistics Assistant with DOF. 

She went on to work for the likes of BLJ Solutions, Shell, and ERM. 

Today Campbell serves as Vice President of Sustainable Supply Chain Management at investment banking powerhouse Goldman Sachs.

6. Thina Wallin – VP of Procurement and Supply Chain

Company: Schneider Electric
Revenue: US$39bn
Employees: 135,000

Thina Wallin is a senior procurement leader with more than a decade of experience in leadership positions involving P2P, process governance and building high-performing teams. 

Her professional procurement values are built upon the foundation that all work can be carried out safely, as well as in compliant fashion. 

Now Vice President of Procurement and Supply Chain at Schneider Electric, Wallin believes strong supplier relationships are key to creating a competitive supply chain.

5. Vandita Pant – Chief Commercial Officer

Company: BHP
Revenue: US$54bn 
Employees: 42,000

A senior executive with 30 years worth of experience in commercial, financial and strategic departments, Vandita Pant has worked at BHP for the last eight years. 

A recognised leader in her field, Pant spent almost five years as the mining giant’s Chief Commercial Officer, which saw her take responsibility for procurement, maritime, logistics, the end-to-end supply chain and developing the company’s view on global commodities markets and macro trends.

In March 2024 she was appointed as BHP’s Chief Financial Officer. 

4. Caroline Tissot – Group Chief Procurement Officer

Company: Accor
Revenue: US$6bn
Employees: 300,000 

With 25 years of global procurement expertise under her belt, Caroline Tissot joined Accor in 2016.

She was able to lead the evolution of the company’s procurement department and thus contributed to the hospitality giant’s growth as a global player. 

Specialising in global sourcing, strategic sourcing, project management, consulting and Six Sigma techniques, Tissot now serves as Group Chief Procurement Officer. 

Hayat Chaoui, Vice President Supply Chain Operations at P&G

3. Hayat Chaoui – Vice President Supply Chain Operations

Company: Procter & Gamble
Revenue: US$82bn
Employees: 107,000

Hayat Chaoui has dedicated the entirety of her 22-year career to consumer goods powerhouse Procter & Gamble.

Joining in 2002 as a Site Logistics Group Manager, Chaoui has progressed through the ranks at P&G to assume a host of leadership roles, predominantly based in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. 

Specialising in logistics, operations, manufacturing and supply chains, Chaoui now serves as Vice President of Supply Chain Operations.

2. Sapna Alva Tariyal – Chief Procurement Officer APAC

Company: Capgemini
Revenue: US$25bn
Employees: 340,000

Sapna Alva Tariyal has 25 years of experience under her belt in the areas of sourcing, vendor governance and supplier management

Besides being a subject matter expert, her overall experience extends to people management at various levels and stakeholder engagement across numerous geographies.

Over the years, Tariyal has worked for a host of heavyweight companies including ANZ, Fidelity Investments, Societe Generale and now, Capgemini, where she serves as Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer for APAC. 

1. Caroline Pinhas Paumier – Vice President New Mobilities, Retail & Logistics

Company: TotalEnergies
Revenue: US$219bn
Employees: 100,000

Caroline Pinhas Paumier has been at TotalEnergies for more than 20 years, serving in a host of management roles across various regions and ultimately becoming an integral part of the leadership team.

In 2023, she was appointed Vice President of New Mobilities, Retail and Logistics, a position which sees her specialise in negotiation, business strategy, procurement, change management, and marketing.

Notably, between 2016 and 2019, Paumier was Commercial and Marketing Director for the Argedis subsidiary of Total Energies, looking after 400 points of sale.

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