Top 10: Supply chain leaders

Taken from our recently published Top 100 Supply Chain Leaders, we feature CSCOs from Unilever, Coca-Cola, Shell, PepsiCo, HP, Nike, PwC, Pfizer, UN & Dell

1. Reginaldo Ecclissato, CSCO, Unilever

With a career history spanning more than 30 years, Ecclissato has extensive experience in supply chains and developing in emerging markets. In his role as Chief Business Operations and Supply Chain Officer Ecclissato oversees 11 countries and 12 product categories delivering high levels of growth.

He joined Unilever in 1991, and is a graduate of  USP - Universidade de São Paulo, holding a degree in electrical and electronics engineering. 

Two years into his career at Unilever, Ecclissato was handed responsibility for building a new factory and the production of a new category: powder detergents.

    2. Mark Rahiya, CSCO, The Coca-Cola Company

    Dedicating 26 years to supply chain at the Coca-Cola Company, Rahiya has been an integral international leader at the food and beverage company. 

    Today he is the Chief Commercial and Supply Chain Officer, where he leads 4,400 employees driving innovation and commercialisation of new products. 

    Rahiya is also critical to the company’s forecasting, demand and supply planning, as well as operating large US networks of manufacturing and distribution operations.

      3. Clare Harris, CSCO, Shell

      Harris leads Shell’s global supply chain operations, and is responsible for working with its 24,000 contractors and suppliers, to deliver $41.5bn per year of non-hydrocarbon goods, services, marine, air and road logistics needed.

      She joined Shell in 1998, and aside from one year at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been with the company for that entire time. 

      Harris says she is “passionate about leading performance and transformation in service of energy transition and sustainability”.

        4. Karen-Marie Jordan, CSCO, PepsiCo

        For the past 20 years, Jordan has been integral to the company’s supply chain network. In her role as CSCO, Jordan leads the end-to-end supply chain for PepsiCo’s beverage business.

        She is accountable for strategically leading the supply chain to drive operating excellence and growth in productivity and capability, and is also responsible for workplace culture.

          5. Ernest Nicolas, CSCO, HP

          Nicolas is an experienced supply chain leader in the areas of direct and indirect strategic sourcing, multi-site manufacturing, global materials planning and logistics management. 

          He joined HP in 2022 as CSCO, and is a graduate of Wisconsin School of Business and Kettering University.

          “I’m a global leader that delivers productivity, streamlines operations, and improves financial performance,” he says.

            6. Venkatesh Alagirisamy, CSCO, Nike

            Alagirisamy is an experienced business leader with a track record of leading global teams through large-scale transformation, He says he is “a developer of high-performing diverse leadership pipelines”. 

            In his role as CSCO, Alagirisamy is responsible for end-to-end supply chain, including raw material, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, and fulfilment through circularity.=

            7. Linda Venables, CSCO, PwC

            For nearly 40 years, Venables has built her career in and around supply chain, both from a hands-on and a consulting point of view. Today, Venables head up supply chain consulting at PwC Australia, where she works with clients – and the firm’s own people – on building resilience in supply chains, as well as helping senior executives and businesses better understand and control supply chain infrastructure and practices.

            8. Mike McDermott, Global CSCO, Pfizer

            McDermott has 30 years’ industry experience, joining Pfizer in 1989. In his role as Chief Global Supply Officer, he leads Pfizer’s internal and external manufacturing and supply chain activities. This includes hundreds of medicines and vaccines provided to more than 185 countries worldwide. He is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity & inclusion.

              9. Oronzo Suma, CSC Performance Management Officer, UN

              An experienced supply chain leader with a history of working in international affairs, Suma is skilled in business intelligence, software development and security, as well as databases and visual studios. He holds a postgraduate diploma in information technology focusing on software engineering from the University of Liverpool.

              10. Kevin Brown, CSCO, Dell Technologies

              For 25 years, Brown has been integral to the supply chain operations at Dell Technologies. With three decades of leadership in operations, technology, and procurement, Brown leads 7,700 team members across 23 countries, and is responsible for a procurement budget of $67bn. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and George Washington University.

              • For further insight check out other issues of Supply Chain Magazine, as well as Procurement Magazine & Sustainability Magazine
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