People Moves

Procurement Magazine highlights promoted and newly appointed executives who are helping shape the future of procurement and sourcing

1. Bora Yucel 

Job From: Sustainable Sourcing Manager, Danone 

Job To: Global Lead - Sustainable Sourcing Risk and Due Diligence

Bora Yucel

“Working closely with our colleagues from strategic procurement, legal, and key functions, the team will work on mitigation strategies on sustainability related risks in our supply chain and together drive impactful initiatives through Danone’s RESPECT programme”

Bora Yucel has been named as Danone’s new Global Lead for Sustainable Sourcing Risk and Due Diligence.  The former Sustainable Sourcing Manager at the company has been promoted into the global role that will see him continue to develop the team that works on risk and mitigation programmes in the company procurement and supply chain operations.  

The role feeds into the wider Danone RESPECT programme.  This is its commitment to forming fair, sustainable, and ethical relationships with suppliers. Danone is committed to making responsible sourcing practices an integral part of its strategy with the goal to promote decent working conditions, environmentally responsible practices, and ethical behavior.  Through the RESPECT program, Danone monitors the suppliers’ adherence to and compliance with the principles, by implementing responsible sourcing due diligence towards its direct suppliers.

2. Malcolm Harrison 

Job From: CEO, The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

Job To: Senior Advisor, Effico 

Malcolm Harrison

Efficio has announced renowned Chief Procurement Officer, Malcolm Harrison, has joined the company to advise on its global growth strategy with a focus on growth within blue-chip corporations and consumer goods companies.

Malcolm joins Efficio following a career in procurement spanning four decades including serving as Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) of Nestlé (Switzerland), CPO of InBev, and as CEO of the Crown Commercial Service. 

Toby Munyard, Efficio Vice President said, “Malcolm is one of the most respected leaders in procurement; we are fortunate to have his knowledge and experience to support our future growth strategy.”

3. Mohamed AbuSamra

Job From: Group Head of Procurement Egypt, Al-Futtaim

Job To: Group Chief Procurement Officer, Point Group

Mohamed AbuSamra

Marketing services company Point Group has named Mohamed AbuSamra is its new Group Chief Procurement Officer.

AbuSamra brings more than two decades of experience across procurement and supply chain operations.  Point Group works with more than 2,000 clients across 26 countries.

4. Xavier Sarrat 

Job From: Associate VP Global Procurement, Agilent Technologies

Job To: Chief Procurement Officer, Pandrol

Xavier Sarrat

Xavier Sarrat has been appointed as Chief Procurement Officer at Pandrol. The rail infrastructure experts work across 100 countries, and help to set standards in areas such as rail fastening systems and aluminothermic welding.  Sarrat was previously Associate VP Global Procurement at Agilent Technologies.


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