Top 10 women in Procurement: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Top 10 women in Procurement EMEA-Europe, Middle East, Africa
Top 10 women in Procurement EMEA-Europe, Middle East, Africa
Here is our list of the Top 10 women in Procurement in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa).

As procurement takes its place at the board level, the women that rise in its ranks are having a huge impact on crafting the present and future of procurement, supply chain logistics, and beyond.

Tested, proven, impressive, and inspirational, these are the female names and faces that are leveraging the market through their position in the procurement world, sitting at the helm of one of the most influential mantles across the private and public sectors – and growing.

Overseeing some of the most critical aspects of global business – ESG, DE&I, sustainability, and climate change fall under their sway – these are the Top 10 Women in Procurement EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

10. Lauren Feery

Global Head of Procurement

Diageo

Lauren Feery is an inventive leader with a successful record of accelerating international complex business turnarounds, bringing productivity and cost discipline to procurement and supply chain.

She currently works as Head of Global Procurement, Raw Materials & Commodities at the beverage giant, Diageo.

Her previous roles included Global Procurement Director, Downstream Transformation at BP, Procurement General Manager, IT Partners & Outsourcing at Telstra, and more.

In these roles, Feery has engaged with businesses to clarify problems and environments and assess people, risks, culture and activities - drawing on the best from both inside and outside the company in pursuit of excellence.

9. Alisa Bornstein

Chief Procurement Officer

Visa Europe

Alisa Bornstein is an international procurement leader with over 25 years experience in senior and CP roles, as well as a background in telecom, technology, and semiconductor industries.

She currently works at the world-renowned financial company Visa as Chief Procurement Officer, Europe, having joined the company in 2021.

In this role, she is focusing on transformation, business partnering and operational excellence of the European Procurement function, while championing ESG in supply chain.

Bornstein is a passionate advocate for value-creating, business-focused procurement, utilising its unique position within the value chain and, with it, the function's potential to deliver new sources of value through supplier innovation, collaboration and building a better world.

8. Jane Liang

Chief Procurement Officer

British American Tobacco

Jane Liang is the Global Head of Procurement and Chief Procurement Officer of British American Tobacco (BAT), a position she's held since June 2018, following prior experiences at BHP, Dover Corporation and more.

As the Group Head of Procurement at BAT, she leads a team located in more than 60 countries, serving 180 end-markets.

Liang led the development and deployment of a new 5-year procurement strategy, which incorporates driving supplier-base loss analysis, optimising international trade, enhancing spend proficiency, and upgrading the digital landscape.

Her specific skills include international trade, sourcing, and more.

7. Esther Liskamp

Chief Procurement Officer

A.P. Moller Maersk

Esther Liskamp is a senior procurement executive with extensive experience in multinational environments, currently working as Chief Procurement Officer at AP Moller - Maersk, holding this position since July 2022.

Prior to Maersk, Liskamp held positions such as Vice President Sourcing & Procurement International at FedEx Express and Vice President Purchasing at Philips.

She is results-driven and has the ability to create clarity out of complexity and has a proven track record in cost reduction, risk mitigation and post-acquisition integration - even in challenging environments.

Liskamp's specific skills include global sourcing, supply chain management, and more.

6. Kerstin Enochsson

Head of Procurement & Supply Chain

Volvo 

Kerstin Enochsson is an experienced leader in the automotive industry with excellent people skills, who currently works as the Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer at the automotive giant Volvo.

She has considerable operational and commercial experience in sales, procurement, and aftermarket business, with in-depth experience in strategic development of global companies.

Enochsson has also previously overseen the sales and operations planning function at global car makers, driving targets with energy, passion, and commitment.

Her previous automotive experiences include Global Director Parts at Volvo Construction Equipment, Vice President - Operations Planning at Volvo Car Group, and more.

5. Anna Spinelli

Chief Procurement Officer

Deutsche Post DHL

Anna Spinelli is a procurement executive experienced in leading multicultural, diverse organisations across different industries, with a proven track record in driving transformation while enhancing performance, sustainably.

She currently works as Chief Procurement Officer & Head of Mobility at Deutsche Post & DHL, after joining the company as Chief Procurement Officer in 2020.

Spinelli is passionate about meaningful supplier relationships and engagements, and is committed to building competitive ecosystems.

She is a strategic thinker with a practical mind, consistently looking for compelling ways to enhance company success beyond functional and personal boundaries.

4. Severine Thery

Chief Procurement Officer | Direct Sourcing

L'Oreal

Severine Thery has over 20 years in procurement and is a specialist in direct sourcing (raw material, packaging, contract-manufacturing), particularly focused on satisfying stakeholders' needs while being self-motivated and results-driven. Severine currently holds the title of Chief Procurement Officer Direct Sourcing at the international beauty giant L'Oréal.

She has been with the company since 2000, joining as Packaging Buyer - France, Mass Market Division, before climbing the ranks to numerous positions such as VP of Direct Sourcing - Americas, Packaging Buyer - Europe, Luxury Division, Head of Raw Material Sourcing - Americas, and others.

3. Florence Tinsley-Roy

Global Chief Procurement Officer

PWC

Florence Tinsley-Roy is a proven expert in the transformation of procurement teams and developing global strategies alongside change management with experience of offshoring, outsourcing, negotiations, and vendor management.

She is currently working as the Global Chief Procurement Officer at PwC, an international professional services firm employing over 327,000 people in 152 countries.

Tinsley-Roy has held the position of Global Chief Procurement Officer since June 2022, after joining as Global Technology Procurement Leader in 2018 and later being promoted to Global Procurement Leader in 2021.

In her challenging role as Global Procurement Leader, Tinsley-Roy was responsible for leading the global procurement team that negotiates global agreements for the benefit of the PC network firms, operating in the areas of technology, data/knowledge, travel, and marketing, as well as co-leading the supply chain workstream for the company's net-zero programme.

Prior to joining PwC back in 2018, Tinsley-Roy spent over six years at the consulting giant, EY, and held two titles: Director Global Procurement - Technology and External Content Categories, and Director Global Procurement - Products & Services Category & Process & Tools Leader.

Her role as Director Global Procurement - Products & Services Category and Process and Tools Leader included leading a global procurement team of 150 professionals and being responsible for the management of a US$2b spend portfolio of indirect spend categories.

2. Sapna Alva Tariyal

Chief Procurement Officer | Asia Pacific

Capgemini

Sapna Alva Tariyal has over 24 years of experience in sourcing, vendor governance, and supplier management. She is currently working as Chief Procurement Officer, Asia Pacific at Capgemini, the consulting giant specialising in industries such as insurance, energy, automotive, and more.

Prior to joining Capgemini, Sapna held numerous procurement positions including SVP, Head of Sourcing at Societe Generale Global Solution Centre; Director Procurement at Fidelity Investments, Assistant Manager Purchase at Aricent, and more.

Her role as Senior Manager Procurement at Fidelity Investments involved developing procurement strategies across the IT and travel categories for India, managing the Governance of the extensive Vendor Management Program across various business units within the organisation, and supporting end-to-end of all IT procurement.

1. Patricia Stroup

Chief Procurement Officer

Nestlé

For over 15 years, Patricia Stroup has helped lead the sourcing of diverse ingredients and materials for the world’s largest food and beverage company.

Together with her team, she works to be a part of transforming the sourcing of key commodities, not only for Neste, but for the industry as a whole.

“Our work has brought together priorities on social responsibility, sustainability impact, business results, and building long-term partnerships,” she says.

Stroup is a deep believer in forging diverse partnerships with teams of international experts, “who I have the great pleasure to count as partners.”

When not navigating the complex procurement landscape she can be found catching up on the latest Freakonomics episode or enjoying the surrounding Swiss landscapes.

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