Eric Cohan

Chief Procurement Officer @ HCL Technologies

Eric Cohan

Chief Procurement Officer @ HCL Technologies

Eric is HCL’s Chief Procurement Officer.  In this role, he leads HCL’s global supply chain and procurement organization in delivering Category Management, Sourcing, and Procurement Operations for all external spend categories (Technology, Contingent Labor, Real Estate / Facilities, Travel, HR, Marketing, etc.)  In addition, Eric sits on the U.S. employee benefits council and chairs the U.S. 401k Investment committee.

Prior to joining HCL, Eric worked for Accenture, most recently leading the Americas Procurement organization where he was accountable for Sourcing & Category Management, Procurement Operations, and Payables across the Americas region.  Simultaneously, he served as the Global Sourcing & Category Management process lead in addition to the Global IT Category Director.

Prior to these roles, Eric held a variety of leadership positions within Accenture’s Procurement Business Process Outsourcing organization directing global teams of category-specific resources in delivering procurement services to Accenture’s end clients.

Prior to Accenture, Eric spent over 10 years at Dell, most recently as their first Executive Director of IT Procurement.  Preceding this, he held several position in Dell’s IT department, leading both application and engineering teams.

Prior to Dell, Eric spent 8 years in Accenture’s (Andersen Consulting) Supply Chain practice.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering from Cornell University’s College of Engineering.

Eric lives in Austin, TX with his wife and three children.