Top 10 Chief Procurement Officer 2023

By Georgia Wilson / Marcus Law
Procurement Magazine takes a look at the Top 10 Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) from its 2023 Top 100 supplement, celebrating the best of the best from t

In an era where global supply chains are under relentless pressure, technological disruption is the new norm and sustainability credentials are scrutinised as never before, procurement leaders have arguably never been under more pressure.

This month, Procurement Magazine highlights 10 of the industry’s leading figures who are reshaping not only their organisations but the wider business landscape from its 2023 Top 100 CPOs.

10. Natasha Gurevich 

Natasha Gurevich

Gurevich is an experienced logistics, supply chain, strategic sourcing and procurement professional with over 22 years of results-driven performance with Fortune 500 companies. Gurevich has a consistent track record of delivering significant cost reductions and continuous improvement initiatives. She also has success in deploying processes and procedures to streamline corporate operations, increase efficiency and enhance profit performance.

Industry: Retail

Revenue: $51.21bn

Employees: 79,100 

9. Alexandra Lopez

Alexandra Lopez

Being an integral part of the procurement function for more than 30 years, Lopez is the current CPO of Cisco Systems. In her role, she is responsible for the end-to-end buying ecosystem, including Cisco’s enterprise contingent workforce strategy and the continuous digital transformation evolution. Prior to Cisco, Lopez held executive leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies including Kaiser Permanente and Hewlett Packard. 

Industry: Software Development

Revenue: $49.2bn

Employees: 100,000

8. Ninian Wilson

Ninian Wilson

First joining Vodafone in 2009, Wilson has been with the company for 14 years leading the company’s procurement function. In his role he is responsible for all technology procurement, indirect spend, supporting all 26 Vodafone operating companies, and sits on the board of the Vodafone Procurement Co. With his team, Wilson delivers a world-class procurement service managing $23.26bn in spend, and is dedicated to creating a sustainable, competitive advantage. 

Industry: Telecommunications

Revenue: $48.3bn

Employees: 134,000


7. Klaus Staubitzer

Klaus Staubitzer

Staubitzer has held many roles within Siemens for over 25 years. Starting his career at Siemens in 1996, Staubitzer was responsible for procurement, process consulting, and strategic marketing. Since 2014, Staubitzer has been the manufacturer’s CPO. Staubitzer has a PhD in Economics from Universität der Bundeswehr in Munich, and is an Advisory Board Member for Procurement Leaders.

Industry: Automation Machinery Manufacturing

Revenue: $74.62bn

Employees: 311,000


6. Daniel Coe

Daniel Coe

As CPO of The Coca-Cola Company, Coe is responsible for managing more than US$35bn in annual spend. In his role, he also leads The Coca-Cola Company’s procurement portfolios for agricultural commodities, equipment, logistics, marketing, general and administrative, IT, procurement analytics and supplier diversity. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Cross Enterprise Procurement Group (CEPG).

Industry: Food & Beverage Services

Revenue: $44.14bn

Employees: 82,500


5. Shashi Mandapaty 

Shashi Mandapaty

Guiding Johnson & Johnson’s strategy for delivering value, quality and innovation through responsible sourcing. Mandapaty has deep experience leading procurement organisations and brings a global perspective to his role, having lived and worked in diverse cultures and economies across Asia, Europe and North America. Mandapaty is passionate about building strong relationships with suppliers to create innovative healthcare solutions.

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Revenue: $94.9bn

Employees: 130,000

4. Rhonda England

Rhonda England

Leading a talented team of procurement, supplier sustainability and diversity experts, England harnesses the foundations of strong relationships with strategic suppliers to deliver superior cost savings and return on investment, while driving meaningful impact to Deloitte’s global WorldClimate strategy and commitment to a diverse and inclusive supplier base.

Industry: Business Consulting and Services

Revenue: $60bn

Employees: 430,000

3. Patricia Stroup

Patricia Stroup

For more than 15 years, Stroup has led the sourcing of diverse materials and services for the world’s largest food & beverage company. Alongside her team, she works to transform the sourcing of key commodities, not only for Nestlé but for the entire food value chain. Her work has led to important conversations around social responsibility, environmental impacts, business results, and building long-term relationships. Stroup is a believer in forging diverse relationships with teams of international experts, who she takes pride in calling her partners.

“What I love about Procurement is that it is the great connector. Not only do we touch virtually every part of our own businesses, but we are also a vital link to the greater external value chain. We bring the BEST to our companies. It is an honour to be named among others who are doing the same to bring such value to their businesses.”

Industry: Food and Beverage Services

Revenue: $103.84bn

Employees: 273,000

2. Willem Uijen

Willem Uijen

Uijen’s career at Unilever spans more than 23 years, having first joined the organisation in 1999 as a trainee engineer. Since then, he has worked across numerous supply chain disciplines including logistics, manufacturing, customer service and distribution, and planning. In 2022, Uijen was appointed CPO where he is responsible for the procurement of all goods and services globally, supporting the creation of 400 brands sold in over 190 countries. 

Industry: Manufacturing

Revenue: $62.07bn

Employees: 149,000

1.  Jennifer Moceri

Jennifer Moceri

An established global executive with extensive experience in the consumer, automotive and food ingredients industries, Moceri is the CPO at Google. Jennifer is a proven global executive and change agent, recognised for her accountability and resilience. Moceri achieves results by building collaborative relationships with a relentless focus on continuous improvement. Her passion is around organisational transformation and building talent and capabilities to enable growth, improve profitability, and increase value to customers.

Industry: Software Development

Revenue: $257.63bn

Employees: 289,000

To find out who else is featured in Procurement Magazine's 2023 Top 100 CPOs, click here.


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