Top 10 Procurement Leaders in the UK & Europe

Procurement Magazine celebrates ten of the best procurement leaders in the UK & Europe

10  Jean-Yves Krummenacher 



Food and beverages 

Delivering breakthroughs and a competitive advantage in purchasing, circular economy, and the top line, Krummenacher is an experienced procurement professional who has been with Danone for nearly a decade. Currently, Krummenacher is the food and beverage manufacturer’s CPO.

Jean-Yves Krummenacher

Stephen Cobham 



Pharmaceutical manufacturing

Cobham is a transformational leader with a track record of driving growth, performance, and capability building in c-suite roles across businesses and functions in global pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Currently, Cobham is the CPO of pharmaceutical manufacturing company, Sanofi.

Stephen Cobham

Dan Bartel 

Sneider Electric 


Automation machinery manufacturing

A global leader in the procurement function for high-technology industries, Bartel is the current CPO at Schneider Electric where he leads a centralised team of 1,500 professionals managing $16.9bn in spend. Bartel and his team enable top line growth through supplier innovation, quality and resilience.

Dan Bartel

Florence Tinsley-Roy



Professional services

An expert in transforming procurement teams, and developing global strategies and change management, Tinsley-Roy is an experienced procurement professional in offshoring, outsourcing, negotiations, and vendor management. Tinsley-Roy has been integral to the procurement function for more than 30 years.

Florence Tinsley-Roy, PwC, Global Chief Procurement Officer

Severine Thery 



Personal care product manufacturing

For more than 20 years, Thery has been working in the procurement function. She is an expert in direct sourcing focusing on satisfying stakeholders’ needs, self-motivation, and delivering results. The key to her success is being able to interface efficiently with suppliers and departments to develop and implement new ideas in a collaborative mindset.

Severine Thery

Thomas Udesen 



Chemical manufacturing

A graduate of Cranfield School of Management and Copenhagen Business School, Udesen is an experienced procurement professional and Co-Founder/Ambassador for the Sustainable Procurement Pledge. Currently, Udesen is the CPO of Bayer.

Thomas Udesen

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.

Ninian Wilson

Klaus Staubitzer



Automation machinery manufacturing

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.

Klaus Staubitzer

Patricia Stroup



Food and beverages

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.

Patricia Stroup, Nestlé, Chief Procurement Officer

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.

Willem Uijen


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