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Influentials: DPW Shares Their 50 Biggest CPO Hires in 2020

2 December, 2020 | By Matthias Gutzmann

Cover image caption: Left to top right to bottom right: Leigh-Ann Russell (BP); Quentin Roach (Mondelēz); Pam Heminger (Caterpillar); Lynn De Proft (Solvay); Ana Elena Marziano (Procter & Gamble); Nikolaus Kirner (SAP); Mingran Tang (Shell); Daniel Helmig (PepsiCo); Michael van Keulen (Coupa); Julia Brown (Mars Wrigley); Robin Shahani (FIS); Anna Spinelli (DHL Deutsche Post); Kennedy Oates (JLL); Ann Ackerson (BAE Systems)


Thankfully, 2020 is almost over. But before we head into 2021, it’s time for DPW’s annual list of top CPO hires.

The fast pace of change faced by procurement continued in 2020, as many high-profile CPOs exited and entered major companies.

Good news, it was another year of progress for female executives, as many women ascended to the top of their procurement departments. 🚀

Here are our 50 biggest CPO moves of 2020:

Ana Elena Marziano
CPO
Procter & Gamble

Lynn de Proft
CPO
Solvay

Mingran Tang
EVP Contracting and Procurement 
Shell

Daniel Helmig
CPO
PepsiCo

Quentin Roach
SVP Global Supply Chain & CPO
Mondelez

Roxana Molina
CPO
Novelis

Tasha Keadle
CPO
Smith & Nephew

Ralf Havermann
SVP Procurement
Danfoss

Gaurav Saini
CPO
Manulife

Thaisa Hugenneyer
VP Procurement & Global Facilities
FMC

Rhonda England
Global CPO
Deloitte

Roberto Chaves
CPO
Embraer

Shailesh Thanki
CPO
Axis Bank

Anna Spinelli
CPO
DHL Deutsche Post

Christopher Kayatz
CPO
Swiss Post

Eric Adam
CPO
SUEZ

Tom Sims
VP Global Supply Chain & CPO
Hess

Julia Brown
CPO
Mars Wrigley

Ann Ackerson
CPO
BAE Systems

Susanna Weber
CPO
Merck

Valérie Giraudon
CPO
SNCF Réseau

Robin Shahani
CPO & Chief Real Estate Officer
FIS

Christian Holzer
CPO & Head of Supply Chain
Siemens Energy

Mario Gross
CPO
LafargeHolcim

Brian Hadden
CPO
Conagra Brands

Martin Fijman
CPO
Brightstar

Ann-Marie McCarthy
CPO
Bottomline Technologies

Kevin O’Brien
IT CFO & CPO
Nationwide

Phil Soderberg
Global Head of Sourcing and Procurement
Zurich

Audrey Izard
CPO Indirect
L’Oréal

Severine Thery
CPO Direct
L’Oréal

Dietmar Dresp
CPO
Siemens Gamesa

Francesca Di Carlo
Head of Global Procurement
Enel

Nathan Ayres
CPO
Prudential Financial

Pam Heminger
VP Strategic Procurement
Caterpillar

Anthony Long
CPO
Honeywell

Bob Gemmil
CPO
Leidos

Stephanie Gemmell
CPO
Wella Company

Imran Rasul
CPO
Nationwide Building Society

Jim O’Rourke
CPO
Vanguard

Brian Chambers
CPO
Constellation Brands

Florian Wintermantel
CPO
GEA Group

Jonathan Moffat
Group Head of Global Procurement
Micro Focus

Michael van Keulen
CPO
Coupa Software

Nirav Mehta
SVP Global Procurement and Supply Chain
Edgewell Personal Care

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