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London, 1 Mar 2017 – Procurement Leaders™, today announced the appointment of Nandini Basuthakur as CEO, effective 1st March.
Nandini Basuthakur, current COO, takes over from Co-founder Alex Martinez, in a move designed to further accelerate the development of Procurement Leaders relationships with global procurement functions. Nandini is an experienced senior executive with expertise in business growth, scale and transformation internationally. She commenced her career with EY Management Consulting in APAC. Subsequently she served as Executive Committee member of CEB leading teams in North America, EMEA and India. Post CEB she was at Opower (now Oracle), where she was SVP and MD, tasked with launching their EMEA business and supporting their successful IPO.
Procurement Leaders serves senior procurement and supply chain executives from major worldwide corporations, providing a unique intelligence platform with in-depth insight and advisory services, practical tools plus access to an unrivalled expert network.
Reflecting on her appointment, Nandini said: “I am honoured and delighted to have been chosen to lead Procurement Leaders in the next exciting phase of its growth trajectory.”
“Procurement Leaders has that rare combination of a smart and animated customer base, leading products, amazingly talented people, dedicated to procurement transformation, innovation and momentum in the market. As we add capabilities for our customers, deepen our enterprise presence and expand globally, our mission remains unchanged – to inspire progress and accelerate transformational change for the world’s most progressive practitioners.”
Having achieved 27% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) since 2013, and boasting a membership which now covers 27,000 senior executives from over 50 countries, the business now has its sights on expanding its customer base in North America and becoming the most valuable destination for procurement organisations undergoing a transformation process.
“Procurement Leaders is in great shape and has a very solid base on which to build," said Nandini. "Our capability extends to leadership in procurement transformation, supplier enabled innovation, business partnering, technology and digitisation. These broader capabilities are essential for solving the increasingly complex problems facing organisations everywhere.”
Transitioning CEO Alex Martinez will stay with the business to support the ongoing expansion. He said of the appointment: “Working with Nandini over the past two years has shown me the perfect leader to take our business forward. I know under her guidance the values of our organisation will be upheld and our members and partners will be inspired to future successes. I’m delighted she has accepted the role and look forward to continuing to work together”.
About Procurement Leaders™
Founded in 2004, Sigaria owns and operates Procurement Leaders™, a multi award-winning business intelligence and networking company specialising in the area of procurement, sourcing and supply chain management. Procurement Leaders™ is a global membership network, serving senior procurement and supply chain executives from major worldwide corporations, providing a unique intelligence platform with in-depth insight and advisory services, practical tools plus access to an unrivalled expert network. These services enable over 27,000 members and 700+ organisation to add more value to their business by delivering savings faster, reducing risks and transforming functional performance.
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