Your benchmark for procurement excellence in the Asia Pacific region

29 November 2019
18:00 - 20:00
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Winners announced!

The winners have been announced for the Asia Pacific Procurement Awards 2019. Judged by an independent panel of senior procurement leaders, these regional awards celebrated the initiatives, teams and people that are raising the benchmark for procurement excellence in the region.

The winners were announced and celebrated at an awards ceremony following the Asia Pacific Procurement Congress on 27-28 November in Singapore.

Asia Pacific awards winners 2019

10 great categories

Cross-Functional Collaboration Award

External Collaboration Award

Procurement Team Award

Transformation Award

Solution Provider of the Year Award

Procurement Leader Award

Procurement Excellence Award

Innovation Award

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

NEW for 2020

The Start-up Collaboration Award

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Asia Pacific Procurement Awards 2019 Winners & Shortlist


Cross-Functional Collaboration Award, partnered by Greensill

Winner: Cairn Oil & Gas - Vedanta Ltd, India


  • Emaar, UAE
  • Flowserve, India
  • Health NSW, Australia
  • IBM, Japan
  • LG Electronics, Republic of Korea
  • Philips, ASEAN Pacific, Singapore
  • Property NSW, Australia
  • Saudi Telecom Company, Saudi Arabia

External Collaboration Award
, partnered by MarkIT

Winner: Saudi Telecom Company, Saudi Arabia


  • Air New Zealand
  • Cairn Oil & Gas - Vedanta Ltd, India
  • Coca-Cola Amatil, Australia
  • Narta, Australia
  • Petronas, Malaysia
  • Schneider Electric, India
  • Singtel, Singapore
  • Zoos Victoria, Australia

Procurement Team Award
, partnered by Fluxym

Winner: Coca-Cola Amatil, Australia


  • Adani Global, Singapore
  • ADB, Philippines
  • Department of Culture & Tourism Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Health Promotion Board, Singapore
  • Narta, Australia
  • Petronas, Malaysia

Transformation Award, partnered by Consus

Winner: Health Promotion Board, Singapore

Highly Commended: Flex, Singapore


  • Ballarat Health Services, Australia
  • Diageo, Singapore
  • Emaar, UAE
  • Hilton, USA
  • IBM, India
  • Narta, Australia
  • Ooredoo, Qatar
  • Save the Children, Singapore

Solution Provider of the Year Award

Winner: GEP, India


  • Allegis Global Solutions, Australia
  • ArcBlue, Singapore
  • Consus, Malaysia
  • Ecovadis, France
  • GoComet, Singapore
  • Sgebiz, Singapore

Procurement Leader Award, partnered by JLL

Winner: Sebastian Keith Chua, Health Promotion Board, Singapore


  • Waleed Al Saeedi, Department of Culture & Tourism Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Ibrahim Alhashmi, Emaar, UAE
  • Kobu Kotaraju, Samsung C&T, Singapore
  • Ruchita Mishra, Inorbit, India
  • Rajesh Mohata, Cairn India
  • Vijay Shirsat, ZS Associates, India

Innovation Award, partnered by Accenture

Winner: Intel Corporation, Malaysia

Highly Commended: Saudi Telecom Company, Saudi Arabia


  • ADB, Philippines
  • CBA, Australia
  • CBRE, Singapore
  • Emaar, UAE
  • Merck, India
  • Microsoft, Hong Kong
  • Petronas, Malaysia
  • Property NSW, Australia
  • Syngenta, Philippines
  • TataSky, India

Corporate Social Responsibility Award, partnered by Ecovadis

Winner: Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Highly Commended: Hilton, USA


  • Air Liquide, Malaysia
  • Cairn India
  • CBA, Australia
  • Coca-Cola Amatil, Australia
  • Health Promotion Board, Singapore
  • IBM, China
  • LG Electronics, Republic of Korea
  • Turkcell, Turkey
  • Wipro, India

Procurement Excellence Award

Winner: Schneider Electric, China


  • ANZ, India
  • Emaar, UAE
  • Health NSW, Australia
  • HPCL, India
  • IBM, Singapore
  • Intel Corporation, India
  • National Australia Bank
  • Property NSW, Australia
  • Sydney Water Corporation, Australia
  • Wipro, India


Asia Pacific Procurement Awards 2019 partners

Cross-Functional Collaboration Award Partner

Greensill Capital

Greensill is the world’s leading non-bank provider of working capital finance to companies globally. Founded in 2011 by Lex Greensill, the company provides businesses with alternative sources of funding, allowing them to provide suppliers with the opportunity for faster payment while at the same time preserving their own capital position. The company is headquartered in London with offices in New York, Chicago, Frankfurt, Sydney, Miami, Mexico City, Johannesburg, Sao Paolo and Singapore. Greensill provides Supply Chain Finance facilities to customers across Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia and works with more than 110 different banks and institutional investors to provide the stable funding streams underpinning the process. Greensill has provided $50 billion of financing to a pool of 1.7 million suppliers in more than 60 countries in the eight years since inception.


External Collaboration Award Partner


Markit is a leading online IT purchasing system working in 34 countries globally. Markit integrates more than 200 leading IT distributors in the world into simple and transparent online platform and provides efficient tools for companies to manage, centralize and streamline their IT purchasing.

Markit is saving time and money for companies with simplicity and transparency - we provide the best total cost of IT purchasing for companies large or small. Working in Europe and USA with estimated 110 million EUR turnover in 2018 Markit is looking to open Asia as the next region in a bid to best service global companies. More than 15% of Fortune Global 2000 companies are already using Markit as part of their IT purchasing.


Corporate Social Responsibility Award Partner


EcoVadis operates the first collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains. The platform delivers simple and reliable scorecards to monitor supplier practices covering 150 purchasing categories, 110 countries, and 21 CSR indicators in four themes: Environment, labor/human rights, ethics and supply chain. In addition to mutualized scorecard sharing, up to 90% onboarding rate and over 80% cost savings, EcoVadis scorecards are 100% actionable and can be integrated with procurement software via API. Over 120 industry leaders such as Verizon, Merck, Nestle, ING Bank, Heineken and Nokia use EcoVadis to reduce risk, drive innovation and foster transparency and trust among over 20,000 trading partners.


Transformation Award Partner


Consus is a global procurement systems and services provider with deep expertise around strategic sourcing, source to pay systems implementation, procurement outsourcing, spend analysis and vendor data management. With over 100 customers across 20+ countries & 7 global offices, Consus works across industries delivering services aimed at elevating procurement organizations. Consus customers include organizations that are large global retailers, contract manufacturers, IPP’s, healthcare, steel, hospitality, CPG, food, FMCG, financial services, process & discrete manufacturing, services, oil and gas, media & universities. Consus firmly believes in delivering rapid ROI across their services. Their engagements are strongly driven & measured by adoption, time to ROI, measurable business impact, while not losing sight of long term engagement objectives. In 2017, Consus was rated in the top 10 procurement services providers for Asia by APAC CIO Forum.


Procurement Leader Award Partner


JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specialises in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of over 91,000 as of March 31, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.


Innovation Award Partner


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 482,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.


Procurement Team Award Partner


Fluxym is the world’s leading expert in Procurement and Finance process automation.

Fluxym supports companies in assessing their existing organization and processes, helps them to embrace their procurement digital transformation journey and integrates the best-in-class Source-to-Contract, Procure-to-Pay and Travel & Expense solutions into their IT ecosystems.

Over the last two decades, Fluxym has contributed to the procurement transformation of 375+ companies worldwide.

With unrivalled expertise at its core and an operational presence in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, Fluxym is the go-to Advisory Company for any organization wishing to bring its operational excellence to the next level.



Meet the senior panel of judges carefully selected to conduct the independent, transparent and rigorous judging process crucial to the integrity of the Asia Pacific Procurement Awards:

Head of Content & Advisory, APAC at Procurement Leaders CHAIR OF JUDGES

Jonathan Webb

Head of Content & Advisory APAC
Procurement Leaders


Alice Wang, Head of Global Procurement Service Asia, Clariant

Alice Wang

Head of Global Procurement Service Asia

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Alice Wang serves as Head of Global Procurement Service for APAC in Clariant based in Shanghai. She is a seasoned senior professional in the area of Procurement, Supply Chain and Business Management that brings focus, action and result to P&L with 20+ year experience in chemical industry in Asia and two-year experience in North America.

Prior to Clariant, she has spent several successful years in regional roles for sourcing, procurement, Supply Chain, marketing, product/pricing management in multi-national companies BASF, GE, Great Lakes Chemical (Chemtura), W.R. Grace and Cytec (Allnex).

Alice holds EMBA from Robert Smith School of Maryland University in the United States and bachelor’s degree in applied chemistry from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology.

Andy Richards, Group Manager Procurement, Auckland Transport

Andy Richards

Group Manager Procurement
Auckland Transport

Aref Machaka, Director - Procurement, Emaar, The Economic City

Aref Machaka

Director - Procurement, Emaar
The Economic City

Brady Walz, VP Procurement, APAC and Greater China, Ecolab

Brady Walz

VP Procurement, APAC and Greater China

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Brady is currently VP for Procurement at Ecolab responsible for the Asia Pacific and Greater China regions. He oversees just under $1 billion in spend across Direct materials, Indirect & Services, and Equipment. His procurement team includes over 50 members across the two regions. He has previously worked as global category leader and led a strategic supplier innovation program, all for Ecolab.

David Fittler, GM of Property & Procurement, Medibank

David Fittler

GM of Property & Procurement

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David is the Senior Executive of Property and Procurement at Medibank - an integrated healthcare company providing private health insurance and health solutions to 3.7 million Australians. David has over 20 years of procurement experience across a range of industries (mining, manufacturing and health and financial services) and geographies including Australia, Asia and North America. He has a proven track record in building and leading high performing Procurement & Property functions, has deep expertise in category management, strategic sourcing and procure to pay functions and has successfully implemented transformational Procurement solutions within major corporations. He has achieved this through his engaging and collaborative nature and business leadership skills that have deepened over the years through experience.

Graham Morton, Supply Chain Director, APAC, CBRE

Graham Morton

Supply Chain Director, APAC

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Graham leads a multinational Enterprise Supply Chain Solutions Team across CBRE’s Asia Pacific business. Under his stewardship the Supply Chain Solutions function identifies, develops and executes strategic supply chain programs and projects at a country, divisional and regional level to maximise client advantage and value.

A Sourcing and Supply Chain professional with over 20 years’ experience within the Integrated Facilities Management industry, within Europe and Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining CBRE in September 2015, Graham held sourcing leadership positions with Johnson Controls in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and the UK. These roles, managing and working with multi-disciplined teams across worldwide markets, supported clients in many industries from Technology to Oil & Gas to Financial Services and required end to end focus on the Supply Chain.

Hani AlSaigh, Head of Technology procurement, STC Solutions

Hani AlSaigh

Head of Technology procurement, Saudi Telecom Company (STC)

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Hani AlSaigh is Head of Technology Procurement at Saudi Telecom Company, the biggest Telecom operator in the Middle East, with 20+ years’ experience. He is a Board Director at leading edge companies including STC Solutions, Middle East and SophiaTX in Europe. He is helping drive Saudi Vision 2030 focused on increasing local GDP.

Hani has been a guest speaker and panellist on thought leadership at TM Forum, Procurement Leaders, CIPS and European Institute of Procurement Management and introduced Digital Culture, Supplier Enabled Innovation, RPA and a host of initiatives to the region. He loves coaching leaders and helped change the culture at STC moving them from 4th to 1st quartile.

Hani is a former Lucent Technology Company engineer and has been a senior executive for over a decade, winning multiple awards from across the world for transformation. Through his work, he has managed spend of over $20 billion and saved organisations billions of dollars. Transformation is where he thrives, taking STC Procurement from 4nd to 2nd quartile in 3 years.

He’s a graduate of King Saud University with a degree in Telecom Engineering and a real passion to change the world through people.

Juan Carlos Soto, Procurement Director, AMEA, CEMEX

Juan Carlos Soto

Procurement Director, AMEA

Mark Skelton, Head of Enterprise Procurement & Partnerships, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Mark Skelton

Head of Enterprise Procurement & Partnerships
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Pearlyn Yong, Regional Director, APAC Procurement, Abbott

Pearlyn Yong

Regional Director, APAC Procurement

Piotr Teodorczyk, CPO, Olam International Ltd

Piotr Teodorczyk

Olam International Ltd

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Born in Poland. Holds a master’s degree in optoelectronics from Wroclaw Polytechnic. Started career as process engineer in MasterFoods, and worked in engineering and manufacturing in India, France and Poland, until 2005.

Since 2006 growing through senior procurement positions, in Poland, Dubai and Singapore. Led procurement teams through merges with LU and Cadbury.

I am a business leader with over 17 years of experience in leading procurement and supply in Global FMCGs and agriculture in EU, GCC and Asia. Expert in leading cost-effective procurement and achieving significant savings through strategic procurement processes, upstream innovation pipeline; end-to-end supply chain optimization, and manufacturing productivity improvements. Have deep experience negotiating and partnering with vendors to improve total delivered costs, quality and service. Visionary leader with strong business acumen & ability to elaborate and implement strategies for business development. Excellent track record, thanks to top notch collaboration and strong orientation on results. I thrive on driving transformation, pushing my creativity and stimulating innovation.

Prasad Madiraju, Global Process & Enablement Leader, Cargill

Prasad Madiraju

Global Process & Enablement Leader

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Prasad Madiraju comes with over 24 years’ experience across Food Supply Chain, Shipping/ Logistics, Automotive, Engineering, Manufacturing, IT and ITES industries. He has extensive experience in supply chain management - from transformation, consulting, business development, shared services set-up and management perspective.

He is currently the Global Process & Enablement Leader at Cargill’s Strategic Sourcing and Procurement function. This role constitutes the three areas of Design (Global Process Owner for S2P), Enablement (Technology & Data solutions) and Execution of the procurement process.

Previous to Cargill, Prasad held leadership positions in Maersk Line, Wipro and Maruti Suzuki India.

Sharon Long, Director, Packaging Procurement AMEA, Mondelez International

Sharon Long

Director, Packaging Procurement AMEA
Mondelez International

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Ms. Sharon Long, currently Mondelez South East Asia Procurement Lead. Sharon has over 20-year Procurement sourcing experience in FMCG Company including Procter & Gamble and Mondelēz. She has been in different global/regional sourcing lead roles including Packaging, Raw Materials, Marketing/Sales, Digital/e-commerce, External Manufacture and other indirect spends. In her procurement leadership role, Sharon has significant contribution to create best-in-class solution and build winning external capability to enable business growth in additional to deliver savings, including but not limited to digital/e-commerce, below the line sales and marketing, packaging capability building and raw material global sourcing.

Regional Strategic Sourcing Director, CIMB

Sharon Su

Regional Strategic Sourcing Director, CIMB

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Sharon is the Regional Strategic Sourcing Director for CIMB Group, a leading ASEAN universal Bank. She is a Procurement Professional who has over 18 years of regional procurement experience within Banking, Telecommunications and Manufacturing organizations. She had experienced and delivered procurement transformations, e.g. set-up and operationalized center of excellence across 15 countries in Asia, developed sourcing strategies, achieved extensive cost savings, and improved business process across a wide variety of categories and industries.

CIMB have won “Overall Winner - CIPS Procurement & Supply Team of the Year 2018”, “Best Process Improvement Initiative” in CIPS Supply Management Awards 2018 Asia and “Best Process Improvement Initiative” in CIPS Supply Management Awards 2018 Australasia.

Shyam Tantry, Director - Global Procurement, NCR

Shyam Tantry

Director - Global Procurement

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Shyam Tantry is the Director of Global Procurement for NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies.

In this senior management role, Tantry leads an organization that manages approximately USD 500+ Million in supplier spend across 30+ countries worldwide. Procurement organization under Tantry manages a supply base of over 2,000+ suppliers assisting NCR deliver a global solution to customers in multiple industries including financial services, retail, travel, hospitality, telecom & technology, and small business.

Tantry is a highly experience senior executive who has held variety of roles of increasing responsibility across service delivery, account management, outsourcing/offshoring, supply chain and procurement in a career spanning 20+ years. Having worked in India, Australia and Singapore for European and American corporations, Tantry is extremely adapt at managing stakeholders and driving influence and outcomes in a matrix organization.

Currently, TANTRY is board member of NCR Asia Pacific (subsidiary of NCR Corp) and is a member the NCR Asia Pacific leadership team. TANTRY has a strong track record of cost control, operational improvement, profitability, margin improvement and commercial negotiations.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur(India) and Masters in IT and Business Management from University of Technology (UTS), Sydney (Australia). Tantry also certified as International Company Director with Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Stan Shin, Director APAC Regional Procurement, Ebay Inc

Stan Shin

Director APAC Regional Procurement
Ebay Inc

Steve Hrubala, CPPO, National Australia Bank

Steve Hrubala

National Australia Bank

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Steve Hrubala joined the National Australia Bank as Chief Property and Procurement Officer in March 2018. He has led the procurement and strategic-sourcing functions at a few global financial services institutions, and has founded and anchored these functions throughout his career – also in technology, private equity, and non-profit sectors. With a background as an international lawyer and negotiator, Steve has specialised in transformations and turnarounds with a sharp focus on sustainable results that meet the needs (rather than just the “asks”) or organisations and their stakeholders alike.

Wendy Khoo, Head of Sourcing, APAC & Senior Category Manager, HERE Technologies

Wendy Khoo

Head of Sourcing, APAC & Senior Category Manager
HERE Technologies

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Wendy Khoo is currently Head of Sourcing for Asia Pacific region with HERE Technologies, a global location technology company formerly owned by NOKIA MAPs and now majority-owned by a consortium of German automotive companies (namely Audi, BMW and Daimler). In her role, she is responsible for strategic sourcing and management of both direct and indirect categories across all countries in APAC. Wendy is a Certified International Procurement Professional (CIPP)™.

Prior to HERE Technologies, Wendy was a business consultant for geospatial data and IP-licensing with a Singapore public agency, to help the start its geospatial data and licensing sales business. She was also a previous owner of a local marketing agency.

Hall of Fame

Join the Prestigious Hall of Fame

Winners of the Asia Pacific Procurement Awards are forever adorned with the mark of greatness and join the prestigious ranks of trailblazers before.

See below for the big-name individuals, global companies and respected solution providers that already hold the coveted badge of honour.

Procurement Team

Flowserve Corporation

Cross-Functional Collaboration

Mondelez International, Inc.

External Collaboration

Intel Corporation

Highly Commended: Australian Unity

Procurement Excellence

Wipro Ltd

Procurement Leader

Rob Halsall, Westpac Banking Corporation


Wipro Ltd

Highly Commended: Severstal OAO

Solution Provider of the Year