Your benchmark for procurement excellence in the Asia Pacific region

09 November 2018
18:00 - 23:59

Winners announced!

The 2018 Asia Pacific Procurement Awards winners have been announced at the esteemed ceremony in Singapore, showcasing which procurement teams and individuals have been deemed the best of the best within the region. Congratulations to all of the winners!
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The awards cermony took place following the conclusion of the Asia Pacific Procurement Congress at the St Regis in Singapore, which brought together 200+ procurement leaders from across the region to learn and benchmark together.

7 great categories celebrated

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Cross-Functional Collaboration Award
Partnered by Williams Lea Tag
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External Collaboration Award
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Procurement Excellence Award
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Procurement Leader Award
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Procurement Team Award
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Transformation Award
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NEW for 2018
Solution provider of the year award

(for procurement solution providers only)
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Key contact

For any questions about the Asia Pacific Awards please contact:

Vale Rimatori, Awards and events coordinator
+44 (0) 20 7819 1011


Asia Pacific Procurement Awards 2018 Winners & Shortlist

Cross-Functional Collaboration Award, partnered by Williams Lea Tag

Winner: Mondelēz International, Singapore

  • Department of Culture & Tourism Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Emaar, Saudi Arabia
  • Emirates Flight Catering, United Arab Emirates
  • Merck, China
  • Mondelēz International, Singapore
  • Shell, India
  • Shell, Philippines
  • Wildlife Reserves Singapore
  • Wipro, India

External Collaboration Award, partnered by MarkIT

Winner: Intel Corporation, Malaysia

Highly Commended: Australian Unity, Australia


  • Australian Unity, Australia
  • Ceat, India
  • Health Promotion Board, Ministry of Health, Singapore
  • Intel Corporation, Malaysia
  • Merck, China
  • NARTA, Australia
  • Nestlé, China
  • PZ Cussons, India
  • Wipro, India

Procurement Team Award

Winner: Flowserve, India


  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Australia
  • Flowserve, India
  • Health Promotion Board, Ministry of Health, Singapore
  • Merck, India
  • Siemens Healthineers, Malaysia
  • Wipro, India

Transformation Award

Winner: Wipro, India

Highly Commended: AO Severstal Management, Russia


  • AO Severstal Management, Russia
  • CIMB Group Holdings, Malaysia
  • Emirates Flight Catering, United Arab Emirates
  • Jollibee Foods Corporation, Philippines
  • L’Oréal, China
  • Maxis Broadband, Malaysia
  • Microsoft, Hong Kong
  • Singtel, Singapore
  • Telekom Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Thomson Reuters, Singapore
  • Wipro, India

Solution Provider of the Year Award

Winner: MyBiz Solutions, Malaysia


  • ATG, China
  • HH Global, Hong Kong
  • HRS, Singapore
  • InnoArk, Singapore
  • MyBiz Solutions, Malaysia

Procurement Leader Award

Winner: Rob Halsall, Westpac, New Zealand


  • Dato’ Nazri, CIMB Group Holdings, Malaysia
  • Peter Morichovitis, City of Gold Coast, Australia
  • Waleed Saeed Al Saeedi, Department of Culture & Tourism Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Sebastian Chua, Health Promotion Board, Ministry of Health, Singapore
  • Jorge Juan Munoz Fernandez, Maxis Broadband, Malaysia
  • Matthew Tuck, NARTA, Australia
  • Rob Halsall, Westpac, New Zealand
  • Vijayanand Choudhury, Wipro, India

Procurement Excellence Award, partnered by C2FO

Winner: Wipro, India


  • CIMB Group Holdings, Malaysia
  • Emaar, Saudi Arabia
  • Emirates Flight Catering, United Arab Emirates
  • Health Promotion Board, Ministry of Health, Singapore
  • L’Oréal, China
  • Maxis Broadband, Malaysia
  • Merck, China
  • Pernod Ricard, India
  • Shell, Singapore
  • Wipro, India


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

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

Jonathan Webb

Head of Content & Advisory APAC
Procurement Leaders


Amitava Bakshi, CPO, Tata Steel

Amitava Bakshi

Tata Steel

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Amitava has experience for more than 30 years in Tata Steel operations. In his last assignment, he was in charge of management of JAMIPOL, a Tata Steel promoted Joint Venture, as Managing Director.

He has received his Mechanical Engineering degree from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, completed his Management Education Program (MEP) from IIM Ahmedabad and GMP (General Management Programme) from CEDEP, Fontainbleau, France.

He has more than 10 technical papers on refining of iron and steel published in various National and International Seminars in India.

He has been conferred with the prestigious award of being an ‘EMINENT ENGINEER’ for his contribution in the field of Mechanical engineering by the Institution of Engineers (India) in 2010, and ‘Distinguished Engineer’ award in 2015. In 2016, he has been awarded ‘Outstanding Leader in Procurement’ by Institution of Supply Chain Management (ISCM).

He is a member of the Board of three companies – Nicco Jubilee Park Ltd., Steel City Press and Kalimati Global Shared Services Limited. He is also associated with various professional and socio-cultural organizations:

  • Vice Chairman, CII Jamshedpur Zonal Council & Member, CII, Jharkhand Council.
  • Vice President, Association of Supply Chain Professionals (India).
  • Past Chairman, Institution of Engineers, Jamshedpur Local Centre.
  • Executive Committee Member, Jamshedpur Management Association.
  • Past President, Rotary Club of Jamshedpur West.
Anne-Gaelle Gonet, Head of Procurement, East Asia, British Council

Anne-Gaelle Gonet

Head of Procurement, East Asia
British Council

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Anne-Gaelle has been involved in procurement for 15 years after a few years in sales. After her master’s degree in Procurement, she joined AstraZeneca in charge of the meeting, events and travel categories where she had national responsibilities at first and later on a category management role at European level. She then transferred to the banking sector and worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland on banking services category management at European level for a few years. In 2011, she joined Clarins, an international skin care company, in Asia to setup the procurement function, overseeing all indirect categories setting up the framework, the team, the systems, policies and procedures and driving added value for the organisation. She has recently started working for the British Council to lead the procurement transformation journey in East Asia.

Anshu Raj Dyuti, Global Head of Procurement, PZ Cussons

Anshu Raj Dyuti

Global Head of Procurement
PZ Cussons

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Procurement professional with more than two decades of experience in diversified Global FMCGs. Currently heading procurement for the PZ Cussons group globally, with spend spread across Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia. Earlier experience in leading positions in Danone JV in India and in Unilever with Asia, Africa as well as global responsibilities. Key expertise is in developing cross-cultural, virtual and matrix linked high performing teams, developing and deploying strategy, leveraging technology to get more from less. Current areas of interest are driving simplification using insightful spend analytics and Partnering effectively with business through SRM.

Anshu is also an Engineer by training and lives in Singapore.

Benson Cheng, Global Category Lead, GSK

Benson Cheng

Global Category Lead

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Benson joined GSK in late 2014 as the Head of Procurement for China and Hong Kong markets. His priority was to rebuild the function of procurement which was heavily impacted by GSK China crisis at that time. He spent 2 years to transform Procurement to a highly-recognized business partner within the company before he moved to a global category leader role in Singapore in 2017.

Prior to GSK, Benson works in AB InBev as APAC Procurement Director. He centralized the procurement function for indirect spend from 30+ breweries/200+ sales offices. He also designed and implemented the outsourcing of procurement operation during this period. Besides his procurement role, Benson also held the ownership for different types of spend under ZBB (Zero Based Budget) umbrella. Before AB InBev, Benson developed his career in Seagate, Siemens etc.

Caroline Creven Fourrier, Regional Head of Indirect Procurement APAC, Syngenta

Caroline Creven Fourrier

Regional Head of Indirect Procurement APAC

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With more than 10 years procurement experience across various categories and geographies (Global, Regional, country roles), Caroline is an experienced senior procurement leader working as Head of Indirect Procurement for APAC at Syngenta.

She holds a master’s degree from the ISC French Business School as well as a Procurement master from the MAI (CIPS accredited) and is now finalizing a PhD on Talent management in times of organizational redesign. Her passion lies in the professionalization of the procurement function in Asia.

Egemen Tumturk, Global Sourcing Director, Bugaboo International

Egemen Tumturk

Global Sourcing Director
Bugaboo International

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Egemen joined Bugaboo, a Dutch design company that makes mobility products such as pushchairs for infants, toddlers and luggage systems, in August 2014, as Global Sourcing Director. Since then, he has launched several programmes in the bugaboo sourcing organisation to transform sourcing into a high performing strategic function. In the last 4 years, this transformation resulted in doubling year-on-year savings, digitalisation of procurement operations, infrastructure for supplier enabled innovation and a compliant supply base to Bugaboo responsible business and quality standards. The sourcing team developed accordingly and in 2017, the team won the ‘External collaboration award’ in the Procurement Leaders Asia-Pacific Awards.

Prior to Bugaboo, Egemen worked in Kaercher, leading the German cleaning equipment brand and in Vestel Electronics, famous ODM/OEM company in Turkey for consumer electronics products. He managed spend ranging from $60M to $700M on direct materials and indirects. With a total 15 years of experience in sourcing and supply chain, Egemen is enthusiastic about innovation, disruptive strategies, self-steering teams and people development. He is holding an industrial engineering degree and MBA.

Ernie Tan, Group Head of Sourcing, AIA

Ernie Tan

Group Head of Sourcing

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Ernie is currently the Group Head of Sourcing, where he is responsible for AIA Group’s sourcing and procure to pay (P2P) functions. In this role, he is responsible for streamlining and leveraging AIA’s total expenditure; maximize the value and manage the risk associated with the use of third party suppliers and service providers. He oversees the group’s business case/project approval process, the offshore procurement/account payables shared services and P2P transformation projects, as well. He is also a member of the Global Customer Advisory Board for SAP Ariba.

Prior to joining AIA, he was the Regional Head of Procurement, Asia Pacific for Fidelity International based in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for Fidelity’s strategic sourcing and Procure-to-Pay function. Before that, he was the Regional Head, Global Sourcing for Deutsche Bank, and Vice President, Regional Commodities & Services, for Citigroup based in Singapore.

Ernie received his Master of International Business degree from the University of Wollongong, Australia.

Glenn Johnston, Director of Procurement, Transport for NSW

Glenn Johnston

Director of Procurement
Transport for NSW

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Glenn Johnston has over 25 years’ experience in procurement and logistics management across different industries, market leading companies and government. He is currently Director of Procurement at Transport for NSW, Group Rail. He has a master’s degree in Logistics management.

Glenn is a nationally recognised procurement expert and thought leader with a deep and proud passion for Indigenous business engagement. By helping Indigenous businesses grow and develop, Glenn firmly believes that this will lead to greater opportunities for Indigenous employment and a more inclusive economy.

Glenn was the recipient of the 2016 Supply Nation Procurement Professional of the Year Award in recognition of his work developing and engaging Indigenous businesses. He is a Fellow (Chartered status) of CIPS and Chair of the NSW Chapter of CIPS. Glenn is also a Board Member of Supply Nation and the AIATSIS Foundation.

In August-September 2016, Glenn became a Jawun program secondee and spent 6 weeks living with the Aboriginal Community of Lockhart River (Far North Qld), considered to be the most remote Aboriginal Community in Australia. During this time he helped the Mayor, CEO, Councillors, Elders and motivated locals develop a framework to enable less reliance on welfare and employment by the Council, through building small businesses with a goal of achieving self-determination though economic opportunities. Living with the Aboriginal Community also highlighted the importance of preserving the Indigenous culture through language, song lines, music, dance and art.

Glenn is a Dharug man from Western Sydney and still lives on traditional Dharug land in Glenhaven.

Hani AlSaigh, GM of Technology Procurement, STC Solutions

Hani AlSaigh

GM of Technology Procurement
STC Solutions

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Technology & Business Leader with 20 Year experience in Telcos, Technology, and Business. Helping C-Suite and Boards achieve business outcomes through technology and business transformation to contribute to the P&L.

Currently responsible for all Technology Procurement, Supplier Enabled Innovation and enabling Digitalisation and Vision 2030, with an annual spend of ~$4 billion at the largest Telco in the MENA. Focused on harnessing technology such as Blockchain, RPA, AI and AA to drive growth and improve the bottom line. Also working to centralise the function across the global STC Group to drive efficiency and lower costs. Technology areas of focus include Digitalisation, IoT, Cloud, SDN/NFV and 5G.

Previously co-led the STC Procurement Transformation which moved STC to 2nd quartile amongst world leaders and resulted in Saudi Telecom winning the EIPM Peter Kraljic Award for Change Leadership & Value Creation.

Key skills include:

  • C-Suite influence and leadership
  • Developing culture & talent to promote Innovation
  • Business Transformation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supplier Enabled Innovation & SRM
Inna Le Guen, Head of Asia Procurement, Manulife Financial

Inna Le Guen

Head of Asia Procurement
Manulife Financial

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Inna Le Guen is a senior procurement executive with 15+ years of experience in Procurement. Inna held a variety of global and regional roles in Russia, Europe, North America and Asia. She worked in a number of Fortune 500 companies: Pfizer, Xerox, KPMG and most recently Manulife Financial.

Currently, Inna is a Head of Asia Procurement at Manulife Financial, located in Hong Kong. Inna, with support of her team, is leading procurement transformation in Asia region with a vision of transitioning from process based to value-based procurement..

Jaydeep Solanki, Director - Global Purchasing & Supply Chain, GM Holden

Jaydeep Solanki

Director - Global Purchasing & Supply Chain
GM Holden

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Jaydeep Solanki, Head of global purchasing and supply chain at General Motors (GM) Holden Australia and Asia-Pacific Vehicle Program Purchasing Management at GM International, is leading a regional team based in Australia, India, South Korea and Thailand, responsible for combined $1B+ purchasing activities.

Since 2010, he has guided GM suppliers to improve competitiveness and supply chain efficiencies in very challenging circumstances leading up to Automotive Manufacturing Industry closure in Australia.
Over 20+ years career, Jaydeep had various leadership roles in India, Thailand and Australia with responsibilities for Procurement, Supply Chain, Supplier Development, Strategic Planning, Program Management and Information Technology.

Based in Melbourne Australia, Jaydeep is a passionate advocate of advanced technology platforms enabled customer centric business models driving continuous improvement.

Jet Antonio, Senior Director Procurement, Mondelez International

Jet Antonio

Senior Director Procurement
Mondelēz International

Johanne Rossi, Regional Procurement and Supply Chain Director, Compass Group plc

Johanne Rossi

Regional Procurement and Supply Chain Director
Compass Group plc

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Johanne is an award-winning business leader who lives by the five lessons of late Australian businessman James Strong “Always listen, always be approachable, always act with integrity, always keep a cool head and always treat people the way you want to be treated yourself.”

As an accomplished Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer with over 20 years’ experience in blue chip organisations including Accenture, Nestle, Caltex and Compass Group, she’s lived and worked in eight countries across the globe and now devotes her time to the countries of the Asia Pacific region where Compass Group operates.

Johanne is determined to activate innovative strategies and ideas to improve a team’s engagement and performance.

In August this year, Johanne launched the Ladies in Procurement and Supply Chain (LIPS) network with her colleagues Jackie Aggett, General Manager Procurement at Western Sydney Airport and Coretta Bessi, Head of Procurement at Ausgrid. LIPS is a platform for women to support each other in the procurement and supply chain industry, facilitating authentic connections at no cost. Johanne believes the adage “behind every successful woman there is a tribe of women who have her back”.

Procurement and Supply Chain Management Qualifications and Awards

FCIPS – Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). CIPS is the peak body of the supply chain profession. Fellowship is the highest grade of membership and is awarded as a hallmark of professional standing and contribution to the purchasing profession.
2017 Asia-Pacific – CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the year
2017 World Procurement Leader – Procurement Leader of the year finalist
2017 World Procurement Leader – Procurement Transformation of the year finalist
2016 Asia-Pacific Procurement Leader – Procurement Leader of the year
2016 Asia-Pacific The Faculty – Chief Procurement Officer of the year
2016 Asia-Pacific CIPS – Most Improved Procurement Operations – Step Change
2016 Asia-Pacific CIPS – Overall CIPS Winner

Kaustubh Wadekar, Group CPO, Singtel

Kaustubh Wadekar

Group CPO

Qasim Hussein, CPO, Kellogg APAC & Africa

Qasim Hussein

Kellogg APAC & Africa

Ryan Tan, Director, IG Procurement Asia, Air Products and Chemicals

Ryan Tan

Director, IG Procurement Asia
Air Products and Chemicals

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Ryan has more than 18 years of global management experience in telecommunication equipment, contract manufacturing and industrial gas industries. He had held leadership roles in business development, project management and procurement. Since 2005, he had led various procurement functions in strategic sourcing and purchasing operations at both regional and global level based in China and United Kingdom. He is currently the Procurement Director of Air Products Asia responsible for over US$1 billion of annual spending.

Ryan holds a BEng (1st Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College University, London and a MBA from CEIBS, Shanghai.

Scott Lester, VP supply, BHP Billiton

Scott Lester

VP Supply
BHP Billiton

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Scott joined BHP in 2000 and is responsible for the continuous improvement agenda of the global Marketing and Supply function, overseeing improvement in Sales and Procurement and the complete inbound and outbound logistics supply chain via our outbound Freight and inbound Warehousing and Logistics sub-functions. He also has responsibility for the Shared Services function, managed through our Global Asset Services team for Marketing and Supply.

Scott began his career in Finance and Accounting (specialising in taxation and audit), working in a Chartered Accounting firm in Australia, after obtaining his tertiary qualifications in Business (Accounting) and becoming a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
He started his career in BHP as part of the BMA Supply team, before relocating to Perth in 2003 to join Iron Ore Supply. Between 2003 and 2011, Scott held various roles within the iron ore business. He was appointed Head of Supply for Iron Ore in 2011 and led the function in the implementation of various transformational cost reduction projects and during a period of unprecedented growth in the mining industry.

In 2015, Scott was appointed Vice President Analysis and Improvement (A&I) for the Supply function in Singapore and in 2017, also assumed A&I accountability for the Marketing business as Vice President A&I for Marketing and Supply.

Scott has a passion for leading large scape, transformational, global improvement initiatives and has a reputation as a strong results-oriented leader focused on people leadership and change management in multicultural environments. He loves to travel with his partner and has managed to visit over 30 countries in the last 5 years.

Tiow Wei-Yeong, Global Procurement Director, Asia-Pacific, Diageo

Tiow Wei-Yeong

Executive Director, Global Sourcing & Procurement, Asia Pacific and Japan
Merck Sharpe and Dome

Victoria Folbigg, VP Procurement, Zuellig Pharma

Victoria Folbigg

VP Procurement
Zuellig Pharma


Partners of the Asia Pacific Procurement Awards 2018


Cross-Functional Collaboration Award Partner

Williams Lea Tag

Williams Lea Tag is the leading independent marketing activation partner trusted by global brands worldwide to turn creative ideas into reality. The company works with clients to provide an end-to-end marketing execution service, powered by the latest innovations, advanced data analytics and deep digital expertise. As the first creative production company to provide full transparency of production spend, they are leaders in outsourced procurement with a range of flexible and cost-efficient models to deliver solutions across any channel anywhere in the world.

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.

Procurement Excellence Award & Shortlist Drinks Reception Partner


C2FO empowers procurement leaders to increase gross margin while improving the financial health of their supply chains. C2FO is a working capital market where corporate buyers and suppliers can negotiate quicker payments in return for discounted invoices. With the C2FO Name Your Own Rate™ dynamic discounting market, suppliers collaborate with buyers to agree to early payment of approved invoices at rates acceptable to both parties. This gives buyers the opportunity to increase their gross margin and EBITDA and generate higher returns on their cash, while suppliers benefit from improved cash flow at a rate they control.
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