Oct 2012 - Sigaria Ltd, the award-winning business intelligence and networking organisation for the global procurement sector, today announced the appointment of David Gilbertson, former CEO of EMAP and Informa, who has joined the Board as a non-executive director.
David, who has been acting in an advisory capacity for Sigaria since the beginning of 2012, will take up the role with immediate effect, bringing extensive experience in subscription-led media, data and events and providing valuable support for Sigaria’s international growth plan.
Sigaria, founded in 2004, hosts a collaborative network and professional membership resource that attracts thousands of senior global procurement professionals from the world’s top companies including IBM, Deutsche Telekom, BP and many more.
Commenting on the appointment, Co-founder & CEO Alex Martinez said “David brings with him a wealth of media- and data-specific knowledge, experience and intellect and understands the requirements we need in place to achieve our high growth strategy. Most importantly, David shares our passion, energy and drive for developing innovative and world class products and services for our customers.”
In the past year alone Sigaria has grown its membership base by 150%, expanded significantly in the US and Asia, and picked up five major industry accolades at the PPA, IPAC and data and digital publishing awards.
Commenting on his decision to join the business, David Gilbertson said, “I am delighted to be working with Alex and his team to build on the strong platform Sigaria has already established in the global procurement market. As it continues to extend and deepen its digital content and workflow tools I am sure it will see further accelerated growth and confirm its position as the foremost provider of actionable intelligence to procurement professionals worldwide."
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