Celebrating Asia Pacific’s Most Impressive Procurement Initiatives

Shortlist Announced

15 September 2023

Celebration Date

9 November 2023


Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore

Position yourself alongside procurement's elite

The Asia Pacific Procurement Awards provide a platform for industry innovators and forward-thinkers to elevate their profile and showcase their best regional work.

From driving ESG improvement to providing critical insight into supply chain risk, we honour those challenging the norm and adding sustainable value to their organisation.

Winners and finalists will be celebrated live in Singapore on 9 November following the Asia Pacific Procurement Congress 2023.


Ivalua Asia Pacific Procurement Excellence Award

The flagship award, recognising a leading and impactful example of procurement creating significant value for the business.

Excellence can be defined as when procurement delivers tangible and measurable commercial impact through advanced spend-management approaches.


  • Air New Zealand
  • Jollibee Foods Corporation
  • McCain Foods
  • PT Pupuk Indonesia (Persero)
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Schneider Electric
  • stc Kuwait
  • Uber

Asia Pacific Supplier Collaboration & Innovation

Showcasing how procurement has worked with the supply base to drive new innovation into the organisation - whether product, service, or process.

The supply base is a rich source of innovation, and procurement is perfectly positioned to orchestrate how the organisation can capture and leverage innovation.


  • CBRE
  • HealthShare NSW
  • Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison
  • Tata Communications – Global Network Upgrade
  • Tata Communications – Rapid Innovate Project
  • Tenaga Nasional Berhad
  • Titan Company
  • Uber

Asia Pacific Environmental & Social Impact

Recognising the procurement function that is significantly reducing the environmental impact of their business through innovative and collaborative approaches across the business and supply base.

Procurement has a huge opportunity to positively impact the environmental and social agenda due to the influence it wields over the supply base. Leaders in this space will exhibit how they work upstream to drive environmental improvement or other social issues such as supporting local or under-privileged communities or fighting child labour and modern slavery in the supply chain.


  • CBRE
  • DuPont
  • NSW Treasury
  • NutriAsia
  • Schneider Electric
  • Tata Communications – Affirmative Action Program
  • Tata Communications – Renewable Energy Implementation
  • TM Technology Services Sdn Bhd
  • Uber

Asia Pacific Risk & Resilience

Showcasing a procurement organisation that has helped their business to navigate through unexpected events and volatile environments, using advanced techniques, processes and technology.

Supply chains are a complex melting pot of risk, with the global business and geopolitical landscape providing challenges which are rarely seen. Those procurement functions that provide predictability, security of supply, rapid response and confidence to the executive committee will drive significant competitive advantage.


  • CBRE
  • Health Promotion Board
  • Micron Technology
  • PT Telekomunikasi Selular
  • Real Pet Food
  • stc Kuwait

Asia Pacific Digital Impact Award

Celebrating the procurement function that has driven significant positive impact through the implementation of a digital technology or data solution.

Deploying technology for technology’s sake has repeatedly resulted in disappointing, expensive failures. But those procurement organisations that make full use of the data at their disposal to drive business insight or implement leading digital solutions can drive significant competitive advantage.


  • CBRE
  • IBM
  • McCain Foods
  • Micron Technology
  • Retal Urban Development
  • Tenaga Nasional Berhad

Asia Pacific Procurement Team

Recognising teams that share a clear purpose and are committed to excellence in procurement and driving business impact; yet foster a culture of openness, individual and collective growth, and trust.

Nothing is more beneficial to a business than a team that achieves success and demonstrates excellence through a collaborative, creative and proactive approach. But the reward isn’t just for the business – individuals in such teams flourish due to the empowerment, growth opportunities and an inclusive environment.


  • Health Promotion Board
  • Port of Tanjung Pelepas
  • PT Telekomunikasi Selular
  • Retal Urban Development
  • stc Kuwait
  • Tenaga Nasional Berhad
  • Uber


Asia Pacific CPO of the Year

Celebrating the senior-most procurement leader in the Asia Pacific region who empowers their team, inspires progress for the function and is fixated on delivering sustainable and business-critical results for the organisation.

Our Asia Pacific CPO of the Year award recognises a great leader who is at the top of their game and is responsible for a high-performing team that delivers tangible business results. The Asia Pacific CPO of the Year award is restricted to senior-most executives in the region with strategic responsibility for their organisation’s procurement function.


  • Harish Kumar, Carelon Global Solutions India
  • Vishal Gupta, Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison
  • Jordan Low, Keurig Dr. Pepper
  • Ts. Dr. Irwana Abd Malek, Port of Tanjung Pelepas
  • Ayman Bagawi, Royal Commission for AlUla
  • Amir Mahmod Abdullah, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

Asia Pacific Solution Provider

Recognising the solution provider that demonstrates the most impactful and valuable technology or service for procurement functions.

Functions that partner with solution providers that provide a significant return on investment are the functions that progress faster. This award celebrates technology, consultancy or other procurement-services providers that have a clear value proposition and address a meaningful and tangible procurement challenge or opportunity.


  • Cargobase
  • GEP
  • Ivalua
  • KellyOCG
  • Link
  • SimpliContract

Judged by the Best

Meet your esteemed panel of judges.
Entries have been profiled in front of the biggest names in the function as they determined who to shine a light on.

Carmela D'Angelo
Head of Non-IT Institutional Procurement
Asian Development Bank
Christel Martin
Director Procurement Excellence, Transport
Sarat Kadambi
General Manager - Global Head of Services Procurement
Tata Communications
Irwan Saidi
VP Strategic Procurement
Jay Holton
Director, Global Procurement Center of Excellence
Julian Ang
Regional Head of Procurement
Property Guru
Karina Michael
Procurement Client Experience Delivery Lead, Growth Markets (ex India)
Naissa Von Pein
Procurement Director, Indirect Categories & Procurement Excellence
Dole Asia Holdings
Pruet Kampee
Vice President - Strategic Procurement and Supply Chain Contract Management
Global Power Synergy Public Company Limited (GPSC)
Harish Kumar
Managing Director – Global Procurement
Carelon Global Solutions
Joy Abesamis
Assistant Vice President, Global Procurement
Jollibee Foods Corporation
Brea Rhind
Head of Procurement Excellence
Eric Yong
Singapore Management University
Pattarin Mahavinitchaimontri
Procurement Management Department
Barbara McCallum
Director Commercial Delivery
New Zealand Defence Force
Chris Richards
Principal Advisor
Kāinga Ora
Frank Wohlfarth
Head of Procurement Strategy & Enablement
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Glen San Pedro
Vice President and Head Supply Chain Management
Manila Electric Company
Adrian Lee
Adrian Lee
Head of Procurement
2degrees Mobile
Rhoda Cruz
Head of Supply Chain
Aboitiz Power
Vishal Gupta
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