CPO of the Year Award Winner

Philip Cheng – IBM

Entry Overview

Philip Cheng was described by one judge as a “visionary” leader. He has led numerous successful transformation projects at IBM, including the implementation of agile working practices and the adoption of new and emerging technologies such as blockchain. Judges were impressed by the range of Philip’s achievements, from his exceeding cost-saving targets to improving supplier diversity and enabling IBM’s revenue growth, all while maintaining high levels of employee engagement.

Official announcement of the Asia Pacific Procurement Awards 2022 winners and highly commended along with reflections from the judges.
The media pack includes a personalised social media graphic and a badge of honour for the winner’s email signature.

Judges' feedback

2022 Hall of Fame

Accenture – The University Procurement Hub

Ivalua Asia Pacific Procurement Excellence Award

Schneider Electric

Asia Pacific Environmental & Social Impact Award​

Schneider Electric

Asia Pacific Risk & Resilience Award


Asia Pacific Digital Impact Award

Marsh McLennan

Asia Pacific Procurement Team Award

Schneider Electric

Asia Pacific Supplier Collaboration & Innovation Award

Philip Cheng, IBM

Asia Pacific CPO of the Year Award

Tomorrow Street & Vodafone

Supplier Collaboration & Innovation Award

Headline Partner - Ivalua

Ivalua is a leading provider of cloud-based Spend Management software. Our complete, unified platform empowers businesses to effectively manage all categories of spend and all suppliers, increasing profitability, improving ESG performance, lowering risk and improving employee productivity. We are trusted by hundreds of the world’s most admired brands and recognized as a leader by Gartner and other analysts.
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