The world’s most prestigious procurement accolade

Shortlist Announced

8 March 2024

Celebration Date

16 May 2024


InterContinental London - The O2

Why attend the awards?

“The glitz, the glamour, the celebratory atmosphere, fantastic hosts, and the opportunity to share and enjoy the evening in the company of colleagues and industry peers”

Sarah Richardson,
SCM Specialist, Siemens
GEP Procurement Team Award Winner,
World Procurement Awards 2023

Ivalua Procurement Excellence Award


The flagship award recognises a leading and impactful example of a procurement function creating significant value for the business. Excellence can be defined as when procurement delivers tangible and quantifiable commercial impact through advanced approaches to spend management.


  • Deutsche Bank
  • Evri
  • K-Electric
  • MTN Group Global Sourcing & Supply Chain
  • PepsiCo AMESA
  • PLDT
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Santander UK
  • Signify (Signify Netherlands)
  • UK Department for Culture, Media & Sport
  • Unilever

Supplier Collaboration & Innovation Award



Showcasing how procurement has worked with the supply base to drive innovation into the organisation – whether it be 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.


  • Cargill
  • CBRE
  • Haleon
  • Heathrow Airport
  • JLL
  • Mars – Designing packaging for circularity
  • Mars – M&M’s® clay-coated paper pouch
  • Sanofi
  • The Kraft Heinz Company – Egg-enger programme
  • The Kraft Heinz Company – Innovation transformation
  • Tomorrow Street & Vodafone

Transformation Award


Celebrating significant advancement in a procurement function, whether improvement of an underperforming team or taking an already high-performing unit to the next level.

Procurement transformation can be driven by a number of goals – to achieve a step change in capability, to move closer to business strategy, to align with key markets or in response to business or political cycles, to name a few.


  • Accenture
  • Clyde & Co
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • GE Gas Power Systems
  • Haleon
  • Kantar
  • Kyndryl
  • Mars Food & Nutrition
  • Roche
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Warner Bros. Discovery

Business Partnership Award

Showcasing the function that illustrates true alignment and deep collaboration with the business for ultimate business success.

True business partnership means that procurement is involved early in strategic decision-making across relevant functional teams and is a valued contributor to planning and decision-making at a strategic level.


  • Deutsche Bank
  • dsm-firmenich
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • GSK
  • HSBC
  • Merck Group
  • Mondelēz International – Pack light and right
  • Mondelēz International – Project Gladiator
  • Syngenta Group
  • The Kraft Heinz Company – Collaborative value creation visits
  • West Mercia Police

Environmental & Social Impact Award


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 underprivileged communities, or fighting child labour and modern slavery in the supply chain.


  • ADNOC – In-country value initiative
  • dsm-firmenich
  • Evri
  • Mars – Addressing forced labour risks
  • Mars – KIND Almond Acres initiative
  • Mars – Next generation soil
  • Nando’s
  • NutriAsia
  • Seplat Energy
  • Siemens
  • The Kraft Heinz Company – Rise Together procurement programme
  • Whitbread

Intel Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Award


Intel logo - Inverted

Celebrating the procurement function that uses its influence and reach to positively impact the diversity and inclusivity of its supply base.

With many global companies purchasing goods and services from tens of thousands of suppliers, the opportunity to make significant improvements to the diversity within that supply base is obvious. Responsible and progressive procurement functions, therefore, must look to work with suppliers that are representative of the communities, geographies and demographics they serve and touch.


  • Accenture
  • Auckland Transport
  • DuPont
  • Haleon
  • Intuit
  • Jacobs
  • Sanofi
  • Sodexo UK & Ireland
  • Westpac

GEP Procurement Team Award


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.


  • Cadent
  • Defence Digital, UK Ministry of Defence
  • London Luton Airport
  • Mars
  • OpenText
  • Port of Tanjung Pelepas
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • The Royal Commission for AlUla

SAP Ariba CPO of the Year Award


SAP Ariba

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

Our 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. This award is restricted to senior-most executives with strategic responsibility for their organisation’s procurement function.


  • David Lainchbury, Keurig Dr Pepper
  • Graham Wright, Kyndryl
  • Jasim Saeed, ADNOC
  • Marcos Eloi Lima, The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Nabil Sousou, PepsiCo AMESA
  • Saeed Al Zarooni, e& – etisalat and
  • Thomas Janvier, INNIO Group

Future Leader Award



Highlighting an individual who is the one to watch for the future – a passionate, curious high performer who is destined for great things, whether as a future CPO or leader elsewhere in the business.

Recognising and developing future leaders is crucial to the retention of high-potentials, as well as succession planning – these are the individuals who will be leading our procurement functions in the coming years and who will take the function itself to even greater heights.


  • Abdulrahman AlHuwayshil, solutions by stc
  • Aswani Nimmagadda, Kuwait Telecommunication Company (stc)
  • Bryn Wilkinson, The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Jack Gordon, Haleon
  • Mushood Ullah, Santander UK
  • Rochelle Overstreet, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Rohit Chaudhry, Uber
  • Sam Tew, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Vincent Naylor, Santander UK

Risk & Resilience Award


Showcasing a procurement organisation that has helped the business to navigate 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 that are rarely seen. Those procurement functions that provide predictability, security of supply, rapid responses and confidence to the executive committee will drive significant competitive advantage.


  • Electrolux Group
  • GE Vernova
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Mars
  • Nomad Foods
  • PepsiCo AMESA
  • Rolls-Royce
  • SAP
  • Schindler
  • The Kraft Heinz Company – Project Marble
  • The Kraft Heinz Company – RiskWatch Hub
  • UCB

Supply Chain Initiative Award

Recognising how a function has taken a fresh approach to managing its complex supply chain for positive business impact or collaborated deeply with the supply chain function for the same aim.

Supply chain agility has never been more critical to keeping goods and services moving for company success and customer satisfaction. Procurement functions that drive and collaborate on supply chain initiatives that have positively impacted the performance of a company will stand out. This could be a specific project or a long-term programme that has achieved significant results.


  • DuPont
  • Electrolux Group
  • GE Gas Power Systems
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Mondelēz International
  • The Kraft Heinz Company

Amazon Business Digital Impact Award


Celebrating the procurement function that has driven significant positive impact by implementing 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.


  • Alcoa
  • Google
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kantar
  • Mars – Commercial insights and analytics hub
  • Micron Technology
  • MTN Group Global Sourcing & Supply Chain
  • Novartis
  • Tesco

Procurement Technology Provider Award

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

Procurement excellence cannot be achieved without digital enablement and the functions that partner with solution providers who provide a significant return on investment are the functions that progress faster. The award celebrates technology solutions that have a clear value proposition and address a meaningful and tangible procurement challenge or opportunity.


  • akirolabs
  • Axiom Data
  • Candex
  • Cirtuo
  • CO2Analysis
  • EcoVadis
  • GEP
  • Globality
  • graphiteConnect
  • Ivalua
  • One Data
  • Sirion
  • Vizibl

Procurement Consultancy Project Award

Highlighting the consultancy or advisory organisation that is helping the procurement function to push boundaries within its business.

Professional services have made a significant contribution to the evolution of the function over the years and continue to do so. This award recognises the project in which a procurement team has been supported by an external organisation through the provision of advisory, consultation or recruitment services.


  • Efficio – Redefining procurement
  • GEP
  • Insight Sourcing
  • Proxima
  • TSM – Genel Energy’s S2P implementation
  • TSM – Streamlining supplier onboarding
  • TWS Partners

Why attend the World Procurement Awards?


Network with industry leaders: Seize the opportunity to expand your network and forge key connections


Celebrate and be celebrated: Gain recognition and validation for your achievements from peers and industry experts


Learn from the best and be inspired: Witness real-world success stories that motivate the pursuit of excellence in the industry

Judged by the best

Meet your esteemed panel of judges. Entries will be profiled in front of the biggest names in the function as they determine who to shine a light on.

Alistair Prebble

Head of Procurement
Air New Zealand

Andrew Newnham

Head of Group Procurement
Marks & Spencer

Andrew Roper

Global Head of Procurement
Clyde & Co.

Andrew Swift

Chief Procurement Officer
British Council

Andrew Watson

Head of Group Procurement
BlueScope Steel

Ann Ackerson

Chief Procurement 
BAE Systems

Ben Fricke

Procurement & Supply Chain Director

Bob Bruning

Chief Procurement Officer

Carel Aucamp

Chief Procurement 
British American Tobacco

Carol Danoff

EVP & Chief Procurement Officer
Warner Bros. Discovery

Dan Bartel

Chief Procurement 
American Airlines

Florence Tinsley-Roy

Global Chief Procurement Officer

Hani Alsaigh

VP of Supply Chain

Harold Wu

Head of Procurement
T. Rowe Price Group

Harro Meijran

Chief Procurement Officer

Hervé Le Faou

Chief Procurement Officer

Jacqueline Lam

Head of Strategic Procurement
Hong Kong Jockey Club

Jarrod Glover

Director of Procurement
Santander UK

John Wilgar

Chief Procurement 
Nippon Sheet Glass

Jude Byrne

Jude Byrne

Head of Procurement

Katarzyna Lis

Regional Procurement Director
Asahi Europe & International

Kimberley Warren

Head of Property & Procurement
Virgin Money

Laura Cook

Director of Procurement

Lis Anderson

Chief Procurement Officer
Provincial Health Services Authority

Lee Jackson

Managing Director
North West London NHS Procurement Services

Marco Cobianchi

Head of Global Procurement
Schindler Holding

Mark Major

Global Head of Procurement
Bain & Company

Nikki Archer

Deputy Director, Head of Scottish Procurement & Commercial Policy
Scottish Government

Nikki Symonds

Chief Procurement Officer
Origin Energy

Nor Azura Abdul Wahab

Chief Procurement Officer
Telekom Malaysia Bhd

Patricia Miller

Chief Procurement Officer

Philip McDonald

GM Procurement
Woolworths Group

Richard Crane

Chief Procurement Officer

Rick Hof

Corporate Procurement Officer
Alliander N.V.

Siva Periasamy

Global Supply 
Chain Head
Tata Communications

Shiraz Sarang

Chief Procurement Officer

Stuart Price

Group Procurement Director
Nomad Foods

Ted Dore

Managing Director

Thomas Gaengler

Chief Procurement Officer
Mondelez International

Tim Herrod

Vice President, Global Procurement

Valerie Jamieson

Director of Procurement 
& Supply Chain

Vishal Gupta

Chief Procurement Officer

Will Chou

Chief Procurement Officer

Will Porter

Chief Procurement Officer
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance

Headline Partner


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