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SPP Teams

We are a Global Community of procurement professionals working collaboratively around the globe to drive the mission and vision of SPP forward. The many individuals who have taken The Pledge and the SPP Team come together to make up this unique organization, the Sustainable Procurement Pledge.

We are here to support each other, to be the megaphone for what is working, and to accelerate change. We are collaborating on finding solutions, and at the core, we are getting things done to leave a legacy of a new procurement profession. SPP is about the individuals that make us the community. These are your SPP teams.

Thomas Udesen

Co-Founder of SPP and CPO of Bayer

Bertrand Conquéret

Co-Founder of SPP and CPO of Henkel

Thomas Udesen

Co-Founder of SPP and CPO of Bayer

Bertrand Conquéret

Co-Founder of SPP and CPO of Henkel

Thomas Udesen

Co-Founder of SPP and CPO of Bayer

Bertrand Conquéret

Co-Founder of SPP and CPO of Henkel

Co-Founders

Our passionate Co-Founders, Thomas Udesen (CPO of Bayer) and Bertrand Conquéret (CPO of Henkel) hold the personal conviction that each and every procurement professional has the power and responsibility to drive change. 
 
They start with themselves and invite you to get involved.

Global Team

Your SPP global team is here to empower and accelerate your work. We are striving to hear your needs, your challenges and continue to build SPP to be fit for purpose for today and towards our BIG goal: making sustainable procurement the default.
Together we are setting up SPP for scalable growth and impact and building an organization at the service of the global SPP community of procurement professionals. We have taken up the vision set forth by Thomas and Bertrand and are building on the work of the K–Team Volunteers to drive this groundbreaking and disruptive movement. 
We are here for you. Do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, want to get more involved or want to learn how you can support SPP.

Mélissa La Roque de Roquebrune

Executive Director

Kathrin Decker

Deputy Director

Charlotte Horder

Community Engagement Director

SPP vacancies

There are currently no vacancies, but please do check here from time to time to see which openings we have for our volunteers and Global Team positions. If you are interested in playing a pro-active role in one of our chapters, please do take a look at the section about the Chapters, and submit your interest via this form.

Advisory Council

In 2024, SPP took another significant step in its organizational governance through the establishment of the Advisory Council. We are proud to introduce the first members who will be instrumental in supporting SPP and our community as we approach 2030 and the challenges beyond.

Nancy Gillis

SPP Strategic Advisor: Thematic Curation

“I am honored and incredibly excited to become the first member of the Sustainable Procurement Pledge Advisory Council as Strategic Advisor: Thematic Curation advising the Global Team on delivering SPP’s mission and vision. Specific focus this year is identifying pressing topics in sustainable procurement, connecting external entities with SPP and helping build the member community by planning, attending, and facilitating relevant events. If you have advice on sustainable procurement topics our community should be addressing, let’s connect. And yes, procurement is sexy!”

Ranajoy Basu

SPP Strategic Advisor: Governance & Legal

“I am delighted and honored to become a member of the Sustainable Procurement Pledge Advisory Council and to continue to collaborate with the fantastic Global Team delivering SPP’s mission and vision. At a time when sustainable supply chain and procurement is top of the agenda of corporates and financial institutions around the world, it is very exciting to work with SPP across industry sectors to help catalyze meaningful impact, positive change, in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.” 

Chapter Co-Chairs

SPP Chapters are more active than ever and are vital connectors for our community activities around the world. With all events being free we welcome everyone in procurement looking to learn, exchange and be inspired. We are incredibly grateful to all our volunteering Co-Chairs and the core teams who support SPP with such energy and dedication.
 
View all SPP Chapters in detail, find upcoming events and resources by checking ‘CONNECT’ in the menu.
See SPP CHAPTER CO-CHAIRs

Ambalika Gupta

India Chapter

Anthony Fuller

USA Chapter

Bora Yucel

Human Rights Chapter

Carsten Hansen

Canada Chapter

Claudia Stijlen

Scope 3 Chapter

Elvire Regnier

France Chapter

Emma Howcroft

Nature & Biodiversity Chapter

Fabien Biagi

France Chapter

Fleur Heineke

Demark Chapter

Francesco Brasca

Travel & Hospitality Chapter

Guy Battle

Public Procurement Chapter

Jaime Paiva

Supplier Diversity Chapter

Jo Parkin

UK Chapter

Luciana Salvatore

Scope 3 Chapter

Maria Terracina

Pharma Chapter

Marina Bradford

Nature & Biodiversity Chapter

Mat Langley

Emerging Technology Chapter

Nalini Bates

Supplier Diversity Chapter

Nicola Lane

Australia Chapter

Nina Starklauf

Singapore Chapter

Peter Koehne

Germany Chapter

Philippe de Grivel

Brazil Chapter

Q Mulla

Public Procurement Chapter
René Wienmann

René Wienmann

Demark Chapter

Richard Brattle

Canada Chapter

Robert Williams

Pharma Chapter

Seb Butt

UK Chapter

Sheila Vieira

Brazil Chapter

Simon Feeney

Travel & Hospitality Chapter

Sujata Karandikar

Australia Chapter

Swapnil Dubey

India Chapter

Thomas Heine

Germany Chapter

Victoria Folbigg

Human Rights Chapter

League of Champions

This peer group offers a space for CPOs to come together within the SPP Champions Program with the focus on CHAMPIONING the SPP vision and to work collectively to accelerate our shared aim of embedding sustainable procurement practices through cross-industry, peer collaboration, and knowledge exchange. 

The Champions meet to have an open dialogue about what is working, what challenges they are facing, and knowledge they can share and to signal within their organizations and beyond that they personally want to champion the structural and culture shift we need to reach our goals by 2030. 

As Champions we acknowledge that we need to work together from the top down and the bottom up. 

See LEAGUE OF CHAMPIONS

Amanda Wood

Director of Sustainability – Supply Chain & Social Value
BAE Systems

Ard Verboon

Chief Procurement Officer
Schneider Electric

Carel Aucamp

Chief Procurement Officer
BAT

Chris Holmes

Senior Vice President Global Sourcing
Avantor

Chris Shanahan

VP Global Sustainability Supply Chain
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Elske Messemaker-Kleijn

Procurement & Transformation Executive
DP World

Henrik Larsen

Chair of Champions Program

Isabel Hochgesand

Chief Procurement & Hazelnut Company Officer
Ferrero

John Wilgar

Chief Procurement Officer
NSG Group

Juan-Carlos Fuenmayor

Chief Procurement Officer
Syensqo

Lauren Richardson

Chief Procurement Officer
Colgate-Palmolive

Lisa Martin

Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer
GSK

Lucia Cioffi

SVP Chief Procurement Officer
LEGO Group

Marco Martelli

VP Supplier Management & Managing Director Global Supply
Tetra Pak

Mike Smyklo

Chief Procurement Officer
S&P Global

Nataša Vidmar

SVP and Chief Procurement Officer
AstraZeneca

Nikolaus Kirner

Chief Procurement Officer
SAP

Ninian Wilson

Global Supply Chain Director & CEO Vodafone Procurement
Vodafone Procurement Co Sarl

Oliver Hurrey

Lead of Champions Program

Patricia Miller

Director of Profitable and Responsible Buying
Accenture

Rajnish Kapur

SVP Chief Sourcing & Supply Chain Officer
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Ranga Mulabagula

Chief Procurement Officer
Klöckner Pentaplast

Richard Crane

Chief Procurement Officer
Haleon

Rodrigo Branco

Executive Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer
Eaton

Sebastien Bals

Chief Procurement Officer
Merck

Sirsij Peshin

Chief Procurement Officer
Pfizer

Sophie Rabec

VP Group Procurement
Aliaxis

Valentina Fanni

Chief Procurement Officer
Allianz

Henrik Larsen

Oliver Hurrey

Lead of Champions Program

Transformation Panel

The members of the Transformation Panel are an integral part of the Champions Program. Appointed by the Champions, they are responsible for embedding sustainability in procurement in their organizations and beyond. They work together to capability build their functions as they support their broader teams. Together with SPP, they work to empower and equip their procurement teams by encouraging and providing access to a wide range of resources and engagement opportunities, developed for procurement, by procurement – across all regions, sectors, and issues.

Henrik Larsen

Chair of Champions Program

Chris Low

Head of Sustainability Procurement & Packaging
Haleon

Liam Bruno

Program Development Lead – Procurement COE- (ESG, Risk)
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Giulia Palma

Procurement Lead – Purpose, Planet & Sustainability
Vodafone

Alyssa Caddle

Director, Procurement Sustainability
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Tara Moser

Head of Environmental Sustainability in Procurement
LEGO

Simone LaGiglia

Director Innovation & Sustainability
Tetra Pak

Harry Aldwinckle

Manager, Sustainable Procurement
Tetra Pak

Laura Giuliani

Head of Procurement Sustainability
Syensqo

Guillermo Juarez

Procurement with Purpose (PwP) Global Lead
SAP

Fred Turco

Enterprise Indirects and Sustainable Sourcing Global Lead
Pfizer

Jarek Plewniok

Procurement Manager – Supplier Capability & Development
NSG Pilkington

Verena Buback

Head of Procurement Excellence and SustainabilityHead of Procurement Excellence and Sustainability
Merck Groupe

Richard Harradine

Group Procurement Director
Klöckner Pentaplast

Rebbecca Bergkamp

Value Chain Sustainability Director @ Eaton | Six Sigma Black Belt
Eaton

Farry Ishq

Senior Manager, Strategic, Procurement Sustainability, Entrepreneurial with a Learning Mindset: MBA,BSc Chemistry
DP World

Ebru Calero

Sr Director, Sustainable Sourcing and Innovation at Colgate-Palmolive
Colgate-Palmolive

Florian Vollmer

VP, Head of Procurement Sustainability @ Bayer | Business Strategy
Bayer

Benjamin Saur

Global Category Manager – Sustainability at British American Tobacco
BAT

Rakhe Lad

Senior Sustainability Lead (Supply Chain)
BAE Systems

Gisela Artola Pascual

Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Professional
Alliannz SE

Thilo Plasse

Head of Global non-IT Procurement & Enablement at Allianz SE
Alliannz SE

Mikael Hamon

Procurement & Procure tech lover
Aliaxis

Sophie Rabec

VP Group Procurement
Aliaxis

Elena Heckmann

Sustainable Procurement | Sustainability Strategy | International Project Management
Accenture

Benon Ngobi

Global Supplier Inclusion & Sustainability Lead at Accenture

Matteo Amen

Sustainability Global Sourcing and Procurement Specialist at Allianz
Alliannz

Robert Williams

Pharma Chapter

Emma Howcroft

Nature & Biodiversity Chapter

Oliver Hurrey

Lead of Champions Program

Christophe Quiquempoix

Vice President, Sustainable Procurement Global Supply Chain at Schneider Electric

Richard Harradine

Group Procurement Director РGlobal Excellence, Sustainability & Property at Kl̦ckner Pentaplast

Giulia Usai

Senior Director Procurement Sustainability CoE at GSK

Volunteers

SPP is here for you and with you. Together we are building a truly dynamic and powerful global movement, dedicated to getting things done fast. Every Ambassador can get involved to gain a community and knowledge but also to contribute to the work of SPP. Whether you are a Procurement veteran or new to the profession, if you have endless hours to contribute or just a few hours a month, you can help move our shared mission forward by getting involved.  

If you want to get more involved with your SPP Community, we welcome support volunteers. You can either reach out to the relevant Chapter you are interested in via this form, or send us an email

SEE those VOLUNTEERing

Stefanie Jensen

Desré Hancocks

Fiona Pinkawa

Pia Kinkawa

Matthijs Akkersdijk

Rosie Davenport

Khaled Murshed

Priya Pomalil

Sila Voliatzaki

Paola Robert

Astrid Bosten

Brianna McCain

Director, Account Management
Sphera

Oliver Hurrey

Lead of Champions Program

Alumni

SPP is a Community driven by a shared vision. Many of you have given of your time, knowledge, expertise and passion. We are so grateful for the immense drive and support of all those that have been part of our story until now. The SPP Alumni recognizes all those that have volunteered over the years and taken up key roles to get us to where we are today.   

Benjamin Wee

Initiator & Co-Chair Singapore Chapter (2022-2024)

Ashlin Ramlochan

Principal: Sustainable Supply Chain
Anglo American

Caitlyn Zhou

Sonia Couprie

Joline Beninga

Nataliya Dominina

Chapter Coordinator Volunteer

Marco Carella

Steffen Huenker