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Welcome to
Procurement Leaders' Summit

Procurement Leaders’ Summit provides strategy development and peer-to-peer benchmarking for Chief Procurement Officers and Sourcing professionals. The increasing focus on business resilience means procurement’s position is unique. It has the power to elevate innovation, risk mitigation, sustainability, disruption, teams and transformation.

The content is, and has always been, aimed at addressing the most pressing topics. Be it climate change, DEI, digital transformation or leadership development, the agenda is designed to help progress the function and develop procurement leadership teams into business leaders of the future.

Today, our aim remains the same as the first event: bring the community together to share knowledge, build meaningful connections and celebrate the function’s most inspiring success stories.

The power of the network, on stage

The region’s most impressive leaders are handpicked to share success stories and exclusive, behind-the-scenes insights from their organization. As a community, you’ll discuss how to uplift the value of procurement and deliver to ESG, digitalisation and business resilience goals, faster and smarter.

A Meeting of Leaders

The Summit is an opportunity for your entire team to learn, interact and grow. Case studies and panel debates will challenge your thinking on how to cultivate leadership for sustainable, resilient growth. Here is the audience you can expect to see throughout the summit.

Chief Procurement Officers

The region’s most progressive CPOs will share first-hand insight through a series of keynote presentations and working groups.

Excellence Leaders

Functional leaders focused on governance, procurement capabilities and quantifying data can get involved in sessions to enhance their skills and grow their knowledge base.

Solution Providers

Connect with the region’s most forward thinking technology / service providers set to share their unique perspectives and showcase the solutions making an impact.

Digital Leaders

How has digital been used during the pandemic and how will it be used post-Covid? Attendees with digital responsibilities and expertise will learn about progression in digital from industry leaders in the procurement sector.

Sustainability Leaders

Sustainability and positive growth will be at the forefront of the Congress this year. Hear from a diverse range of sustainability leaders about how to move forward in a way that is efficient and lasting.





Procurement Awards

Schedule 2022

18 August 2022 | Taj Lands End, Mumbai
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
09:50 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 am - 11:15 am

Theme: From Surviving to Thriving: Business During ‘Endemic’

  • Mr. Nilesh Jha, Sr. Director Purchasing India Sub continent, ANZ, Huntsman (Moderator)
  • Mr. Kartik S, Head - Procurement, Tagros Chemicals India (P) Ltd.
  • Mr. Nikhil Puri, Global Procurement Head, Optical Networking Business, Sterlite Technologies Ltd.
  • Mr. Subrat Sahoo, Head - Logistics /Supply Chaim Management, JSW Steel
  • Mr. Prashant Sankpal, Vice President - Strategic Sourcing, Aditya Birla Chemicals
  • Mr. Prashant Choube, General Manager - Pre-Sales, Icertis
  • Mr. Ashish Tripathi, Head - Global Purchase, Logistics & Agency, TORM
  • Mr. Devarajan Iyengar, Head - Rapid Deployment – APAC, Bayer
11:15 am – 11:30 am

Theme: The Journey Towards Autonomous Sourcing

  • Mr. Harsha Kadimisetty, CEO and Co-Founder, Aerchain
11:30 am – 11:45 am
11:45 am – 01:00 pm

Theme: Embracing Next Generation Digital & Cognitive Procurement = Change Management

  • Mr. Vinay Kumar Srivastava, Vice President - Procurement, Real Estate & Administration, Blue Dart Express Ltd. (Moderator)
  • Ms. Ruchita Mishra, Director Procurement & Supply Chain, ISS Facility Services India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dr. Hemlata Vyas, VP & Head (Contracts & Procurement), GMR Airports Ltd.
  • Mr. Aradhyula V Narasimharao, Head I Procurement & Vendor Payments, Tata Capital Financial Services Ltd.
  • Mr. Rajeev Chopra, Sr. General Manager Strategic Sourcing - Supply Chain & Program Management, TAFE Ltd.
  • Mr. Veeshwass Kulkarni, Head – Purchase, Legrand India
  • Mr. Santosh Shinde, Head – Procurement, SBI General Insurance Co. Ltd.
  • Mr. Srinivasan Damodaran, National Lead - Central Procurement Unit, Bajaj Finance Ltd.
Lunch & Networking Break
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
02.00 pm - 03.15 pm

Theme: Intelligent Procurement Workflows: Harmonizing Technology And Data To Improve Processes, Enhance Customer Experience And Accelerate Value

  • Mr. Mohit Jauhari, Head - SCM, Shriram Pistons and Rings Ltd. (Moderator)
  • Mr. Gaurav Arora, General Manager - Procurement (SCM), Stelis Biopharma
  • Mr. Vikram Singh Bopche, Head - Purchase, Hafele India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Amol Kulkarni, VP – Contracts & Procurement, THINK Gas Distribution Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Anil Mendonca, VP - Cost Management, HDFC ERGO General Insurance Co. Ltd.
  • Mr. Sharad Kumar, Purchase Director, LACTALIS India
  • Mr. Brish Bhan, Head - Sourcing-APAC, Uber
  • Mr. Tarun Gakhar, Head - Procurement Operations, Kellogg India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Anton Arputhanayagam, Head – Commercial & SCM, Vedanta Ltd.
  • Mr. Harsha Kadimisetty, CEO and Co-Founder, Aerchain
03.15 pm - 03.30 pm

Theme: Digital Procurement Transformation

  • Mr. Akshay Hegde, Co-founder & MD, Shakedeal
Panel Discussion
03.30 pm - 04.45 pm

Theme: Supplier Performance Management – It's More Than a Scorecard, It's a Strategy

  • Mr. Aditya Verma, Vice President – Procurement, Dorf Ketal Chemicals India Pvt. Ltd. (Moderator)
  • Mr. Naveen Ahlawat, Chief Procurement Officer, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd.
  • Ms. Seema Mohanty, Global Supplier Manager, Bayer CropScience Ltd.
  • Mr. Pradnesh Chodankar, Sr Vice President & Head – Procurement, DBS Bank India Ltd.
  • Mr. Nirlay Sheth, Head - Procurement, Marico Ltd.
  • Mr. Jayesh Hinge, Head - Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Management, Dr Lal PathLabs
04:45 pm – 05:15 pm
Closing Panel Discussion
05:15 pm – 06:30 pm

Theme: Visibility, Teamwork And Transparency – Reinvent And Transform Your Role To Achieve Strategic Alignment With Your Enterprise And Deliver Abundant Value

  • Ms. Jane Nazareth Basu, Sourcing Director - Corporate Indirect Purchase (India & South Pacific), Cummins India Ltd. (Moderator)
  • Mr. Ashwin Madhamshettiwar, AVP & Head of Commercial Office India, Enel
  • Mr. Anirudh Sundareshwar, Director - Strategic Sourcing, BNY Mellon
  • Dr. Rajat Chitravanshi, Chief Commercial Officer, Ascend Telecom Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Ritesh Agrawal, Head - Sourcing Business Partnering, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
  • Mr. Ravindra Gadre, Chief Procurement Officer & SCM, Apcotex Industries Ltd.
  • Mr. Hanumat Sastry V Malladi, Vice President - Procurement, VIP Industries Ltd.
  • Mr. Piyush Bharatiya, Vice President – Procurement, Schneider Electric
9th Procurement & Sourcing Awards Night 2022
07.00 pm onwards

Speakers 2022

Nilesh Jha
Nilesh Jha
Sr. Director - Purchasing India Sub Continent, ANZ, Huntsman
Prashant Choubess
Prashant Choube
GM - Pre-Sales, Icertiss
Kartik S
Kartik S
Head - Procurement, Tagros Chemicals India (P) Ltd.
Nikhil Puri
Nikhil Puri
Global Procurement Head, Optical Networking Business, Sterlite Technologies Ltd.
Subrat Sahoo
Subrat Sahoo
Head - Logistics / Supply Chaim Management, JSW Steel
Prashant Sankpal
Prashant Sankpal
Vice President - Strategic Sourcing, Aditya Birla Chemicalss
Ashish Tripathi
Ashish Tripathi
Head - Global Purchase, Logistics & Agency, TORM
Devarajan Iyengar
Devarajan Iyengar
Head - Rapid Deployment – APAC, Bayer

Procurement Excellence Award Winners

18 August 2022 | Taj Lands End, Mumbai
Best-In-Class Indirect Procurement
  • CitiusTech
Best e-Procurement Project of the Year
  • TVS Motor Company Limited
  • Indus Towers Ltd.
Best Procurement Transformation of the Year
  • Indus Towers Ltd.
Best Procurement Innovation of the Year
  • Growth Analytics Centre AB Inbev
Best Procurement Excellence of the Year
  • Cisco, Global Procurement Services
Best-In-Class Ethical Procurement Practices
  • Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
Best Green Procurement Initiative / Project
  • Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd.
Overall Excellence in Procurement & Sourcing
  • ACG Group
  • Grasim Industries Limited (Advanced Material) - Aditya Birla Group
Best Procurement Team of the Year
  • Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd.
  • ITC Ltd.

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