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How to communicate successfully at board level as a CPO

6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. | Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munich

Speaker: Ralf Gasche, Executive Coach at Excellent Leadership

In a complex business world, any leading position requires assertiveness, integrity and the ability to communicate and act effectively on the executive level. Especially for CPOs, a successful and convincing communication can determine the standing of the procurement business unit. Procurement is central in its role for any company due to its many interfaces with other key business units. Inconsistent leadership by a CPO causes deficits in the procurement processes and ultimately effects major units of a company. In order to avoid such shortcomings, executive coaching is an efficient way to ensure great leadership qualities. This event will bring together CPOs, executive managers and a guest speaker experienced in the field of leadership to address the important topic of executive talks and communication and initiate a lively discussion.

About the speaker

We are pleased to announce that Ralf Gasche, Executive Coach at Excellent Leadership, will be opening the evening’s discussions and sharing his experiences and techniques of how CPOs can improve their demeanour and assertiveness when engaging with members of the C-Suite. Ralf combines 40 years of experience in personnel and conflict management with a specialisation in business services in the field of executive leadership.

Ralf holds a diploma in public administration and numerous awards and qualifications. Previous to his work as an executive coach and business consultant, Ralf spent 23 years working as an executive official and terrorism investigator for the Federal Police in Germany. Furthermore, his career includes a series of successful company start-ups, positions as lecturer and trainer as well as experiences in the fields of hazard, time and project management. These roles equipped him with an extensive knowledge in human nature and diverse managerial fields.

About the venue

Hotel Bayerischer Hof opened in October 1851 in the heart of Munich on behalf of King Louis I. Over the course of 167 years Bayerischer Hof has become a renowned hotel with an international standing. In 1974 it became member of the 'The Leading Hotels of the World' and the first German hotel, of 'Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide'.

The Procurement Leadership Club is an exclusive membership club for CPOs, CFOs and senior procurement and supply chain professionals. Getting to the very heart of procurement challenges and opportunities, it has been designed to provide a wealth of insight, expert knowledge exchange, and valuable networking opportunities.