Chris has more than 20 years’ experience in strategic procurement gained with leading FTSE100 companies based in the UK and the Middle East. He has previously held Head of Procurement and Global Category management roles.
Since joining Efficio he has undertaken a number of strategic sourcing and procurement transformation roles in various sectors across the region.
Main areas of practice
Chris has over 20 years’ experience within the financial services sector and significant category expertise in corporate real estate and security. He has seven years' experience working across the Middle East region.
Chris has over 20 years of experience in Procurement, with significant experience in the financial sector working for HBOS, Lloyds Banking Group and HSBC where he held a range of Regional and Global leadership roles with the responsibility for leading a procurement team of 70 people across eight countries. As a consultant he has supported organisations in the Middle East, primarily in the oil, gas and sovereign wealth fund sectors.
Chris has supported a number of clients within the MENA region in strategic sourcing and procurement transformation projects including a major oil and gas client and public investment funds in both the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
He has successfully led large teams, delivered complex strategic sourcing and outsourcing projects and delivered major transformation including:
- Procurement transformation - MENA: managed the successful delivery of the transformation programme within MENA Region for a large global bank including systems, processes and people.
- Strategic sourcing & category management: Held a variety of strategic sourcing roles in a number of sectors including a Global Category Manager role for a large financial services company responsible for the development and delivery of a five year global category strategy, achieving significant savings across MENA, Europe, Americas and Asia.
- Outsourcing: Significant experience in the outsourcing of services including one of the largest global outsourcing deals for Facilities Management (FM) services.
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Chris enjoys travelling, reading, watching sport and playing golf when time allows.