Rumit Relia

Vice President

Rumit Relia
Rumit is a senior member of the leadership team responsible for building Efficio’s business in the Middle East.

Main areas of practice

Rumit has over 16 years' international and multi-industry experience in procurement transformation, strategic sourcing and local content development. Rumit has extensive expertise in supporting clients meet their business plans by realising both immediate short-term benefits (via accelerated sourcing, interim support, quick wins and aggressive cost management) and more strategic long-term improvements (via strategic sourcing, target operating model design, managed services, transformation programme and capability building).

After working with Efficio in Europe for almost 10 years, Rumit joined the MENA leadership team in 2017 to deliver Efficio’s growth strategy and expand operations in the region.


Rumit has a track record of designing and delivering successful transformations across a range of large organisations and SMEs. His current clients include blue-chip organisations in the region across a number of industries - Construction & Infrastructure, Utilities, Chemicals, Manufacturing, Financial Services, and Hospitality


With over 15 years’ experience in procurement consulting, and one year in IT, Rumit holds a Master’s in European Business from ESCP Europe Business School, London, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Instrumentation) from the Institute of Technology & Management, Delhi. He is fluent in English and Hindi, and intends to learn Arabic.

Significant experience

  • Managed Procurement Service – Greenfield giga-project in KSA: Established an agile, flexible, scalable, and value-adding Procurement function to rapidly build supply chains from scratch while boosting the organisation’s local content contribution to the kingdom; Team sourced 1000+ initiatives with a value of more than $3bn across a range of categories
  • Managed Procurement Service – Leading bio-pharmaceutical product manufacturer in the UK: Led the programme providing a fit-for-purpose procurement function for 18 months; Delivered sustainable and speedy saving through focussed sourcing & SRM, and supported client in establishing an “end-to-end category management” focussed organisation.
  • Opportunity assessment and strategic sourcing – Leading global Oil Field Services company: Led the opportunity assessment across 11 countries in MENATI region; Designed and led the 12-month programme delivering double digit savings (Key categories – Chemicals, Logistics, Facilities Management)
  •  Procurement transformation – Largest IT outsourcing company in MENA: Designed and delivered procurement transformation programme focussed on embedding the Target Operating Model (Strategy, Organisation, Core capabilities and Enablers) and delivering double digit saving enabled by dynamic procurement planning. 
  • Opportunity assessment – Leading global petrochemical manufacturer: Led the opportunity assessment across the procurement organisation to design a transformation programme and a case for change; Recommended organisation structure & size improvements, performance measurement metrics, skills enhancements, and value creation potential
  • Opportunity assessment – Leading GCC Water and Power Utilities company: Led the rapid procurement diagnostic across the transmission and distribution operating companies; Designed a transformation programme to establish a centre-led operating model while delivering bottom line impact via strategic sourcing
  • Opportunity assessment – Leading global technical service provider: Led the procurement assessment in over 25 countries that led to a global training & coaching programme to embed best-in-class sourcing practices in the highly de-centralised business.
  • Procurement training and coaching – Leading UK hospital group: Led end-to-end category management training for the procurement staff followed by 1-2-1 coaching with selected category managers for three months.

Other Expertise

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Get in touch


Rumit enjoys trying his hand at new sports, the latest being squash, which he now enjoys with friends and colleagues, and the next will be golf!

Rumit has a passion for travelling to new countries and moving to the UAE has made it easier to explore many new ones.