Efficio, the global procurement experts, announce the appointment of nine new principals to the management team.

Edward Cox, Gil Gorev, Thomas Karger, Thor Olsen and Peter Wetherill have been promoted internally, while Philippe Salavert, Rene Schalk, Per Svanberg and Leo Todd are new hires. The appointments span Efficio’s offices in the UK, Germany and the Nordics, and highlight the company’s rapid international growth.


Growth is an essential part of our business. To double in size every three to four years, we must help our people develop in terms of capabilities and responsibilities. At the same time, we must drive the international composition of our team, which is key to our ongoing global expansion. These latest appointments reflect the importance of this strategy and we are delighted to welcome our new principals to the management team.
Jens Pedersen,, CEO at Efficio


Edward Cox – has over 15 years’ experience in procurement and operations consultancy and has delivered strategic procurement and operational change programmes across both the private and public sectors. He has most recently worked with food service, retail and manufacturing clients, particularly exploring pan-European business synergies and collaboration.

Gil Gorev – is highly experienced in commercial advisory and procurement consulting, having worked on a number of large transformation programmes and complex procurement projects covering defence, health and local government. He is particularly passionate about helping people develop their skills and expertise, and recently led the development and operations of four consulting teams totalling over 100 people.

Thomas Karger – joined Efficio in 2014 and actively supports Efficio’s growth strategy in Germany and central Europe. Thomas has worked with a wide range of clients across sectors such as manufacturing, food, financial services and aviation. He has significant experience in developing and transforming organisations and oversees the long-term relationships with our managed services clients.

Thor Olsen – joined Efficio in 2011 and has since combined procurement, analytical and relationship skills to execute business strategy and deliver benefits from strategic sourcing, vendor management and internal process improvements. His clients largely operate within financial services, manufacturing and infrastructure across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Peter Wetherill – has been at Efficio for over five years, working across sectors and geographies to help clients improve the effectiveness of their procurement strategy and operations. Peter specialises in digital transformation and forms part of the leadership team in Efficio’s digital practice area, developing the eFlow platform solution.

Philippe Salavert – has nearly 20 years of experience in strategic procurement and innovation roles with a number of technology-oriented and engineering companies. He has particular expertise leading transformation programmes, design-to-value projects and category optimisation waves in the high-tech and telecoms, manufacturing and industrial sectors spanning Europe.

René Schalk – combines a background of working for top-tier consulting firms with senior executive roles in leading multinational organisations. He has global experience in driving procurement and supply chain efficiency and performance enhancement, with direct P&L impact across a range of industries including FMCG, manufacturing and construction.

Per Svanberg – has more than 25 years of strategic sourcing and procurement transformation experience as both a management consultant and CPO. He has worked on transformation programmes across a variety of sectors, with a particular focus on construction, consumer goods, financial services and retail. 

Leo Todd – joins with over a decade’s experience in the financial services sector. He started his career at PwC, where he trained as a chartered accountant, before moving to DC Advisory in 2014 to work within the UK M&A team. He will be drawing on his significant expertise to help develop the operations, strategy and finance aspects of the company.


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