Efficio, the world’s largest global procurement consultancy, is proud to announce that UK-based Principal, Barbara Guignard, has been awarded Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s ‘Women in Supply Chain Award 2021.’ 

The award honours female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship, and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network.

Accumulating 15 years’ experience in procurement and supply chain, Barbara joined Efficio in 2008 and has since been leading large-scale, international procurement transformation projects, delivering substantial cost savings and sustainable process improvements to clients across the globe, enabling them to become high value generating functions for their businesses. 

As an active member of Efficio’s Diversity and Inclusion Group, and founder and leader of the Efficio Women’s Network, an inclusive forum to network and exchange topics impacting women’s performance and well-being in the workplace, Barbara has planned and implemented a number of initiatives that have helped pave the way for a more inclusive working environment during her time at Efficio. These initiatives include launching a series of internal equality training workshops, as well as establishing a global mentoring scheme, connecting senior women with junior women in the business to provide guidance and support to help them develop the right skills to progress to the next level. 

Barbara is a very talented individual who combines very strong consulting skills with deep procurement expertise. Barbara pairs strong team and client management skills with fluency in five languages – which is a unique asset when leading complex, multinational assignments. In addition to co-leading our food and hospitality practice, Barbara leads the Efficio Women’s network, spanning six offices and three continents. We are delighted to see her receive well-deserved recognition for her efforts and contributions to our company, our clients, and the procurement profession.
Jens Pedersen, CEO, Efficio

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the only magazine in the supply chain industry covering the entire global supply chain that focuses on ROI, professional development and change management.

Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics, said: “These women are just absolutely amazing in so many ways. They’ve re-tooled, re-innovated and revamped how the world sees the supply chain and logistics industry. They’ve paved the way for future female supply chain leaders to become a part of an industry that matters. Because women in the supply chain matter. And, some of these women are young, which means they’re just getting started.” 

She adds: “I’m honoured to recognise and celebrate the achievements of so many female supply chain leaders.”

Barbara joins her peers Pauline Potter and Isabel Fernandez in Efficio’s ever-growing list of influential Women in Supply Chain. For the full list of the 2021 Women in Supply Chain winners, click here. The 2021 Women in Supply Chain award will appear in SDCE’s September issue.

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