3rd Edition of European Supply Chain Leaders Ranking

Top 28 Supply Chain Executives in Europe 2017

Supply chain management is a people’s business. Like chess, it requires strategy, resources and most importantly, competent and visionary leaders behind the board making the right decisions. For the 3rd consecutive year Supply Chain Media in collaboration with Inspired-Search evaluated and created a ranking of the Top 28 Supply Chain Executives in Europe.

By Martijn Lofvers, Marieke Lenstra and Christian Plesca

Unilever’s Marc Engels was named as Europe’s top Supply Chain Executive. Marc Engel has been Chief Supply Chain Officer at Unilever since February 2016. He started working for Unilever in 1990 as an Operations Manager. He stayed for three years, worked for Shell for two years and then returned to Unilever where he has worked in various roles ever since. He is the #1 SCM Executive based on company performance, with an EBIT growth of 3.45% in 2016, and a very active presence, both online with press releases and offline through interviews and attending conferences. Additionally, he is a Board Member of Unilever. Headhunters and professional peers in the SCM industry also voted him number 1.

Read the full article with explanation of the methodology and biographies of the top 10 in Supply Chain Movement 27.
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Complete list of Europe’s top supply chain executives

No Name Job title Company
1 Marc Engel Chief Supply Chain Officer Unilever
2 Chris Tyas Senior Vice President Supply Chain Nestlé
3 Dirk Holbach Corporate SVP, CSCO Henkel
4 Johannes Giloth Chief Procurement and SC Officer Nokia
5 Susanne Hundsbæk-Pedersen SVP Devices and SCM Novo Nordisk
6 Paul Keel SVP Supply Chain 3M
7 Sikko Zoer VP Customer Care & SC EMEA Medtronic
8 Ivanka Janssen VP Supply Chain Drinks Europe PepsiCo
9 Sami Naffakh SVP Supply Chain EMEA Estee Lauder Companies Europe
10 Marc Joseph Gross CSCO Heineken
11 Roberto Canevari CSCO Burberry
12 Fares Sayegh VP Supply Chain Europe P&G
13 Jan Roodenburg VP Enterprise Group – EMEA SC & Operations HP
14 Ingrid Ebner Director EU Supply Chain Amazon EU Sarl
15 Ralf Bussche CSCO BASF
16 Patrick Dittli Global Director Supply Chain Management Metro
17 Thomas Schachner SVP Global Supply Chain Grohe
18 Mourad Tamoud EVP Global Supply Chain Operations Schneider Electric
19 Bernard Amoury VP WW Supply Chain Sanofi-Aventis
20 Stephan Gotthardt SVP Supply Chain Europe Teva
21 Daniel Helmig Head of Supply Chain Management/CPO ABB
22 Edwin van der Meerendonk VP European Operations Walt Disney
23 Philip Hodges EVP Group Supply Chain Carlsberg
24 Henri-Xavier Benoist VP Logistics and Supply Chain Europe Bridgestone
25 Alexander Bähr Director SC Information and Integration McDonald’s
26 Philippe François VP Global Supply Chain Novartis
27 Wim van Aalst CSCO Waitrose
28 Christrian Patras SVP Supply Chain/Operations PepsiCo