3rd Edition of European Supply Chain Leaders Ranking

Marc Engel

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

NoNameJob titleCompany
1Marc EngelChief Supply Chain OfficerUnilever
2Chris TyasSenior Vice President Supply ChainNestlé
3Dirk HolbachCorporate SVP, CSCOHenkel
4Johannes GilothChief Procurement and SC OfficerNokia
5Susanne Hundsbæk-PedersenSVP Devices and SCMNovo Nordisk
6Paul KeelSVP Supply Chain3M
7Sikko ZoerVP Customer Care & SC EMEAMedtronic
8Ivanka JanssenVP Supply Chain Drinks EuropePepsiCo
9Sami NaffakhSVP Supply Chain EMEAEstee Lauder Companies Europe
10Marc Joseph GrossCSCOHeineken
11Roberto CanevariCSCOBurberry
12Fares SayeghVP Supply Chain EuropeP&G
13Jan RoodenburgVP Enterprise Group – EMEA SC & OperationsHP
14Ingrid EbnerDirector EU Supply ChainAmazon EU Sarl
15Ralf BusscheCSCOBASF
16Patrick DittliGlobal Director Supply Chain ManagementMetro
17Thomas SchachnerSVP Global Supply ChainGrohe
18Mourad TamoudEVP Global Supply Chain OperationsSchneider Electric
19Bernard AmouryVP WW Supply ChainSanofi-Aventis
20Stephan GotthardtSVP Supply Chain EuropeTeva
21Daniel HelmigHead of Supply Chain Management/CPOABB
22Edwin van der MeerendonkVP European OperationsWalt Disney
23Philip HodgesEVP Group Supply ChainCarlsberg
24Henri-Xavier BenoistVP Logistics and Supply Chain EuropeBridgestone
25Alexander BährDirector SC Information and IntegrationMcDonald’s
26Philippe FrançoisVP Global Supply ChainNovartis
27Wim van AalstCSCOWaitrose
28Christrian PatrasSVP Supply Chain/OperationsPepsiCo