Cornerstone is shortlisted in two categories in the World Procurement Awards 2020

Cornerstone is shortlisted in two categories in the World Procurement Awards 2020

Friday, 14 February 2020

Cornerstone is proud to announce our shortlisting in two categories in the World Procurement Awards for 2020! 

The shortlists, one for a team category, the other individual, gives a sense of the significant recognition we have already achieved by reaching this stage. 


Procurement Leaders World Procurement Awards 2020 Shortlist Announced

Friday 14 February 2020

We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the World Procurement Awards 2020. These prestigious awards celebrate the initiatives, teams and people across the globe that are raising the benchmark for procurement excellence and pioneering the future of the function. This year saw a record 420 entries. The sheer number and calibre of entrants are a testament to the level of innovation and passion of the global procurement community.

Entries are reviewed by an independent judging panel consisting of senior procurement executives. Judge Cesare Guarini, Director of Sustainability Procurement, Philip Morris International, commented that he is “Impressed by the judging process and the quality of the submissions. Judging has been a demanding challenge, and a significant responsibility. But it was an insightful experience and a learning opportunity.”

Adam Weisswasser, SVP of AngloGold Ashanti, also commented on the high quality of entries: “It is clear to me that the future shines bright for procurement.”

Hervé Le Faou, CPO of Heineken, was impressed by the “wide range of company profiles and the level of transformation they are going after” and called the judging process “strong and very effective.”

The winners will be announced at the esteemed awards ceremony on May 14, 2020, at the InterContinental London - The O2. The ceremony will follow World Procurement Congress, the key gathering for 700+ senior leaders in procurement and is also part of the renowned World Procurement Week which incorporates events tailored to the wider procurement team.

The Smart Cube Procurement Leader Award, Partnered by The Smart Cube

  1. Waleed Saeed AlSaeedi, Department of Culture & Tourism Abu Dhabi, UAE
  2. Hani AlSaigh, Saudi Telecom Company, Saudi Arabia
  3. Stuart Farrell, Cornerstone, United Kingdom
  4. Kobu Kotaraju, Samsung C&T Corporation, Singapore
  5. Ruchita Mishra, Inorbit Malls (India) Pvt Ltd, India
  6. Clive Rees, Fujitsu, United Kingdom

The h&z Transformation Award, Partnered by h&z

To greater reflect the varying levels of maturity within the procurement function and across all industries, the transformation category will yield three shortlists based on whether the function is:

  • Transforming external partnerships: Pioneering business impact
  • Driving internal transformation: Establishing the function
  • Leading cross-functional transformation: Developing strong internal relationships

To develop these shortlists, the Procurement Leaders expert research team has reviewed each shortlisted entry within the category to determine the maturity level (based on their survey results and self-diagnosis that was submitted) Transforming External Partnerships – Pioneering business impact

  1. Telekom Austria, Austria
  2. Cornerstone, United Kingdom
  3. Enel, Italy
  4. Flex, Singapore
  5. IBM, United States of America
  6. Intel Corporation, United Kingdom
  7. Philip Morris International, Switzerland
  8. Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
  9. Turkcell, Turkey
  10. Vodafone Group Services, United Kingdom

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