Thibaut Eissautier was appointed Group Chief Procurement Officer and a member of the Group Executive Board of pladis (McVities, Godiva, Go Ahead, Jacobs, Ulker, Verkade, etc…) in 2016 with the mandate to transform procurement globally and deliver synergies across the merged entities.

Previously he was Group Chief Procurement Officer of Diageo plc, looking after expenditures of over £ 5 billion across 80 countries, and where he transformed the procurement organisation to deliver the business needs.  In his previous position, Thibaut was also Group Chief R&D Officer.  Thibaut began his career in corporate finance in Wall Street and joined Procter & Gamble in 1988 where he held numerous regional and global procurement leadership roles.

Thibaut is experienced in transforming organisations globally, delivering profit growth, enabling sales growth, and building high energy teams.  He holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a BA in economics from Rider University, and he is a qualified coach.

Thibaut is a French citizen married to a Colombian wife and they have 3 children.

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