ProcureCon Asia 2018

July 10-July 12, 2018


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How We Select our Judges

The CIPS Supply Management Awards Asia judging panel will consist of representatives from CIPS and ProcureCon as well as senior procurement leaders. We do not allow consultants to join our panel and we limit non-CIPS judges to just two terms on the panel. All judges sign a confidentiality agreement with us, as well as declaring any conflicts of interest regarding the entries. Those judges who have declared a conflict of interest do not score those submissions

We are confident that our awards stand out from others in the industry for being highly transparent, robust and ethical. Our standards are incredibly high and we carefully select judges based on this.


Judges score each submission against each category criteria and come together to debate the shortlist and winners. Individual entries are invited for an interview with a small panel of judges.


Duncan Brock

Global Director
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

Duncan Brock is a member of the leadership team of CIPS. His main role is to ensure that CIPS provides its corporate and public sector customers globally with products and services that help them develop and improve their procurement and supply team’s capability. Read More..

Duncan has over 30 years procurement experience as a change driver working with senior executives and procurement leadership teams in the design and mobilisation of business-wide procurement processes & delivering improved business benefits. He’s had a specific interest throughout his career in implementing category management and developing the skills and capabilities of procurement teams.

His procurement experience comes from working for Ford, Mars, Black & Decker, NTL (now Virgin Media) and RSA.

Duncan regularly chairs & presents at procurement and supply conferences and forums, and is a spokesperson for CIPS for media interviews.


Sebastian Chua

Head of Procurement
Health Promotion Board

After a successful procurement career with Hewlett Packard/Agilent Technologies, Microsoft & Alcatel Lucent in Sep 2013, Sebastian Chua took on a new challenge to transform the public procurement at Health Promotion Board (HPB), a statutory board under the Ministry of Health. Read More..

He reports to CEO, HPB in his current role as Head of Procurement. His Procurement Paper "Transformative THINKING. Transformative DOING." was published at The Journal of Public Procurement (USA), APAC CIO Outlook and Supply Chain Asia.

Under Sebastian’s leadership, the Procurement team won the 2017 Shared Services & Outsourcing Excellence Awards under the categories of Customer Service and Transformation. Sebastian has also been nominated for the World Procurement Awards (UK), ProcureCon EPIC Awards (USA), CPO Award by The Faculty (Australia), Australia Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Awards, Procurement Leaders APAC Awards, etc. In 2017, Sebastian was conferred the Supply Chain Professional of the Year by The Supply Chain Asia as well as the Asia Supply Management Awards by the CIPS.

Sebastian sits in the Executive Committee for Supply Chain Asia.


Caroline Creven Fourrier

Regional Head of Indirect Procurement – APAC
Syngenta Asia Pacific

With more than 10 years procurement experience across various categories and geographies (Global, Regional, country roles), Caroline is an experienced senior procurement leader working as Head of Indirect Procurement for APAC at Syngenta. Read More..

She holds a master degree from the ISC French Business School as well as a Procurement master from the MAI (CIPS accredited) and is now finalizing a PhD on Talent management in times of organizational redesign. Her passion lies in the professionalization of the procurement function in Asia.


Emma Scott

Representation Manager
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

Emma studied BA Business Studies and Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University and gained her MCIPS in 2003. Read More..

Emma worked in procurement for 10 years before joining CIPS specialising in procurement to pay process and system implementation managing a suite of end-to-end e-procurement tools and their surrounding processes.

Now Representation Manager at CIPS Emma is responsible for content development, supporting Supply Management magazine, CIPS campaigns and content for the global awards and conference portfolio. Emma has been leading on campaigns such as modern slavery, women in procurement leadership and the profession of choice project to encourage young people into a career in procurement.


Stan Shin

Director - APAC Regional Procurement

Stan is a senior strategic sourcing professional with over 20 years of business experiences in strategic procurement & sourcing and 7 years of other various businesses Read More..

such as IT & MIS management, Sales & Marketing/Operations and Customer Service functions. He is currently a Director for APAC Regional Procurement and Strategic Sourcing at eBay. He has lived in Seoul, Korea and Sydney, Australia but now lives in Singapore. He holds a CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management).


Panittra Silanon

Head of Group Procurement
Siam City Cement Public Company Limited (SCCC Group)

Panittra Silanon is Head of Group Procurement of Siam City Cement Public Company Limited and its subsidiaries, a Cement and Building materials manufacturer in Southeast Asia and South Asia. Read More..

She is responsible for leading Procurement Organization and Transformation to become Strategic business partner, delivering organization excellence in various strategic objectives i.e. Building Commercial Success with Strategic Sourcing, Improving Operational Efficiency through e-procurement and digital technology, Organization and People Capability Enhancement. She has led the team to won 3 CIPS Supply Awards in Asia in 2017, including Overall Winner – CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain team of the year, Most Use of Technology, Best People Development, and other international and domestics awards i.e. SAP ARIBA Awards.


Farah Silas MCIPS

Regional Category Manager – Energy, Contracting & Procurement

With more than 11 years of experience, Farah Silas is currently a Regional Category Manager for Energy where she is the Subject Matter Expert for Power, Steam and Utilities. Read More..

Farah is also a Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and has attained professional qualification graduating with the Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply in 2015.

Farah was recently awarded the “CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Chain Professional of the Year” in 2017. She is married, with a 4 year old daughter and a 2 year old son. In her free time, she sings for weddings of family and friends and has even sung for various events.


Victoria Folbigg

Vice President – Procurement
Zuellig Pharma Holdings

Mark Sandersen Crouch

Mark Sandersen Crouch

Global Head of Procurement - Manufacturing and Operations

With 20 years Procurement experience within the Financial Services sector and Manufacturing, Mark Sandersen Crouch is currently Head of Procurement – Manufacturing & Operations and Head of Procurement Centre of Excellence at Dyson, Read More..

Mark has delivered larger Transformation and BPO Programmes. Lead negotiator for the Danish and Norwegian financial infrastructure. Procurement Managing Director (CPO) of DnB (The Norwegian Bank) implementing and transforming 5 banks Procurement divisions into one.

“Procurement is a passion” is his motto, and will expect to see this through the submissions.

Mark is a father of four, 2 girls and 2 boys.