Dr Clive Rees

VP – International Chief Procurement Officer, Fujitsu

Since October 2018, Dr Clive Rees has held the position of Vice President, International Chief Procurement Officer and Deputy Head of Global Supply Chain Unit, with responsibility for all indirect spend in Fujitsu globally.

Clive joined Fujitsu in February 2014 as CPO for the UK region, and was given the additional responsibility of running the entire EMEIA Procurement function after just a year of being with the company; he was also appointed as a Vice President at this time. Following his success within EMEIA, he went on to be appointed as Americas and EMEIA CPO in May 2016.

In a career spanning over 35 years in the Procurement sector, Clive has worked across various industries. Notably he previously held the position of CPO for Ladbrokes PLC, as well as being IT Procurement Director for 6 years at Lloyds Banking Group, Head of IT Procurement in Abbey (pre Santander) for 4 years and prior to this he was IT Procurement Lead in National Australia Bank. Additionally Clive has held various Procurement/ Commercial roles within the NHS.

Clive has negotiated large outsourcing and off shoring deals as well as setting Procurement Strategy.

Clive holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours Undergraduate Degree, a Masters in Business Administration and a Philosophy Doctorate in Commercial Relationships, as well as being a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply & the International Association of Contracts and Commercial Management.

Clive is married with children, and has a keen interest in fitness, football, cricket and rugby.

Session Details: Opening Keynote

Moving to a Global Procurement Function – The Good, the Bad and the Global

Focussing heavily on people development, strategic planning, multiple communication methods and responsible procurement practices, Clive Rees, Vice President, International Chief Procurement Officer at Fujitsu will share the transformation journey from through disparate Country Purchasing departments into a dynamic Category and Country focused team ensuring greater value from the supplier base.