Celebrating Procurement Greatness in the Americas

15 March 2019
18:00 - 23:59

March 15, 2019

Eden Roc, Miami, USA

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Finalists announced!

The shortlist has now been revealed for the America’s Procurement Awards 2019.

Judged by an indpendent panel of industry leaders, in their inaugural year, the awards saw an impressive number of entries from some of the most influential companies in the region.

The sheer number and calibre of entrants are a testament to the level of innovation and passion of procurement leaders in the region.

View the shortlist

Join us as we celebrate Procurement Greatness in the Americas

The Americas Procurement Awards winners will be announced at a ceremony following the conclusion of the Americas Procurement Congress.

Taking place on March 14-15 at Eden Roc, Miami, the Congress is the best opportunity for senior procurement professionals in the region to come together and learn fresh approaches to drive talent, tech and innovation, ultimately maximizing digital success in 2019 and beyond.

Learn more about the Congress

Three great categories to celebrate

Americas Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Award

The ConnXus Americas Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Award Partnered by

Recognizing a function that’s delivering business value through an innovative supplier diversity and inclusion program.

Americas Procurement Leader Award

Americas Procurement Leader Award Partnered by

Highlighting a stand-out leader in the Americas that is championing and progressing procurement in their business.

Americas Talent & Development Award

Americas Talent & Development Award

Celebrating the function that’s exemplifying how to nurture and retain procurement talent in the Americas.

Key dates

Entries open: September 6, 2018
Extended Entry deadline: November 21, 2018

Shortlist announced: February 7, 2019
Americas Procurement Congress: March 14-15, 2019
Americas Procurement Awards Ceremony: March 15, 2019


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Americas Procurement Awards 2019 Shortlist

The ConnXus Americas Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Award
Partnered by ConnXus

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Jersey
  • Cisco, California
  • Citi, New York
  • Express Scripts, Missouri
  • Highmark Health, Pennsylvania
  • IBM, New York
  • JPMorgan, New York
  • Motorola Solutions, Illinois
  • The Clorox Company, Georgia
  • TIAA, New York

Americas Procurement Leader Award
Partnered by Coupa

  • Gary Foster, Highmark Health, Pennsylvania
  • Melania Chaverri, SMU SA, Chile
  • Ricardo Porto, Nexa Resources, Brazil
  • Wael Safwat, Black and McDonald, Canada

Americas Talent & Development Award

  • Abbott, Illinois
  • American Airlines, Texas
  • Citi, New York
  • Corning, New York
  • Nexa Resources, Brazil
  • TIAA, New York


Meet the senior panel of judges carefully selected to conduct the independent, transparent and rigorous judging process crucial to the integrity of the Americas Procuremens Awards 2019:

Errol Rasit, Chief Innovation and Product Officer, Procurement Leaders CHAIR OF JUDGES

Errol Rasit

Chief Innovation and Product Officer
Procurement Leaders


Frank McCay, VP Procurement Purchasing Services, Jabil

Frank McCay

VP, Procurement & Purchasing Services

Prakash Arunkundrum, VP, New Product Introduction & Global Supplier Management, Logitech

Prakash Arunkundrum

VP, New Product Introduction & Global Supplier Management

Al Williams, CPO, Barclays

Al Williams


Nirav Mehta, VP CPO, Edgewell Personal Care

Nirav Mehta

VP, Chief Procurement Officer
Edgewell Personal Care

Bob Amareld, Associate Director, Strategic Operations Technology, Biogen

Bob Amareld

Associate Director, Strategic Operations & Technology

Matt Tuller

VP, Global Supply Management


Partners of the Americas Procurement Awards 2019

The ConnXus Americas Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Award Partner


ConnXus supplier management software solutions simplify the complexities of global supply chains and allow buyers to achieve their goals of responsible and sustainable sourcing. ConnXus is a CPUC-certified minority-owned business enterprise based in Mason, Ohio with local, regional and international capabilities.




Coupa Software (NASDAQ:COUP) is the cloud platform for business spend. We deliver “Value as a Service” by helping our customers maximize their spend under management, achieve significant cost savings and drive profitability. Coupa provides a unified, cloud-based spend management platform that connects hundreds of organizations representing the Americas, EMEA, and APAC with millions of suppliers globally. The Coupa platform provides greater visibility into and control over how companies spend money. Customers – small, medium and large – have used the Coupa platform to bring billions of dollars in cumulative spend under management.