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Welcoming New Member Michel Henri Philippart


Welcoming New Member Michel Henri Philippart

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Michel Henri Philippart with Sourcing Plus. Michel has more than 30 years of experience in strategic supplier relations management and procurement. He holds a DBA from Paris Dauphine “Thesis: Managing Suppliers as an Intangible Resource to Contribute to the Creation and Sustainability of Competitive Advantages: A Resource Based Approach” (2016), an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management (1989), and a metallurgical engineering degree from University of Liège (1983).

Michel worked for the operations practices of Booz Allen (Chicago, Paris) and McKinsey (Brussels, Geneva), helping large clients transform their approach to supply chain. He also worked as a corporate executive at Pepsico’s Frito-Lay (Dallas, London, Bern) where he developed and implemented an international purchasing strategy focusing on securing a privileged access to key supplier resources, strengthening competitive advantages and as head of global purchasing with GSK Biologicals (Brussels).

He has advised firms on supplier management, including changing the culture and governance of the function. He applied the same perspective on digital transformation.