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 | May 2021

Ep 34 Risk In Procurement | An interview with Paul Coppens (Pt 3)


In the third of our five-part interview series with Paul Coppens, Omer and Paul discuss the hot topic of risk in procurement. Risk is of course not a new topic but its rise to prominence over the past year had led us to ask why companies have previously been hesitant to invest in mitigation historically.

Paul and Omer discuss how the perception of risk has changed and what parameters need to be in place to build a sustainable risk programme. In our remaining two video interviews, we will cover the topics of Supplier Enabled Innovation and Supplier Engagement. Stay tuned for part 4 later in May.

  • Omer Abdullah

    Omer Abdullah is Chief Commercial Officer and Co-founder for The Smart Cube. He works with Procurement and Strategy leaders at global organisations, transforming their teams to become value-driven and insight-led.  Omer has more than 30 years of management consulting and global corporate and industry experience across North America, Europe, and Asia. His prior roles include A.T. Kearney (North America), Warner Lambert (USA), and The Perrier Group (Asia-Pacific). Omer has an MBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA, and a BBA from the University of East Asia.