Our EMEA Board Members


Sarah-Jayne (SJ) Aldridge‪‬‬‬

Head of Procurement
Prudential Financial Services


SJ has significant experience within global and complex organizations from a wide range of industries and successfully lead the transformation of Indirect Procurement functions.

Previous positions held at: Sky, Anglo American, O2, Société Générale, Royal Bank of Scotland, Reuters, Telefonica

Education:
Penrhos College | Associate’s Degree, Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management, MIPS



Orazio Difruscolo
Swiss Re
Sourcing Manager


Orazio is leading a global team covering the direct sourcing for Claims Legal Services at Swiss Re Group with team members based in five countries across four continents. He has a direct working experience in six countries in EMEA, facilitating multiple transformation projects and sourcing activities across multiple categories and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply.

Previous positions held at: Deutsche Bank

Education:
Bocconi University | Bachelor of Science, Business Administration; Master of Science (Hons), Organisation & IT systems
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore | PhD, Management

 


Laura Doyle

‪Lead Supply Chain Manager - Legal Services and Property Valuations
Royal Bank of Scotland


Laura is a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply and is an experienced legal procurement professional, having worked in the category for over six years.

Currently, she leads a team of supply chain managers looking after both legal services and property valuations procurement globally for the Royal Bank of Scotland. Previously she was Global Head of Legal Procurement at Yerra Solutions and was tasked with developing and implementing innovative legal procurement solutions for clients.

Previous positions held at: Yerra Solutions, Royal Bank of Scotland

Education:
Missouri State University | Bachelor of Science, Management
University of St Andrews | Master of Letters, International Business 


Sandy Duncan

‪Senior Sourcing Manager-Legal & Fees
Lloyds Banking Group


Sandy is an experienced Purchasing & Supply Chain and Business Development executive. He has operations management and procurement experience across a range of businesses from start-ups to larger organisations.

Immediately prior to joining Lloyds in 2012 he was Head of Supply Chain Services Development for a risk management consultancy and prior to that he was with Bradford & Bingley plc for 15 years in various senior procurement roles.

Education:
Fellow Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply


 
Martin de Grijp

‪Group Chief Operations Officer, Legal & Integrity
ABB Group


Martin has over 20 years of international experience in market and business development, sales, project management, general and region / country management. This included divestments, turn-arounds and restructuring, management of joint venture companies, starting up of new business lines and creating a front end sales organization in various countries.

Currently, he is leading the implementation of various productivity improvement initiatives for the ABB Group, Corporate Function Legal & Integrity. This includes automation of processes through state-of-the-art automation in ABB's in-house legal practice, as well as the introduction and application of supply chain best practices.

Education:
Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands | M.Sc. Electrical Engineering - Power Engineering and Electrical Physics
IMD, Switzerland


Jane Isles

‪Procurement Manager - Professional Services
ITV


Jane is responsible for the procurement of non-IT professional services to ITV. She has been involved in the procurement of legal services for over 15 years covering EMEA, US and APAC.

Previous positions held at: J P Morgan, Lehman Brothers, Prudential.

Education:
Manchester University | BSc (Hons). CIPs


Vincent Cordo, Jr.

‪Global Sourcing Officer‬‬
Shell‬ Oil Corporation


Comfortable on both the client and law firm sides, Vincent is a procurement and pricing expert. His focus is on profit modeling & (KPIs) key performance indicator monitoring/quality metric analysis, inventory management, forecasting, negotiations, developing fee arrangements, and tight budget controls. Vincent is co-author of the book Law Firm Pricing: Strategies, Roles and Responsibilities and authored the article “Tools for Measuring AFAs” in the Legal Procurement Handbook.

Previous positions held at: Reed Smith, Squire Sanders, White, Case

Education:
Columbia University - Columbia Business School | Masters, Technology Management
University of Liverpool | MBA, Business


Anja Jaehnel

‪Procurement Category & Supplier Manager Legal
Bayer AG


A paralegal by training, prior to sourcing legal services, Anja has spent several years working at Bayer's HR organization.

Previous position held in law firms.

Education:
Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin


Magdalena Zielinska-Tomala

Global Category Manager Legal Services
Novartis

A procurement professional with extensive experience in indirect procurement, Magda has been involved in the legal services category since 2014 when she joined a transformation program team, with the aim to optimize how the legal function operated.

Previous positions held at: Syngenta, Philips

Education:
University of Lodz | Master of Arts, International Relations
University of Lodz | Bachelor of Arts, English Language Teaching


Laura Alexandra Buliga 

Manager Group Procurement/Legal
Adidas

Laura joined adidas in 2017. She embraced the challenge to successfully lead the build-up of the global Legal Procurement category as part of the great Procurement transformation journey adidas chose to undertake. Previously she practiced Civil Law specialized on litigation for over five years with a Madrid law firm, which proved to be a key success factor in her Procurement role and in establishing a solid and sustainable collaboration between the Legal and Procurement teams within adidas.

Education:
Universidad Complutense Madrid | Law Degree 
Universidad Complutense Madrid | Bachelor of Business Administration 
Member of the Madrid Bar Association