Ivalua NOW EMEA - 2024


Karl Poulsen


Chief Procurement Officer | Procurement Director


Karl Poulsen joined Hiscox, a global specialist Insurer, as Group Chief Procurement Officer in September 2021, to lead a significant transformation of how the company buys its goods and services across its global footprint. Partnering with business leadership, Karl is driving the development and deployment of processes, tools, systems and organisational competence to manage change within its supply chain. Procurement in Hiscox enables growth through supplier quality and innovation, drives breakthrough impact on the bottom line through cost and service improvement, and supports the sustainability agenda via responsible sourcing and ensuring supply chain compliance in a heavily regulated industry. Prior to joining Hiscox, Karl held several roles in procurement and supplier management at Halifax General Insurance and Lloyds Banking Group, before leaving to take up the role as Chief Procurement Officer at the Insurer, LV=. Overall, Karl has 20 years of global experience in procurement and supply chain management, primarily in Financial Services. He is currently based in Yorkshire.

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2:30 PM CET - 3:10 PM CET
Breakout Room - Colbert

How Change Management Drives Transformational Success

Technology is a critical enabler of procurement’s evolving value proposition, yet it is too often approached as a parallel initiative. In this session we will discuss...
Steve Carter
Director of Product Marketing
Dr Thomas Germer
Director Central Procurement
Zsolt Jonas
BuyIn GmbH
Head of Procurement Digitalization & Systems
Karl Poulsen
Chief Procurement Officer | Procurement Director
Kathryn Thompson
Partner at Deloitte