First Line Leader, Global Business Services Middle East & Africa at IBM
Nadia Rigou is IBM's First Line Leader for Global Business Services (GBS) Procurement in Middle East and Africa (MEA). Nadia leads 3 diverse Agile Squads that are spread across various MEA countries and are responsible for end to end procurement process execution in support of GBS projects, by adhering to multiple product category sourcing strategies and delivering on cost saving initiatives, while maintaining close interlock with the business stakeholders. Nadia has 20 years of experience, primarily in Procurement department. Throughout her career she has undertaken various assignments with national and international responsibilities, including Procurement Policies & Practices Lead, Country Procurement Manager, Sourcing Execution Manager, Custom Software Sourcing Council focal, as well as a 2 year engagement in IBM’s Legal department in support of private and public customer projects.