Nandini Basuthakur joins Procurement Leaders™ as COO to support global expansion.

London, Sept 2015 – Sigaria Ltd, owner of the leading global intelligence and membership network for the global procurement sector, Procurement Leaders™, today announced the appointment of Nandini Basuthakur as Chief Operating Officer.

As Chief Operating Officer, Nandini will head up the development of the Procurement Leaders’ global membership business, a rapidly growing community of over 24,000 senior procurement professionals accessing intelligence, networking and professional development on a subscription based service. Nandini will focus on elevating all aspects of the existing business and product sets, as well as driving further global l expansion of the membership base, which currently consists of over 700 global corporations.

An experienced senior executive, Nandini commenced her career with Ernst & Young Management Consulting in Australasia.  Subsequently in her 11 years with Corporate Executive Board (CEB), she undertook a number of diverse roles in multiple geographies.  Highlights of her tenure included being Managing Director, Sales in North America, heading up the EMEA business as well as leading the India Office and the Global Key Accounts portfolio. She was promoted to Executive Director and was part of CEB’s Corporate Leadership Team responsible for formulating firm policy and strategy.  Post CEB she was at Opower, where she was SVP and MD, tasked with building the EMEA business from scratch and supporting their successful Nasdaq IPO.

Commenting on the appointment, CEO and co-founder Alex Martinez said “Nandini’s appointment is hugely significant as she brings with her a track record of success and a wealth of specific knowledge and experience.  Over the past ten years we’ve seen first-hand the tremendous progression procurement has made as a key influencer in large organisations and we are at an exciting moment in time. Nandini perfectly understands the needs and requirements to achieve our future aims and ambitions.”

Nandini said, “I’m excited to be working with the team at Procurement Leaders to extend and develop the strong platform and credentials already established. I’m confident we’ll continue to strengthen our position as the foremost provider of intelligence, networking and professional development for procurement executives and their enterprises worldwide.”