Ravi Veerasubramanian 

Sourcing is at the crossroads of significant change as enterprises increasingly partner and collaborate externally to succeed, innovate, disrupt and survive. I am very passionate about strategic sourcing being a true enabler of enterprise agility and value creation – all parties and players in today’s sourcing eco-system need to collaboratively evolve new capabilities, leverage digital opportunities. In 2020 and beyond – a core theme that I want to champion in and for the GSA is “making the enterprise buy-side market-place & processes more transparent, easier to navigate and less onerous for SMEs and start-ups. The current ways of working are too geared towards the established and large suppliers.

I am a currently a managed services sales leader on the sell-side. Prior to that I have spent a number of years as a sourcing advisor and transformation director on the buy-side - helping clients become more effective, agile & efficient by successfully transforming their outsourced services and supply chains. My core focus has always been on supporting CTOs, CIOs and CFOs transform their technology services and operations by supplying innovative solutions, adopting “game-changing” sourcing models and successfully navigating complex change whilst achieving significant commercial value.

Earlier in my career I worked sell-side, supply side in senior management roles in sales, client management, programme & services leadership and practice management with large global technology service providers and consulting firms.

I have an MBA from University of Warwick and bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Engineering. I have been living in the UK for the last 20 years but prior that have lived in India, Thailand, Africa and have spent time in North America. I live in the Chilterns, am married with two teenage children. My hobbies are travelling, running / general fitness training and reading.

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