MSDUK is delighted to announce the appointment of Rachel Lee, Director of Supply Chain Solutions EMEA at CBRE, as the new Chair. Rachel takes over the role from 1st January 2017 for a three year term.
Rachel brings with her over 30 years’ experience of business transformation and delivering bottom line impact through re-engineering supply chains, building supplier relationships & leading high performing teams. Throughout her career in procurement Rachel has worked in a number of industries including Facilities management, FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Manufacturing, Telecoms and IT.
Welcoming Rachel as she takes over the role of MSDUK Chair, Mayank Shah, CEO and Founder said, ‘We all are excited to have Rachel lead this organisation during this important period as we embark on an ambitious growth programme to expand our network of EMBs and corporate organisations and make inclusive procurement part of every corporate supply chain. Rachel’s vast experience in diverse industries and procurement and her visionary leadership will help cement MSDUK as the leader in supplier diversity within UK and Europe.’
Commenting on her appointment, Rachel said, ‘I am passionate about furthering the aims of MSDUK and welcome the opportunity to work alongside the management team and the other board members to drive significant change in this area. Throughout my career I have worked in a number of fast-growth organisations and have experience at implementing strategy to achieve organic growth and managing the change resulting from mergers and acquisitions, I look forward to bringing this experience into play in MSDUK’s next growth phase.
I strongly believe that to achieve anything in life and business it is essential to build strong relationships and this is the approach that I intend to continue with and I am confident that my approach and experience will enable me to make a positive and impactful contribution to MSDUK’.