MasterClass COMPLETE – April 2021

1000,00 + vat

The EIPM Executive Master Class reunites every year prominent academics, business leaders & EIPM alumni to present and discuss the latest trends impacting Business and Purchasing and Supply Management.

In 2021, The programme is composed of six sessions, five where EIPM alumni are invited to join and one solely dedicated for existing participants in the EIPM Executive Diploma.


15th April 2021:


This session will focus on describing what the circular economy is and what is the role of procurement in making it happen. We welcome an EIPM alumni who will share his passion and case studies on this topic.

Speakers: Patrick Carminati, Head of Sourcing & Manufacturing, LEXMARK

Hervé Legenvre, EIPM

Timing: 13.00 – 17.00 CET


20th April 2021:

Internet of Things and PSM 4.0

This session will Introduce the concepts of IoT (Internet of things) as well as Purchasing and Supply management 4.0 (PSM4.0). It will describe how you can innovate a business model and design new supply chains that support them. It will be concluded by a case study on a supply chain Design for IoT driven Facility Management. We welcome an EIPM alumni who has been navigating over the past years between the academic and business world.

Speakers: Herbert Ruile Logistikum, VNL, IPG partner and EIPM alumni

Timing: 13.00 – 17.00 CET


22nd of April 2021:

Acting as Sales Catalyst for the Business & Creating a Vibrant Community of Buyers

This session is centred on a CPO’s testimony. It will address two themes. The first one is How procurement teams can act as sales catalysts and the second is how to create a vibrant community of buyers. We welcome a winner of the EIPM Peter Kraljic award who will share his vision for the profession and some unique practices he has implemented.

Speakers: Dominique Lebigot, Chief Purchasing Officer, LVMH Wines & Spirits

Timing: 13.00 – 17.00 CET

27th of April 2021:

Artificial Intelligence

In this session both speakers are EIPM MBA alumni who have been working with Artificial Intelligence (AI). The session will also provide insights into Design to Cost initiatives and Digital Transformation.


Govind Khandelwal, Head of Core, Software & Transmission Technology Procurement and Design2Cost Lab, VODAFONE

Celine Heissat Le Cotonnec, Chief Data Innovation Officer, Bank of Singapore

Timing: 9.00 – 13.00 CET


28th of April 2021:

Wild card topic

Lisa Ellram is one of the leading academics in the field of Purchasing and Supply Management. She has been a regular guest at the EIPM Masterclass. She will present on one or two topics in line with current affairs and procurement priorities.

Speakers: Lisa Ellram University Distinguished Professor at Miami University

Timing: 13.00 – 17.00* CET

*To be confirmed.


29th of April

Debriefing of the Master Class

Session led by Hervé Legenvre, EIPM

EIPM Executive Diploma and MBA participants will debrief their learning from the five sessions. Each of them will present their learnings and ideas for the future that were inspired by the session.

Timing: 10.00 – 12.00 CET