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Bilal Shaykh

Group Chief Procurement Officer

Centrica, United Kingdom

Bilal joined Centrica as Group CPO and Head of Real Estate in 2016, as part of a strategic repositioning of the company under a new CEO. He has led the transformation of Procurement through: extending its remit, enabling global leverage, rationalizing the property portfolio, standardizing the operating model, optimizing technological investments and improving the department’s efficiency and effectiveness.

Bilal’s career spans multiple industries (FMCG, food service, medical diagnostics, infrastructure, energy and services) in a number of blue chip multinationals (Mars, Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever, Compass Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific and National Grid) and across many geographies – he has worked and lived in the UAE, USA, Switzerland and the UK. In his spare time, Bilal enjoys playing and watching polo.