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Mr. Breault is a Co-founder and Principal of The Beyond Group, a specialised advisory firm providing transformation guidance to commercial and procurement teams, developing learning conferences, and convening industry specific Think Tanks aimed at improving relationships between buyers and sellers. He is a recognised expert in the field of Global Procurement, Productivity, and Global Business Services in the Pharmaceuticals, as well as Electronics, and Aviation industries. Giles is a well-respected public speaker on many topics in the procurement and supply chain field.
Before founding The Beyond Group, Mr. Breault was a career productivity, supply chain, and procurement executive and has held the roles of Head of Productivity and Business Services as well as Chief Procurement Officer of Novartis Pharmaceuticals in Switzerland. He was also Senior Vice-President, Aventis (Sanofi) Pharmaceuticals and Vize-Direktor & Head of Strategic Procurement at F. Hoffman La Roche in Switzerland. Prior to moving to Europe in 1997, he was Vice-President of World-wide Procurement, ITT Corporation in the United States.
With a deep interest in procurement automation strategies adopted by emerging companies, Meenakshi looks into researching and analyzing the best-in-class practices in all the areas encompassing source-to-pay for Europe, with a special focus on UK. She works with the marketing, product and sales teams to come up with suitable product enhancements, product positioning and customer acquisition strategies. Over the past few years, she has acquired knowledge in emerging procurement fields like sourcing, supplier management, contracts, savings, spend etc. Regular interactions with analysts, prospects and customers have led her to have an enhanced understanding of the digitalisation/automation market spanning multiple geographies and industries.