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Jaime H Paiva

Head of Procurement & Vendor Management EMEA

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

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An allrounder Sourcing and Procurement executive, working in global companies in Latin America and Europe in the power generation and distribution, telecom, and insurance industries, with a Business Administration degree from the Deutsche Berufsschule am Colegio Humboldt São Paulo and corporate training programs in management and leadership from Duke Corporate Education, Thunderbird School of Global Management, and others. Currently, I am responsible for Sourcing & Procurement at Zurich Insurance Group in Europe, with teams distributed in eight countries and with a total spend volume of approximately 1.6 billion dollars per year. More recently, I have started a pro-bono engagement with the Sustainable Procurement Pledge (* as Co-Chair of the Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Chapter. In recent years, I have developed a strategic vision of sustainability and why Procurement needs to take a leading role for the entire organization due to its holistic view of the company, generating results beyond its traditional remit and having an impact on attraction and retention of talents, addressing consumer and society demands as a whole and meeting shareholder expectations. The experience gained in over 25 years in different industries and procurement areas provide me with a balanced business approach, focused on the business and not on the function, fostering collaborative solutions with key suppliers and development of strategic relationships based on long term, mutual goals. Peers and subordinates describe my leadership style as inclusive, empathetic, and informal. I genuinely believe in the power of diverse teams with different experiences and profiles that promote the collective intelligence of the group. *] international bottom-up and non-profit organization for Procurement professionals, academics, and practitioners, driving awareness and knowledge on responsible sourcing practices and empowering people in Procurement

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