Vice President - Supply Chain & Procurement, Manipal Hospitals
A Supply Chain & Procurement CxO with experience across India, USA and Europe, Mr. Sojwal Vora has been in Leadership roles across diverse businesses at large corporations – GE, Philips and Manipal - that are leaders in their respective domains. At Manipal Hospitals since Aug 2016, he has embarked on a transformational journey towards Supply Chain & Procurement excellence, focusing on improved operational efficiencies while, in parallel, scaling the function up to cater to business growth avenues.
Prior to Manipal, he was a founding Management Team member of Philips' Healthcare Innovation Center (HIC) in India, and concurrently held global Management positions at three businesses/functions with Philips. Apart from building the Purchasing function grounds-up across locations in India and in The Netherlands during that tenure, he also helped integrate into Philips two Indian acquisitions within the Healthcare Devices domain. Prior to Philips, his successive roles at GE Healthcare had him manage Sourcing teams across various Categories, as well as across Modalities, in India and in the USA.
Throughout his career, he’s had a direct working experience across the Supply Chain & Procurement spectrum viz. Materials Planning, Strategic Sourcing & Commodity Management, NPI Procurement, Supplier Quality & Supplier Development, Operational Procurement, Warehousing & Logistics, Purchasing Processes & Systems, and Globalization.
During his tenure in the US, he has been Cleveland’s founding Chapter Leader of GE’s Asian Pacific American Forum, an affinity network that seeks to bring in a cultural element to the workplace. Currently, his volunteering efforts have helped cofound the first-ever CPO Forum at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – this network aims at knowledge sharing amongst Supply Chain & Procurement practitioners across industries. He regularly shares his domain experiences through speaking assignments at various conferences.