Scoutbee Announces the Creation of its Strategic Advisory Board and Inaugural Members

Well-rounded team of global industry leaders will bring diverse perspectives and counsel as Scoutbee enters its next phase of growth and innovation

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Scoutbee, the leading supplier intelligence and discovery platform provider, today officially announced the creation of its Strategic Advisory Board (SAB). A team of renowned and experienced Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs), visionary leaders, and industry analysts make up the board and will help guide Scoutbee as it continues to grow globally, expand into the U.S. market, and further its objective of supporting procurement teams worldwide with smarter supplier data.

“We’re thrilled to have such an accomplished and diverse group of procurement leaders and luminaries join Scoutbee’s Strategic Advisory Board,” said Gregor Stühler, CEO of Scoutbee. “It was important to us to have a well-rounded board that would bring a variety of perspectives and depth of experience to help us fulfill our vision and expand globally. We’re confident that this team will be a powerful voice and provide invaluable counsel to Scoutbee.”

The members of Scoutbee’s Strategic Advisory Board include:

  • Karin Hagen-Gierer, an international procurement, supply chain, and finance executive with 30 years of experience working for leading multinational corporations in the FMCG, pharma, and packaging industries. She brings an in-depth understanding of customer perspectives to the table and is a Senior Advisor with global management consulting firm Kearney.
  • Duncan Jones, a well-known and respected industry analyst (retired). He most recently served as Vice President, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research and has been an authority on procurement and enterprise technology platforms for nearly 17 years.
  • Dr. Maria Jesus Saenz, Executive Director of the Digital Supply Chain Transformation Lab at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. She contributes almost 20 years of academic and research experience in supply chain and logistics and is currently examining collaborative paradigms that arise while implementing AI and new digital technologies in supply chains.

Scoutbee’s Strategic Advisory Board held its first meeting in Amsterdam on September 23, following the Digital Procurement World (DPW) Conference, of which Scoutbee was a platinum sponsor. The members will next meet in the week commencing January 16, 2023 to focus on future priorities and align on Scoutbee’s 2023 product roadmap.

About Scoutbee

Powered by AI and Big Data, Scoutbee enables faster end-to-end strategic sourcing processes with up to 90% less effort versus traditional methods. By providing comprehensive and dynamic supplier data, Scoutbee facilitates proactive sourcing decisions that strengthen supply chain resilience, improve sustainability, drive innovation, reduce time to market, and increase diversity. Scoutbee is trusted by industry leaders in automotive, fast-moving consumer goods, energy and utilities, and off-road vehicles. Having won many prestigious awards, including Unilever’s 2022 “Partner with Purpose”, and several acknowledgements such as Spend Matters’ 2022 “50 Providers to Watch”, Scoutbee is a recognized leader in AI-driven procurement technology. Backed by HV Capital (formerly HV Holtzbrinck Ventures), 42cap, Toba Capital, Atomico, Lakestar, and Next47, Scoutbee has raised $76m in funding to date. For more details, visit the website and follow Scoutbee on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.


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