Giles Breault

Mr. Breault co-founder of The Beyond Group AG, is a retained advisor to innovative companies providing value-added services to the Pharma industry, and serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Procurement Leaders Network. He is a career Productivity, Supply Chain, Sourcing and Procurement executive with strategic and operational experience in the Pharmaceuticals, Electronics, and Aviation industries. He is an acknowledged expert in the field of Global Procurement, Productivity and Offshoring/Outsourcing, and has led several Procurement & Supply Chain restructuring efforts focused at maximizing the return on investment in supply chain and procurement resources.

Previously he was Head of Global Productivity and Business Services as well as Chief Procurement Officer, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Senior Vice-President, Aventis Pharmaceuticals and held several senior positions at F. Hoffman La Roche in the US and Switzerland.

A procurement strategist and productivity advisor, with 20+ years experience in senior management primarily focused in the Pharmaceutical industry. Over his career at Novartis Pharma and Merck & Co., he has headed Sourcing organizations in Canada, Europe, and globally across all regions, where he created and drove the strategy to transform the function and develop its talent.

He has become a recognized thought leader on growing procurement into a broader productivity champion, and also serves as an executive partner for corporate research with the Institute for Supply Chain Management (European Business School, Germany).