Remko van Hoek

Cranfield School of Management

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Dr. Remko van Hoek

Visiting Professor


Remko van Hoek


  • Procurement transformation
  • Business alignment
  • Logistics
  • Global supply chain

Remko is a Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management and a Senior Vice President Sourcing and Procurement at the Walt Disney Company.  He is a member of 4 editorial advisory boards of international journals in the field of supply chain management and co-author of the book Logistics Management and Strategy now in its fifth edition and translated into 7 languages and of Leading Procurement Strategy.  He is a frequent contributor to roundtables and trainings and has won 10 academic awards for his work. Remko also serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals in the US.

Prior to his current role, Remko was CPO at Cofely the Netherlands, part of GDF Suez (80+ bn Euro globally) with responsibility for all external spend as well as logistics. He was awarded one of the first GDF Suez purchasing trophies and an award for change management and innovation by Procurecon. He was also nominated for Procurement Leader of the Year by Procurement Leaders two years in a row and was highly commended for this in 2011. Prior to Cofely he was CPO at Nuon, where he helped move procurement from operational to graded world class in a McKinsey benchmark. He worked at Nike EMEA as Supply Chain Improvement Director and was Managing Director of two business units of the Corporate Executive Board in Washington DC, USA where he served over 500 CPO's and Heads of Global Supply Chains and their teams.

Books by Remko van Hoek

Management Themes

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