Date 11th - 14th April, 2011

Location Palladium at Crown, Melbourne, Australia

Event overview

Shared Services and Outsourcing Network's (SSON) Shared Services & Outsourcing Week is one of the largest annual gathering of shared services professionals. The event is designed to provide executives with everything they need to take shared services to the next level. It features outstanding keynotes, an impressive speaker faculty, workshops, master-classes, site-tours, and the shared service excellence awards.


Session details


with Peter McNamara, General Manager - Procurement, Rio Tinto


Asheesh Mehra, Head - Asia Pacific, Japan and Middle East, Infosys BPO


12thApril, 2011


10:45 - 11:15 EDT
Peter McNamara talks about the latest shared services strategies and innovations that he is rolling out at Rio Tinto

Speaker Profile

Peter McNamara, Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Peter McNamara has 31 years experience in the resources sector and has held a variety of roles covering technical, product support, marketing and project evaluation functions. For the past 14 years Peter has been deeply involved in Procurement and Supply Chain Management. Peter has been a key architect in the transformation of procurement in Rio Tinto. During his time with Rio Tinto Procurement the function has progressively moved from its origins as an independent site based function to the current centre led, hub and spoke model in which Rio Tinto Procurement manages all external spend for the Group. Peter has been directly involved in the strategic, operational and customer facing aspects of this transformation. In 2000, Peter spent two years based in the United States establishing the strategic sourcing initiative there. Peter led the procurement integration work arising from Rio Tinto's $38 billion acquisition of Alcan. He currently leads a global team working on procurement and contracts in Rio Tinto's major capital projects program. Peter holds an MCIPS, MBA and BSc.

Asheesh Mehra

Asheesh Mehra leads Asia Pacific, Japan and Middle East regions for Infosys BPO. He also manages operations for Infosys' delivery centres at Manila, Philippines and Hangzhou, China. Asheesh is an outsourcing veteran with over 11 years of cross-industry, global sourcing experience. He has driven business transformation through outsourcing for several Fortune 500 companies.

He led WNS' insurance BPO practice and was a member of the start-up management team at Msource, a pure-play BPO firm, part of the Mphasis Group. During his tenure at Msource, TCS Intelenet and WNS, Asheesh was instrumental in driving strategic initiatives in the areas of market penetration, operational excellence, organizational development, and transition.

Asheesh holds a bachelor's degree in Hospitality from the Welcome Group School of Hotel Management, Manipal. He was conferred with "Thought Leader of the year - Asia" award by SSON in 2010.

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