Ashish has 20 years of procurement consulting and industry experience in Australia and Asia Pacific region. He has consciously moved between industry-based leadership and consulting roles during his career to remain abreast with challenges associated with developing and operationalising strategy. Prior to joining Infosys Portland, Ashish held regional leadership roles at Cadbury Schweppes. His previous consulting experience includes FreeMarkets (Ariba) where he set up the global sourcing practice in India and led the service delivery of its Australian operations. During his time at Infosys Portland, Ashish has led over 50 engagements including procurement diagnostics and transformation programmes. His expertise is within the FMCG sector having worked with most of the leading brands and he is most passionate about taking a holistic view of Direct Materials’ value chain and ensuring identified benefits are delivered to company bottom-lines via a robust Procure-to-Pay process. Ashish holds a Mechanical Engineering degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Polymer Engineering from South Gujarat University in India.