Contemporary Challenges within the Procurement Department | ABN AMRO: How to audit suppliers further down the supply chain?

January 30, 2024

During this Vision Dinner, Sylvia will address the various challenges related to suppliers, sustainability, and digitalization within the procurement department. She will share her strategy for dealing with these issues at the operational level. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for an open discussion on these topics with Sylvia and other participants. You are cordially invited!

  • Small scaled peer session
  • Open dialogue by means of the Chatham House Rule

Sylvia Bosma, ABN AMRO

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Sylvia Bosma

Sylvia Bosma, Procurement Head of Category (External Hire, HR, Market Data and Mobility)

With 23 years of experience and having held 11 positions within ABN AMRO, Sylvia Bosma can rightfully be called an expert when it comes to the "ABN AMRO organization." From Sales Manager to her current role as Procurement Head of Category, Sylvia has taken on numerous challenges within the bank. Currently, she is actively engaged in addressing several strategic issues, such as labor shortages, sustainability challenges, and the migration of systems within the procurement department and among suppliers.



With the upcoming European ESG legislation in 2025, it is crucial to understand the impact of your supply chain. Sylvia Bosma, Procurement Head of Category at ABN AMRO, is working diligently to prepare her department for these challenges. She is working on both third-party and fourth-party risk management to enable audits of her suppliers' suppliers, including collaborating with organizations that provide supplier accreditation. She is also exploring how sustainability can be integrated into contracts in an operationally feasible manner. Furthermore, she is committed to making decision-making within the procurement department more data-driven, especially in light of the increasing ESG reporting standards.


Location: ’t Amsterdammertje, Loenen aan de Vecht

17:30 | Start program (including presentation, discussion and a 3-course dinner)
20:30 | End of formal program, opportunity for informal networking


Chief Procurement Officers, Directeuren Procurement

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  • Participants have to meet the previously described target audience.
  • If applicable, our partners will be presented with every application.
  • During all our sessions, the Chatham House Rule applies. This means that the participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. This means that no report, no photos and no recordings are made of the meeting. The presentation will also not be distributed to the participants afterwards.

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