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Chris Pouney

Independent Consultant

Chris has more than 25 years’ experience in corporate travel as a supplier, buyer and consultant. This includes seven years at financial services giant Citigroup as the global lead for travel. Chris became an independent consultant in 2010 where he has delivered successful projects for the private sector and government clients across the globe, in addition to educating the supplier community through workshops and coaching.

Most recently Chris has been working with a major UK Energy Services organisation developing and executing Sourcing Strategy to electrify one of the UKs largest vehicle fleets.

A frequent speaker and moderator at industry events, Chris has authored two white papers; in 2012 “Optimising Business Travel in the Middle East” followed in 2014 with “Understanding Business Travel in Sub-Saharan Africa”, both in partnership with leading suppliers and industry bodies. Both papers were freely distributed with the goal of raising awareness, increasing collaboration and showcasing best practice leading him to be named as a Top Industry Influencer in the UKs Buying Business Travel.

Chris holds an MSc. in Strategic Procurement Management and is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (MCIPS) where he is a former Chair of the Birmingham & Coventry Branch.