Clive Gallery is a Visiting Professor of Finance and Operations at the Sorbonne School of Business. Over the last 10 years he has become a renowned specialist in the optimisation of value relationships with key clients and suppliers to improve both top and bottom line performance.

He is particularly interested in the financial impact of operations on innovation, top-line performance, cash and risk mitigation.

Clive has worked on leadership and benchmarking programmes for a variety of companies such as Kraft-Heinz, Orange, Airbus, L’Oréal, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Unilever, Siemens, United Biscuits, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Henkel and Reckitt Benckiser and has helped companies design and deliver value creation workshops on a world-wide level.

He has also delivered a number of conferences and published several articles and case studies on procurement’s impact on sustainable shareholder value, financial communication, negotiation strategies, investor perception, growth and risk. He is currently working on agility, digitalization and operational alignment with other key functions.

Clive has been a member of the AT Kearney CPO club since 2008, providing thought leadership for global chief procurement officers from some of Europe’s biggest companies such as Orange, Reckitt Benckiser, Nestlé, Royal Dutch Shell, Vodafone, Philips, BASF and Unilever.

He studied in the U.K. and France and has a PhD in Finance from Bordeaux University.