Béatrice Felder to succeed Volker Pyrtek as CEO of BuyIn, the Procurement Alliance on October 1, 2020

September 3, 2020

The BuyIn Board of Directors has named Béatrice Felder as Chief Executive Officer as of October 1, 2020. She will assume the CEO role from Volker Pyrtek after the conclusion of his contract on September 30, 2020.

“We owe Volker our deepest thanks for the 9 years at the head of the company. As BuyIn’s founding member he has significantly influenced the success and has made the Procurement Alliance what it is today: a highly performant company at the cutting edge of procurement, very attractive also to other TelCos”, said Ramon Fernandez, Executive Director Finance, Performance and Development at Orange and Chairman of the BuyIn Board of Directors.

As previous Chief Procurement Officer of Deutsche Telekom Volker Pyrtek became CEO of BuyIn in 2011. At the head of 320 employees he was leading BuyIn to more than 2 billion euro savings, opened the Procurement Alliance for further partners beyond Deutsche Telekom and Orange and earned several industry awards along the way.

”Above all I would like to thank Volker personally and as a member of the Management Board of Deutsche Telekom for his and BuyIn’s tremendous contribution to achieving our financial commitments alongside huge technology investments. Volker has put BuyIn in an incredibly strong position”, said Christian Illek, Chief Finance Officer at Deutsche Telekom and member of the BuyIn Board of Directors and continued with looking forward to open a new chapter: “I’m very pleased to welcoming Béatrice Felder to her impending new role. I got to know her better over the last year and she is well prepared to lead BuyIn into the future. Béatrice is absolutely the right choice as our Procurement Alliance’s next CEO.”

Béatrice Felder already joined BuyIn in September 2019 as member of the Management Team and Senior Vice President for IT Procurement. Before joining BuyIn she was the CEO of Orange Applications for Business and Business & Decision, a consulting and engineering company specializing in data and digital solutions. In this Orange Business Services unit as in the previous 20 years in top-level positions at Orange, Béatrice gained experience in some of the industry’s most strategic focus topics including B2B, B2C, Data, Digital and IoT.

“Béatrice Felder is an experienced and results-oriented leader, who cares deeply about employees, customers and has a strong experience in negotiation. As new CEO she has the full trust of the Board of Directors and the best qualifications to continue BuyIn’s success story. I look forward to working with Béatrice also in her new role”, ended Ramon Fernandez.

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