Daniel Helmig


Global Chief Procurement Officer, PepsiCo
Daniel Helmig held positions as Corporate Transformation Leader, Group Head Operations & Quality, Chief Procurement Officer and Director in companies such as ABB, Infineon, and Ford Motor Company.

He recently led the largest group restructuring of ABB since its merger several decades ago.
As ABB's Group Head of Operations & Quality, his teams implemented Lean Six Sigma in 18 months, engaging 50'000+ employees. As CPO, he transformed a tactical, local organization to a powerhouse with 200 category teams, global service centers, and control towers for transportation management across the globe.

At Infineon, Daniel was the CPO of the semiconductor company. Transparency of supply chain across all ERP systems, tripling outsourcing in Asia, and top quartile cost reduction with automotive-style strategic sourcing processes was implemented under his leadership.

Before joining Infineon, Daniel led as Procurement Director sourcing except drive train for all Ford of Europe vehicle lines.

His teams were externally recognized for Capability Build-up & Management in Supply Chain in 2014 (Procurement Leaders) and received several awards for Supplier Sustainability Development. Daniel was voted 2019 member of the CIPS European Procurement Power List.

Daniel is passionate about the digitalization of the supply chain as a means to enhance customer experience while shrinking the ecological footprint.

Daniel holds a master's degree in business from Michigan State University, USA and lives near Z├╝rich, Switzerland. He is a key-note speaker in select conferences.