Sapna Alva Tariyal, is Head of Sourcing at Societe Generale Global Solutions Center
Sapna is a Global Sourcing Professional with twenty years’ of experience in Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor Governance and Supplier Relationship Management.
Sapna’s procurement experience spans IT & Telco, Business Services, People & Professional Services across varied global cultures, in support and collaboration with US, Australia, France and the Asia Pacific.
Sapna has been instrumental in establishing the Procurement function, providing sourcing support for real estate expansions in Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai, implementing Vendor Management Programs and global tools in the organisations she has worked for. She is recognised for strong inter-personal skills, agility and a positive mindset.
Sapna is a graduate in Economics from St Xavier’s College and a post graduate in Law from Government Law College, Mumbai and a diploma holder in Materials Management and Business Administration.
She started her career in the hospitality industry with the Taj Group of Hotels in Mumbai and went on to follow her passion of joining the Indian Armed forces in 1999. After a very successful career in the Army as a Captain, Sapna returned to the Corporate world and has worked with several multinationals in the area of Sourcing and Procurement. Prior to Societe Generale, she has served Aricent, ANZ and Fidelity Investments.
Besides being a subject matter expert, her overall experience includes People Management at various levels and Stakeholder engagement across geographies. She believes in leading by example and enjoys team development.