Project Description

Arnold Sowa, Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, MetLife

Arnold Sowa
Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer

Plenary Session:
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Arnold Sowa, senior vice president and Chief Procurement Officer for MetLife. He oversees MetLife’s global procurable spend, including the selection and contracting of suppliers, supplier oversight & governance, global travel, and supply chain social responsibility programs. He is on the board of directors as treasurer for the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

Prior procurement experiences have been at Bridgewater Associates, LP, the largest hedge fund in the world, where he built a new procurement organization; as an advisor to Ally Financial on creating their third-party risk management program; and as CPO at Capital One.

Arnold Sowa received the prestigious ISM McDonald award for his unwavering advocacy for supplier diversity.