Kris Timmermans leads Accenture's Supply Chain & Operations function and is a member of the company's Global Management Committee.
Kris has set a clear mission for supply chain: help clients reimagine their supply networks to be more relevant, resilient, and socially and environmentally responsible. His strategic vision guides a multidisciplinary team using the transformative power of data and technology to drive customer-centric business models.
With 27 years of experience in the sector, Kris is a pioneer in the evolution toward digitally powered “intelligent” supply chains. Since joining Accenture in 1994, he has led supply chain and enterprise-wide transformations for clients across multiple sectors, including consumer goods, automotive, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, industrial equipment and life sciences. He leads a network of 40,000 supply chain practitioners around the world.
Kris has also published The Big Zero, a book focused on the benefits of a zero-based mindset (ZBx), and written several articles on the future of supply networks. He most recently co-authored A Simpler Way to Modernize Your Supply Chain for Harvard Business Review. He holds a master's degree in mechanical and electronics engineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and completed aspects of his thesis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.