About Kris

Kris Timmermans is head of Accenture’s Supply Chain & Operations function and a member of the company’s Global Management Committee, where he also represents the Chief Financial Officer/Enterprise Value and Customer and Channels functions.

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.

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