Anthony E. Santiago
– Principal at AES Consulting & Business Services LLC
– Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)
– Past Member of National Board of the Institute for Supply
– MBA with Concentration in Finance The Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania
Tony has more than 30 years of experience in supply management and finance at two highly respected Fortune 50 companies and started his professional career with Price Waterhouse in the audit department. As Chief Procurement Officer at WellPoint, one of the leading health benefits companies in the US, he led the transformation of the procurement organization, building the organization, processes and technology needed to meet the significant cost challenges the Company faced under healthcare reform. Spend categories managed included IT hardware and software, telecom, offshore IT professional services, facilities, marketing services, legal, staffing services, consulting and BPO, among others. Savings were increased from $20 million to over $210 million in three years.
At Bristol-Myers Squibb, a global pharmaceutical company, Tony was responsible for the Global Sourcing & Supply Management organization and managed over $6 billion in supply chain and indirect spend categories around the world. Annual savings for these categories increased from $190 million to more than $350 million, under Tony’s leadership. Prior to his supply management role at BMS, Tony served as VP Finance for the Pharmaceutical Division’s worldwide manufacturing unit. He also served as VP Financial Shared Services and successfully led the Company’s corporate productivity initiative to reengineer financial processes, install SAP software and establish the global Shared Services organization.