Michael van der Ploeg

Vice President Global Business Services Amway

Michael van der Ploeg is the Vice-President Global Business Services for Amway since December 2018. He is leading a global transformation of GBS, expanding the current remit with a customer mindset, as part of a new enterprise operating model. Amway is the largest direct selling company in the world.

Since joining Amway in 2010, he held several leadership positions globally and for the Europe- India-Africa region. Amongst these were Vice-President Global FP&A as well as Chief Financial Officer for Europe, India and Africa, and Vice-President of IT for Europe and Russia. In these capacities he led implementation of Oracle for his region, redesigned the FP&A function and in-market Finance roles for higher effectiveness in decision support, and established a European and Russian Business Service Centre located in Krakow, Poland.  
Prior to joining Amway he held several finance and leadership functions for United Biscuits, Debis Systemhaus and Yves Rocher.  He holds an Executive MBA from the HEC School of Management, Paris, France and a Bachelor in Business  Administration from the University of Nyenrode, Netherlands.

Week 1 Tuesday, 8th September: Keynotes (Free to Attend)

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

10:15 AM How are leading GBS and Shared Services Centres rebuilding and reinventing in the post COVID-19 era

Today’s companies compete at the level of ability to change and the speed of it. Industry wide transformation are taking place on daily bases. How are sharing services and GBS organisations supporting business strategies and leading these transformation are not only critical to shared services organisations but to the entire company. Hear from top level GBS and shared services leaders on strategies and tactics that they are implementing to drive this:

·        Connecting and aligning with the mothership vision

·        Building the process backbone for the company to set the foundation for transformation

·        Establishing shared services as the next-generation incubator for digital, automation and AI capabilities

·        Becoming the data hub and nerve centre to support business strategy decision making

·        Becoming the talent incubator: Developing and exporting talent to other areas of business 

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Michael van der.

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