Sarunas Suipis

Vice President Operations and Managing Director Western Union Processing Lithuania

Šarūnas Šuipis is the Vice President of Operations and a Managing Director for Western Union‘s European Regional Operations Center in Vilnius, Lithuania since 2016. As the Site Leader, he is responsible for overall site governance, strategy, growth and operations. Also, being actively involved in business transformation, employee engagement and social responsibility ventures. Under his leadership, Western Union Lithuania has become the 2nd most reputable company in Lithuania, entered the TOP 3 for the most desirable employer and led site growth to 2,000 employees. In 2018, Šarūnas was recognized as Business Centre Manager of the Year in CEE Shared Services and Outsourcing awards in Warsaw, Poland. Šarūnas Šuipis joined Western Union in 2010 and held the positions of Director for Settlement Operations & Accounts Payable as well as Director, Operations where he was responsible for EMEA/APAC, USA & CIS regions. Before WU, Šarūnas worked at Deloitte for five years. Šarūnas Šuipis holds a Bachelor‘s degree in Mathematics of Finance and Insurance, Master‘s degree in Mathematics from Vilnius University and speaks three languages.

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

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

4:00 PM Virtual Drinks with SSON 2020 Impact Awards Winners

Join the judges and awards winners to find out the secrets behind the winning projects:

Bobby Abrahams Vice President Finance Transformation, AstraZeneca

Joanne Griffin, EMEA Accounting Operations Director, LinkedIn

Kay Flynn, General Manager Global Business Services, Eli Lilly

Phil Priest, Senior Vice President, Global Business Services, Smith and Nephew

Grace Winters, SSC Director, Abbott

Andrew Parris, Director of Shared Services, Tarmac

Kamila Grembowics, Senior Vice President Global Business Services, Adidas

Chris Gunning, Global Functional Owner – Centres Of Excellence, Apollo Tyres

Mike Stops, Group Director Service Centres, NSG

Irina Chernousenko, GBS Consultant, JLL

Fraser Kirk, Vice President Global Human Resources Shared Services Programme, Brambles

Sarunas Suipis, Vice President Operations and Managing Director, Western Union Processing Lithuania

Week 1 Wednesday, 9th September: Themed Presentations (Free to Attend)

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

2:30 PM Ask the experts Panel: Creating brand new services and expanding functions with stability to help your business bounce back quickly

We tend to answer value creation with function expansion. Yet in the current business environment, we need to truly push for innovative ways to add value and help the business to have a strong bounce back. We must dig deep into our creative brain to find brand new answers and this panel will do just that. Join the panel and explore:

·        Brand new services we can offer to support company strategy, weather crisis and drive growth

·        Creating opportunities for growth and expansion

·        What can we do with the data and information we have collected?

·        Can we predict the business requirements and get ahead of them?

·        Navigating internal politics, developing trust in operations and creating a change management strategy to manage transition smoothly

Week 1 Thursday, 10th September: Themed Presentations (Free to Attend)

Thursday, September 10th, 2020



During this week's Startup Pitch Session, you had the chance to hear from many innovative startups and rate their pitches. The top rated startups have been invited back for the finalist pitch! In this round, each startup gets a 10 minute Q&A slot in front of the Startup Zone Advisory Committee. The judges will deliberate and the three winners and prizes will be announced during the virtual drinks session at 16:00. Tune in to hear who is awarded SSOW’s Best Startup Pitch.


Judging Committee:

Tony Saldanha, President, Transformant

Christian Mertin, Global GBS Solution, EY

Sarunas Suipis, VP, Operations and Managing Director, Western Union

Dan Rose, Head of Strategy & Operations, Novartis Business Services 

Deb Kops, Founder, Sourcing Change

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Sarunas.

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