Sebastian Chua - Tech Supply Chain Conference 2020

21-22 September 2020

Sebastian Chua

Sebastian Chua Head of Procurement at Health Promotion Board

Sebastian Chua has accumulated 25 over years of procurement experience within the Indirect Procurement & Project Sourcing domains and held several regional and country positions in Asia Pacific.

Sebastian started his procurement career with Hewlett Packard/Agilent Technologies as their Country Manager for India, Singapore, Thailand & Philippines before he took on the portfolio as the Regional Procurement Manager. Sebastian then moved on to join Microsoft & Alcatel Lucent as Head of Procurement to transform their procurement organization in Asia Pacific region.

In 2014, Sebastian Chua took on a new challenge to transform the public procurement at Health Promotion Board (HPB), a statutory board under the Ministry of Health. He reports to CEO, HPB in his current role as Chief Procurement Officer.

In 2017 to 2019, Sebastian was conferred the (a) APAC Procurement Leader Award, (b) CIPS Asia CPO Award, (c) Supply Chain Professional of the Year by The Supply Chain Asia, (d) Shared Services & Outsourcing Excellence Awards and (e) The Public Service Transformation Awards. In 2019, he led his team to win 3 Asia Awards conferred by the CIPS and Procurement Leaders Limited under the Most Improved Procurement Operation, Transformation and Best Public Procurement Project categories.

Since 2015, Sebastian had been consecutively nominated for the World Procurement Leader award (UK), ProcureCon (USA), IACCM (Europe), The Faculty Management Consultancy (Australia), Australia Association of Supply Chain & Logistics, APAC Enterprise Innovation, etc.

His Procurement Paper “Transformative THINKING. Transformative DOING” had been published at The Journal of Public Procurement (USA), APAC CIO Outlook and Supply Chain Asia. Sebastian is the Chairman for The Procurement Council under Supply Chain Asia and an advisory member to the Association for International Procurement Technology and Standards (AIPTS). He is a MBA guest lecturer at the NUS Business School, The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific, Nanyang Business School, Singapore Management University and Singapore University of Social Sciences.