Klaids Lafon de Ribeyrolles

Procurement Director, EU Operations, Amazon


Klaids is Procurement Director at Amazon with responsibility for the Capital and Operating Expenditure (CAPEX & OPEX) for Amazon Operations in Europe. Previously he was Executive Vice- President, Infrastructure and Services Purchasing at Rolls-Royce. Klaids’ role at Amazon is to build the supply base of tomorrow by transforming the procurement organization and establishing the use of new technologies, to support Amazon’s double digit growth in Europe. Klaids joined Amazon in May 2017. Before joining Amazon, Klaids worked for Rolls-Royce, Delphi, Electricfil and Electricite de France. Klaids has not only managed the procurement of complex assemblies and commodities in the direct space (part of the final products sold to the customers) but also capital investments, services and utilities in the indirect area (everything a company needs to operate smoothly). He has lead multiple organization designs, acquisition integrations and divestiture and has worked in seven countries over his career. Klaids is CPSM and FCIPS. He studied Mathematics and Physics and holds an MSc in Computer Science.

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