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Chief Procurement Officer
Eric Cohan is HCL’s Chief Procurement Officer. In this role, he leads HCL’s global supply chain and procurement organization in delivering Category Management, Sourcing, and Procurement Operations for all external spend categories—Technology, Contingent Labor, Real Estate/Facilities, Travel, HR, Marketing, etc. In addition, Eric sits at the US Employee Benefits Council and chairs the US 401k Investment Committee.
Prior to joining HCL, Eric worked with Accenture, most recently leading the Americas Procurement organization where he was accountable for Sourcing and Category Management, Procurement Operations, and Payables across the Americas. Simultaneously, he served as the Global Sourcing and Category Management process lead in addition to the Global IT Category Director.
Prior to these roles, Eric held a variety of leadership positions within Accenture’s Procurement Business Process Outsourcing organization, directing global teams of category-specific resources in delivering procurement services to Accenture’s end clients.
Prior to Accenture, Eric spent over 10 years with Dell, most recently as their first Executive Director of IT Procurement. Preceding this, he held several position in Dell’s IT department, leading both application and engineering teams.
Prior to Dell, Eric spent eight years in Accenture’s (Andersen Consulting) supply chain practice. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University’s College of Engineering.
Eric lives in Austin, TX, with his wife and three children.