The Procurement group is divided in the following sections:
- Strategy, Quality and Communication (IPT-PI-SQ);
- Orders, Energy, Stores and Industrial Outreach (IPT-PI-OE);
- Supplies (IPT-PI-SU);
- Civil Engineering and Services (IPT-PI-CS).
Additionally, the Procurement Legal unit forms part of the Procurement group.
Head of Group
Cristina completed her degree in business administration in Madrid (Spain) and joined CERN in 1995 as a member of the Procurement Service in charge of IT equipment and LHC purchases. Since April 2023 she has become the Head of the Procurement Service.
Head of Section
Lisa completed her Civil Engineering degree in France and an MSc in Management in New York. Having worked for ten years in the French and English administration on procurement processes for motorways and Public Private Partnerships, she joined CERN in May 2010 as a Procurement and Contract Officer.
Charles completed his MSc in Management at Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) in 2008. Before joining CERN, he managed procurement activities in the cryogenic, space and radio navigation industries. Charles joined the Procurement Service as a Procurement Officer in July 2015.
Jérôme Pierlot graduated in Electrical Engineering in Belgium, and joined CERN in 1998. He started as a project manager in the Engineering Department, and was appointed section leader responsible for low voltage distribution network, in 2008. After 18 years in the Engineering Department, Jérôme gave his career a new orientation and joined the IPT-PI group in 2016, as Head of Procurement for Accelerators & Technology in charge of all procurement activities related to accelerators and technology for CERN.
Joshua completed his undergraduate degree in Economics at University College London in 2013. He worked for several years in London in the procurement of goods, services and research for a multinational power systems company. He joined CERN as a Procurement Officer in 2017.
Alexandra completed her Law degree in Grenoble and PhD studies in Berlin. Having worked at the European Commission in Brussels and with a private law firm in Berlin, she joined CERN in 2004 as a member of the Legal Service. She has worked as a member of the Legal Service and as Legal officer within the Procurement Service since 2006.