Gartner Expert

Koray Kose

Sr Director Analyst

Koray Kose is a Senior Director Analyst in Gartner's Supply Chain Operations team, focusing on enabling procurement leaders deliver maximum value by optimizing risk, augmenting capabilities and competitiveness in strategic sourcing. He covers risk management, procurement transformation and digitization through innovation, disruption, collaboration and technology utilization.

Koray has written articles for and has been quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Washington Post, exame.,Financial Management Magazine, abc News, SupplyChainBrain, ISM Magazine, and Supply Chain Management Review and has appearances as guest speaker on television news channels such as CNBC and CNA. He is also a participating member of the NATO 2030: NATO-Private Sector Dialogues that is facilitated by GLOBSEC.

Previous experience

Koray joined Gartner with 20+ years of experience in global procurement and supply management consulting across different industries such as automotive, manufacturing, life sciences and financial industry.

His prior experience includes expert and leadership roles in supply chain and procurement at companies and institutions such as Volkswagen AG, Scania, Bose, Biogen, AstraZeneca, Philips, A.T. Kearney, proAlpha and the Federal Reserve.

Professional background

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Director, Strategic Procurement and Compliance

AstraZeneca, Biogen, BSN Medical, Philips

CPO; Sr. Sourcing Manager

Bose, Volkswagen, Scania, A.T. Kearney, proAlpha

Managing Consultant; Global Sourcing Leader; Strategy Analyst

Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Technology Strategy and Selection

Executive Leadership: Strategic Risk Management

Sourcing and Procurement

CSCO Strategic Leadership


a) Postgraduate Strategic Management Certificate, Harvard University

b) M.B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Hult International Business School in Conjunction With Boston College, Carroll School of Management

c) M.Sc., International Management (Dipl.-Kfm.), Summa Cum Laude, International School of Management in Dortmund, Germany

d) International Study, Integrated Into Master of Science in International Management, Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to manage risk and create resilience in Supply Chains

2How to advance and transform Supply Chain and Procurement Organizations

3Supplier Management and Supply Chain Technology assessment and selection

4How to transform into value orchestration and Supply Ecosystem Management