Are Saarinen


Are Saarinen is Chief Executive Officer and co-partner of Cloudia, a Finland-based and privately-held provider of digital Source-to-Contract services. He joined Cloudia in 2010 and also serves as a member of the company's board of directors.

Prior to his work at Cloudia, Mr. Saarinen has held multiple executive-level positions in the ICT industry, bringing in technical knowledge, computer hardware expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company.

At Cloudia, Are Saarinen has led the transformation of Cloudia into a global organisation, expanding its markets successfully into other European countries as well as in the Middle East and Africa.

A strategic mindset, in-depth industry expertise and a deep operational focus in software and tech-enabled service businesses affords him unique insights into the complexities facing CPOs today, and the technological possibilities enabling procurement professionals to modernise their processes and deliver value that impacts the bottom line.

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3 reasons why your organization should start using E-Sourcing

When urgent sourcing requests come in that need filling ASAP, planning often goes out the window. How can procurement teams perform sourcing in a way that stops them from being...