Bernadette Maier

Head of Procurement, Emerging Markets at Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Core expertise:
  • Procurement
  • Building best-in-class teams
  • Women in Leadership

Bernadette speaks at Procurement, HR and Supply Chain conferences on establishing world-class processes and organizations. Her focus is on succeeding through best-in-class teams.

Bernadette's talks are highly relevant to anyone who wants to build resilient teams. She shares her experience on how to succeed through mentoring and coaching teams.


A strong believer in "people first", Bernadette is known as a leader who builds high-performing teams through inclusion and inspiration. Her talk reflects her experience in various multi-national companies, in various disciplines and working across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. 



Bernadette has served as a passionate contributor to the Procurement, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, Marketing, and Internal Audit fields for over 20 years, in roles ranging from operational to executive leadership at local, regional and global levels.

She is currently at the helm of Takeda’s Emerging Markets  Procurement, leading a cross-functional and multi-national team responsible for the strategic development and direction of value delivery focused procurement in APAC, Greater China, LATAM, Russia/CIS and NEMEA.

Prior to joining Takeda, Bernadette served as head of procurement in Asia-Pacific for Roche Diagnostics & Pharmaceuticals, a role that relocated her to her current home in Singapore. She has also had the pleasure of living and working in Germany, the USA, and Spain in earlier parts of her professional journey.

Throughout her career, Bernadette has strived to build best-in-class teams, accountable for strategies that ultimately help maximize operational excellence, and contribute meaningfully and tangibly to further the mission of the organizations.




Bernadette demonstrated tremendous leadership and communication skills that promoted cohesiveness of the teams that she managed.


- Jason Lin, Director, JHL Biotech

Bernadette is an outstanding female leader. Her courage to break new grounds inspires and energizes me. She is very committed and passionate about people.

- Clara Chan, Roche

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