Founder Mark Perera undertakes new strategic role as incoming CEO prepares to take the reins
Vizibl, the world’s leading digital procurement platform for Supplier Collaboration and Innovation, today announced the next crucial stage in the company’s evolution as it prepares to scale the business further. From 3rd April 2023, founder and CEO Mark Perera will transition into a board-level advisory role to continue supporting the leadership team, remaining an active participant in the business as he hands the leadership baton over to a new incoming CEO.
The incoming CEO will be formally announced on 3rd April and will work alongside Mark and the Vizibl team to ensure not only a smooth transition, but that the new leader hits the ground running from day one. With ambitious growth targets, Vizibl’s new CEO brings over 20 years of deep enterprise SaaS experience, enabling the business to hit key objectives and realise its full potential in the coming years.
Chief among those objectives is to further enable Vizibl’s roster of enterprise customers to leverage their supplier relationships to deliver on key strategic goals around sustainability, resilience, transformation, and growth.
Since establishing the business, Mark’s vision and mission was for Vizibl to help companies work better together to drive sustainable business growth. Mark is passionate about decarbonising supply chains by putting collaboration, innovation, and sustainability at the heart of supplier relationships. An entrepreneur and eternal optimist, Mark has campaigned over the years for organisations to work in close collaboration with supply chain stakeholders and achieve real behavioural change. Most importantly, he is now campaigning for impactful action on the environment and the safety of our global communities, particularly as we move ever closer to 2030 targets for meeting scope 3 and net zero goals.
Remaining in an advisory capacity to provide vision, market expertise, and leadership insights, Mark comments: “I am so proud of what we’ve accomplished as a team to date, and I’m really looking forward to what we will achieve as we move into this next iteration of our growth. Our incoming CEO brings a dedication to customer experience, combined with operational rigour and deep knowledge of scaling procurement SaaS offerings. This combination will be invaluable as we continue to deliver strategic solutions to clients at global enterprises. I will be remaining active in the business to continue to amplify our mission, vision, and position in the market.”
Under Mark’s leadership, Vizibl was recognised as a Gartner Cool Vendor in 2020 and over the years the company has developed and broadened its market offering. Today, not only is Vizibl recognised by the world’s leading analysts, but it is trusted by giants in pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, FMCG, and communications, and the Vizibl platform connects buyers and businesses with their suppliers, on every continent, across the world.
Constantly innovating, earlier this year Vizibl announced its ‘Decarbonisation as a Service’ offering, which helps customers move quickly from emissions measurement towards taking decisive action. The service enables Vizibl customers to get fast access to Vizibl’s existing Supplier Sustainability Management solution for a cohort of suppliers that represent the vast majority of their scope 3 emissions, and to take these relationships into the wider Vizibl application where they can collaborate with internal stakeholders and suppliers alike on emissions reductions. The offering also includes regular access to Vizibl’s expert enablement team, ensuring that customers and their suppliers are supported at every stage of their journey to net zero.
A father to two daughters, Mark is inspired by concern for their future and his deep conviction that businesses must take the lead on sustainability if we are to protect the planet for future generations. Mark recently co-authored a book on Procurement with Purpose, and he also founded and established the Procurement Leaders Network. His evangelism for decisive action on sustainability will continue to influence Vizibl’s approach to its clients, its products, and its services.