Opening Event Public Procurement Excellence

Trainer Profile

Alexandra LEON

Project Leader
Public Procurement Excellence

Senior Consultant
Department of Consulting, E-Procurement & International Affairs
Bundesbeschaffung GmbH (BBG), Austria


Professional Experience

Current Position:

Project Leader for the Public Procurement Excellence Programme – responsible for design and implementation.

Employment History:

15 years of professional experience in the public sector, in the Ministry of Finance and the Austrian Central Purchasing Body (BBG).

Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development (BBG), more than 10 years of professional experience in human resources in the field of public procurement. Development and implementation of HR strategies and initiatives support of business needs through professional development and training programmes, performance management systems, and compensation and benefits programmes.

Expert in human resources with a special focus on personnel development and compensation management programmes. Responsible for the conceptual design of individual and organisational training programmes such as the BBG’s in-house Public Procurement Academy (PPA). The focus of the PPA is on imparting theoretical and practical knowledge specific to the field of centralised public procurement. The BBG staff is trained to ensure quality, value for money, and fairness throughout the procurement process from the preparation of calls for tenders and needs assessments, application of market knowledge, to contract management.

Development and implementation of a train-the-trainer concept for BBG in-house experts.

Federal Ministry of Finance, working in the cabinet of the Austrian Finance Minister.

Educational Background of the Trainer

  • Master’s in Educational and Political Science
  • Diploma in Human Resource Development
  • Certificate of Advanced Human Resources Management



Agenda of the Opening Event



Time Item Name/Function
10.00 – 10.10 Welcome Address

by WU EA

Dr. Astrid Kleinhanns-Rollé, Managing Director, WU Executive Academy
10.10 – 10.30 Opening Address

by the European Commission

Dr. Irmfried Schwimann,

Deputy Director-General for Internal Market, Industry and SMEs

10.30 – 10.40 Introduction Panellists Moderator:

Dana Mitea, BBG



Dr. Irmfried Schwimann, Deputy Director-General for Internal Market, Industry and SMEs, EC

Andreas Nemec,

Managing Director, BBG

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kummer, Vienna University of Economics and Business

10.40 – 11.25 Country “Speed Dating “

The participating countries introduce themselves


1 representative per country presents the key-challenges regarding their public procurement system

Countries in alphabetical order

2 minutes per country

11.25 – 11.35 Coffee Break
11.35 – 12.40 Panel Discussion

Questions from the moderator referring to the challenges presented by the participating countries; questions from the audience


See above
Joint Lunch @ WU EA