29 Mar 2021

State of Flux announces the opening of new office in New Zealand

State of Flux is delighted to announce the opening of its new office in New Zealand which will strengthen the company’s position in the Asia Pacific region.

Ashok Sudhakaran who joined State of Flux New Zealand as an Executive Consultant brings a wealth of experience in Procurement and Supply Chain both overseas and in New Zealand. In New Zealand, he has held senior procurement roles with companies like Pernod Ricard, SKYCITY and most recently as Head of Procurement at The Warehouse Group where he was instrumental in implementing a procure to pay system, consolidating supplier spend and creating one of the first group shared service functions. Ashok has also worked in The Netherlands, Singapore, West Africa and India in operational, sales and procurement roles.

Ashok holds an MBA in Operations and Supply Chain from India. He is also a regular speaker at procurement/supply chain forums in Australia and New Zealand. He can be contacted at ashok.sudhakaran@stateofflux.co.nz or LinkedIn.

“Having worked alongside several consultancies whose main purpose seemed to be to suggest change for change’s sake, it is refreshing to join a company whose main mantra is ‘do what is right for the customer’. I am also enjoying the opportunity to utilise my experience in business development, procurement and process creation all in one role.”