Dr Peter Kraljic is the world-renowned creator of his Purchasing Matrix, a visionary and a leading exponent of category management. He first presented his Purchasing Matrix to the world in 1983 in the Harvard Business Review. Such is his legacy that nowadays his ideas on procurement strategy and supplier relationships are still featured in procurement publications all over the world. From 1982 until his retirement in 2002 he was a director at McKinsey & Company in Düsseldorf. He obtained a Master’s degree at the University of Ljubljana, and later completed his Ph.D. at the University of Hannover and got an MBA from INSEAD in France.