Hamzah Abu-Ragheb is the Manager of Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing at Avendra, a leading procurement services provider for hospitality companies. He is responsible for the implementation of Avendra’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy that focuses on responsible and sustainable sourcing. At Avendra, Hamzah’s role includes facilitating conversations between customers, suppliers and the company’s internal sourcing team to help drive sustainability within Avendra’s supply chain. Hamzah also assists customers with their responsible sourcing goals and helps drive responsible sourcing initiatives at Aramark, Avendra’s parent company. Hamzah also proudly serves on the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) Board of Directors. Prior to his role at Avendra, Hamzah held various sustainability related positions, from waste management and composting to research on sustainable agriculture. He earned a BS in Ecology and Evolution from the University of Maryland and an MS in Sustainability Management from the Kogod School of Business at American University, in Washington, DC.