People on the Move: Tarbinlam Lafon, VP, Chief Procurement Officer, Humana

Tarbinlam (Tar) Lafon has joined Humana (No. 9 on DiversityInc’s 2022 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) as Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer, where he oversees the Enterprise Procurement and Supplier Management organization. He assumed his role on Nov. 14, 2022.

In this role, Lafon leads the company’s procurement efforts and is responsible for the “leadership, strategy, talent and execution of the end-to-end procurement process,” according to Humana. “Tar’s goals include driving compliant, competitive, and innovative acquisition of services and goods from leading suppliers and partners, while championing closer collaboration with the business, supply base and external partners.”

Lafon has 18 years of experience as a procurement professional and joined the company from Organon & Co., where he served as Associate Vice President of Commercial Services Procurement and Travel, Meetings, Card & Fleet Operations. He worked across various procurement categories for nine years at Merck prior to his role at Organon & Co.

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