Deputy Vice President Supply Chain, UK/Ire & BeNeLux
Originally from South Africa, Angelo has been living in the UK for 13 years. Married with 4 boys aged 17, 6, 4, and 2 Angelo has a busy and rewarding home life (neither a euphemism for challenging though…).
The recent global merger of Dorma and Kaba in the access solutions and security industry into dormakaba has meant an intense period of change management, structural development and personal growth in his role as Vice President of Supply chain in the region UK/Ire and Benelux. With role responsibility across HSQE, Logistics, Assembly and Fabrication, Supply chain coordination and administration, Manufacturing engineering, order processing, permutations, Fleet, Facilities management and Procurement, Angelo finds his biggest challenge is effective and productive time management and as such his best tool is face to face interaction with people and fostering collaboration to drive strategy into performance. His first foray into the supply chain was as a buyer, so Procurement is close to his heart.
Inspire action, improve results together and make work more fun. That is the vision Ariane used in her different senior management positions, with proven results. In 2014, she co-wrote the book ‘Improving Results Together’ with leaders sharing the same vision of Inspirational Leadership. Ariane frequently writes articles about this topic and speaks fervidly about it at conferences.
After 15 years of senior management positions, Ariane recently became a partner at Synergie, a consultancy firm working on creating inspiring organizations with impact. Inspired employees are over twice as productive than satisfied employees. Let alone dissatisfied employees. How do you lead with purpose? To enable your teams to work with passion again and are inspired to action? That they want to grow personally, but also as a team, and by doing so also growing the organization.
Synergie works on inspiring organizations with impact. Organizations which deserve the attention of the (labor) market instead of asking for it, and know how to convert this ambition into concrete impact. We combine 25 years of experience with the insights of 10 years of research to the most inspiring companies.
In her last management position within Philips, Ariane empowered the local Customer Services team, comprising of 250 people (Field service engineers, Technical Support, Call Centre etc.) to improve the margin by making the complete team responsible for the end results (more satisfied customers, improved sales and margin and more satisfied colleagues). By getting this responsibility, it inspired the team to take that extra mile, and also dramatically increased employee satisfaction. At Vodafone, where she was responsible for the Small Medium Enterprise segment (customers of 10-500 FTE) and Internet of Things, she transformed the teams from SIM-card selling to solution selling, using the Vodafone way of mobile working as a role model for customers to adopt.
As an inspirational leader, Ariane improves results with a stronger team, connecting with all layers in the organization. With her technical background she analyses processes in order to be able to make data-driven decisions for improvement, whilst having the empathic leadership to convince and lead the team towards improving these processes.
Ariane Roos is a frequently asked speaker at conferences where she passionately speaks about inspirational leadership: empower the customer facing people to optimally do their job and truly inspire them to action.
Dr Aristides Matopoulos
Aston Logistics & Systems Institute, Aston University
Aristides is a Reader at Aston University (UK) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Lille 2 (France). He is also the Director of Supply Chain Gnosis Ltd (Consulting Services).
His research focuses on how to assess the present—and especially the future— logistics and supply chain capabilities; how to map and design the supply chain based on strategic and logistical assessments from the early phases of product design.
At Aston University he led the development of the Supply Chain Readiness Level Tool to assess the maturity and the capabilities of supply chains.
Vice President of Sourcing and Procurement
Finished a graduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Aalborg University in Denmark in 1996. My industrial engineering career started in Detroit Michigan where I had the privilege to work with the big three and others related companies.
Later I would move to Germany to work as a program manager for a European automotive supplier. In 2006 I decided to move from automotive to medical device manufacturing.
Moved back to USA and started at Ossur HF as Director of Distribution. In 2013, I was promoted to VP of Manufacturing and Operations for Össur Americas Inc. In 2017 I was asked to lead a Strategic Sourcing initiative for Ossur and today I am overseeing all sourcing, procurement and planning activities globally.
My objective is to leverage my Sourcing, manufacturing and distribution experience to help Össur establish itself as a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of non-invasive orthopedic devices.
Corporate Supply Chain Director
Axouristos Theodoros is holding an MSc in Chemical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MBA degree from Derby University. Theodoros has over 20 years experience in industry, and worked in Production, Quality Control and Logistics Positions in Metallurgy, Chemical Industry and Energy Sectors. Since January of 2007 he is Corporate Supply Chain Director in ALUMIL Group, a group of more than 20 companies spread in all 5 continents. He has extended experience in S.C. digital transformation projects among which are: E.R.P. implementations, Planning and Scheduling Applications, MRP, WMS, CRM, Web-commerce implementations and integration of the aforementioned systems. He is father of 3 boys aged 19, 18 and 12 years old, the first two of which are studying Chemical Engineering and Business Administration in University of Patras.
Director Global Supply Chain Operations
Currently Director of Global Supply Chain Operations at Alstom, Benedicte has a deep experience in integrated Supply Chain transformation, Operations and performance improvements in international environments with tangible top line and bottom line impacts.
Management consulting experience (with PwC becoming IBM BCS) , and line management experience ( TNT Express worldwide, IBM, Lexmark) with a broad knowledge of Supply Chain Operations for different industries (transport, industrial products, high tech, retail, railway equipment). Demonstrated digital manufacturing and supply chain leadership in current position
Expertise in operations strategy development, organisation design and execution, proven ability to influence and demonstrate strategic leadership at executive level as well as driving teams through complex change agenda
Supply Chain & Operations Director
Br Magazacilik – Boyner Group
Beser Turkeli is Supply Chain and Operation Director at Br Magazacilik which is sister company of Boyner Group. He started his career at Starbukcs Turkey, managed many successful projects, like turnkey delivery model, incity logistics etc. Throughout his career related to many different facades of supply chain management including supply chain optimization, service levels improvements, and bottleneck removal from the processes. After that food retail related experiences he’s decided to move to Boyner Group on 2015. Currently, he is managing daily operations, he has got hand on optimisation and development projects over three years. He is self-motivated, driven, well-equipped in cross-functional and cross-industry environment with national and international experiences. Worked in many areas of Supply Chain including Opex Management, Planning, Demand Forecasting, Logistics Operations, Contract Management, Project Management and Purchasing. He got ability to understand business needs, see the coming changes and adapt himself and his organization, with well-regarded analytical skills. Good at service-oriented architecture and describes himself, as a supply chain network builder.
Bjoern Neal Kirchner
Vice President Supply Chain Management
Bjoern Neal Kirchner, a graduated economist from Munich and London universities, has 15 years’ experience in logistics and supply chain management at senior level.
Shifting twice between China and Europe, he has worked in 4 countries moving along the entire supply chain. He gained experience in emerging markets and led teams through challenging SAP-implementations and post-merger integration projects. With the focus on building high performance teams, Bjoern has been engaged in various business process optimization and transformation projects.
Currently he is heading the supply chain function for the Hartmann Group globally and leading the team through a SC transformation.
Dr Clemens Chaskel
Senior Industrial Fellow
Clemens is a Senior Industrial Fellow at IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS), the knowledge transfer arm of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). He works with medium and large organisations in all geographic regions, with a particular focus on Europe and Asia.
Clemens’s focus is on the link between technology and corporate strategy, and subsequently the roles that management processes and tools (e.g. roadmapping and portfolio management) play in establishing such an “integrated technology strategy”. Before joining IfM ECS, Clemens was a PhD student at the IfM.
Clemens has extensive experience in working in the aerospace & defence sector and previously worked for a leading technology consultancy where he advised large OEMs in the automotive sector. His work included R&D process optimisation, requirements management and project management advisory. He was the head of several expert teams within the consultancy and was also involved in business development.
Head of Solutions Strategy
Dean Ocampo is the Head of Solutions Strategy at Elementum. Dean manages the alignment of customer objectives with solutions, implementation, and behavioral strategy across supply chain organizations for Elementum. He's worked with various F100 companies in Pharma, Electronics, Automotive, CPG, and Industrial markets to help institute a culture of empowerment alongside transformative supply chain technologies. Dean has held several roles in product management, product marketing, and consulting in Silicon Valley
Dr Dmitry Ivanov
Berlin School of Economics and Law
Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Dmitry Ivanov is head of the Supply Chain Management area at Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin), deputy director and executive board member of Institute for Logistics (IfL) at HWR Berlin, and director of master program in Global Supply Chain and Operations Management at HWR Berlin since 2011. He is leading working groups, tracks and sessions on Supply Chain Risk Management and Resilience in global research communities. He is a recipient of many prestigious Best Paper awards. His practical expertise includes numerous projects on the application of simulation and optimization to supply chain and operations management. He edits the International Journal of Integrated Supply Management. His publication list includes around 300 publications, including more than 50 research papers in prestigious academic journals and a leading textbook “Global Supply Chain and Operations Management”.
Former Procter & Gamble North America Supply Chain Vice President and Current Senior Vice President, Head of Value Chain Practice
Eitel Monaco is Senior Vice President at EFESO and an International Expert in Manufacturing and End to End Value Chain.
As former Procter & Gamble North America Supply Chain Vice President, he was responsible for all P&G Operations and Assets of the North American $30Bn business (18,000 people, 20+ Plants and 15+ DC’s). In this role, he also had horizontal, global responsibility for E2E Value Chain, Planning Systems and Digital Innovation.
Eitel worked for Procter & Gamble for the past 33 years in six different countries, with experience in North America, Europe and Global positions, in a series of Manufacturing & Supply Chain management roles.
Eitel’s core specialties are: E2E Supply Chain Synchronization, Planning Systems and Digital Innovation, Supply Chain as a Sales Tool, Manufacturing (TPM and HPWS)
R&G Global Consultants
Erik is a Managing Partner at R&G Global Consultants Central Europe. He has 25 years’ consulting experience in various industries for firms such as GE and Johnson & Johnson. As a Business Excellence Partner he is a trusted advisor and “pathfinder” for many C-level executives, as well as for Shop Floor Operators, Operations and/or Supply Chain leaders.
“Helping leaders and their organisations to become more data-driven, so they can unlock the power of their business data to create business impact, really energises me. I am passionate about bringing out the best in teams so they achieve fundamental and systematic, yet pragmatic, hands-on data-driven change.
“It is rewarding to see results achieved through people changing the way they work, when they take ownership of their results and processes and act in the best interests of the company’s ambitions. If I can unlock (new) energy in people’s thinking and behaviour, I have succeeded.”
Project Officer Supply Chain
CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project)
Grace is a Supply Chain Project Officer at CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project. CDP is an international not-for-profit organisation providing the only global environmental disclosure system which companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts.. The insights generated enable investors, companies and governments to mitigate risks from the use of energy and natural resources and to identify opportunities from taking a responsible approach to the environment. Grace is passionate about driving emissions reductions in supply chains, which CDP achieves through engaging with corporations to advance their environmental supply chain strategies, as well as working with their suppliers to measure and manage their environmental impacts.
Dr Jagjit Singh Srai
Head of Centre for International Manufacturing
University of Cambridge
Dr Srai is Head of the Centre for International Manufacturing, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge. He has Director/Investigator roles across several major multi-disciplinary research projects, bringing an engineering and strategic operations management perspective to the design, analysis and operation of international supply chains. Research projects explore the disruptive impacts of new production and digital technologies on supply chains, markets and regulation, involving close collaborations with industry, academia, and public bodies. Jag also advises leading multinationals, governments and international institutions including UNCTAD, UNIDO, WEF. Previous roles were in industry with Unilever working as a Supply Chain Director of a multinational regional business, Technical Director of a national business and other senior management positions. Dr Srai holds a first-class honours degree in Chemical Engineering from Aston University, MPhil and PhD degrees in International Supply Networks from Cambridge University, is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.
EIMEA Customer Service & Logistics Director
Jan Casteels is responsible for the Duracell Logistics Operations for the EIMEA region. He built the organisation from the ground after the carve-out from Procter & Gamble. He also leads the central customer service support organisation for the region. After starting his career in production planning at Procter & Gamble in Mechelen, Belgium he evolved through different manufacturing roles. In 2005 he took on regional and global business process improvement and program management roles in Brussels & Frankfurt for 40 distribution centers. He carries degrees in Engineering and Industrial Management.
Senior Vice President Global Operations and Chief Procurement Officer
Johannes has more than 20 years experience in general management and consulting and has run large operations in global companies. He has led strategic transformation programs in fast-changing and complex environments.
Currently designing future end-to-end value chain of digital operations and defining a future ecosystem as Nokia strategy enabler and contributing to overall growth.
Dr John Harhen is principal at Orbsen Consulting, and have worked with leading companies in Europe and other regions, using rapid analytics to find a path to discovering value in the supply chain outcomes.
VP Supply Chain EMEAI
Archer Daniels Midland Company
She began her career at Wild in 2002 as Project Manager for Process and IT concepts and implementation. Kerstin is now the Vice President Supply Chain Management EMEA at ADM Wild Europe. She is specialised in End2End intercompany network planning, agile supply chains, integrated business planning, change management and customised people development programs.
Head of Global Logistics
Marion is the Global Head of Logistics for Syngenta and is responsible for developing and implementing the Logistics, Intercompany and Duties Strategy. The focus is on driving value, simplification, focused execution and enhancing customer experience through working and developing highly energized logistics professionals.
Last year she won the prestigious European Supply Chain Leadership Award 2017.
Group IT & Logistics Director
Oberalp – Salewa
20+ years experience in complex Supply Chains belonging to different industries. Since 2015 Group IT & Logistics Director in Oberalp / Sporting Goods
Procurement & Supplier Relationship Director
Currently Procurement & Supplier Relationship Director at Alstom, Medhy has a background of Supply chain, Sourcing and Supplier Quality.
Main expertise in Supplier management from selection phase up to performance animation, ensuring success in the execution of the operations.
Direct & functional management acquired in various areas of activities (transport, automotive, civil works), through operational & transverse activities.
Global expertise in implementation of new organisation focusing on performance (suppliers mainly), supported by processes & tools ensuring QCD targets achievements.
Head of Logistics Europe
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Michael joined 2002 Sony Computer Entertainment Europe – the game division of Sony Corporation - as European Senior Contract Manager. In 2007 he took over responsibilities as European Senior Distribution Manager, to manage with others the physical distribution of SCEE product from its source in Far East to regional warehouses or retailers warehouses in Europe. Besides developing the logistics aspects in emerging markets e.g. Russia, Poland and other Central European countries, Michael is looking after the Central European warehouse and buying European transport for any mode of transport, where security and loss prevention aspects are equally important as service and cost. To support ongoing Software new releases and regular introduction of new hardware platforms, Michael has established an integrated, reliable and secure supply chain, within a well-recognised partnership approach. Beside the core role Michael and his team also support other departments such as reverse logistics, development tools supply chain and ad hoc support for marketing, facilities and IT. Within a flat organisation, Michael provides broad expertise in trade compliance, customs, insurance and risk management. With support of financial control started to establish a new supply chain controlling. Further on the road map the European Central WH was successfully moved to a new supplier in 2016 with huge cost savings achieved and parallel a cost to serve project was started to provide insights on true service cost to retailers. With the new WH operation now embedded within the day to day business Michael is leading the digitisation of SIEE’s supply chain by introducing in FY18 the SIEE control tower and visibility platform as a first step on the supply chain transformation.
Senior Industrial Fellow
Nick is a Senior Industrial Fellow at IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS), the knowledge transfer arm of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). Nick has more than 25 years’ experience in manufacturing industry across Europe. He spent 15 years with Amcor, a leading global packaging manufacturer, in general management, operations and strategy roles. During this time, he led a number of transformational manufacturing footprint projects. He has also helped businesses with issues ranging from operational improvement and new product development to post-merger integration and restructuring.
Nick has a particular interest in business strategy as a driver for operational, technology and innovation strategy.
He has a degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and was an early participant in the ACPMM, now a Masters in Manufacturing Management at the IfM. He also has an MBA from London Business School.
Dr Oliver Philipp
Director Supply Chain Strategy & Solutions
Panasonic Europe Ltd.
Dr. Oliver Philipp is acting as Director Supply Chain Strategy & Solutions at Panasonic Business Support Europe GmbH, based in Hamburg. In this role, he is responsible for European supply chain operations and management, supply chain processes and transparency as well as development and strategy for Panasonic business across Europe. Key task is to establish a flexible operational and organizational set-up, considering innovative technologies and future trends to fulfil customer requirements in a dynamic environment.
In the past, he gained experience at Motorola as European Supply Chain Manager, being responsible for process development, inventory management and logistics operation of the European mobile phone business. Within this role, he owned the material and finished goods supply chain from Asia to the factory and to customers in Europe.
He has started his career at Procter & Gamble, where he has been in various management roles at production planning, project management (e.g. consolidation of two production sites, high-bay warehouse modernization) and warehouse management. He has graduated as Food Engineer and has a PhD in Food analysis.
Chief Digital Officer
GKN Powder Metallurgy
Paul is Chief Digital Officer within the PowderMetallurgy division of GKN with a team of 70 people globally. His biggest career success is the development of the industry 4.0 strategy for his division which he has been an integral part of. Paul believes the biggest opportunity for the manufacturing industry is data. To date, manufacturers have focused on product, machine and assets which is the core of the business and allows access to data sources. Now it is vital companies make the data visible and transparent, finding the value and resulting in improvements and new business models, new service models – what everybody needs to succeed in industry 4.0 and a create new realm for manufacturing.
Director of Operations
Vice President Supply Chain & Procurement
Supply Chain Coordination Manager
Rob began working at Dormakaba after a mixed beginning to his working career, being made redundant twice before the age of 22. Starting work in the Order Processing department, Rob has continued to learn and develop with various Leadership Courses, Business Improvement Championing, a Foundation degree, and has recently graduating from studying a Master’s Degree in Logistics, Procurement, and Supply Chain Management. His role at Dormakaba has also developed where he is now Supply Chain Coordination Manager, his team is responsible for stock management across the business including over 140 Service Engineers, large specific supply projects, and managing suppliers from across the world across multiple sites. Rob lives local to Dormakaba in Tiverton with his Wife and has a passion for continuous improvement and engaging staff across the business.
Dr Sandrine Torandell
Supply Chain Director
Sandrine Torandell is Director for Supply Chain at L’OREAL Germany for the Consumer Products Division. This division distributes its brands like L’Oréal Paris or Maybelline in different channels like drugstores, food retailers, on-line business or direct L’Oreal stores. Engineer and doctor in chemistry, she has joined L’Oreal Company in 1998 and has held different positions in supply chain within manufacturing, international management and business organization. She has evolved from the luxury sector at the beginning of her career out of L’Oreal, to the division Active Cosmetics with brands sold in pharmacies before joining back the Consumer Products Division when she moved to Germany. Her commitment is clearly to promote Supply Chain as a strong partner for the business growth thanks to an intense customer centricity. The outcome of this internal transformation became visible in 2017 when L’Oreal achieved for the first times the N°1 ranking in the german Advantage survey.
Dr Sebastian Kummer
WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Univ. Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kummer is head of the Institute for Transport and Logistics Management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business since 2001.
Previously he worked at the TU Dresden (1996-2001) and WHU, Vallendar (1987-1996). Together with his team he carries out numerous successful research and practice projects for industrial and commercial companies as well as for transport and logistics service providers. He supported numerous transport and logistic tenders. His publication list includes more than 150 publications, including leading textbooks.
CEO and Founder
Stefan Reidy is a leader, a supply chain enthusiast and a visionary aiming to build the ‘Google of Trade’. He is the founder and the CEO of the Swiss Arviem AG, helping manufacturers, exporters and importers to reveal inefficiencies in their supply chains by enabling transparent global trade via supply chain visibility solutions and real-time cargo monitoring services. Stefan has over 20 years of experience with innovative technologies and business models in the supply chain which he gathered both by working for corporations and in the startup environment.
Before founding Arviem, Stefan was responsible for IBM’s Secure Trade Lane Solution, developing innovative solutions with the goal to improve security in International trade.
Supply Chain Planning Global Process Director
Head of Customer Relationship
Thomas, a master in economics, has a more then twelve years experience in the Supply Chain of the Consumer Products Division of L’Oréal Germany. Before joining L’Oréal in 2011, he worked five years for La Prairie, the luxury brand of Beiersdorf, where he was in charge of implementing a global demand planning structure for the different affiliates. At L’Oréal, Thomas Strobel modernized the Sales & Operations Planning process towards a stronger, more integrated business approach without silos. His important contribution to L’Oréals Supply Chain transformation over the last years is the implementation of a Customer Supply Chain Management, where L’Oréal collaborates very successfully and in new ways with its business partners. His aim is to make the entire chain more efficient and to be as close to the market demands as possible.
Supply Chain Manager
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Victoria has been working at ADM for over 3 years and earlier this year she was promoted to Supply Chain Manager. She has lived in 5 different countries, having previously worked at Tetra Pak and AkzoNobel.
She is passionate about: Diversity and Inclusion in the workforce, especially focusing on women, cultural and age diversity, Change management and Supply Chain as a growing/crucial factor everywhere!