SVP Global Supply ManagementView Bio
Sidney Johnson is senior vice president of Delphi Global Supply Management, a position he has held since February 2006.
Based in Luxembourg, Mr. Johnson began his career in the automotive industry in 1988 with General Motors at Allison Transmission Division in Indianapolis. He moved up the ranks of General Motors and later joined the Delphi team in 2002 as director, Global Supply Management for Delphi Electrical/Electronic Architecture.
Mr. Johnson has a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and technology from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, and a master's degree in industrial management from Wesleyan University in Indianapolis. He is a Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®). Mr. Johnson serves on the Board of Directors of the National Minority Supplier Development Committee and the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council. He is chair of the Institute for Supply Management Board of Directors and serves as an advisory board member for Michigan State University's Department of Supply Chain Management.
Former CPOView Bio
Peter Carlsson joined Tesla Motors 2011 as Vice President of Supply chain with the mission of building a world class supply chain for electric vehicles. As such he reports directly to Teslas founder and CEO Elon Musk.
Before joining Tesla Peter was the CPO (Chief Procurement Officer) for NXP (former Philips Semiconductors) responsible for purchasing and outsourcing. In this role, that was located in Singapore, Peter has been driving a transformation project to take the purchase organization from a tactical decentralized structure to a strategic global commodity organization. Part of the transformation is moving resources from west to east and that’s why he is located in Singapore in 2008.
He was also country manager for Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines where NXP have more than 4000 people employed.
Before starting at NXP, Peter was CPO at Sony Ericsson since 2005. Peter had a total of 13 years experience from different roles with Ericsson and Sony Ericsson, mostly in Sweden but also in the US. He was also leading the team that built and implemented Ericsson’s framework for Supplier Quality Assurance.
He has a Masters degree with specialization in production and quality control at Luleå Technical University in Sweden. Peter are part of several advisory boards for global supply chain and procurement organizations.
Yao Fuhai is now serving as President of the Globle Procurement Qualification Management Department of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. In this role he leads and oversees the group for its strategic directions and general operations to provide all business groups timely, accurate, high-quality ,Low-cost procurement service and support to achieve corporate targets.
Since joining Huawei in 1997 .Mr. yao has served as Director of the Price Center, Vice President of the Business Process & IT Management Department , Vice President of the Corporate Development Department ,Vice President of the Globle Technical Sales Department , President of Global Technical Service Department.
Mr. Yao holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Electronic. Science and Technology of China.
Purchasing DirectorView Bio
TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE
Jean Christophe DEVILLE is 40 years old, married and has 2 daughters. A French national, he has 15 years procurement and purchasing experience, 12 years at Toyota Motor Europe and previously 3 years at Valeo (France & China).
His current role, since January 2011, is Purchasing General Manager in charge of the Supplier Production Management, responsible to set & deploy strategies aiming at continously improve Toyota's supply base manufacturing performance (in terms of quality, production readiness, process cost optimisation). Previously he was in charge of Project & Strategic Planning department.
In a dual assignment, reporting to the President & CEO of TME, he is also leading a task force to improve company profitability by € 250 millions in fiscal year 2012.
In June 2011, he was recognised as "purchasing rising star" by the Automotive News magazine.
In his spare time, Jean Christophe enjoys running, history, chinese language.
Former HeadView Bio
Eliza Manningham-Buller headed Britain’s Security Service (MI5) from 2002 to 2007, leading the organisation though substantial change in the wake of 9/11 and the threat from Al-Qaeda. During her time at the helm MI5 doubled in size, opened eight new offices and altered its approach to the professional development of staff with the establishment of a training academy.
Earlier in her career, Eliza led the Service’s investigation into the Lockerbie bombing. She served in Washington during the first Gulf war, returning to establish MI5’s intelligence effort against the Provisional IRA in mainland Britain. She joined the board and assumed lead responsibility for work on Irish terrorism, surveillance, technical collection, finance and IT before becoming Deputy Director General in charge of intelligence operations.
In presentations Eliza draws on her experience in the most demanding of environments to stress the need for leaders in any walk of life to engage in frank dialogue and invite criticism:
“Do not try to be something you’re not, take responsibility for your team and remember that praising people takes seconds and can make an enormous difference. And don’t forget that humour can be found even in the most awful situations.”
Eliza Manningham-Buller is a active cross-bench Peer and the Chair of the Wellcome Trust, one of the world’s largest non-governmental fund providers for scientific research. She was also chosen to deliver the prestigious BBC Reith Lectures, alongside the Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Chief Technology OfficerView Bio
JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER
Josh Ghaim, Ph.D. is the Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies. In this role, he is responsible for global research, development and engineering organization for the consumer group. Josh is a member of the Consumer Group Operating Committee and the Johnson & Johnson Research & Development Management Committee. Prior to this role, Josh held the position of Global Head Franchise R&D Consumer Group, with responsibilities for Franchise R&D Strategy, Product Development, Technology Platforms, Scientific & Professional Affairs and Consumer Science globally. Since joining J&J in 2006, Josh has held various positions of increasing responsibilities, including Vice President Global Consumer Healthcare (CHC) and Nutritionals R&D, Vice President Skin Care EMEA R&D and Vice President Global Oral Care R&D. Josh’s global background includes leadership experiences at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, leading OTC Technology Platforms, and at Colgate-Palmolive leading Global Categories including Body Care and Oral Care Emerging Market R&D. Josh has lived and held positions in North America, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa, focusing on both regional and global initiatives. Josh received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Indiana University. He has authored a number of peer-reviewed publications in leading scientific journals and several book chapters. Josh also holds over 15 patents in the consumer products categories.
Tom Linton is Chief Procurement Officer at Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX), a $30B, industry-leading, Fortune Global 500 Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider with more than 200,000 employees and operations in 30 countries. Mr. Linton is responsible for managing and optimizing Flextronics’ global supply chain activities and overseeing a worldwide team of highly skilled professionals who are experienced in the discipline.
With over 30 years of professional experience, he is an internationally recognized, supply chain leader. Previously, Mr. Linton has served as Chief Procurement Officer at LG Electronics, Inc., Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., and Agere Systems, Inc. He was also a founding vice president of E2Open, Inc.
Mr. Linton is a graduate of the University of Vermont, and has completed executive education programs at the University of Virginia, which is one of the 12 institutions of higher learning where he serves as a guest lecturer.
Nikolaus Kirner is Thomas Cook Group plc’s Chief Procurement Officer spearheading the group’s global supply chain activities and a member of the Group Airlines Management Board . He re-joined the Thomas Cook Group in October 2010 from Corporate Service Group where he was a Managing Director responsible for the strategic supplier relationship management with a spent of more then EUR 7bn purchasing volume, the provision of various shared services for the Arcandor group, as well as chairing various subsidiaries (fashion wholesale to BRIC markets, sea freight broker, fashion design center in Hong Kong) totalling a sales volume of EUR 215m.
From 2001-2009 Nikolaus worked for Thomas Cook’s German subsidiary as Procurement Director and project leader for a corporate cost reduction programme as well as a post-merger-programme.
Nikolaus started his career at Lufthansa German Airlines as strategic sourcing consultant within the Star Alliance organisation and established joint procurement activities with further partners.
Nikolaus graduated as Master of Business Administrations from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Trinity College Dublin. He serves on the supervisory board of fairpartners AG, Langen/Germany and on the advisory board of the strategy research network at the Institute for Industrial Organisation at WHU, Vallendar/Germany
Chuck Hatsis currently serves as Chief Procurement Officer at Groupon where he is responsible for indirect, real estate, facilities, and supply chain expenditures across 47 countries. Prior to joining Groupon, Hatsis held executive positions at Deloitte Consulting, Nationwide, ABN Amro, and Surge Consulting, the specialized marketing procurement firm he founded in 2009. He graduated magna cum laude in Finance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and earned his MBA in Strategy and Marketing from UCLA Anderson.
Head of Indirect Procurement Services View Bio
Michael Boyle Head of Indirect Procurement Services BAE Systems Michael Boyle is currently in the role of head of indirect procurement services (IPS) within BAE systems Shared Services. Managing a team of over 100 procurement professionals and £1Bn of indirect expenditure across BAE systems across the UK. He is also currently responsible for the delivery and deployment of a source to pay solution across the BAE systems, including sourcing, indirect purchasing and invoice management. Michael Boyle is MCIPS qualified and has a BEng (hons) degree, he has 18 years’ experience in the Aerospace and defence sector in a number of different roles from Engineering, Logistics and Procurement.
Paula Martinez is Vice President & CPO at UCB Biopharma, based in Belgium. Since joining UCB in 2011 Paula has embarked in an ambitious procurement transformational program aimed at driving the function to Best in Class levels.
Paula’s executive career covers Supply Chain, Sourcing and Procurement with both strategic and operational experience in the Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Logistics industries.
She has also successfully led several Offshoring/Outsourcing programs and restructuring efforts focused at maximizing the return on investment and productivity of Procurement while boosting performance.
Her efforts are now focused on value creation beyond cost and developing innovative solutions together with the Business and Suppliers. To achieve this ambitious goal she is reshaping how Procurement operates as a function.
Paula has previously worked at Goodyear in Luxembourg, Anheuser-Bush InBev in Belgium, and has held several management positions at DHL, both in the UK and in Belgium.
Paula has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration by Cardiff College (Wales University), a postgraduate diploma in International Business by South Bank University in London, a MBA by Bradford University and has recently completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School in Boston.
Since 2011, Gregoire Letort has been CPO at Electrolux and is in charge of all Purchasing activities, Direct Materials and Sourced Products, managing a team of 600 people the world over. Purchasing is key in the Home Appliance industry as direct material outlay represents more than 70% of total costs. The focus of the Purchasing organisation is to maximise global leverage for the 40 factories located on all continents, master advanced purchasing techniques like cost modelling and supplier productivity, and partner with selected suppliers and R&D to ensure access to innovative components. Letort has more than 12 years’ experience in executive Purchasing positions in Areva and General Electric.
Margaret Gibson is Strategic Procurement Officer at Standard Life with responsibility and accountability for all sourcing activities across the group. Margaret is also a Fellow of CIPS.
In addition the more traditional Sourcing activities, other key initiatives Margaret is involved with include Supply Chain Diversity, driving an SME agenda and addressing the application of the Modern Slavery Act across our supply chain.
Margaret joined Standard Life in 2009 having worked for a range of blue chip organisations and has experience in Procurement and Outsourcing, Facilities Management, Human Resources and Finance.
Dirk Simons was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for npower on 1st October 2015, with day to day responsibility for the operational running of RWE npower. Prior to that he held the position of COO of RWE Innogy GmbH, the renewables business unit within the RWE Group and one of the fastest growing renewable energy companies in Europe. Before he was appointed as CFO at RWE Innogy he was CFO of RWE East in Prague from 2007-2012. Dirk has gained more than 20 years of experience in the energy business, where he has covered a wide spectrum of disciplines including power generation, energy retailing, trading and risk management. He has held a number of different management functions throughout his career within RWE including Head of Economic Efficiency Calculation at RWE Energy AG and CFO at RWE Key Account GmbH. Dirk received his diploma in Economics in 1995 at RWTH Aachen.
Pascal Delval has been with Groupe Auchan for over 30 years, holding numerous roles across functions in that time. Groupe Auchan is one of the world’s largest retailers, with more than 330,000 Employee, over 65 B€ of revenue and more than 1,700 stores in 16 countries. In 2009 Auchan created the Indirect Purchasing organization, a business unit dedicated to managing and optimizing the indirect spent of Groupe Auchan (DAIG) worldwide. Pascal led the creation of this group, which now consists of over 100 employees. In order to achieve the goal of managing the complete spend both from a CAPEX and OPEX standpoint and provide clear governance and one unique methodology to manage Source to Pay processes globally, Auchan created the “Oxygen method”. As Managing Director of the DAIG organization Pascal focuses his time enforcing the Oxygen Methodology worldwide while also dedicating his efforts to develop and expand the Oxygen Method beyond the boundaries of procurement and effectively manage 3 B € of indirect Spend. Previous roles held by Pascal at Auchan included being product manager for Customer Goods within Auchan Corporate, leading International Purchasing for Goods for Resale and Purchasing Director for Auchan’s Russian subsidiary. He also was General Manager of the "Vrac Market" concept: a high quality product concept where by reducing packaging pricing could be significantly reduced.
VP ProcurementView Bio
Gianluca Colombo is currently in charge of Operating Supply Procurement for Ferrero Group. In this role, he leads and manages the Packaging, Graphic Chain, Logistics and Distribution Procurement functions both at strategic and operational level, while developing new Procurement models, and an integrated Procurement approach for Ferrero Group. In Ferrero, he has previously served as Packaging Sourcing Director and as Head of Group Supply Chain (planning, logistics and distribution). Gianluca has been working in FMCG since 1996, focusing on people and organization development, and change management projects in multicultural environments. Before joining Ferrero in 2007, he covered various roles in Procurement, Marketing and Internal Audit in Danone and P&G. Gianluca holds a master degree in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.
Head of ProcurementView Bio
Justin is a seasoned sourcing professional with an Inclusive approach to the work he does; his style is to bring the best out of any situation both within procuring our goods and services but also within his team and colleagues across the globe.
Justin joined Roche in January 2015 as Head of Procurement and is using all his experience and knowledge to drive Inclusive Procurement practices at Roche Products Limited.
“Roche is committed to sustainability in all business activities and aims to apply the highest ethical standards. Our suppliers play an important role as enablers of our sustainable growth and overall success.”
For Justin the actions behind these words are those that promote the use of suppliers from disadvantaged groups such as SME’s and Women Owned Businesses to name but two. His vision in the procurement model of the future is delivering socioeconomic impact for the business and community in which the company operates through demonstrating innovation and value over and above just the contract or deals that are put in place.
In his previous company (MSD) after a number of sourcing and procurement management roles Justin built a business case that developed a project to drive MSD’s expansion of their Supplier Diversity Programme into Europe and South Africa.
In 2014 Justin was awarded MSD's Global Supplier Management Award for Customer Focus; the judges commented “Justin has demonstrated personal courage and dedication throughout his career at MSD. This has been demonstrated through a strong footprint for diversity and inclusion across the EMEA countries and through driving for a diverse and innovative supply base”.
Outside of work I love spending time with my family and friends and have a passion for walking, gardening and DIY.
CPO Europe and Eurasia View Bio
As Vice President Commercial of Mars Chocolate Europe & Eurasia, Amanda Davies is a member of the region’s Chocolate leadership team, which covers 17 markets and the chocolate manufacturing sites located in this region. In Europe, Mars, incorporated employs over 18,400 associates and has 34 factories. Amanda has been at Mars since 1996 when she initially joined as part of the Mars Graduate Program.
Amanda has held a variety of roles at Mars, incorporated spanning procurement, R&D, supply chain, engineering and human resources in various segments – Food, Pet and Chocolate. Some of her most valuable experiences include being part of the team that established of a new factory in the Czech Republic and her role as human resources director for the UK where she created both a business centric HR function and a talent centric business.
Amanda is passionate about getting the balance right between business growth and developing people, which is why she has spent 20 years at Mars and as a leader believes that bold ambitions; building talented high performing teams and delivering on promises are the 3 most vital components to winning in business.
Amanda is a chemical engineering graduate from Cambridge University (MA, MEng). She is a British national and was brought up and educated in the Middle East. Amanda is married and has two children with whom she likes to spend time sailing in North Wales and skiing in France.
Bob Murphy became the IBM Vice President of Supply Chain and Chief Procurement Officer in January 2014. During his 38-year career at IBM, Mr. Murphy has held a number of management and executive positions in engineering, manufacturing, materials operations and procurement (direct and indirect) across the United States and Europe. Mr. Murphy has a Masters Degree in Manufacturing Sciences and Engineering. Prior to his current role, Mr. Murphy was the Vice President of Hardware Global Execution within the IBM Global Procurement Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was also Vice President, Global Production Procurement Sourcing, where he was responsible for procurement activities associated with system products and microelectronic products, including logistics and service parts. This position included transforming the role of procurement from service provider to trusted partner, increasing procurement’s contribution toward achieving brand profitability objectives. Currently, Mr. Murphy leads a global procurement team responsible for approximately $50B of spend and 15K suppliers in over 100 countries. The organization has an integrated end-to-end governance model and management system with a focus on efficient and effective supply operations. Mr. Murphy supports the needs of the IBM enterprise globally in a centralized and integrated manner. His mission is to further develop and transform his organization to actively support its clients, increase marketability and profitability with state-of-the-art methodologies and industry leadership. IBM Procurement is fully leveraging analytics, to unlock value across the enterprise and actively participate to the development of cognitive tools leading procurement transformation in the Cognitive Era. IBM procurement was recently the proud recipient of a CIPS Supply Management Award for the most innovative use of technology for their Supplier IQ powered by Watson Company Analyzer application. This tool gathers internally and externally available information on suppliers to enable informed judgments and is further transforming IBM procurement. In 2015, IBM was also recognized for the 13th consecutive years for its commitment to Supplier Diversity and continues to collect numerous awards for its Supply Chain Social & Environmental Management System Program.
Vice President “Advanced Mobile Networks Solutions”View Bio
Thorsten Robrecht leads the “Advanced Mobile Networks Solution” Business for Nokia. AMS is 1 out of 3 Business Units in the newly combined Nokia & ALu Mobile Networks Business Group. He drives AMS as one of the key elements in Nokia’s growth strategy by creating innovative end-to-end solutions based on unique market differentiations within the merging Telco and IT industry. It includes full End-2-End business responsibility for Nokia’s growth areas of: Public Safety, Railways, IoT, Small Cells, WiFi and the related Partner EcoSystem development. Thorsten is a leader with a passion for generating growth, based on new technologies and market disruptions. He has deep expertise in the radio and core domains of mobile broadband. In his earlier roles as VP Partner BU and VP Portfolio & Product Management, he led several new business incubations and the global SW and HW portfolio across the full Nokia Networks product portfolio – especially throughout the entire Nokia / Siemens / Motorola merger and transition. Thorsten is since 2010 Nokia official Executive spokesperson, member of the TD-Tech Board of Directors and Co-Founder of the LTE industry alliance LSTI. Over the last 20 years Thorsten has worked in various Leadership roles in different high tech industries. Thorsten has a Master’s degree in Aeronautics and Space Scientifics from the University of Aachen, Germany. He was born in Germany in 1969, and is today based in Espoo, Finland.
Alberto Méndez Rebollo
Alberto Méndez Rebollo joined Vattenfall in September 2009 and worked as the VP of Wind power until April 2015 when he was appointed Chief Procurement officer. Prior to joining Vattenfall, he worked for Gamesa as the Managing Director for Gamesa Energy China, where he led the start-up and establishment of what at the time was the largest foreign operation of wind power in China. He also worked in EnBW International (top 3 German utility) and in Hidrocantábrico (top 4 Spanish utility, acquired by EnBW in 2001) where he held various managerial and business development positions involving large capital Procurement projects. He has based himself, held professional positions and also spent time studying in Europe, Asia and the US. He has been Vice-Chairman in the EU Chamber of Commerce in China, has been a researcher and is currently an associate professor in the University of Oviedo in Spain, where he conducts lectures in the fields of power systems and renewable energy
Senior director, Supply chainView Bio
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Nadia Malek is the Senior Director of Supply Chain at Cirque du Soleil. She oversees customs compliance, travel management, strategic sourcing and procurement. Over the last 20 years, through the integration of people, processes and technology, she has passionately helped transform such organizations as Bell Helicopter Textron, CAE Flight Simulators and now, Cirque du Soleil. From defining and deploying procurement policies to implementing organizational structures and technologies, Nadia is always seeking to elevate the role and show the true value of procurement within her organization. Nadia holds a BAA in accounting from the University of Montreal – HEC. In addition, she completed her Certified Management Accountant program with honors ranking first in the province of Quebec. At Bell Helicopter Textron, Nadia was certified as a Design For Six Sigma (DFSS) Black Belt, the 18 month program focused on ensuring process efficiencies were “designed in” to achieve operational excellence.
VP Supply Chain TransformationView Bio
John O’Connor is the Vice President, Supply Chain Transformation for Cisco. In this role, he is responsible for Supply Chain transformation, developing and executing on Supply Chain’s “Strategy to Execution” framework, comprising Supply Chain Strategy, Solutions Management, Data Management & Measurement and Program Management. In addition he leads the critical Supply Chain functions of Supply Chain Security, Risk Management, Sustainability, Acquisition Integration and Supply Chain Software.
John has been with Cisco’s Supply Chain Operations team since 2008, originally creating the Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) practice, which received many industry recognitions. SCRM capabilities included supply chain risk analytics, crisis management, business continuity planning and supply chain and product resiliency. John then led the formation of the Advanced Value Chain Solutions (AVCS) team, which was responsible for developing the supply chain business architecture, as well as designing and delivering capabilities in support of new business models and value chains. John and a highly cross functional team then successfully led Supply Chain Operations through one of its most complex and rigorous transformations in Cisco Supply Chain’s history over two years with the transformation of Cisco’s ERP processes and systems. John recently took on an expanded role leading the supply chain transformation portfolio.
John has over twenty years of supply chain and transformation experience, starting with IBM where his last role was as Director of Global Procurement & Business Transformation, responsible for managing IBM's buy-side processes and systems transformation program globally. Following IBM, John was Vice President of Manugistics's Pricing & Revenue Optimization business unit, and then joined Vivecon Corp. as Vice President responsible for their Supply Chain Risk Management practice.
John received his JD, MBA and M.S. in Information Systems from Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) and his B.A. from Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI).
VP Sourcing, Head of Group Sourcing View Bio
Eva Andren is Vice President and Head of Group Sourcing at Ericsson, reporting to the Executive Board, part of the Business Unit Leadership teams for Radio and Cloud & IP, located at the head office in Kista, Sweden. Eva is responsible for the Global Sourcing strategy responsible for target setting and strategic improvement programs across the Ericsson as well as managing the strategic sourcing organization for the Networks Business. Eva has 20 years of experience managing global supply chain, logistics and financial flows across Ericsson. Prior to the present position Eva held the position of Group Supply Director of contract management and Logistics, a global responsibility for all the outbound end-to-end supply chain in the company. Eva implemented several improvement programs and established a new Leadership model in the ordering and logistics chain and by that shorten lead times, increase efficiency and optimize cost. Eva holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Uppsala and is a member of the Board for LFV, Air Navigation Services of Sweden. She was awarded the European Institute of Purchasing Management (EIPM) award 2013 for Organization of the year.
DR. SOROOSH SAGHIRI
Senior Research FellowView Bio
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
Dr Soroosh Saghiri (Sam) is the director of Executive MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management and senior research fellow at the Supply Chain Research Centre at Cranfield School of Management, with more than 15 years of experience in higher education research and teaching and business consultancy. His research and professional backgrounds are in fields of procurement and supply chain management and operations strategy in various industries. Dr Saghiri received his PhD, with an Emerald/EFMD award winner thesis, from University of East Anglia. He holds MA in Higher Education, and BSc and MSc in Industrial Engineering. Dr Saghiri is also a Chartered Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and a Fellow member of the Higher Education Academy.
Working for Brose since 1996 Brose is the world’s fifth-largest family-owned automotive supplier. Brose develops and produces innovative mechatronics systems for vehicle doors and seats as well as electric motors. There are about 23,000 Brose employees working at 58 locations in 23 countries generating a turnover of 5 billion euros. Started my career as a sales engineer for seating systems Was in charge for the global seating business with the Volkswagen Group for many years Extended responsibility as Vice President Seating Division in charge for Volkswagen business, GM-business and all Asian customers, Establishing Brose’s seating business with major OEM’s in China, Korea and Japan Internal promotion as Vice President Purchasing and Development for motors and electronics Current position: Member of the Board, Executive Vice President Brose Group and CPO Responsible for the strategic and operative purchasing of mechanical and electrical parts, investments and services, supplier development and innovation management, 3.6 Bn purchasing spend, 430 employees in purchasing all over the world with hubs in Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, India, China, Korea, USA, Mexico and Brazil other assignments: Deputy to the Chairman of the Brose Baskets sports team (6 times German Basketball Champion and National Trophy winner, participant in the Euroleague/Cup for many years).
Technical Development DirectorView Bio
Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, Suez environnement Waste & resource recovery UK
Areas of expertise:
- Waste production mapping, composition, sorting, treatment and conversion/energy recovery technologies
- Environmental impacts/carbon modelling and prediction
- Markets for solutions and materials in the waste, resource and energy sector
- Emerging or innovative technologies and products
- Circular Economy, system changes and solutions
Stuart Hayward-Higham is currently responsible for non-bidding emerging development activities in SITA UK, delivering tools, techniques and information to meet customers’ business imperatives. This includes delivering new solutions or making successful niche activities mainstream through to market intelligence, market modelling and forecasting. Main activity themes include harnessing waste as a resource, energy and bio-fuels manufacture, sorting, extraction and value enhancement for waste mix resources and the increasing introduction of circular economy based products and solutions.
For more information on this speaker contact Kat Malinowska Tel: 01628 513100 Email: email@example.com
Data EditorView Bio
Kenneth Cukier is the Data Editor of The Economist. Kenn is the coauthor of Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think. It is the first systematic treatment of this emerging science, which Kenn argues is a revolution on par with the Internet or perhaps even the printing press.
After an initial career in the Mining Industry Ed moved into the Food Manufacturing Sector where over 20yrs of experience in manufacturing, supply chain and procurement has been established. In the last 10 years Ed’s career has been focussed on procurement transformation. Where with United Biscuits in Paris, he sat on the operating board to establish an outsourcing procurement service provision, and initiated a sustainable sourcing programme which included introducing Fairtrade to UB's Verkade Brand. In 2008 an appointment to Group Procurement Director at UB resulted in expanding the sustainable sourcing programme to; segregated sustainable palm oil and grower group development in potatoes and wheat farming. Alongside this he transformed the category teams to split supply risk from financial commodity risk, and in doing so established a robust commodity risk management approach alongside a rich supplier relationship management programme. In 2013, Ed became Chief Procurement Officer of ARYZTA AG, an exciting new food group, where is has lead a transformation of procurement capability which was completed in 18months and has now moved to manage acquisitions and lead further business transformation to drive an agility across geography and culture.
President ProcurementView Bio
Fried-Walter Münstermann was born in 1964. After a bank traineeship in Düsseldorf, Germany, he studied Business Administration at the University of Münster, Germany, and the University of Cologne, Germany.
Head Global Procurement View Bio
Francesco Buresti is currently CPO for Enel-Endesa. He joined Accenture as a consultant for industrial sectors straight out of University. In 2005, Buresti joined Enel as Procurement Director for Networks and Markets. Following the acquisition of Endesa by Enel in October 2007, he was promoted to CPO for Endesa. Two years ago, Buresti was appointed EVP of Global Procurement in Enel Group. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of various Enel Group companies.
Global Purchasing DirectorView Bio
JAGUAR LAND ROVER
David Owen is the Global Purchasing Director for Production and Aftermarket parts at Jaguar Land Rover. Owen’s purchasing team procure all parts fitted to production vehicles at JLR factories and the parts fitted at JLR dealers, managing spend of c.£13Bn in 2016 and by 2018 will award lifetime contracts exceeding £100Bn. Starting in Jaguar as an Apprentice in 1987, Owen completed an Engineering degree in 1993 and has held a variety of purchasing management positions in Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo and Ford of Europe over the last 20 years including Supplier Technical Assistance, Strategy, Supplier Warranty, Programme Management/ NPI and buying across all product areas. Owen is proud of what the JLR team, its suppliers and stakeholders have achieved in the last 5 years and is sure the next 5 will offer even greater challenges and opportunity to grow. He has led transformational change within the Purchasing team and wider JLR enterprise to reduce Total Cost, build the capabilities of our people and organisation and improve supplier relationships (in the 2015 IHS survey JLR were voted the ‘Most Trusted’ OEM globally) and performance.
Since October 2013, Mr. Purschke has served as CPO of Siemens Healthcare. In this function he is responsible for €6 Billion procurement volume of Siemens Healthcare globally and reports to the CFO of the sector. Before this, from October 2009 to October 2013, he served as the CPO of the Imaging and Therapy Division within Healthcare and also led the Commodity Management and Engineering department. Prior to this, between 2000 to 2009, Mr. Purschke held various functional responsibilities such as CFO for Siemens VDO Powertrain BU Fuel Supply Systems, CFO for Volkswagen Mechatronic GmbH & Co. KG, and Financial Business Segment Heads for Siemens VDO Powertrain Diesel Systems Fuel Delivery, etc. After completing his Masters in economics from Ruhr-University, Bochum, Mr. Purschke joined Siemens in December 1991. He worked in the Siemens corporate division Information and Communication Mobile where he fulfilled several tasks, including Head of Procurement Commodity Management, Team Leader for the Procurement Marketing department etc.
Conflict Armament Research (CAR)
Marcus Wilson is Managing Director at Conflict Armament Research (CAR), a London-based non-governmental organisation that tracks the movement of weapons, ammunition, and related materiel in conflict affected countries. CAR's latest investigation examines the procurement of components used by Islamic State forces to build improvised explosive devices (IEDs), in Iraq and Syria. Wilson has a Master’s degree in History, from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and has worked in the field of arms control research and armed violence prevention policy since 2008.
Vice President Global Corporate Services ProcurementView Bio
Ute Rajathurai will be leading the global Strategy & Governance function within the new Procurement organization of Bayer as of July 1, 2016. As part of the Procurement Leadership Team she plays an active role in the current overall transformation of the Procurement function. In her new assignment Rajathurai will be responsible for the organizational set-up as well as for the overall strategy and steering of the corporate function. She will also drive topics and group-wide initiatives around people, innovation, compliance, sustainability, and risk management as well as the support of business development and licensing topics. As a graduated attorney at law Rajathurai worked as Legal Counsel for Bayer for almost ten years before she joined the Procurement function of the Group in order to establish holistic cross-functional legal spend management. Currently she heads the global Corporate Services Sourcing area of Bayer.
Miguel Caulliez is Nokia’s CPO and is based in Espoo, Finland. Caulliez joined Nokia Networks, formerly NSN, in 2010. During the past five years, he has assumed roles in Regional and Global Procurement based in the Middle East and Asia, as well as holding the Country Director role in the United Arab Emirates. Before joining Nokia Networks, he worked in General Electric, also in Procurement and in Operations, and started his career as a Financial analyst in a retail industry in South America. Caulliez holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the Middlesex University London, a Master of Science in International Purchasing Management from the M.A.I. Bordeaux and has also completed an Executive MBA program at the SDA Bocconi Milan.
Chief Economist View Bio
Dr Gregor Irwin is the Chief Economist at Global Counsel and advises international firms on political and regulatory risk, particularly in Europe and the emerging economies. Before joining Global Counsel in 2014, he was a director and the Chief Economist at the Foreign Office. He has also worked for the Bank of England, where he was the head of policy in the International Finance Division, and at HM Treasury, where he was an adviser on international debt and capital markets. In his earlier career Gregor was an academic economist at Oxford University where he specialised in international trade and macroeconomics. He also worked in the private sector as a consultant for the strategy firm Marakon Associates where he served clients in financial services.
Director GeneralView Bio
INSTITUTE OF EXPORT
Appointed director general of the Institute of Export (IOE), an education foundation providing qualifications and support for business for over 80 years, Batchelor is also CEO of Open to Export - a collaborative CIC supported by FSB, UKTI, HSBC & the IOE which comprises a digital platform for new and inexperienced exporters. Active on the APPG Advisory Panel on Trade & Investment, the APP Manufacturing Group, Lesley has given evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Government support for SMEs and is often a leading light in thought leadership issues on international trade. After 15 years working with blue-chip giants including Fujitsu Europe, Canon, Ciba-Geigy and Coca-Cola, Lesley set up CMC Marketing in 1992 to develop inspirational overseas strategies and international training programmes for SMEs. In 2007 she joined the IOE where she has forged influential partnerships with many national and international associations. A graduate of the Institute of Export qualifications and the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Lesley has invaluable expertise in intellectual property, global licensing and marketing. Awarded an OBE in the 2014 Birthday Honours List, Lesley was named as the CBI/Real Business First Woman in Business Services for 2015 and voted CEO of the year for the Trade Association Congress 2015.
Dr. Turan Sahin was appointed as the CPO within Allianz Managed Operations and Services SE in 2012 to drive the Global and Sourcing & Procurement activities for Allianz Group. In this role, he is responsible for insurance procurement, indirect materials and IT procurement with a spend volume of approx. €4-5bn. His current aims include achieving significant and sustainable procurement savings for the Allianz Group, leading global vendor management program and establishing Allianz’s worldwide procurement network. Prior to joining Allianz, Sahin held a number of senior financial and supply chain roles in shared services, wind industry, power generation and consulting business in various countries.
Ex Hostage and Crisis NegotiatorView Bio
Richard Mullender has more than 25 years of experience working in the London Metropolitan Police, most recently as the former Lead Trainer at the National Crisis and Hostage Negotiation Unit at Scotland Yard. Mullender brings a unique breadth and depth of experience, having designed and run courses all over the world, developing the negotiation skills of officers for organisations that include the Metropolitan Police, the United Nations, the FBI, South Africa’s ‘Scorpions’ Unit, the Indian and the Maltese Secret Services. In addition to extensive crisis negotiation field experience in the UK, Mullender was also deployed to Afghanistan and has been active across a wide range of international negotiation assignments. At Scotland Yard, he was responsible for designing and delivering the Yard’s flagship 2-week ‘National Negotiators Course’ for experienced crisis negotiators. He also designed the latest Advanced Interviewing course for detectives investigating all major offences, including murder, arson and terrorism. Richard has extensive experience training senior professionals across the world, designing and delivering multi-day courses in the UAE, Qatar, Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Singapore, USA, Kosovo and across Europe.
Professor of European Union LawView Bio
City University London
Panos Koutrakos is Professor of EU Law and Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law at City University London. He is also a Barrister at Monckton Chambers (London) and an advocate at the Athens Bar (Greece). Professor Koutrakos is a leading authority on matters where EU and international law meet and has published, amongst others, EU International Relations Law 2nd edition (2015). He has written widely on a wide spectrum of EU law areas, including trade, external relations, public law, and the internal market. He has also written on EY law and the defence industries. He is the author of The EU Common Security and Defence Policy (Oxford University Press, 2013), and Trade, Foreign Policy and Defence in EU Constitutional Law (2001). He has edited various collections of essays (his most recent one with A. Skordas, The Law and Practice of Piracy at Sea (2014). Professor Koutrakos has given evidence to the European Parliament and the House of Commons and speaks regularly at international conferences on EU and international law. He has held visiting posts at the Universities of Melbourne, Sydney, New South Wales, Iowa, Antwerp, and Michigan. He is the joint editor of European Law Review, one of the pre-eminent EU law journals.
SVP Procurement StrategyView Bio
Markus Keil is Philips’ Senior Vic President, Procurement Governance & Transformation. He has played a key role in transforming the Procurement function over the last four years from a fragmented operation into a fast-moving, high performance global operation that capitalizes on Philips’ scale and innovation Keil has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles in Procurement for global multinationals as well as for top consulting companies in the areas of strategy and operational improvement. He is an industrial engineer and holds a PhD in business administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Global Head of SourcingView Bio
SWISS RE GROUP
Roger Gonourie, Global Head of Sourcing for Swiss Re, where he is responsible for developing a group wide strategy, category management and overseeing the implementation of a new Procure-to-Pay and Vendor Management infrastructure. He is a member of the Swiss Re Global Business Solutions Executive Team. Prior to joining Swiss Re, Gonourie was with Novartis where he was responsible for creating and managing a newly formed Global category team as part of a broader transformation. Gonourie also served as European Procurement Director for Pfizer at their regional headquarters based in the UK leading a team responsible for procurement across the pharma, consumer, animal health and nutrition businesses. In addition, his career spans procurement in retail and transport. He gained extensive transformation experience in procurement, supply chain and IT, from his 10+ years consulting for PwC/IBM and started his career as a design engineer at Land Rover. Gonourie is a graduate of the University of Sussex, United Kingdom with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply.