2016 Speaker Line-Up

The European logistics and supply chain leaders, all in one place at one time.

If you would like to offer your expertise at the 2016 summit as a speaker please contact Sarah Reynolds on +44 207 375 7243 or sreynolds@eft.com

3PL Speakers

Thomas-Schmitt
Thomas Schmitt
Member of the Board of Management (Contract Logistics/SCM)
Schenker AG
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After graduating in London and Boston, Thomas Schmitt started his career at British Petroleum in London and Cleveland. He held various top positions in different companies as for example as Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in Atlanta and Austria (1993 – 1998) and as President and CEO for FedEx Global Supply Chain Services in Memphis (1998 – 2010).

Malcolm Wilson
Malcolm Wilson
Supply Chain Managing Director Europe
XPO
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Malcolm Wilson leads the supply chain business operations of XPO Logistics in Europe. He previously served in a similar role with Norbert Dentressangle SA, which he joined in 2007, and was a member of the company’s executive board. Mr. Wilson has over 20 years of contract logistics management experience in Europe, US and Asia. He trained in business management, finance and logistics.

Enrique Garcia
Enrique Montañés García
SVP, Supply Chain Europe
Chep Europe
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Enrique joined CHEP in 2003 as Director of the Central Planning team for Europe. Since June 2009 he has led the Logistics & Planning Functions in Europe. As from July 2014 he has the full Supply Chain responsibility for Europe. Prior to CHEP he gained seven years’ experience in supply chain as a consultant in Andersen and in different manufacturing roles in Lucent Technologies. Enrique holds an MBA from Instituto de Empresa of Madrid, a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Politécnica, Madrid and a double Engineering degree from École Centrale de Paris. Age 44.

Ewald Raben
Ewald Raben
CEO
Raben Group
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Peter Buse
Peter Buse
Executive Vice President (COO)
Arvato Consumer Products
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Peter Buse is Chief Operations Officer and Managing Director of the business unit Consumer Products at Arvato SCM Solutions. After studying business administration at the University of Mannheim, he began his career in the Logistic segment, coming to focus on the area of e-commerce. Alongside his industry knowledge he has built his experience on developing both European and Global operations, which plays a key-factor the internationalisation in the field of e-commerce. Working at Arvato SCM Solutions, a globally active full service e-commerce and retail logistics service provider, he focuses on topics such as technical innovation, internationalisation and omnichannel services.

Sebastiaan Scholte
Sebastiaan Scholte
CEO
Jan de Rijk
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Sebastiaan Scholte was born in 1970 in Groningen, the Netherlands.

After studying Economics and Business Administration at the Rotterdam College, he started his cargo aviation career in 1997, working in Mexico City for Aeromexpress, the cargo division of Aeromexico and Mexicana

From 1998 he was based in Madrid as VP Europe.

Based in Mexico City from 2000, he was promoted to VP Sales, Mexico and Central America,

In 2002 Sebastiaan joined Cargolux Airlines in Sao Paulo as Regional Manager, Latin America. After successfully restructuring the department, he became Cargolux’ Regional Business Development Manager, Spain and Portugal in 2004.

He initiated Cargolux’ Portugal operations, while at the same time completing a Global Executive MBA at the IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain

Between 2006 and 2010 Sebastiaan was Head of Marketing & Special Projects, based at Cargolux’ headquarters in Luxembourg.

In April 2010 he was appointed CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics, based in Roosendaal the Netherlands and in May 2012 was appointed Chairman of the Cool Chain Association. In 2013 he also joined the board of TIACA, where he was elected Vice Chairman in April 2015.

Colin Grant
Colin Grant
CEO
ASL Airlines Europe
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Colin is currently Chief Executive of ASL Airlines Europe within the ASL Aviation Group of companies.

He is a qualified chartered accountant with a passion for aviation. He has had over ten years’ experience within the ASL Group, and has held various senior management positions including Chief Financial Officer of Air Contractors, Chief Operating Officer at Air Contractors, Chief Financial Officer of ASL Aviation Group and Chief Executive of Air Contractors. He returned to the ASL Aviation Group in 2015 in the position of Chief Executive ASL Airlines Europe.

In this time he has accumulated vast experience within Aviation and aviation finance including his involvement in the introduction of Boeing 737, Boeing 757 and Airbus A320 fleets to the Air Contractors network and in the process adding a significant passenger related activity to what had previously been a cargo focused airline. In managing Air Contractors activities across Europe, Africa, the Far East and to North America he has experience in a wide range of geographical regions and in aircraft from turbo-props to larger jet aircraft.

In his time in the airline financial arena he has developed experience with regards to aircraft leasing, acquisition and finance and mergers and acquisitions activity. Most recently he led the transaction team for the acquisition of TNT Airways from TNT immediately prior to the acquisition of TNT by FedEx. The transaction involved the purchase of two European Airlines and was successfully completed. He is now working on the integration of the companies into the ASL Group and the development of the companies in the freight logistics arena.

Prior to joining ASL Aviation Group, Colin was a Senior Manager with Pricewaterhouse, where he specialised in aviation related consulting and audit, together with pharmaceuticals and financial services.

Tony Ranson
Tony Ranson
CEO
Gondrand
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Anthony joined the Gondrand Group in December 2013 taking over the responsibility in the positions of Managing Director for The Netherlands and Corporate Head of Logistics.

Tony is a seasoned senior logistics manager with more than 20 years of experience in our industry and in total more than 16 years of practical knowledge in various leadership positions. A clear view on the business, paired with a strategic orientation and strong execution skills identified him to take on and fully master the situation of the operational business.

Originating from Wales, he is an English native speaker and fluent in French and Spanish as well. Experienced in international project management, Tony provides a vast cross-cultural experience with international team-leading and team-working skills. Moreover he achieved extensive experience in engineering and technical services. Tony has previously worked with UTi Worldwide Inc. in the Netherlands as Director Contract Logistics & Distribution EMENA for almost 12 years. Furthermore he gained extensive experience working with companies like ABB and Inbev.

Anthony received the mandate to hold the position of the COO for the Gondrand Group as from March 2015. Just recently in June 2016, Anthony was nominated to take over the position as CEO for the Gondrand Group.

Michael Gierloff
Michael Gierloff
Director European Transport Sourcing
CHEP Europe
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Kees Kuijken
Kees Kuijken
CEO
KLG Europe
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Meinderdjan Botman
Meinderdjan Botman
Member of the Management Board & EVP Global Business Development
DSV Solutions
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Meinderdjan holds a long track record in the world of supply chain and logistics (20 years+). With as well operational, engineering, project management, IT and business development backgrounds his skills cover the full landscape of supply chain challenges and 3PL services. 

Today he's a board member of DSV Solutions A/S, and besides the global commercial responsibility for the company (business development, sales, account management and product development) he's in charge of DSV Solutions geographical development which includes reporting lines from the contract logistics activities of DSV Solutions in the US and Asia.

Characteristics that come to mind about Meinderdjan are: courageous leader, decision maker,
extreme team-player, motivating & inspiring personality, hands-on mentality, strong negotiator, creative mind, ambition and loyalty.

Pieter Balcaen
Pieter Balcaen
CEO
ECS European Containers
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Pieter Balcaen (°1975) is married, has 3 children and lives in West-Flanders, Belgium. His hobbies include sports and reading fiction/non-fiction. He studied business engineering at KU Leuven, graduating in 1999. He started his career as a registered accountant at Lippens & Rabey (Ernest&Young). Since 2008 he has been CEO of ECS European Containers. ECS is a family-owned company, established in 1995 by one of the traditional transport families in Belgium and is a 45’ intermodal logistics operator, specializing in transport between the UK & Ireland and mainland Europe. All activities are centralized at our head offices in Zeebrugge and Venlo. In addition ECS has several branch offices offering sales and customer service support.

ECS has 260 white collar and 510 blue collar workers. In 2015 ECS made 260.000.000 € turnover and transported over 220.000 full container loads. In Zeebrugge ECS has over 30.000m³ warehouse where loads are cross-co-combined in order to achieve full CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and economic potential. ECS has a fleet of 6000 ambient 45' High Cube containers and 1000 temperature controlled 45'containers which are used all over Europe. Largest customers include P&G, LIDL, Mars, Canon, PepsiCo, IKEA, Tesco, Danone, Unilever, BASF, etc.

ECS provides the backbone in logistics for global shippers in the European Union: full intermodal container loads (33-34 EU pallets) throughout Europe. With a special attention to East-West oriented traffic. Where West is the British Isles, Benelux, France, Germany towards East (4C) with a center in Vienna and then further into Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey.

Andrew Austin
Andrew Austin
Group Operations Director
Priority Freight
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Andrew Austin is the Group Operations Director for Priority Freight and a frequent speaker at industry events. With over 30 years’ experience, Andrew champions thought leadership in the field of transport and logistics.

As a graduate of Glasgow Caledonian University, Andrew has spent his entire career in the industry, working extensively in both Europe and internationally while holding senior leadership roles at FedEx Logistics and Schneider Logistics.

A board director at Priority Freight, Andrew is responsible for the operations of the group. Following the recent rapid growth and expansion, his role is pivotal to enhance the company’s high quality, fast and effective service to meet the current and future needs of its customers.

Oscar de Bok
Oscar de Bok
Chief Executive Officer Mainland Europe, Middle East & Africa
DHL Supply Chain
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Oscar de Bok is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DHL Supply Chain Mainland Europe, Middle East & Africa since 01/06/2016 providing leadership to our employees across 24 countries in the region.

Until very recently he was the CEO for the DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific region, encompassing 38,000 employees across 14 countries. From 2010 until 2014 he was responsible for DHL Supply Chain South & Southeast Asia, where he managed an organization of 18,000 employees across 8 countries.

Mr de Bok has worked in the logistics industry for 25 years, during which time he held a number of senior leadership roles within DHL Supply Chain. Before moving to Asia, he held the position of Managing Director for the DHL Supply Chain business in the Nordics/Baltic region, prior to that he was Managing Director of what is today DHL Supply Chain Italy as well as other operational and commercial positions at various organizations, including Danzas and the Nedlloyd Group where he started his career in logistics.

Mr de Bok graduated from the State University of Groningen in the Netherlands and holds a Master’s degree in both Business Law and Private Law. In his spare time, he enjoys sailing, skiing, cooking and soccer. He is married with three children. In addition to now living in Germany, Mr de Bok has lived in Singapore, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, USA, and the Czech Republic.

Stephanie Kearney
Stephanie Kearney
Senior Vice President Contract Management
Kuehne + Nagel
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Alain Souto
Alain Souto
VP Global Contract Logistics Aerospace Sector Operations
CEVA
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Alain Souto joined CEVA in April 2016 as Vice President Global CL Aerospace Sector Operations. With over 20 years of experience in transport and logistics, Alain has strong expertise in the logistics management of the Aerospace sector. Before joining CEVA his most recent role was Director Industry & Aerospace Logistics at Kuehne+Nagel. Prior to that he held management positions at Christian Salvesen and Hays Logistics. Alain holds dual degrees in Logistics and IT from the University of Orsay, Creteil, France. He also holds a Masters in International Logistics from the University of Aix en Provence, France.

Wolfram Senger-Weiss
Wolfram Senger-Weiss
Member of the Board
Gebruder Weiss
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Rene Falch Olesen
Rene Falch Olesen
Chief Commercial Officer
DSV
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Pjotr Horowitz
Pjotr Horowitz
Member of the Management Board & Commercial Director, Europe Surface Transportation
C.H. Robinson Europe
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Paul Looman
Paul Looman
Chief Commerical Officer
Emons Group B.V.
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Wojciech Brzuska
Wojciech Brzuska
General Manager
Ekol International
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Wojciech Brzuska graduated from the department of English Linguistics at Poznan Adam Mickiewicz University in 1993. He completed MBA program at Poznan University in 1995 and did a master's degree in Management at ICAN Harvard Business Institute in 2009. Having more than 22 years of experience in sales, Brzuska worked at Avis Rent-A-Car from 1993 to 1994, at Wasa Polska from 1994 to 1996, at ABCO/McLane Polska from 1996 to 1998, at Office Depot Polska from 1998 to 2002, at Raben Group (Vice President) from 2002 to 2013. Lastly, he worked as Sales Director at Schenker Polska from 2013 to 2014. He has joined Ekol Logistics as Ekol International General Manager as of February 2015. Mr. Brzuska is married and has two children.

Michiel Alting von Geusau
Michiel Alting von Geusau
President Commerce & Fulfillment Solutions EMEA & APAC
Ingram Micro
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Michiel Alting von Geusau leads the Ingram Micro Commerce & Fulfillment business across EMEA and APAC. Until very recently he was CEO of Docdata, a full service e-commerce company listed on the NYSE Euronext. In 2015 Docdata became part of INGRAM MICRO Inc. Michiel holds a track record of 18 years experience in the e-commerce fulfillment business.

Michiel started his career as an officer of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps where he served as a commander in several units. In 1996 he made the switch to Philips in various financial positions. In 1998 he started as CFO of the stock listed company DOCDATA N.V. and in 2002 became CEO. During his period as CEO Michiel completely transformed the company from a CD replication company to a full service e-commerce company. Commerce and payments services were added. In addition, DOCDATA N.V. through its subsidiary company IAI industrial systems, offered worldwide high quality personalization and security systems. In 2015 Michiel led two sales processes where the e-commerce arm of DOCDATA N.V. was sold to the US company Ingram Micro and IAI industrial systems to the Swedish company Assa Abloy.

Colin Enright
Colin Enright
President Technology EMEA & APAC
syncreon
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Mr. Enright became the President of the Company’s Technology segment in 2015, with responsibility for all operations, business development and account management activities throughout EMEA and Asia.

Mr. Enright previously served as Chief Operating Officer for the region since January 2006.

He holds both a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College, Dublin and a Master's in Business Studies in Manufacturing and Logistics from the Smurfit School of Business at University College Dublin, Ireland. He is also an accredited Black Belt through the Motorola University Six Sigma Program.

Patrick Lowenthal
Patrick Löwenthal
CEO
Night Star Express Hellman
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  • 49 years
  • 2001-2012 Manager Central Europe at POSTNORD
  • 2009-2012 Member of the Board of Logistik
  • 2012 - CEO at Night Star Express Hellmann
  • 2016 Advisory Board TRANSMETRICS
Murat Kavrar
Murat Kavrar
General Manager - Sales & CRM
Ekol Logistics
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Murat Kavrar holds an undergraduate degree in economics and a graduate degree in business management - Uludag and Wollongong Universities respectively.

He has been building his experience in logistics for over 21 years. In 1999 he was started in Iran and CIS where he developed offices and terminals for Kuehne Nagel. Later on he honed his skills working for other local and global logistics companies in Turkey like Balnak (Sales & Marketing Manager), Demas International (General Manager), Mars Logistics (Deputy General Manager) and DSV Turkey (General Manager).

He has extensive experience in the areas of warehousing, distribution, project management and sales.

At present Murat Kavrar holds the General Manager position at Ekol Logistics in charge of Sales and CRM.

Eric Postulart
Eric Postulart
Director of the Business Unit Network
Ewals Cargo Care
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Eric Postulart has been Director of the Business Unit Network at Ewals Cargo Care for over five years now, with responsibility for Ewals’ road, rail and short sea network throughout Europe.

Being in the company for over 25 years now, Mr Postulart has served in various positions, such as Managing Director of the 4PL division, Key Account Management and Engineering team.

He holds several degrees, like Bachelor of Science in Logistics in Venlo and a Master’s in Transport & Logistics, from University of Tilburg.

Supply Chain Speakers

Chris Roe
Chris Roe
Head of EU Supply Chain Finance
Amazon
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Chris Roe is the Head of EU Supply Chain Finance at Amazon, supporting our European network of fulfillment centers, supply chain systems and transportation networks. This team is responsible for driving the financials behind fulfilling millions of orders to customers who live in every corner of the world. The focus is on improving customer experience whilst reducing costs at every point of the end to end supply chain. This involves simplifying its complexity by developing cutting edge technology, such as robots and drones, and at an unparalleled scale. To achieve it, he is working hard to attract some of the brightest minds in the world to help Amazon become Earth’s most customer-centric company.

Chris is responsible for leading the finance function in the areas of network design, inventory optimization, demand planning, production planning and cost optimization and is currently looking forward to the challenge of managing a successful peak sales period.

Prior to joining Amazon, Chris spent ten years working at the discount retailer ALDI in a variety of positions in stores, administration, logistics and finance, latterly as Finance Director. Chris holds a Master of Arts (MA Oxon), Philosophy, Politics and Economics from University of Oxford and Certificate in Financial Mathematics from Institute of Actuaries.

Joanne Wright
Joanne Wright
Vice President IBM Supply Chain
IBM
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Joanne Wright is Vice President, IBM Supply Chain, responsible for the strategy, execution and business results for IBM Systems and Client Solutions across more than 170 countries. Joanne is helping to accelerate IBM’s Supply Chain transformation through leadership, global talent development and building a culture of engagement, agility and innovation, leading the global IBM Cognitive Supply Chain journey.

Joanne is responsible for creating world-class supply network leveraging analytics, Cognitive and social to gain deeper understanding of Clients, markets and suppliers and unlocking IBM’s Supply Chain to be an engine of growth.

Joanne brings extensive experience across Supply Chain and Transformation and has held a number of senior leadership positions at IBM including Global Operations, Global Manufacturing, Procurement, Client Fulfillment and Enterprise Transformation. 

Joanne is a member of the Women in Technology International, the Executive Sponsor of Global Women of IBM and a member of IBM’s Growth and Transformation Team (selected executives). She serves as Executive for Supply Chain Leaders in Action. She was named one of the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Next Gen in 2015.

She is a graduate of Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland with a BA Honors Degree in Business and Marketing. She also holds an MBA in Procurement Management from Strathclyde University, Scotland.

Mother of 8 year old twins, Austin and Hope and loves to play tennis, swim and cook.
John Allaway
John Allaway
VP Supply Chain Performance, EMEA Product, Global Supply Chain
Schneider Electric
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With over 20 years’ experience across numerous supply chain domains including half of those spent in the international arena, John is leading the multi-disciplined & multi-cultural EMEA Supply Chain Performance team, who are an integral part of the Schneider Electric transformation "engine", contributing strongly to the Tailored Supply Chain initiative. Responsible for deploying "lean" principles throughout the entire supply chain from end to end through the widespread deployment of the Schneider Performance System.

Didier Dayen
Didier Dayen
Senior Director Global Advanced Planning & Center of Expertise
Merck Group
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Didier Dayen is the senior director of Global Advanced Planning & Center of expertise at Merck Biopharma. He is based in Aubonne, Switzerland. Didier has more than 20 years of experience in Pharma Supply chain and he held various positions in Serono and Merck, mainly in global and local operational planning, in implementing demand, distribution and production planning processes & tools as well as leading the Supply Network Operations European regional team, owning the warehousing and secondary distribution of the Merck biopharma products.

John Munnelly
John Munnelly
Head of Operations
John Lewis
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John Munnelly’s career in logistics spans over 25 years experienced the industry from all angles with previous roles with TDG, Ryder, TNT, Littlewoods and Sainsbury’s. up a wealth of experience and knowledge relating to all aspects of retail distribution, particularly specialising in operational startups for large scale automated solutions, transport operations, Direct to Customer Home Delivery and Omni

John has successfully managed a number of high profile and technologically advanced projects. Working closely with suppliers such as Siemens, Knapp, VanDerLande, Witron and Manhatten Assoc implementation running, John has become an expert in his field

For the last 9 years John has been responsible for the design, build and implementation of John Lewis’ s Park, Milton Keynes and is now Head of Operations.

This highly acclaimed development enabling one pool of stock to be used for all shop deliveries and customer fulfillment. second warehouse has now been built alongside the current development and connected via a 100m link bridge excess of 2 million square feet.

Pierre Mille
Pierre Mille
Global SC Transformation Director
Grandvision
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Pierre Mille is the Global Supply Chain Transformation Director for GrandVision. Pierre has held a number of operational and strategic roles across the end-to-end Supply Chain in Europe and globally. He began his career in Finance and Management Accounting, followed by Procurement, Planning and Customer Service Excellence. He has held Vice President of Supply Chain positions within both Carlsberg and Unilever. Pierre majored in Philosophy and is a graduate of the Paris Chamber of Commerce in Management Accounting.

Hans Husinga
Hans Hulsinga
Head of Logistics
Suit Supply
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Dorus van der Linden
Dorus van der Linden
Global Supply Chain Manager
Steinhoff International
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Dorus van der Linden started his career at Ewals Cargo Care in 2003 as executive assistant of the CEO, Mr. Rudi Roex. In 2007 Dorus was among the project team that started the inbound 4PL setup for Electrolux in Europe. Starting with the Electrolux factory in Nyiregyhaza, Dorus led the 4PL implementation of the 16 factories and 6 spare parts warehouses in Europe.

In May 2011, Dorus joined Rudi Roex who started e-LLIS BV (engineered Lean-Logistics Integrated Solutions), specialized in Fourth-Party Logistics Management. e-LLIS BV’s main customers are Electrolux, Luxottica, Barry Callebaut and several companies within the Steinhoff group.

At the same time e-LLIS BV became part of the Steinhoff group, where Dorus also fulfills a role as global supply chain manager. Steinhoff International Logistics headquarters is located in The Netherlands with the Center of Excellence working on several projects.

Dr. Frank Tenbusch
Dr. Frank Tenbusch
Vice President Global Supply Chain Management - Services
Vodafone
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Frank Tenbusch is Vice President Global Supply Chain Management Services in the Vodafone Procurement Company in Luxembourg, forming partnership and alliances to leverage spend while partnering with suppliers to increase their customer base. Frank has substantial experience in closing large multimillion deals with external companies in a variety of categories spanning over Radio, Core, IT as well as Services such as Real Estate management.

After graduating from RWTH Aachen, Frank Tenbusch joined a multinational team of scientists at CERN in Geneva, developing new state-of-the-art front-end detectors and electronics for High-Energy Physics experiments, and later at NASA Kennedy Space Centre, USA, preparing the AMS01 Experiment for a successful Flight (STS-91) on the Space-Shuttle Discovery, this way demonstrated the successful operation of a sophisticated High-Energy Physics experiment in Space.

Frank Tenbusch then joined Mannesmann Mobilfunk in 1998, which later became part of the Vodafone Group, holding different management positions in Technology, firstly responsible for Interference Limitations of Mobile Networks in Cross Border regions of Germany, later Network Optimization and finally responsible for the world-wide strategic UMTS Network Rollout including steering of the financial investments.

In 2007, Frank Tenbusch joined the Global Supply Chain Department in Vodafone and contributed to pioneering the Vodafone Procurement Company in Luxembourg, Vodafone’s central procurement unit including the processes and logistics required.

Eva Veldkamp
Eva Veldkamp
Head of FSD/Multichannel
Corporate Logistics Management
METRO AG
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Having started in 2007 with the A.P. Møller Maersk Group, Eva has held several commercial and strategic positions, amongst others with their freight forwarding and supply chain management company Damco. In 2010 Eva “switched” to the customer’s side and joined METRO Group Buying in Hong Kong as Logistics Manager, where she was operationally responsible for the global full container shipments and lead companywide initiatives related to shipment reliability. In 2015 Eva moved to Düsseldorf, METRO AG where she joined the Corporate Logistics team, and with that move the logistics supply chain focus has shifted to the warehousing and distribution activities within the METRO Cash & Carry Network. Currently she is one of the key enablers in a logistics’ network reorganization and warehousing concept project, with focus on implementing a semi-automated solution.

With almost 750 wholesale stores in 25 countries, METRO Cash & Carry is a leading international player in self-service wholesale trade and is the largest sales division in terms of revenues within METRO GROUP. Serving the METRO Cash & Carry customers, maintaining quality and meeting their delivery demands is one of the key drivers for METRO Cash and Carry to review and adapt their logistics’ strategy and network as such. In the function of Head of Food Service Delivery & Multichannel for Corporate Logistics of METRO AG, Eva supports the countries within the METRO Cash & Carry network on logistics related topics such as warehousing, distribution, logistics' tenders and logistics network design.

Kris van Ransbeek
Kris van Ransbeek
CSCO
Maxeda DIY
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Kris Van Ransbeek is the group supply chain director of the Maxeda DIY group, the leading DIY retailer in the Benelux with 370 stores and 7000 employees, and is a key member of the Maxeda DIY group executive leadership team. Kris is responsible for leading the team to create and manage the end to end supply chain servicing the 4 formats of the group (Brico, Plan-it, Praxis, Formido) across the Benelux.

Prior to joining Maxeda, Kris spent the majority of this career working from leading food manufacturers, such as Chiquita and Reckitt as well as leading food retailers, i.e.Carrefour, holding positions in supply chain, store management, IT  as well as general management of a B2B fruit ingredients business unit.

He is also a board member of Agrofair, a leader importer in ecologically sustainable bananas and other tropical fruit.

Kris is Belgian and holds a Civil Engineer degree from the Brussels University (VUB) and a MBA from the Vlerick School of Management.

David Sheldon
David Sheldon
Global Supply Chain Development Manager
Nestle
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David is Global Supply Chain Development Manager at Nestlé based in Switzerland. In his role David is responsible for developing supply chain intelligence, insights and innovations to help Nestlé better meet the needs of consumers, shoppers and customers. He has over 25 years supply chain experience in the consumer packaged goods sector in both retail and manufacturing companies.

Christian Förster
Christian Förster
Vice President of Delivery Operations
Nokia
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Christian Förster is the Vice President of Delivery Operations within Nokia Global Operations. He and his team are globally responsible for the front-end supply chain acting as the single point of contact for Customer Operations on Global Operations topics. The area of responsibility is covering offering, project procurement, demand planning, order management and invoicing as well as last mile distribution.

Christian holds a master degree in industrial engineering and is with Siemens and Nokia for eleven years where he has acquired extensive experience in finance & control, services and supply chain management through various assignments in China, India, Finland and Germany.

Walaa Maher
Walaa Maher
GCC Region Supply Chain Director
Kimberly-Clark
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Regional Supply Chain Operations Director LAN & GCC SC Director – Olayan Kimberly-Clark. Walaa has over 16 years of supply chain management experience with 2 Fortune 500 firms. And Top 20 Supply Chain Companies. His career has included stints in consulting, quality assurance and logistics; jobs have ranged from planner to direct supervision of Planning teams to Senior Director of Supply Chain Operations at a multi-billion dollar international company heading up the SC division with >140 employees , 15 countries and 10 workplaces. Walaa has hands-on knowledge of the FMCG industry in Middle East ascending the success ladder at Procter and Gamble CEEMEA then for Kimberly Clark Middle East. He is always proud of the 2 years he spent building the P&G Inbound/Distribution footprint in Nigeria.

Anita Arts
Anita Arts
Managing Director Global Supply Chain
Liberty Global
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Scope

1. Global Supply
2. Building
3. Forward and reverse Logistics and Distribution
4. Supply Chain Planning and S&OP

Projects

1. Transformation of the supply chain for modems, network materials and mobile devices.
2. Transformation of global supply chain organization into One Global structure.
3. Forward and reverse logistics optimization by consolidating warehouses and Strategic Logistic providers
4. Inventory end-to-end visibility and optimization

Angel Caja
Angel Caja
Regional Supply Chain Manager - West Europe
Jotun
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With 20 years of experience in Operations in different industrial companies, Angel has been developing QA systems, production and logistics management, as well as leading the change in different companies to a Lean environment. With a clear vocation for teamwork and strong belief in people, he focus in develop and leading teams to a high performance.

Angel has developed his career in multinationals of different sectors, like Samsung, General Electric and currently at Jotun, with the role of Regional Supply Chain Manager for West Europe, focusing in to align strategies of the different sites, and developing the supply chain organization to a competitive advantage in a very mature market.

Xavier Ribas
Xavier Ribas
Head of EMEA Printing SC Operations
HP
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Xavier Ribas is leading the EMEA Printing and Graphics Supply Chain Operations. He manages the operations organization which is responsible for Planning and Fulfillment of HP Printing Business in EMEA. The main areas of his charter are: Availability commit and shipment optimization, Supply/Demand matching, Inventory management, SC cost management & Structural improvements in EMEA Supply Chain network and Processes.

Prior to this position, Xavier held numerous engineering lead positions in Large Format HP business from industrialization of new products during product development phases, WW planning, Product Engineering , Procurement and Customer Assurance.

And prior to join hp, Xavier worked in two Material Handling and Logistics companies as Mechanical and Automation Engineer and Project manager.

Xavier received a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (ETSEIB), Barcelona and a master degree in Business Administration from ESADE, Barcelona.

Nina Anttila
Nina Anttila
CSCO
Reima Oy
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Nina Anttila is a Customer focused Supply Chain Management expert with several years of international experience. She has worked over 20 years in different areas of Supply Chain and held operative responsibilities for areas ranging from Sales to Material Management and Strategic Sourcing. During her career she has been actively looking for innovative ways to improve the end to end supply chain planning and execution. The key driver has not been to move the cost to someone else but to move them totally out from the value chain.

During the years she has been involved in several industries covering industrial manufacturing, hi-tech, health care and telecommunications. She has worked in multinational and global corporates as well as in small and medium size enterprises.

Roy van Helden
Roy van Helden
Supply Chain Director
Cimpress
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• Roy van Helden; 37 years old
– Married, 3 daughters of 7, 5 and 4 years old, living in the Netherlands

• MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Excellence [Tias]
– March 2016 – Decision Effectiveness coach [Cimpress]
– March 2016 – Masterclass Financial Management [Tias]
– Certified Personal Coach [ICF]
– Production & Inventory Management [APICS, CPIM]
– Lean_Six Sigma [Green Belt]

•Since 15 years in different Operations and Supply Chain Management roles
– Previous employers: Martin Rea, Flextronics, Medtronic
– With Cimpress since 5 years. Started as Operations Manager for the consolidation department in Venlo
– In Januari 2013 started in the role as Global Sales & Operations Planning Manager [S&OP]
– In April 2015 started in the role off Sr. Manager Outsourcing for Europe and Asia

Since July 2016 appointed as the Director Supply Chain for the Manufacturing side in Venlo

Patrick O’Connell
Patrick O’Connell
Head of Logistics – Northern Europe
Hilti
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Industry Experts

Adam Chazanow
Adam Chazanow
Managing Partner
Graphene Partners
Conference Chair
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Adam is one of Central & Eastern Europe’s most recognised logistics industry managers, having spent twelve years working as Poland and CEE Managing Director for 3PLs and courier firms including Exel, DHL, CEVA and GeoPost/DPD. In 2011, Adam founded Graphene Partners, a supply chain advisory practice based in the UK and CEE, working with manufacturers, retailers, 3PLs and financial investors in ten countries across Europe. Graphene Partners is now a joint venture with The Keswick Enterprises Group, owned by John Harvey CBE. Areas of focus include due diligence and M&A advisory, supply chain transformation, network optimisation and 3PL contract negotiation.

Neil Ashworth
Neil Ashworth
CEO
Collect+
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Neil joined Collect+, the UK’s largest independent store based parcel network as CEO in early 2013 having been at the forefront of digital developments in retail for over 15 years and has been described as an innovator in multichannel retail and fulfilment solutions.

Before joining Collect+, Neil worked as a consultant and business advisor to several blue-chip UK retailers, following a period at Tesco, where he was as a leading member of the small team that designed and launched the Tesco Direct business and was a member of the tesco.com board. Prior to Tesco, Neil held senior positions at Woolworths, Hallmark Cards and CWS Ltd.

Neil is the immediate past Chairman of CILT(UK). He is a member of the Advisory Board at Warwick University Professional and Executive Programme faculty and on the Retail and Retail Marketing Masters Programmes at Cranfield University School of Management. He is a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University, a Visiting Lecturer at Warwick University (WMG) and is Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems at Nottingham University Business School

As a Transaid Ambassador, Neil has provided support to the charity in a number of ventures, and has also participated in cycle rides to Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels He is a member of the Engineering and Logistics Staff Corps an advisory group of business leaders within the British military, holding the rank of Major.

Jon Sleeman
Jon Sleeman
Director, EMEA Industrial and Logistics
JLL
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Jon Sleeman is a Director at JLL and heads its pan EMEA and UK Industrial & Logistics Research teams.

In this role he oversees all JLL’s pan EMEA and UK industrial & logistics research outputs and supports JLL’s major industrial & logistics clients including developers, investors and corporate occupiers.

Having originally graduated from the LSE and Oxford University, Jon subsequently gained a MSc in Logistics & Supply Chain Management from Cranfield University. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK.

Peter van Merode
Peter van Merode
VP 3PL Industry Strategy
JDA Software
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Peter holds a strong background in supply chain management and logistics with a focus on implementing warehouse and manufacturing management and execution solutions. Before the RedPrairie – JDA merger, Peter was responsible for RedPrairie’s continental European activities. At JDA Software, Peter is Vice President 3PL Industry Strategy and Global Accounts. In this role, Peter was instrumental in the development of JDA’s Global 3PL business and the accompanying go to market strategies.

Andy Kaye
Andy Kaye
Chair of the NOVUS Trust & Chief Executive
BiS Henderson
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Marouschka Booij
Strategic Communication Advisor
Eu Truck Platooning Challenge
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Sebastian Steinhauser
Sebastian Steinhauser
Managing Director
Parcelly
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Sebastian Steinhauser is the CEO and Founder of Parcelly, the smartphone app that puts consumers in charge of their parcels. The unique mobile app converts local businesses or private individuals into parcel collection points, compatible with any online retailer or carrier worldwide. Before moving into consumer products, Sebastian spent 6+ years in London’s City with some of Europe’s leading financial institutions. Sebastian also gained experience in different strategic positions in Germany and France and holds a triple accreditation in International Management from ESCP Europe. 

Jesper Bennike
Jesper Bennike
CEO
GateHouse Logistics
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Jesper Bennike has a background in the semiconductor markets, handling enterprise-level customers and growing accounts into multi-million dollar customers within the camera flash LED sector. He then served as Vice President for Seoul Semiconductors for its mobile device business unit with responsibility for product development and global sales. In 2014, he was appointed Vice President of business development with mobile intelligence and connectivity leader Tweakker, now part of Spirent Communications plc.

As CEO of GateHouse Logistics, Jesper Bennike leads the business and software development teams of the firm’s flagship product ghTrack and sector modules. He holds an electronic engineering degree from the University of Copenhagen.

Dermot Connolly
Dermot Connolly
Head of European Business Development
Exertis Supply Chain Services
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Dermot Connolly joined Exertis SCS in May 2015 as Head of European Business Development

Prior to this , he held the following positions

DSV Global Solutions European Sales Director
RR Donnelly Global Sales Director
APW Manufacturing Global Program Manager
Omron Electronics Ireland Country Manager

Dermot has over 15 years’ experience in Global Supply Chain analysis, design and implementation and has delivered and managed global solutions for such accounts as Beko, Belkin, Schneider Electric, Sun Micro, Lucent Alcatel and NCR.

Dermot’s experience of working in California, Poland , UK and China has provided a unique insight into the global supply chain requirements and challenges faced by companies in these regions and has also helped develop the solutions required to address these challenges.

Wim Nuijten
Wim Nuijten
Vice President, Optimization Technology
Quintiq
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Wim Nuijten is Vice President of optimization technology at Quintiq, responsible for the company's world-wide optimization strategy. He oversees the R&D optimization team and Quintiq's Optimization Center, which lends its expertise to customer projects around the world and works to improve Quintiq's optimization methodologies. In academia, Wim is a part-time professor of intelligent information systems at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Tim Baker
Tim Baker
Director of Marketing and Communications
TRAXENS
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Hugh Williams
Hugh Williams
MD
Hughenden Consulting
Conference Chair
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Frank Weber
Frank Weber
Head of Industrial Agency Germany
JLL
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Lisa Callinan
Lisa Callinan
Research Director
Gartner
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Lisa Callinan is a Research Director working in the Gartner Supply Chain team. Based in London, Lisa brings more than 20 years' supply chain experience focused primarily in the Life Sciences Industry.   Lisa advises Life Science companies on Supply Chain Strategy and Logistics Operations.  Lisa also specialises in collaboration and works with Life Science companies to help drive commercial benefits and improve the patient experience though collaboration across the distribution value chain.

In previous roles, Lisa has been a leader of large-scale supply chain projects and has had senior-level accountability for commercial operations teams in Life Sciences companies responsible for customer services, order to cash, forecast and demand planning, logistics and distribution. 

Doug Metcalfe
Doug Metcalfe
VP Sales
Nulogy Corporation
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Doug is the Vice President of Sales at Nulogy Corporation, the leading developer of SaaS based solutions designed for Contract Packagers and Value Added Service Providers. Doug brings more than 20 years of experience helping companies leverage technology to enable best practices and optimize their supply chain networks including network design, global trade management, supplier collaboration, warehouse management and transportation management. Prior to Nulogy, Doug has held leadership and executive positions at companies such as I2, Nulogx, Dematic, and Aptean.

Doug's expertise in operational best practices has been utilized across multiple roles within the Vista Equity Partners Portfolio to review and transform software companies into high performing organizations, as well as growing and building highly effective sales organizations. Doug is a life-long learner and holds an Economics degree from Western University.

Chris Kingshott
Chris Kingshott
Former Wincanton MD Manufacturing and Board Member
NOVUS 
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Tim Philips
Tim Philips
CEO
Freightex
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Tim joined Freightex in March 2008. Prior to Freightex he was MD of VMEX, the web-based car transportation business owned by Autologic plc. Before working at Autologic, Tim worked in the Automotive sector for 20 years in a number of senior logistics roles and finally for BMW Group as General Manager Worldwide Car Distribution based in Munich responsible for buying and operations of worldwide finished vehicle transport. Tim has a degree in mechanical engineering and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Martijn Lofvers
Martijn Lofvers
Creating Director and Chief Trend Watcher of Supply Chain Movement
Supply Chain Movement
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Martijn Lofvers is founder of Supply Chain Media, the Dutch Supply Chain Magazine (in 2006) and the European quarterly magazine Supply Chain Movement (in 2011). He is a regular speaker on the topic of Supply Chain Strategy Mindmapping at international conferences.

Generating knowledge and connecting professionals

Supply Chain Media sets itself apart through its ability to connect people, in combination with its commitment to disseminating and sharing unique, high-quality content in various languages. The partner network can make use of best practices – such as innovative mind maps, subway maps and self-assessment tools – but there are also custom-made opportunities to develop co-creations which draw on a partner’s in-depth knowledge and expertise.

Through its publications and events, and in cooperation with its partners, Supply Chain Media strives to take the supply chain management profession in the whole of Europe to the next level. As the only publishing company with a true focus on supply chain management, Supply Chain Media offers numerous possibilities for the creation, visualization and dissemination of supply chain knowledge in high-end publications.

Visual content

Martijn Lofvers and his team has developed several innovative content formats about supply chain management, such as:

  • Subway Maps
  • Mind Maps
  • Self Assessments
  • Check-lists
  • A Supply Chain Map of Europe

Background

Previously Lofvers has worked as publisher for Springer Science + Business Media (5 years) and Reed Elsevier (12 years). He holds a university degree in technical engineering and business science from the Eindhoven University of Technology with a specialization in Supply Chain Management. He also published a war novel and a non-fiction book about the history of supply chain management, both in Dutch.

Onur Uranli
Onur Uranli
Global Director Strategic Marketing 3PL Segment Product Care
Sealed Air
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Nick Bailey
Nick Bailey
Managing Consultant
Transport Intelligence
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Nick is a Managing Consultant at Ti, a leading global research and consultancy firm dedicated to the global logistics industry. At Ti, Nick’s responsibilities include the delivery bespoke research, consultancy and strategic advisory services to those operating across the logistics industry as well as assisting companies in a number of sectors to develop their logistics strategies. During his time at Ti, Nick has developed a range of specialisms in e-commerce logistics, emerging markets logistics and is the lead author of ‘Global Warehousing & Logistics Networks 2016’.

Prior to joining Ti in 2013, Nick worked in international trade and foreign direct investment in the private sector as well as for the US government.

Goos Kant
Goos Kant
Professor Logistic Optimization – Tilburg University, Managing Partner
ORTEC
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Goos Kant (born 1967) is Professor of Logistic Optimization at Tilburg University, where he teaches on Masters courses for the Department of Operations Research, and supervises Bachelors and Masters student theses. He also teaches on MBA courses at TiasNimbas and is project leader of the Dinalog R&D project on improving urban freight transportation. Goos also works as a managing partner at ORTEC, with global responsibility for all solutions, including for the transportation industry. His primary area of interest lies in optimizing transportation taking into account various related processes in the supply chain, such as warehousing, production and customer requirements. One of his particular current interests is sustainability and collaborative approaches, where Goos sees interesting possibilities for further scientific research and innovation projects. Goos is also involved in the TNT Go Academy, has been editor-in-chief of the journal of STAtOR (the Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research) from 2006 - 2010, and is a member of ORTEC’s supervisory board. He holds both an MSc and a PhD in Computer Science.

Sander Breugelmans
Sander Breugelmans
Vice-President, Transaction Officer
PROLOGIS
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Speaker bio coming soon..

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  • jda

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Gold Sponsors

  • Quintiq

Silver Sponsors

  • ekol
  • Exertis
  • Freightex
  • GateHouse
  • gebruder-weiss
  • Jabil
  • JLL
  • Luxoft
  • Nulogy
  • Sealed-Air

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Sarah Reynolds

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