2016 Speakers

If you would like to offer your expertise at the 2016 summit as a speaker please contact Danielle Horsnell on +44 207 422 4323 or dhorsnell@eft.com

  • Hugh Williams
    Hughenden Consulting
    Hugh Williams Managing Director
    Hughenden Consulting
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    Hugh has been consulting in the Supply Chain sector for more than 25 years and delivered millions of pounds of business improvement to clients all over the world. Hugh’s consultancy career began in 1983 when he joined Creative Output to work alongside Dr Eli Goldratt, manufacturing guru who wrote “The Goal,” and conceived the Theory of Constraints” (TOC), both of which the supply chain planning community have embraced as seminal bodies of work. This experience inspired and shaped Hugh’s successful consulting career and his business venture, Hughenden Consulting, which he launched in 2001.

    In addition to directing and managing Hughenden Consulting, Hugh lends his considerable consulting expertise to a range of services including creating dialogue, understanding and buy-in between project sponsors and senior management colleagues. Hugh also mentors executives on how their companies can manage and even profit from organisational complexity through best practices in supply chain planning.

    Hugh has earned a reputation as a lively keynote speaker and has appeared on many platforms for professional and commercial software organizations across UK, France, Belgium, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.

  • Anita Arts
    global liberty
    Anita Arts Managing Director Global Supply Chain
    Liberty Global 
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    1. Global Supply
    2. Building
    3. Forward and reverse Logistics and Distribution
    4. Supply Chain Planning and S&OP


    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

  • Bert de Winter
    Bert de Winter Director EMEA Logistics
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    Bert de Winter, presently based in and originally from The Netherlands, is head of EMEA Logistics. He manages an organization enabling revenue maximisation through leveraged logistics solutions, logistics & customs operations and strategic partner management. Converting hardware & supplies shipments into customer deliveries in a fast, predictable and cost efficient way with superior delivery quality.

    To achieve this, Bert manages a multi-country team and a logistics network, covering warehousing, transportation, customs, express, white glove and reverse. His team manages the regional procurement and partner development, customs and compliance as well as operational execution of logistics providers on lanes from Asia and Europe, ensuring customer deliveries for channel, retail and direct customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa. His team aspires to be recognised as a team that delivers consistent, predictable and [when needed] miracles to customers and stakeholders while building an innovative, compliant and best in class logistics eco-system for cost and performance optimisation.

    Bert has 27 years’ experience in the High Tech industry and held numerous executive positions in supply chain development, procurement, business operations and finance in HP and Compaq.

    Prior to his career in HP, Bert was Financial Controller for 6 years at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Bert holds a Bachelor degree in Business administration of HES, Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

  • Colin Kavanagh
    Colin Kavanagh Senior Vice President of Procurement Engineering
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    Mr. Kavanagh has held a serious of executive positions in Development, Operations, Procurement and Supply chain, predominately in Silicon Valley. He is currently Senior Vice President of Procurement (Engineering) at Philips Lighting Amsterdam, NL., where he manages over €3bn annual spend and a global team of 300 Procurement Engineers (PE).

    His current focus is transforming the PE structure at Philips into a high performing team delivering double digit annual savings. Mr. Kavanagh has an extensive background in Design for Excellence (DfX), Concurrent Product Development (CPD) and Lean Manufacturing in high tech, fast time to market industries. Prior to joining Philips he was SVP of Operations at Topcon Positioning System. He holds an Executive MBA from The University of Colorado and a BS Mechanical Eng. from The University of Limerick.

  • Laurens Neomagus
    Laurens Neomagus Global Parts & Logistics Process Owner for MVS
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    Laurens Neomagus is the Global process owner for multi-vendor spare parts support working for the Service Parts Organisation of IBM nearly 16 years. During these years he worked in different supply chain management roles within planning and inventory management for IBM logo'd as well as non-IBM logo'd parts. Optimizations have been achieved in all phases of the life cycle of spare parts working closely together with other companies and the University of Twente. In the last two years he is working on a growth strategy for the support of non-IBM logo'd machines. Redefining the parts model to a central controlled function. Another important element of the growth strategy is businness development. Working with companies interested to outsource their maintenance business to IBM.

    In 1994 he graduated from the study Business Logistics at Hogeschool Venlo and finished the study Business Administration at the University of Nijmegen in 1997. Throughout the last couple of years he has been active in logistic discussions with other companies and supporting students to complete their master thesis.

  • Matthias Graefe
    Matthias Graefe Director of Global Supply Chain Transformation & Data Officer
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    Matthias Graefe is the Global Transformation Executive and Data Officer for IBM’s Supply Chain. His task is to transform IBM's supply chain to become a transparent & cognitive value chain. Matthias runs a group of supply chain subject matter experts and is heading the Smarter Supply Chain Analytics Center of Competency in Singapore and Raleigh. Prior to joining the transformation organization Matthias has gained execution experience in several supply chain operational leadership roles.

    Matthias has more than 19 years’ experience in supply chain management and transformation. He has worked in multiple areas of a supply chain such as engineering, manufacturing, procurement, sales and demand planning and scheduling. Before he joined the global transformation & operations team Matthias has taken leadership roles in growth countries in eastern Europe as well as in Asia Pacific. Matthias has been contributing to lead IBM’s supply chain towards a single globally integrated organization and has helped to lead IBM’s supply chain into the new Era of computing by sponsoring several business intelligence & analytics key initiatives. Since second half of 2014 Matthias converted his team into an agile project deployment setup.

    Matthias obtained a Master in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.

  • Carlo Baus
    Carlo Baus Global Strategic Procurement Manager

    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Fred Hartung
    Frederick Hartung VC SC Solutions and Global Logistics
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    Fred Hartung is the Vice President of SC Solutions and Logistics for Jabil Circuit, Inc and is based in Florida. Fred leads a team that has corporate responsibility for Advanced Planning, Production Scheduling, SC Solutions, SC Tool Development, Inventory Control, SC Design and Optimization, Logistics, Trade Compliance and other functional areas.

    Fred holds a BS degree in marine engineering from the US Merchant Marine Academy and a MBA in finance from the Wharton School. Prior to joining Jabil Circuit in 2005, Fred held positions at Chiquita Brands, AlliedSignal and Solectron. Before attending graduate school, Fred sailed as a ship’s officer in Sunoco’s oil tanker fleet. Fred was born in London and in addition to living in the UK and the USA, he has lived in Cambodia, Italy, Austria and Singapore.

  • Peter Back
    Zebra Technology
    Peter Back Operations Director
    Zebra Technologies
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    Peter joined Zebra Technologies (www.zebra.com) in 1999 as Operations Director, EMEA, with accountability for Inventory Planning, Customer Service, Distribution Centres, Technical Support and Repair Workshops. More recently, he has worked on the integration of the Motorola Enterprise business, acquired by Zebra in November 2014.

    After starting his career as a General Management Trainee with Tate & Lyle, for whom he managed 3PL Distribution Centres, Peter managed physical distribution, and then the UK factory, for FMCG manufacturer, Chesebrough-Ponds. Peter then worked for 10 years in the computer products Distribution and Reseller businesses, for Merisel (VP Logistics, Europe) and Powermark (Operations Director) respectively, before joining Zebra Technologies.

    Peter has B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Geography from the Universities of Liverpool and Strathclyde, and a M.Sc. (Distinction) in Logistics & Operations Management from the University of Surrey.

  • Danny Tucker
    Danny Tucker Head of Customer Operations

    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Chris Leigh Browne
    Chris Leigh Browne Global Account Director
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    Highly versatile and multi-award winning Senior Executive with over 25 Years’ experience in, Logistics, Supply Chain Management and BPO with a proven track record for delivering exceptional results. Based in The UK working as Global Account Director for Syncreon across the world with a specific focus on the High-tech sector.

  • Leo Hassett
    Leo Hassett GM / CCO
    Exertis Supply Chain Services

    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Chaim Huijsman
    Chaim Huijsman Head of Corporate Sales
    Gebrüder Weiss

    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Yann Le Derf
    Nypro Healhcare
    Yann Le Derf Senior Director Supply Chain Management
    Nypro Healhcare
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    A Jabil Company, one of the largest product design, logistics, manufacturing services and supply chain services organization in the world. Over time, the accelerating pace of change has put an even higher premium on the need to increase flexibility, agility and scalability while reducing costs and managing growing supply chain complexity. Leading the Nypro Healthcare Medical Devices supply chain function on a global basis, one of Yann’s key focus area is to ensure Nypro Healthcare customers achieve a competitive advantage by collaboratively designing and implementing intelligent supply chains that bring flexibility, security and speed to market.

    Yann Le Derf has extensive supply chain and business experience within the manufacturing and financial services sectors, working for a range of blue chip organisations across the world.

    He holds a BA in Business Studies from Edinburgh Napier University as well as an MBA from Edinburgh University.

  • Thilo Koch
    DB Schenker AG
    Thilo Koch Corporate Contract Logistics / SCM
    Vice President Vertical Market Electronics
    DB Schenker

    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Murat Ada
    Murat Ada Turkey Managing Director
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    Murat Ada was born in January 15, 1970 in İstanbul. He completed his primary education in 19 Mayıs Primary School and he continued his education in Nisantasi Anadolu Erkek Hhigh School. As university, he completed his education in Law Faculty of Istanbul University.

    In 1991, he started his active business life in his own company where he marketed wholesale furnishing and continued this profession until 1994. Between 1994-1996, he took role in Import, Marketing/Sales and Finance Departments of Blgitas and in addition, he worked as vice chairman of the management board. Apart from his position in Bilgitas, he handled the external affairs and marketing activities of the Océ brand in his other company named Önsel. He lived in Belgium between 1996-1999. In this time of period, he was the Middle East Regional Manager in Nebelco International. He returned to Turkey in the end of 2000’s and was assigned as the General Manager of Bilgitas. Since then, he continues this role in KYOCERA Bilgitas.

  • Mehmet Şahintürk
    Mehmet Şahintürk General Industries Sector Manager
    Ekol Logistics
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    Mehmet Şahintürk was born at 1966 in Istanbul. After graduating from Faculty of Engineering at Yıldız Technical University as Mathematical Engineer in 1989, Şahintürk attended his Master’s Degree in System Analysis field at Istanbul Technical University. Şahintürk began his career as R&D engineer at Alarko Group in 1986, he has deep experience for 17 years in IT business as a software developer and hardware system integrator.

    Mehmet Şahintürk joined Ekol Logistics in 2003 becoming an expert especially in automotive, technology, chemical and industrial products business, Şahintürk still held his position as Head of General Industries Sector at Ekol Logistics.  In the same time he lectures on Warehouse and Inventory Management and Sectorial Project Logistics at Nisantasi University.  Mehmet Şahintürk has two children.

  • Mark Millar
    Mark Millar Author of Global Supply Chain Ecosystems and Visiting Lecturer
    Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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    Clients have engaged Mark Millar as Speaker, Moderator, MC or Conference Chairman at more than 400 corporate events, customer functions and industry conferences across 23 countries.

    Author of “Global Supply Chain Ecosystems” published by Kogan Page of London and sold in over 35 countries, Mark is a Visiting Lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is recognised in the 'China Supply Chain Top 20', as one of ‘Asia’s Top 50 Influencers in Supply Chain and Logistics’ and in the USA listing of 'Top Pros-to-Know in Supply Chain 2016'.

    Mark provides value for clients with informed and independent perspectives on their supply chain strategies, leveraging his 30 years of global business experience. His ‘Asia Supply Chain Insights’ series of corporate briefings, consultations and seminars deliver practical knowledge and educated insights that help companies navigate the complex landscapes in Asia, develop new business opportunities and make better informed business decisions.


  • John Carr
    John Carr VP Supply Chain Solutions

    Speaker bio coming soon.

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  • syncreon

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  • Ekol Logistics
  • Exertis
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Danielle Horsnell

Danielle Horsnell

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