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Europe’s supply chain leaders who spoke in 2018 included:


Mark Messow

Mark Messow

Group Vice President - Operations Transformation Project Office,
ABB

John Muncey

John Muncey

Group Vice President Transport,
ABB

Alexandra Morton

Alexandra Morton

VP Supply Chain Western Europe,
adidas

Luis Miguel DEL SAZ RODRIGUEZ

Luis Miguel DEL SAZ RODRIGUEZ

Head of Digital Transformation Ordering & Logistics PZ,
AIRBUS

Leonardo Campelo Marins

Leonardo Campelo Marins

Logistics Innovation Lead,
BAT

Lars Ottoson

Lars Ottoson

Head of Ericsson Supply Site Tallinn,
Ericsson

Mariël van der Linden

Mariël van der Linden

Portfolio Manager Logistic - IOT Transport & Logistics,
Ericsson

Benno Waterman

Benno Waterman

S&OP Manager HEINEKEN Asia Pacific,
Heineken International B.V.

Dirk Holbach

Dirk Holbach

Corporate Senior Vice President , Supply Chain,
Henkel Global Supply Chain

Volker Schmitz

Volker Schmitz

Vice President , Head of EMEA Supply Chain,
HP

Matthias Graefe

Matthias Graefe

Director Transformation,
IBM

Marielle Wester

Marielle Wester

Senior Executive Search Consultant,
Inspired Search

Lori Chao

Lori Chao

Director, International Corporate Affairs,
JD.com

Kerry Eby

Kerry Eby

VP Global Logistics & Distribution,
Johnson Controls

Willem Vesters

Willem Vesters

VP Global Supply Chain Planning,,
Liberty Global

Alex van den Heijkant

Alex van den Heijkant

Head of Supply Management, Global Supply Chain Management,
Metro

Yann Le Derf

Yann Le Derf

Sr. Director Supply Chain Management,
Nypro

Bjoern Neal Kirchner

Bjoern Neal Kirchner

VP Supply Chain Management,
PAUL HARTMANN AG

Kees Reurekas

Kees Reurekas

EMEA Transportation Manager,
Rockwell Automation

Michael Ahner

Michael Ahner

Head of Logistics Europe,
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Ludovic Ménédème

Ludovic Ménédème

Lead of Global Distribution, Customer Service and Commercial Relationships,
UCB Pharma

Kevin Onderbeke

Kevin Onderbeke

Sales Manager Supply Chain Solutions,
Ahlers

Tia Meyvis

Tia Meyvis

Senior Project Manager,
Ahlers

Doug McBee

Doug McBee

SVP Sales,
American Global Logistics

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Doug McBee joined AGL as senior vice president and head of sales in February 2017. Leveraging nearly 20 years of global logistics expertise and leadership in a number of roles and functions, Doug leads the company’s efforts to foster mutually beneficial relationships with customers worldwide. His focus on understanding each business’ needs, flawless implementation and onboarding, and ongoing proactive communication plays a key role in in AGL’s strategy and delivers proven benefits to its customer base. Prior to joining AGL Doug held sales leadership roles for leading NVO providers, including D.B. Schenker and Expeditors International.

Ken Taylor

Ken Taylor

Head of Innovation,
Arvato SCM Solutions

Dirk Tirez

Dirk Tirez

Member of Group Board Committee & Chief Legal Officer,
bpost

Willem Jan van Amersfoort

Willem Jan van Amersfoort

Managing Director Warehousing & Distribution,
Broekman Logistics

Michael Gierloff

Michael Gierloff

Director European Transport Sourcing & Supply Chain Collaboration,
CHEP

Matthew Jacques

Matthew Jacques

Product & Innovation Director,
Collect+ \ Yodel

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Matthew Jacques joined the PUDO Start-Up CollectPlus in 2010 from retailer Shop Direct Group where he was a Brand Director.

As part of the founding leadership team, Matthew led the on-boarding integration and management of an ever growing list of retail clients, helping Collect+ win numerous industry awards in the process. In 2013 he became Strategic Partnerships Director with responsibility for the technical sales, web, mobile and app products of CollectPlus designing solutions to make the process of delivery and returns as easy as possible for customers and retailers. Today, with over 400 clients and 7,000 PUDO locations in the UK Collect+ remains the market leader and recently handled it’s 100 millionth parcel since launch . In 2018 following Collect+ becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of the parcel carrier Yodel, Matthew also became responsible for product development within this major UK B2C parcel carrier.

Mathijs Slangen

Mathijs Slangen

SVP Commercial Europe,
COYOTE LOGISTICS

Neil Wheeldon

Neil Wheeldon

Head of Supply Chain Products Europe,
DAMCO

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+20 years of experience in leading complex supply-chain optimisation and transformation projects across retail, lifestyle, industrial and chemicals industries with a focus on supply-chain strategy development, change management and digital business model development.

Markus Reckling

Markus Reckling

Managing Director, Germany,
DHL Express

Meinderdjan Botman

Meinderdjan Botman

CCO,
DSV Solutions

Jürgen Bauer

Jürgen Bauer

Director & Regional Manager East,
Gebrüder Weiss

Philippe De Carné

Philippe De Carné

CCO & VP Innovation,
GEODIS

Einar Geir Jónsson

Einar Geir Jónsson

Head of Business Development,
Iceland Post

Christian Berlin

Christian Berlin

Director Road Liquid,
Imperial Logistics

Sebastiaan Scholte

Sebastiaan Scholte

CEO,
Jan de Rijk Logistics

Taher Khaliq

Taher Khaliq

CTO,
On the dot

Yongho Lee

Yongho Lee

Head of Global Freight Forwarding,
Pantos Logistics

Sebastian Steinhauser

Sebastian Steinhauser

CEO,
Parcelly

Erwin Verstraelen

Erwin Verstraelen

Chief Digital Innovation Officer & Member of the Executive Committee,
Port of Antwerp

Rein Simonis

Rein Simonis

Business Development Leader,
PostNL

Anthony Ranson

Anthony Ranson

Head of Sea & Air,
Raben Group

Ignacio Tirado

Ignacio Tirado

COO,
Redspher

Andreas Pilkat

Andreas Pilkat

General Manager Europe,
Rhenus Logistics

Frank Sportolari

Frank Sportolari

President, Germany,
UPS

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Frank Sportolari is the president of UPS Germany. In this role he is responsible for all operations, strategy and business development in UPS’s largest single market outside the United States with more than 20,000 employees.

Sportolari has spent his entire 32-year UPS career based in Europe. He began in 1986 in Munich, Germany, as a trainee in the Finance and Accounting department. He then held various positions of increasing responsibility within the Finance and Accounting function, including working as the controller in Munich, Cologne and Neuss for UPS in Germany, along with further controller assignments in Spain/Portugal, Italy, and UPS’s European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. From 2004 to 2006 he was vice president of strategy for UPS Europe, also based in Brussels.

He came to his current role from Italy, where he was UPS country manager from 2002 to 2004, and again from 2008, with responsibility for managing UPS’s operations and implementing the company’s business strategies in the Italian market. He accepted his current position at UPS Germany in September 2011.

Sportolari is a native of Chicago and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Illinois. Before joining UPS, he spent six years working for the U.S. Department of Defense in Germany. He currently serves as the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany.

Mark Wilkinson

Mark Wilkinson

SVP, Director of Sales, Supply Chain Europe,
XPO Logistics

Darina Onoprienko

Darina Onoprienko

CEO, evertrace / LogisticsTech Advisory,
+D

Rishi Mehra

Rishi Mehra

Director, Web Products,
ALK Technologies

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With over fifteen years of experience in managing global clients, Rishi’s specific industry knowledge encompasses product innovation and establishing strategic initiatives. Rishi possesses full business life cycle experience, from germination of ideas to building products, through selling solutions. He has successfully managed several multi-million dollar products and projects. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Engineering from Rutgers University and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering.

Bas Groothedde, PhD.

Bas Groothedde, PhD.

Founding Partner,
Argusi

Dr. Ulrich Franke

Dr. Ulrich Franke

Co-founder of the “Blockchain Company”,
Blockchain Company

Safil Andersen

Safil Andersen

Regional Sales Director,
Celonis

Raoul Ramautarsing

Raoul Ramautarsing

Partner (Global Trade Authority),
Deloitte

Hugh Williams

Hugh Williams

Vice President - Value Chain,
EFESO Consulting

James Hookham

James Hookham

Deputy Chief Executive,
Freight Transport Association

Adam Chazanow

Adam Chazanow

Managing Partner,
Graphene Partners

Johan Jemdahl

Johan Jemdahl

CEO,
Greencarrier Group

Edwin Tuyn

Edwin Tuyn

Managing Director,
Inspired Search

Oskar Verkamman

Oskar Verkamman

Managing Director,
Inspired Search

Philly Teixeira

Philly Teixeira

President EMEA,
INTTRA

Read more

Philly Teixeira is President for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Her main focus is the continued growth and expansion of business development while leading commercial operations and strategy across the region.

Prior to joining INTTRA in 2016, Philly served as Vice President at Maersk Line, CMA-CGM and FedEx, leading Key Client Programs, Sales, Marketing, e-Business, Customer Experience. Philly has completed executive leadership programs at Harvard Business School and the International Institute for Management Development. She is a graduate of McGill University.

Peter van Merode

Peter van Merode

Vice President Logistics Industry Strategy,
JDA Software

Michael Zayonc

Michael Zayonc

Founder and Global Director,
Plug & Play Supply Chain & Logistics

Jason Duboe

Jason Duboe

SVP, Business Development,
project44

Martijn Lofvers

Martijn Lofvers

CEO & Chief Trendwatcher,
Supply Chain Media

Tim Phillips

Tim Phillips

Consultant,
Ti

Michael Clover

Michael Clover

Head of Commercial Development,
Ti

Darina Onoprienko

Darina Onoprienko

CEO, evertrace / LogisticsTech Advisory,
+D

Mark Messow

Mark Messow

Group Vice President - Operations Transformation Project Office,
ABB

John Muncey

John Muncey

Group Vice President Transport,
ABB

Alexandra Morton

Alexandra Morton

VP Supply Chain Western Europe,
adidas

Tia Meyvis

Tia Meyvis

Senior Project Manager,
Ahlers

Kevin Onderbeke

Kevin Onderbeke

Sales Manager Supply Chain Solutions,
Ahlers

Luis Miguel DEL SAZ RODRIGUEZ

Luis Miguel DEL SAZ RODRIGUEZ

Head of Digital Transformation Ordering & Logistics PZ,
AIRBUS

Rishi Mehra

Rishi Mehra

Director, Web Products,
ALK Technologies

Read more

With over fifteen years of experience in managing global clients, Rishi’s specific industry knowledge encompasses product innovation and establishing strategic initiatives. Rishi possesses full business life cycle experience, from germination of ideas to building products, through selling solutions. He has successfully managed several multi-million dollar products and projects. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Engineering from Rutgers University and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering.

Doug McBee

Doug McBee

SVP Sales,
American Global Logistics

Read more

Doug McBee joined AGL as senior vice president and head of sales in February 2017. Leveraging nearly 20 years of global logistics expertise and leadership in a number of roles and functions, Doug leads the company’s efforts to foster mutually beneficial relationships with customers worldwide. His focus on understanding each business’ needs, flawless implementation and onboarding, and ongoing proactive communication plays a key role in in AGL’s strategy and delivers proven benefits to its customer base. Prior to joining AGL Doug held sales leadership roles for leading NVO providers, including D.B. Schenker and Expeditors International.

Bas Groothedde, PhD.

Bas Groothedde, PhD.

Founding Partner,
Argusi

Ken Taylor

Ken Taylor

Head of Innovation,
Arvato SCM Solutions

Leonardo Campelo Marins

Leonardo Campelo Marins

Logistics Innovation Lead,
BAT

Dr. Ulrich Franke

Dr. Ulrich Franke

Co-founder of the “Blockchain Company”,
Blockchain Company

Dirk Tirez

Dirk Tirez

Member of Group Board Committee & Chief Legal Officer,
bpost

Willem Jan van Amersfoort

Willem Jan van Amersfoort

Managing Director Warehousing & Distribution,
Broekman Logistics

Safil Andersen

Safil Andersen

Regional Sales Director,
Celonis

Michael Gierloff

Michael Gierloff

Director European Transport Sourcing & Supply Chain Collaboration,
CHEP

Matthew Jacques

Matthew Jacques

Product & Innovation Director,
Collect+ \ Yodel

Read more

Matthew Jacques joined the PUDO Start-Up CollectPlus in 2010 from retailer Shop Direct Group where he was a Brand Director.

As part of the founding leadership team, Matthew led the on-boarding integration and management of an ever growing list of retail clients, helping Collect+ win numerous industry awards in the process. In 2013 he became Strategic Partnerships Director with responsibility for the technical sales, web, mobile and app products of CollectPlus designing solutions to make the process of delivery and returns as easy as possible for customers and retailers. Today, with over 400 clients and 7,000 PUDO locations in the UK Collect+ remains the market leader and recently handled it’s 100 millionth parcel since launch . In 2018 following Collect+ becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of the parcel carrier Yodel, Matthew also became responsible for product development within this major UK B2C parcel carrier.

Mathijs Slangen

Mathijs Slangen

SVP Commercial Europe,
COYOTE LOGISTICS

Neil Wheeldon

Neil Wheeldon

Head of Supply Chain Products Europe,
DAMCO

Read more

+20 years of experience in leading complex supply-chain optimisation and transformation projects across retail, lifestyle, industrial and chemicals industries with a focus on supply-chain strategy development, change management and digital business model development.

Raoul Ramautarsing

Raoul Ramautarsing

Partner (Global Trade Authority),
Deloitte

Markus Reckling

Markus Reckling

Managing Director, Germany,
DHL Express

Meinderdjan Botman

Meinderdjan Botman

CCO,
DSV Solutions

Hugh Williams

Hugh Williams

Vice President - Value Chain,
EFESO Consulting

Mariël van der Linden

Mariël van der Linden

Portfolio Manager Logistic - IOT Transport & Logistics,
Ericsson

Lars Ottoson

Lars Ottoson

Head of Ericsson Supply Site Tallinn,
Ericsson

James Hookham

James Hookham

Deputy Chief Executive,
Freight Transport Association

Jürgen Bauer

Jürgen Bauer

Director & Regional Manager East,
Gebrüder Weiss

Philippe De Carné

Philippe De Carné

CCO & VP Innovation,
GEODIS

Adam Chazanow

Adam Chazanow

Managing Partner,
Graphene Partners

Johan Jemdahl

Johan Jemdahl

CEO,
Greencarrier Group

Benno Waterman

Benno Waterman

S&OP Manager HEINEKEN Asia Pacific,
Heineken International B.V.

Dirk Holbach

Dirk Holbach

Corporate Senior Vice President , Supply Chain,
Henkel Global Supply Chain

Volker Schmitz

Volker Schmitz

Vice President , Head of EMEA Supply Chain,
HP

Matthias Graefe

Matthias Graefe

Director Transformation,
IBM

Einar Geir Jónsson

Einar Geir Jónsson

Head of Business Development,
Iceland Post

Christian Berlin

Christian Berlin

Director Road Liquid,
Imperial Logistics

Edwin Tuyn

Edwin Tuyn

Managing Director,
Inspired Search

Oskar Verkamman

Oskar Verkamman

Managing Director,
Inspired Search

Marielle Wester

Marielle Wester

Senior Executive Search Consultant,
Inspired Search

Philly Teixeira

Philly Teixeira

President EMEA,
INTTRA

Read more

Philly Teixeira is President for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Her main focus is the continued growth and expansion of business development while leading commercial operations and strategy across the region.

Prior to joining INTTRA in 2016, Philly served as Vice President at Maersk Line, CMA-CGM and FedEx, leading Key Client Programs, Sales, Marketing, e-Business, Customer Experience. Philly has completed executive leadership programs at Harvard Business School and the International Institute for Management Development. She is a graduate of McGill University.

Sebastiaan Scholte

Sebastiaan Scholte

CEO,
Jan de Rijk Logistics

Lori Chao

Lori Chao

Director, International Corporate Affairs,
JD.com

Peter van Merode

Peter van Merode

Vice President Logistics Industry Strategy,
JDA Software

Kerry Eby

Kerry Eby

VP Global Logistics & Distribution,
Johnson Controls

Willem Vesters

Willem Vesters

VP Global Supply Chain Planning,,
Liberty Global

Alex van den Heijkant

Alex van den Heijkant

Head of Supply Management, Global Supply Chain Management,
Metro

Yann Le Derf

Yann Le Derf

Sr. Director Supply Chain Management,
Nypro

Taher Khaliq

Taher Khaliq

CTO,
On the dot

Yongho Lee

Yongho Lee

Head of Global Freight Forwarding,
Pantos Logistics

Sebastian Steinhauser

Sebastian Steinhauser

CEO,
Parcelly

Bjoern Neal Kirchner

Bjoern Neal Kirchner

VP Supply Chain Management,
PAUL HARTMANN AG

Michael Zayonc

Michael Zayonc

Founder and Global Director,
Plug & Play Supply Chain & Logistics

Erwin Verstraelen

Erwin Verstraelen

Chief Digital Innovation Officer & Member of the Executive Committee,
Port of Antwerp

Rein Simonis

Rein Simonis

Business Development Leader,
PostNL

Jason Duboe

Jason Duboe

SVP, Business Development,
project44

Anthony Ranson

Anthony Ranson

Head of Sea & Air,
Raben Group

Ignacio Tirado

Ignacio Tirado

COO,
Redspher

Andreas Pilkat

Andreas Pilkat

General Manager Europe,
Rhenus Logistics

Kees Reurekas

Kees Reurekas

EMEA Transportation Manager,
Rockwell Automation

Michael Ahner

Michael Ahner

Head of Logistics Europe,
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Martijn Lofvers

Martijn Lofvers

CEO & Chief Trendwatcher,
Supply Chain Media

Michael Clover

Michael Clover

Head of Commercial Development,
Ti

Tim Phillips

Tim Phillips

Consultant,
Ti

Ludovic Ménédème

Ludovic Ménédème

Lead of Global Distribution, Customer Service and Commercial Relationships,
UCB Pharma

Frank Sportolari

Frank Sportolari

President, Germany,
UPS

Read more

Frank Sportolari is the president of UPS Germany. In this role he is responsible for all operations, strategy and business development in UPS’s largest single market outside the United States with more than 20,000 employees.

Sportolari has spent his entire 32-year UPS career based in Europe. He began in 1986 in Munich, Germany, as a trainee in the Finance and Accounting department. He then held various positions of increasing responsibility within the Finance and Accounting function, including working as the controller in Munich, Cologne and Neuss for UPS in Germany, along with further controller assignments in Spain/Portugal, Italy, and UPS’s European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. From 2004 to 2006 he was vice president of strategy for UPS Europe, also based in Brussels.

He came to his current role from Italy, where he was UPS country manager from 2002 to 2004, and again from 2008, with responsibility for managing UPS’s operations and implementing the company’s business strategies in the Italian market. He accepted his current position at UPS Germany in September 2011.

Sportolari is a native of Chicago and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Illinois. Before joining UPS, he spent six years working for the U.S. Department of Defense in Germany. He currently serves as the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany.

Mark Wilkinson

Mark Wilkinson

SVP, Director of Sales, Supply Chain Europe,
XPO Logistics

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