Ramatu finds happiness in making medicines available at the health clinics. In the last 19 years since qualifying as a pharmacist in Nigeria, she has been fulfilling her passion for supporting people to access medicines whenever they are needed. Since 2005, Ramatu had worked as a Senior Pharmacist, and then as the head of Pharmacy Department at the only Specialized Ear, Nose and Throat treatment Centre in West Africa- the National Ear Care Centre, Kaduna. As head of department, Ramatu was responsible for ensuring ENT medicines were available on the hospital shelves for care and treatment of patients at any time they visit the Centre. She also invests actively in the development of a new generation of passionate supply chain management practitioners by offering 4 hours per week lectures on Public Health Supply Chain management to undergraduates and postgraduates at Kaduna State University. Ramatu obtained a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria and an MSc. degree in Pharmacology from Usmanu Danfodio University in Sokoto. She is an accredited preceptor, supervisor and a fellow with the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacist in Public Health. She is a Member of Nigerian Health Research Ethics Committee. She has written and published scientific articles in several peer review research journals and is now conducting her PhD. research work in field of Logistic and Supply Chain Management at Liverpool John Moores University in United Kingdom, with focus on Integration of Public Health Supply Chains for better performance. Ramatu is a mother of two, when she is not working to put life-saving medicines on Hospitals shelves as the Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Health Supplies Management Agency, or researching and developing innovative local solutions for public health supply chains, you will find her at Al-Isfar Academy providing affordable high quality Nursery and Primary education to Children from the Sub-Urban Communities in Rigasa new extension, Kaduna.
Samer is a business consultant who is recognized to help companies implement Learning and capacity building tools in Supply Chain. Samer is also a board member at the United Nation Global Compact Network in Jordan. Over the years he helped companies achieve strategic benefits through reporting on their Supply Chain education sustainability. He has played a major role in Spreading Supply Chain education in the Middle East. In the past 20 years, Samer successfully completed major supply chain infrastructure projects for erecting factories, Airports and Transportation hubs in the EMEA region. Currently, Samer’s mission is to create a culture for supply chain improvement through educating and consulting with companies to implement sustainability and SC optimization using education framework and helping enterprises to realize value through process improvement. Now with a handful of in-house training sessions with international companies, Samer enjoys coaching and facilitating Supply Chain Education as well.
Rose currently works for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Health at USAID in Benin as a Project Management Assistant. She is also in charge of the commodities and supply chain portfolio within this office and provides support to the Family Planning, Malaria and Mother and Child Health programs which also includes commodities planning and security management. Prior to this role, she gained project management experience by being involved in supporting marginalized communities projects for the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) as an Administrative and Project Management assistant for 3 years and with the Benin mission for the Overseas Building Operation as Site Security Office Administrative Assistant for 2 years. Rose has accumulated over 18 year experience in Administration and Project management from various organizations. Rose graduated from the Benin National Administration School and specialized in Labor Administration and Project Management.
Bolu is a pharmacist with wide experience in Heath Supply Chain working at various levels on several donor-funded health projects in the public sector. She is also well-grounded in the private sector. She has served in various management positions, contributed to the development of many successful grant submissions and protocol development for various indigenous organisations and has also worked on large and complex projects funded by CDC and Global Fund. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and a postgraduate degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. She also holds a professional diploma in Procurement and Supply from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS),United Kingdom.
Matthew Barnes joined the Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator (PEPFAR) in July 2019 as Senior Advisor for Strategy where, among other initiatives, he coordinated the modernization strategy for the program’s $1B supply chain. Previously, he was co-founder and partner of boutique social impact advisory firm, working with companies and NGOs on deep-dive strategy development, program design, and monitoring and evaluation, with a focus on population health. Matthew studied African American Studies and Political Science at Purdue University, and holds a masters in sustainable development from the University of Cambridge, where his research focused on the role of corporations in promoting social development in conflict contexts.
Gary is a founding partner and CEO of Relog – a retail and logistics consulting firm specializing in developing competitive distribution strategies, Infrastructure and operations. Relog is a management buy-out of ILS Cape Town. Relog’s focus in addition to distribution and supply chain excellence is on sustainability, new technologies, AI, and the 4th industrial revolution. Prior to Relog, Gary was the managing director and founder of Industrial Logistic Systems (ILS), Gary’s expertise and passion lies in the retail supply chain and logistics sector. He has been influential to every major retailer in South Africa. He is considered an expert in distribution management systems, retail supply chains and logistics efficiency. A notable influence Gary has had on the local South African landscape is his key role in implementing Centralised Distribution models. Gary has presented papers on supply chain re-engineering, warehouse management systems, productivity, and operational best practice at conferences including SAPICS.
Herman M. Bonou is a young Supply Chain manager in the Young Logisticians Professional Program (YLPP) in Benin (West Africa). Through youth intervention, the project aims to mitigate stockouts and commodity expiration in health facilities and to strengthen HR at the district level. As a data enthusiast, Herman is also engaged in the Business Research Lab team where he contributes to activities intended to foster a culture of data and evidence-based management and governance in the Africa business environment for a better readiness in the digital age. Previously, he served as Deputy Director and Project Developer at the Association of Beninese Logisticians (AsLoB).
Anton is a senior team leader and engineer at Relog – a retail and logistics consulting firm specializing in designing and implementing fit for purpose and sustainable distribution infrastructure, logistic operations, and supply chain networks. Anton has been working in the retail and distribution space for more than 10 years. He has significant experience in the implementation of distribution infrastructure, coordinating logistic projects with sites in excess of 30 hectares. Further to site development planning, building design, construction, and large-scale projects, Anton’s consulting function extends to finer details in setting up supply chains including internal distribution operation design, technical procurement and fit out.
David is a passionate supply chain practitioner who has more than 20 years experience in supply chain management across the FMCG and more recently health supply chains. He is currently the Technical Supply Chain Lead on a large, multi-year USAID project to strengthen health supply chains in South Africa. David previously led the implementation of a centralised planning operation for SABMiller across Southern Africa. He also implemented S&OP for the South African operation. He is an active SAPICS Member, an Industrial Engineer and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town. He loves outdoor extreme sports and his family and faith are high priorities.
Gerrie de Jonge
Gerrie is the MD for South Africa & Africa of Axis Group. His responsibility is to lead, manage, integrate and align Business Performance in Axis Group International South Africa & Africa through the development and implementation of strategy and operating model that enables financial performance, a high-performance culture, client satisfaction, reduced risk and compliance to regulatory and legislative requirements. He is a logistician with 18 years’ experience, of which 16 years has been in the African environment with a specific focus on Southern, East and West Africa. He has travelled extensively over the past 10 years and is currently based in Johannesburg South Africa. Gerrie has been with the Imperial Group for the past 11 years and has served as an Executive Director and Chairman of the board for Imperial Managed Solutions Africa Regions, Imperial Managed Solutions Namibia, WP Transport, Imperial Health Sciences Kenya, Imperial Health Distributors Kenya, Zimbulk Tankers, Truckafrica Zambia, Imperial Managed Solutions Nigeria, Imperial Managed Solutions Ghana, Imperial LMI Ghana as well as Executive Director and Exco member of Imperial Logistics Africa Regions and Exco member of Axis Group International. He holds a BCom Honours degree in Strategic Business Management with specialisation in Logistics Management from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
Andrew Dos Santos
Andrew dos Santos is a Director of AppliSential which renders primarily supply chain management advisory services for the design and implementation of supply chain best practices and technology as well as being the developers of the first DDI compliant software solution in Africa. Having completed several supply chain qualifications, Andrew understands and advocates the tenet of ‘the right tool for the right job’. To ensure that he can identify the right tool, he has immersed himself in various fields including statistics, software development, Demand Driven Material Requirement Planning and the Supply Chain Operations Reference model, among others. Using this multifaceted approach, he has been successful in assisting organisations in identifying and implementing the tools that will allow them to drastically improve their supply chains’, and businesses’ competitiveness.
Deborah is a supply chain enthusiast, working through executive levels in complex stakeholder and systems environments, demonstrating strong strategy and well managed execution. She believes that supply chain plays a critical role in achieving business outcomes, and each supply chain has the potential to be phenomenal. Supply chain saves lives! Deborah explored this outcome while at the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, evangelizing the use of new technology to propel frontier markets into Industry 4.0. She demonstrated that secure supply chain collaboration platforms allow competitors to come together around a higher purpose: using control tower technology to impact over $1B in cross-industry annual pharmaceutical donations. Supply chain saves the planet! In her current role, Deborah works across the supply chain community to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. This outcome progresses past a linear take-make-dispose approach, supply chains around the world are supporting a make-reuse circular approach to dramatically lengthen the lifecycle of the things around us. By leveraging the Industrial Internet of Things, Deborah creates software solutions for the Industrial world to circulate products and materials. With experience in consumer goods, retail, digital, frontier markets, global development and software for the industrial world, Deborah looks forward to engaging the SAPICS community on the power of supply chain and better business outcomes.
Deborah Ellis has conducted supply chain consulting projects over the last 20 years in Australia, Asia, Europe and the US in diverse industries including fashion, consumer goods, retail, industrial, resources, banking, and agriculture. Apart from Gattorna Alignment she has consulted with LCP (Logistics Consulting Partners) in Hong Kong. Earlier in her career she held operational roles in logistics with Mars and Swire Group companies in Australia. Prior to moving to consulting she headed the logistics function for Master Foods in Australia. As a consultant, Deborah has led strategic and analytical engagements including network modelling projects, and a series of ground-breaking projects for the Australian banking industry, applying supply chain principles to the distribution of cash. She has collaborated with Dr John Gattorna on industry level supply chain strategy for the Hunter Valley Coal Chain, the Australian Meat and Livestock industry and the Western Australian Grains industry and on research for the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Industry. The projects conducted with companies have been diverse. In recent years Deborah has managed strategy projects using the Dynamic Alignment frameworks and advanced decision support for greatly dissimilar businesses including one of the world’s leading apparel brands –Ralph Lauren, a major multi-national FMCG company – Unilever, Australia’s largest red meat export business – Teys Australia, a leading global industrial company – Schneider Electric, and a range of other businesses from a Swiss-based global 3PL to rapidly growing medical technology businesses. Deborah shares John Gattorna’s belief that ‘supply chains’ are pervasive. A 3 star Michelin restaurant and the moon landing are both examples of highly effective supply chains. They have in common a clarity of purpose that drives day-to-day decisions, resource allocation and organizational energy in a constructive and meaningful way. Designing aligned strategies and supply chains that have a clear mission is the goal Deborah pursues in Gattorna Alignment projects.
Abe Eshkenazi currently serves as the chief executive officer for ASCM. Prior to joining ASCM, Eshkenazi was the managing director for the Operations Consulting Group of American Express Tax and Business Services. Eshkenazi has provided business, operational, and compliance consulting services to professional service organizations, associations, and tax-exempt and government organizations. His leadership role included project management, business process redesign, and individual and organizational alignment, including design and implementation of outsource strategies. Eshkenazi has been a frequent speaker on outsourcing, nonprofit mergers, and strategic alliances. In addition to his CPA, Eshkenazi holds a master of business administration in management from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management; a master of business administration in finance from DePaul University; and a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University. Eshkenazi is also an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), a Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE), and a Certified Association Executive (CAE).
Founder and CEO of accredited training provider, Metro Minds, Juliette Fourie believes in delivering fun and quality education with excellence as a promise. Holding a Honors Degree in Industrial Psychology and ending up with a few years’ experience in Supply Chain and Logistics, Metro Minds was born in 2006 and grown into a business with interesting twists and innovative education solutions. Her passion for people and development was rewarded in 2014 as the Leadership Boss of the Year in South Africa. The combination of passion for people, innovation and having fun, enabled Metro Minds to win multiple awards in the field of Supply Chain and Logistics. Juliette completed her MSc Degree Cum Laude focusing on the development of skills in supply chain by utilizing simulators. Juliette loves inspiring others and had many an opportunity to do this as keynote speaker at various events. Juliette loves celebrating and having fun!
Bonnie Fundafunda, PhD. is the regional lead, supporting East and Southern Africa countries for ARC. He has over 30 years’ experience in health policy, planning, strategy, operational systems and business development in Africa.
Dr. Gattorna is Executive Chairman of Gattorna Alignment, a Sydney based specialist supply chain advisory firm. He has held a number of professorships, with the most recent being Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney, the SP Jain School of Global Management, and Foundation Professor to CIPS Australia. Dr Gattorna has been a relentless contributor to shaping the thinking, understanding and practice of logistics and supply chain management, globally, for more than 40 years. In particular, his writing, teaching, mentoring, presentations and consulting have helped to increase the profile of the supply chain as a key strategic lever within the organization. A key focus has been on bringing the human element to the foreground of the supply chain. He has long advocated the ‘outside-in’ view – that supply chains need to be proactively designed from the perspective of customers and the market. Dr. Gattorna’s belief that the supply chain ‘is all about people’ is reflected in his innovative Dynamic Alignment™ framework, and the tailored supply chain approach that this implies. For the last two decades, Dr. Gattorna has been working with major blue-chip companies applying his framework and adopting a multi-disciplinary, whole-of-business approach to the design and management of enterprise supply chains. His work has influenced the strategic direction of many large organizations including Schneider Electric, Ralph Lauren, DHL, Dell, Unilever and entire industries, including the livestock and grains industries in Australia. He was also one of the first to recognize the power of sophisticated decision support tools in the supply chain, using network modelling from MIT to design large retail and industrial supply chains from the late 1980’s. Sharing knowledge and improving the education of the profession has been a strong motivation for Dr. Gattorna. He is generous with his knowledge and learning, always open for a conversation and debating of ideas and a prolific author with at least 11 books, more than 35 articles and many chapters to his name. His books have been translated into 10 languages and he has taught in Australia, the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Through his regular conference engagements and by hosting Global Supply Chain Summits, he has been instrumental in creating a global Community of Practice around supply chain leadership, where senior executives from across industries and academics can contribute and learn from each other. Today, Dr. Gattorna continues to inspire future supply chain leaders on the ‘fast clock-speed’ capabilities that organizations need to develop for the volatile and rapidly changing business environments they face. His contribution also extends to supporting diabetes charities for most of his career, in recent years as a business and supply chain advisor to the Life for a Child charity which supplies diabetes medication to children in developing countries. In 2018 Doctor Gattorna was awarded CSCMP’s Distinguished Service Award and invited into the CSCMP Hall of Fame.
Professor Thomas J. Goldsby is the James A. Haslam, II Chair of Logistics at the Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee-Knoxville (USA). He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Evansville, M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky, and Ph.D. in Marketing and Logistics from Michigan State University. He has held faculty appointments at Iowa State University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Kentucky. Dr. Goldsby has fulfilled visiting appointments at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy), WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany) and Copenhagen Business School (Denmark). He is recognized as a leading research and worldwide authority on matters of Logistics, Supply Chain Management, and Operational Excellence. In 2019, he was recognized as a “Rainmaker” by DC Velocity magazine and received the Lifetime Achievement Award by Supply Chain Leaders in Action (SCLA).
Prof Justin Goldston
Dr. Justin Goldston is a Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management at Penn State University. He is also an industry veteran where he has worked with organizations around the world such as Intel, Siemens, and Blue Buffalo on business performance improvement, organizational change, and enterprise-wide digital transformation initiatives. Dr. Goldston is the author of multiple peer-reviewed journal articles on supply chain management and innovative technologies, of Critical Success Factors in ERP Implementations, and is a five-time TEDx speaker where he discussed emerging technologies such as blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Goldston has also led and assisted in the development of Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics programs at Georgetown University, Texas A&M University, North Carolina Wesleyan College, and has evaluated programs for the Department of Higher Education while serving on the Management Advisory Board at various higher education institutions.
Colleagues and clients affectionately call her the “Supply Chain Queen.” She is recognized as a 2020 & 2019 Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pro to Know,” an IBM Futurist, and a leading advocate/strategist/influencer that brands consistently leverage to connect their customers with trends in supply chain, retail, manufacturing, sustainability & the SDGs, leading with purpose, and change leadership in digital transformations. She has a flair for digital marketing and some of her 2020 clients include SAP, SAP Ariba, Celonis, Salesforce, UPS, and IBM. Her focus is advisory and consulting, events, custom media, and thought leadership. Services can be found at supplychainqueen.com . Through the lens of purpose, process, technology, and people, she helps brands, executives, and STEM professionals explore new school supply chain, sustainability, innovation, the power of diversity, and leading transformation. She is a STEMinist, a queen who is un-queenie, and a Rebel who loves bringing out the best in people. She has made a career simplifying the complex, rethinking supply chain strategy and the human experience. Her vision is to change the world through shared purpose & sustainable supply chain, circularity, and building technology grounded in the principles of sustainable development.
Sarie Homan is the Head of the CIPS South Africa Professional Body. To drive professionalisation of the procurement profession, Sarie continuously engages with CIPS members and other stakeholders to enable this cause. Over the past 25 years, Sarie has worked in a variety of roles with multinational corporates and has extensive experience in the field of procurement and supply. She was the Regional Strategy and Procurement Manager of a Fortune 500 company for 9 years before joining CIPS in 2019 to further pursue her passion for the procurement profession and enable CIPS members to further their development and growth in this field. Sarie holds multiple academic qualifications including an executive M.B.A. from GIBS (University of Pretoria) and is working towards achieving Fellowship. Sarie enjoys various hobbies, historical literature, travel, and spending time in nature.
Doug is a Scotsman who has lived and worked in and from Johannesburg for 30+ years. He was originally an Industrial Engineer in Glasgow and moved through Production, Logistics and General Management in the UK and South Africa before joining the “IT” Industry. Doug is currently Manager: Professional Services – SYSPRO Africa. He leads the team that deliver, innovate and grow SYSPRO support, consulting and education services in the ecosystem. He is also a member of the Executive Team. A professional in Operations and the IT industry for 30+ years’, rather than a technical expert, Doug has helped match companies’ business needs with relevant business software solutions for many years. He is passionate about helping African organisations deliver value that put us all on the global.
John is a Seasoned Pan-African Procurement & Supply Chain Professional with over 27 years’ experience in major blue-chip multinationals across Africa, 18 of them as Strategic Procurement Director with Coca-Cola Africa, covering 39 countries in Sub-Sahara Africa. Proven success in operating in complex global/multi-geographical locations Recently elected Chairman of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM), the professional body for Procurement & Supply Chain Management established under the Supplies Practitioners Management Act No. 17 of 2007, mandated to regulate & address Member Welfare issues of the Supply Chain Professionals across the Country. Lead Supply Chain Management Consultant with Regional & International Organizations. Strong Board Experience as Member & Chairman of several public & private sector organization. Member, Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (MKISM), Chartered Institute of Supplies, Management (MCIPS), Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transportation (MCILT), MBA (USIU); BA-Economics (UoN). Certified & Accredited Executive Coach with Association of Executive Coaches (AoEC-UK) with focus on Executive Coaching for Procurement & Supply Chain Professionals. Passionate about entrenching integrity and credibility in the Supply Chain Management Profession by ensuring that we “earn our seat at the decision-making table” by developing and inspiring the next generation of professionals to positively impact the role that Supply Chain Profession plays in organizational competitiveness, efficiency and effectiveness.
Judith is a seasoned public health professional with 15 years of progressive experience in public health programming. She has held several roles over her career in health spanning from Maternal, Newborn Health (MNH), Public health supply chains, HIV/AIDS, with a special interest in capacity building at different levels of the health care system. Most recently, she technically supported two programmes as a Sustainability Advisor; promoting sustainable ownership of family planning commitments by strengthening the public sector at the County and National level in The Delivering Sustainable and Equitable Increases in Family Planning in Kenya (DESIP) programme in five counties, and strengthening the capacity of CSOs and government on use of MNH data for evidence based decisions and actions for increased accountability and resource allocation to improve MNH outcomes in the Mama Ye Evidence for Action programme in two Counties.
Making bridges between technologies, people, and process efficiency has been at the core of Lloyd’s work for the last 20 years. Already working on User Experience design in the early 2000’s he then focused on end-to-end procurement in the cloud. His crisp and approachable communication style makes it easy to grasp disruptive technologies and put them in perspective. He owns a Canadian Master’s degree in Analytical History and now leads innovations and future thinking for the solution advisors’ group of SAP Ariba.
Dan provides supply chain design expertise to The UPS Foundation and its humanitarian partners leveraging more than 35 years of UPS customer supply chain solutions experience. On behalf of The UPS Foundation, Dan engages with leading humanitarian agencies and ministries of health to enhance public health supply chains and build supply chain capacity for humanitarian efforts. Dan’s efforts include providing expertise on final mile delivery of life-sustaining cold-chain vaccines and medical products in Uganda, in collaboration with GAVI and The Global Fund. Engagements with CARE have included training at Regional Supply Chain workshops as well as global supply chain governance and strategy analysis. Dan is also engaged with the World Food Programme and the Logistics Emergency Team to strengthen Logistics Capacity Assessments to help enhance supply chain resilience. In addition, Dan has been involved with a number of US and International efforts working with humanitarian agencies on supply chain efficiency and optimization projects. Over his career at UPS, Dan has held various responsibilities in Airline Operations, Industrial Engineering, Enterprise Retail Sales, Healthcare Strategy, Supply Chain Transportation and most recently in Customer Solutions as Managing Director of Global Solutions, working with UPS’s largest customers to design, and implement sustainable global supply chain business models.
Douglas has spent 30+ years as a leading supply chain practitioner, advisor and educator and is currently the Managing Partner for CHAINovation based in Coronado, CA. As former Managing Director at PwC, Douglas was a leading force in developing innovative offerings for the firm in the Technology Sector co-leading PwC’s Global Supply Chain Planning Center of Excellence and led supply chain transformation projects for OEM, Distribution, and Contract Manufacturing clients and led the firm’s collaboration efforts in with ASCM/APICS alliance. Douglas is a Master SCOR Certified Instructor, SCOR-P Certified and led the project development efforts for the new SCOR-Enterprise company certification. He was also a member of the European Leadership Team of the Supply-Chain Council (SCC) where he served as Vice Chairman and was also the Director for SCC-Europe. Douglas has delivered over 100+ SCOR-based transformation projects in over 25 countries. Douglas has an BSc from Indiana University, is an MBA graduate and studied at Harvard University. Currently, he remains as adjunct faculty for the SKEMA Business School as a professor. Douglas is also the former Vice President for Avnet Velocity. He was also Director and Co-Founder of specialized, global Supply Chain consultancy eKNOWtion LLC and Director/Owner of InForum a research firm focused on the high-tech and electronics industry sector. Douglas was a Principal Consultant of management consultants Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath (PRTM) and formerly served as the Vice President for the Integrated Material Services division of Avnet Inc. Douglas is a frequent lecturer and author of many Supply Chain articles and speaks frequently to audiences worldwide sharing his passion and decades of experience!
Mucai Kunyiha is the Chairman of Kenya Association of Manufacturers. He is also the Group Chief Executive Officer of Kzanaka Ltd, a family owned investment group that includes Cooper K-Brands Ltd, Analabs Ltd, Mashiara Park and Qaribu Inn and employs over 250 people across East Africa.
Mucai is trained as a lawyer in the University of Wales (Cardiff) and obtained an MBA from Ashridge, UK. He has over 20 years’ experience in business at executive management level in the manufacturing and distribution of agricultural inputs and real estate industry.
Mucai serves on various company boards as a non-executive director and the government’s Vision 2030 Delivery Board. He has been on the board of Kenya Property Developers Association for several years and was the Chairman May 2016 – May 2019.
He has been on the board of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers since 2014 and has served in the Legal & Regulatory Committee, HR and Governance Committee, Finance Management and Projects Committee and the PET sub-sector. He is an advocate for raising the profile of sustainability and environmental issues in manufacturing and beyond.
Tonya Lamb is currently the Business Development Executive for SAPICS. Tonya’s current portfolio manages the development and maintenance of strategic relationships and partnerships in the Supply Chain profession that provide crucial partnerships to expand SAPICS’ scope in terms of creating a broader understanding about Supply Chain Management as well as developing and driving new initiatives to further develop the Supply Chain profession. Tonya’s passion lies in the building of capacity for the supply chain management profession through education, training and skills development. Tonya’s career in supply chain management started in 1996 and her commitment to the profession has continued to grow with a determination to not only raise the profile of the profession but make it an option as a career of choice for future generations. Her supply chain skills have been practiced and applied through being a full time working Mum to her 4 children, and most recently new grandchild, her greatest and proudest projects to date.
Inigo Canalejo Lasarte
Inigo joined CHEP/Brambles in 2004 as part of the Brambles Leadership Programme. Since then, he has been based in Germany, UK and Spain, holding different European positions. Most recently, Inigo has led all Brexit preparations for CHEP in Europe. In his current role, Inigo is responsible for all Brambles Sustainability initiatives in the region (Europe, Middle East, India, Turkey and Africa) while adapting and implementing the Global Sustainability Strategy in the region. Inigo is also responsible for managing the engagement with authorities and industry bodies at a European level. Prior to CHEP, Inigo held several positions in the Automotive Industry in both manufacturing and R&D. He has worked for GM, SEAT and Audi in Spain and Germany. Inigo studied Mechanical Engineering at Kettering University in the United States and holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.
Dr Obiora Madu
Dr. Obiora Madu, an Adjunct Professor of Malaysia University of Science & Technology, holds a Doctorate in Business Administration DBA from SMC University Switzerland. He was a recipient of the 2014 National Productivity Order of Merit Award NPOM from the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Madu has over 33 years of related working experience with international corporate exposure in international trade, customs and maritime as well as transport and logistics/supply chain management. His experience in training and capacity building cuts across all the industries as has been shown in activities too many to list.
Glenda Maitin, SCOR-P Marketplace Apostle & Campaigner of Empowerment who utilizes the principles of “Bridge Building” to influence the world for eternal returns. With over 18+ years’ experience in Advisory, Capability Development and Supply Chain Optimization and a proven track record of delivering business results through integrated Supply Chain solutions and high performing teams, she is specifically known for strong business acumen, high standards, an exceptional work ethic, and most importantly, for achieving business success through leading, coaching and developing diverse & talented teams.
Lauren is the Director of Private Sector Engagement for PEPFAR, U.S. Department of State, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (S/GAC) which leads implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Lauren leads the Private Sector Engagement Team to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies, interventions, and strategies for public private partnerships (PPPs) by working closely with country teams, implementation partners, private sector organizations, foundations, and multilateral institutions. Lauren comes to S/GAC from the private sector – Lauren managed the HIV/AIDS portfolio for Johnson & Johnson’s Corporate Contributions group. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Lauren served as the Health Program/Public-Private Partnership Advisor at USAID/South Africa, where she built several successful PPPs between the US Government, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations. Lauren also worked at USAID/Washington in the Bureau for Global Health, where she provided technical support to USAID missions in several African and Asian countries. Prior to USAID, Lauren was a corporate attorney at Nixon Peabody LLP in New York. She has a law degree from Georgetown University and a BA from Duke University.
Himanshu Mehrotra leads the Solutions Strategy at Blue Yonder responsible for next generation of supply chain solutions. In his role he looks after the End-to-End supply chain control tower solutions that aim to provide machine learning based predictive visibility & resolutions to customers across different industries. He has background in working with customers in FMCG, Metals, Consumer Electronics and Automotive industries consulting customers for topics including logistics and supply chain planning. He is passionate about breaking silos in supply chains and bring different stakeholders – internal & external together onto single platform to provide a federated view of supply chain convergence.
Certified Lean Supply Chain Leader, Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy Analyst, and Health System Strengthening Expert, Ricardo Missihoun is a Health Supply Chain Management and organizational development Professional and Practitioner with eighteen (18) years of experience with respectively the AP Moeller Maersk Group and US International Organizations in the fields of management and health systems strengthening, including supply chain management and commodity security, health information Systems, health financing, leadership, management and governance, quality of services and human resources for health. Special Advisor respectively to the President of the West African Federation of the Private Health Sector (FOASPS) and to the President of the Private Health Sector Platform (PSSP Benin). Ricardo is also the President respectively of the West African and African Logisticians Associations Federations (WALAF & ALAF) and in this context has initiated, developed and supported the Young Logisticians Professionals Program (YLPP) in Benin as a pilot program for the youth in the supply chain management for the region.
Mark has over 27 years experience working with companies in the manufacturing sector. He has worked on a number of B2B projects over the years looking at how divested operations can benefit from using outsourced B2B, managing supply chain disruptions and looking at how companies can benefit from integrating ERP and B2B systems. More recently Mark has been looking at how companies can improve their supply chain activities via Cloud based B2B integration services and how the ‘Internet of Things’ can be applied to a supply chain environment. Prior to joining OpenText, Mark worked for the National B2B Centre in the UK, a government- funded organisation which helped small-to-medium-sized companies adopt all aspects of B2B technology. Mark lives in Wokingham in the UK.
Clement Ngombo is the Associate Director of ASCM-Global Health Supply Chain in Senegal. Clement leads ASCM GHSC projects in Senegal and West African French speaking countries. He’s the Supply Chain Maturity Model subject matter expert and is dedicated to supporting countries supply chain activities ensuring they meet global standards. He has over 14 years of experience in Public Health Supply Chain. Prior to ASCM GHSC program, Clement worked for several international NGO’s as well as Ministry of Health from 2006 to 2019 in consultant, program manager and supply chain advisor roles. He holds a master’s degree in Pharmaceutical sciences from Université de Lubumbashi in DRC.
Vincent Nguimbi is a Senior Consultant with the Kaizen Institute. Fluent in English and French, Vincent has worked with various multinational companies both in operations and managerial positions (SAGA, SDV, Bolloré Africa Logistics, Nestlé). With multi-cultural and wide experience in Supply Chain, Sales and Continuous Improvement in the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mauritius, he has also completed assignments in South Africa, Zambia and Mozambique. Vincent is a graduate from the Nestlé East Africa Leadership Academy and holds an Advanced Masters Degree from Brazzaville University (validated by the South Africa Qualification Board). Currently, he is in charge of the NGO Circle and is the Enterprise Client Manager of a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for primary health care and family planning commodities in 15 African countries.
Peter Njonjo is Co-Founder and CEO of Twiga Foods, a company that aggregates informal retail demand and organizes an efficient supply chain for fresh and dry goods through a technology enabled B2B platform. Prior to taking up his current role, Peter spent 21 years with The Coca-Cola Company with his last role being President of the West and Central Africa Business Unit, made up of 33 countries, based in Lagos, Nigeria. He also led the acquisition of Chi Beverages Nigeria in a $550M transaction. A native of Kenya, Njonjo holds a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management, a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business Administration from United States International University in Kenya and an Executive Leadership Program from Harvard Business School. Njonjo is also a Certified Public Accountant.
João joined CHEP in 2015 as a Project Leader for Business Development. Since then, he has held positions in Key Account Management and Category Management for the Packaging, Drinks and Home and Personal Care categories. In his current role, João is responsible for developing in-store solutions in the UK, France, Scandinavia and Benelux, while driving innovation and shopper research methodologies to strengthen CHEP’s value proposition. Prior to CHEP, João held several positions in the FMCG and Utilities Industries in Business Development and Marketing Intelligence. He has worked for PepsiCo and Grundfos in Portugal, UK and France. João holds a Master’s in International Management from ISCTE, in Portugal, and is currently attending an MBA Intelligence and Retail Management 4.0 at ESPM, Brazil.
Dr Paul Okware is currently the Chief Operations Officer at the National Medical Stores in Uganda.
Temitope Ogunfayo studied Mechanical Engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria and recently obtained his MBA from Warwick University in UK. Upon graduating, Temitope joined Procter and Gamble in Nigeria and has worked with the firm for the last 17 years, in what he describes as an interesting career. He currently leads the supply chain for the Babycare business of P&G in India, Middle East and Africa, having risen through the ranks across different disciplines and departments including Manufacturing, Supply Planning, Demand Planning, Initiatives Planning, Warehousing, Sales and Operations Planning, End to End Integrated planning, amongst others. Temitope also has international work experience in Middle East and Africa, having led the end to end Supply Chain for the Laundry business of P&G in that region for 3 years. He is a certified member of the Association of Production and Inventory Control Society, APICS. Excellent people management skills have been the hallmark of his career – always empowering people to DARE and to challenge what is possible. He also brings to the table strong analytical skills and proficiency in use of qualitative and quantitative problem-solving tools. Training and imparting knowledge are great passions both in and out of the workplace. Temitope is married to his beautiful friend, Olubukola, and together, they are privileged to care for and nurture 3 angels under their roof.
Azuka oversees supply chain transformation projects in several African countries with a key focus on Nigeria. She is an expert in engaging governments and is currently serving as a thought partner and advisor to national ministries of health in Africa. She is also a leader in facilitating private sector collaborations with public sector. Currently, she has pioneered the setting up of a supply chain membership platform for the private sector in Nigeria that has strengthened private sector spending for public health. She has over 15 years’ experience working on several international and local development projects and has successfully supported the institutionalization of sustainable solutions in public health delivery in Nigeria. She received training from institutes namely Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University and University of Liverpool School of Public Health. She is currently taking a Financing course at the Edinburgh Business School, UK.
Yukabeth Otieno is a skilled professional with over 4 years’ experience working in donor funded Health Supply Chain programme. Over the years, Yukabeth has worked to support government actors in Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria to transform their supply chains and make them more self-reliant. Currently in her role with Pamela Steele Associates Ltd., she is a project officer in Business Development and supports the programme in Ethiopia. Her latest and most enthusiastic endeavour was championing the voices of women in health supply chain in Africa (https://www.pamsteele.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PSA-IWD-interactive-optimised.pdf). Her interests in supply chain are centered on outbound activities (warehousing, inventory management, distribution and fleet). Yuki, as she’s commonly known, holds an Msc. In Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Sheffield Hallam University.
Herbert Pechek has over 25 years of professional experience in a wide variety of supply chain practices and project management. Having a background in civil engineering helped him to focus on the essential elements of vast and complex operations. He has spent his career optimizing operations and supply chains in the most challenging environments of the world such as Somalia, Haiti, Timor Leste, or Kosovo, and has substantially contributed to the introduction of horizontally structured end-to-end supply chain processes in the United Nations peacekeeping operations. Herbert has been a customer of malfunctioning supply chain processes, which motivated him to switch sides and become a leading supply chain expert himself. He strongly focuses on client satisfaction and process automation and is a strong believer in continuous improvements and optimization.
Conor Powell is the Manager – Instore Solutions at CHEP SSA. After running his own business for several years Conor re-joined CHEP in 2015. He was tasked with streamlining customer onboarding processes and developing new solutions inline with manufacturing and retail trends. Working along side industry leaders, Conor is spearheading the introduction of CHEP shopper-ready replenishment and promotional solutions. He is further focussing on building and delivering best practice in the post Covid Instore solutions space, ensuring that these keep to the highest sustainability standards.
Carol Ptak is currently a partner with the Demand Driven Institute and was most recently at Pacific Lutheran University as Visiting Professor and Distinguished Executive in Residence. Previously, she was vice president and global industry executive for manufacturing and distribution industries at PeopleSoft where she developed the concept of demand driven manufacturing (DDM). She spent four years at IBM Corporation culminating in the position of global SMB segment executive. A leading authority in the use of ERP and Supply Chain tools to drive improved bottom line performance, her expertise is well grounded in four decades of practical experience as a successful practitioner, consultant and educator in manufacturing operations. Her pragmatic approach to complex issues and dynamic presentation style has her in high demand worldwide on the subject of how to leverage these tools and achieve sustainable success. She holds an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology and completed the EMPO program at Stanford University. She is a frequent educator at the university level and presents at many key technical conferences around the world including South Africa, France, Israel, Australia, Ireland, the Netherlands and fourteen APICS International conferences. She is the author of numerous articles and the books Orlicky’s Material Requirements Planning 3/E with Chad Smith, MRP and Beyond, ERP, Tools, Techniques and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain, Theory H.O.W. with Harold Cavallaro, Necessary but not Sufficient with Dr. Eli Goldratt and Eli Schragenheim. Together with Dean Gilliam she updated Quantum Leap, originally written by John Constanza. She has lent her name to the internationally coveted Ptak Prize for Supply Chain Excellence that is awarded annually by ISCEA (International Supply Chain Education Alliance.) She is certified through APICS at the fellow level (CPIM-F) and was certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) with the first group internationally. She was the President and CEO of APICS, The Educational Society for Resource Management for the year 2000. Prior to her election as APICS President, she served on the Society in a variety of positions.
Fabio is the Director of Supply Chain, Artworks and Labelling in Global Operations, Roche Sequencing. In his global role, Fabio is responsible for leading and developing the Supply Chain Operations for Sequencing to create a foundation of planned and predictable operational performance. He is working on developing, recommending, and implementing the Sequencing Supply Chain strategy, business objectives, and policies for demand versus supply planning, inventory management, Artworks, Labelling and Logistics Services in alignment with RSS. Fabio joined Roche in 2004 and held various supply chain roles including an assignment at their manufacturing site in Segrate; between 2011 and 2015 Fabio has held the role of Head of Global Supply Planning Small Molecules. In this role, he focused on streamlining and stabilizing the planning process while at the same time providing his support in evolving the Supply Chain organization further. In 2015, Fabio completed an Executive MBA in Supply Chain with focus on emerging markets from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich. Since 2015 he joined the GRCMP program leading the Benchmark and Artworks work streams focusing on transforming the way Artworks is managed today in Pharma and leverage the learnings from Pharma and other industries into the regulatory and supply chain solutions being developed by the program. Fabio is a highly respected leader known for his technical expertise as well as ability to influence internally and externally.
Cobus is the founder and first leader of Volition Consulting Services, which became the cornerstone of Resolve Solution Partners the Lead Logistics Partner capability of Imperial with annual revenue exceeding R1,5 billion and profits exceeding R100 million. Resolve is actively expanding into other African countries, Europe and other emerging markets. Within Imperial, Cobus has been instrumental in the conceptualization of the business strategy initiated for the combined African and International businesses in 2017, separated listing (with the unbundling of MOTUS in 2018) and the strategic focus on the “Gateway to Africa” leveraging its market access business model to complement its leading freight management and contract logistics capabilities (in 2019). Currently, Cobus is the Group Chief Digital Officer of Imperial responsible for clarifying how best to extract value from innovation, digitalization and technology convergence. He has focused on establishing the innovation venture fund and accelerating the adoption of innovation within the business. Imperial recognizes that digital technologies need to be leveraged to improve internal efficiencies and that digital applications should be introduced where appropriate. In this role, Cobus is a member of the Executive Committee of the JSE listed Imperial Logistics Limited that has revenue exceeding R50 billion and EBITDA of R5,3 million and 28 000 people across Africa and Europe (33 countries). Through his entire career, Cobus has been a proud ambassador for SAPICS.
Jean-Pierre Sallet is a pharmaceutical and supply chain Advisor with over 39 years of experience in pharmaceutical systems in Africa, Russia, South East Asia, Latin America and the West Indies. He has managed several USAID large pharmaceutical and supply chain systems strengthening operations while working closely with the various ministries of health and collaborating with a multitude of international, regional and national stakeholders. Mr. Sallet has successfully designed and implemented numerous complex pharmaceutical management information systems at national level, central and regional medical stores, hospitals and other dispensing points. Prior to his current position, he served as the Technical Director for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Technical Assistance (GHSC-TA) Francophone Task Order (TO); as Sourcing Management Lead for the GHSC-PSM project; and as Senior Technical Advisor and as Chief of Party for the SIAPS/South Africa program at Management Sciences for Health (MSH); As the current Benin Country Director for the USAID GHSC-TA Francophone TO, Mr. Sallet provides oversight and technical guidance to all program supply chain system strengthening activities in Benin. Mr. Sallet holds a M.A. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Bordeaux II and an Information System Honors Degree from Rhodes University in South Africa.
Juan Felipe Sanchez Franco
Felipe was Chemonics Chief of Party for USAID’s Quality Reading Materials Activity (QRMA)/Avanzando con Libros – Honduras (with a focus on strengthening the Honduran Teaching and Learning Materials Supply Chain). He has a MSc. Regional and Urban Planning and a BA Social Sciences (International Relations, Sociology). He has over 35 years of experience as a senior executive leading large humanitarian assistance and development programs in complex situations in the Americas, Middle East, West Africa and South East Asia, including over 25 years’ experience in the Education and Youth Development Sectors. Felipe was a co-writer of the World Bank’s Children and Youth Framework for Action – which provided guidance to staff on mainstreaming children and youth priorities into the Bank’s analytical work and lending services.
MJ Schoemaker CSCP CPF has extensive End 2 End Supply Chain and Business excellence knowledge through 30 years of international corporate exposure (Ricoh, Lego, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Johnson and Johnson). She has held international Global Executive positions across the pillars of PLAN, SOURCE, MAKE, DELIVER, RETURN. She has stepped out of the corporate world and created her own business called ProSCE2E Pty Ltd where she is focussing on supporting businesses and their people to achieve excellence through maturity assessments, consulting and coaching. Her passion is to drive business excellence through creating synergies between departments and people that contribute to business growth. She has been a speaker and panelist at international and local conferences on End 2 End Supply Chain, career guidance and Business Excellence.
Kabir Shagaya is currently the CEO of Zippy Logistics, a full-service logistics company specializing in providing Retail Supply Chain solutions for Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), multinationals and SMEs in Nigeria. Zippy Logistics has successfully aggregated supplies to the nation’s largest retailers including Shoprite, Game and many others. His company is focused on exemplifying consolidation, innovation and efficiency. Kabir was appointed in 2018 by the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) to pioneer the participation of Nigerian businesses in export and international distribution through his company. He obtained a Masters in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, was a Special Adviser to the Lagos State Government on Climate Issues and Carbon Emission, and also served as the Director of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group under the Clinton Foundation where he helped create policies and manage negotiations between the public and private sectors and international organizations.
Piyush Sood is a Consultant with the Kaizen Institute. He has extensively worked in East Africa, South East Asia & India for Lean and Operational Excellence Projects cutting across many sectors including health supply chains, hospitals, FMCG, garment factories, and flower farms. He is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and holds a Masters Degree in Total Quality Management. Currently he is the Cluster Lead for East Africa on a supply chain improvement project for primary health care and family planning commodities in 15 African countries under a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Aldi Steenkamp is an Industrial Engineer at Industrial Logistic Systems, a specialist supply chain and logistics consultancy. She has been involved in the design and development of numerous warehouses and distribution centres over the past 4 years.
Alexis is an international development professional with over nine years of experience in project management and strategic communications for global health programs, focusing on women’s health and supply chain management. Alexis has lived and worked extensively in francophone West Africa. Most recently, Alexis was based in Dakar, Senegal, where she worked at Dimagi managing mobile health projects for clients across the region. Of note, she provided capacity building support to the National Pharmacy Association in Senegal as they revamped their supply chain management mobile technology. Prior to Dimagi, Alexis worked with several public health non-governmental organizations, including Population Services International (PSI), and John Snow, Inc. (JSI). It was at JSI where Alexis first realized her passion for health supply chain programs. She joined the People that Deliver as the Project Officer in April 2018. Alexis earned a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in International Development from American University in Washington, DC, and a Bachelor’s degree in Romance Languages from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Grant has worked in the supply chain field for 15 years and in this time has built credibility in the areas of S&OP, demand planning and supply chain improvement. Grant has added real value to the organizations he has worked with, contributing to a diverse range of supply chain improvement projects. In addition, he has experience in running his own supply chain consulting company, as well as working on projects with industry-leading consulting organization, CHAINovation LLC, mainly focused on working on SCOR-based transformation learning programmes and industry thought leadership projects. He has high degree of international work experience and exposure to challenging and volatile business environments, high growth and declining markets as well as experience in working with people from different cultural backgrounds. Grant has backed up his practical skills with an educational background to match, as he graduated top of his class for his Supply Chain Management masters degree from the Univ. of Johannesburg, and is SCOR-P certified.
Henrico Swanepoel is a value driven individual, with strong family bonds and religious beliefs who values his personal integrity at the highest standards and has insight into his strengths and weaknesses. He is an Industrial Engineer with a passion for information technology and business development. He believes his ability to understand complex technical systems and processes helps him to approach every problem with comprehension and patience. He is enthusiastic about the opportunities Africa holds. Henrico is currently the Business Area Manager in South Africa for Gordian.
Lerato is the Managing Consultant for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at BBOpEx Solutions, a SAPICS Authorised Education Partner and business improvement consulting firm in South Africa. Lerato is also a qualified APICS CPIM, a passionate and experienced supply chain practitioner! She will share with aspiring and new supply chain professionals’ stories and tips on her journey to where she is today and why she believes supply chain management is THE profession to work in!
Bronwyn Timm is the strategy and partnerships lead at ARC. She learnt and implemented design thinking, agile organisations and disruptive growth methodologies and best practices in her work at McKinsey and AB InBev. She now applies those skills to improve the availability of medicines in Africa.
Ken Titmuss, B.Sc. (Prod. Eng), CFPIM, CSCP, SCOR-P, CPF, PLS, CS&OP, CDDP, CSCA, CDDL, DDPP, DDLP, DDFP. Ken runs his own business, Kent Outsourcing Services, consulting with well over 200 companies and providing their employees with education courses in Operations and Supply Chain Management. Ken has been involved with SAPICS for over 30 years from running the Cape Town Chapter, to being on the Board of Directors and holding the position of President twice. Ken is an instructor for the APICS CPIM, CSCP, CLTD and Instructor Development Programs. He is also an instructor for the DDI DDP and DDL courses as well as a certified trainer for The Fresh Connection business simulation software from Inchainge. Over the last 30 years, Ken has presented many papers and workshops at South African and overseas Supply Chain conferences.
Hekkie van der Westhuizen
Hekkie van der Westhuizen has been working across the supply chain in Services, Manufacturing and Retail during his career, with his last two general management assignments in the latter two mentioned industries. He is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (ASCM). He also holds two Finance degrees from UP, graduated with an MBA from Wits Business School in 2005 and recently submitted his PhD thesis in Leadership Development for examination at UJ. Throughout his career he has been involved in various leadership development programmes and projects, ranging from lecturing, speaking at conferences, guest lecturing to MBA classes, developing corporate business school curricula, as well as acting as accredited facilitator and assessor. He is now heading up SALDaTI, the Southern African Leadership Development and Training Institute, partnering with organisations to help grow their leaders to have a positive impact on their personal lives and organisational results. He is a passionate family man, enjoys spending time in the African bush, is an open water swimmer and a keen motorcyclist.
Peter van Merode
Peter is responsible for Industry Strategy, focusing on Supply Chain Execution solutions (WMS and TMS) for the logistics market place. Peter has been in the Supply Chain Execution software industry since 1987, most recently with RedPrairie and JDA Software, now Blue Yonder, with a strong knowledge of functionality, technology, innovation and implementation & roll-out strategies. Currently, Peter is responsible for defining and developing Blue Yonder’s Go-To-Market strategy for Supply Chain Execution products, working closely with BY teams and BY’s customer base to further grow our solution footprint in the logistics marketplace.
Founder & Global CEO, Logistics Executive Group. Kim delivers 40 years of executive leadership experience spanning a broad variety of activities. Operating from the company’s global offices, he is a regular contributor of thought leadership to industry and media, is a professional Master of Ceremonies and is frequently invited to chair international events. He is a Board member over a dozen companies throughout APAC, India and the Middle East, a New Zealand citizen, he holds formal resident status in Australia and the UAE and is the Australia & New Zealand representative for the UAE Government owned Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), the Middle East’s largest Economic Free Zone. A triathlete and ex-professional rugby player Kim is a qualified (IECL Sydney) executive coach, and the Founder / Chairman of successful not for profit humanitarian organisation Oasis Africa (www.oasisafrica.org.au) which has provided freedom from poverty through education to over 8000 mainly orphaned children in East Africa’s slums. Kim holds an MBA and BA from Massey & Victoria Universities (NZ).
Rachel is the MD, Asia of Axis Group. She is responsible for global business development, all client solutions and overall P&L. She has an international team across Asia, Middle East and Africa that supports her in driving the business forward. Her expertise is in global procurement/supply chain, transaction management, international business, complex negotiations, and strategic development. She has advised numerous international clients with their cross-border activities over the past 15 years. Rachel is from Beijing and has lived and worked in Australia, Singapore, the rest of Asia and Africa.
Dr Daniel Zapata
Dr. Daniel Zapata works as a Global Program Manager at Kühne Foundation (Switzerland), and as an adjunct lecturer at Leuphana University and The German Foreign Trade and Transport Academy (Germany). He is actively engaged and vocationally oriented towards sustainability, entrepreneurship and innovation, supply chain management, and empowerment and gender equality in developing countries. Daniel holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Developing Countries from Leuphana University (Germany), and a PhD in HR Psychology from the University of Valencia (Spain). He has been working on international development initiatives in more than a dozen of countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia (currently focusing on East Africa, and South East Asia). Recently, his work as a consultant at the World Bank, earned him the Vice President Unit Team Award for “Innovating to Promote Female Entrepreneurship in Mexico”. When “out of duty”, Daniel enjoys climbing, running, travelling, and engagement in social entrepreneurship activities.
Buyani Zwane, is a South African who has risen from the rural areas on Northern Kwazulu Natal to be an authority on Human Capital and Strategy. He is an inspirational speaker, network builder, educator and leadership development facilitator. With 25 years Business and Leadership Development experience. He is accredited with ADKAR Change Management Facilitator and served as executive chairperson at Franklin Covey Southern Africa for 5 years. CEO at Breakthrough Development (Pty) Limited, a Leadership Development and Business Consultancy company founded in 2000. Buyani is a part-time lecturer at the GIBS specialising in Leadership, Management, Change and Organisation Development, and Strategy Implementation. He earned his MBA at GIBS with a focus on employee engagement and business strategy. A member of the University of Cape Town’s Council where he chairs the Honorary Degrees Committee. He further serves as independent non-executive director, and chairperson of the board of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority. He was the 2016 SA Man of the Year – Leadership category Award winner.
Dominique is an international development professional with 20 years of experience in designing, developing, managing and evaluating projects with a focus on the HIV/AIDS supply chain, livelihood and food security, and nutrition. Since 2016 Dominique has been responsible for the management and overall performance of PtD, a broad coalition of governments and international, regional and national organizations working together to raise the profile of supply chain management as a key strategic function of health systems, and promote and support sustainable workforce excellence in health supply chain management. She has over ten years of experience in health supply chain management, having worked for John Snow International (JSI) at the Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM), which procures and delivers essential lifesaving medicines and related commodities to HIV/AIDS programs around the world. Dominique also has experience working with a variety of multilateral agencies and NGOs, including the International Food Policy Research Institute, Innovative Resources Management, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). She has both an MBA in International Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Nutrition. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Dutch. As a native of The Netherlands and having lived in Latin America (Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela) and Washington, DC, she is now based at UNICEF Supply Division in Copenhagen, Denmark.