Alessandro is the CIO (Chief Information Officer) for Merck Healthcare, the group’s pharmaceutical division that accounts for more than 40% of the total Merck revenues.
The role consists in leading the overall Information Technology operations and projects across R&D, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Marketing and Sales functions.
His mission encompasses the need for efficiently partnering with the business in order to deliver a reliable, state of the art, and highly adaptable Technology Solutions and Service providing Merck with a sustainable competitive advantage.
In 2017 and 2018, he has been interviewed by several newspapers (WSJ, Huffington Post, Pharma Executive, CIO Journal, Diginomica) for his work on “Self Driving Supply Chains”.
In 2016, he has been elected “The Inspirational Leader of the Year” within the Merck BioPharma division.
In 2015, he has been awarded the Nr 1 Pharma “Most Influential Supply Chain Executive in Europe” (among the top 5 across all industries) by the SCM magazine.
Previously, he has been responsible for the Merck Healthcare Supply Chain operations including E2E planning, physical distribution & warehousing.
Prior to Merck, Alessandro worked in Procter & Gamble (FMCG’s industry) for 20 years holding positions across Innovation, Manufacturing, Engineering and Supply Chain Management.
He has operated in countries such as China, Russia, South Africa and several Eastern European countries and has been based in Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and Spain.
Head of Strategic Supply Chain Partner Management
Amelie is heading the strategic Supply Chain Partner Management at Vifor Pharma which is in charge of designing and optimizing the supply chains of in-licensed products and of the new product introductions of the company.
She spent one year in California integrating the Supply Chain team of the acquired start-up company Relypsa into the Vifor Pharma Global Supply Chain team. The majority of in-licensed products are sourced from US companies so she is travelling overseas frequently to ensure a good cooperation and optimized supply chain flows.
Director Supply Chain Management
Andreas has started his career as legacy system developer in banking IT, quickly developing into process and information flow topics. At Kotányi he concepted the central business intelligence solution and created approx. 1000 reports and analysis. With the implementation of SCM in 2008 he changed department to create effective supply chain control tools and lead internal projects. In 2013 he became Director Supply Chain Management. He is now in lead of customer service, logistics, supply chain operations, S&OP and business intelligence. Main responsibilities are reduction of lost sales, increasing goods availability, capacity management and enabling high operational stock.
Director, Supply Chain & Production
Production and Supply Chain Director with 19 years’ experience working at Blue chip fashion firms and in the present in a small Luxury fashion house – primarily in supply chain management: sourcing, procurement, production, supplier compliance, pricing strategy, payment cash flow strategy, cost negotiation, freight and duty costing knowledge.
Deputy Vice President Supply Chain UK/Ire + Benelux
Married with 4 boys aged 18, 7, 5, and 3 Angelo has a busy and rewarding home life and he has added to this by becoming a school governor at his son’s primary school.
As the global merger of Dorma and Kaba in the access solutions and security industry into Dormakaba starts to come to a close, change management and structural development are still important parts of his role as Vice President of Supply chain in the region UK/Ire and Benelux. With role responsibility across HSQE, Logistics, Assembly and Fabrication, Supply chain coordination and administration, Manufacturing engineering, order processing, permutations, Fleet, Facilities management and Procurement, Angelo finds his biggest challenge remains effective and productive time management but face to face interaction with people and fostering collaboration to drive strategy into performance remain his priority.
Supply Chain Director - Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers
Global Chief Procurement Officer
I am leading Bunge Global Procurement since June 2018, I am based in Geneva (Switzerland). I joined Bunge in 2013 as BEMEA Procurement Director. Prior to Bunge I worked 2 years for ADM and almost 12 Years for ALCAN Rio Tinto in various positions. I relocated from France to Switzerland 13 years ago. I hold a Bachelors’s degree of International Marketing and initially studied Mechanical Engineering in France. I am married and father of 3 kids.
When I am not working, I enjoy hiking in my region (Valais) with my Family and friends, biking and Basketball.
Dr Urbain Bruyere
Vice President EHS Pharma Supply Chain
Dr Urbain Bruyere is GSK vice president, environment, health and safety, pharma supply chain. He has spent most of his career developing global safety and operational risk improvement programmes across oil & gas and mining firms. Urbain began his career with BP managing onshore and offshore oil and gas operations.
After the Texas City refinery explosion, he was responsible for rolling out global programmes to improve the safety culture and to build leadership and technical capability at production sites. Before joining GSK, Bruyere led safety change management at Anglo-American, a major mining company. In 2013, he earned a BP-sponsored doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania researching how teams achieve both safety and efficiency by adapting to real-world complexity. He is a chartered engineer and a fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Gottschalk
Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy and Engineering
Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Gottschalk studied Mechanical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen in Germany and INSA de Lyon in France. He did his PhD studies on Production Engineering and obtained an Executive MBA title of the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).
After working as leader of the business unit Production Management in industry consultancy and research at the RWTH Aachen he joined Beiersdorf AG in 2009. He took here the global responsibility for the production network development and Beiersdorf´s global production efficiency program and built and started-up the company’s biggest overseas facility in Mexico.
Today Sebastian is leading Beiersdorf’s Supply Chain Transformation and global Engineering overseeing the master planning and Capex program for the production network.
Head of Planning & Logistics Laundry & Home Care
Ferry Bakker is Corporate Director International Planning & Logistics Laundry and Home Care at Henkel. He is based in Amsterdam and responsible for the global Planning and Logistics operations within the Laundry and Home Care Division. He has been working for Henkel since October 2015.
Ferry holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Logistics Management (Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1996). During his career, he has worked for several companies including Gillette, P&G and KraftHeinz and lived in several countries outside the Netherlands (Belgium, USA, Switzerland). He spent most of my career in the area of International Supply Chain (especially within planning, logistics, customer service), but also spent several years in the area of Sales and Commercial Management as a broadening assignment.
He currently lives with his family in the Netherlands.
Global Head of Corporate Supply Chain Risk Management
Vice President Global Operations Services
Datwyler Sealing Solutions
Chief Operating Officer
Karsten studied Chemistry at TU Berlin and Yale University, USA. He has worked for over 25 years in the chemical industry, being based in Germany, USA and China. He is Chief Operating Officer for Beckers Group, a global industrial coatings company with production in 24 plants in 18 countries. He is responsible for production, EHS, procurement, supply chain management, IT, controlling, M&A, R&D coordination as well as communication. Past responsibilities include Sustainability and the American Coil Coating Business. He has previously worked for BASF, Degussa (now Evonik), Schering (now Atotech) and Exxon. Karsten is married and lives in Berlin.
Senior Director, Global Planning & Logistics
Luigi La Morgia
Vice President Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Head of Transport and Logistics Operations
Global Supply Chain Leader
Chief Operating Officer
Starting as finance consultant, advisor and then manager in early 2000’s, Maciej quickly turned his interests into supply chain – looking forward proved to be more interesting than reporting what already happened. Through a number of supply chain roles and geographies in Cedo, a £300m international FMCG business, he was offered a COO role in 2015 with full responsibility for manufacturing, supply chain and planning. All key operational decisions in Cedo revolve around S&OP process – and Maciej is keen to share his experience so that you benefit from success stories and avoid mistakes he has made over the years.
Vice President Global Supply Chain, Sourcing & Operation Programs
Martin Hagger Kirk is Vice President, Global Supply Chain at leading Hearing Aid manufacturer Widex, which is a part of the newly merged WS Audiology group. He has been in the company for six years and have played an active role in the change of the company’s strategic direction. Especially his focus has been on complexity reduction, improved cost structures, efficient supply chain set-up and centralization of vital parts of the business. Before joining, Widex Martin has worked in consultancy for 8 years engaging in larger procurement and supply chain transformations.
In 2006, he graduated from CBS with a MSc in Supply Chain Management. In 2013, Berlingske, a leading Danish newspaper, selected him as part of “Talent 100”. In 2017 and 2018, he ranked as the seventh best supply chain executive in Denmark elected by the Supply Chain Leaders Forum.
María José Aguado
Supply Chain Director EMEA
Group Director, IT and Logistics
20+ years experience in complex Supply Chains within a variety of different industries. Since 2015 Group IT & Logistics Director in Oberalp - a Sporting Goods company
Miguel Angel Carro Portela
Director of Logistics
Warehouse and Logistics Excellence Director
Olivier Jonard has 20+ years of experience in Supply Chain, acquired in various industrial companies, in FMCG (Nestlé Waters, Eckes Granini), but also in Luxury Goods, Retail (Pandora), Consulting (Deloitte) and Automotive (Renault). He has worked on 3 continents, most of the last 12 years in Germany.
He has a Passion for developing and leading teams and Individuals, transforming businesses through Supply Chain excellence concepts. He has demonstrated his talent for detecting and fixing weaknesses in a Supply Chain in order to deliver higher business value. He has proved his capabilities in running complex operations as well as ambitious Supply Chain projects. In the last 3 years he has helped Pandora grow, integrate and rationalize its distribution in Europe but also in APAC.
Senior Director of Logistics
With more than 25 years of production and distribution logistics experience Peter Dressler currently heads Infineon's Logistics within Supply Chain.
His international team manages the internal and external logistics network worldwide and drives the development of Infineon’s logistics strategies. Prior to his current position, Mr. Dressler had several supply chain positions within Infineon locally and abroad.
Before joining Infineon, Mr. Dressler collected broad industrial experience as partner in a consulting company specialized on production and distribution logistics. Mr. Dressler received his University degree in Business Administration at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Director of Operations
A supply chain professional with over 30 years of experience covering Planning, Procurement, Production Management, Engineering, Order Management and Partner Management, Phil began his career in the semiconductor fabrication business, before moving into medical equipment and finally the IT hardware sector.
He holds a degree in Applied Physics with Electronics and a post-grad in Management Studies.
Married with two grown up children, Phil is currently located in Grenoble, France.
Head of Corporate Transportation Department
Gryshchenko Platon has been involved in corporate tourism for about 15 years. Main professional interests: development and integration of control and analysis systems for procured services, OBT, satisfaction survey and formation of customer expectations, budget management.
Over the years, he has been involved in such related spheres as managing corporate air fleet, event management for large and VIP groups, supervising office construction and renovation projects. Worked with companies in medical, commercial and steel areas. He has two higher education.
He has 15 years executive managerial experience in automotive and electric scooters industry where he has been in charge to build and implement purchasing, logistics and manufacturing strategy within 2 startups.
Within GOVECS group he is responsible for oversight of the company’s manufacturing operations and supplier management functions, including implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies and global supply chain strategies.
Prior to electric 2 wheelers business he held managerial positions in logistics and world wide purchasing department in DELPHI Automotive.
Przemek holds Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering form the University of Technology in Poznan. He studied Industrial Management and Engineering at Technical University in Porto. He holds as well Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta.
Chief Transformation Officer & Deputy CEO
Vice President, Procurement & Sustainability, Europe
Richard White is Vice-President for Procurement & Sustainability at AB InBev Europe, the world’s largest brewer. Richard joined AB InBev in 2001 having previously worked in Sales & Account Management roles with PepsiCo & Bass Brewers in the UK. After leading the On-Premise Trade Marketing team in France, Richard moved into AB InBev’s Global Procurement function in 2006 & spent the next 10 years leading a variety of strategic sourcing initiatives in Marketing & Commercial spend categories such as Media & Advertising, before being appointed to his current role in October 2016.
Richard is a UK citizen, holds an honours degree in Business Studies & French from the University of Plymouth, U.K, and currently resides in Brussels.
Supply Chain Coordination Manager
Rob began working at Dormakaba after a mixed beginning to his working career, being made redundant twice before the age of 22. Starting work in the Order Processing department, Rob has continued to learn and develop with various Leadership Courses, Business Improvement Championing, a Foundation degree, and has recently graduating from studying a Master’s Degree in Logistics, Procurement, and Supply Chain Management. His role at Dormakaba has also developed where he is now Supply Chain Coordination Manager, his team is responsible for stock management across the business including over 140 Service Engineers, large specific supply projects, and managing suppliers from across the world across multiple sites. Rob lives local to Dormakaba in Tiverton with his Wife and has a passion for continuous improvement and engaging staff across the business.
Chief Quality Officer
Head of Supply Chain
Regional Head Supply Chain EAME - Flavours
Director of Commercial Supply Chain
Senior Director Supply Chain Management
Nypro Healthcare - A Jabil Company
Yann Le Derf is a Sr Director Supply Chain Management at Jabil Healthcare (Nypro). Yann has extensive supply chain and business experience within manufacturing in the Healthcare, Industrial and Telecom as well as Financial Services sectors, working for a range of blue chip organisations across the world.
Yann’s key focus area is to ensure Jabil Healthcare (Nypro) customers achieve a competitive advantage by collaboratively designing and implementing intelligent supply chains that bring cost competitiveness, flexibility, security and speed to market.
Yann holds a BA in Business Studies from Edinburgh Napier University as well as an MBA from Edinburgh University.