Pharma Supply Chain Leaders Board
Regis is directly responsible for GSK's global manufacturing and supply. His role he oversees 17 factories and 10,000 employees globally, plus GMS global planning, and two franchise supply chains covering specialty and respiratory. Regis is also a member of the Supply Chain Executive team. In his role, he uses his extensive experience of manufacturing and leadership to distill complexity and convey clear strategic direction, high levels of commercialization, whilst focusing on customers/patients.
Dieter heads up the product supply chain management and network planning at Roche. He leads his team of 90 in pioneering initatives including a successful finished goods operating model (regional hub model) and inventory management (visibility, projection and optimization capabilities). He also oversees and manages product configuration and performance, supply planning and artworks for all commercial Pharma portfolios and sites.
Stephan Gotthardt is the Senior Vice President Supply Chain Europe at Teva Pharmaceuticals. He has a strong international portfolio of (end-to-end) supply chain, operations and general management experience, with proven performance in global, strategic and cross-functional projects. Stephan has demonstrated success in several change management initiatives on local and global scale, fundamental re-design of product launch and life cycle processes, restructuring of supply chains, establishment of a customer-centric mindset.
At Pfizer, Danny is accountable for all aspects of end-to-end intercompany logistics delivery and order management operations, following the principles and parameters of Pfizer’s highly orchestrated supply network. Danny has more than 20 years of operational and leadership experience and whilst defining intercompany operations strategy, his unique approach to driving change in network and distribution design is not just about managing cost and efficiency, it is also about meeting customer needs throughout portfolio evolution.
Sheena leads the global supply chain and strategy for AstraZeneca. Her experience and expertise allows her to create highly successful strategies of supply chain, manufacturing and development.
Sheena is a trained hospital pharmacist and has had extensive experience in running a global group in Clinical Supply, as well as a factory in Wuxi, China for AstraZeneca, establishing her as a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry.
Simon is directly accountable for all demand planning and in-market supply chain and SOP activities, market logistics and distribution. Simon leads his team in evolving supply chain policies and supply chain synergies across Europe, Middle East and Africa – with the ultimate goal to ensure excellent customer service, and deliver maximum value.
Philippe is directly responsible for all supply chain and distribution activities for Norgine, plus all outsourced manufacturing activities. Using his extensive experience across several sectors, in supply chain, manufacturing, purchasing and R&D, he leads his team in implementing highly successful supply chain strategies.
Frank heads up the supply chain globally at Santen, a specialized pharmaceutical company focusing on ophthalmics, headquartered in Osaka, Japan. He is based in Geneva, while reporting directly into the Osaka senior leadership. His mission is transforming Santen’s world wide Supply Chain, enabling Santen to globalize its business from its dominant position in the Japanese market, to rapid growth in Europe, Asia and Americas.
His overall approach is to link the regional SCM teams into a truly global organization, and implement efficient global processes and systems, while launching new products at global level and expanding to new markets. Frank oversees a team of over 70 Supply Chain professionals, who are based in Japan, Europe and Singapore. With Santen’s rapid geographical expansion, and its portfolio consisting of mostly high volume Rx, and also of OTC products, it is Franks priority to ensure that the Supply Chain organization delivers significant value to the company, and is recognized as a key business partner to the commercial and financial organisations.
Clemens leads the supply chain strategy where he focuses on Supply Chain Planning, S&OP, Procurement, Logistics and Distribution. His extensive experience across industries including consumer goods and chemicals, as well as on large scale transformation programs ranging from organisational transformation to site closure, best places him to share his experience on pharma product distribution.
Pablo heads up strategy and digital for the Biopharma Global Manufacturing and Supply organization for Merck. He is a member of the leadership team and has held several positions of increasing responsibility in Quality, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain and Site Management. Pablo is passionate about digital innovation, best placing him to discuss the latest developments in digital pharma.
Denis is directly responsible for designing and developing the regional category strategy including building and managing a team of Cluster Category Managers in leading local sourcing projects. He also oversees sourcing projects including warehouse consolidation, transport flow optimization, as well as category-specific supplier segmentation, performance and innovation. In addition he plans and leads regional indirect procurement initiatives for the category.
Yoram works with his team to implement highly successful strategic initiatives in global transportation, warehousing and distribution systems and processes. Recently, Yoram has driven an initiative to meet GDP guidelines through temperature management, best placing him to discuss how to effectively manage temperature control for air transportation at transit points.
Jerome leads distribution procurement for J&J where he is directly responsible for the costing and implementation of logistics solutions as part of the wider supply chain strategy. In his role, Jerome oversees global warehousing and distribution agreements with Logistics Service Providers (LSP) across all J&J business segments, with a strong focus on design and development.
Ulrich leads global operational excellence for Merck’s global manufacturing supply where he develops highly effective strategic initiatives in supply chain strategy and supporting Lean and Six Sigma. Through his previous experience at Boehringer Ingelheim and Porsche Consulting, he has implemented successful operations development strategies.
Robert-Jan (RJ) heads up global logistics at Amgen, where his responsibilities include global processes and programs in warehousing, distribution, transportation, and cold chain across Amgen’s network of manufacturing and distribution sites, as well as a number of contracted parties. He is also the Deliver Global Network Leader, connecting all logistics leads globally across the company to drive compliance, quality, performance, consistency, and foster learning.
Luiz is responsible for Latin America External Manufacturing Operations, Consumer Care, at Bayer. Using his knowledge and experience gained at the dangerous goods’ transports’ committee at ABIQUIM – Brazilian Chemical Industries Association. Ford Motors Co., Rhône-Poulenc , British American Tobacco, Pfizer Laboratories, Takeda Pharmaceutical and Merck, Sharp & Dohme he continually focuses on adding value through his operational strategy.
Val is responsible for Logistics Europe & PTC/PP at Teva Pharmaceuticals, and was previously responsible for international logistics at Actavis. In his role he oversees global procurement, demand planning, & logistics., S&OP implementation on global level and the planning of numerous new product releases & rollovers. Val leads and drives many global and cross functional transformations with a focus on cost reduction initiatives (elimination of waste) and LEAN continuous process improvements.
Niels leads the distribution category in Novo Nordisk where he is responsible for developing and establishing collaboration with regions and sales affiliates pursuing contract and quality standards, whilst optimizing the downstream supply chain activities. In his role, he focuses on successfully driving change management within procurement, sourcing and supply chain activities.
Brandon is currently responsible for the end-to-end Supply Chain for Actavis UK and Ireland who supply 1 in 7 generic medicine prescriptions to the public. Currently he is overseeing and managing supply chain integration and separation - following four company ownerships in the last two years - whilst ensuring no disruption to product supply and customers. He has delivered success in supply Chain strategy, connectivity and agility combined with ERP implementations, drawing on his extensive experience over 25 years across multiple industry sectors including gas, food, filtration, medical devices, aerospace and more recently pharmaceuticals.
Vitalba leads the logistics quality team globally, where she is directly responsible for quality and compliance oversight from the active substance through to finished product distribution from Switzerland to worldwide customers. She also oversees the Third Party Service Provides accountable for warehouse and distribution activities. Vitalba and her team also manage the development and improvement of quality processes for managing distribution, logistics and transportation.
Nils is responsible for the LEO distribution network initiative, which aims at optimizing LEO Pharma's global supply chain from inbound raw materials all the way to our patients. In addition, Nils is responsible for the manufacturing and supply chain track of LEO Pharma's new biologic portfolio. Nils has a diverse background, most recently responsible for acquiring Astellas Derma portfolio as Director for Global Indirect Sourcing in LEO Pharma, and have in prior roles been responsible for process optimization, customer experiences and innovation in the Energy Sector.
Deepa is responsible for the Management Business Process of Chemical Operations based on the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) principles, working in partnership with the rest of the Chemical Operations leadership team to reach the Class A standard. Deepa joined Novartis in 2004 and held various roles with increasing responsibility in Supply Chain Management and joined Chemical Operations in 2012 .Prior to joining Novartis Deepa worked in Tata Motors and in Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. Deepa is a Mechanical Engineer and holds an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Cécilia Moyano is a Supply Chain Leader with 20 years of international experience in Operations, IT & Process Improvements, Project Management, Supply and Information Strategy acquired in different prestigious groups such as Group Schneider, Accenture and L’Oréal. Experienced in the pharma industry since 2007, she was first employed by the Novartis group and recently joined Ferring Pharmaceuticals as a senior project manager in the Supply Chain Excellence team.
Passionate about Supply Chain, Cécilia is known to achieve challenging goals in short periods of time thanks to her expertise but also team collaboration, hands on behavior and a high sense of integrity and values. She strongly believes in the people – process – systems alchemy to enhance supply chain performance and recently used the latest technologies (business intelligence and Big Data) in order to leverage the key Supply Chain drivers.
Neil has 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with an extensive track record of delivery in a range of commercial roles. He has wide leadership experience both in operational roles as a General Manager and in strategic transformation programmes. In addition to experience of strategy development he has successfully led numerous cross-functional implementation and change programmes at local, regional and global level to drive growth and profitability. Since 2013, he has worked extensively on building cross-functional collaboration and partnership across Commercial, Finance and Supply Chain functions. He is currently Vice-President, Core Commercial Cycle for GlaxoSmithKline where he has been responsible for the successful global deployment of S&OP across its £24 billion global business.
Stefano Ragni is Global business process owner in GSK for Supply Chain Planning processes, including architecture, people’s roles & responsibilities, cross-functional integration and capability built to enable the business model. Stefano led similar programmes and held operational leadership roles for Integrated Business Planning and Demand Planning in other industries, such as FMCG (eg Heinz) and Automotive (eg Goodyear Dunlop). Beyond his integrated Supply Chain leadership skills, Stefano’s background includes roles in finance, capital engineering and systems implementation.
Jan Steuber is the Associate Director Demand Consolidation and Demand Planning Lead EMEA and Asia for Bristol-Myers Squibb. As part of the Business Forecasting and Strategic Planning team he is in close collaboration with the Commercial Market functions through monthly Demand Consensus and Budgeting cycles. In addition, Jan is accountable for the Global Demand Consolidation processes and related analytics for the entire portfolio of BMS. He also has close interaction and collaboration with functions across Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain like Supply Network Planning and Inventory Management. He also worked for more than 7 years for Mars Inc. as a Supply Chain Change Manager, implementing a new forecasting approach called Differentiated Demand Planning and 5 years for Philips Semiconductors as a tactical marketing manager responsible for the implementation of the successful Bluetooth product line. Overall, Jan has more than 15 years of expertise within Demand and Supply Planning areas, with his key goal being to add value to an end2end business process with a strong focus on lean thinking as an integrated part of the entire pipeline, for internal as well as external partners.
As Head of the Chemical Operations platform Jerh is responsible for the worldwide manufacturing and supply of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). Over the last 23 years Jerh has amassed considerable experience in the pharmaceutical sector working with Novartis, Merck & Co and Eli Lilly. He joined Novartis through ChemOps Ringaskiddy in 1993 and has successfully held a variety of roles in Ireland, Basel and the UK, including involvement in the launch of Glivec in 2002, Managing Director of ChemOps Grimsby Ltd before returning to Basel in 2010 as Head of ChemOps Switzerland. A graduate of University College Cork, Jerh holds a degree in Chemistry, a doctorate in Organic Synthesis and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Cancer Research Institute at Arizona State University, USA.
Stephen’s current role is End to End Logistics Partnership Quality Lead, overseeing all quality aspects of GSK’s global partnership with distribution partner Kuehne & Nagel. He specialises in GDP compliance and global quality standards for 3PLs. Previous experience includes category quality roles for both Unilever and Dairy Crest. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Quality Institute and has worked on a cross industry initiative with the Pharmaceutical Quality Group and the European Compliance Academy to publish chapter 3, Premises and Equipment, of the ECA/ PQG GDP guidelines.
Eduardo was born and raised in Mexico City, where he obtained a Bachelor in Science in Mechanical Engineering. After completing a MBA at Carnegie Mellon University in the USA, Eduardo joined McKinsey from 2000 to 2008, working in Supply Chain across multiple industries and geographies. After joining AstraZeneca in 2008, Eduardo has had several supply chain roles in the Americas organization. Since 2014 Eduardo is one of AstraZeneca Global Supply Directors, currently in charge of the oral solids anti diabetes portfolio.
Werner Döring is Senior Logistics Manager at Shire, the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. His responsibilities include Shipping Validation and Lane Qualification for all transports, Implementation of new shipping methods land / air / sea (active and cooling airfreight container, reefer, trucks, pallet shipper, thermo blankets) and also strategic shipping lane development and design.
Werner Döring has been active in the field of cold chain shipping and transportation for more than 16 years, holding various positions and leading teams at Lufthansa Cargo, Swiss International Air Lines, Envirotainer and Baxter.
Werner Döring holds a master degree in engineering from the FH Campus Vienna, Austria and a post-graduate certificate from Ashridge Business School, United Kingdom.
Arie is responsible for advancing the Planning Maturity, within Global Surgery, the second largest segment within J&J. Arie focuses on establishing benchmark planning processes, strategy development and driving innovation, leading his global team across 12 locations worldwide, and Under his remit, highly successfully strategies and processes have been implemented to translate customer needs into innovative Supply Chain Capabilities.
Patrycja leads the distribution network optimization program for the EUCAN/NEMEA regions, where she has implemented a highly successful Principal Structure Operating model for network design. She has also led her team in the launch of the Global Specialty Cold Chain portfolio distribution network, with a focus on increasing customer service and patient experience.
Mirko joined Pfizer in 2007 in the Market Logistics Italy team. In August 2008, he relocated to the European Logistics Centre in Belgium, where he held several roles and achieved his Six-Sigma Black Belt certification. He joined the Business Solutions team in 2011 and took its leadership in 2014. After moving to London, where he is currently based, his responsibilities expanded since March 2015 to become Director of the Network Solutions & Excellence Team in EMEA, part of the Global Supply Chain, External Supply and Portfolio Management organisation. Mirko holds a Master's Degree in Business Economics from Università degli Studi di Salerno (Italy). Prior to joining Pfizer, Mirko worked as a Business Analyst at EuroGroup Consulting.
Piero is directly responsible for managing the supply chain for Sandoz Germany and Hexal AG. The following areas belong to his area of responsibility: Marketing Planning/Demand Planning, Intercompany Supply Chain Management, Sales & Operations Planning, Launch & Transfer Management Germany, Supply & Customer Service Germany, Contract Manufacturing and Supply Chain Reporting. Piero also has extensive experience in establishing and optimizing the supply chain for Sandoz in the Middle East & Africa region where his focused strategy was not just about increasing Sandoz’s footprint in the region, but also about supporting a profitable and sustainable growth of business there. He is also a member of the German Sandoz Executive Committee.
Barbara has responsibility for end-to-end activities required to ensure timely availability of orphan medicinal product to patients affected by a rare disease: Procurement and production, packaging and distribution - in collaboration with a network of CMOs and service providers. Barbara harnesses thirty years of work experience at Roche and small specialty pharma companies.
Dr. Emre Göllü was born in Istanbul, 1975. He has accomplished his BSc at ITU Chemical Engineering Department in 1997. He has obtained his MSc degree in Chemical Engineering at ITU Institute of Science in 1999 and his Executive MBA degree at ITU Institute of Social Sciences in 2002. Title of PhD was granted to him at the Business Administration Programme of Okan University Institute of Social Sciences in 2014 with the specialization on management and thesis about supply chain management. He has started his career as research and teaching assistant at ITU Chemical Engineering Department and he sustains his career in the pharmaceutical sector since seventeen years. Currently he is working for UCB Pharma as Senior Supply Chain Manager and the CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control – Technical operations starting from API production) Representative for Turkey and MENA Region. He speaks German, English and French. His professional and academic areas of study consist of supply chain management, logistics, purchasing management, operations management, strategic management, management and organizations, and sports management. Dr. Göllü has participated in the events like Logipharma 2016, CPhI Istanbul 2016, and Economy and Logistics Summit as keynote speaker and panelist.
Matthias is an experienced professional with more than 19 years of work experience in supply chain management and business re-engineering projects. He started his career in consultancy and is highly experienced in design and operation of integrated ERP systems. Matthias managed multi-national projects of various scales in process, repetitive and discrete manufacturing.He joined the business side in 2007 to work for pharmaceutical companies in the originator and generics market. He worked in international assignments in Africa, North America and Europe and possesses a profound knowledge of planning processes in regulated industries as well as of operational processes in commercial and manufacturing sites. He is in charge at Arena for customer service, purchasing, planning, data management and project management. He was also in charge for the successful GoLive of SOLO, a big business transformation program from Arena to achieve full autonomy for all key business processes, core infrastructure and pivotal IT applications of the Swiss manufacturing site.
Karine’s main goal through her role is to develop Supply Chain Data Analytics globally at Baxter. She and her team represent a Supply Chain center of excellence that supports the organization as a whole in some particular area of focus such as a profitability improvement, cost reduction, service level improvement or supply chain transformation. Karine has identified the importance of focusing on improving service and financial inefficiencies in logistics (Flows and DCs Optimization) and applies this in Network Optimization studies in all regions. She is also regularly involved in mergers, acquisitions and divestiture initiatives from a Supply Chain stand point as a project manager.
Bharath partners with senior supply chain executives across all business sectors of Merck KGaA to identify opportunities to drive best-in-class performance through advanced statistics, data mining, rich visualization and new technologies. In addition, he drives digital transformation of the Merck supply chain using big data, cloud and mobility and builds the supply chain control tower.
Manfred is directly responsible for orchestrating and overseeing the technical and supply chain aspects of partner companies of Roche worldwide from concept through to establishment of the relationship, and relationship management to phase out. Within his role, Manfred and his team manage the 30+ licensee partnerships, most of them in Emerging Markets, and 10+ product divestment partners worldwide. Manfred has worked for more than 30 years in Roche Global technical Operations and gained experience in managing site operations, overseeing the technical integration of acquired businesses as well as business and brand divestitures and most recently evaluating and shaping partner relationships , where his vast experience in negotiating, establishing and managing the technical side of partner relationships ensures a smooth and efficient collaboration so that quality product supply and achievement of business results are ensured.
Esra is responsible for the downstream supply chain of the regions including Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe, China, Latin America. Major responsibilities include driving the supply chain strategy , S&OP process, Distribution & cost control.
Rakesh Shah is the Director - APAC (Sub Region II), India & Frontier Market, Supply Network Operations at Merck and has been at Merck since August 2013. HE has a Masters in Business Administration - International Business Management from IBMR, Bangalore as well as a Bachelors in Commerce from Gujarat University in 1984.
Prior to Merck, Rakesh was the Global Supply Chain Head at Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd from June 2006 to August 2013. He has nearly 3 decades of extensive experience in Supply Chain Management, Commercial Operations and Strategic Management. Not only this, but Rakesh also has comprehensive experience in managing logistics operations involving dispatch activities from national & international destinations to another involving a multitude of carriers (sea & air), cargo, requirements and legalities.
As a leader, he can handle volatile, uncertain, challenging and ambiguous situations – Management, and make a strategy and business oriented decision. Rakesh is also a Member with Organisation of Pharmaceuticals Producers of India (OPPI) in Technical and Supply Chain Committee.
Gabriela has more than 18 years of solid experience in Merck having taken different positions. In October 2015 she assumed the position of Managing Director at Merck Uruguay after many years acting as Chief Financial Officer. In addition to this role, Gabriela has also been responsible for the areas of IS, Procurement, Human Resources and acted as a Local Compliance Officer.
Gabriela has a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Business Administration from the University of the Republic and has a post-graduation degree in Management Development from IEEM, business school in Montevideo.
Manel leads warehousing and 3PL management in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, making him accountable for a team of 150+ colleagues, three BMS sites and 30+ LSP and distributor contacts. Through his role, Manel leads several strategic initiatives evolving the organization, network and strategy required for BMS transformation. Manel also leads the Virtual Center of Excellence for Warehousing capabilities at BMS globally.
Simona is directly responsible for ensuring a fully compliant supply chain according to the EU GDP guidelines and other global regulations. In particular, Simona’s expertise ensure that temperature control requirements are met in difficult regions.
After finalizing his Master’s degree in Science Engineering back in 1991, Bert stared his career as internal consultant at UPS. He got promoted to Benelux Engineering Manager, focusing on parcel distribution prior to exploring new horizons within Supply Chain.
He became General Manager of the Black&Decker EDC before starting off his own company in 2002, specialized in supply chain interim management.
The 10 years thought him what supply chain in Healthcare is all about. He worked on extended projects for DHL, Johnson&Johnson, Baxter (Fenwal) and ultimately for MSD.
Bert now is employed as EMEA Supply Chain Manager at Terumo since 2013, with responsibility over inventory planning, warehousing, transport and customer service.
Jyrki oversees supply chain integrity at Boehringer Ingelheim managing a team of 12 people directly and over 20 remotely and is viewed as a leading pioneer in serialization, track & trace – driving his teams’ highly successful global serialisation infrastructure for the complete supply chain. Jyrki is a member of the EFPIA working group where he has recently been working to harmonise serialisation requirements across Europe.
Bernhard is currently the responsible for export and member operation management for Bioforce AG a Swiss phytopharmaceutical company. Drawing on his extensive experience in helping to implement the EU GDP for global pharma companies, leading pharma supply chain management strategies, and extensive work in the aviation industry, Bernhard is currently pioneering a strategy on emerging markets network design to optimise market access.
As Co-Founder of YouBase, which offers a private, personal wallet for structured healthcare data via blockchain technologies, Mr Kish is a long-time and consistent voice on the need for better patient engagement to drive better care, including control of personal health data. He is a co-author with Dr. Eric Topol on the need for patient ownership of medical data enabled by blockchain technologies. Mr Kish is a writer, blogger, and regular contributor to HealthStandards.com and The Health Care Blog.
Shaun West has worked for over 18 years in the aftermarket for GE Energy Services (Italy), Sulzer Rotating Equipment Services (Switzerland) and RWE (UK) before moving to into his academic role in Luzern. In each of the roles pricing has always been an important aspect, from estimating value creation, to M&A transactions and service contracts. Today in his academic role his is bring together his industrial experience with academic rigger to investigate and disseminate key issues associated with product-services systems primarily in an industrial setting.
Martin is the Deputy Director General for the European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP). Martin duties include day to day management, supporting the implementation of the strategic and policy decisions of the associations governing bodies, dealing with the association relations with its member organizations, authorities and other stakeholders. With a legal background he also deals with the broad range of legislative and regulatory issues affecting the pharmaceutical full-line wholesalers as healthcare distributors in Europe.
GIRP is the umbrella organization of pharmaceutical full-line wholesalers in Europe. It represents the national associations of over 750 healthcare distributors and pharmaceutical full-line wholesalers serving 33 European countries, including major pan-European pharmaceutical full-line wholesaling companies.
Christian has worked for over 20 years in the Healthcare industry. Early 1990, he played an instrumental role in the establishment of narcotic control, by using the GS1 system in Switzerland. In parallel, as from 1995 elements of the GS1 System were deployed for improving accuracy and efficiency of information about the healthcare supply chain, by reducing administrative costs. Later the TARMED national claim programme leveraged the same GS1 identification keys. Christian works for GS1 Switzerland and other GS1 organisations since 2003, focusing on interoperability for IT standards in the healthcare industry. He currently represents GS1 in organisations such as ISO TC 215 (Health Informatics; since 2012, he chairs the Working Group 6 “Pharmacy” in this Technical Committee), CEN TC 251, HL7 and ICCBBA (transfusion and transplantation). In his role of ISO TC 215 / WG 6 Convenor, Christian is involved in development of IDMP standards and implementation guides. He further is part of the European H 2020 project “openMedicine”, where IDMP finds its concrete application for safer care and increased efficiencies in cross-border prescriptions/dispensations. Christian contributes to the board of the Swiss Society for Medical Informatics and was the first chairman for IHE Suisse, which included the organisation of a European Connectathon in Bern. Christian teaches Healthcare logistics for a few years at the Bern University of Applied Sciences. Christian has recently been asked to contribute to the “INTERPOL World” conference, which took place in Singapore in April 2015.
Dominik Boesl has been responsible for Innovation and Technology Management at KUKA since he joined KUKA Laboratories in 2011 as Head of Corporate Strategy and Member of the Board. Since 2012, he works as Corporate Innovation Manager in the CTO Office at KUKA AG and has the responsibility for all innovation efforts for the whole KUKA group. As one of KUKA’s Technology Owners (equivalent to other companies’ Technical Fellows or Distinguished Engineers) he defines the group’s strategy for “Apps & Cloud”.
He started his career in 1999 at Siemens and helped to establish the foundations for today’s mobile ecosystem by bringing the first UMTS broadcasting cell to market, before joining Microsoft Germany in 2005. At Microsoft, he held various leading positions with national responsibility in developer evangelism. Instead of moving to Seattle and joining Microsoft Corporation at a leading position in program management, he joined the KUKA group.
Dominik graduated with a diploma in computer science from the University of Augsburg and a MBA degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Besides his career, he has constantly been working as a lecturer at different Universities, within Munich Technical University (TUM), and is author of technical and scientific publications. In his sparetime, he is publishing educational concepts around serious gaming and works as head of a charity organization that maintains AntMe!, one of the world’s most successful serious games.
Ann Merchant is President of Schreiner MediPharm, a business unit of Schreiner Group based in Oberschleissheim near Munich in Germany. Schreiner MediPharm develops and produces innovative, multi-functional specialty labels with value-added benefits for the pharmaceutical industry. Ann is responsible for the sales organization, global strategy and further development of the business unit building on the worldwide network of sales representatives and local US production.
Prior to joining Schreiner MediPharm, Ann was VP International Supply Chain for Amgen Europe BV in The Netherlands. There she was responsible for Amgen Inc.´s sole international packaging and distribution facility as well as Operation´s primary point of contact for international expansion efforts in Middle East Africa, CEE and South America. She has over 20 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in the areas of financial planning, strategic decision support and global commercial supply strategy at both the corporate and affiliate level in the US and Europe.
Ann holds a BSc in Languages from Georgetown University in Washington D.C., and a Master in Business Administration from Henley Management College, UK.
Jörn Hermann is a Senior Expert of McKinsey's EMEA Supply Chain practice and co-leader of McKinsey‘s Swiss operations hub. He has a true passion for logistics and knows the industry also from the logistics provider angle. Jörn is focusing his work on transforming Pharma industry supply chains and logistics service provider operations. He is also teaching at the Kühne Logistics University (KLU) in Hamburg.
Kristian Kinscher is a Pharma dedicated Associate Partner and a leader of McKinsey's Pharma & Medical Device (PMP) EMEA Supply Chain practice. He helped his clients over the past years to turn around supply chain performance and get their Supply Chains to the next level of maturity. Kristian coordinates the Supply Chain 4.0 work in the Pharma sector and is also the service line leader of POBOS Supply Chain (a proprietary McKinsey benchmarking tool).
Johnathon Marshall is a Partner at PwC where he is an active member of the Operations Leadership team, with specific responsibility for running the UK Supply Chain Team. He has over 15 years consulting experience during which time he has focused on the challenges facing procurement and supply chain teams across a range of global industry players.
In his role leading PwC’s European pharmaceutical supply chain community, he has worked with clients and colleagues to develop critical and engaging analysis on the evolution of the sector and the role supply chain needs to play in the provision of healthcare whilst remaining focused on the legal, fiscal and regulatory needs.
Johnathon has worked on a range of complex and high profile program’s during his consulting career, from the National Program for IT, looking to transform healthcare IT systems to Global Supply Chain operating model changes, impacting in excess of 100 countries. These experiences provide Johnathon with a clear perspective on how to drive business transformations that embrace significant change to the core business operating model, the skills of the organisation and enabling technology platforms.
Prior to his move to consulting Johnathon had 5 years of industry experience in fast-moving consumer goods industries where he held positions in distribution, manufacturing, demand planning.
He brings an in-depth knowledge of the following areas of business change:
- Supply Chain Operating Model Design, covering API and Secondary.
- Tax efficient supply chain strategies (VCT).
- Procurement and Sourcing Strategies.
- Product Launch Supply management.
- Development (NPI) Portfolio and Project Management.
- Business outsourcing principles, operating model, performance management and relationship management.
- Pharmaceutical GMP/GDP
- Systems design build and implementation.
Johnathon has worked at all levels within client organisations. He has supported a range of global clients in a range of territories from the US, Europe, Nordic Countries and Japan including a two year secondment to Boston in the US
Johnathon has a BSc (Hons) in Physical Geography from the University of St Andrews
Jean-Marie Aulnette, Vice President of EMEA for TraceLink Inc., has been a visionary leader focused for more than 20 years on building and delivering solutions that protect patients, ensure product integrity and improve business performance. At TraceLink, Mr. Aulnette collaborates with companies across the EMEA markets to ensure visibility, traceability and compliance from ingredient to patient. Previously, Mr. Aulnette held a succession of leadership roles spanning 15 years serving companies throughout Life Sciences. At Abbott Diagnostics, he led development of enterprise solutions to help improve business processes. Before joining Abbott Diagnostics, Mr. Aulnette helped Phase Forward become a market leader in Europe, holding senior sales roles prior to and following Phase Forwards acquisition by Oracle. Mr. Aulnette stated in Life Sciences at Aster Cephac where he focused on contract research. Mr. Aulnette holds a masters degree in business from the Center;Etudes Superieures de Management International (CESMI) (groupe ISG).
Nick joined Amber Road in 2007 and is based in the UK office where he leads the European business solutions function.
Prior to joining Amber Road, Nick’s career has covered such areas as trade finance, trade compliance, logistics and distribution - spanning Europe, Africa and the Far East.
Previous roles have included spells at HSBC for 4 years, before moving in 1987 to the supply chain and CRM technology sectors with such Companies as Firepond (FIRE) (VP Operations Europe) and Oracle (ORCL).
Over the past ten years Nick has specialized in the supply chain compliance space, helping develop automated Trade Management platforms and strategies that aid Clients meet ever-changing global regulatory challenges. Leading Clients include such names as ABB, Arcadia, Renault, Infineon, OSRAM and Lonza among many others.
An avid event conference speaker, Nick graduated with an MBA from Henley Management College, holds a Postgraduate degree in Management Studies and a Higher National Diploma in Distribution and Logistics.
James leads Deloitte’s Life Sciences Supply Chain practice in the UK and is a member of the Life Sciences Leadership Team. James has extensive experience of complex Procurement Transformation, Cost Reduction, Operating Model Optimisation, Outsourcing, Global Business Services, and Technology Implementation working with some of the largest global pharmaceutical businesses and across many other sectors.
Over the course of his 20+ year career James has been a leader in Industry,Consulting and Outsourcing, and as well as his procurement heritage has significant Supply Chain and Operational Transformation experience.
Stephen is a Digital Supply Networks leader in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy &Operations practice. He brings a unique mix of industry, consulting, and technology experience with a broad range of clients across the life sciences,automotive, and consumer products sectors.
He serves clients in their journey to advance their supply chain and manufacturing capabilities through digital technologies, including advanced analytics, advanced manufacturing, partner collaboration, and Industrial applications of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Stephen has a passion for advanced manufacturing techniques, connecting the logical and physical world, and leveraging digital opportunities across the enterprise to connect companies to their customers and patients.
Having studied logistics, Michiel has experience working for the Dutch Department of Defense and in automation systems simulation and analysis. Before joining Swisslog, he spent 5 years optimizing warehouse operations and IT systems for a pharmaceutical wholesaler.
At Swisslog has worked with various pharmaceutical companies to design advanced intralogistics solutions, before taking on his current role as global pharmaceutical expert for Swisslog. As such, he is responsible for continuously improving Swisslog’s offering to the pharmaceutical market. This includes market research, organizational development and training, solution design and systems support.
Swisslog is the leading supplier of flexible and data driven automated intralogistic solutions. The pharmaceutical industry has since many years a core focus for Swisslog, with over 50 solutions successfully realized.
Markus Hayek is a Managing Director within Accenture Strategy and is leading Accenture’s Global Life science Operations practice. He is working with major Life science companies helping them to transform their supply chain operating models and to exploit digital opportunities.
Dirk Van Ginderachter is an Associate Director at OMPartners, responsible as an industry lead for customer projects and business development in pharma & life sciences. Projects in his portfolio have typically a scope of globally integrated business and supply chain planning. He is experienced in optimizing pharma supply chain planning in all its aspects.This includes advisory services to define the right processes and its organizational impact and the implementation of best-fit tools to support supply chain management in this highly complex industry. Current customers include multiple top 20 pharma companies.
Carlos is responsible for business development at Logista Pharma, and a representative in GS1-AECOC, ANEFP CAC, Farmaindustria-Efpia, ASEBIO. Carlos’ experience has included being a Partner at Accenture and a Member of Pharma & Health European Executive Committee.
Matthias started his career in logistics as a management trainee during a student internship at World Courier in 2006. After he graduated in behavioral sciences and economics he joined World Courier’s Customer Service Team in 2008 and filled various positions while serving the pharmaceutical and biotech industry through several projects before being appointed Sales Manager for Germany in 2012. In 2015 he took over the position as Regional Sales Director Northern, Central and Eastern Europe overseeing the market and it’s requirements for nineteen countries.
Jim, is currently Vice President Partner Client Solutions for AeroSafe Global based in Rochester, New York, USA. Jim is also President of Stay CoolLogistics, LLC.
As a recognized cold chain logistics industry expert, Jim provides guidance and focus to expand and enhance the business and to strengthen the client relationship providing an environment of innovation and continuous improvement.
Prior to this, Jim spent 25+ years in the healthcare industry, at Grifols (formerly Talecris / Bayer) as Senior Director Global Demand Planning & Customer Operations where he led a team of supply chain and logistics professionals providing life-saving and quality of life medicines. He remains focused on operational excellence developing disciplined sales & operations planning processes and industry leading cold chain logistics practices.
Mark is accountable for the Commercial strategy for Movianto across Europe and is directly responsible for business development and marketing. With over 20 years’ experience of leadership in Healthcare distribution, including Pharmacy, Wholesale and 3rd party distribution, he has seen the long term development of the healthcare supply chain and the impact on service levels across Europe as one size fits all solutions have evolved towards patient centricity.
Olivier Simonnot has been working for Sensitech Inc., UTC Climate Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., for nine years and currently holds the position of Senior Manager Strategic Marketing, Life Sciences EMEA. He previously held several positions in Marketing and Product Management in several international technology oriented companies. He holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications from the French engineering school ESIGETEL and a Master in Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management. He is an active member of the French Cold Chain Association, participated in the sub-commission on Metrology and Risk Assessment, Last Mile and is currently active in the EU GDP working group.
Christopher Storch is Global Head of Sales of the va-Q-tec Group, joined the company early 2016 and is based at va-Q-tec’s headquarters in Würzburg, Germany. He has studied industrial engineering and has over fifteen years of experience in key account management, global business development and supply chain management. Christopher Storch spent most of his career working for the automotive industry. Since joining va-Q-tec he has been responsible for growing the company’s global business in existing and new markets. The backbone of va-Q-tec’s technology-driven product portfolio is high performance thermal packaging solutions – both small boxes and pallet-size airfreight containers - for the pharma and biotech industry.
Allen brings nearly 30 years of pharma and health sciences supply chain experience to FusionOps. He joined FusionOps from Pfizer, Inc., where as VP of Network Supply Planning, he was responsible for production planning, issue identification and mitigation via S&OP processes, and global inventory. Prior to Pfizer, he was AVP of Supply Chain for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Director of Supply Chain for Baxter Bioscience, and managed a medical device joint venture in Yugoslavia. Allen received his degree in Microbiology from the University of Maryland and did graduate work and research in immunology at Johns Hopkins University.
Pedro has more than 17 years of experience in sales and operations for the logistics and transport sectors. Pedro has held different national and international sales management positions for the most relevant multinational companies of this sector, where he was responsible for managing the supply chain. Pedro holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from The Open University UK and has an Executive MBA from the IE.
Geert Peetermans is currently Supply Chain Director in the Global Supply Chain organization at Amgen leading the Global Supply Chain Business Process Management program and is located in the European Logistic Center in Breda, The Netherlands. Amgen with headquarters located in Thousand Oaks, US is world’s leading independent biotechnology company. Amgen discovers, develops, makes and sells biologic medicines.
Geert joined Amgen in 2003 where he led the Nephrology Business unit for the Belux region and was member of the Belgian Management Team. In 2011 he was nominated Director Customer Service for Amgen Europe heading the shared service for Customer Service located in Breda, The Netherlands. During this assignment Geert focused on operational excellence in the Customer Service department and launched a customer care program looking at automation and process improvements. At the end of 2013 Geert transitioned into the role of Operational Excellence Director in the Global Supply Chain driving a Lean culture in all non-manufacturing departments. End of 2015 Geert took on the role as Global Network Lead for Customer Care and Order Management in the Global Supply Chain Excellence & Innovation department and as of end 2016 he is also leading the Business Process Management work stream across Plan, Source, make and deliver in the Amgen’s Global Supply Chain organization.
Prior to Amgen, Geert has already spend more than 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry with growing responsibilities in sales and marketing positions in several Pharma companies.
Geert holds a Master in Physical Education from the University of Leuven. Next to this he specialized in Sales & Marketing Management at Group T in Leuven and followed a Pharmaceutical mini MBA at the Management Centre Europe in Brussels and a Management Course Pharmaceutical Business at the Institute for Pharmaceutical Business Administration Belgium. Geert also got certified in Supply Chain Management by PICS, Belgium, Is SCOR-P certified and has a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
Patrick Lemoine is joining E2open as VP Customer Solutions EMEA. In this role Patrick will be responsible for the Pre-Sales consulting team and will also be taking responsibility for driving forward Marketing in EMEA.
Patrick comes to us with more than 15 years of enterprise software experience, a strong background in SCM, as well as deep knowledge of the High-Tech and Automotive industries.
Patrick started his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. where he advised European firms in the areas of strategy and operational excellence. This early exposure to supply chain management led him to i2 Technologies, where he was one of the first employees in Europe. In charge of i2’s High-Tech Industry, Patrick and his team were key in securing i2’s success with European technology companies. He later joined supply chain vendors flexis AG where he developed the North American market and LogicTools, Inc. where he was building the European operations before the company was acquired by ILOG. While at SAP, he was the Industry Director for the automotive industry, in charge of the business development and pre-sales activities for the automotive industry across EMEA. More recently, Patrick was at frog, the design and innovation company, where he was in charge of frog’s business with its largest clients across Europe.
Patrick brings 20 years of supply chain practice. Key areas of expertise include: sales & operations planning (S&OP), order promising, inventory optimization, supplier collaboration, manufacturing strategy. Trained on the SCOR model and very familiar with discrete manufacturing (automotive, high tech, semiconductors).
Patrick has a background that mixes technology and business…
Patrick Lemoine holds an MBA from Stanford University and is a graduate in Economics and Business Administration from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) near Paris. He also specialized in Operations Research while at MIT.
Patrick is based in Munich.
In his current role as Managing Director of Enterprise Healthcare Sales for UPS Europe, Conor Fallon leads a team of healthcare supply chain professionals who work collaboratively with their clients to help them address the challenges of regulatory compliance, margin pressures, new market access and supply chain optimization.
In his 18 years with UPS in the US & Europe, Conor has held various roles in sales and solutions. Prior to setting up a Healthcare Sector sales team in Europe in 2011, Conor worked on aligning the UPS small parcel, freight forwarding and contracts logistics sales teams in Europe into an enterprise wide sales force that supports our customers with solutions across the UPS portfolio. From 1999 until 2003, Conor was responsible for developing service parts logistics solutions for high tech & aerospace blue chip companies in the US.
Before joining UPS, Conor worked in operational roles delivering customized distribution, transportation and field inventory management solutions for high tech OEMs in the US. Conor received his Bachelor Degree in Management Science from Trinity College, Dublin and in Marketing from Dublin Institute of Technology.
Gian manages all cargo activities at EuroAirport, ensuring development in terms of quality, volume and frequencies/network. In his role, he ensures all stakeholders involved in the supply chain are brought together to make sure the shipping industry requirements are clearly identified and met. In addition, he contributes through various initiatives and associations in order to improve the air cargo standards, at airports - primarily for the Pharma industry.
Mr. Johan Helmrich is the Head of Pharma Sales of Envirotainer since October 2016. Prior to working at the company, he had received 16 years of commercial experience in the pharma industry, of which 13 years was at AbbVie - working with Humira since the launch and most recently responsible for the business unit in Sweden. He has also gained extensive experience from life cycle management of different phases including several product launches. Mr. Helmrich had received a Master’s Degree in Pharmacy and Market Economist.
Anna Levander is the CSO at Envirotainer, the global market leader in cold chain solutions for the pharmaceutical supply chain. She has more than 15 years of operational experience in pharmaceuticals, medtech and diagnostics, and is a leading advocate in the game changing opportunities with data on intelligent supply chain solutions and precision medicine to bring improved quality in order to reach care and cure.
Previously, Ms. Levander worked at Thermo Fischer Scientific where she held the position as VP Sales & Marketing, Europe. She has also held various roles at Abbott’s different divisions, as Commercial Director for Abbott Diabetes Care and a member of the pharma division’s European business development team (now Abbvie). Furthermore, she has been product and portfolio manager at Pfizer US.
Mrs. Levander has been a board member of Ellen AB (medical devices) and Medcore AB (medical device distributor). She has also been chairman of the industry group Diabetes, Swedish Medtech and a member of the steering committee for project KI 2.0 (entrepreneurship at Karolinska Institutet, one of the world´s leading medical universities).
As a venture partner of DHS Venture Partners, Ms. Levander is part of the bustling start-up seen in Stockholm, with investments in health care startups Werlabs and Airinum.
Ms. Levander holds a MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics, where she was awarded the Female Economist of the Year scholar ship in 2001.
Scott’s deep and broad serialization knowledge is a result of more than 10 years of Fortune 500 consulting and solution provider experience. His work has supported global organizations across multiple industries including pharmaceuticals, medical device, electronics, consumer goods and food/beverage. Since 2007, Scott has focused exclusively on serialization and traceability solutions. Whether he has provided advice and innovative technology solutions for regulatory compliance, supply chain security or process efficiency, Scott has helped organizations leverage serialization and traceability to reduce effort and cost, gain a strategic advantage and maximize business value.
Robert has 31 Years of International Sales, Marketing and Business Development experience in Pharmaceutical / Life Sciences Companies such as Eli Lilly, Wyeth / American Cyanamid, Schering-Plough Corporation, Kendle Inc. ( a Contract Research Organization ) , Varian Scientific Instruments and Oracle Life Sciences.
Robert is active in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing solutions, Authentication and End-to-End Traceability of Pharmaceuticals, Clinical Trials Supplies as well as e-Prescribing, Compliance and Pharmacovigilance.
Harry’s career in supply chain started with a global food manufacturing company, followed by a number of appointments in retailing and ecommerce before ‘crossing the table’ and taking a leadership role in a 3PL organisation.
Joining DHL Supply Chain in 2004, Harry was first responsible for business development and key accounts within the EMEA Consumer and Retail sector, where he also took the lead for winning major transformational deals.
In 2012, the business recognised the need to focus more on existing customers and so Customer4Life was born. This global program aims to drive significant improvements in customer satisfaction and loyalty levels by maximising the value delivered from relationships between DSC and its customers, while improving contract retention and accelerated organic growth.
Measured from any angle - customer or internal, Customer4Life is making a big difference and is now recognised as the platform on which to achieve a key strategic objective – to become the most customer centric business in the 3PL industry.
Irwin Budding has severe experience in Supply Chain Management. He acted in several management functions For AFKLMP Cargo for over 12 years. He has seen Operations, Customer Service & Sales. He served abroad as well. Before that he was a project manager in information technology and in the air cargo industry.
Now he is developing Connectivity for AFKLMP Cargo. Connectivity is the business of using sensor information for business purposes via wireless technique. Combining Connectivity with his knowledge of the supply chain enables Irwin to develop end to end modern day business solutions. Higher standards are demanded by customers in pharmaceutical logistics. The need for state of the art solutions is clear. AFKLMP Cargo is developing solutions needed. People like Irwin are creating them.
Solutions can vary from integrating customer requests in new pilot setups to applying AFKLMP’s new Internet Of Thing solutions to improve handling processes. All to serve customer’s needs.
Connecting is the game. Creating modern day business solutions is the mission.
Managing partner and one of the founders of EyeOn. Graduated Econometrics at Tilburg University. Over 20 years of experience in analysing, improving and changing planning and control processes. Responsible for improvement projects within Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Philips Health Care, GlaxoSmithKline, Össur, Stryker, DSM, Astellas, St Jude Medical, Mediq, Allergan, Dräger Medical, ASML, TomTom, MSD Animal Health, NXP and Heineken. For a period of 3 years he was financial controller for the Audio and New Business within Philips Consumer Electronics. As chairman of the Life Science Network, he has worked with many companies within the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industry.
Senior Consultant and Lead Pharma at EyeOn. Graduated Logistics Engineering & Management Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Bram has 10 years experience in design, build and implementation of advanced planning systems and processes as well as operational E2E supply chain planning. He has lead and executed projects and master classes for a.o. Janssen Pharmaceutica, MSD (Merck), Aspen, Amgen, Abbott, DSM and Alexion.
As an active contributor to the Life Science Network, Bram has shared his expertise with many companies within the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industry. He is co-author of the "Demand Planning in the Life Science Industry" and "Effective Customer Driven S&OP in the Pharmaceutical Industry" white papers.
Peter Behner is Vice President at Strategy& and Leader of the firm’s European Healthcare Practice.
Peter has over 20 years of industry and consulting experience with international corporate clients in the Life Sciences, Provider and Payor Sectors.
His areas of focus span across business and corporate strategy, operations and supply chain management as well as business process reengineering among others. Peter is specifically known in the health and pharmaceutical industry for his projects in the area of Commercial Trade Channel, CTC-management including the development of patient service centers. Over the past decade Peter has executed close to 100 such project in Western and Central Eastern Europe, Russia and other CIS States, Middle East & North Africa, Greater China and Asia including ANZEA.
Before joining Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) in 2005, Mr. Behner worked with A.T. Kearney Inc., Trident Consulting Group, Arthur D. Little Inc., and Manufacturing Networks UK. He received a Diplom Ingenieur Maschinenbau from RWTH Aachen University and spent two years at the Harvard Business School’s Technical Operations Management department as a Visitor for Individual Studies.
The Pharmacy of Eastern Vaud Hospitals' mission is to provide efficient, safe and cost-effective drugs to the public and private health facilities of the east part of the Canton of Vaud in Switzerland, mainly hospitals and nursing homes, and to provide them pharmaceutical assistance.
Nicolas has a team size of 46 collaborators, 33 full-time equivalents and a budget size of CHF/$ 21.5 Mio (= Euro 20 Mio). His recent initiatives include the extension of hospital drug supply to the west part of the Canton of Valais, extension of clinical pharmacy services, participation in the launch of a Swiss center for teaching and research in emergency and disaster pharmacy.
Nicolas' projects include automation of the drug distribution at the central pharmacy and in the care units, relocation of the pharmacy in a new hospital center (Rennaz).
Manik Sharma is vice president of industry strategy and innovation at Kinaxis. He supports global field teams throughout the sales and implementation lifecycle. He works with existing customers in benchmarking, driving increased value and improving customer satisfaction. His responsibilities also include driving solution and operational innovation at customer accounts to support strategic initiatives to grow the Kinaxis RapidResponse footprint.
Manik joined Kinaxis in the Fall of 2012, bringing over 15 years of experience in the industry. He displays vision-driven client management leadership with an exemplary record in the development and delivery of leading edge supply chain processes and applications to meet challenging business demands. Manik came to Kinaxis after spending twelve years in solution selling and consulting positions with JDA /i2. During this time, he worked with many industry leading companies helping architect supply chain transformation processes. Previous to i2, he worked for Tata Steel in managing manufacturing operations.
Manik holds a double Masters' degree in Engineering Mechanics and Computer Information Science. He has a research thesis with the NASA Microgravity program.