09 - 11 April, 2019
2m2c Montreux Music & Convention Center | Switzerland
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VP Global Head of Supply Chain
The Global Fund
Philippe has 25 years experience in the Healthcare Industry. Worked for multinational companies in US, Europe and Asia. Large experience in Operations and specifically in Supply Chain transformation plan. Prior to The Global Fund Philippe was responsible for the end to end Supply Chain of Novartis group worldwide, supporting a $55B pharma business.
CVP Global Supply Chain
Ralf leads supply chain functions for all verticles of Bayer and has been leading the digitalisation and organisational restructuring of Bayer's global supply chain. Before joining Bayer in 2016 Ralf spent over 20 years in a number of senior operations and supply chain roles at the industrial and consumer giant; Henkel.
CIO & SVP Supply Chain
Alessandro is responsible for the entire global supply chain planning, physical distribution, artwork management, logistics, customer service and supply networking globally for Merck Group. With more than 20 years in the FMCG industry, Alessandro brings a unique insight in how pharma can learn from other industries to drive change and innovation in pharma supply chain strategies.
SVP Supply Chain
Craig is responsible for Supply Chain Management for MSD's operations on a global scale; leading the ongoing end to end transformation for one of the world's largest pharma producers and based out of MSD's headquarters in New Jersey.
Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Dan currently leads the global supply chain function for TEVA Pharmaceuticals; the world's largest generics producer and one of the world's largest pharma cos. Prior to this Dan was SVP of Operations for Teva's API and Biologics business. Prior to Teva Dan held a variety of senior operational roles whilst working at MSD for over 26 years. He has been instrumental in global operations’ role in Teva’s ongoing turnaround.
SVP Devices & Supply Chain Management
Susanne Hundsbæk-Pedersen joined Novo Nordisk in 2002 and has since then been holding positions as head of Procurement, Divisional CFO for Global Product Supply and IT before taking up her current position as Senior Vice President of Devices & Supply Chain Management. Susanne is responsible for the global end-to-end Supply Chain Management operations ranging from the procurement function across manufacturing planning and the distribution to 70 global affiliates serving 170 countries. Furthermore, Susanne is responsible for manufacturing development of assembly and packaging operations across the global sites. Her organisation bridges efforts in R&D with Operations in order to ensure efficient ramp-up and optimisation of the device manufacturing processes and the packaging operation. This includes precision plastic moulding operation and needle manufacturing operation with a global reach across US, Brazil, Europe and China.Novo Nordisk Contract manufacturing set-up and local manufacturing resides within Susanne’s area of responsibility which includes factories in Japan, Russia, Algeria and a number of partnership set-ups in multiple countries. Susanne is a member on the Supply Chain Advisory Group to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
EVP Head of Global Technical Operations
VP Head European Tech ops
Jesus Corchero is currently the Head of Europe Technical Operations for STADA. Prior to this he was Head of Tech Ops European Cluster for Novartis where he had overall responsibility for European operations network (Manufacturing and Supply) at Novartis which encompasses ten (10) manufacturing operations plants across Europe and all the global support functions supporting the network. Together they represent about 6,000 employees.
VP Global Head of Supply Chain
Peter brings more than two decades of Pharma and Biotech Global Supply Chain experience spanning from Manufacturing to “Go to Market” and strategy to operations. Peter joined Biogen in 2012. During his 5 years at Biogen, Peter built E2E Supply Chain Capability, he ensured high Customer Service levels, drove launch readiness for new products and leveraged Supply Chain as a competitive advantage staying true to Biogen’s Mission. Prior to joining Biogen, Peter was at Merck/Schering Plough for 19 years, in Supply Chain, Plant Management, Regional and Headquarter roles in Europe and US. Peter has an Executive MBA from the Antwerp Business School and a Post-Graduate degree in Managerial Economics. He holds a Degree in Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmacy from the University of Gent in Belgium.
VP Network & Operational Excellence
Colin has recently been leading the supply chain and manufacturing program focusing around Brexit for Pfizer. He has been with the organisation for over fifteen years, with the last nine of these being spent within network performance and strategy. Prior this he worked as a site leader and senior director in operations. Colin has over 30 years of industry experience.
SVP Global Technical Operations
Anne Marie currently leads all technical operations for SOBI, based in Stockholm, having joined in 2018. Prior ot SOBI, she as Vice President Global Supply Chain Operations & Strategic Partnerships at Biogen and led functions such as Network Planning, Manufacturing Strategy, Manufacturing Logistics, Materials Management, Process excellence, Project Management, ERP Business Process Management, MDM, Data Analytics and Reporting. She is also accountable for performance and revenue creation of Biogen’s Strategic Partnerships in Development and Manufacturing. Throughout her career in Life Sciences, she has been heading international functions ranging from Supply Chain, Internal & External Manufacturing, Quality and EHS to Healthcare Compliance.
VP, Head of Global Supply Chain Management
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 organizations. Frank will be arguing 'FOR' in the OXFORD STYLE DEBATE End-to-end open data sharing between pharma, customers and service providers is possible in the pharma industry - FOR & AGAINST, on Thursday April 27th.
VP Global Head of Supply Chain
Brigitte leads all supply chain activities at Zoetis animal health, where she is responsible for a $220m budget covering pharma, vaccines and feed additives, and leads a direct team of over 400 people.She has a proven ability to lead multi-cultural supply chain organisations, developing and implementing effective strategies; end to end.
VP Technical Operations
Peter currently leads technical operations at DalCor Pharma; a precision medicine producer focusing upon the cardiovascular space. He also leads supply chain activities for biosimilars at Richter Gedeon. Peter has over 30 years' experience within the industry with roles including EVP Global Technical Operations for Finox Biotech, a twenty year period with Roche, including GLoval Supply Chain Leader, a senior consultant with Suter & Suter, and 7 years' experince with ABB.
VP Product Life Cycle
Ann recently joined Morphosys to lead the commercialisation efforts of the company's first product to market, following a strategy shift within the organisation to start developing their own products and diversify from traditional CR&D activities. Ann has a vast body of experience in pharma supply chain, having been President of the Business Unit for Schreiner MediPharma and VP International Supply chain at Amgen, amongst other roles.
SVP Supply Chain
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.
Vice President Global Supply Chain
Jason currently leads all global supply chain and external manufacturing for Amicus Therapeutics; a biotechnology company at the forefront of advanced therapies for rare and orphan diseases. He has held the role of VP Global Supply Chain for over three years with the company, Prior to Amicus he spent over 18 years with Genzyme, with roles including Head of Commercial Supply Chain and Site Operations Director.
Head of GDP & Quality Complaince
ED Global Supply Chain Planning
Alain is a Supply Chain Management Executive with 25 years of experience in leading FMCG (Coca-Cola), Humanitarian (ICRC), Specialty Chemicals (AkzoNobel) and Pharma (Merck) companies. At MSD he is leading a supply chain planning team of 125 employees and responsible for demand, supply & life cycle management of all pharmaceutical products from active ingredients to market distribution centers.
Head of Supply Chain Mangement
Andrea currently leads all supply chain management activities for established medicines as well as optha at Novartis. He has been with the organisation for over seven years in various supply chain leadership roles. Prior to Novartis he worked at GKN Aerospace & GKN Drive line in a range of project management, and continuous improvement positions.
VP Enterprise Business Program
Christian works as a VP leading the global enterprise business transformation program for TEVA, where he is responsible for driving the global unification of finance, operations and commercial processes with supply chain and planning processes. He has also been pivotal in delivering the significant change management initiatives required to deliver this project on a global scale.
CVP Global Head of Warehousing
Joerg currently heads the Global Warehousing Team at Bayer with a network of > 500 warehouses across all divisions, in collaboration with business units, cross-functional teams and external partners. He is responsible for global cross-divisional network optimization initiatives designed to improve service levels, optimize costs and deliver unique solutions that result in a better life for customers and patients. Prior to Bayer he was VP Global Procurement Warehousing & Distribution at Novartis, spent over 5 years with Alcon, and worked for distribution specialists including K&N and Dacotrans.
Global Head of Supply Chain Performance & Innovation
Damon brings over 15 years’ experience in a variety of supply chain roles including Process Improvement, Program Management, Engineering, and Operations. His experience spans a combination of advanced studies in Supply Chain Management, Lean Management, and Six Sigma Process Improvement, coupled with 7 years site experience and 5 years regional and global end to end supply chains support.
Global Supply Chain Director
Johnson & Johnson
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. Arie will be speaking on the Data analytics roundable at 17:20 on day 1 - Wednesday April 26th.
Director Supply Planning EMEA
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.
Senior Director, Head of Distribution & Channel Management
Patrick is an international pharmaceutical leader with more than a decade of commercial and supply chain experience in Germany, China, and Poland. Currently he leads distribution & channel management for Merck's biopharma business across EMEA where he is executing a large-scale strategic initiative across 33 markets at best in class speed.
Director GSC European Distribution Markets Lead
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.
Director Transportation EU
Simona currently leads all transportation efforts across the EU for TEVA; one of the largest networks in the industry. Prior to this, she was Associate Director of TEVA's transportation centre and also worked as an Associate Director of International Frieght & Compliance. Prior to TEVA, Simona held a number of significant roles in supply chain and sales at multinational companies including ALC, Agrana, GSK, Kaven Orbico and Procter & Gamble.
Senior Director, Global Logistics Operations
VP Commercial Operations
Thomas is leading the development and growth of Xelia Pharmaceuticals US Commercial Operations consisting of market access, contracting, pricing, sales operations, new product launches and customer planning and logistics activities. This includes developing short and long-term business execution and strategies to support revenue and share growth by maximizing a strong existing portfolio and accelerating upcoming new product launches. Prior to Xelia he spent 15 years at Pfizer and 7 years at Heineken.
Senior Manager, Global Planning and S&OP
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Carola is currently the Director of S&OP for BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, located in the San Francisco Bay area, with responsibility for designing and implementing Global S&OP. Prior to BioMarin, she led the Global S&OP and Planning division of Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, a private equity company. She also has over twenty years of experience with Johnson & Johnson leading Supply Chain in the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East as well as designing, implementing, and assessing S&OP process across J&J. Drawing from over thirty years of experience implementing S&OP across the globe, Carola has recently written a book on practically implementing S&OP. Her theory is that the S&OP journey is as predictable as the process is intended to be, and companies can implement it and yield impressive results in record time from any starting point.
Global Head of Logistics, Foreign Trade & Mobility
Rainer currently leads all logistics, foreign trade and mobility for Boehringer Ingelheim; a position he has held for over six years. He has been with BI for over 15 years, in various senior supply chain, systems and governance roles. Prior to BI he held senior roles with leading suppliers Swisslog and AFE Technologies.
Global Sourcing Manager Logistics and Distribution
Eli Lilly and Company
Philippe leads all sourcing activities for Lilly's worldwide Logistics and Distribution networks (end-to-end supply chain including manufacturing and domestic distribution) - Lilly Pharma and Elanco Animal Health and has been with the organisation for over 9 years. Prior to this he worked for 12 years in project management roles in the automotive industry.
Lead Region Europe/EEMEA & Global Category Manager
Jonathan is the global category manager for supply chain procurement at Roche, and leads EEMEA activities for the company, based out of Basel. Prior to this he managed GDP and compliance activities for DSTC. He has been with Roche for over four years, having previously spent almost 13 years with Panalpina in a number of senior roles, including Business Unit Head of Air Freight.
Head of Supply Chain Europe
Ad leads all supply chain activities for the European region at Incyte; a position he has held for close to three years, based out of Lausanne. Prior to Incyte Ad was Head of SUpply Chain for Europe at Ariad Pharma, VP of supply chain at SpePharm, and held senior supply chain positions at Hospira and TNT logistics.
Head of Global Distribution, Customer Service and Commercial relationships
Since mid-2015, Ludovic Ménédème has joined the UCB Global Supply Chain Leadership Team as Head of Global Distribution, Customer service and Commercial relationships. His more than 20 years of experience in Leadership and Supply chain management, mainly at BAXTER then at ZOETIS, are in the areas of warehousing and transportation, distribution processes and governance, logistics vendors and key account management, cost and profitability analysis, network design, demand and forecasting, production planning, S&OP and finally on working capital and inventory management. He has been several times awarded by the Industry for recognized achievements in project management, supply chain team management, environmental health & safety and innovation in transport and logistics. Ludovic holds an MBA in Industrial Management and an Engineering degree in electro-mechanics. Current focus: Open for business collaboration (combined/integrated supply chain effectiveness) and always looking to improve/develop processes with logistics providers and Customers.
Head of Global Supply Chain Management
Jens, Head of Global Supply Chain Management, is responsible for the global operative Supply Chain of BI’s Human Pharma Division including Supply & Inventory Planning, Inter-Company Customer Service, Artwork Management and Launch/Transfer Management. He currently focus to transform the supply chain into a high performance, digitized network to support the ambition 2025 of Boehringer Ingelheim. Jens graduated with a diploma in Business Information Technology from the University of Mannheim and started his career with SAP before joining Boehringer Ingelheim in 2006.
Lead of Global Diversity & Inclusion Council Europe
Alvine works in the development of strategies, goals and initiatives of both the Global Women's COuncil and the Diversity & Inclusion Council for Europe at Pfizer, working closely with the organisation's business leaders across the continent to develop and implement diversity strategies. She has worked at Pfizer for over 11 years.
Senior Director Head of Brexit Manufacturing & Supply Strategy
Caroline has over 23 years of experience within GSK's supply chain, with roles covering planning, supply chain transformation and manufacturing & supply strategy. She currently leads the manufacturing and supply Brexit programme for the UK's largest producer.
Senior Director Distribution
Steve currently leads a National Accounts team for Eagle Pharma in the US focusing on acute treatment for the rare Malignant Hyperthermia, and breaching the Oncology infusion space. Responsibilities for all Acute and Specialty GPO's, Distributors, and US Wholesalers. Prior to Eagle Steve was Snr Director of Global Trade Operations at Horizon and has held several strategic accounts and trade roles at Novartis, The Medicines Company, Cardinal and Convatec.
Former Sr. Director Head of Global Transportation & Logistics
Senior Director EU Supply Chain
Kite Pharma (a Gilead Company)
Tamas Masztis is Senior Director, EU Supply Chain at Kite Pharma EU B.V., based in The Netherlands. He recently built up one of the first cell therapy Supply Chain Teams in Europe and successfully completed the launch of YesCarta, Kite Pharma’s genetically modified autologous T cell immunotherapy. Tamas has 20+ years of Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement experience working with blue chip pharma companies as Gilead/Kite Pharma, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer. Tamas Masztis holds a Master degree in Finance and Marketing from Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. Tamas is a Certified Purchasing Manager from ISM, US and is 6 Sigma Green Belt certified.
Director Global Logistics
Anders is the global head of logistics for Xelia Pharmaceuticals, based out of Copenhagen. Prior to this he has held a number of senior operations roles across management consultancy, technology and medical devices. He has over 15 years of cross-industry experience.
Head of Compliance & Inspection Readiness
Nigel currently leads all compliance and inspection readiness activities for Sanofi's combination products business, based in Normandy, France. Prior to Sanofi Nigel has a 30+ year body of experience in quality and compliance across the industry, including tenures at DHL Life Sciences (helping to set up the life sciences logistics unit), Roche, MSD, AstraZeneca and Norgine amongst others.
Regional Category Manager W&D EMEA
Abdelkader has responsibility of Warehousing & Distribution Category for EMEA including Production (TechOps) and Commercial sites (ComOps) for all three divisions (Novartis Pharma, Sandoz & Alcon). He has over 13 years of procurement experience within a range of industries including telecoms, IT, finance and automotive.
Director of Supply Chain
Klaus currently directs all supply chain operations of the global Elanco external manufacturing network, based out of Basel, Switzerland. Prior to its acquisition by Eli Lilly he was Head of Global Supply Chain for Novartis Animal Health for one year, and held a number of senior supply chain roles within both Sandoz and Novartis over a 12 year period. Klaus began his career at Warner Lambert / Pfizer, where he worked for 8 years, with a stint spent focusing upon SAP consulting in the early 00's.
Senior Manager Cold Chain Distribution
Jeroen currently leads a support function for technical and projects within GSK's vaccines division. In this role he spearheads the evaluation of different transport modes and technologies, in order to best prepare temperature controlled distribution for operations and logistics. He has Been with GSK for over 12 years. Prior to GSK Jeroen worked within QA at Sanofi.
Director Supply Chain Quality Operations
Simon currently leads the development and implementation of GDP-compliant supply related quality standards and strategic support to the medicinal product supply chain for Pfizer; an organisation that he has worked with for over 30 years. He has held a number of senior quality, regulatory and drug safety roles within the organisation and has a speciality within quality operations in manufacturing and distribution.
Head of Specialty Commercial Channels
Piero is heading commercial operations of the Hospital and Oncology business units at Sandoz Germany and Hexal AG. Prior to that he has been directly responsible for managing the supply chain for Sandoz Germany and Hexal AG.
He is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working across different executive level roles in the pharmaceutical industry where he has been leading change, establishing a high performance culture and strengthening customer-centricity on local and regional level - from operations to commercial. He has a strong entrepreneurial growth mindset, a broad scope & digital skillset and profound experiences in various environments from mature to emerging markets.
Area Distribution Manager EU
Damien leads distribution for the EMEA regions at Abbvie, having worked with the organisation for over six years in a variety of demand and distribution roles. Prior to Abbvie he worked at Abbott in a number of technological and operational roles, for over eight years.
Head of Strategic Supply Chain Partner Management
Amelie Stoverock graduated with a German licentiate degree as Diplom Volkswirtin in Business Administration and Economics in 2003. She has been working in Pharma Supply Chain in various roles since leaving the university. During the past two years she mainly focused on building and maintaining strategic supply chain relationships with suppliers and customers. She also spent the last year at the US site in California where she supported the ongoing integration of the Supply Chain teams in Switzerland and the US.
Global Demand Planning Process Manager
Antje implemented the new demand planning process and system at Takeda for EUCAN; a role she has held over 2 1/2 years. Prior to Takeda she held several senior S&OP and demand planning roles in FMCG; first at Procter & Gamble and then at Mars.
VP Supply Chain
Global Program and Distribution Senior Manager
Patrycja has over 10 years global experience in Global Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics & Distribution and Project Management within FMCG, Commodity Trading and Pharmaceutical industries, with key focus on supply chain process and lean strategy implementation across business segments. In her current role at Takeda she is responsible for global supply chain programs implementation.
Global Demand Planning Lead
Bristol Myers Squibb
Jan has more than 15 years of expertise within Demand and Supply Planning areas and related commercial business processes as S&OP and IBP (Integrated Business Planning). In addition to his role as Director of Global Demand Planning, he is also a member of the global capabilities hub at BMS, which enhances the business across multiple functions to create value for patients.
Global Head of Logistics Performance Management
Sharon has established a global function for strategic planning, business analytics and end to end visibility for TEVA, designing global planning processes, forecast & monitoring for Distribution Centers and transportation for the company, as well as managing interfaces and joint initiatives with Global Supply Chain. He has been with TEVA for over 11 years in a range of senior operations roles. Prior to TEVA Sharon worked at Intel and Manpower.
Head of Logistics Europe
Iqbal currently leads all logistics activities for the European regions for Glenmark Pharmceuticals. This includes responsibility to look at the strategic and operational development of the logistics infrastructure within Europe, covering all key markets within Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, along with the Nordic cluster. His current key areas of focus for further development and strategic alignment are centered around warehousing and end-mile distribution activities, along with inbound and outbound freight to and from partners across the globe.
Senior Director Supply Chain
Joseph has over 20 years of experience in supply chain, technical operations and strategic sourcing including five years as VP supply chain operations at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and senior roles at Afaxys, QRx Pharma, Novartis, Chiron and BMS.
Head of Supply Chain Quality & Compliance
Kasper leads supply chain planning and management of GDP complaint assurance activities for LEO's distribution network on a global scale. This includes the compilation and maintenance of distribution KPIs for the organisation. Prior to LEO Kasper was a quality and coordination roles at Indesit and IMA-BUD Development.
Senior Director Global Manufacturing & Supply Biosimilars
Zrinka has extensive experience in biotech, pharma industry and research. Mainly experienced in technical operations and supply chain management spanning 16 years. Prior to Fresenius Kabi she was Head of Supply Chain at Finox Biotech and held several senior roles at Roche.
Director Supply Chain Transformation
Umberto currently works as a Director within the transformation department of MSD's global supply chain strategy division. He has been with MSD for over 25 years, starting as a an import/export specialist before moving into supply chain coordination and then into increasingly senior supply chain and logistics roles (most recently Global Logistic Lead of Middle East and Africa).
Director Supply Chain Visibility & Digitization
Global Head Logistics & Distribution
Robin leads all logistics and distribution activities for Vifor Pharma on a global scale, having moved into the role from a senior supply chain planning and execution role within the organisation. Prior to Vifor he spend over five years in the medical device industry in a range of customer services and global export roles.
Head of Europe Logistics
Head of Logistics & Strategic Planning
Procter & Gamble
Pietro currently leads all logistics and end to end strategic planning for P&G, having been with the company for over 23 years. Former roles at the FMCG giant include Global COrporate Manufacturing Director and Global Pet Care Supply Chain Director.
Senior GMP and GDP Inspector
Dutch Healthcare Inspectorate
Reikert is a senior GMP and GDP inspector with the Dutch Health Inspectorate and has seen the regulatory landscape and the industry develop considerably having spent over 22 years in the role. He is also a member of the GDP drafting group for the EMA and was previously chair of the PIC/S GDP working group for the pharmaceutical inspection cooperation scheme.
Expert Advisor - Strategic Projects & Programmes
International Olympic Committee
Bill spent seven years as a Director of LOCOG, the Organising Committee for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with responsibility for Ceremonies, Torch Relay, Culture, Education and Live Sites. He was awarded the Olympic Order of Merit in 2012. He is also an Independent Advisor in UK Government and a Trustee/Non-Exec Director/Ambassador in a number of national and international not-for-profit organisations.
Former VP Supply Chain Europe
Philippe has worked in end-to-end logistics for over 25 years, with 17 of these at Amazon where he held the title of VP Logistics Europe. He is now a board member for several supply chain organisations and an adjunct professor at the University of Luxembourg and ICN Business School.
Head of Supply Chain Europe
Claudia brings over 25 years of experience in supply chain and external manufacturing from Ciba Vision, Biogen, InterMune, and Roche, in Germany, France and Switzerland. Her first experience with orphan drugs supply chain was with InterMune. Within three years she successfully established their European distribution network and ensured supply chain readiness for the launch of ESBRIET in 15 countries . When InterMune was acquired by Roche in 2014, Claudia played a key role in the integration of the supply chain and then joined Roche's External Manufacturing team in Materials Management. Claudia’s key focus in her current role at Ultragenyx is to design and establish the commercial distribution network in Europe for Mepsevii, the first and only enzyme replacement therapy for mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS VII, Sly syndrome).
Founder & Executive Director
With extensive cross-sector experience, over the past six years Alan has been focused on bringing best-collaboration practice to pharma-logistics. He is a supply chain consultant specialising in supply chain dynamics and is founder and Executive Director of Pharma TEAM-UP, a non-profit initiative with the goal of fostering closer supply chain integration. He is one of the principal architects behind the Poseidon program, which has been conceived to radically transform the transportation of pharmaceutical products by sea. This is being achieved through the application of contemporary supply chain best-practice and structured, multi-party collaboration. He regularly presents on this topic and has authored numerous papers.
Director Supply Chain EEMEA
Els currenly leads new product introduction, product life cycle management and product supply planning for the EEMEA regions for Amgen. She has been with the organisation for over 15 years in a number of senior operational roles. Prior to Amgen Els worked at MSD for 13 years as a packaging engineer.
Product Manager Commercial Supply Chain
Director Distribution EMEA
Mark leads distribution activities for the EMEA region for Japanese pharma producer; Santen. Prior to Santen he spent over 8 years at Alexion and has over 20 years international experience, with a solid focus on operational excellence in distribution (logistics and warehousing) demand planning and customer service (Patient Support Programs) in a cold chain environment for Bio-Tech, Pharmaceutical products.
Supply Chain QA Director
Arjan leads global QA activities for AbbVie's global supply chain and commercial operations on a global scale, based out of Zwolle in the Netherlands. He has been with AbbVie for 6 years, in various senior QA roles. Prior to AbbVie Arjan worked in a range of senior QA, logistics and production roles within Abbott Laboratories and Abbott Nutrition.
Head of Supply Chain Integrity Programmes
Gert-Jan is responsible for Supply Chain Integrity programs including Track & Trace, Serialization, Supply Chain Visibility, Medical Device tracking and Supply Chain Security within Global Supply Chain Quality AbbVie, based at AbbVie Logistics (VLOG) office in Zwolle, The Netherlands. Prior to his five years at AbbVie he spent 7 years at Abbott within distribution QA.
Associate Director Global Logistics
Tommy is a highly experienced logistics and distribution focused supply chain leader, driving the logistics activity across the EMEA regions for Allergan. Prior to working at Allergan Tommy worked in a number of other industries including an extended period of time in supply chain for Microsoft.
Global Head of Pharmaceutical Logistics
Enrica is a native of Milan, Italy, where she graduated in Languages and Foreign Literature. She is a known name within Air France KLM Cargo, where she spend her entire career. Starting in KLM Cargo in Italy within Customer Service environment, she moved with her family to Spain, in the position of Market Manager for Iberian Peninsula from 2011 to 2014. She moved to the Netherlands in summer 2014, at the Headquarters of Air France KLM Cargo, as Key Account Director for the main customers of the group. Since September 2017, she is in the role of Global Head of Pharmaceutical Logistics, bringing her field knowledge, customers’ relations and outside-in approach. Mother of a sixteen year old teenager, she keeps up to date with technology to keep pace with her son.
MD, Industry Lead Life Sciences DACH, Russia
Markus is a Managing Director at Accenture Strategy. He works with major Life Sciences companies around the globe to shape and transform their supply chain and manufacturing operating models, optimize their operations and to exploit digital opportunities. He leads Accenture's Strategy practice of Life Sciences Industry in DACH and Russia and drives the thinking around differentiated supply chains and digital operations for the Pharma and Medtech industries.
Partner, UK Healthcare and Life Sciences Supply Chain
VP Life Sciences & Healthcare EMEA
Paolo leads the business development agenda for the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector across the EMEA region. Having started his career with MSAS Cargo International in the UK, USA and Italy Paolo has developed a wealth of knowledge in global supply chain
Chief Sales Officer
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.
Product Launch Manager
Chief Executive Officer
Manuel is CEO of Vekia, a company that uses artificial intelligence to help retailers optimise their supply chains, focusing upon sales forecasting and supply chain optimisation. Piror to setting up Vekia he held research roles at CNRS and the University of Cambridge.
Kasper Ernest has worked for the last 9 years in European affairs advocacy in Brussels. From 2009 -2018 he was with the Confederation of Danish Enterprise, since 2015 serving as Director of the EU & International Department. He has also served as the Board Member of several EU-level business organisations, as a Member of the Danish Government’s Implementation Council, and was co-founder of the European Business Services Alliance. In addition, he is an external lecturer at Copenhagen Business School.
Director – Supply Optimization and Launches
Jorn has an MBA, GDBA (HD) Logistics – Experienced leader with broad experience in the pharmaceutical disciplines of GXP, Regulatory Affairs, Warehousing and Distribution of finished goods and clinical trials IMP. Well versed in fast production and supply reducing launch time to market on newly approved products. Currently Jørn spends his work time on launching newly approved innovative products for H. Lundbeck A/S globally as well as optimizing Lundbeck’s supply chain with projects focusing on optimizing process flows, reducing waste/scrap and/or information and planning tools helping out on decision making. Last but not least Jørn is involved in the EU FMD roll out at Lundbeck.
Senior Director Global Quality Supply Chain
Healthcare Director – Europe
Former Operations Director
Nomeco HealthCare Logistics
Experienced Commercial Director and International Business Unit Director working for Nomeco HealthCare Logistics, part of the PHOENIX group. Extensive experience working with 3PL business and regional DC’s offering tailored supply chain solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in the Nordic region these past ten years. Executive MBA graduate from AVT Business School. Prior to joining Nomeco five years ago, Jesper worked as Commercial Director Nordics for Movianto.
Senior Sales Manager Central Europe
SVP Global Pharma & Healthcare
Kuehne + Nagel
Rob Coyle joined Kuehne + Nagel (KN) in 2018 to drive the Pharma & Healthcare strategy & end-to-end business while bringing his “Customer & Patient” perspective. Prior to Kuehne + Nagel, Rob worked at GSK for 17 years. Most recently, Rob was the VP, North America Supply Chain and Global Logistics responsible for Pharma supply planning, distribution and warehousing activities across GlaxoSmithKline.Rob has a Mechanical Engineering & MBA degree from Georgia Tech & currently Duke University Board Member. Prior to GSK, Rob worked as a Healthcare Logistics consultant with Ernst & Young. Rob has spent over 22 years in the healthcare industry and looks forward to building on KN’s pharma & healthcare logistics offering.
Pharma Global Sales
Associate Director Supply Chain Planning Excellence
Johnson & Johnson
Deputy Director General
Director Digital Transformation
Cedric leads digital transformation for Merck's manufacturing and supply on a global scale. He has been with Merck for almost 9 years, in a range of digital and artwork focused roles. Prior to Merck he worked in packaging development at B.Brain and the PQH Group.
Global Head of Self-Driving Operations
Sebastien leads all self driving operations for Merck on a global scale, based in Geneva. He has been with Merck for 9 1/2 years in a range of product supply (multi billion € portfolios) and data focused roles. Prior to Merck he worked as a senior supply chain and project management consultant at Logica.
Shabbir Dahod is President and Chief Executive Officer of TraceLink and a member of the company’s board of directors. He co-founded the company in 2009 with a vision of building a business that will transform how life science companies manage the manufacturing, packaging, distribution, and dispensing of pharmaceutical products across a network of trading partners in the global life sciences supply chain.
Burning Nights CRPS
Victoria trained as a barrister and was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 2002. Unfortunately following an accident at work in 2003 she was diagnosed with a poorly understood condition; Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). After 3 years of trying every available treatment, all unsuccessful, her right leg was amputated above the knee. This didn't stop the pain or allodynia & hyperalgesia but stopped the extreme ulcers that proved impossible to treat. In September 2014 she decided to turn a 14 year nightmare into a positive and set up an evidence based website raising awareness for CRPS 'Burning Nights CRPS Support,' which is now a registered CRPS charity.
Director Business Development
Robert has comprehensive experience in Business Development, Market Investigations and Project Management. Specialised in developing concepts and their implementation of condition monitoring systems as well as anti-counterfeit solutions. Expert in digitalisation of supply chains with blockchain and IoT technology.
Global Logistics Capacity and Supplier Manager
Sebastien is responsible for the global logistics strategy development and transformation. This includes people, process and innovation in technology. He is the srategic Supplier manager to steer the Logistics Service model (4PL) in regards to capacity, cost to serve and performance management for the company. Prior to Roche Sebastian worked at Sygenta and Accenture in supply chain consultancy.
Intelligence Manager - EMEA & APAC
Loraine Bout is the Regional Intelligence Manager, EMEA & APAC at Sensitech, formally known as FreightWatch International. In this role, Loraine is responsible for developing, implementing and delivering the EMEA & APAC intelligence strategy.
Prior to her current role, Loraine worked in several roles in the security field within the Dutch government. She served as a Policy Advisor for the Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. In this role, Loraine was responsible for the quality alignment of law enforcement in the Dutch Kingdom.
Loraine gained experience in international policy making as a Policy Officer at the World Health Organization. Loraine holds a Master’s degree in Criminal law and is based near The Hague, The Netherlands.
Product Manager Pharma-Security
Nadine Lampka is Product Manager Pharma-Security at Schreiner MediPharm, a business unit of Schreiner Group based in Oberschleissheim near Munich in Germany. In her role she manages the portfolio of identification, authentication and tamper-evident solutions tailored to the pharmaceutical industry. This includes the strategic development, deployment and evaluation of new technologies as well as the consulting of customers to define security concepts addressing the relevant selection criteria. Prior to joining Schreiner MediPharm’s Strategic Marketing and Business Development organization in 2015, Nadine worked for the security inks business unit of Printcolor Screen Ltd. in Switzerland. She obtained her PhD (research on anti-cancer drugs) and Master’s degree in Chemistry from the Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg.
With over 25 years supply chain logistics experience, Kamaljit has an in-depth knowledge of the supply chain industry and today leads Movianto Group, a subsidiary within Owens & Minor. He is based from the company's Bedford facility, United Kingdom.During his career, he has worked in a number of international roles in the healthcare, oil & gas, after market and automotive sectors and has been based in the USA, Singapore, Italy, UK, Tanzania and Belgium. He holds a BEng in Production Systems, and MSc in Engineering Business Management from Warwick University. He is also fluent in several languages.
Director, Board International
John is working specifically in the Retail and Utility sectors, helping large enterprise accounts to plan, analyse and simulate increasingly large volumes of data. John has previously set up and sold his own businesses, for 12 years as CEO John was responsible for his agency which built and maintained websites for The London Stock Exchange, The BBC, The Daily Telegraph and Honda to name a few. John also built a business in the clinical data trials arena and having grown the businesses to over a hundred people he successfully exited the businesses, one to private equity and the other as a private sale.
Stefan Wiedemann is Director Strategic Marketing and Business Development at 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. Stefan is in charge of strategy and business development. At Schreiner MediPharm, he has been focusing strongly on the development of packaging based business in the area of patient safety, anti-counterfeiting, drug protection, compliance monitoring and connectivity. Prior to joining Schreiner MediPharm in 2006, Stefan held positions as Head of Market and Strategy at Paper Technology Specialists as well as Management Consultant at DGM (Roland Berger/Deutsche Bank). He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bayreuth.
Director Global Leasing Solutions
Chris Day is currently Director, Global Business Development for Sonoco ThermoSafe’s Leasing Services business. Chris is an experienced global executive who has been involved in temperature-controlled packaging for pharmaceuticals for over a decade. His unique career path spans Wall Street/private equity, multiple segments within the packaging industry as well as a stint in the White House. Chris received a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and is distinguished as the youngest graduate of Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
Matthew oversees all development of the STEPLogic platform as well as the platform products STEPLogic Trace and STEPLogic Warehouse. Matt was one of the instrumental developers of the serialization product, STEPLogic Trace, and oversaw the team implementing the product at Johnson & Johnson. Matt has overseen the technology efforts of many projects, most notably at Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline including serialization, clinical trials and WMS technology upgrades and software implementations.
Manager E2E Supply Chain Analytics
Economist by education with 7 years of experiences in Consultancy and 8 years Pharmaceutical Industry. Experiences in SAP APO implementations, Supply Chain Optimization projects, Global SCM responsibility for managing of pharmaceutical Supply Chains.
Director Customer Solution
David McEwan started his career as a Schlumberger Wireline Engineer making leading edge technology work in hostile hydrocarbon exploration environments of West Africa and South America. Taking on board operational excellence lessons learnt David has become a proven Tier-1 Supply Chain and Value Leader. 19 years pan-European Supply Chain success in the global enterprise software space working at companies such as Airbus, Metso, KLM, JLR, Acer, Shell, Sony, Saab, P&G, Unilever & Alstom Transport.
Area Sales Director
Coming from a background of Operations, Category Management and Supply Chain, Phil works with large and iconic customer brands across EMEA. Being focused on Supply Chain, he brings solutions to business problems by introducing technology that supports, manages, and optimizes complex supply chains. Phil is proud to work with colleagues at E2open who support him to effectively deliver significant cost saving efficiencies for our customer partners.
Chief Customer Officer
Laurent Lefouet is the Chief Customer Officer at Aera Technology, where he leads the sales and customer services teams globally. Laurent brings to Aera more than 25 years of experience in software and technologies for large enterprises. Prior to Aera, Laurent was at Anaplan, where he served as the Managing Director for EMEA. Before Anaplan, he was the COO and VP of Large Enterprise Sales for SAP France. He also held international management roles at Business Objects Global and SAP EMEA and India.
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