Dr. Frank Binder is VP, Head of Global Supply Chain Management, 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 holds a doctorate (Dr. phil. nat.) in Chemistry from University of Berne, having done his doctoral research in physical chemistry. Managing teams and stakeholders across the world, and across very different business cultures, is one of his daily challenges; he has a multicultural background himself, and is fluent in several languages (English, French, German, Spanish, and basic Mandarin), and has significant management experience in executive roles, spanning Europe, Asia and the US.
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.
Sheena Behn is an established global leader in the Pharmaceutical Industry with significant supply chain, manufacturing and development experience and expertise. She has worked at AstraZeneca for 20 years. Sheena is currently VP Therapy Area Supply (for CVRM/INA Therapy Areas) in Operations for AstraZeneca, and the Operations Executive Sponsor for Risk, based in the UK. She was previously based in Gothenburg as VP R&D Supply Chain (2013-2015), running the global group for Clinical Supply at AZ; and before that VP for Wuxi Manufacturing site for 3 years, based in China (2010-2012). Sheena is a Pharmacist who started her career working in London hospitals, before working in pharmaceutical development with GSK and then AZ before joining Operations in 2007.
Anne Marie is Vice President Global Supply Chain Operations & Strategic Partnerships at Biogen and leads 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. She has a track-record of putting processes and systems in place, and driving transformation in cross-functional and cross-cultural settings. She has a passion for people and the development of high-performance teams. Anne Marie is Swiss and holds a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich.
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.
Erica's current remit focuses upon the development of an integrated GMS strategy roadmap for GSK, including digital. Alongside operating model design, divestment leadership, and central fuction reviews, she is also responsible for driving supply chain talent mangement wihtin the organisation, with proven benefits towards recruitment, retention and career progression.
Brian is directly repsonsible for planning and strategy for Merck MSD where he develops the strategic approach to deliver internal efficiencies and external transformation of the supply chain from factories to the end customer. Brian also has extensive experience in building integrated data and information networks directly with pharmacies across Europe and the first commercial pharmaceutical authentication system across the European pharmacy network, building extensive relationships with pharmacy associations and government bodies to deliver robust reliable systems for information capture and analysis.
Matthew has 20+ years of Global SC experience working at PepsiCo, Smith&Nephew, GSK and now Teva. He has lived and worked in Australia, Singapore the US and now the UK and has had over 60 country operations report to him at various times. His focus has always been on Service, Quality and Cost improvement and his roles have varied from Warehousing, Supply Manager, Buyer, Planning, S&OP and more recently overall Logistics control. His focus for the past 5 years has been End2End Transformation in Supply Chains and currently is rolling out an outsourcing strategy at Teva that will help to manage and control the almost $600m of logistics spend.
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.
Dieter is responsible globally for the operational supply chain management at Roche, managing a team of 90 with a related budget. Recently, Dieter has successfully pioneered a strategy to advance supply chain efficiency globally, involving product supply chain ownership and all supply chain planning relevant functions allowing improvements to the customer experience across the board. Under Dieter’s remit, significant progression has been implemented in customer facing performance measures.
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.
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.
Didier is globally responsible for the end-to-end supply chain for Pharma solids at Sanofi. Through his expertise in strategic and operational supply chain in a multi-national and multi-cultural environment for FMCG / cosmetics companies in various countries and experiences in procurement, manufacturing, demand & supply planning, logistics, distribution, master data and information systems (ERP-APS), Didier leads a highly successful end-to-end strategy.
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.
Piero is directly responsible for managing the supply chain for Sandoz Germany and Hexal AG. He has a proven track record of working across different 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. Piero also has extensive experience in various environments from mature to emerging markets as he e.g. has been 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 Sandoz Executive Committee for Germany.
Tamas Masztis has 20+ years of Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement experience working with blue chip pharma companies as Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer. Tamas is currently the Senior Director, EU Supply Chain at Kite Pharma EU B.V., based in The Netherlands, working on the start-up of EU operations. 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.
In his role, Enrico focuses on boosting and turning around performance in supply chain and operations. With his experience of over more than 15 years in the FMCG industry (globally – including Europe, US/Mexico, Asia & Emerging Markets) Enrico is very well placed to share his experience on how to become truly customer centric.
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.
Lorenzo is accountable for managing the supply chain for Baxter’s oncology products. He is directly responsible for Planning and Inventory Deployment, Customer Service Baxter products, Purchasing & Supplier Management, Warehouse and Distribution and Partmaster and Data Management.
Caroline is the acting CTO of McLaren Applied Technologies (MAT). She has experience in developing innovative technology solutions in sectors including Motorsports, Transport, Health, Elite sports, Manufacturing and Energy. Caroline joined the McLaren F1 team in 1997 where she worked in vehicle dynamics and spearheaded the development of the McLaren F1 simulator. In 2008, she joined MAT as the third employee and has played a pivotal role in developing MAT from a start up to a successful forward-looking technology company. She is also a Visiting Professor in Surgical Simulations at Oxford and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Currently working as Director Planning Excellence, responsible for establishing benchmark planning processes, strategy development and driving innovation within J&J Global Surgery Planning.
Joined J&J 10 years ago in the Pharma sector and had roles of increasing responsibility within different sectors of J&J and different parts of the Supply Chain.
Previous to J&J, worked at Becton Dickinson and was responsible for the EMEA Supply Chain strategy and for creating & implementing innovative solutions to anticipate changing needs.
Before that he took part in the start-up of a University spin-off in consulting. As partner he experienced this company growing from two people until more than 40 and led supply chain projects in different industry sectors and had assignments as interim manager.
He started his career as University assistant professor in Operations Research.
Educational background includes Master degrees in Industrial and Civil engineering, an EMBA degree at the Vlerick School of Management and at INSEAD.
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).
Helena Jenzer is a specialist in hospital pharmacy. She had leading positions as head of a hospital pharmacy for 30 years, as well as positions as qualified person in producing hospital pharmacies and in a blood product manufacturing industry. She is specialised in all questions of quality assurance, manufacturing and quality control in a frame of cGMP and PIC/s guidelines. She has a CAS in Public Health Collaboration. She was a member of the board of the GSASA and is currently member of the Scientific Committee of the EAHP (European Association of Hospital Pharmacist). Her further activities were leading full-time a nutritional medicines research division at a University of Applied Sciences (until December 2016), which lead to a series of publications including supply chain related articles about the availability of medicines. In 2014 and 2015 she was main proposer and became chair of COST Action Ca15105 (European Medicines Shortages Research Network - addressing supply problems to patients). Actually, she has two half time equivalents as senior researcher and as chief hospital pharmacist.
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.
Matthias is an experienced professional with more than 19 years of work experience in supply chain management and business reengineering 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.
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.
Senior Supply Chain and S & OP leader, with a career characterized by a combination of strategic transformational programs roles, and functional leadership in top Blue Chip corporations. Enriched by finance, capital engineering and systems implementation experience.
Passionate about Integrated Business Planning, change and people development, problem solving. With a strong record of delivering cash reduction, performance and profitability improvement targets, and organizational changes in both the FMCG, Automotive, and Lifescience industries.
Currently based at the GlaxoSmithKline global headquarters in London, Global Lead for the Supply Chain Planning Process across the three divisions Pharmaceutical, Health Consumer and Vaccines.
Up until late 2017 Yoram worked 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.
In his role as a Quality Assurance Manager for Global Distribution, Benjamins responsibility is to ensure the product quality in the distribution between manufacturing sites and affiliates. He is taking care of global projects, qualifications, audits, quality contracting, management of forwarders and risk assessments for transport solutions, shipping lanes and other. Additionally he is focusing on data analysis and digitalization. Benjamin is holding a master’s degree in business administration and engineering (Wirtschaftsigenieurwesen), functional direction mechanical engineering from the Technical University in Darmstadt.
Christian has strong skills in leading people, in managing budgets and international projects in very demanding and competitive environments. He has over 20 years of experience in integrated supply chain management in companies such as Swatch Group, Novartis and Merck. Most recently he has been leading advanced analytics and digitalisation, including the SC control tower at Merck.
Gilead recently started on an exciting journey to develop and integrate supply chain capabilities to improve visibility and performance. Early focus was on process development, followed by software selection. Niall has fulfilled various Manufacturing and Supply Chain roles in Life Sciences over the past 20 years, with a particular focus on Process Improvement and Site Start-up. Niall joined Gilead in 2008 has been the Global ‘Plan to Make’ business lead since 2011. He reports into Global Supply Chain and is leading Gilead’s multi-year Integrated Supply Chain Program.
Barbara is an economist by initial training and later acquired a MSc in International Pharmacoeconomics and Health Economics.
During her 20 years tenure at Roche she has held responsibilities in various global Supply Chain Management functions, both for commercial products, as well as for Investigational Medicinal Products in clinical studies.
Since 2007 Barbara has worked for SMEs focusing on the development and marketing of orphan drugs for rare diseases. Currently at Santhera Pharmaceuticals Barbara has responsibility for commercial distribution and related services - in collaboration with a network of CMOs and service providers.
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.
Ish leads the global planning for AstraZeneca, where he has overall accountability for the tactical planning and orchestration of the global end-to-end supply chain. Ish’s focused strategy ensures service levels are met and inventory is optimized. Ish oversees and manages Analytics and Planning Excellence, and Toll manufacturing and is also directly responsible for Astra Zeneca’s 3V improvement programme and compliance to Blueprint Principles.
Roeland Vandebrouck is responsible for distribution network design and strategy for AstraZeneca in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Particular challenges are future-proofing the network for an evolving product portfolio with an emerging focus on specialty care, and the integration of acquired product portfolios in AstraZeneca’s network.
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.
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.
Jan-Cassen Kraus is a Supply Chain Manager with a wide variety of experience. From the automotive industry (VW and suppliers) he switched to the airline business (Lufthansa). After heading the SCM department for the biggest Gold& Platinum Trader in Europe (Heraeus) Jan-Cassen Kraus moved on in 2013 to lead the SCM Team at the German sites of Boehringer Ingelheim. His core topics are continues improvements in supply chain innovation& performance and stock reduction.
With ambition to improve quality of lives, Denis is focused on optimizing distribution networks to increase patients’ access to healthcare and free up funds for Research & Development of new treatments.
Denis has 15 years of experience in strategic procurement, logistics optimization and supply chain management, built within pharmaceutical, medical device and logistics industries in Switzerland, Luxembourg and France.
Born in St-Petersburg, Russia, Denis holds an MSc in Logistics, and an Executive MBA from Ecole de Management de Strasbourg, France.
Currently Denis is leading the regional Procurement Team transforming Novartis supply chain network in EMEA.
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.
Maureen is a Supply Chain & Operations Management Executive with 20 years’ experience in delivering results in local, regional & global FMCG & Pharma supply chains, from the production line through to the shelf and the patient. She learned her craft in the World Class Procter & Gamble Logistics & Operations methods, then successfully reapplied those in Pharma.
She is a strategic and creative thinker with a decisive and action orientated style. This enables her strong track record of being able to rapidly evaluate a situation, identify key structural changes needed and quickly & efficiently bring them to life. After 20 years of hands on experience in industry, she is now a consultant on Life Sciences supply chains with EY.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Having fufilled numerous customer service roles in the company, at the 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.
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.
Christian has more than 15 years of Automotive experience holding various operational roles including plant management, supply chain management and lean/ six sigma deployment for major automotive suppliers in different cultures. Since moving to Staedler he has been tasked with driving lean transformation on a global scale, building a technology roadmap for MES, industry 4.0 and the digital factory, and developed an opex roadmap for manufacturing and supply chain.
Mirko joined Pfizer in 2007 as Logistics Compliance & Operations Advisor in the Market Logistics Italy team. In August 2008, he relocated to the European Logistics Centre in Zaventem, Belgium, where he held several roles in the areas of Operations Compliance, Continuous Improvement, leading to his Six-Sigma Black Belt certification, and Distribution Network Planning. He moved to the Network Solutions & Excellence team in 2011 and took its leadership in 2014. Prior to joining Pfizer, Mirko worked as a Business Analyst at EuroGroup Consulting. Mirko holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Università degli Studi di Salerno (Italy) and a MSc in Logistics & Supply Chain from the Cranfield University, and he is currently based in Central London.
Dr. Miran Denac, Site General Manager at Teva Pharmaceuticals, Merckle GmbH, Ulm, Germany. Managing three production sites for final dosage forms. Vice President Direct with responsibility for 1300 employees Annual production of 8B tablets, 160 Mio sterile units, 30 Mio liquids and 20 Mio creams mostly for the “ratiopharm” brand. PhD, BSc Chemical Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Engineering Zurich, Switzerland. Grew up in Zurich, Switzerland. Held various positions in the Swiss Mechanical Industry and worked in Pharma for Pliva, Barr and Teva.
11 years with Teva.
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.
At Schreiner MediPharm, Ann leads the development, marketing and sales of multi-functional specialty labels with value-added benefits for the pharmaceutical and medical device markets. She is accountable for the global strategy, sales organization and business development which build on the headquarters in Munich, Germany, local US production and a worldwide network of sales representatives. With over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry, At Schreiner MediPharm, Ann leads the development, marketing and sales of multi-functional specialty labels with value-added benefits for the pharmaceutical and medical device markets. She is accountable for the global strategy, sales organization and business development which build on the headquarters in Munich, Germany, local US production and a worldwide network of sales representatives. With over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry, Ann brings unique insight into solving customer’s challenges in the arena of product identification and supply chain integrity.
Fabrice Panza has over 18 years’ experience in sales & business development for Air France-KLM. Before commencing his career in the air industry, he used to be a military Instructor Officer in the French Army. In 1998 his first position at Air France was to deal with passengers as a Station Commercial Representative and after 4 years integrated a regional headquarter as Head of Studies and Statistics where he embedded new tools to analyze and steer sales. He joined Air France KLM Cargo in 2008 where he has been in charge of Sales for Eastern France and then joined France Sales management team until 2012. In 2013 he was nominated into the Air France KLM Pharmaceutical Group as Sales Manager & Developer France where he set up a vertical organization while getting involved with local Pharma Associations (SFSTP & Pharma Logistics Club). In January 2017 he took up the role of Product Manager Pharmaceutical Logistics. In this position he leads the dedicated global product team supporting his sales colleagues and operational departments to focus on high end, time & temperature sensitive, pharmaceutical and biotechnology products.
It is Fabrice’s passion to share its knowledge and energy with concrete business targets. He holds a License level in History, and several distinction awards in sports, army, foreign language and since few in IATA Quality and Risk Management for Temperature Controlled Cargo. He lives in the east of Paris and has 3 kids.
Eduardo heads up the global supply chain teams for Acino, including strategic procurement, planning, logisctics and projects for the entire company. He has significant experience in pharma, medical devices and FMCG, having worked in supply chain roles for over thirteen years. As significant amount of Eduardo's time is spent optimising the supply chain to many of the emerging markets that form a large proportion of Acino's customer geographies.
Jan Debaere is Director at PwC in Belgium, where he has the responsibility for the Pharma & Life Sciences Supply Chain practice. He has 18+ years of experience in supply chain management, both from within the industry as well as in consulting. His main focus is in integrated Demand and Supply Chain Planning and S&OP, Operating Models, Process Design and Advanced Planning Systems. In this role, he leads programs in (1) Supply Chain process assessments, visioning and concept development, (2) Design and implementation of Supply Chain processes/systems, (3) Process and Organization design projects, and (4) Change Management Programs
Markus is currently Managing Director at Accenture Strategy, where he leads the global Life Sciences Supply Chain & Operations Strategy Practice. In this role he leads the consultative efforts of the firm with a range of global pharma and biotech companies on best practice operational strategy, drawing from extensive experience in the industry, including a decade within his current remit.
Clive Bryant is Senior Global Business Development Director at Softbox Systems, responsible for managing all global strategic business development and marketing activities and identifying major new market opportunities and emerging trends. He has over 30 years’ experience in Pharmaceutical and Clinical Trial Temperature Sensitive Logistics. He was Head of Life Sciences at DHL Express for nearly five years and Global Sales and Marketing Director at PDP Couriers for over 6 years. Clive’s specialties include: Business development strategy, market trends, complex service propositions, global Marketing, Pharmaceutical & Clinical Trial logistics, Cold Chain transportation design and optimisation, direct to pharmacy logistics, global supply chain initiatives, and team and project management.
Yann Martin has started with 10 years experiences in the development and validation of solutions for temperature control of pharmaceutical cold chain products. During this period has deal with major pharmaceuticals companies all over the world as well for global and for local solutions developments and their implementations. He is now Global Sales Director of Emball'iso, and takes responsibility of coordination of all business development activities of French headquarters but also subsidiaries included: UK, German, US, India, China, Brasil, Japan & Singaporean sites.
Having been with UCB for over a decade, Edith's key remit now is to develop innovation and new technology in relation to the manufacuture of all new molecules ( chemical and biological compounds) and to introduce innovation in manufacturing plants across the globe.
Corneliu Tobescu has joined Berlinger & Co AG in April 2011 and holds currently the function as VP Technology & Operations. Corneliu Tobescu’s background is development and production of sensors, electronical temperature monitoring devices and cold chain data management and analysis software. Previous to Berlinger & Co AG, he has worked in the Research & Development Director roles at Philips Semiconductors and NXP and holds a master degree in Electronics at the ETH Zürich. During the last 7 years, he has contributed to Berlinger’s product portfolio definition, development and industrialization, serving the needs of the Cold Chain Industry.
James leads Deloitte’s Life Sciences Consulting practice in the UK and is a member of our Life Sciences Supply Chain Team. James has extensive experience of complex Procurement Transformation, Supply Chain Strategy, 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.
Stefan Surpitski currently serves as Manager for Life Sciences Security. His role is to create collaborative solutions that address the cargo security needs of Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical customers. By leveraging a broad array of tools, Stefan designs and implements programs that increase compliance and visibility, while at the same time reduce theft. Stefan joined Sensitech Inc. in 2007 with a B.S. from the University of New Hampshire, and a background in market research and consulting. He has worked in a number of roles throughout Sensitech, primarily concentrating on implementing real-time programs that support regulatory compliance, reduce risk, and maximize supply chain performance.
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.
Jurrien Faas has almost 10 years’ experience in the operational field of aircraft ground handling. In 2008 he joined KLM Ground Services in the position of Staff Planner and later on he moved to the role of Training School Manager. Three years later he moved to the baggage handling department. After being an Operational Manager in this field for around 3 years he made a move towards another operational division.
End 2016 he stepped into the fascinating world of Cargo handling within AFKL in the role of Project Manager GDP & Quality Assurance Manager and therefore he is also the GDP Responsible Person within the company. This role was a new challenge for him and an opportunity to discovered two new worlds, the world of Cargo handling and the world of Pharmaceuticals. Discovering new worlds, meeting new people and sharing operational insights is what drives him. There is so much to explore and to learn and Jurrien believes that when focusing on this elements quality and process can really be improved.
Jurrien hold a Bachelor in Logistics and lives in the western part of the Netherlands. To stay fit he runs a couple of kilometers a week. He is married and has three young kids.
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
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.
Joe is currently Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Patheon Pharmaceuticals. He has over 18 years experience in the CDMO industry. Previous to Patheon, Joe has worked within the Pharmaceutical services industry with Abbott Laboratories (ABBVIE), Evonik Degussa and Piramal Healthcare. Joe holds B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from Loyola University, Chicago and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University majoring in Marketing, Management and Strategy. Joe has also served as an Executive Officer of DCAT (Drug Chemical and Associated Technologies Association) and is a Past President.
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.
Currently serving as a Product Manager – Commercial Supply Chain, Lloyd has over 17 years’ experience in the specialist transport and logistics industry.
Lloyd's experience expands across both clinical and commercial supply chains, in addition to the products that fall outside or in between these traditional definitions e.g. Expanded Access Programmes, Named Patient Programmes & Compassionate Drugs.
A subject matter expert in temperature controlled logistics , Lloyd has a deep understanding of specialty pharmaceutical supply chains – For example, Cell & Gene Therapy, Orphan Drugs, Biosimilars & high value biologics; which are often personalized medicines, requiring the strictest temperature control and assurance around product integrity and ultimately patient safety.
(As Product Manager for Commercial Supply Chain) Lloyd is responsible for the WEMEA region in World Courier; partnering with clients from molecule to market on their high value, lower volume commercial drug portfolio.
Chris Engel has a strong background in logistics and has intercultural working experiences in China and Switzerland.
Since 2008 Chris held several sales responsibilities and roles in logistics, has been handling major worldwide accounts at TNT Express and FedEx, and also has experience in managing global pharmaceutical clients at World Courier as a Global Account Manager.
During his time in World Courier since 2014, Chris worked on and has lead numerous projects for high value specialty drugs and shipments of exceptional sensitivity, low tolerance to temperature deviations and challenging time requirements. He has been using his expertise to manage and design complex supply chains for both worldwide clinical trials and commercial drugs.
As a Product Manager for Commercial Supply Chain being responsible for Northern, Central and Eastern Europe in World Courier, Chris is helping clients with the transition from clinical to commercial drug logistics, including product launch, drugs with volatile demand and all volumes from single dosages to bulk shipments.
Jean-Paul Forget holds a Master degree in Business Engineering. He is an expert in Supply chain integrity and efficiency that he built during 30 years of driving large digital transformation initiatives in various industrial sectors for multinational companies, including Novartis Consumer Health where he was the Head of IT Supply Chain for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In the recent years, he got specialized in product identification, authentication, Track & Trace and fraud detection, combining regulatory, technological and operational experiences on the field. Today, he is promoting an innovative, collaborative and holistic approach to win the battle against falsified Medicines.
Aida Batista is currently Vice-President of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists and works as a Hospital Pharmacist Specialist within the organisation. She has also held the position of Director of Pharmacy Department at Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia (CHVNG/E, EPE), Portugal. Her key areas of interest are management, Procurement and Medicines Shortages.
Kristel is program lead world class supply chain transformation Merck Animal Health. (Program scope includes Value Chain Management, Forecasting & S&OP, Production Planning, Metrics, Master data, Inventory Governance.) She is also the global lead for the company on both serialisation and global inventory management activities.
Liam Dunne has over 20 years’ experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing and development activities. During his career Liam has worked in operations, technical support, strategic planning and development of new small molecules in roles that have placed him in Europe, Asia and the USA. Liam has a broad understanding manufacturing operations and the CMC activities required to commercialize new products. Liam is currently the Associate Vice President of Global Pharmaceutical Commercialization, a group of approx. 200 scientists and engineers located worldwide. The group is responsible for the late stage development of Merck’s small molecules across drug substance, drug product and packaging for both worldwide and regional products. The group also manages manufacture and supply of late stage clinical materials, technology development of new and innovative manufacturing technologies and provides site based technical support to Merck’s commercialization sites in Ireland and Puerto Rica.
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.
Roman Mijnhart joined Sanofi Genzyme in 2013 and is responsible for Global Supply Chain Quality, including GDP compliance and distribution improvement programs. Active in the biopharma industry since 1992 with different operational and Quality positions in the bio-manufacturing of vaccines and biologicals. With a bioengineering background (Delft University of Technology) my main drives are continuous process improvement to secure patient supply and product quality. Optimizing processes and systems, to reduce variability and daily ‘firefighting’ in collaboration with international teams. Experienced as Qualified Person and GDP Responsible Person.
Mrs. Rowlands joined Envirotainer, April 2016 with a shared vision to enhance the Aid/Relief/NGO offering by Envirotainer in the global marketplace. She holds a B.A. degree in Communications, +25 years of logistics experience, within the Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing & Consumer sectors. Director of Sales- EMEA, CSafe Global; Corporate/Director Business Development, DHL Global Forwarding, (Americas and Europe). Charter Member, The Organisation of Women in International Trade, Recognised by ‘Who’s Who’ in Global Business 2011-2012 and a passionate advocate of creating life changing supply chain solutions.
Hussain brings more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing, supply chain, technology, sales, and marketing and strategy consulting to his role. Hussain works closely with senior executives from global life sciences, CPG and high-tech companies. He has experience with several clients in SC segmentation and outsourcing as part of their end-to-end transformation initiatives. Hussain is responsible for the life science practice in the New England region and he currently leads a number of technology-enabled transformation projects at top 10 life science and Med Tech companies. He is also responsible for work in the clinical supplies and CAR-T immunotherapy spaces.
Dirk Van Ginderachter is an Associate Director at OMPartners, responsible as an industry lead for customer projects and businessdevelopment in pharma & life sciences. Projects in his portfolio havetypically a scope of globally integrated business and supply chain planning. Heis experienced in optimizing pharma supply chain planning in all its aspects.This includes advisory services to define the right processes and itsorganizational impact and the implementation of best-fit tools to supportsupply chain management in this highly complex industry. Current customersinclude multiple top 20 pharma companies.
"Steven Atcheson joined Kuehne + Nagel (KN) in 2011 to oversee & develop the Global Pharma & Healthcare vertical to become the market leader. During his time with KN, Steven has held various position including SVP Sales & Marketing/NAM and SVP Key Accounts/ NAM. Prior to KN, he has worked for such notable companies as DHL, Maersk, P&O Nedloyd, ABF Freight Systems and US Lines." Steven holds a Bachelor of Science in Sales & Marketing from Stockton University. He has over 33 years in the logistics industry specializing in the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare market.
With over 20 years of international experience in the freight forwarding and logistics, Brice BELLIN spent 12 years specializing in healthcare and cold chain supply chain management.
He has been trained in 2015 on CEIV Quality and Temperature Controlled operations with a concrete CEIV implementation of 18 Bolloré Logistics stations (Previously SDV) all over the world, including Africa.
He has a particular interest in the Industry ever changing transportation aspects in an international environment, and has an extensive experience guiding healthcare organizations through significant changes while improving customer excellence in the supply chain and cost effectiveness.
Brice BELLIN leads as director of healthcare, the European structure Bolloré Logistics, one of the Top 10 global logistics provider operating in 102 countries and 21,200 employees.
Bollore Logistics have the biggest integrated logistics network in Africa, been doing business on the African continent for over 50 years with 250 subsidiaries in 45 countries.
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.
Bernhard C. Baertschi, having a Master in Supply Chain Management, Marketing and Economics, speaking 8 languages, since 1.5 year Head of Export / Member Operation Management Bioforce Group (A. Vogel Products), responsible for the international business such as export business as well managing own companies and distrubutors abroad, 2013 – 2016 Head of Sales & Marketing, SkyCell, 2006 – 2013 Head of Division Logistics and Services of the VIA MAT Group, 2004 – 2006 Head of Marketing DHL, 1998 – 2004 Vice President Sales & Marketing Swissair, Crossair und Swiss, 1990 – 1998 Country Manager Swissair in Africa, Middle East and Asia. As Head of Export Bioforce Group focus is on Sales, Marketing, Quality Management, Production, Regulatory as well End to end Supply Chain Management in to support and facilitate growth of the company
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.
Dr.Vlad Trifa is a Chief Product Officer at Ambrosus. He is an experienced technologist and entrepreneur who has been at the forefront of the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution for over a decade. He is the former Head of Swisscom Digital Lab - a leading innovation center that helps medium and large companies leverage the latest innovations in AI, Blockchain, and IoT to optimise their businesses. As Co-Founder of EVRYTHNG, he has designed and built large-scale IoT platforms used by Fortune 100 companies (incl. Coca Cola, Unilever, LVMH, GE). He holds a PhD and MSc in Computer Science from ETH Zurich and EPFL respectively.
An entrepreneur at heart, Fred founded his first company at the age of 23. Prior to launching Aera, Fred was the CEO of Anaplan, which he grew from 20 to 650 employees, and a $1B+ valuation. Before that, he held several executive positions at SAP, Business Objects and ALG software.
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.
In his role, Bram is an expert in designing, testing and implementing various APS planning systems, with experience as project leader for customers in the Pharmaceutical industry. In addition he has completed projects and quick scans on S&OP reporting, R&D planning, inventory management and supply chain planning. Furthermore Bram has experience in high level supply chain planning in the Pharmaceutical industry, coordinating an international network of four production sites, as well as taking care of logistic engineering projects. Bram is also an active contributor to the Life Science Network.
Studied economics & business information systems at the university of applied science in Frankfurt Germany. Right after studies he had started his career in the European sales department at former LAN CARGO which since the merger in 2012 with TAM Airlines
Ben VanderPlas is a Global Product Manager for Sonoco ThermoSafe. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State Universities School of Packaging and has a Masters in Engineering Management from Northwestern University. Over the past 13 years Ben has had various roles within ThermoSafe including engineering, sales, and marketing. He retains a Certified Packaging Professional designation from the Institute of Packaging Professionals and recently co-authored a technical supplement to the World Health Organizations Technical Report Series Number 961, for the Qualification of Shipping Containers.
Rada Brujic, working for Octapharma as International Buyer since 2013 in the field of Logistics and Material Management. She holds a MBA degree in Executive Management and is currently doing a PhD in in International Business Management with focus on “Sustainable Supply Chain Management”. She is experienced in sales and purchasing, logistics, contract management, supply chain and GDP. She speaks German, English, Serbian, Russian and Italian.
Jack Tarkoff is Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder of rfxcel with the vision of building a product that would meet the track and trace needs of pharmaceutical industry. After working countless years in sales, he knew that the only way to have a successful business was to work with people to shape the products and services. Jack has dedicated himself to understanding track and trace technology and how it transforms the pharmaceutical supply chain. He has built products around RFID, cold chain monitors compliance systems and IoT for the past 15 years. Many ideas of which evolved from studying the Life Sciences supply chain. As he strengthened his understanding of supply chain, he took things one step further through strategic partnerships with SAP, OPTEL, Domino, and Verizon. He understands the value of data integrity and how it is leveraged to add business value and consumer protection. Not only have his products save customers money, expanded their market share, but have significantly reduced counterfeits in the marketplace to protect the end consumer. Jack, along with co-founder Glenn Abood, started the company to focus on safety of pharmaceutical supply chain and bring advanced track and trace software to manufacturers, repackagers, wholesalers, distributors, and dispensers. rfxcel’s mission is to be the thought leader in traceability technology, and to enable customers to better manage their business today and deliver value tomorrow.
Jan is oversees the overall supply chain management within the European Technology division of Astellas, including planning and inventory management, logistics and distribution, contract manufacturing supplies, procurement of direct materials, artwork and master data management. Jan has also developed highly successful strategies in developing new manufacturing facilities, ERP (SAP) implementations, merger and plant divestments, outsourcing of manufacturing activities and contract manufacturing in Russia.
Michael Wallraven is Regional Vice President for the German speaking regions in Europe at LLamasoft, mainly spanning Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is responsible for the company´s Go-to-Market and Growth Strategy in the geography. Michael brings over 20 years of experience in the technology industry and has largely been engaged with multiple US-software companies expanding their footprint in EMEA during their biggest overall growth periods. Prior to LLamasoft he was responsible for the EMEA Life Sciences & Consumer Healthcare sector at GT Nexus, a global cloud supply chain platform now owned by Infor. He also served as the Central European Director for InterWorld, a global leader in E-Commerce technologies, and as Director of Sales at Manugistics Europe, where he was tasked to build a global business unit focused exclusively on strategic accounts in the Life Sciences and Chemical industry verticals. Michael holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing & Logistics from the University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein in Moenchengladbach, Germany.
Gil Ishai has been with Avery Dennison since 2015, in a range of business development roles. He has lead the product management of ThermaVIP+ reinforced Insulation panels for TCP since its inception, and is responsible for business strategy, product development and entry to new markets. Prior to joining AD Gil served as Product Manager for several companies in the Medical Device sector and as Brand Manager for several product categories in Procter & Gamble. Gil holds a BA in Business Management and International Relations from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and MBA in Business Management from Haifa University.
Gisli is a co-founder and CEO of Controlant, provider of cloud based real-time monitoring solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. Gisli has been instrumental in driving Controlant's vision of offering a real-time platform that enables a real-time overview of the entire supply chain with the goal of reducing waste, ensure quality and fulfilling regulatory requirements for its customers.
Ned is a leader in Deloitte’s inventory analytics practice and is a managing director in Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations practice, with more than 25 years of experience focused on supply chain strategy and supply chain planning.
Ned focuses on transforming supply chain processes and organizations through the application of collaborative process improvement, advanced analytics, change management, and the implementation of advanced supply chain planning technology. He focuses on life sciences, health care, and consumer product companies, with specific depth in supply chain planning and inventory optimization.
Koen Jaspers co-founded bluecrux with a clear focus on supply chain strategy, innovation and process excellence. Within bluecrux, he leads the company’s most recent product innovation around LightsOutPlanning. His core expertise domains include: (digital) supply chain planning, manufacturing and distribution optimization, customer management and business transformation. His industry background is mainly focused around Life Sciences, Oil & Gas, Food & Beverages, Automotive and Manufacturing.
Currently Director for Performance and Process Improvement in GSK’s Global Logistics organization, I have over 20 years held roles across GSK’s warehousing and distribution functions. Notably for this session, I was the business strategy lead for the development of the partnership operating model GSK now share with KN
Bernd Grabner was born in 1975 and started his studies of law and business economics in Linz in
1993. Already during his studies he started working in the family owned wholesaling company in
1999, being in charge for an alternating range of operational tasks. Bernd Grabner became member
of the board of GM Pharma in 2003. After the merger with Jacoby Pharmazeutika in July 2013, he
now is member of the board of Jacoby GM Pharma and therein responsible for the divisions supplier
relations, key account management for dispensing doctors and new business activities.
Global Category Leader in Freight & Logistics part of operations procurement. I have a team of three people and we manage Primary Freight which is around $110m annually. Most of my team can usually be found on facebook checking into many remote locations in the name of work!! I’ve been with AZ nearly 9 years and during that time we have seen a significant change in our approach to Logistics, we are most widely known for broadcasting our intention to transition 2/3 of our global freight from air to sea. We are focussed on delivering cost quality and service to the AZ business particularly focussing on potential new products and channels to reach more patients in the coming years.
Julian Sutch is commercially responsible for Emirates SkyCargo’s global pharmaceutical division having been appointed in August 2016.
He oversees the sales strategy, multinational tenders, global accounts and tri partite relationships, product development and marketing activities.
Julian has been in the logistics industry for 13 years since university, spending 10 of those in freight forwarding in Dubai predominately setting up the Middle East regional distribution for GlaxoSmithKline and opening an Pharma hub facility for API in the Dubai Airport Freezone.
His last position was in Etihad Cargo where he was the product/commercial manager for pharmaceuticals; spending 3 years in the product design, sales and operations.’
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.
Dr. Bernhard Schwister has a 25+ year career in sales, sales management and general management in software, hardware and consulting. Experienced in opening new markets and regions for start-ups. Bernhard is a professional in handling turnaround, restructuring, crisis management and performance improvement. For E2open he is the responsible VP for the pharmaceutical market.
As Founder and CEO of Farma Trust, Raja is driving the company’s vision and mission of protecting the vulnerable by eliminating deadly counterfeit medications on a global scale. Raja is a UK qualified barrister with over 20 years business experience in the global media and technology industries and holds Masters of Law from University of Nottingham. Before establishing Farma Trust, his most recent groundbreaking global digital media achievements include the strategic planning, launch and operational management of Al Jazeera Media Network’s digital current affairs media products aimed at millennials: AJ+ (USA), AJ+ (Spanish) and AJ+ (Arabi), engaging millions of young people across the world.
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.
Anne-Catherine is a Manager in the PwC Belgium Strategy and Operations Consulting team and has a background in both Finance and Supply Chain consulting. She's a seasoned project manager with experience throughout the entire Supply Chain and has led a number of projects in the Pharma sector. She supports clients with logistics improvement projects including supply chain process improvements, network optimization, warehouse operations and transport management, demand and supply management, business and systems integration, carve-outs and operating model design.