20 - 22 April, 2021
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 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.
Snr Director, Global Head of Logistics
Josh holds responsibility for leadership of global warehousing, transportation, trade compliance, and inter-company customer service departments, based out of Ireland. Prior to Zoetis he held a variety of senior supply chain and logistics roles for Energizer.
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 Head of Supply Chain
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 Management EM & Ophtha
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 Supply Chain IT
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 Reid is currently the Supply Chain & Logistics, Global Head of Performance and Innovation at Zoetis. Key responsibilities in this role include ownership of the Project Management Office, Master Data Governance, Work Process Improvement and Technical Communities of Practice. With over 15 years’ experience in a variety of supply chain roles, in fields including Strategy, Process Improvement, Program Management, Engineering, and Operations. Coupled with this practical experience is a combination of advanced studies in Supply Chain Management, Computer Science, Lean Management, and Six Sigma Process Improvement. Responsible for designing, implementing and sustaining multiple large-scale transformation programs in the areas of Operations, Engineering, Supply Planning, Continuous Improvement and Strategy Development and Deployment. Currently running the “self-driving supply chain” program for Zoetis SCL. An effective communicator, team leader, and mentor, a creative problem-solver who consistently applies a structured loss elimination approach.
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.
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.
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 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.
Global Head 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.
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.
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.
Sr. Director, Head of Global Logistics Operations
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.
Managing partner and one of the founders of EyeOn. Graduated Econometrics at Tilburg University. Over 20 years of experience in analysing, improving and changing planning and control processes. Responsible for improvement projects within Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Philips Health Care, GlaxoSmithKline, Össur, Stryker, DSM, Astellas, St Jude Medical, Mediq, Allergan, Dräger Medical, ASML, TomTom, MSD Animal Health, NXP and Heineken. For a period of 3 years he was financial controller for the Audio and New Business within Philips Consumer Electronics. As chairman of the Life Science Network, he has worked with many companies within the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industry.
Senior Planning Consultant Pharma
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.
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.
Global Technology Leader – Cool Chain Protection, DuPont Safety & Construction
DuPont de Nemours (Luxembourg) S.à r.l.
Steve is currently Global Technology Leader for Transport Protection at DuPont, where he and his team work collaboratively with industry partners, applying science to real-world cargo handling problems so that pharmaceutical producers can deliver medicines to patients safely and cost effectively, within the regulatory and practical constraints of pharmaceutical cold-chain logistics. Steve is also a member of the IATA Time & Temperature Working Group, helping to keep air-freight regulations up to date with evolving technology and to promote best practices in the industry.
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 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.
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.
Product Manager Commercial Supply Chain
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.
Thomas De Bie was appointed CEO of CAPPI on 1 February 2016. His early career was spent in sales and marketing and spearheaded CAPPI’s European expansion. He holds a Master of Science in International Business. Dutch from origin, Thomas lives and works in France since 2006.
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.
Dr. Madhav Durbha is the Group Vice President of Industry Strategy at LLamasoft, where his team helps customers solve various supply chain challenges. Prior to his role at LLamasoft, Dr. Durbha held positions at Kinaxis, JDA Software and i2 Technologies, Inc. With more than 20 years in the supply chain industry, Dr. Durbha has broad experience in strategy & process consulting, supply chain software, program management, software application development & deployment, machine learning and data science. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Florida and his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras.
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
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.
Vice President Supply Planning
Janssen | Johnson & Johnson
Stef Vermeiren is the Vice President of the Supply Planning department for Janssen (annual sales of $40.7 billion), member of pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson. His team plans on short (detailed scheduling), mid (MPS) and long (strategic capacity) term the production for the internal and external manufacturing sites. He actively contributes to the formation of business strategies related to supply chain management, long-term inventory and service strategies, in close collaboration with different leadership teams. He plays a key leadership role in the optimization of the Janssen Supply Chain from a service and working capital perspective, and critically contributes to the reshaping of the Janssen Supply Chain into a global, end-to-end, integrated Supply Chain organization. Recently he implemented ONE global planning system after re-engineering the planning processes and applying a new organizational structure. He drives the planning talent agenda in order to build a best-in-class future oriented workforce which will be capable to drive the supply chain opportunities of the future, like frictionless planning, digitalization, analytics, IBP,…
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.
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
Sebastian is responsible for the global logistics strategy development and transformation. This includes people, process and innovation in technology. He is the strategic 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 Accenture in supply chain consultancy.
Chief Commercial Officer
Carl act as CCO, ensuring sustained customer relationships and driving Modum’s commercial growth. He has comprehensive experience in Business Development, Market Investigations and Project Management. Specialised in developing concepts and their implementation of condition monitoring solutions. Expert in digitalisation of supply chains with blockchain and IoT technology. In addition, Carl has a deep understanding of implementing change in global organisations and extensive experience in building and leading large cross-functional teams.
He holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from ETH Zurich. He has held senior positions at PwC and UBS that included customer relationship and sales responsibility.
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.
Director Strategic Marketing & Business Development
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.
Hypertrust Patient Data Care
Andreas Göbel is executive lead and the technology mastermind of Hypertrust Patient Data Care and its first innovation Hypertrust X-Chain. After spending more than 15 years in research and development at SAP SE in Walldorf and several years in blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies, he combines these competences in his role at Hypertrust Patient Data Care to innovate groundbreaking patient-centered business applications for pharma and healthcare. Andreas firmly believes that technological megatrends like blockchain, artificial intelligence and the internet of things have the power to make a positive difference to people’s lives and patients’ treatments.
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.
VP Services and Technology
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.
Head of Supply Chain Data & Performance
The Global Fund
Mouna has 14 years of experience in Global Supply chain Management, purchasing, logistics, warehouse management and data & analytics management. As an expert in Supply Chain Management, experienced in healthcare supply chain management, working for Novartis /GSK Consumer healthcare supporting Data Processes, Portfolio Optimization/Value engineering process improvement. Now devoted to the Global Fund Mission focused on Supply Chain Performance, data & analytics, execution systems to increase data visibility and support Digital health related activities rapidly growing low and middle income countries.
Head of Supply Chain Transformation
The Global Fund
Moses has 17 years experience in Supply Chain; FMCG and Oil & Gas, prior to joining The Global Fund. He has worked in roles covering the African continent and some parts of the Middle East. Moses is now responsible for in-country public health supply chain transformation programs to ensure maximum impact from the grants disbursed by The Global Fund.
Andy is a Director in PwC’s DS&O Consulting practice with over 20 years experience of leading Carve Outs, Integrations and technology enabled transformation programmes across all stages of the deal lifecycle from the creation of strategy and production of business cases to implementation and benefits realisation. A specialist in bridging the gap between the business and technology, engaging with senior management and leading teams to pragmatically deliver change. Andy brings experience in target operating model development, business process design, supply chain design and execution, IT strategy, sourcing and systems selection and transforming the IT function across a number of sectors including vertically integrated brands with a mix of retail and wholesale models. Andy brings cross industry experience including pharma, consumer healthcare, and retail.
Director, Pharma & Life Sciences Consulting
Paul has over 25-years experience in the pharma, life sciences, and consumer healthcare industries both in-house and consulting. He has worked across the entire supply chain from procurement through manufacturing to distribution where he has used his LeanSigma Master Blackbelt and Target Operating Model development skills to help companies transform their organisations. His real passion lies at the intersection of People / Process / Technology enabling clients to align their resources behind a common strategy to implement innovative solutions that add real value to patients, consumers, and the organisation.
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.
Arne Rehm is Product Manager at Schreiner MediPharm, a business unit of Schreiner Group. Schreiner MediPharm develops and produces innovative, multi-functional specialty labels with value-added benefits for the pharmaceutical industry. Arne is in charge of developing new markets and smart solutions for diverse applications in pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Prior to joining Schreiner MediPharm in 2012, Arne worked as a consultant as well as research associate at the Institute for Economic Studies of Medium-sized Companies at the University of Trier, focusing on innovation management and strategic marketing. He graduated in Business Administration.
Seniorr Director Supply Chain
Tim is responsible for Product Supply, Demand Planning and Logistics for the EU & Emerging Markets Supply Chain for Glenmark Pharma. Prior to this he has held senior positions at TEVA, GSK and Philips Healthcare. Prior to his expereince in pharma Tim worked in the tooling and automotive industries, in manufacturing, supply and costing roles.
Former Worldwide VP, Customer & Logistics Services J&J
Katherine Ross has more than 35 years of Supply Chain experience in the Healthcare, CPG, and Food sectors. She has lived and worked in Asia, Europe, and the US; her most recent role was Worldwide VP, Customer and Logistics Services for Johnson & Johnson, leading global logistics and customer service operations across more than 70 countries. She also served as President for Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services and on the board of J&J’s Global Public Health organization. Externally, she serves on the Board of Directors for Voxware and on the Board of Advisors for Elementum. She had previously served on the GS1 US Board of Governors, leading the board Technology committee.
Katherine has a Chemical Engineering degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
FedEx Custom Critical, Inc
Virginia Addicott is president and CEO of FedEx Custom Critical®, a leading North American expedited freight carrier located in Green, Ohio. The company provides 24/7 service throughout the United States, Canada and internationally, delivering hundreds of thousands of critical shipments each year. Addicott joined FedEx Custom Critical in 1986 and quickly worked her way up the ranks, holding director positions in various departments where she placed a strong focus on organizational culture, customer satisfaction and developing people. In each role, Addicott used technology to improve productivity. By streamlining processes she has improved efficiency and enhanced communication capabilities to move the company forward.
Franz Vriend joined the company in mid 2017 and is based in The Netherlands. In his role as Regional Sales Manager at va-Q-tec, he is responsible for driving business growth in major European markets, such as Benelux, Germany and Switzerland. Vriend brings along over twenty years of experience in key account management, global business development, and supply chain management. He has spent most of his career in the aircargo logistics industry and has held various management positions. Vriend holds a bachelor in logistics and economy from the Haarlem Business School (NL).
Technical Product Leader
Eoin brings 20 years of experience in manufacturing, supply chain and product management across the life sciences industry. With a background in chemical engineering, he has first-hand experience of the operational challenges of commercializing new products and technologies with major players in the pharma and medical device sectors including GSK, Eli Lilly, Allergan, UCB and Johnson & Johnson. In his current role as Technical Product Leader at Roche, Eoin is accountable for the end-to-end supply chain for a number of innovative therapies in neuroscience and oncology. He has a passion for continuous improvement and eliminating waste from the value chain. His key focus in his current role is the development and execution of sustainable long-term strategies to ensure resilient supply to patients through robust manufacturing processes and uncompromising quality & regulatory compliance.
Research Fellow & Chair of European Logistic Innovation Technology Platform
Proctor & Gamble
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