CHRO Business Operations, Unilever
Experienced Chief HR Business Operations Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods industry. Leading practitioner and coach on how to bring about a more inclusive organisational culture. Strong human resources professional is skilled in Consumer Goods, Leadership Development and Talent Management, Labour relations; and Mergers & Acquisitions.
SVP CSO, Trivium Packaging
EVP Supply Chain, Covestro
Hanno Bruemmer is Executive Vice President heading Supply Chain and Logistics at Covestro for all businesses in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America relating to about 5 bio€ sales. With over 20 years in the process industry he is experienced in reserach, large scale production and technology development, in investment programs for multi-million $ facilities as well as strategy development in shaping and leading large organizations across the globe. He holds a PhD in chemistry, started in research and has subsequently worked at several production facilities in Germany and the USA as well as in global coordination for investments. His technology expertise ranges from chlorine, technical gases over hydrogenation and nitration of aromatics to phosgenation technology for isocyanates.
VP logistics and Planning, Diageo
Marisa Schoeman is a driven supply chain executive with a solid delivery track record in Change Management and large-scale Supply Chain transformation, setting up Diageo's first Supply Chain Centre of Expertise (COE) in Hungary. She is a strategic thinker with a bias in end-to-end business optimization and operational excellence, experience across marketing, commercial and supply functions. Furthermore, Marisa has strong operational experience in Commercial Performance Management, Integrated Business Planning/S&OP, supply chain planning, technical innovation, manufacturing, Inventory/Network Optimization, and system implementations (SAP APO, Kinaxis, Power BI) through process automation/AI. Marisa is a passionate people leader and is known for her high integrity & strong relationship skills, working with and managing international teams. Marisa also prides herself in leading the Global Supply Women and Leadership program for over 450 delegates worldwide, inspiring a growth mindset and performance culture.
David Simchi-Levi is a Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT and the Co-Director of Leaders for Global Operations. His research currently focuses on developing and implementing robust and efficient techniques for logistics and manufacturing systems. He has published widely in professional journals on both practical and theoretical aspects of logistics and supply chain management. Professor Simchi-Levi is widely regarded as one of the most well-respected supply chain thinkers in the world. His involvement with various technology firms and research with world-leading manufacturers means his influence is felt throughout the supply chain profession. Professor Simchi-Levi has also published several seminal books that are used by consultants and supply chain professionals alike for reference to this day.
VP of Global Supply Chain, Mars Wrigley
Kristen is the Vice President of Global Supply Chain for the Mars Wrigley business. She joined Mars to explore how the intersection of her prior industry experience and more recent tech start-up experiences could support the acceleration of a transformation agenda. She is leading an investment program to digitize and transform the supply chain within Mars to create an agile and flexible omni-channel supply chain, accelerate the data & analytics agenda, and boost supply chain capabilities.
Kristen has been recognized as a “Pro to Know” and “Top Woman in Supply Chain” from Supply & Demand Chain Executive, recognized by B2G Consulting as one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Supply Chain”, and was most recently recognized by Supply Chain Digital as one of the “Top 100 Women in Supply Chain”.
Chief Operating Officer and VP of Global Supply Chain, Danfoss
Håvard Jørgensen has 20+ years of experience leading supply chain strategies and digital transformations for Electrolux, Procter & Gamble, Arla Foods, and Coca-Cola European Partners. In his current role as the Chief Operating Officer and VP of Global Supply Chain at Danfoss, Håvard oversees the global end-to-end supply chain P&L, manufacturing, quality, and purchasing for the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Division within Danfoss Climate Solutions.
Distinguished Professor, Northeastern University
Dr. Nada R. Sanders is the Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. She is an internationally recognized thought leader and expert in forecasting and supply chain management. She is the author of seven books, most recently "The Humachine: Humankind, Machines, and the Future of Enterprise" (Routledge, 2020). She is highly published in leading scholarly journals, such as Decision Sciences Journal, California Management Review, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management Journal, and Journal of Business Logistics. She is a lifetime Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute, has served on the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), and is currently President of the Production Operations Management Society (POMS). She is a frequent keynote speaker and has consulted with numerous Fortune 100 companies.
Former Senior Vice President, Global Head of Supply Chain, Nestle
Global VP Quality, Mattel
Global VP Operations, Ecolab
With 28 years of experience on End-to-End Supply Chain and broadening experience on finances, corporate sustainability and R&D, Douglas has lived in 6 countries and worked in over 50 countries. Douglas has operated in different industries (FMCG, Pharma, Life Sciences, Food) leading regional and large global teams from startup ($0.4B) to large corporations ($80B) including Procter & Gamble for 13 years.
Industry Fellow, World Economic Forum
Executive Vice President, Biotech supply Management Alliance
M. Dave Malenfant Has served as Director of Outreach and Partnerships and oversaw the Advisory Board for the Center for Supply Chain Innovation at Texas Christian University. Prior to this appointment, Dave served on the Advisory Board for the center from its inception in 2002. With a passion for talent development and career planning, Dave has helped develop the Executive Apprenticeship Program, judged
the LINKS simulation game, and assisted students with internships and case competitions. Dave is also Executive Vice President of Industry Liaison and Talent Development for the BSMA (Biotech Supply Management Alliance) responsible for bringing best practices across the Biotech Industry.
Managing Director, Ferrari Consulting
Broadly experienced, multi-functional supply chain manager, consultant and technology marketing executive. Helping organizations in their efforts to implement and sustain more agile and responsive global supply chain business processes and advanced technology.
He managed many facets of supply chain, helped technology companies develop and market innovative software, and assisted organizations in ERP, supply chain planning, procurement, customer service, S&OP and CRM business processes.
Dr. Yossi Sheffi
Director, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, MIT
Dr. Yossi Sheffi is the Elisha Gray II Prof. of Engineering Systems at MIT, where he serves as Director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics. He is an expert in systems optimization, risk analysis and supply chain management.
Additionally, Dr. Yossi Sheffi is an author to a text book Urban Transportation Networks: Equilibrium Analysis with Mathematical Programming Methods (1985) and six management books: The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage (2005); Logistics Clusters: Delivering Value and Driving Growth (2012); The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected (2015); ); Balancing Green: When to Embrace Sustainability in Business (and When Not to) (2018); and The New (Ab)Normal: Reshaping Business and Supply Chain Strategy Beyond Covid-19 (2020), A Shot in the Arm: How Science, Engineering, and Supply Chains Converged to Vaccinate the World (October 2021). His seventh, and latest book is Strategic Planning for Dynamic Supply Chains: Preparing for Uncertainty Using Scenarios (Palgrave, 2022).
Dr. Sheffi consults with leading enterprises and has founded or co-founded five successful companies: LogiCorp (acquired by Ryder in 1994); PTCG (acquired by Sabre in 1996); e-Chemicals (acquired by AspenTech in 2001); Logistics.com (acquired by Manhattan Associates in 2003), and Syncra Systems (acquired by Retek in 2004).
Vice President Industrial Manufacturing, o9 Solutions
Joao Guarisse is a VP of Industry Solutions at o9 Solutions, where he leads the industrial manufacturing vertical. At o9 he supports companies in their digital transformation of planning and decision making, in particular in the areas of supply chain, direct procurement and sustainability. Prior to joining o9, he was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company.
Co-founder and CEO, Future Insights Network
Maria Villablanca is the Co-founder and CEO of The Future Insights Network, the fast-growing network of over 130,000 manufacturing and supply chain leaders, the host of the supply chain transformation podcast, Transform Talks and the author of the Transform Thoughts newsletter. Maria has interviewed hundreds of senior practitioners, thought-leaders, academics, and innovators from the world's most admired organizations to cut through the hype and noise around supply chain, manufacturing and transformation.