Supply Chain & Procurement Council
- Sebastian ChuaHead of Procurement, Health Promotion BoardSebastian ChuaHead of Procurement, Health Promotion Board
Sebastian Chua has accumulated 20 over years of procurement experience within the Indirect Procurement & Project Sourcing domains and held several regional and country positions in Asia Pacific.
Sebastian started his procurement career with Hewlett Packard/Agilent Technologies as their Country Manager for India, Singapore, Thailand & Philippines before he took on the portfolio as the Regional Procurement Manager. Sebastian then moved on to join Microsoft & Alcatel Lucent as Head of Procurement to transform their procurement organisation in Asia Pacific region.
At Microsoft, he was recognised for providing leadership in the category sourcing strategies & operational excellence in Asia that contributed to organisational indirect spend reduction, process efficiencies and supply base rationalisation as well as launching a pioneer transformation initiative for outsourcing the operational finance & tactical procurement functions around Accounts Payable, Records, Payroll and Procurement transactional services.
At Alcatel-Lucent as their Senior Procurement Director for Asia region, Sebastian was recognised for providing innovative business solutions and achieving break-through strategies across a series of procurement transformation initiatives in the areas of People & Organisation, Business Alignment & Supplier Partnership, Program & Process Excellence and Controls & Compliance.
In Sep 2013, Sebastian Chua took on a new challenge to accept the opportunity to transform the public procurement practices at Health Promotion Board (HPB), a statutory board under the Ministry of Health. He reports to CEO, HPB in his current role as Head of Procurement. His Procurement Paper "Transformative THINKING. Transformative DOING" was published at The Journal of Public Procurement (USA), APAC CIO Outlook and Supply Chain Asia. In recognition of his procurement leadership, Sebastian was nominated for numerous awards at the World Procurement Congress (UK), ProcureCon EPIC Awards (USA), CPO Award by The Faculty (Australia), Procurement Leaders APAC Forum, etc. In 2017, Sebastian was conferred the Supply Chain Professional of the Year by The Supply Chain Asia as well as the Asia Supply Management Awards by the CIPS.
Sebastian is an industry speaker for the MBAs at the NUS Business School, The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific, Nanyang Business School and Singapore Management University. He was also invited to speak at many procurement forums in the region like ProcureCon Asia, Procurement Leaders APAC Forum, Annual Shared Services Outsourcing Asia, PASIAWorld Annual Procurement Conference (Philippines), Annual Bio/Pharma Cold Chain Summit (China), International Public Procurement Conference (Indonesia), Annual Aged Care Procurement Conference (Australia), Annual GovProcure (Australia & New Zealand), Annual HealthProcure (Australia), Australian Government Procurement Week, Biologistics
- Tiow Wei YeongExecutive Director, Global Sourcing & Procurement JCAP (Japan, China & Asia Pacific), MSDTiow Wei YeongExecutive Director, Global Sourcing & Procurement JCAP (Japan, China & Asia Pacific), MSD
Tiow is currently the Head of Procurement for the JCAP region, accountable for all indirect sourcing teams strategies and operations across Japan, China and Asia Pacific cluster markets.
Before joining MSD, Tiow was the global procurement director for Diageo, based out of Singapore and led end to end procurement (supply/direct materials, marketing/commercial and indirects/overheads categories) for the teams across Asia Pacific. Tiow also led the best cost country sourcing agenda (BCCS) for Diageo globally and was instrumental in the implementation of the solution for Diageo.
He built his career in Diageo through a succession of procurement roles, heading up procurement teams across SEA markets and was also the pioneering member of marketing procurement for the region. Prior to Diageo, Tiow led the regional packaging and ingredients category for Philip Morris across Asia Pac manufacturing affiliates.
Tiow is a trained engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in electrical power engineering and a certified ISO 9001:2000 lead auditor. Tiow is also a current committee member of Supply Chain Asia’s Procurement Council aimed at progressing the function across industries.
- John LimGeneral Manager, Supply Chain & Procurement, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, ConocoPhillipsJohn LimGeneral Manager, Supply Chain & Procurement, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, ConocoPhillips
John Lim is General Manager, Supply Chain, Asia Pacific, Middle East for ConocoPhillips.
John joined ConocoPhillips in 2009, after serving in senior regional positions for Chevron since 2006. Prior to joining Chevron, John held managerial positions in the Strategy Development and Chairman’s Office of Keppel Corporation, a global conglomerate in Singapore. He was subsequently appointed as General Manager of a subsidiary in 2003.
John is currently a senior combat officer in the reserve of the Singapore Navy where he had an extensive career managing capital projects and naval operations, which he joined after he was awarded a military scholarship to study in the United Kingdom.
He is also active in contributing to the non-profit sector in Singapore. He is founding member and former chair of the board of New Life Community Services focusing on assisting disadvantaged Children and Youth. He is also current board member of Lakeside Family Services.
John graduated with a bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from University of Manchester.
- Lin Chee KinVice President, Singapore PostLin Chee KinVice President, Singapore Post
Chee Kin is currently the Vice President of Procurement for Singapore Post.
His last engagement in the Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) group saw him in leading positions, firstly to establish the Regional Procurement network in Asia Pacific, followed by his last role as VP, Global Head of Procurement Organisation, Standards & Tools.
In his regional role, Chee Kin established the operational plans for implementing the newly created Corporate Procurement function in Asia Pacific. He went on to implement the plans by recruiting and organising resources to fill the key positions in the countries and regional office, and introduced new Procurement processes and standards to support the rapidly growing business in Asia Pacific.
From a regional role, Chee Kin went on to take up a global position to develop, implement and manage the standardised toolsets of DPDHL Procurement. This covered the policies, processes, organisation standards and IT platforms of ePurchasing, eSourcing, Business Intelligence, Spend Analytics and supplier management. His other responsibilities included the initiation and management of strategic programs such as the Group-wide initiative of “Purchasing Compliance”, the transformation of Operational Buying into service centres, and the coordinated approach of skills development for Procurement professionals.
Prior and after DPDHL, Chee Kin spent almost 12 years in consulting to local companies on management topics, mostly on operations management and strategic business planning.
- Peter WoonManaging Director, Koru GreentechPeter WoonManaging Director, Koru Greentech
Mr Peter Woon is a senior Management Executive with proven track record in Greenfield startup experience. Having started up Supply Chain Solutions and Fulfilment centres in Singapore, Malaysia and China with Modus Media International. He was also part of the pioneer leadership to open the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort. Peter is an active practitioner of Supply Chain Management, Spend Management, Global Sourcing, Strategic Procurement, and Supplier Relationship Management. Project Management. Strategic Management for High Tech as well as Service Industries.Peter is currently the Managing Director of Koru Greentech, which is a Singapore Based enterprise to promote Private Public Partnership focussing on improving the value chain of Food chains leveraging Innovative Technology. EcoHub Global is actively engaged in various Global and regional NPO / Govt initiatives on the Futures of Aquacultures and Food Security and have actively contribute as thought leaders in various regional Sustainable Seafood initiatives like ASEAN Aquaculture Industry Summit 2015, Aquaculture Futures Indonesia 2015, International Coastal Tuna Business Forum and USAID Sustainable Seafood Industry Innovative Technology Solutions for Asia.Previously, he was the Vice President, Procurement and Supply Chain for the Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd and have served in various diverse international leadership roles in Global Procurement / Sourcing and Supply Chain in the High Technology and Services industry. His previous professional experiences include being the Head of Global Procurement for Soitec Group of companies, Global Sourcing Director for Agilent Technologies and General Manager for Modus Media International in South China and Singapore.
- Jaya Moorthi Sinniah PillaiVice President, Global Supply Chain, Schneider ElectricJaya Moorthi Sinniah PillaiVice President, Global Supply Chain, Schneider Electric
- Gerard SengDirector, Procurement Advisory Practice, KPMGGerard SengDirector, Procurement Advisory Practice, KPMG
Gerard currently heads the Procurement Advisory practice for KPMG in Singapore and Indonesia. He has more than fifteen years of experience managing major organisational transformation in functional areas such as Procurement, Finance and shared services.
His expertise lies in Procurement, Cost Management and Technology Enablement. Gerard has delivered multiple procurement transformation engagements to optimize efficiency, drive cost takeout and achieve target operating models. He also has experience as a Global Category Manager in a global bank.
His advisory engagements span across industries in financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, transportation, shipping, oil and gas and FMCG industries. Together with his experience, he adopts a data driven approach to drive cost optimization and digital enablement strategies.
- Keith CarterAssociate Professor (Practice)/Director, NUS FinTech Lab, NUS School of ComputingKeith CarterAssociate Professor (Practice)/Director, NUS FinTech Lab, NUS School of Computing
Keith Carter is an International Speaker and Corporate culture trainer and pacesetter on big data, actionable intelligence, teaches and applies corporate/business process best practices.
He is also a forward-looking visionary who inspire business leaders to raise the bar, step out of routine and comfort, groom their people, use and well-versed in technology to deliver business results fast.
- Michael KohAssistant Procurement Director, Health Promotion BoardMichael KohAssistant Procurement Director, Health Promotion Board
Michael Koh is currently the Asst Head of Procurement at teh Health Promotion Board (HPB)
Prior to that, he was the Head of Strategic Sourcing Technology, Asia Pacific, Dimension Data. As a member of the NTT Group, he worked on accelerating their clients’ ambitions through digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, workspaces for tomorrow, and cyber-security.
Michael has also served as the Head of Procurement, Asia Pacific at Dimension Data, T-Systems, Germany's ICT, A Deutsche Telekom Group Company and Schneider Electric ITB. Michael started his procurement career with Hewlett Packard, held quality management and supply chain roles with Motorola and Dell.
In 2017, he joins Supply Chain Asia, The Procurement Council, a not-for-profit professional body, to create awareness and attract people to the professional. He is a certified Green Belt and was awarded Supply Chain Asia Technology Award in 2015. The award distinguished individuals who excel and show high interest in driving the professional forward.
Michael holds a Master degree in Materials Engineering from Nanyang Technological University. He has articles published in The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Supply Chain Asia, APAC CIO Outlook, and is a vivid speaker at conferences on procurement. With his working experiences, he is well-versed in procurement transformation.
- Terence LEEChief Procurement Officer, Asia Pacific, GEODIS Supply Chain OptimizationTerence LEEChief Procurement Officer, Asia Pacific, GEODIS Supply Chain Optimization
Terence is currently with Geodis Supply Chain Optimization as their CPO, Asia Pacific – responsible for Transformational Changes and leadership in pioneering new products and services (e.g. Procurement Advisory Services in GSCO). Known to be Resourceful, Entrepreneurial and Creative subject matter expert in Supply Chain, Sourcing & Procurement and Strategy Development, focusing on leadership in organizational change transformation management, M&A, business start-ups and developed pioneering niched processes (including consortium-buying and LCCS) with light-house successes globally through strong commercial acumen and excellent stakeholders-to-market engagements in the last 20+ years across different industrial verticals (e.g. FMCG, Consumer Electronics, Semicon, Logistics, Healthcare, Aerospace and Defense).
- Philip ChengVice President, Services and General Procurement, Asia Pacific, IBMPhilip ChengVice President, Services and General Procurement, Asia Pacific, IBM
Philip is Vice President of IBM global procurement. Philip brings extensive experience in all aspects of supply chain management, including supply chain strategy and operations, planning, supply assurance, strategic sourcing, global logistics, procurement engineering, as well as supply chain outsourcing and consulting services.
Philip is responsible from end to end procurement from source to pay in the area of services and general procurement. To support and enable IBM’s cognitive solution and cloud business for all business units in all the countries of Asia Pacific. His AP procurement team is using agile way of working, co-located with internal stakeholders, partnering with external suppliers, bringing supplier enabled innovation into IBM’s offering solutions.
Continuously driving procurement transformation, implementing all new era technologies, ie. Cognitive, Block Chain, Data Analytics, IOT, etc. to become cognitive and digitalized world class procurement.
Philip has 20+ years supply chain management, finance, global program management experience, across a range of industries including consumers, manufacturing, and IT.
Philip worked in various areas of finance, logistics, planning, supply assurance and procurement engineering. He spent most of his time in global procurement as the sourcing manager, executive assistant to CPO, global commodity council chair, general manager, director and vice president. Part of his procurement experience, he provided procurement outsourcing and consulting services to more than 20 external customers.
Philip holds MBA in University of Management and Technology. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Design in Shanxi Science and Technology University.
Philip published “ China Sourcing “ in Germany Magazine in 2006. He is also certified instructor for ITC (international Trading Center) procurement professional.
- Ramesh KrishnamoorthyHead of Procurement APAC, India & Japan, PhilipsRamesh KrishnamoorthyHead of Procurement APAC, India & Japan, Philips
Ramesh is the Head of Procurement for Philips APAC, India & Japan. His organization is responsible to fuel profitability and growth in the region through strong strategic relationships, providing procurement insight, innovative thought leadership, and direction to transform the value offering of the Philips businesses. A key part of his responsibility is to develop and drive multi-year Procurement strategies and initiatives at various levels with respect to key policy decisions and resolution of high impact issues.
Prior to Philips, Ramesh spent the better part of his career transforming and running Supply Chain and Procurement organisations in companies such as Hewlett Packard, Motorola and Hughes Software Systems. He started his career with the Indian Armed Forces as a commissioned officer. Ramesh has worked in senior leadership positions with P&L responsibilties both in general management and supply chain development capacities in Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and Asia Pacific and Japan regions.
Ramesh is a thought leader in Procurement and Supply Chain and makes valuable contribution to the industry by speaking in various professional procurement forums. He has published various white papers on Strategic Sourcing and supplier management and is an Advisor to the PSB Academy Singapore as a part of the Science and Advisory Panel.
Ramesh holds Executive certifications in Export Marketing from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Export Management and a degree from University of Delhi.
- Jorge Juan Muñoz FernandezVP Group Procurement, TelenorJorge Juan Muñoz FernandezVP Group Procurement, Telenor
Jorge is originally from Spain where he graduated as an engineer in the fields of Telecommunications and also in Computer Science and Information Technology Management with the University of Catalunya.
Jorge has a wide international experience of more than 20 years in scope of Procurement and Supply Chain Management. He initiated his career in Spain and evolved towards leadership roles in the field of strategy, business transformation and performance management in the Center of Excellence of Vodafone Group in Germany and UK.
Jorge is passionate about Procurement, Supply Chain Management and Business Transformation. Over the last years Jorge has been leading and developing international and multicultural teams in the field of Strategic Procurement and Supply Chain Management He was instrumental steering the centralization of procurement operations of a major Telecommunications Group as Vodafone across Europe and AMAP.
Jorge also led the transformation of procurement of Maxis Broadband in Malaysia developing team capabilities for strategic procurement while enhancing the strategic impact and added value of procurement. Since May 2019 Jorge is leading SCM and Procurement operations for devices and IoT as Vice President of Group Procurement at Telenor Group.
Nowadays Jorge is s a well-known procurement leader in Europe and in Asia Pacific. He was recently awarded by CIPS as “Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the year 2019 in Asia as well as shortlisted to the categories of Procurement Leader, Transformation and Excellence by Procurement Leaders in 2018.
- Raymond Heman (International EXCO member)Vice-President, Global Procurement, CelaneseRaymond Heman (International EXCO member)Vice-President, Global Procurement, Celanese
Raymond is the Vice-President, Global Procurement at Celanese based out of Irving, Dallas. He is an accomplished Procurement, Supply Chain Management and Logistics executive with more than 26years of experience. He also possesses exceptional communication and leadership skills to coach, manage, and motivate diverse professionals in challenging environments.
Raymond is an experienced strategic leader in the Maritime, Defense, Electronics and Chemical industries with demonstrated focus on total cost of ownership and process management.Informs and educates using data driven analytics to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. Drives for speed of execution. Excellent communicator with outstanding cultural sensitivity and inclusive leadership style.
He was awarded the Supply Chain Professional of the Year 2016 (Chemicals) - the award serves to recognize supply chain professionals in a leadership position who show high interest and initiative to actively drive the industry forward.