The Procurement Council Exco
- MR PETER WOONCo-Founder and Partner, Ecohub Global
- MR JOHN LIMGeneral Manager, Supply Chain & Procurement, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, ConocoPhillipsMR JOHN 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.
- MR TIOW WEI YEONGGlobal Procurement Director, DiageoMR TIOW WEI YEONGGlobal Procurement Director, Diageo
Tiow is currently the global procurement director for Diageo, based out of Singapore and leads end-to-end procurement (supply/direct materials, marketing/commercial and indirects/overheads categories) for the teams across Asia Pacific. He sits on Diageo’s global procurement leadership team.
Tiow also leads the best cost country sourcing agenda (BCCS) for Diageo globally and was instrumental in the implementation of the solution for the organisation.
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. Tiow also drove the capability development of the procurement community during the early years, designing curriculum that catered to the needs of the business and worked in partnership with the country heads to embed these programmes.
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.
- MR MICHAEL KOHHead of Strategic Sourcing Technology, Asia Pacific, Dimension DataMR MICHAEL KOHHead of Strategic Sourcing Technology, Asia Pacific, Dimension Data
Michael Koh is the Head of Strategic Sourcing Technology, Asia Pacific, Dimension Data. As a member of the NTT Group, we accelerate our clients’ ambitions through digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, workspaces for tomorrow, and cyber-security. Prior to his role, Michael 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.
- MR CHEE KIN LINPrincipal Consultant, EZ SolutionsMR CHEE KIN LINPrincipal Consultant, EZ Solutions
Chee Kin currently consults and advises companies on supply-chain and procurement development. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in planning and managing business operations across a number of industries and functions. 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 to DPDHL, Chee Kin spent almost 10 years in consulting to local companies on management topics, mostly on operations management and strategic business planning.
- MR SEBASTIAN CHUAHead of Procurement, Health Promotion BoardMR SEBASTIAN 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
- MS DAPHNE NGCEO, JEDTradeMS DAPHNE NGCEO, JEDTrade
Daphne is the CEO of JEDTrade, a blockchain technology company focused on trade, supply chain and financial inclusion projects in ASEAN. Prior to this, she has 10 years of corporate banking experience specializing in trade and supply chain finance, and is a regular trainer and advisor on the applications of blockchain and new technologies in this domain.
She is a Committee Member of Singapore Fintech Association, Procurement Council Member of Supply Chain Asia, Fellow (Fintech) at Singapore University of Social Sciences and Knowledge Partner of International Trading Institute at Singapore Management University.
She also heads the Inclusion Subcommittee at ACCESS with the objective of reaching out to more students and female talents in the blockchain and crypto space. At SFA, she helps drive its Women in Fintech subcommittee efforts.
- Prof. Sheila WangAcademic Director, MBA Management Practicum Program NUS Business SchoolProf. Sheila WangAcademic Director, MBA Management Practicum Program NUS Business School
Professor Sheila Wang is the Academic Director of the MBA Management Practicum Program at NUS Business School. She also teaches Operations Leadership and Supply Chain Management MBA and Executive Education level courses and was the recipient of the NUS Departmental Teaching Excellence Award.
Prior to joining NUS Business School, she held leadership roles in the Silicon Valley and in Asia Pacific. She brings with her in-depth business knowledge and experience, both in academia and industry, having previously served as the worldwide head of a US$1.2 billion dollar operation for Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies. She has led teams of over a hundred specialized professionals worldwide for the sourcing, evaluation, strategic partnerships and alliances with business partners to deliver leading edge technologies, products and services. Professor Wang also advises Fortune 100 global multinational corporations and serves on the Board of several universities.
Professor Wang holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from University of Newcastle, a Master’s degree in Management Sciences and Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s degree (top class honors) in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from U.C. Berkeley.
- Chia Uen-LiGeneral Manager, Global Operations Lubricants Supply Chain ShellChia Uen-LiGeneral Manager, Global Operations Lubricants Supply Chain Shell
Uen-Li is currently General Manager, Global Operations Lubricants Supply Chain. Since joining Shell in 2002, she has worked in a range of different functional areas, from Operations, Planning, Pricing to Marketing, Sales, Strategy, Contracting & Procurement and Supply Chain; lines of businesses, from Fuels Trading & Supply to B2B Fuels, Aviation and Lubricants; and geographies in global and regional capacities. Her experiences range from tank farm operations in exotic locations such as Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, to orchestrating organisation-wide transformations from the global centre. Tailoring communications to audiences to get to action is a key theme and something she continuously works on.
Passionate about talent development within Shell, she is an MBA recruiter and faculty in Shell learning programs such as Mid-Level Leadership Program, Coaching for Performance, Women’s Career Development Program and Senior Women’s Connect. Externally, she is a faculty associated with LinHart Group for the Leadership Influence curriculum at NUS Business School and Nanyang Technological University, and the Leadership Influence for Early Executives program.
Prior to Shell, Uen-Li worked in the Singapore Economic Development Board, and Bain & Company both in Boston, Massachusetts and in Singapore. She has a M.A. (Honors) in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, UK and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, USA.