The Shippers Council
- MR JAYA MOORTHI SINNIAH PILLAIVice President, Global Supply Chain, Schneider ElectricMR JAYA MOORTHI SINNIAH PILLAIVice President, Global Supply Chain, Schneider Electric
- MS INGEBORG VEELENTURFSenior Director Logistics, COACHMS INGEBORG VEELENTURFSenior Director Logistics, COACH
Inge Veelenturf is the Senior Director Logistics, Asia, at COACH. She is an experienced professional in international Supply Chain Management for twenty years, in Europe and Asia, for leading International Consumer Packaged Goods companies like Kellogg, Sara Lee and British American Tobacco (BAT). In August 2016 she joined the global modern Luxury and Lifestyle Company COACH. Prior to her current position, Inge was Regional Supply chain Network & Logistics Director for Kellogg Asia & Africa.
She put a strong focus on the commercial side of the supply chain and driven the integration of the value stream cross functional internally as well with key customers and suppliers. She gets energised by working with multi-cultural teams, driving change management, bridging the different functions in the extended value chain and building new value-added capabilities to enable business growth.
Inge has been pro-actively engaged in industry platforms since 2000, with regional associations such as ECR Europe, AIM Europe (European Brands Association) and Supply Chain Asia. She joined the Board of Advisors for SCA in May 2015.
She has a Master Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Born in The Netherlands, Inge has been living and working in Asia since 2008, and is currently based in Singapore.
- MR KOH JIN KIATDirector, Regional Sales Operations, Harley-DavidsonMR KOH JIN KIATDirector, Regional Sales Operations, Harley-Davidson
Koh Jin Kiat is currently the Director, Regional Sales Operations at Harley-Davidson. He is responsible for demand and supply planning; as well fulfillment for Harley-Davidson’s sales and distribution channels in the region. Before joining Harley-Davidson, Jin Kiat was the Operations Director at Reader’s Digest Asia, where he was responsible for Reader’s Digest B2B and B2C operations. Prior to that, he was Asia Pacific Director, Global Automotive Solutions at Menlo Worldwide, a global supply chain management company.
During his tenure at Menlo Worldwide, Jin Kiat was also a pioneer of Vector SCM, a global supply chain 4PL joint-venture between General Motors and CNF, Inc., Menlo Worldwide’s parent company. Jin Kiat’s supply chain and operations experience spans both B2B and B2C sectors in industrial and commercial environments, and has successfully developed customer-centric supply chain solutions for large multi-national corporations. Jin Kiat graduated from Nanyang Business School in Singapore with a Bachelor of Business (Marketing); and has an MBA from Manchester Business School in the UK. He is also a certified trainer with the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) qualifications awarded by the Workforce Development Agency (WDA) of Singapore.
- MR PETER CHIONGManager, Operations and Logistics - Asia Pacific, Harley-DavidsonMR PETER CHIONGManager, Operations and Logistics - Asia Pacific, Harley-Davidson
- MR HAMEED IBRAHIMOperations Manager - Logistics, Rolls RoyceMR HAMEED IBRAHIMOperations Manager - Logistics, Rolls Royce
Operating as the Global Physical Logistics Controller for Asia, Hameed covers matters pertaining to packaging, warehousing and transportation while providing substantiation for the respective purchasing team to progress commercial matters. Prior to this, he has done a variety of internal roles concerning Customer, Purchasing, Supply Chain and Manufacturing.
Hameed has previously worked in shipment refinancing, Investment Banking, SME/C Banking and Supply Chain for a major pharmaceutical company.
Originally from Pakistan and a graduate of Babson College in USA, Hameed has experience of living in 7 countries and has been a resident in Singapore since 2010. Alongside his native Urdu, he speaks fluent English in addition to a degree of Japanese and German.
Consumer/ Lifestyle/ Retail/ FMCG/ Luxury
- MR ALLEN WANDirector, Diageo Singapore Supply Pte LtdMR ALLEN WANDirector, Diageo Singapore Supply Pte Ltd
- MR BJORN VANG JENSENHead of Global Logistics, Electrolux GroupMR BJORN VANG JENSENHead of Global Logistics, Electrolux Group
Bjorn Vang Jensen joined Electrolux in 2004, as Vice President in charge of Supply Chain for Electrolux Major Appliances in Asia Pacific. Today, he is the head of Global Logistics in the Electrolux Group, where he oversees an annual logistics spend of approximately US$1bn.
Bjorn and his team are solely responsible for procurement and operations of ocean freight, air freight, courier services and associated logistics services for the entire Electrolux Group. Additionally, Bjorn manages the group that purchases road- and rail freight as well as warehousing services.
- MR ROLAND CHONGAsia Pacific Senior Director, Supply Chain Initiatives, Estee Lauder Cosmetics CompanyMR ROLAND CHONGAsia Pacific Senior Director, Supply Chain Initiatives, Estee Lauder Cosmetics Company
Holistic yet highly result-driven supply chain leader with an established track record of optimising cost and streamlining processes in both domestic and international supply chain. Well respected and a strong leader with proven capabilities in developing strategy, project management, ocean & air freight management, programme implementation and team management skills. An all-rounded Supply Chain professional, with a mindset to constantly integrate, align and partner with business stakeholders to maximise total quality and value that consistently deliver the organisation’s goals.
Currently the Asia Pacific Senior Director, Supply Chain Initiatives of Estee Lauder Cosmetics Company, with key responsibilities in developing and implementing the Asia Pacific supply chain strategy, establishing an efficient and customer focused supply chain service within the APAC region as well as leading the end-to-end international freight management and negotiation. He is currently heading the Asia Pacific and China Distribution Network and long-range capacity planning strategies.
Over the last 10 years, Roland spear-headed and directed the teams in setting up the supply chain design/optimisation, distribution facility design, start-up and logistics and process management in Japan, China, South-east Asia, Korea, Vietnam and the strategic Asia Pacific Distribution Hub in Singapore. With these in-depth experience, Roland provided a consultancy and advisory role to the business and Supply Chain teams in Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan in their newly set-up Distribution Centre projects. More recently, he led the Asia Pacific Air-freight negotiation which resulted in a 30% rate reduction.
- MS CHRISTINA YEORegional Planning Manager, GivaudanMS CHRISTINA YEORegional Planning Manager, Givaudan
- MR JORGEN PREBEN BAGERDirector of Distribution - Asia, LegoMR JORGEN PREBEN BAGERDirector of Distribution - Asia, Lego
- MR ANDREAS BECKERSEA & Pacific SCM & IT, adidas GroupMR ANDREAS BECKERSEA & Pacific SCM & IT, adidas Group
Andreas is responsible for all activities around Demand Planning, Supply Chain and IT in Southeast Asia and Pacific. His main drive is developing a lean, retail-focused supply chain to create availability on the shelf when the consumer demands it. Therefore, Andreas and his team are developing tools for each step in the chain to postpone buy and delivery decisions where mandatory but be able to decide as early as possible for a smooth and cost efficient flow. He leads management routines to monitor core supply chain performance, including delivering against product availability, cost, service level agreements and inventory objectives.
Andreas has been working for more than 10 years for the adidas Group across different locations - Germany (Herzogenaurach), Amsterdam, Moscow and Singapore. His roles are always focused on the Retail flow within Supply Chain and programme / process management, such as creating new solution designs for the first adidas e-Com Shop or establishing an organisational pilot for a European regional supply chain department for Reebok. Prior to adidas, Andreas worked for Quelle, which was one of the big global mail order companies within Supply Chain and Sourcing.
- MR STEPHAN BIETZVice President Planning and Logistics Asia Pacific, Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte LtdMR STEPHAN BIETZVice President Planning and Logistics Asia Pacific, Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd
Stephan Bietz is currently the Vice President Planning and Logistics for the Asia Pacific business of Robert Bosch Automotive Aftermarket. In this capacity, he is responsible for Demand Planning of Asia Pacific markets, inventory planning of a network of 40 DC’s and the procurement from around 250 suppliers as well as the physical distribution in the network to the customers.
Following his graduation from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, where he graduated with a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Stephan joined Robert Bosch in 1993 as a management trainee before taking on his first management role as Senior Manager in Logistics for South East Asia in 1995. He since held various Director and Vice President positions in Robert Bosch’s wide portfolio of industry sectors and divisions. Among them Director Planning and Logistics Europe and Asia Pacific for Power Tools and Vice President Material Management Automotive Electronics.
- MR EDWIN SIAHead, International Transportation Sourcing, Corning IncorporatedMR EDWIN SIAHead, International Transportation Sourcing, Corning Incorporated
Edwin is an experienced supply chain/ logistics executive at Corning Inc. with more than a decade of diverse experiences in Supply Chain, Logistics Sourcing, Operations Management and Business Development. He is currently serving as Head, International Transportation Sourcing and is responsible for all aspects of cross-region/ global transportation sourcing, contract management and supplier relationship management. Previously, he held positions of increasing leadership and responsibilities with Quintiles (as Associate Director/ Head of Logistics, Asia Pacific), Keppel Logistics, Ameroid Logistics and DB Schenker (formerly, BAX Global).
He holds a Master degree in Computer Integrated Manufacturing and a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering (with Specialization in Product Design), from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and is a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) and a Chartered Member of the CILT. He also lectures as a hobby.
Oil & Gas
- MR TRAVIS WONGDirector, Region Logistics - Asia Pacific Region, Baker HughesMR TRAVIS WONGDirector, Region Logistics - Asia Pacific Region, Baker Hughes
Pharmaceutical/ Life Sciences/ Medical Equipment
- MR OLIVER NICOLAIDirector of Supply Chain, APAC, TEVA PharmaceuticalsMR OLIVER NICOLAIDirector of Supply Chain, APAC, TEVA Pharmaceuticals
- MR MICHAEL TYLERVice President, Global Manufacturing & Supply AMA (Asia Middle East Africa), GlaxoSmithKlineMR MICHAEL TYLERVice President, Global Manufacturing & Supply AMA (Asia Middle East Africa), GlaxoSmithKline
Since joining GSK (Sterling Winthrop) in June 1989, Mike has significant experience across Manufacturing and Supply Chain, plus Quality and Technical roles. In 1997 he was the Site Director at the Sydney facility and in 2005 VP & Site Director at the Dungarvan site in Ireland. In 2009 he led a cluster of manufacturing sites in the CH International region across Africa and Latina based in the UK. In 2011 he relocated to Singapore as the VP CH Supply Chain APLAM (Asia Latina Africa ME)
Mike has worked any lived across Europe, Africa, Asia, India, South America and Australia.
Mike started his career in the Steel industry with the Commonwealth Steel Co Ltd (part of the BHP / ANI Groups) (Newcastle, Australia) as a Metallurgical Trainee and also had a short stint at Rheem (Sydney Australia) before joining the Pharmaceutical industry.
- MR STEPHEN PARRYCustomer Service & Logistics Director Asia/ANZ, GSKMR STEPHEN PARRYCustomer Service & Logistics Director Asia/ANZ, GSK
- MR PHILIPPE RUFFIERSupply Chain Director, MundipharmaMR PHILIPPE RUFFIERSupply Chain Director, Mundipharma
Philippe Ruffier has 20 more year experience in Supply Chain in Asia. He worked for Accenture for 3 years, Michelin for 8 years as the head of SC Asia for passenger cars, in Johnson and Johnson for 7 years in various local and regional Director positions, and for Mundipharma since February 2015 where he is responsible for the end-to-end Supply Chain for Consumers business in Asia, Middle-East and Latin America, with exposure to the pharmaceutical planning and Operations for the 3 regions. He lived and worked in various countries in Asia, including Singapore, Vietnam, China, Japan, Australia and Thailand, and gained country management exposure in Vietnam. His strengths are mainly in direct procurement, local and integrated regional planning optimisation.
Philippe hold a MBA from Manchester business School and various professional accreditations in Supply Chain.
- MR LUCAS TANDirector of Business Development, Zuellig PharmaMR LUCAS TANDirector of Business Development, Zuellig Pharma
Lucas is a highly effective supply chain professional, bringing together his expertise in logistics, supply chain, and project management to develop and sell solutions tailored to customer specific requirements. He is a both a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Lucas has more than 10 years of experience in the Logistics and Supply Chain industry in Business Development, Supply Chain Consultancy and Solutions Design, Project Management and Green Field Startups.
Lucas is currently the Director of Business Development for Zuellig Pharma Specialty Solutions Group where he works with international clients in the Healthcare industry to optimize their supply chain. Prior to that he was the Senior Solutions Manager for TNT Express where he has clinched multiple awards such as Best Individual Achievement, Special Recognition and Business Solutions Manager of the Year.
Semi-conductor/ Electronics/ High Tech
- MR MARCUS HO JIAWEIRegional Logistics Manager, SAPSSA, Avery Dennison Singapore (Pte) LtdMR MARCUS HO JIAWEIRegional Logistics Manager, SAPSSA, Avery Dennison Singapore (Pte) Ltd
- MR ANDREAS WENDTLANDDirector, DellMR ANDREAS WENDTLANDDirector, Dell
- MR LEOW YEOU YI (YY)Assoc Director, CLS Vision Care APAC BTG Cluster, Johnson & JohnsonMR LEOW YEOU YI (YY)Assoc Director, CLS Vision Care APAC BTG Cluster, Johnson & Johnson
- MR FAUSTY DAVIDHead of Global Demand Management, AFCIMR FAUSTY DAVIDHead of Global Demand Management, AFCI
Fausty David has about 12 years of experience in the supply chain domain. He is extremely passionate about decision sciences and behavioral management around demand and supply.
He has been working with FCI since June 2005 in the supply chain and operations. He currently looks after the Global Demand Management function at AFCI and is located in Singapore. His scope covers the Global Sales and operations planning: Demand Management, Inventory, Supply and capacity management at AFCI.
In previous assignments he has engaged in sales strategy , supply chain re-engineering and has worked on several lean initiatives within the operations.
He completed his post graduate from France specializing in supply chain operations and logistics.
- MS ALICE POFinancial Executive, Hitachi AsiaMS ALICE POFinancial Executive, Hitachi Asia
- MS ROXANE DESMICHTSenior Director Corporate Supply Chain (CSC) Asia Pacific, InfineonMS ROXANE DESMICHTSenior Director Corporate Supply Chain (CSC) Asia Pacific, Infineon
Roxane is the Senior Director Corporate Supply Chain (CSC) Asia Pacific for Infineon, the semiconductor manufacturer. She has been heading the organisation ever since 2012 and is based in Singapore with a team spread out over the Asia region. The CSC organisation encompasses function along the whole Infineon supply chain with either a regional focus like the warehousing or a global focus like the product planning. Beyond her role at Infineon, she sits in the advisory committees of SUTD Engineering System Design pillar and NUS Industrial System Engineering faculty and is Director of the Board for the Green Freight Asia association.
Roxane is French, graduated as an engineer with a major in solid state physics and recently completed and Executive MBA program at the China European International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. She started her career as Product Engineer/Program Manager within the Thales group, worked a few years in Altis Semiconductor as Front End yield manager, several years for Infineon China as Supply Chain Director. Prior to her current appointment, she was Director for Strategic Accounts at Amkor.
- MR ETHAN SIMIntelMR ETHAN SIMIntel
- MR NAVIN SALIANSenior Manager Logistics APAC, MicrosoftMR NAVIN SALIANSenior Manager Logistics APAC, Microsoft
Navin is a highly accomplished executive leader, with over 19 years of supply chain experience. His documented success in improving logistics performance, efficiency and execution continues to drive his career goals. A team first attitude, utilizing cross-functional collaboration, achieves the desired business objectives Navin pursues on a daily basis.
He currently works for Microsoft, managing their Asia Pacific logistic network and regional control tower. His past experience in facilitating FMCG, Automotive, Sporting goods and hi-tech fulfillment spans from traditional business-to-business platforms, to more complex direct-to-consumer nodes and on-ground factory shipping operations.
Navin proudly folds in his broad knowledge of IT infrastructures, with operational acumen that provides him an edge to deliver productivity in all areas of focus. His positive attitude, and consistent sense of urgency draw people to work with him, and share in the success.
- MR KEVIN CHEONGDirector of Global Logistics and Distribution, MolexMR KEVIN CHEONGDirector of Global Logistics and Distribution, Molex
Kevin has more than 20 years of experience in various aspects of the Supply Chain management, including logistics procurement. In addition to being a certified QMS instructor, he was conferred the 2013 Supply Chain Asia Supply Chain Professional award. Prior to his current role as Director of Global Logistics and Distribution, contributing in developing and implementing plans to support business growth and transformation strategies, he was a Chief Operating Officer in a public listed small- and medium-sized enterprise logistic company and a Customer Focused Team Director, supporting a major global High Tech company in VMI contract management.
- MS GRACE TANGSenior Director, OracleMS GRACE TANGSenior Director, Oracle
- MS CHRISTINE LEESenior Director, Regional Services, VeriFoneMS CHRISTINE LEESenior Director, Regional Services, VeriFone
Christine Lee is a senior director with over 25 years of regional experience in manufacturing, supply chain planning, service delivery & service centre management and warehousing & logistics in leading MNCs. Considered entrepreneurial, detail-oriented and creative problem-solver, she has a track record of troubleshooting problems, mapping out processes and knock-on effects in other departments, and driving business transformation to create revenue growth.
Christine also has outstanding analytical and operations research skills, and is capable of rapidly interpreting raw data and learning business requirements to start up and sustain greenfield businesses in new environments. Also known as a team builder with excellent coaching and consensus-building abilities, she strongly encourages bottom-up feedback, discussions and solutions to generate innovation.
She graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Production Engineering Mgmt from University of Strathclyde & Master of Science in Finance from Baruch College, CUNY.