Awards 2020 Committee
- Koh Jin KiatVice President, International Post & Parcel, Singapore PostKoh Jin KiatVice President, International Post & Parcel, Singapore Post
Koh Jin Kiat is currently the Director of Business Growth at Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP). BRP Inc is a Canadian company making various vehicles. Once part of Bombardier Inc., it was founded in 1942 as L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée (Bombardier Snowmobile Limited) by Joseph-Armand Bombardier at Valcourt in the Eastern Townships, Quebec. BRP has a long legacy of innovation and has multiple brands: Ski-Doo (snowmobiles), Can-Am motorcycles (ATVs and Can-Am Spyder and Ryker three-wheeled vehicles), Sea-Doo (personal watercraft), Lynx (snowmobile), Evinrude Outboard Motors, and Rotax.
Prior to his, he was the Director, Regional Sales Operations at Harley-Davidson. He was 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.
- Vijay AnandVice President, Travel, Transportation & Logistics Industries, IBMVijay AnandVice President, Travel, Transportation & Logistics Industries, IBM
Mr Vijay Anand is part of the Worldwide Sales & Distribution Industries team at IBM, responsible for managing Travel, Transportation & Logistics Industries across Asia Pacific, Greater China and Japan.
Prior to joining IBM, Vijay was the Global Head of Travel, Transportation & Logistics Industries and the Senior Director in the Industries Business Unit at Oracle Corporation from 2004, for 12 years. During this period Vijay was directly involved in developing Asia Pacific, Greater China, Japan, North America, Latin America, Europe and Middle East markets and in the launch of several Industry specifc solutions including Airline Loyalty, Aircraft Maintenance, Fuel Management, Ports Terminal Management, Sales Rating & Operations, Airline Data Model, Passenger & Asset Data Management and Customer Experience Solutions.
Vijay brings over 25 years of hands on experience in the areas of Technology and Applications Solutions, Sales, Business Development, Alliances & Partner Management, Strategic Planning, Product Management, Outsourcing and Major Account Management.
Prior to Oracle Corporation, Vijay was part of SITA (Societe Internationale de Telecommunications Aeronautiques) for 8 years and has held several lead positions including Solutions Director for Asia Pacific and Airline Alliances, Major Account Director for leading Airlines, Airports, Aerospace Logistics & Government organisations.
Vijay is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a graduate degree in Science specialising in Physics (Applied Electronics) and an MBA from Canadian School of Management. He is based in Singapore and contributes actively in the Executive Committee and Board of Advisors at Supply Chain Asia.
- Jaya Moorthi Sinniah PillaiVice President, Global Supply Chain, Schneider ElectricJaya Moorthi Sinniah PillaiVice President, Global Supply Chain, Schneider Electric
- Law Chung MingDirector, Transport & Logistics, Enterprise Singapore (ESG)Law Chung MingDirector, Transport & Logistics, Enterprise Singapore (ESG)
In his current portfolio, Chung Ming is responsible for facilitating companies in the Aviation, Maritime and Land Transport Sectors in Singapore and their ventures overseas. This encompasses co-ordination with ESG’s global centres to develop trade and investment linkages between Singapore and global markets, providing in-market facilitation, market insights, intelligence, business & government connections, and consultancy advice for market entry and expansion into various regions.
Chung Ming has been the Group Director for the China Group between May 2011 and November 2015. As Group Director of China Group,Chung Ming oversees the agency’s operations in China where it has nine overseas centres. Chung Ming is also responsible for developing and implementing strategies and policies to assist the expansion of Singapore-based companies into China.
- 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
- Lee Eng KeatExecutive Director, Agrifood; Supply Chain & Logistics; Utilities, EDBLee Eng KeatExecutive Director, Agrifood; Supply Chain & Logistics; Utilities, EDB
Mr Lee Eng Keat oversees EDB’s various industry clusters including Logistics, Agrifood, Utilities, Supply Chain and Logistics.
Prior to this, Mr Lee was responsible for EDB’s engagement of companies in the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and Oceania as International Director (Asia Pacific).
In his previous appointment as Regional Director (India), Mr Lee has been actively working with Indian companies since 2007 and was instrumental in growing India’s presence in Singapore.
Mr Lee concurrently headed the Communications department at the EDB in 2008. Between 2005 and 2007, Mr Lee was seconded to the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) as Assistant Director in the Sector Planning Division. Mr Lee joined the EDB as a Senior Officer for the Infocomms and Media cluster in 1999.
- Tan Yan WengAssociate Professor, Head, Logistics & Supply Chain Management Programme School of Business Singapore University of Social SciencesTan Yan WengAssociate Professor, Head, Logistics & Supply Chain Management Programme School of Business Singapore University of Social Sciences
Associate Professor Tan Yan Weng heads the Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme at the School of Business, Singapore University of Social Sciences. He has worked in partnership with the Singapore Logistics Association (SLA) to develop degree programmes for fresh school leavers and working adults as well as co-organise the annual pre-university case competition known as Supply Chain Challenge. He serves as International Scientific Committee Member of the International Conference on Logistics and Transport as well as Chairman of SLA’s Training Advisory Committee. He has published widely on transport and logistics matters, served on several conference and industry committees, and provided consultancy services for public and private sector organisations in Singapore. Prior to joining SUSS, he taught transport planning and traffic engineering at Nanyang Technological University for 20 years, and worked as a civil/transport engineer for five years in a private consulting firm. He was awarded Supply Chain Educator of the Year in 2015 by Supply Chain Asia.
- Caleb TanSenior Manager, APAC Infrastructure Logistics, FacebookCaleb TanSenior Manager, APAC Infrastructure Logistics, Facebook
Caleb Tan serves as the Senior Logistics Manager at Facebook. He is a logistics pioneer, having established the logistics operations that supports Facebook’s data centers in the APAC region. Before Facebook, he was the APAC Service Logistics Manager for Lenovo and prior to that, worked in Polycom. He started his 17-year career as a Logistics Engineer in Menlo Worldwide.
Caleb is one of 200 graduates from The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific Double Masters Program, which combines the best of Georgia Tech’s Industrial Engineering and NUS’s Supply Chain Management graduate disciplines. He also holds a Master in Applied Economics and a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, both from NUS. Professionally, he has attained his certifications as a PMP, ScrumMaster and Data Center Practitioner.
Caleb is passionate in passing his experience and knowledge to the next generation. He mentors young leaders and also serves as an adjunct at SUSS for more than 8 years as well as at NUS for a year.
- Navin SalianSenior Manager Logistics APAC, MicrosoftNavin 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.
- Alvin EaCo-Founder & CEO, HaulioAlvin EaCo-Founder & CEO, Haulio
Alvin is Co-Founder & CEO of Haulio - Singapore’s fastest growing Container Haulage platform, leading the revolution of the industry to become the Global Operating System of Container Haulage 4.0.
Alvin started his Logistics profession through his family business HUB Distributors Services, a local traditional SME 3PL firm in Singapore which begun operations since 1989.
As a forward-looking 2nd generation business leader, Alvin has more than 7 years of experience in business development to grow & corporatize the company through innovative technologies, increasing the Group's revenue by 20% YOY.
Alvin founded a new business unit for Container Trucking at the age of 25 and as CEO for HUB Logistics, he'd successfully built up from scratch to a sizable fleet consisting of 15 Prime Movers & over 100 trailers within its first 3 years; moving 1,000 TEUs on average per month and doubling its revenue annually.
With a keen interest in making a difference, Alvin is always taking on an active role in the industry's transformation road map and is now the Co-Founder & CEO of Haulio - Singapore’s fastest growing container haulage platform that aims to maximize haulage resources through industry level sharing to improve job productivity through our core technology. To date, with over 80% of Singapore’s hauliers comprising over 2,000 trucks and 20,000 trailers, Haulio has helped to digitalise the movements of over 150,000 TEUs containing 2.5 million tonnes of cargo. Alvin is leading the revolution of the trucking industry focusing on SEA with his team and aims to become the operating system of container trucking 4.0, driving the future of haulage.