The Logistics Council
- Mark ParlaneSenior Vice President Contract Logistics, Asia Pacific, Kuehne + NagelMark ParlaneSenior Vice President Contract Logistics, Asia Pacific, Kuehne + Nagel
Mark Parlane is responsible for Contract Logistics across Asia Pacific. Mark is based in Singapore.
Kuehne + Nagel is a global transport and logistics company based in Schindellegi, Switzerland. It was founded in 1890, in Bremen, Germany, by August Kühne and Friedrich Nagel. It provides sea freight and airfreight forwarding, contract logistics, and overland businesses.
Prior to joining Kuehne + Nagel Mark was with regional supply chain solutions providers Linfox, and before then with Exel and Tibbett & Britten (now taken over by DHL) in a career that has seen him based in the UK, Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York, and now Singapore.
Mark has spent over 25 years in the logistics industry and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration degree from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Mark is married with 1 child.
- Xavier Perello PairadaManaging Director, South and South East Asia, SSI SchaeferXavier Perello PairadaManaging Director, South and South East Asia, SSI Schaefer
With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Xavier started his career with a major Material Handling Company in Spain in 1994 and later moved to Singapore in 1997; he joined SSI Schaefer by 2000 to run the South East Asia operations and to later become the Managing Director for SSI Schaefer Hub Asia. He has built up his career and helped SSI Schaefer to be the market leader in the region.
- Tan Boon HaoSenior Manager, Logistics Operations, 3MTan Boon HaoSenior Manager, Logistics Operations, 3M
Boon Hao is currently the Senior Manager of Logistics Operations in 3M.
Prior to his role in 3M, he was the Head of Logistics Operations for Rolls Royce in the Asia Pacific. Boon Hao spent more than 10 years working with various 3PLs such as DHL, EGL and CEVA.
He holds a BEng (Hons) as well as an MBA from the University of Glasgow.
- James ChristopherPresident, Asia, TMX (formerly TM Insight)James ChristopherPresident, Asia, TMX (formerly TM Insight)
James Christopher leads TMX’s Asia business, having joined the business in 2013. He has over 18 years of construction and property experience successfully delivering complex, automated and high-bay facilities across the region for leading national retailers and logistics companies, including supermarket company Woolworths, retailer Kmart and national postal service Australia Post.
TMX is Asia-Pacific’s #1 business transformation consultancy. TMX works with its clients to create the digital and supply chain solutions of tomorrow to make businesses go further, faster.
James’ expertise lies in managing the design and integration of automation into a building to ensure a smooth transition and go-live period. This skillset is invaluable to TMX’s clients, as industrial assets become more bespoke to cater to the operational needs of their occupiers.
Prior to joining TMX, James worked for leading developers and builders. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) from RMIT University in Melbourne.
- Evelyn OoiRegional Director, IT, APAC GEODISEvelyn OoiRegional Director, IT, APAC GEODIS
Evelyn is a technology leader and IT visionary with over 18 years of senior-level experience focusing on Strategic Planning, Digital Transformation and Change Management.
She holds a solid track record of providing technology direction to orchestrate growth in multiple domains from FMCG and Healthcare sector amongst others, interfacing with cross-functional internal stakeholders - Supply Chain / Warehouse / Transport Management, Specialty Chemicals, Technology, as well as Sales & Marketing, Finance and Human Resource functions.
She currently holds the position of Regional Director, IT, APAC at GEODIS, driving strategic IT directions within the APAC region. This includes transformation and digitalization initiatives that allow the IT function to adequately strengthen and enable business growth.