Supply Chain & Procurement Council
- 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.
- MR ALLEN WANSupply Chain Transformation Director, Cardinal Health Asia PacificMR ALLEN WANSupply Chain Transformation Director, Cardinal Health Asia Pacific
- Michael PleugerCo-Founder & CEO, Akirolabs GmbHMichael PleugerCo-Founder & CEO, Akirolabs GmbH
Michael is passionate about the digital future of procurement. He has more than 25 years of international experience in industry line management and management consulting roles. Michael is recognized for delivering large scale business transformation, sustainable results and award-winning innovation.
He is the Co-Founder & CEO, akirolabs and was formerly a Senior Partner from Roland Berger. He has worked with major companies such as KPMG, Vodafone Group and Capgemini Invent.
Michael graduated with a Master of Business Administration from Open University Business School, UK and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Bochum, Germany.
In 2018, he was the Finalist for Best Consulting Project in Procurement Leaders, World Procurement Awards.
- 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.
- Gerard SengCEO & Founder Global Managed Services Pte. Ltd. (GMS) SingaporeGerard SengCEO & Founder Global Managed Services Pte. Ltd. (GMS) Singapore
Gerard is the Founder and CEO of GMS. Together with his team at GMS, he leads procurement managed services enabled through a proprietary digital and innovation platform.
A consummate leader, he brings 17+ years of Local and International consultancy and procurement experiences across different industries. Prior to setting up GMS, Gerard was the Procurement Advisory Head for KPMG in Singapore. He was also a founding Director of KPMG’s Digital + Innovation department (KPMG’s Digital Village) where he specialised in data analytics and building digital solutions.
Gerard has been instrumental to supporting large MNCs and Singapore enterprises in the areas of strategic category management, transformation and digitalization of Procurement including CIMB, SIA, Dole, Air Liquide, CDG, GOJEK, Vodafone Procurement Company and more.
He is passionate about the value procurement brings to businesses and unlocking actionable insights leveraging data analytics.
Gerard’s vision is to build connected businesses and to help organizations digitally transform and innovate through harnessing new technologies to digitise business operations.
- 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.
- Kobu KotarajuHead – Procurement SRM Samsung C&T CorporationKobu KotarajuHead – Procurement SRM Samsung C&T Corporation
Kobu is the Head of Procurement, SRM in Samsung C&T Corporation. He is a very passionate procurement and SCM professional.
Kobu has spent 35 years with globally renowned companies such as Samsung C&T Corporation, Rio Tinto, Keppel Infrastructure (Keppel Seghers) and Jacobs.
He has a wealth of procurement experience in infrastructure projects such as underground metro, road tunnels, power plants, waste-to-energy plants, solar plants, LNG plants, high-tech manufacturing plants, water reclamation plants and high rise buildings.
Kobu has acquired various procurement & commercial credentials from internationally established organization, including:
- FCIPS (Chartered) - CIPS,UK.
- CPSM & CPSD - ISM, USA.
- SRME & CCME - World Commercial & Contracting (IACCM).
- Chartered Marketer – Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.
He has been accorded various awards and recognition, including:
- Winner - CIPS Asia Supply Management 2020 (Leader of the Year)
- Finalist – World Procurement Award 2020 (Procurement Leader)
- Jonathan CheungChairman & CEO of Global Wellness Force (GWF)Jonathan CheungChairman & CEO of Global Wellness Force (GWF)
Jonathan has over 36 years+ experience in developing and implementing major financial service solutions under a multi-vendor environment for leading financial institutions in Europe, US and the Asia Pacific.
Jonathan has deep experience advising senior management at leading financial institutions on business/technology related challenges/issues. Jonathan has been based in the UK, US, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Singapore, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan.
Jonathan’s core competencies: Create Strategic Partnership, Organisation Change Management, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Demand Management, Strategic Suppliers Management, Costs Transformation,
Devise Complex Solutions Architecture, Setup & Operating Complex/Large scale IT environments (global/regional/domestic), Cloud Computing, Business Process Re-engineering & Development of Operations Blueprint, IT Strategies, Risk Management, Business Development, People Development & Management. Business Consulting, Business & IT Process Outsourcing.
Proven track records @ Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) UK, CIPS Singapore Branch Chair (2016), MCIPS Chartered (2016), Elected Global Congress Member for Asia (2017), Certified Procurement Excellence Programme (PEP) Assessor for Asia (2018), FCIPS Chartered (2018) and CIPS Malaysia Branch Chair (2019).
Jonathan is currently the Chairman & CEO of Global Wellness Force (GWF) which was launched in Q1 2020. GWF is the proactive wellness products and services provider across the Asia Pacific. Jonathan is also sitting on the advisory board of KILSA Global which is the leading market entry & advisory service provider across the Asia Pacific. Jonathan was the Managing Director of Eightwire Asia to lead the markets expansion efforts into the ASEAN region. Eightwire is a solution provider to facilitate the secure Data Exchange between organizations, with 15 New Zealand government agencies as their clients.
Jonathan was the Senior Director/Senior Solutions Architect of KPMG Singapore and responsible for the setup, build, operate and commercialize the KPMG innovative approach/ solutions to support the growth of the KPMG Singapore Advisory, Tax, Audit Services.
Jonathan was the Principal Advisor to Impact Corporate Training, focusing on leveraging Jonathan’s rich and proven Financial Services Industry (FSI) industry domain knowledge and experience to enhance the offerings of Impact Corporate Training capabilities across the Asia Pacific region. Jonathan has successfully built up the Regional Strategic Advisory practice for Impact.
Jonathan was the Executive Director/Regional Head of Citibank Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Services covering the 15 countries across the Asia Pacific with managing spends of US$ 1.2B.
Prior to Citibank, Jonathan has been working for MNCs including companies: EDS, American Express, PwC Consulting, Capco and HP as their Financial Services Industry (FSI) Global/Regional Director.
As for Jonathans’ contributions & experience for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Jonathan is the co-founders & owners of PT. Bintangdelapan Holtikultura, which is a “Horticultural” company headquartered in Indonesia, deploying advanced/world-class farming techniques/technologies to produce “Healthy sea-food & vegetable products”. He is responsible for the International Division which is based in Singapore.
Jonathan holds a post-graduate degree in Management from Aston University and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of London, and is a member of five professional bodies: 1) the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (FCIPS Chartered), CIPS Congress Member (Asia) and Certified CIPS Procurement Excellence Programme (PEP) Assessor; 2) Chartered IT Professional (CITP);
3) the British Computer Society (MBCS); 4) the Institute of Analysts & Programmer (SMIAP); 5) the Singapore Computer Society (SMSCS).
- Chee Chiew Wong (Ph.D)VP, Kearney, SEAChee Chiew Wong (Ph.D)VP, Kearney, SEA
Chee Chiew has more than 15+ years of experience in consulting and operations role. Primary focus on procurement, working with C-level executives on procurement and supply chain organization strategy, and cost efficiency improvement program.
He has a track record of driving large-scale transformation and strategic sourcing programs across Asia, ANZ and the USA.
Currently, he is the Vice President in Kearney and is the Procurement Lead for the Strategic Operations practice in South East Asia.
- Mainul Hasan RumenSenior Manager Group Procurement, Telenor Procurement CompanyMainul Hasan RumenSenior Manager Group Procurement, Telenor Procurement Company
Rumen is a CIPS certified (MCIPS) Procurement and Supply Chain Professional and has 13+ years of Local and International experiences across different industries.
He was born and grown up in Bangladesh. He graduated in Computing and Information System (CIS) and also completed his MBA in Marketing.
Rumen is passionate about the value procurement can bring to the business, supply chain management and transformation through digitization.
Over the last decade he has been playing key roles in the areas of strategic category management, transformation and digitalization of Procurement in the major Multinational Companies i.e. Novartis, Telenor, Veon, and Maxis across Asia.
Nowadays he is evolving towards leadership roles in the transformation of Global Procurement Team of Telenor Group that encompass with people leadership, strategic category management, modernization of core capabilities and new digital transformation.
- 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
- 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.