Vice President, Travel, Transportation & Logistics Industries at IBM
Vijay manages Travel, Transportation & Hospitality Industries across Asia Pacific, Greater China and Japan for all lines of business at IBM. He is a member of IBM's Industry Academy and also leads IBM's industry Solutions & Business Development, and TradeLens (www.tradelens.com), in the region.
Vijay was previously the Global Head of Travel, Transportation & Hospitality Industries at Oracle (www.oracle.com) for 12 years, leading sales and business development globally, in addition to the product management and launch of Industry solutions (Airline Loyalty, Aeronautical Billing Systems, Aircraft Maintenance, Fuel Management, Ports Terminal Management, Sales Rating & Operations, Airline Data Model, Passenger & Asset Data and Customer Experience management).
Regional President/CEO, Asia Pacific of Geodis Singapore Pte. Ltd.https://geodis.com/en
Onno Boots joined GEODIS in October 2016 as Asia-Pacific Area Director for Freight Forwarding. Prior to this, he was CEO of Celebi Aviation Holding. He began his career in Freight Forwarding at Air Express International and Cargolux Airlines International before joining the TNT Group where he held various positions for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Asia. He took over his current position at GEODIS in May 2018.
Sr Director Int Sys Asia of Dematichttps://www.dematic.com
Michael Bradshaw is a Senior Director for Dematic and has been with the company for over 20 years. In this time, he has worked across systems design, solution development, consulting, sales and management roles and has been responsible for the development of one of the largest collection of automated intralogistics systems installed in the region. These solutions have been designed and delivered for a range of vertical markets including retail, e-commerce, pharmaceutical, healthcare, food & beverage, manufacturing, 3PL and parcel. Across each of these verticals, Michael is able to count many of the leading companies and brands as his customers.
Michael has a background in controls and automation with a first class honors degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Sydney. After first joining Dematic in Australia, Michael was appointed to a regional management position in Singapore in 2003 to work with customers throughout Asia on the development of automated logistics solutions. He currently oversees all Dematic’s sales and solution development activities in Asia and is a Board Member of Dematic S.E.A.
Michael regularly presents at industry conferences and educational seminars, and has contributed articles to regional supply chain and technology publications. His strong technical background, industry experience and consultative hands-on approach to solution development are highly valued by customers throughout the region.
Vice President Solution Consulting at Infor
As Infor's Vice President for Infor Nexus for Asia Pacific & Japan, Cas is working with supply chain innovators on their digital transformation journey, applying the power of Supply Chain Business Networks.
With a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, and an operational background in Hewlett-Packard’s High-Tech supply chain, he has been involved in numerous global transformations and operational excellence projects for enterprises in industries like Global Logistics, Food & Beverage, Electronics, Automotive, and Retail. He enjoys working with companies on transformational projects to outpace digital disruption and unlock digital growth opportunities.
All by applying concepts in supply chain planning, collaboration & optimisation, machine learning and AI, to create actionable insights.
Based in Singapore, Cas has worked extensively in the Asia Pacific region. When not working, you can find him mountain biking on the trails in Singapore or ski-mountaineering on a remote mountain range. He is currently preparing for crossing Iceland on a mountain bike.
Director of Strategic Accounts at Esker Document Automation Asia Pte Ltdhttps://www.esker.com.sg
Charlie Cheah is currently the Director of Strategic Accounts, leads and drives the commercial business strategy in collaboration with business partners and organisations. Before Esker, Charlie was the Assistant Vice President of Procurement at ASTRO for 9 years responsible for all high-value procurement and tender activities, SAP implementation, in-house trainer for SAP (MM) and project management for P2P initiatives. Prior to joining ASTRO, Charlie held the position of Head, Procurement & Logistic at OPCOM for 7 years and responsible for providing operational and financial leadership in Finance, Marketing and Production Division in addition to successful MRP implementation and ISO certification. Charlie also had a short stint with TIMES as Accounts Officer, responsible for Accounts Receivable. Charlie holds a Finance tertiary background and is a certified ISO auditor.
CEO of Haulio
Alvin started his Logistics profession through his family business HUB Distributors Services, a local SME 3PL firm in Singapore since 1988.
As a forward-looking 2nd generation business leader, Alvin has more than 6 years of experience in business development to grow & corporatize the company through innovative technologies, increasing the Group's revenue by 20% YOY.
As the previous founder and CEO for HUB Logistics, a sister company of the Group that focuses on the container haulage services, he'd successfully built it up from scratch to a sizable fleet consisting of 15 Prime Movers & over 100 trailers within 3 years; moving 1,000 TEUs on average per month.
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 - collaborative B2B community portal that aims to maximize haulage resources through industry level sharing to improve job productivity through our core technology. He is responsible for strengthening the brand's presence, driving supply and demand, as well as business development for the startup.
Head, Marketing & Communications at Parcel Performhttps://www.parcelperform.com
As Head of Marketing and Communications, Cheryl leads all branding, marketing and communications globally for Parcel Perform, the leading carrier-independent e-commerce logistics SaaS platform.
Prior to her current role, Cheryl led marketing and communications globally for DHL eCommerce, a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group focused on e-commerce. She also held various roles in the Corporate Communications and Responsibility Team for DHL Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
Cheryl is a seasoned marketing and communications professional with over 15 years of experience in public relations, advertising, corporate communications and marketing consultancy. Her experience spans across various industries including e-commerce, fashion, retail, entertainment, sports and logistics.
CEO of WITRON America
Karl Hoegen is currently CEO of WITRON Integrated Logistics, the North American division of the WITRON Group, which he joined in 2001 in Germany. In this role, Mr. Hoegen provides leadership for WITRON’s operations, encompassing business development, sales, design, project management, and customer support. In addition, Mr. Hoegen oversees administration and human resources in his position as CEO, which he has held for over a decade. Before that, Mr. Hoegen was in charge of WITRON’s UK division for more than two years.
VP, Solutions Advisor at JDA Softwarehttps://www.jda.com
Sriharsha (Harsha) Illindala leads solutions advisory and industry strategy for JDA in Asia Pacific. With his deep knowledge and Interests in effective use of Machine Learning and AI, digital and real time supply chains and team transformations, during his 20 years career (most of it as part of JDA) he has been involved in several supply chain transformations across Retail, Manufacturing and Third-Party Logistics industries.
VP of Supply Chain & Procurement at Marina Bay Sands
Sridhar Kandhadai is the VP for Procurement & Supply Chain in Marina Bay Sands. Sri brings 22 years of Procurement experience to Marina Bay Sands having worked across multiple geographies and with several marquee brands. Sri is working in transforming Marina Bay Sands procurement team from transaction focused to a more strategic team. Sri’s expertise includes category strategy, strong relationship with stakeholders, commercial expertise, building effective teams and creating structures to manage Procurement effectively.
Chief Business Officer at Locushttps://www.locus.sh
Krishna heads the technology sales in Locus and is responsible for client consulting. He understands the use-case and business needs of prospective customers and helps them realize their goals with Locus solutions. Krishna has over 10 years of experience in varied fields including Polymer Research, Investment Banking (Barclays Capital & Deutsche Bank), and Technology Sales. He is an IIT Kanpur 2008 graduate.
President, Global Forwarding at Toll Group
Thomas Knudsen is a senior global logistics executive with more than 25 years of experience having held executive leadership, commercial, trade and route management roles in the Middle East, North America, Europe and Asia.
Having joined Toll in January 2018, Thomas is responsible for the Global Forwarding division that consists 24 countries across Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Prior to joining Toll, Thomas was CEO, Asia Pacific at global logistics leader, Damco. Based in Singapore, he was responsible for the company’s day-to-day business operations for the Asia region.
Thomas also spent two decades cultivating a wealth of experience with A.P. Moller – Maersk; his last role was the Asia Pacific Regional CEO for Maersk Line, leading all commercial activities across the region. He also sat on Maersk’s global leadership team.
Thomas holds an Executive Master of Management degree in Supply Chain from IE Business School, Madrid, Spain, and in 2016 completed a strategy short course at Harvard Business School.
Head of Procurement, APAC, Japan & India, at 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.
Head of Procurement at Shell
Kevin is currently the Head of PSCM for Shell’s upstream joint ventures. His portfolio primarily covers Brunei and Kazakhstan, where the JVs collectively have a procurement staff base of more than 600 pax with $4~ Bln in third party spend pa. Kevin has been in procurement and supply chain leadership roles in Shell Downstream, Upstream and capital Projects since 2005. He is a Fellow of CIPS and has a degree in Marketing and a Masters in Procurement. He is passionate about raising the profile and professionalism of the procurement function, and of late, using data analytics to have deep business conversations with stakeholders about supply chain opportunities.
Managing Director of Asianet Consultantshttps://www.michael-ljc.com
Michael is a Managing Director of Asianet Consultants HK Ltd and Co-Founder of TRIG International HK Ltd . He is a Managing Director of Essential Resources Consultants Limited a business consulting and matchmaking company. He is a Partner of ADK International, a US search firm specializing in aviation and a member of Airport Council International (ACI). He is a partner of Autokineto, a US search firm specialized in the automotive sector.
He specializes in leadership search and strategic talent acquisition for the high tech manufacturing, industrial, automotive & aerospace and supply chain industry having served various Global Multinational firms in the Asian region. Originally from Korea, he has worked in USA, Korea & Hong Kong and speaks Cantonese, Korean & English. He holds a double major Degree in Business Administration in Marketing and Management of Organization from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Prior to joining Asianet Consultants, he worked in a boutique executive search firm setting up the automotive division and assisting with the FMCG industry in the Asia Pacific Region.
He is a member of various chambers in the region. He is a committee member of the Awards committee at the Supply Chain Asia. He is a committee member of the China Italian Chamber of Commerce Aerospace Committee. He is a committee member of the American Chamber of HK-China business service and Transportation & Logistics. He is a proud Rotarian of Hong Kong South Club.
General Manager, Supply Chain Asia Pacific, Middle East at 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
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
He is also active in contributing to the non-profit
sector in Singapore. He is founding member and
former chair of the board (2005-2015) 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
Co-Founder & CEO of Sepio Products Private Limited
Murad is an Entrepreneur, Venture Investor and Management Consultant. Murad Co-Founded Slonkit in 2015, India’s first money management solution for parents and children and Moneykit, a digital lending solution for the underbanked. In 2017, he Co-Founded Sepio Products with a mission to make the world a better place one product at a time. Sepio is an IoT platform that helps reduce tampering and counterfeiting across the logistics supply chain from factory to fork. Prior to taking the entrepreneurial plunge, Murad was a Management Consultant with Bain & Co. for 9 years. He also has an MBA from Duke University.
VP, Global Supply Chain at Jabil Singapore
Kee Wee Ng is the Vice President of global sourcing for Jabil, based in Singapore. He is responsible for Jabil’s global supply chain strategy development and execution for the Enterprise & Infrastructure segment, including supply chain digitization and transformation. He oversees a team of more than 70 employees across Asia, Europe, Mexico and the US.
With a wealth of leadership experience in supply chain management, program management, and operations, Kee Wee has been instrumental in building multiple highly successful global teams in the various roles that he has held. At Jabil, Kee Wee led several key global sourcing initiatives including Jabil Integrated Solutions and the Technology Enablement Framework, which facilitate seamless collaboration, connect capabilities and empower solutions across Jabil’s global supply chain eco-system.
Kee Wee first joined Jabil in 2007 as director of supply chain focusing on supply chain sourcing solutions development and deployment in Asia. He was promoted to his current role in 2009 with increased responsibilities for global supply chain management. Prior to joining Jabil, Kee Wee was based in China where he held various senior roles at another global EMS company. His responsibilities included setting up a greenfield site, program management, business unit management and operations management.
Kee Wee graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and management. He also holds an MBA from the Rutgers Business School in New Jersey, USA.
With more than 23 years of manufacturing experience, Kee Wee’s rich skill set includes new product introduction management, operations management, global commodity management, commodity engineering, procurement and sourcing. He also has extensive hands-on experience in global team management, human capital management and cross-cultural management.
With a strong passion for social causes, Kee Wee pioneered Jabil Singapore’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program in 2014, and continues to play a very active role in chartering the site’s social mission today. Through his able leadership, the site has received recognition from several local charity organizations for its significant contributions.
Senior Vice President, Group Supply Chain and Projects (South East Asia and China) at YHS SINGAPORE
Supply Chain and Procurement Transformation specialist with 15+ years’ of demonstrated ability in leading supply chains and Procurement. Have managed portfolios ranging from $50-$350M and lead multi-location teams of up to 400 associates. Demonstrated success in both staff and line roles. Experienced in building supply chain infrastructure, process and team capability to meet the needs of businesses growing rapidly in scale and complexity. Delivered supply chain turn-around performance in two separate stints. Established Supply chain and Procurement best in class “Centre of Excellence” for global replication. Led organization-wide culture change to DMAIC and Lean Six Sigma-driven structured problem-solving methodology adding ~3% of costs to EBIT year on year. Implemented Technology projects and digitized supply chain to optimize end to end operations\. Delivered over $100M in cost savings. Led cross-cultural teams at Philippines, Vietnam, China, Nepal and Cambodia. Have groomed and built high-performance teams delivering extraordinary results.Experience of working collaboratively in Matrix structure with National, regional and global reporting. Regular speaker at Industry forums on Supply chain and distribution. Member of Advisory Council of leading business school Advisory Council Member of Express Logistics and Supply Chain Conclave
Experience Profile :
1 YHS (Singapore) Pte Ltd Sr. Vice President – Group Supply Chain and Projects (South East Asia and China)
Feb’19 to Current
2. Coca-Cola ; Vice President - Business Transformation (Procurement and Supply Chain) - 15 years
3. Marico Limited - Purchase, Production and Supply Chain - 5 years
Education Profile :
Bachelor of Engineering
Masters in Supply Chain and Operations Management
Vice President, Global Trade, Blockchain at IBMhttps://www.ibm.com
Todd is VP of Blockchain Global Trade at IBM. In this capacity Todd has the responsibility for the go-to-market strategy and sales execution for the TradeLens and IBM Food Trust marketplace platforms. Prior to his current role Todd was the IBM VP and Managing Director for PepsiCo and Southwest Airlines. Todd had a brief and successful career in consumer banking for Wells Fargo before joining IBM. Todd is a native of Peekskill, New York, and attended Davidson College where he earned a B.A. in Political Science.
GSC EAJ Logistics Vice President at Schneider Electric Logistics Asia Pte Ltdhttps://www.schneider-electric.us/en/
Result-driven Manager with extensive experience in directing and executing core supply chain activities to ensure bottom line accountability and sustained business growth in a constantly changing, fast-paced environment. Proficient in management of inbound/ outbound air & ocean shipments, management of warehouses/ postponement centres, vendor selection & management as well as cost analysis. Possess well-refined proposal, contract and service-level management abilities. Possess unique academic credentials, having completed a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from University of London and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Major: International Business) from National University of Singapore. In addition to the above, completed a Master of Business Administration from California State University.
Keen strategist with a flair for negotiation and proven leadership abilities. Conceptualized and implemented logistics initiatives, process improvements & breakthrough initiatives to enhance productivity as well as customer service levels. Demonstrated ability in building, managing and motivating high performance teams. Resourceful & analytical individual with the ability to work well within aggressive timelines. A team player, who can work unsupervised, accomplishing multiple priorities
Specialties: Supply Chain operations (International/domestic freight, DC management, Reverse Logistics, assembly ops) Procurement, Negotiation, People Capability Development.
Sr. Director Network Development of TradeLens
Tom is the Sr. Director of Network Development for Tradelens. Tradelens is part of the Maersk global trade digitization strategy and a collaborative initiative between IBM and Maersk to reduce the inefficiencies that exist in our industry today. In this role, Tom is focused on building out the network and adding network members data such as terminal operators/inland carriers/and customs authorities globally onto the platform.
Tom is a Merchant Marine graduate from Fort Schulyer, who brings over 35 years of industry experience, the last 24 of which have been with Maersk Line and P&O Nedlloyd, including senior management roles in Terminal and Marine Operations, Customer Service and various IT related projects. In his most recent role, Tom was President of Safmarine – North America where he was responsible to grow the business and improve the customer experience. Prior to that role, Tom was the Global Vice President of Customer Service for Maersk Line based in Copenhagen, where he led significant improvement and innovation initiatives.
Senior Director, Logistics of Tapestry
Inge has more than 20 years of experience in Supply Chain Management in Asia/Europe working for A-brand manufacturers (Tapestry [Coach, Kate Spade], Kellogg, British American Tobacco and Sara Lee) in the Luxury Retail and global Consumer Packaged Goods industry. Proven senior leadership in operational management, change management, strategy development and implementation on local, regional and global level. Having the ability to manage complex projects in a multicultural and cross-functional environment.
Global Managing Director of IBM
Dee Waddell is an industry-recognized, next-generation strategic business technology leader and executive officer with a unique combination of business and technology executive leadership experience especially within the travel/transportation industry. He has expertise in transforming and building collaborative, integrated and high-performance cross-functional organizations and processes with strong metrics-based and benchmarking approach. Recognized leadership and contribution in both business and technology industry and professional forums. Award-winning team-builder leveraging diverse cultural experience and global influence; fluent in reading, writing and speaking Japanese. Earned Doctorate of Management from the University of Maryland University College with focus in strategy, leadership and innovation.
Managing Director of Koru Greentech
Peter is a senior management executive with a proven track record in Global and Regional leadership roles in Procurement and Supply Chain and Operations Management. Have greenfield startups operations experience. He is also an active practitioner of Supply Chain Management, Spend Management, Global Sourcing, Strategic Procurement, and Supplier Relationship Management. Project Management. Strategic Management for High Tech, Hospitality as well as Service Industries. Extensive experience in outsourcing and supply management of Contract Manufacturers as well as 3/4 Party Logistics Service Providers. He has previously held positions such as Vice President of Supply Chain & Procurement at Marina Bay Sands and Global Procurement Director of Soitec SA.
DIRECTOR SALES- SOUTHEAST ASIA of Locus
Ayesha leads business in Southeast Asia at Locus. She has over 7 years of experience in Logistics & Supply Chain, having worked at DHL-Bluedart among other major companies. She has extensive expertise in supply chain optimisation with sector-specific knowledge in FMCG, Express logistics, 3PL, E-commerce in Indian & Southeast Asian markets.