2016 Speakers


Don Wirth
Retired Vice President – Global Operations, Corporate Supply Chains and COE
Dupont

Don Wirth was prior to his retirement in 2014 the vice president – Global Operations, Corporate Supply Chains and Center of Competency for EI DuPont.
He joined DuPont as a project manager in 1981 in Sydney, Australia.  He then held plant and site manager roles in Explosives and Imaging. In 1989, he was appointed general manager Operations for DuPont Australia. In 1992, he was transferred to Singapore as operations director Agriculture Products.  In 1999, he moved to the United States as Six Sigma Champion for the Agriculture Enterprise. In 2001, he was appointed global operations director - DuPont Crop Protection (DCP). Then 2006 he was named as vice president - Operations, Agriculture & Nutrition.

In July 2007 he was named vice president of Global Operations Excellence, Center of Competency to lead implementation of the DuPont Production System. He was named to his last position in October 2009.
He received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of New South Wales in 1974.


Reginald J. R. Lee
President, Asia Tank Container Organization
@TCO

1964Joined Suttons International in the UK as Managing Directorand He was responsible for them entering into the new tank container industry. We became one of the first few companies to offer door to door tank container deliveries. 1980 Start up a new tank container only logistic company, United Tank Containers (UTC) with partners.

1982 Sold UTC to the Stolt-Nielsen group. The name was changed to Stolt Tank Containers (STC) and He moved to America as vice president of the new company.

1984 Transferred to Rotterdam as President Stolt-Nielsen Netherlands responsible for Tankers Terminals, Barges, whilst retaining my position as Vice President STC.

1987 Transferred to UK to become President STC and expanded the company through acquisitions of five competitors, in addition to forming our own tank container leasing company, which made STC one of the largest tank container operators in the world. 2000 Returned again to America and took up the position of CEO for the whole of Stolt-Nielsen transportation group, which included Tankers, Terminals and Tank Containers.

2003 December, retired as CEO from Stolt-Nielsen Group and returned to UK.

2004 January, He was elected President of International Tank container Organization (ITCO) where He expanded the membership by more than 60% and raised the organization profile with governments, port authorises and stakeholders in the liquid supply chain.

2010 He resigned as ITCO President because of the board members lack of focus and their refusal to open an office in Asia to help promote the tank container industry into the emerging markets in Asia.

2011 Established the Asian Tank Container Organization (@tco) as a non-profit making company focused solely on the fast expanding Asian markets. This will help and assist the safe handling of tank containers for all companies and people involved in the liquid supply chain in Asia.


Jens Kaatze
Senior Vice President,Product Management
Covestro

Since March 2014, Mr Jens Kaatze is the Global Product Manager of the Business Unit Polycarbonates within Bayer MaterialScience, responsible for the Global Supply Chain, Product and Product Portfolio Management, Value and Pricing Management, Sourcing strategies as well as Bisphenol A sales and marketing.

After graduating in mathematics and business administration from the University of Mannheim, he joined Bayer where he took several positions in Controlling and Corporate Development in the corporate function as well as the Polyurethanes division.

In 2007 he took over the responsibility as head of Regional Product Management EMEA for Polyether Polyols before he joined the Procurement and Trading organization to head the global Trading & Energy group.

Recently he led the global Functional Films division before relocating to Shanghai for his current position.


Joerg Schevemann
Vice President-Head of Supply Chain, Portfolio and Pricing Management
Covestro

Mr. Joerg Schevemann is the Global Supply Chain Manager of the Business Unit Polycarbonates within Bayer MaterialScience since October 2013, responsible for the Global Supply Chain, Product Portfolio Management, Value and Pricing Management.

After graduating in business administration from the University of Applied Science and Arts in Hannover, he joined Bayer as Controlling Trainee and took positions in Planning, Forecasting and Strategy, Regional and Global Product Management.

In 2012 he took over the responsibility as head of Global Portfolio, Value and Pricing Management for Polycarbonates located in Shanghai, China with additional responsibility as Global Supply Chain Manager in 2013.

Currently he is head of Global Supply Chain, Portfolio and Pricing Management within Global Product Management in the business Unit Polycarbonates of Bayer MaterialScience.


Michael Liesfeldt
VP - Global Supply Chain Management
Lanxess

Michael Liesfeldt is the Head of Global Supply Chain of the Business Unit Tires & Specialty Rubber (TSR) within Lanxess AG since January 2015, responsible for the Global Supply Chain Management, overseeing Supply Chain Operations and Integrated Business Planning (IBP).

After graduating with a Master’s of Science, he started in IT. Later he joined The Dow Chemical Company and held multiple positions in maintenance engineering support, procurement, supply chain, business planning, and regional and global product management. He lived in multiple European countries, the United States and in Asia and is well acquainted with different (work) cultures and regional business practices. Michael gained his operational and commercial experience in different businesses and successfully navigated through the inevitable commoditization of specialty chemicals and its impact on supply chains.

In 2013 he took over the responsibility as head of Global Supply Chain for Lanxess Butyl Rubber, located in Singapore with additional responsibility for the Olefins Commercial Operations on Jurong Island, Singapore.

Currently he is VP - Global Supply Chain Management in the business unit TSR of Lanxess AG, that will be part of the forthcoming joint venture between LANXESS and Saudi Aramco to create a world-leading joint venture for synthetic rubber in 2016.


Carey He
China Supply Chain Operation Director
Dow Chemical
Carey He takes triple roles as director of Supply Chain Operations for China of the Dow Chemical Company, general manager of Dow Chemical (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and general manager of Rohm & Haas International Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Carey is responsible for development of the logistics infrastructure and service capabilities in China and she remains accountable for Dow trading company operations, services suitability aswell as regulatory compliance. She also acts as market and industry leader to channel with key government authorities.
Prior to joining Dow, Carey worked in the chemical industry for 10 years with Bayer Material Science China, GE China, GE Silicone China, GE Silicone USA and 3M China, occupying a variety of roles including logistics procurement, marketing & sales, project implementation, site logistics operations and global sourcing.  Carey began her career in Dow from 2006 in Shanghai as supply chain manager, Asia Pacific in Specialty Chemical & Basic Chemical businesses, where she led regional S&OP process and acted as business supply chain representative to anticipate business strategic demand and supply planning and market development strategy in Asia Pacific.  In 2010, she was named current role and oversee cross modal supply chain operations in China.
Carey graduated from Shanghai University and holds a degree in Material Science & Technology.


Kevin M. Land
Vice President Global Solutions
Odyssey Logistics

As a consultant and executive, Kevin has personally advised hundreds of senior executives around the world on supply chain strategy and execution inclusive of transportation, warehouse management, auto-identification, network design, and technology. Kevin has a track record of success with over twenty years delivering bottom-line results for clients across many industries from defense, consumer goods and consumer package goods, textiles, retail, and the chemical and process manufacturing industries.

Prior to Odyssey Logistics, Kevin was a senior vice president at RELY Software and part of the early executive leadership team that pioneered global transportation management inclusive of event management and visibility. During that time, he was responsible for developing the company’s core market making and strategic account management processes, establishing a market-entry footprint in both North America and Europe and Asia, creating their business model, consulting practice, as well as establishing the company’s first strategic relationships.

From 1991 to 2000 Kevin was also at EDMS, Manhattan Associates, and Voxware where he served in both executive and business development roles. Kevin was instrumental in developing each organization’s strategic positioning and presence in their respective marketplaces. Kevin has a BA in English and Philosophy from of the University of Rhode Island and is a member of APICS and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. He has traveled extensively and has broad cultural and business knowledge in North America, Europe, Southeast and Southwest Asia.


Martin Lockstrom
APAC Head of Purchasing Excellence
DSM

Dr. Lockstrom is the APAC Head of Purchasing Excellence at DSM. His responsibility is to strengthen DSM’s purchasing capabilities in the BG’s and Spend Areas such as strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, key supplier management, cross-functional collaboration and the overall implementation of Purchasing Excellence. Martin holds a BSc/MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and earned his doctorate degree in Operations Management from European Business School in Germany.

Martin comes to DSM from Asia Perspective, a management consultancy, where he was Managing Director for the Shanghai office for the last two years.

Prior to that, he has held positions as Principal Consultant at Infosys, and Research Associate at China Europe International Business School.


Nancy Shao
Supply Chain Director, BU Masterbatches Greater China
Clariant
-Supply Chain Director, BU Masterbatches Greater China, Clariant
-PhD Chemical Engineering, University College London
-Lean Sigma black belt, certified
-4 years experience in management consultancy, focusing on creating value for chemical industry
-Years cooperate experience, focusing on executing Supply Chain strategy


Jessica Bo
Regional Supply Chain Director, Asia Pacific
Chemours

Degree: MBA (Macquarie Graduate School of Management , Sydney, Australia), CPIM Joined the DuPont China Holdings Co., Ltd. in 2003

Professional Experience: Sales Manager Project Manager Key Account Management 6-Sigma Black Belt Main career is in Supply Chain Management Chemours Spin-off from DuPont in June, 2015


Lora Cecere
Founder&CEO
Supply Chain Insights

Lora Cecere is the founder of the research firm Supply Chain Insights. The company is helping supply chain leaders pave new directions.

As a prolific writer, Lora is the author of the enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman,.

Lora’s weekly posts are read by 5,000 readers. She also writes a blog for Forbes and is a Linkedin Influencer. Her co-authored book, Bricks Matter, published in December 2012, and her new book Metrics That Matter will publish in the fall of 2014. As an enterprise strategist, Lora focuses on the changing face of enterprise technologies. Her research is designed for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage. Current research topics include the digital consumer, supply chain sensing, demand shaping and revenue management, market-driven value networks, accelerating innovation through open design networks, the evolution of predictive analytics, emerging business intelligence solutions, and technologies to improve safe and secure product delivery. With more than 30 years of diverse supply chain experience, Lora spent 9 years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, and Altimeter Group. Prior to becoming a supply chain analyst she spent 15 years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group, and several years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestlé).


Ee-Foong Ewe
Vice President, Asia
ICIS

Profile Ee Foong spearheads ICIS Asia consulting as part of ICIS Consulting & Analytics global business He is a chemical engineer by training and has a very broad based experience covering domains in manufacturing technology, start ups, operations, distribution logistics, sales & marketing, commercial and business/project development including joint venture negotiation, equity and/or debt financing and all the accompanying industry, environmental, JV, financing and legal due diligence processes He has had intimate experiences cutting across the whole petrochemical and chemical value chain thus enabling him to synergize integration / development opportunities directly benefitting the interested parties Business Advisory Experience Ee Foong has been in the industry for 35 years and spent about half of that at Exxon Chemicals starting off as a process/start up/control engineer before moving in quick successions to take the leads in plant, shipping & distribution operations, planning and sales/marketing, firstly in the specialty, before the mid-stream Intermediate businesses He then moved to a commodity firm, ANSAC, taking the charge of the soda ash business in Asia Pacific region, developing while ensuring the core business remained intact in the challenging economical climates.

In addition, he re-organized the Asia operations establishing new logistic and distribution channels. Prior to his taking on the lead role to develop and realize from scratch a multi-billion dollar petrochemical complex, he had at various junctures spear-headed new business initiatives, start-ups, conducted numerous feasibility studies, negotiated feedstock supply and Contract of Affreightment (COA), both in Asia including China & Middle East Product wise, he has covered from specialties to intermediates to commodities, and condensate to gas as well as bio-products. Separately, he had had experience also working with international development aid agencies and financial institutions for funding developmental projects for emerging market


Robin Li
Asia Supply Chain Director
Valspar
Current Role In Valspar (Feb 20120)
Supply Chain Director, Valspar Asia
Previous role in Henkel (2 years)
Supply Chain Director, Henkel Asia
Previous roles in P&G (16 years )
Multi BUs’ Supply Chain Leader
Knowledge/Expertise
MRPII/S&OP/IBP
SIMPL (successful initiatives management and product  launch)
SND (supply network design)
Inventory Management
Logistics Cost  control (Shipping, Storage, Custom Clearance)
SIP (site integrated planning)
CSP (Category Supply Planning)
BCP (Business Continuity Plan)


Makarand Inamdar
Management and Business Consultant
Reliance Industries

Mac, as his colleagues know him, is a veteran in Supply Chain Management. A Statistics Graduate and Post Graduate in Marketing Management and Materials Management, his work experience spans for almost 35 years in various leading organizations in India.
Mac started his career with Godrej Soaps Limited and has worked with the likes of Procter & Gamble, Parke-Davis, Warner-Lambert, Miebach Consultants, and Kurl-On among others. In each organization he has a proven track record of reducing Supply Chain costs and introducing various methods of process optimization. 
Currently he is a Supply Chain Management Consultant for Reliance Industries Limited, the largest Private Sector Enterprise in India and a part of the elite Fortune 500 group globally.


Stephan Sielaff
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Archroma
Stephan Sielaff joined Archroma in February 2014, bringing significant, diverse and global materials and process industry expertise.
Before joining Archroma, Mr Sielaff spent 8 years with Symrise, lastly as the Senior Vice President Global Operations of the Flavor & Nutrition business. There he was overseeing the complete global supply chain operations, which he developed and implemented for 26 sites in 20 countries.
Previously, Mr Sielaff held various roles in supply chain, innovation and engineering, as well as marketing at Unilever.
Mr Sielaff has a MS, Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany.


Nina Yan
Asia Supply Chain Director
Eastman Chemical Company
Nina Yan currently serves as Director of Supply Chain for Asia Pacific at Eastman
Chemical Company, a global specialty chemical company based in Kingsport,
Tennessee, USA.
With an MBA from the University of Tennessee, Nina has held multiple positions in
procurement, logistics, planning, business operations and supply chain throughout
her career at companies including Lucent Technologies, Nortel Networks, Solutia Inc.
and now Eastman Chemial. Nina lived in the US for 12 years before moving to
Shanghai in 2007. She is acquainted with American and Asian culture and practices
through managing and developing organizations in both regions. She also has
experience in managing divestiture and acquisition in addition to operational
responsibilities.
Nina has increasing responsibilities in supply chain and operations management over
the past 20 years, leading multiple phases of supply chain integration projects in Asia
with Nortel and Eastman.
Nina is a Certified Supply Chain Professional, Certified Procurement Manager and
Certified in Transportation and Logistics. Through her current role, she is a member
of Eastman’s Global Supply Chain Leadership team as well as the company’s Asia
Pacific Leadership team.


Frank Werner Muller
CEO
AsstrA Associated Traffic AG
Frank Müller holds an M.A. in Executive Supply Chain Management at ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Between 1992 and 1997 he held various senior management posts at entities in Switzerland and Russia.
He is the founder and co-owner of AsstrA Associated Traffic AG (1997), a logistic company with turnover 200 Mio Euro and offices in 12 countries around the globe.
His background in the international logistic sector brings with it an understanding of what it takes to operate within challenging markets.
Between 2012 and 2014 he was also the President of the Board of Evolution Invest AG and Evolution Trade AG.


Patrick Westkamp
Asia Supply Chain Director
Henkel

After graduation in Germany, Patrick started his career at a premium solution provider for e2e logistics and fulfillment services in Europe.
Next to significant client projects his exposure into business development and tender management led him to Henkel to help building a global Logistics Purchasing organization. Having set the fundamentals he was assigned to Asia to establish the logistics sourcing function in Asia in early 2009 as Head of Purchasing Logistics APAC.

After this assignment Patrick decided to stay in ASIA and took over the responsibility for the Adhesives supply chain for all 5 business segments including customer service operations, planning, and logistics execution in 2012.
Due to the dynamics of the region as well as several M&A Henkel supply chain is subject to constant change and therefore transformation of organization, processes and tools have always been primary focus of his engagement in ASIA for Henkel.

Currently he is about to relocate to Singapore after being based in Shanghai for more than 7 years in order to mark the beginning of the next major change process of Henkel’s Supply Chain in Asia.


Justin Barrow
General Manager-Damco West China
Damco

Justin Barrow is Damco’s China West GM since 2013, responsible for air, ocean and supply chain business across multiple verticals including chemicals.

With an MBA from Rutgers, he started in international logistics field and relocated to China in 1997. During 19 years in the China’s logistics industry, he has intimate understanding of several subsectors including domestic logistics and express, contract logistics, and international forwarding.

Relocating to Chengdu in western China in 2010, Justin has participated in the rapid growth seen in the area and helped to impact changes in the local logistics landscape.


Quang Tran
Director,Group Sourcing Asia Pacific
DSM
Mr. Quang Tran, originally from Vietnam. He migrated to United States in the late '70. He has long been working in the field of Purchasing, Supply Chain at companies like IBM, GE, Foxconn, Philips. He is currently an Executive at DSM, responsible for Group Sourcing Asia Pacific, based in Shanghai. Having had experience in global companies, Mr. Tran is keen in strengthening global process with local customization. During this conference, Mr. Tran will share his view and experience along with other prominent panelists. DSM is a Dutch-based Company specializing in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences. DSM has global footprint with net sales approaching 9 billion euros.


Mark Tarrant
Global Supply Chain Center of Excellence - Asia Head
SABIC
Mark Tarrant graduated from Swinburne University of Technology,Melbourne, Australia in 1993 with a First Class Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Graduate Diploma in Management.
He joined Rio Tinto in the underground coal division later becoming the youngest Super intendent with a responsibility of providing maintenance,logistics and services to the longwall production unit based out of New South Wales, Australia.
Mark furthered his studies completing a MBA majoring in Business Strategy in 1997 earning the Dean Merit Award from the University of Wollongong,Australia. During the same period he passed the Government Statutory “Mechanical Engineer in Charge”qualification from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines –
Australia.
In 1999 he moved to Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company leading the Engineering & Maintenance team of over 100 staff for the Somerton site in Melbourne, Australia and was one of the key executives that completed the business restructure.
From 2001 to 2007, Mark was with GE (General Electric) Plastics taking on roles of increasing responsibility from Australian Operations Manager,Master Black Belt to Asia Pacific Supply Chain Director based out of Shanghai, China.
In 2007, GE Plastics was acquired by SABIC. Remaining in the Asia Pacific Supply Chain Director role until 2009, Mark made the move to SABIC HQ in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to join the exciting EMDAD (Supply Chain Transformation) project.
While retaining responsibility in the EMDAD project, Mark was promoted to General Manager of the newly formed Business Process and Data Quality organization in 2011.
In 2012, Mark moved back to Shanghai to be the Regional Head of the Global Supply Chain Center of Excellence. To remain on the cutting edge of innovation he is completing a Masters of Supply Chain with Penn State University.
He is involved in various community charities and is part of the Advisory Committee for the International Dulwich College – Shanghai.


Daniel Starta
Managing Director and Partner
A.T. Kearney Greater China

Dan Starta is the Managing Director of A.T. Kearney’s Greater China Unit and has over twenty-five years of industry and consulting experience in developing business and operational strategies. He has spent the previous ten years working in and leading the growth of A.T. Kearney’s dynamic Middle East and Africa Units.

Mr. Starta has significant experience that has spanned a range of industries including Economic Development in support of Government initiatives, Automotive, Petrochemicals, High Tech, Oil & Gas, Process & Manufacturing industries, Utilities, Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Products. Based on this broad experience and a dedication to private and public entities, Mr. Starta has been recognized as a thought leader, who is capable of achieving proven results for governments and private sector clients alike.

He has a Masters Degree in Industrial Administration with Honors from Carnegie-Mellon University, Masters Degree in Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University.  In addition to consulting, he has published numerous articles and been quoted in the Economist, Business Week and numerous other leading publications.


Johnny Browaeys
Strategic Partnerships Director
DuPont
Johnny Browaeys, former DuPont Intrapreneur and Asia Chief Solution Architect, helps large corporations to re-engage with their supply chain on a new unseen level.  Mr. Browaeys has uniquely combined the offering of 2 companies, Seeder Clean Energy and Greenment Environment, into a value proposition that serves both the corporation and their supply chain. Mr Browaeys will illustrate a case.


Hoo Ching Dew
Vice President, Business Development Solutions Asia Pacific
BDP International

BDP International (BDP) is one of the world’s leading privately held global logistics and transportation solutions companies, operating freight logistics centers in over 270 cities through a global network of wholly owned offices, joint ventures and affiliates in nearly 140 countries. BDP manages, optimizes and executes its clients’ global logistics and transportation processes, coordinating and managing physical supply chain activities and information management to achieve process simplification, elimination of overlapping functions, and future system enhancements.


Hoo Ching Dew joined BDP Malaysia in 1998, and served as a regional director for global processing accounts, general manager, branch manager, logistics manager and in business development before being appointed to his present position in 2010. Based in Kuala Lumpur, he was instrumental in the formation of BDP Malaysia, establishing seven branch offices throughout the country and set up of BDP Global Processing Service Center.


Mr. Hoo has over 20 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry.  He started his logistics career in cargo operations for Malaysia Airlines. He served on the task force that implemented a new system and process for KLIA advanced cargo center.


Mr. Hoo is also the Honorary Treasurer of Chemical Industries Council of Malaysia (CICM), member of the executive board committee and served as chairman of its safety transportation committee.


He holds a bachelor’s degree in science, computers and education, and a master’s degree in operations research.

 


XueQing Fan
Section Chief
Pudong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau
Mr. Xueqing Fan is Section Chief for Chemical Section of Pudong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau. This section is mainly responsible for imported animal and plant oil in bulk of Shanghai Port, imported and exported Hazardous Chemicals and oil product of Shanghai Pudong New Area as well as Supervision for Packing inspection.