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About the Inflection Speaker/ Jury

Shanshak Raodeo 

Head Supply Chain, Mahindra


Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by The Association for Operations Management (APICS) USA. APICS education and certification programs are recognized worldwide as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory management, operations management, and supply chain management.

• Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) by the Institutue for Supply Management . ( ISM , USA)

• Lean Champion certified by Emerson Electric Lean Champions Development Program at China

• Member of the core Six Sigma Committee at Emerson Network Power, India

• Expertise in Strategic Sourcing (Emersion Trained)

• Supply Chain Expert trained in Renault Systems

• Diploma in Quality Systems Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. Course Content- TQM, ISO 9000

• Bachelor of Engineering ( Mechanical ) from National Institute of Technology, Surat, with 20 years of experience across Industries ( M&M, Voltas, Videocon, Emerson and Mahindra Renault) across Functions (Strategic Sourcing , Supply Chain Management , Purchase, Manufacturing , Quality, Service )

• A Consistent , Proven KEY RESOURCE Track Record across Organizations with Expertise in Strategic Sourcing, ,Negotiation Skills, Spend Analysis, Inflation Model , Reverse Auctions ,Cost Reduction , Inventory Management, Plant operations, Warehousing, Sales and Operations Planning, Logistics, Quality (Logistics). Engineering Documentation control, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

• Speaker at Various National and International Conventions. Key Speaker at Supply chain Conclave (Asia Pacific) Terrapin Singapore, SME Internet Singapore, SCM Logistics World Singapore 2008/2010/2011 and other Indian Conventions, S P Jain (Faculty for Strategic Sourcing and SCM), NITI, IIT (Mumbai), NMIMS.


Paresh Bhagwatkar

VP Supply Chain Transformation

He is a business solutions partner with over twenty years of experience spanning industry and consulting.

Has experience seeding and managing large business transformation projects and workgroups across industries: Process, consumer packaged goods (CPG/ FMCG), food manufacture, small parts manufacturing, metals, fashion label and publishing.

What he says he does best is utilize processes, people and technology skills to develop innovative and practical solutions to business challenges and have an ability to apply best practices across industries.

Companies/ Industries served
Reliance, BASF, Rohm and Haas/ Dow, Agfa – (Chemicals)
Sanofi (Healthcare/ Pharma); Bayer (Healthcare, Chemicals); Philips Medical (Medical Devices),
Blount International (Oregon Chain) – Small Equipment Manufacturing; Essar Steel (Metals Processing)
Cargill (Food), Philip Morris (Food/ Tobacco), McCormick (Food), Elmer’s (CPG);
J.Crew, Bruno Magli – (Fashion Label/ Apparel)
Capital One (Consumer Finance); Houghton Mifflin (Publishing)

Transformation, Supply Chain – Planning, Execution, Logistics and Transportation, Manufacturing, Project Management, Program Management, Delivery Management, Solution Architecture, SAP, End-to-End SAP and other large project implementations, Methodology, Mobile Device integration, Analytics, SAP , Full cycle implementations


Sreenivas Rao

Head of Global Supply Chain, Sun Pharma 

Would like to continue in the supply chain function adding value to the business, while squeezing outcosts . He is Global Head of Supply Chain

Company of SUN PHARMA


Chris Edwards

VP Business Transformation, One Network Enterprises

With 20 years of logistics software experience, Chris is One Network’s Vice President of Business Development in Asia Pacific. Chris supports partners and directs sales resources in Business Development activities. Chris reports to ONE’s Executive Staff in Dallas, Texas. One Network’s demand-driven supply network solutions include procurement, manufacturing, deployment, distribution, transportation, retail, demand, inventory, order management, spares, and data management.

Chris has a logistics software consulting and business development background and since retiring from the Australian Navy as a Supply Officer in 1995, has assisted clients in Asia Pacific and the Americas in better leveraging logistics software to reduce cost and raise business effectiveness. Chris has a Masters of Strategic Information Systems Management, maintains appropriate professional networks and regularly attends international logistics conferences to remain current with the challenges of modern logistics. Chris is based in Brisbane, Australia.

Leverage of technology to improve logistics effectiveness
Value Proposition Development
Solution Design
Complex Business Development and Closure

More on ONE: One Network brings together supply chain partners, within and across multiple enterprises, in a community for the purpose of sharing and leveraging information. Through complete supply chain planning, execution, and visibility, community members are able to eliminate process latencies, reduce operating costs, and better align supply with demand.

One Network is one of the fastest growing Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud computing companies with more than 2,800 customers in the retail, consumer products, high tech, defense, and logistics industries


Rajeev Ranjan

VP Business Transformation

A seasoned Supply Chain and Distribution Leader having more than 23 years of rich experience spanning multiple geographies within Food & Beverage, Edible & Hair Oil, Cement, Paper and Large Scale Manufacturing industries.

Built effective supply chain and ran efficiently for businesses rapidly increasing in scale and complexity

Successfully executed a number of projects within India, Philippines, Vietnam, China, Nepal and Cambodia delivering significant improvement in delivered costs, step change in customer service and working capital.

Expertise in End-to-End Supply Chain Management, , Production Operations, warehouse and Distribution centre operations, logistics & transportation, Strategic long term supply chain infrastructure Planning & Execution, Sales & Operations planning, Demand Operations and Inventory Planning, designing Route to market, distribution and Value creation in Procurement.

Hands on experience in effectively using analytical and digital tools for supply chain asset & process optimisation. Lean and Six Sigma certified.

Groomed and built high-performance driven teams delivering extraordinary results.

Regular speaker at Industry forum on Supply chain and distribution

Member of Advisory Council at one of the leading business schools in India


Vilas Pujari

CIO at ACG Worldwide

Seasoned IT professional in manufacturing domain working in large group. Part of C-Suite. Worked earlier in large groups like Tata, Birla,.. Founder member, Secretary of governing body of CIO Klub. Multiple cycles of SAP implementation, CRM, SRM, SCM. Now working on IT-OT integration, Digital transformation and IT strategy.



VP Procurement, Diebold Nixdorf

An incisive, results-oriented supply chain executive eager to contribute international experience, exceptional operations leadership expertise & cost reduction talent towards optimizing bottom line of a dynamic organization .

Capable of translating Supply Chain Function from a cost center to a Business Partner & Value creator for the Organization

Extensive background in complex and challenging environments with demonstrated successes achieved through effective leadership & organizational development.

An unyielding record of delivering increased value to customers by reducing supply chain cost thru Strategic Sourcing, Spend Mgmt, Inventory Planning & Network Optimization in a complex network comprising of 1000+ SKU’s- 100+ Warehouses


Niilanjan Roy

Director Purchasing Asia – REYDEL Automotive

The Dream of Creating a Positive Difference in people’s lives always keeps me Motivated to achieve more .Sincerity of Purpose ,Courage of conviction ,an ability to collaborate ,Listening to the other people’s views and creating a Winning Mindset has been my Drivers .Build on a Strong Coaching and Mentor ship Profile – With a Personal Objective < Aspire to Inspire or Expire >

1.)Supply Chain Manager with best of knowledge in handling the Purchasing Function from Pursuit stage till the launch.
2.)Knowledge of the Pan India supplier bases -worked for plant’s in North ,West ,South .
3.)Pepole Management and working in CFT is a forte

Specialties: Execution ,Time Management ,Conflict Resolution , Strong Negotition Skill


Jaspreet Bindra

Chief Digital Officer, Mahindra

22 years of business and P&L leadership, digital transformation, and entrepreneurial experience across the multiple consumer and enterprise businesses, with global tech majors, Indian business conglomerates and startups.
He is currently the SVP- Digital Transformation, equivalent to the Chief Digital Officer, for the $18bn Mahindra Group. He has led the online platform business and consumer business of Microsoft, was selected through TAS by the Tata Group, was a part of the founding team of Baazee (later EBAY India).
Established businesses from scratch, set-up teams, systems, technology and operations, led businesses and teams, substantially scaled each business in terms of revenue and headcount; and turned around businesses to profitability
Ex- Vice Chairman of the Internet and Mobile Association of India; and have been a Member of FICCI Media & Entertainment Committee; have lectured at HBS, ISB ; mentor, angel-fund, and currently advise/mentor several tech start-ups across India
At Microsoft, He was awarded the Retail Platinum Award for Management Excellence, the single highest recognition in Retail in Microsoft globally; recognised as a Global High Potential Employee; and was recognized as among ‘The Top 25 Young Managers in India’ by Business Today, India’s largest Business Magazine.
Specialties: Business and P&L Leadership, Internet and Ecommerce, Early Stage Businesses, Entrepreneurship, Retail Sales and Marketing, Operations, Brand Management, People Leadership, Growing, transforming and turning around Businesses


Amit Shukla 

CIO, Kirloskar

A strategist thought leader having good acumen of “technology for business gains” with around two decades of global leadership experience in strategy, business & operational excellence, innovation & bottom-line management and change management etc., in diverse functional/industry domains ( Textile, Tyre, Electronics, FMCG, Airline, Steel, Paper, Automotive, Petro Chemicals, Engineering etc),
 21 years of rich techno-functional experience (17 years in IT) with increasing levels of responsibility ranging from Group CIO, Head IT, Head SAP, Program Manager, Delivery Manager, SAP SME, Corporate & Management Accounting, Business Planning & Analysis, Budgeting, MIS, Audit, Accounting, SCM, Finance & strategy for IT system design and implementation. Responsible for delivering IT services in a large manufacturing industries managing multi locations across the country.
 Have Strong Experience in IT (i.e. Infrastructure & Application) for Deployment & Restructuring, Networking, Security Management, Program Management (i.e. Business Development & Pre-sales, Program Governance & Leadership, Financial Management, Program Planning & Execution like project scoping-hardware/application, budgeting, estimations, timelines, custom developments, staffing, team building and quality deliverables), Change management, Problem management, Business continuity and Disaster Recovery planning and execution, IT Service Management Framework Design and Implementation, IT infrastructure and systems security measures encompassing planning, designing development implementation and optimization of Information Security Framework, Information Security Risk Management.
 Well versed with Server & Network Monitoring Tools and upcoming technologies such as Virtualization, Cloud computing, Enterprise Mobility, SAP HANA, Green IT, IOT etc. Have excellent skills in Conceptualize, Visualize and deliver the various IT Solutions (Applications& Infra) and Driving Continuous Improvements in business.

Gopi Thangavel

Director-IT, Dr. Reddy's


•Seasoned professional, with outstanding project planning, execution, monitoring and resource balancing skills with ability to support multiple simultaneous projects in a matrix organizational structure. 
• Provide accurate reporting and information regarding the ongoing projects and initiatives. 
• Experienced in coordinating, negotiating and motivating outside vendors and off-shore resources in support of timeline and IT project deliverables.
• Sixteen years of consummate experience in IT Infrastructure, Projects implementation, IT Management and Support with large multinational organizations in Kuwait and India, exposure spreading among Logistics, ITES and development sectors.
• Extensive experience in IT strategy and policy planning, organizational management, projects management and application system implementation.
• A strong team player and IT all-rounder with proven proficiency that performs to the excellence in a multi-culture business environment and remotely supported / worked with virtual teams across the globe.


CIO, UB Group

Moving to the cloud makes more economic sense due to its numerous advantages such as flexibility in applications and operations. It keeps you updated for future business needs.” – S. Ramakrishnan


Mr. Neeraj Dotel serves as Managing Director & Chief Traveler in India in Concur since February 2017. He served as the Managing Director of Compuware India Software Operations Private Ltd., a subsidiary of Compuware Corporation since June 2011 until March 2014. Mr. Dotel was responsible for building Compuware India team and incubating its business in the fast-growing Indian market. He was also a part of the core team of Compuware, responsible for creating strategies for emerging markets. Mr. Dotel is a software industry veteran, having spent close to 11 years in Microsoft India. During the course of his career, he also worked with leading IT companies such as EMC Data Storage Systems and HCL. For most of his career, he worked very closely with financial services customers, vendors and regulators. Mr. Dotel is a Subject Matter Expert on technology in banking, especially around financial inclusion and mobile payments.


Neeraj Dotel

MD, India & SAARC


Radha Mohan Gupta

Regional Head Procurement- South Asia at Reckitt Benckiser

Radha has varied and in depth exposure to different facets of supply chain that is procurement, manufacturing, planning & logistics in sum of well-known FMCG/ consumer durables MNCs 

Designing supply chain to suit the business, optimizing total delivered costs, lean inventories and enhancing customer service are some of his achievements throughout 23 years of experience 

Radha has been conducting management development program for sum of very reputed organisations and has been a prominent speaker at National and international supply chain forums 

He is also a member of Executive committee for many institutes like IIP 

Currently Radha is managing procurement for Reckitt Benckiser South Asia which includes India Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He has prior experience with Castrol and PepsiCo 

Radha is regularly visiting many B schools for guest lectures on Supply chain and operations management. He has special interest in astrology and Indian classical music and teachers underprivileged children on weekends

An engineer from Nagpur University and an MBA graduate from Symbiosis Pune, he has over sixteen years of experience in the field of supply chain management. He was associated with renowned firms such as PepsiCo and Philips before assuming his role at Apollo Tyres.

 He brought out the analogy of football and the supply chain, where supply chain managers are the mid-fielders, right at the centre, aware of what is happening at the backend as well as the frontend, and thus, in a way responsible for the whole process. On a lighter note, Mr. Maithani concluded, “Whenever in doubt; blame the supply chain!” By the end of this interactive session, the students, especially the Operations aspirants, were left with many key take-ways and were much more aware of  challenges in the field of Supply Chain.

Anand Maitani

Head Supply Chain, Apollo Tires


Dr. Gonsalvez is the CEO & Rector at the MIT Global SCALE Network’s Malaysian Institute of Supply Chain Innovation. From 2010-2014, he was the Executive Director in charge of MIT’s Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) in Zaragoza, Spain. For four years in a row from 2011 to 2014, ZLC has been ranked as the best Logistics education program in Spain. ZLC is also recognized as one of the leading research institutions in Logistics in Southern Europe. He is also Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program and a Research Associate at MIT.

•His research interests are in the integration of supply chain with other functions of the company and the opportunities that arise at these intersections. Current research projects include the integration of financial options in the purchasing process, the implication of broad societal trends for mobility and the automotive industry, and logistics clusters as instruments for growth.

•Prior to joining ZLC, he was Director, Global Supply Chain Strategy, at General Motors. He was responsible for supply chain strategy, planning, and security in GM’s supply chains worldwide. In addition he led the operations research team supporting GM’s Global Purchasing and Supply Chain operations in identifying substantial improvements and savings in current operations while developing future cross-functional strategies and innovations. His 20+ year career at GM included assignments in Germany, Switzerland and Thailand.

•Dr. Gonsalvez has a B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Ohio State University. 

David Gonsalvez

CEO & Rector MISI


Bernard Gracia

Dean, EIPM

Bernard collaborated in the launching of one of the first post-graduate programmes in Purchasing in the world (MAI – Master Industrial Purchasing for the Bordeaux Business School). In 1990, associated with leading companies and the EU, he fDr. Gonsalvez is the CEO & Rector at the MIT Global SCALE Network’s Malaysian Institute of Supply Chain Innovation. From 2010-2014, he was the Executive Director in charge of MIT’s Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) in Zaragoza, Spain. For four years in a row from 2011 to 2014, ZLC has been ranked as the best Logistics education program in Spain. ZLC is also recognized as one of the leading research institutions in Logistics in Southern Europe. He is also Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program and a Research Associate at MIT.

•His research interests are in the integration of supply chain with other functions of the company and the opportunities that arise at these intersections. Current research projects include the integration of financial options in the purchasing process, the implication of broad societal trends for mobility and the automotive industry, and logistics clusters as instruments for growth.

•Prior to joining ZLC, he was Director, Global Supply Chain Strategy, at General Motors. He was responsible for supply chain strategy, planning, and security in GM’s supply chains worldwide. In addition he led the operations research team supporting GM’s Global Purchasing and Supply Chain operations in identifying substantial improvements and savings in current operations while developing future cross-functional strategies and innovations. His 20+ year career at GM included assignments in Germany, Switzerland and Thailand.

•Dr. Gonsalvez has a B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Ohio State University. 


ounded EIPM. As Director of EIPM, he launched the first MBA specialised in Purchasing in Europe and the first European Roundtable for CPOs. Bernard’s training and research activities focus on Corporate Purchasing Strategy, Purchasing Organisation, and Value Creation Contribution.


Retail professional with rich experience in Strategy Planning & Management, Retail Operations, Sales &Marketing, Brand Management, Business Development, Key Account Management, FranchiseeDevelopment and Team Management. Specialties: SBU Head - Profit Centre Operations

Sumit Sharma

Chief Operating Officer, South Asia, Lacoste


Mani V G S

Head Global Supply Chain, Microsoft-Nokia

A dynamic Supply chain leader with strong business goal orientation, tenacious operational & execution capabilities, strategic foresight and the ability to nurture & grow talent. I view challenges as adventures and have a penchant for troubleshooting. With my background as a mechanical engineer as well as a trained and practicing Industrial Designer turned supply chain professional, I am uniquely placed to bring in the Design Thinking as a process to supply chain challenges and effectively identify, innovate and implement solutions. As the founder of “The Chainworks”, I am eager to bring my expertise to an organization’s benefit. 
In a career spanning almost 25 years, I have taken on many responsibilities – Factory & Vendor management, Operations management, Lean manufacturing, Project management, S&OP, Logistics, warehousing & distribution, Strategy Formulation, Process Re-engineering, Change management, Customer Engagement, Product Design & Development and P&L across industries like Consumer Electronics, Consumer Durables and Auto Ancillary.


- Presently working as head of Customer Service at Corporate office since 2011.

- Responsible for heading factory supply chain of 2 factories of Chocolated and Noodles located at Goa from 2008 till 2011.

-Worked as Demand & Supply Planning manager of Chocolates & Confectionery from 2003 till 2008 in Corporate Supply Chain. As a Category champion, my main responsibilities are inventory management, long term & short term planning, Capacity planning and Demand planning. 

-Was responsible for logistics & supply planning for shelf stable Chilled dairy for Northern India from 2002 for ensuring fresh supplies.

-Worked in Corporate Supply Chain from Dec 2000 as Supply Chain Manger for Water Project. Being a new project, was responsible for setting up logistical set up, warehouse planning, capacity planning, sales planning & production planning for Water business.

-Worked as Supply Chain Manager in Branch from 1999 to 2000 having responsibility of Customer Service, Distribution, Warehousing and Logistics. 

-Worked in Corporate Supply Chain Project for six months in 1998.

-Underwent Inhouse Management training course conducted by Nestle. Worked in Sales and Marketing for one year in 1997. Also completed inhouse General management program jointly conducted by Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi and Nestle India Limited.

-Worked in Moga Factory (Punjab) of Nestle in Production in Technical Division from 1994 – 1997

Sudip Gupta

Director Customer Supply Chain, South Asia , Carlsberg


Responsible to formulate and execute most competetive and value added Supply Chain to ensure Nestle South Asia business categories are able to deliver sustainable and Consumer lead growth

Extensive, Hand on regional Supply chain strategy formulation and deployment experience to ensure the business categories WIN at the market place

Expertise in Regional deploymemt of Global Innovation and Renovation Ideas with Asia Pacific and African markets

Expertise in Crisis management and Sourcing changes for short term and medium horizon to ensure business delivery for profitable growth

Key contact for relationship management with 3rd party suppliers from Australia, NZ and Europe to manage Supply sourcing value of US$ 1000 Mio for 4years

Expertise in End To End Supply Chain management of FMCG sector.

Hands on working experince in creating and estblishing upstrem and down stream supply chain systems, process and KPIs and organisation development


Ashish Pande

Head Supply Chain, South Asia, Nestle


As my Boss says: "I'm responsible for one of the Largest Logistics in India." No one handles the scale and the complexity we do at Hindustan Coca-Cola.

Supply Chain Expert in Multinational FMCG businesses with more than 17+ years of experience including:

2 years in Regional Sales Administration & Logistics, 
3 years in International Procurement, 
8 years in National Physical Distribution & 
2 years in re-engineering supply chain processes for SAP implementation with 5000+ SKUs
2 years in National Demand Planning.

Have been formulating and implementing key SC strategies with an innovative & competitive edge since 2013 for Coca-Cola.

Umesh Madhyan

Head Infrastructure & Logistics, Coca Cola


I have worked in different areas of Supply Chain in the past 19 years of experience. Production, Transportation, warehousing , Materials Planning, Production planning, Demand planning, Systems implementation for Materials management module of SAP.

In all the roles, my goal has been to deliver excellence and results for the company and not for internal function. In projects, my goal always has been to design and implement framework and processes which are not people dependent

Specialties: Business Planning Processes Expertise for Supply Planning and Demand Planning, MRP-II and S&OP Process expertise, Operational management of logistics services, Purchasing of Logistics services,Large and Complex Project Management for Distribution Re-modelling of Finish Goods network , SAP MM ,PP module and DP modules implementation, JDA TMS implementation across Asia Pacific


Venu Vashista

Director-Procurement & Supply, India & SS Africa, Kohler


Vineet Jain

Vice President Supply Chain, Walmart

A dynamic and result-oriented Supply Chain Professional with 16+ years of Experience in the areas of Customer Service, Transportation- Long Haul & last mile, Warehousing Management, Demand & Supply Planning, Imports Management and Procurement.

Currently handling a team of 25 people with experience of setting up supply chain for a high growth business.

Vipul Aggarwal

Associate Vice President at Havells India Limited


Supply Chain Professional with 18 years of progressive accomplishments in managing end to end supply chain. 

Expertise in leading Sales and Operation Planning to drive organization goals of profitable growth and getting right mix of Agility and Efficiency.

Hands on experience in managing mergers and acquisitions , regulatory changes and risk management.

Development and execution of Supply Chain strategy plans for the organization

Hands on Experience in Demand and supply planning , logistics & warehousing , procurement , led transformation and cost optimization projects, network optimization for diversified international corporations

Proficient in managing Supply Chain function involving developing supply chain strategy , leading S & Op , Process engineering & KPI management

Expertise in Material Management activities involving Supply Planning, Material Planning, Techno-Commercial Negotiations

In depth experience in Ancillary Development / Vendor Development / Cost Optimization / Strategic Sourcing / Cost Optimization

Sandeep Sahgal

Vice President: India Logistics at Schneider Electric


I provide strategic leadership to develop innovative end-to-end & cost effective logistics solutions in digitized environment for Schneider electric India to achieve exemplary Customer experience.

Rahul Gupta

Lead Product Manager, Savings, Retail Banking, Lloyds Banking Group


Rahul is a senior marketing professional with 16+ years of experience in Retail Banking, Insurance and Telecom, across Europe and Asia. Rahul is a highly motivated and energetic individual with a strong business acumen, commercial focus and excellent analytical skills. 
Rahul has proven track record of operating in demanding environments, leading large teams and successfully driving change in complex global programmes for Fortune 500 companies as well as managing P&Ls for multi-billion pound product portfolios; influencing at the C-suite levels

Specialties :
- Marketing strategy planning and implementation
- Commercial Management & Pricing
- Product & Portfolio Management
- Programme Management
- Customer Analytics
- Channel Management (both traditional and digital)
- P&L Management
- Supplier Relationship Management

Atul Holkar

SVP & Head Merchandise SCM

RJ Corp Retail

Supply Chain and Merchandising Professional with 26 years of experience in both in Retail and Manufacturing in varied fields of FMCG, Dairy, Consumer Durable, Apparels, Footwear and Lifestyle.

Army veteran from the Corps of Logistics with documented success in Supply Chain Network Planning, S&OP Process , Demand Management, Distribution, Inventory Management; Transport Management, Reverse Logistics, ERP Implementation and Business Development.

Expertise in Procurement & Merchandising, Assortment & Planogram planning , Ariba SAP driven procurement.

Life Coach, NLP Certified coach by Dr Richard Bandler. 
Leadership and Motivation Coach

Speaker and Visiting Faculty to premium B schools, IITs and various forums both in India and abroad. 

Certified trainer in Supply Chain Management

Qualified Assessor National Security Knowledge and Skill Development Council

Mentor to Startups (In life one needs to give back what one gets)


Lalit Agarwal

VP, Supply Chain & CFO

Fujitsu Ten Minda


•Experienced Chief Financial Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Internal Audit, Corporate Finance, and Managerial Finance. Strong operations professional with a Chartered Accountant focused in Accounts, Audit, Business from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Over 11 years of experience, 6 of which have been spent as Co-founder developing Lazada across South East Asia. Experience includes general management, corporate development, product development, business operations, and strategy.

Currently Executive Vice President - Strategy at Lazada Group , Southeast Asia’s No.1 Online shopping mall. Prior to this role, CEO for Lazada Singapore, co-founded Lazada Indonesia. 

Previously Global Venture Development Manager for Rocket Internet reporting directly to Alexander Kudlich (Group Managing Director).

Specialties: general management, e-Commerce, corporate development, product development, business operations, start-up strategy.


Martell Hardenberg

Co-Founder – LAZADA Group Forbes Under 30

Felipe Daguila

Head APAC Strategic  Products & Digital  OPS


I am a global executive leader committed to developing people and implementing business models and technology solutions that change the way customers view an organization, trust its reputation and use its products and services.

20+ years, I have led Fortune 500 and startups worldwide(APAC, EMEA, AMER, LATAM) in increasing revenue, profitability, market share, and customer loyalty by designing and deploying , digital and technology strategies that yield powerful and sustainable results.

~Merging original ideas with well-considered strategy and hands-on leadership.
~Driving technology and business transformation for retail, finance, technology, insurance, consumer products, and other industries.


Craig Rawlings



I lead a dedicated group of professionals in ASEAN who help solve our client’s toughest business challenges through innovation, insight and experience. 

I have focused my entire career on transforming organization through innovation, lately focusing on developing disruptive ideas using digital solutions, including block chain, smart contracts, analytics and machine learning role in helping organizations navigate transformation and complexity.

As a regional leader I strive to keep KPMG at the forefront of digital innovation and to bring market leading ideas and solutions to support our client’s business needs taking into account the complexities of the ASEAN region.

Over 11 years of experience, 6 of which have been spent as Co-founder developing Lazada across South East Asia. Experience includes general management, corporate development, product development, business operations, and strategy.

Currently Executive Vice President - Strategy at Lazada Group , Southeast Asia’s No.1 Online shopping mall. Prior to this role, CEO for Lazada Singapore, co-founded Lazada Indonesia. 

Previously Global Venture Development Manager for Rocket Internet reporting directly to Alexander Kudlich (Group Managing Director).

Specialties: general management, e-Commerce, corporate development, product development, business operations, start-up strategy.

Jason Stevens

Vice President fufilment Asia

Experienced Vice President with a demonstrated history of working in the logistics and supply chain industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Operations Management, Supply Chain Optimization, Freight, and E-commerce. Strong professional graduated from University of Western Sydney


Extensive experience within procurement and supply chain optimization using modern procurement tools such as TCO, SRM and design to cost to reach the targets. I have managed global teams of up to 100 procurement professionals.

Personal strengths are people management, Capex investment projects, building TCO/TVO models and leading larger operation and project teams and last but not least "Slicing the elephant" in terms of prioritizing larger projects and tasks.

As a person, I am a brave manager willing to take the tough decisions but also a people person and normally well liked by colleagues, stakeholders and suppliers

Specialties: Modern procurement with focus on strategic optimization of supply chain and setting the right team for the task. Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) as well as customer/stakeholder relations are the key priorities and the foundation for optimized procurement in todays market.

Michael Skyum

SVP & Head Supply  Chain & Procurement


Ashish Pujari

GM & VP IOT & Supply Chain

Ashish is a sales focused senior executive with a proven track record of consistently delivering sales and EBIT results in the IT services and software industry. He has over two decades of experience spanning across leading IT companies in the best of breed space.

Ashish is well travelled across Asia Pacific and has worked with leading manufacturing, retail and logistics companies in all key geographies in Asia Pacific.

Ashish has demonstrated deep domain expertise in distribution intensive businesses like CPG, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Oil & Gas & Consumer Electronics with strong capability in complex solution selling in the manufacturing, retail and logistics space.

Specialties: ERP, SCM, SCE, BI, Retail applications for merchandising, POS, Category Management
Value assessments & positioning

Strategy consulting professional who has diversified into business development and management; Strong track record in penetrating new markets and product segments 

Key Skills: 
- Cross-functional, international team leadership
- M&A, Strategic and Financial Analysis 
- B2B Marketing and Sales
- Business Transformation (Operations and Supply Chain) 

Sector Expertise: Pharma, Medical Device, Consumer, Logistics

Ishita Dhamani

Director , Ernst & Young


Peter Chen

VP & Head Procurement Capabilities


Over 21 years of professional experience in multiple industries - Telecommunications, Aerospace and Manufacturing and various functions including Equipment Design, Software Development, Process Engineering, Subcontractor Management, Process Auditing, Customer Support, Operations Planning, Process Improvement, Strategic Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Ø 1 year international work assignment based in Kolkata, India as part of a telecommunications operations start-up and 6 months temporary assignment in Kathmandu, Nepal to integrate the procurement function of an acquired company.

Speaker/Moderator at:
• Ariba Commerce Summit, Singapore – Sep, 2015
• Ariba CPO Summit, Kuala Lumpur – Jan, 2016
• 2nd Annual Excellence in Data Analytics for Shared Services and Outsourcing, Singapore 
– Mar, 2016
• ProcureCon Asia, Singapore – July, 2017
• Inflection 2017 Summit, Singapore - Oct, 2017

Martin Schreiner

Director Global Service & Supply Chain


Martin has 15 years of experience in global supply chain management. Martin holds an MBA in global Marketing Management from Johannes Kepler University as well as a Master of International Business and a Master of Advanced Studies from the University of Salzburg. He holds the position of a Director of purchasing and supply Management at Vishay Semiconductors and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Purchasing and Supply Management at the University of Surrey. As part of the doctoral program he conducts research on the role of purchasing in high-tech manufacturing environments. During his professional career Martin has managed several key supply chain function in global environments. Such as global production planning and order scheduling. Installing and leading  a Supplier Management organization, managing and developing the global supplier base for direct production materials.  

Michael Koh

Head Procurement


Martin has 15 years of experience in global supply chain management. Martin holds an MBA in global Marketing Management from Johannes Kepler University as well as a Master of International Business and a Master of Advanced Studies from the University of Salzburg. He holds the position of a Director of purchasing and supply Management at Vishay Semiconductors and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Purchasing and Supply Management at the University of Surrey. As part of the doctoral program he conducts research on the role of purchasing in high-tech manufacturing environments. During his professional career Martin has managed several key supply chain function in global environments. Such as global production planning and order scheduling. Installing and leading  a Supplier Management organization, managing and developing the global supplier base for direct production materials.  

An Oliver Wight certified IBP coach and instructor who has been a business focused supply chain professional with experience across various facets of Supply Chain spanning across Industries viz Supply Chain Services, Consumer Durables, FMCG and Healthcare

I have established and grown supply chain planning and logistics teams from scratch as well as done transformation work by setting and delivering on a business focused supply chain strategy. My work experience spans 17 years in the area of Supply Chain Management covering the entire spectrum of Supply Chain from Demand to Supply. 
I have been an invited speaker in various Supply Chain conferences - Supply Fest London 2015, SCM Logistics World Singapore 2015 and 2008 editions, Innovation Summit Singapore 2015, Bio Logistics Singapore 2008, Supply Chain Senate Malaysia 2010.

Manish Shakalya

Head Integrated Business Planning


Annemieke Gelder

Vice President Logistics


Creative, committed, and passionate leader with strong communication and analytical skills
o Extensive experience in complex commercial environments and bringing (cross-) functional expertise, and proven ability in developing and operationalising strategies across the supply chain
o Global citizen having lived and worked in Singapore and across Europe, studied in the Netherlands and Canada, and managed various international and (virtual) teams in Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Africa
o Strong and diverse experience in commodities (pricing) for plastics, oil, gas, power, emissions, as well as food, agricultural and industrial commodities, in both B2B and B2C markets 

Strategy development and strategy implaementation
Procurement strategy and execution (MCIPS)
End to End Supply Chain Management.

Bharani Rang

Founder & CEO


•As a business leader with extensive experience improving top- and bottom-line results, I provide companies with a competitive advantage by leveraging expertise in IT, business process reengineering and innovative solutions. 

A large part of any organization’s success can be attributed to teamwork. Those I’ve worked with will tell you that I’m highly skilled at building and managing global multicultural teams in marketable regions across the US, Europe, and APAC. Some significant contributions include: 

§ Developing a disruptive artificial intelligence platform solution that provided real-time visibility of supply chain across the value network and facilitated the ability to predict disruptions a.k.a Control Tower in advance.



Penny Chong 

Head Procurement

Experienced Procurement Professional with background in centralized procurement shared services supporting regional procurement, procurement transformation and setup of procurement organization. Experienced in sourcing, spend analysis, contract management and P2P. More than 10 years experienced in cross-cultural environment and communication skills. Passionate in procurement and willing to learn and share with the associates in the industry. Wish to make procurement proud and build talent in procurement. 

Japanese Speech Contest Open Category 2008 (KL District) – 1st Runner Up
Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 2
Finalist in CIPS Supply Management Awards 2017 Asia for the Best Process Improvement Initiative

Key Achievements:
ü Speaker for APAC Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement 2017 (12th October 2017 – 13th October 2017)


Sebastian Chua

Head Procurement


Sebastian Chua has held several regional positions in Alcatel Lucent, Citibank, Microsoft and HP. Currently, Sebastian is the head of procurement for one of Singapore’s well known government entities- the Health Promotion Board. His experience includes providing leadership in category sourcing strategies & operational excellence which have greatly contributed to the reduction in the organization’s indirect spend, process efficiencies and supply base rationalization. He also has experience in launching a pioneer transformation initiative for outsourcing the operational finance & tactical procurement functions around Accounts Payable, Records, Payroll and Procurement transactional services. Sebastian will be giving his insights on procurement transformation to move from just procedures to high performance and ensuring that every single procurement personnel is responsible to deliver beyond his/her base role.

Sandeep Anand

Head Supply Chain & Logistics


Professional with diverse Supply Chain experience in FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods), Retail and Health Care ;
Companies like Walmart, GSK, Delmonte & Pepsi 
In-depth experience of end to end Supply Chain ,Supply and Demand planning, Network Distribution Planning,Demand Forecasting,Inventory Management, Customer Service , Logistics & Operational Excellence
# An individual with proven leadership, excellent communication and analytical skills 

Sandeep is an Expert Speaker at International Supply Chain Conferences & Visiting Faculty at IIM s and Premier Business Schools ..

Specialties: Supply & Demand Planning,Logistics, S&OP, Inventory management,Supply & Manufacturing Strategy development and Deployment,Warehousing, Performance Management & Benchmarking, Coaching ,Training & Facilitation and Change Management

Richard Kok



A former banker attached to Standard Chartered Bank (M), he later moved to the corporate world as Group Finance Officer for a Bursa listed manufacturing company. Besides his role in Malaysia, Richard was also VP for the Group’s operations in Germany and USA, and was the key lead for acquisition strategies in UK, Italy and China.

Later, built his knowledge and experience as COO in Tiong Nam Logistics Bhd, Malaysia’s largest land transport service provider. Being responsible for the Group’s overall operations, sales & marketing, Richard gained insights into the logistics industry and saw weaknesses and opportunities within the industry.

Devendra Pendharkar

Head Regional Supply Chain APAC


Dynamic supply chain professional with diverse industry experience covering demand & supply planning (IBP, S&OP), logistics, customer service, innovation pipeline and project management, supply chain operations (OPEX, OWC, CAPEX) management and operations excellence in high growth, high performance national, regional, and global environments.

- S&OP and IBP process set-up and improvement at national, regional & global level
- Supply chain continuous improvement and capability building 
- Ability to develop and execute operational, tactical and strategic business plans
- Managing and developing in-tact and virtual teams
- Project Management of New Product Introductions and Engineering projects

Indranil Sen 

GM & Head Supply Chain


An experienced general manager with a strong grounding in business development, analytics, research, strategic marketing, strategy development, M&As, supply chain management and supply chain transformation (including digital transformation) with over three decades of experience spanning consumer products, industrial products & services, pulp & paper and the logistics industries in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. 

Specialties: General Management, P&L Management, Strategic Marketing, Business Development, Business Strategy, Due Diligence, Post Merger Integration, Supply Chain Management, LEAN Operations, Corporate Development, M&A, Analytics and Digitizing Supply Chains. 

Technology, AI & IOT Enthusiast with a special interest in precision agriculture.

Subha Dutta 

Regional Head Logistics


 have over 18 years of diverse leadership experience, in end-to-end (e2e) Supply Chain Management, Commercial Contract Negotiation and Strategic Problem Solving with Unilever, Coca Cola, ConAgra Foods, and Shell. My career is defined by my curiosity to learn new things, entrepreneurial drive and focus on delivery. 

Specialties: E2E Supply Chain Management including Procurement, Manufacturing, Planning and Logistics, Route to Market and Distributor Management, Commercial Contract Negotiation and 3rd party management. Business consulting in oil & gas.


Sundararaman Anandan

Head Logistics & Transport Asia

More than 17 years of experience in Supply Chain & Logistics domain in variety of Industries and Geography. Professional experiences include procurement management, business processes re-engineering, Subject Matter Expert (SME), SCM & Logistics business operations and supply chain & logistics solution implementation and business consulting/ Solution Architecture. 

Role & Responsibility: Manage various strategic business functional roles such as SME, Buyer, Customs Process, logistics solution owner, SCM & Logistics consulting, business process re-engineering, pre-sales.

Skill & Expertise: Excellent problem solving & analytical skills with strong negotiation ability, the primary area of expertise is include different functional of SCM /Logistics such as Procurement, Logistics management etc.

Kamish Mirza 

Head Supply Chain Management


I have over 22 years of work experience of which core experience has been in the areas of end to end Supply chain involving interface with APAC market.
Have acquired good domain expertise in setting up processes, driving cost efficiencies and client negotiations. Have been involved in senior management level strategy and decision making projects and also handled and led large teams. 
Have been consistently recognized with several high achiever awards and have been guest speakers in several supply chain conferences within APAC. Have also been invited to B-Schools in India and Australia as a visiting faculty on topics related to Supply chain.



Roger Lee

Director & Chairman APLF , Singapore

Mr Roger Lee was also the adjunct senior teaching fellow at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, for the Logistics and Supply Chain Program. Roger was invited as the visiting professor to a few universities in China specializing in logistics and supply chain management. Roger possess a MBA from the University of Strathclyde (UK), and a Bachelor of Sc. degree from University of San Francisco. He holds a chartered status certification from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and a Certified Purchasing Manager from ISM, USA.

He stayed in Silicon Valley, California for five years, managing a Singapore-based multinational electronics company. He is heavily involved in technology transfer projects from the USA to Singapore in the high-tech industry. Apart from his busy schedule, Mr Lee also serves as the Chairman of the Incubation Centre with the Singapore Institute of Technical Education and he also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Asia Pacific Logistics Federation 

Most recently, Mr. Lee had co-authored four books, "The Making of a Technopreneur", "The Making of a Shell LiveWire Entrepreneur", "World Class Logistics and Supply Chain Management" and "Knowledge Management, Principles and Case Studies"


Mohit Wadhawan

Director Logistics &  Customer Service

12+ years of experience across End 2 End Supply chain - Manufacturing/ Engineering/ Innovation Business Development/ Customer Service & Logistics

Exposure to leading global practices in the area of Supply Chain Management & Confectionary manufacturing

Extensive exposure in developing Supply Chain Network Strategy for High-growth Markets and white-space entry

Invited speaker at various International Supply Chain conferences and events

Specialties: Sales & Operations Planning, Demand planning, Project Management, Manufacturing Systems, Supply chain for Modern Trade, Supply Chain Strategy Development


Herman Cheung

Global Trade Manager

- 18+ years specializing in managing successful, high profile national and regional public policy advocacy campaigns for MNC and the Canadian government.

- Well versed in the political and regulatory landscape with Asia Pacific (APAC) and North American governments.

- Expert in strategic communications. Managed national and regional marketing and advertising advocacy campaigns.

- Work well with diverse clientele and within a team oriented environment.

- Respond well under budget constraints, shifting priorities and tight deadlines.

Sarat Mohanty

Head Global Supply Chain Finance


Sarat is the Global Head, Trade Finance Client Implementation, Transaction Banking based in Singapore where he is responsible for implementing trade finance suite of products and delivering service propositions for bank’s clients across Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa & Americas. Sarat joined Standard Chartered Bank in August 2006. He has held several senior positions within Corporate Banking in Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong & Singapore. Prior to joining the bank, Sarat has held senior global IT management role in Fashion, Retail and FMCG industry. Having worked in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Sarat has extensive global experience in delivering IT enabled services in the areas of program management, portfolio management, change management and process re-engineering. Sarat is a certified Project Manager and Six Sigma Supply Chain process expert. Sarat holds a MBA degree from University Of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK and first degree in finance.

Michael Nielsen

Regional Transportation Manager


Highly skilled Supply Chain and Business Development professional with 15 years of experience with Fortune 100 companies and 10+ years of experience within ASEAN. A Proven track record in building a strong diverse organization by developing local & diverse leaders in merging and developed markets. Enjoy leading change and transforming organizations, building a shared vision and collaboratively working with a strong leadership to developing lasting business relationships. On top I have an dual degree Executive MBA from INSEAD and Tsinghua specializing in strategy and finance.

Specialties: Strategy Development, Execution, Business Development, P&L, Cross-cultural leadership, HR, Strategic Talent Management, Project Management, Change Management, Procurement, Supplier Management, International experience, Strong analytical skills, Problem solving skills, Entrepreneurial, Result-oriented, FMCG, Distribution, Supply Chain Management, 3PL, Performance Management, Business Process Reenginering, Restructuring, Due Diligence, P/L, MBA, Proactive Forwarder, Contract Logistics

Dyuti Raj Anshu 

Global Head Procurement


Experienced Supply Chain professional with specialization in Procurement. Currently heading Procurement function for a diversified FMCG , with spend across multiple categories and presence in Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia . Earlier experiences in leading positions at regional (Asia, ANZ, Africa, Russia ) and global levels in reputed FMCGs.
Leading and developing cross cultural, virtual and matrix linked high performing teams. Partnering effectively with business , developing and deploying strategy , leveraging technology to get more from less.

A proven top performer, high energy leader, experienced in leading large Size, complex SCM across multi regions/ functions with varied scope. Has a consistent & proven track record of successfully employing best business practices that improve efficiency, reduce operating costs whilst increasing performance. Excels in brand positioning, cost optimization/ finance management /Very large-scale Supply Chain projects and network Set up. 

A Supply Chain doyen with invaluable knowledge of managing large scale projects, with a strong focus on customer Experience. Colonel is a unique blend of logistics and operational logistics expertise with advanced skills in strategic planning, negotiations, and resource allocation. 

Innovative and inspirational leader for logistics operations with a proven ability to drive business growth through novel logistics practices. Possess talent for designing and launching processes that enhance unit productivity, delivering significant profitability and cost saving.

An avid speaker on various aspects of Supply Chain Management in various forums and conclaves ( IILF, ISCF, CII etc)

Amit Agarwal

Head Supply Chain, Jubilant

Supply chain professional having broad experience in purchase, logistics, S&OP and project management. Specialties: purchasing, supply chain management, vendor development, logistics,distribution, production planning etc.


Vijay Nair

VP, Reliance Digital


Budgeting, and Planning the Warehouse and worldwide logistics. 
Negotiation with shipping lines for worldwide sea ports.
Overseeing Distribution & Logistics function of retail operations. 
Establishing the distribution network and implementing the logistics framework for retail formats. 
Evaluating and planning the capacity of all warehouses, material handling equipments, vehicles etc. in terms of space, manpower and fleet. 
Institutionalizing Processes and Standard Operating Practices in Supply chain areas and integrating new processes with existing processes. 
Negotiations and finalizing of transport and warehouse contracts for all India locations.
Designing future effective warehousing processes.
Drive overall management of logistics & supply chain activities for all worlds. 
Manage the supermarket distribution and logistics operations. 
Plan the logistics/movement of finished goods from distribution centers and outsource partners to stores across the country. 
Explore location for launching centralized warehousing facility. 
Coordinate with custom house agents, C&F agents and other external agencies for ensuring timely clearances and cost effective transport solutions. 

Pratap S Chauhan

General Manager Logistics, Aditya Birla Group


Jayanta Chatterjee

Executive Director Supply Chain, Castrol India Ltd. 

Jayanta Chatterjee is a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University Calcutta and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from IIM Calcutta. He has over twenty years of Supply Chain leadership experience across multiple functions – Planning, Customer Fulfillment, Manufacturing and Process Implementation - and distribution channels – Retail, Distributor, OEM, Industrial and Marine – in Asia & Pacific and India. Started professional career with Philips India Ltd in their Lighting Division in the area of Industrial Engineering & Purchasing.

Jayanta joined Castrol India in 1999 and has progressed through roles of increasing responsibility in Supply Chain, most recently he was the Regional Customer Fulfilment & Planning Manager based in Singapore before coming back to India. 

Over 20 years of technical and managerial experience solving business problems with Information System technology solutions by process improvements and innovations. 

Proven ability to plan, design, implement, and manage Information Systems in a relevant, timely and fiscal manner deploying leading edge strategies/systems that significantly improve profitability and customer satisfaction. Successful at developing and executing a “contributing” information technology strategy that supports organization through effective leadership, strategy development and execution. A strategic thinker with hands on mentality Excellent manager, motivator, facilitator and good learner.

Held previous assignments in several reputed Indian companies with different business verticals like Entertainment, FMCG, Market Research and Engineering and my last assignment was with Vadilal.Prior to that I had worked with Nimbus Communications Ltd and Transpower Engineering Ltd.

Has managed large, complex multifaceted IT infrastructure, IT security, regulatory framework and developed customer / vendor relationship. 

Recognized as a visionary for pioneering innovative solutions with comprehensive understanding of how technology impacts business.

Radha Krishna Pillai

CIO, SRL Diagnostics


Senior-level business executive with 18+ years of Operations and Supply Chain accomplishments across Fortune 100 Technology and Retail companies.

Expert in large-scale transformations to significantly increase margins, grow revenues and optimize supply chains. 

In-depth operational expertise in leading Planning, Manufacturing eco-systems, Sourcing, Logistics, Transportation, Material/Inventory management and Customer Fulfillment – Plan, Make and Buy functions for large businesses ($5B+ annually) and supply chains (300M units annually).

On-the-ground experience leading large (2500+ people) diverse teams across the world:
- Forecasting, logistics and fulfillment professionals in the US
- Planners, engineers, supply chain professionals and factory workers in Europe (Finland)
- Sourcing, engineering and material management professionals in Asia (China and India), Europe (Finland) and the US.

Recognized industry expert and thought leader with strong connections to think-tanks, industry associations and academia.

Ram Kuppuswamy

VP Global Procurement, Airtel


18 years of rich experience in End to End Supply Chain (Source-Make-Deliver), Large scale transformations, Engineering and Project management with leading multinational organizations. 

Areas of expertise:

Supply chain transformation, companies/ Culture integration and performance turnarounds
End-to-end Supply Chain strategy, design and execution
Leadership of strategic, high volume, complex, multi-category Manufacturing operations
Driving Manufacturing excellence journey in difficult regions/plants- through Lean / TPM / ILSS programs and High Performance Work Systems (HPWS) with world class results and talent development
Passion for people/talent development, capability building. Strategic Employee Relations in unionized, non-unionized and green-field environments
Experience in major companies’ integration with strong focus on creating a one company culture, strong financial delivery, best in class Safety, Quality and Compliance processes and transforming SC to a competitive advantage 
Leading design and implementation of critical Supply Chain Reinvention projects including green fields, brownfield, factories consolidations/ closures to drive top and bottom line results to world class levels.

Nandkumar Kulkarni

Head Supply Chain, Mondelez


29 years of total work experience in IT, operations management and hotel & restaurant management 
Relocated back to India 6 years ago after residing in USA for 17 years
Have held senior positions such as CIO & Sr. IT Director in Fortune 10 companies
Have successfully managed budgets in excess of US $100 million and over 500 employees in three continents across the globe
Effectively communicated with the Board of Directors and top management for evolving strategic vision, driving change and to enable IT to become business enabler
Significant experience in driving alignment of IT with business, defining IT strategy and roadmap, creating IT departments from scratch, optimizing IT, driving compliance in IT, budgeting, technology evaluation & evangelization and execution of multi-million dollar, multi-location projects
Expertise in planning & building IT departments for supporting enterprise involving selection of appropriate technologies, products, negotiating with vendors, finalizing Service Level Agreements, outsourcing tasks and directing the timely completion of projects. 
Effective leader with exceptional skills in building teams and mentoring & developing individuals towards building productive and exceptional teams and as well as in forming cohesive team environments.

Sachin Gupta

CIO & SVP, Havells India


Experience includes end to end Implementations, support, upgrade, roll up projects as well as solution architecture and Pre Sales.

Authoring Presenting Business Cases, Investment Areas, and Architectural Views to demonstrate value of technology/initiatives.

Building GTM Strategy & Managing a team of consultants and developing a go-to market strategy for S including demand generation, marketing propositions.

Played key role in CoE building, business development and solution consulting for various consulting & PES firms.

Provided thought leading, practical, cutting edge solutions in the areas of BI,Big Data Analytics , In Memory Computing, Analytics to transform Fortune 500 Clients to deliver higher performance. 

Mahesh CV

Head Information Technology, Dalmia


Subodh Dubey

CIO, Shapoorji Pallonji

Senior Busiess oriented Digital CIO with more than 25 years experience of Business it Transformation ,Digital Transformation, leading and managing IT effectively. Worked in major corporate and successfully used technology for business benefit. Have had a successful track record in using IT to assist and transform Businesses in an effective manner. Currently working in diversified business house (FMCG, Consumer Durable, Manufacturing ) and managing IT at group level for different types of businesses. 


Dr. Simi Narera is also known as Dr.Supply Chain in the industry circle because of her specialization in philosophy of Supply Chain. She is an Engineer, MBA from XLRI and a doctor of Naturopathy. She has 12 years of industry experience in Fortune 100 companies like CSC, Aditya Birla Group and Unilever. Currently she is working as GM Supply Chain for TATA Startbucks.

On a personal front, Dr Seema has a vast background in eastern philosophy. She is trained in Zen and Taoism from Tao Zen Dojo and certified in Jeet Kune Do, Art and philosophy of Bruce Lee from Asian center of JKD. She has spent more than 7 years in the study of eastern philosophies and stress management.

She holds third degree blackbelt in martial arts, testimony to her serious study of mind, body and spirit, besides being a national level badminton player and mountaineer.

She is called all over to lecture on application of philosophy to supply chain management for improving work and process efficiency.

Seema Narera

Head Supply Chain, Tata Starbucks


Supply Chain & Logistics Professional, over 18 years of extensive work experience at various leadingIndian Corporate & MNC organizations e.g. Whirlpool of India, Britannia Industries Ltd., ITC Ltd. andGodfrey Philips Group etc.

Sanjay Mukherjee

Head Supply Chain, Whirlpool


Ardent SCM learner with multi-faceted business acumen, Strategic orientation and People managementskills across verticals; high on influencing & collaboration abilities with a proven track on improvementsin working Process n Procedures.

Ritesh Manchanda

Head of Logistics & Distributions


A highly accomplished performance oriented Business Leader having > 20 years of global experience in driving “E2E Supply Chain Excellence” across multiple product and businesses. Hands on experience and in depth knowledge of business improvement methodology and tools Lean, Six Sigma & TPM. A proactive problem solver with strong analytical and problem solving skills, combined with ability to visualize and set up operations to align with organization’s strategic goals and objectives. Proficient at managing & leading teams for running successful operations, executing projects, transfer & absorption of Technology and meeting objectives in tough situations. Ability to manage multiple stake holders. Skilled at establishing operational excellence within culturally diverse environments in India, China, and Hong Kong. Fluent in English, Hindi and conversational communication in Chinese (Mandarin). 

Rajeev Seth

Associate Director Supply Chain, AMEA, Mondelez


Experienced professional working in US / UK & India in areas of Retail Strategy / Business Analytics / Customer Loyalty and CRM, Retail Business Consulting and Supply Chain Management. 

As CIO for Arvind Brands I am responsible for IT Strategy and Execution of Technology for all its brands business. 

Experience in setting up new strategic groups / BU’s in areas of Business / Finance Operations and Analytics to achieve strong business benefits. Strong domain knowledge in Retail, E-commerce & Supply Chain Management while working for global retailers like Walmart, Target, Circuit City, Tesco, Best Buy etc. I have setup and managed competency centers / teams for retail and supply chain as shared service or captive units.Strategic IT Executive and champion of change- with reputation of leading through ambiguity and maximizing business value using cutting edge technologies and innovation. Exposure in building practice / COE in business analytics and retail consulting. 

Piyush Chowhan

CIO, Arvind Lifestyle


Senior Information Technology Executive with over 20 years of IT experience. 2 life cycle implementation of SAP ERP. IT Infrastructure, Vendor Management, Team Management, ITIL, IT Budgeting, Cloud, IT Operations.

Krishnan Kutty

CIO, Gammom India


Business visionary with deep insight and vast experience in business and technology leading to strong business and technology alignment. Successful track record of creating robust IS strategy, integrated business applications architecture, stable infrastructures and strong performing team. Proven ability to bring the benefits of IS to resolve business challenges while managing opportunities, costs and risks. Bringing profitability in intraprenurial ventures and building agile technology function for an organization. Proven ability to oversee all aspects of the IT unit, including strategy, solution definition and implementation. Widely recognized as a dedicated leader, articulate communicator, skilled problem solver, and trusted business partner who consistently exceeds expectations.

Milind Khamkar

CIO, Super Max


Experienced & skilled professional with over 15+ years of experience in the Logistic Industry.
Experience in handling the secondary & primary distribution
Highly proficient & capable individual with proven expertise in strategizing, designing and implementing end-end service products to service the distribution requirements of the express and 3PL logistics Verticals

Specialties: Excellent Team Leader with superb analytical & Numerical abilities with knowledge of Logistics especially in Indian scenario.


Jitender Lalit

Head Logistics Procurement, Raymond

Harnath Babu


Award Winning Technology Executive with more than 17 years of influential leadership with Insurance Majors; Allianz , Dai-ichi Life & Aviva. Known for definitive business & IT strategy, IT Excellence and Large Scale reinvention. Having rich experience in directing Insurance start-ups & business process transformation resulting in cost reductions, efficiency gains , agility and competitive advantage. 

As a Business Leader , have Significant experience in outsourcing and contract management.Successfully implemented 3 insurance Start-ups and 2 Legacy transformations.

Executed large Scale Transformation projects and built a reputation for thought leadership in driving Innovation , Technology integration, Enterprise Mobility ,Digital Insurance, Green IT & Cloud computing.


Chetan Trivedi

CIO, Vedanta Resources PL

An accomplished IT leader with over 22 years of experience with multi-country culture context and multi-disciplinary experience in various business functions; working as Chief Information Officer in Vedanta Resources Plc, a global diversified natural resource company listed in UK and having operations in India, Africa, Ireland, Sri Lanka and Australia.

An active member of SAP’s Global Advisory Council for Mining and a key member of Core IT Steering Committee of Vedanta Resources Plc driving IT strategy and business alignment for the group. 

Leading the Business Transformation with Digital Transformation, Technology Intervention, define Long-Term Technology Road Map using Value Engineering, IT and Business Strategy Alignment, IT Portfolio Rationalization, IoT (Internet of Things) and way towards Digital Mining with IT and OT (Operational Technology) integration, leverage on new generation technologies, digitization and paperless environment, Cloud Strategy and Execution, Integrated Supply Chain Automation, Business Process Standardization, Long-term Enterprise-wide Licensing Strategy for Key Business Applications, IT Infrastructure and Operations Management, IT Governance, Risk, Information Security and Compliance Framework for the organization.


Basant Kr. Chaturvedi

CIO, Perfetti Vandelle


Basant is a young transformational Leader / Associate Director IT and Spiritual speaker with 23+ years of experience in delivering business transformation enabled by Disruptive technology. A Digital Business Strategist driving the integration of social, mobile automation and digital thinking into everyday management as a way to improve business processes and build profitable connections between consumers and brands.

He believes in the power of cultivating a collaborative team culture focused on delivering practical business results: profitable revenue, enhanced market share through automation, satisfied customers and engaged team.

Rated as Asia’s Top 100 Most Respected CIOs, he has won several prestigious recognitions including CIO 100 of the year, Asia’s Top 100 CIOs, Global Innovation Award from Citrix, Information Week Sliver Edge Awards and IT Excellence Award from CNBC TV18. He got also featured in various media interviews and featured speaker, talking about Business Technologies, Cloud Computing, Unified Communication, BYOD, Business Consumerization and Green Technologies in various forums.

Alok Manaktala

Director Supply Chain, Federal Mogul


An Effective leader with proven ability to lead teams to profitable success. Success in leading diverse and geographically dispersed teams and achieving Strong, Profitable Business growth.. Strong ability to communicate at all levels to build successful, sustained relationships with Customers, channel partners and co-workers

Strategic & Profit Driven executive with Diverse Leadership Roles – Leader with around 22 years’ + experience in Managing Business for Manufacturing & Service sector in India and for Asia Pacific Operations . Served Global MNC’s in Telecom , Electronics & Automotive Sector in various Leadership capacities . 

An excellent record of initiating & leading turnaround growth strategies in complex multi-channel distribution environments.

Known as an inspirational leader with an empowered / supportive yet challenging management style, making significant contributions to Team & simultaneously striving for individual success & development

Work Experience: 23+ years in the area of Procurement and Supply Chain Management covering Finished goods Logistics, Strategic Procurement and Inbound Logistics. Currently working as Director Integrated Business Planning Asia Pac & CS&L India in Mondelez International (earlier known as Kraft Foods). 

I started my career with Procter & Gamble India Ltd. as a Management Trainee and have worked for organizations of repute viz. Coca-Cola,, Cadbury in FMCG space and Baxter India in Healthcare space. In addition, I have also worked for Logistics organizations viz. Bax Global and DHL Express leading their Logistics Business Development function. In my last assignment, I was working as Vice President Customer Service & Logistics for Cadbury India Ltd. 

In my career, I have been involved in developing Procurement and Supply Chain Management Structures and Systems for various organisations – P&G, Coca-Cola, Baxter and Cadbury, as well as organizations like IBM, HP, CISCO, Philips Medical Systems, Samsung, Whirlpool, Carrier, Arvind Brands, Reebok, Apple etc. while working for BAX Global India Ltd and DHL Express India Ltd. 

Vivek Sarbhai

Director Logistics & CS, Mondelez


Suresh Kumar is a seasoned IT and Digital transformation leader with over 25 years of strong experience in efficiently managing Information Technology operations and leading digital transformation across the enterprise. Strong believer and practitioner of creating strategies, identifying and exploiting synergies and design and rollout roadmaps to meet and exceed business goals. Have an innate flair with demonstrated business acumen in leading and managing efficient IT operations and using disruptive digital technologies to add to business topline and bottom line. In addition have strong leadership & communication skills, pragmatic approach, hardworking, passionate, approachable and effective team builder.

Suresh Kumar

Partner & CIO, Grant Thornton


Senior Management Executive with close to two decades of experience in managing all aspects of IT Strategy, Consulting, Digital Transformation, CIO responsibility, Infrastructure and Application Services, Solution Architecture and Organizational Change Management. • A rich experience of discrete, process & specialized project manufacturing and Infrastructure industries of India and Multinational in diverse multi-cultural environment. 
• The area of expertise include ERP Implementation – SAP, Customized, Data Center Design and Set Up, IT Security, Business and System Analysis, Business Process Re-Engineering, Vendor and SLA Management, Transitions, Service Delivery, Technical Documentation. 
• Well versed with ITIL Process, PMI and Prince Methodologies, ISO 27000, COBIT.
• Managing overall operations for executing projects involving resource mobilization, execution within cost & time parameters and compliance in terms of documentation & processes.
• Working with key management peoples, proving the inputs for decision making in aligning business, growth and vision.

Sunil Sonare

CIO, Sadbhav Engineering - SREI Group


A future-ready, dynamic Supply Chain operations specialist with 20 years of international, corporate consulting & diverse industry experience. Multi-format & multi-site retail experience. 
Routinely established Best-in-Class Supply Chain performance. Proven track record in preparing and implementing smart operations strategies. Known for achieving exceptional results on an accelerated basis.
An invited speaker at various Supply Chain conferences (International & national).

Shammi Dua

GM Supply Chain, GSK


Over 30+ years experience in managing all aspects of IT Infrastructure, Application Management & Systems Administration. 27 years in Manufacturing( Automotive accessories, Refrigeration, Power domains). Past 24 months Implemented SAP in Wiring Harness 8 plants , Global implementation in Plastic interior business, cluster business
-Implemented end-to-end ERP's (SAP & Oracle) managing Support ,end-user trainings successfully.
-Insightful knowledge of business process analysis ,design, re-engineering, cost control.
-IT leadership & direction to organization’s technology efforts to ensure continuous development & execution of strategies enabling a forward looking organization by selecting right business solutions, technology adaptation for better internal customer satisfaction.
-Managing cross functional business teams, vendors, hardware & software procurement, negotiating contracts, monitoring Service Level Agreements.
-Relevant systems development experience in a large in-house set-up and successfully handled software development for diverse functions and work areas.
-Immense exposure to software / hardware platforms, enterprise software applications, & outsourced systems thru IT innovation resulting in cost saving & increased efficiency.
-Mange systems & audit procedures. Assist Corporate Audit & Compliance team. Implementing IT & security policy using the benefits of BS 7799 certification for Lead Auditor.
-Responsible for IT budgeting, IT Road map planning.
-Self-motivated & directed in motivating team in a collaborative environment.
-Communicate effectively with multiple audiences at all levels.

Sanjiv Jain

CIO, Spark Minda


Saurabh Gupta

Head Logistics, Akzo Nobel

Handling Supply Chain operations with key focus on bottom line profitability by ensuring optimal utilization of resources. Experience in Operational Excellence, Project Management, Production Planning & Control, Supply Chain Management, & Vendor Management. Adroit at swiftly ramping up projects with competent cross-functional skills & ensuring on time deliverables.

A graduate of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai – an eminent institute that has been consistently ranked among the top Indian business schools – with specialisation in the areas of Operations & Marketing. 

In addition, holds CPIM certification from APICS (The Association of Operations Managment).


Economics Times "CIO Excellence" Award ,Automotive "CIO200" Award, “Global DigitalCIO”of the year Award, Global "CIO100" Digital Transformation Leader, CIO "Analytics50"Award. A proven Global transformational leader with a sustained track record of successes in driving innovation and exceeding business objectives in a wide variety of start-up, turn-around, and rapid change environments. Extensive experience with FORTUNE 500 companies in distributed development and operations teams across the globe. Deep insights and experience managing P&Ls/ business divisions to drive revenue growth. Demonstrated expertise in establishing hi-performance culture, built on strategic customer and partner engagements driving sustainable and profitable growth fueled by innovation.

Milan Kumar

Global Chief Information Officer, WABCO


Global senior leader with experience in leading Digital Transformation in different business environments specializing in defining strategy, organizational change management, International Expansion and passionate about leadership, learning and coaching. 

Have successfully transformed organization portfolios for green field start-ups including IT functions with significant cost restructuring and ensuring organization’s future readiness leveraging Cloud Computing. Optimized operating expenditure via shared services, consolidation, automation, crowd-sourcing, and offshoring.

An advisor to CXOs in the building Digital Transformation journey in Banking & Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail & Education sector.

Rajeev Arora

Global Business Transformational lead, SIEMENS


Post Graduate (PGP-Management) from IMT Ghaziabad, EGMP (Executive General Management Program) from IIM- Lucknow, having supply chain functional and leadership experience with an ability to handle matrix reporting. Having more than two decades of experience in the field of Supply Chain Operations, Project Management and Procurement across diverse businesses and multicultural interfaces, expertise in S& OP, Demand and Supply Planning, Inventory Management, Factory Operations, Distribution Network Redesign, Warehousing and Logistics, Freight Modelling, Budgeting, 3PL Management, Reverse Logistics, E-Auctions, Operational Procurement.  Extensive experience in developing souring strategies, encompassing vendor identification, development and analytical assessment to strengthen supply chain effectiveness.

Dexterity in steering the entire gamut of Supply Chain function encompassing best production planning, best order execution, best warehousing, Inventory control and transportation.

Presently heading Supply Chain, Logistics functions of Relaxo Footwears – a large scale fast growing Footwear Company of India.

Vijay Wadhwani

Head- SCM, Logistics, Relaxo