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Synopsis

The maritime, aviation and logistics industries represent the backbone of global trade. Together they account for more than 20% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and are therefore facing pressing challenges related to sustainability all along their supply chains. This event aims to bring together industry leaders and experts to discuss and strategise ways to accelerate the adoption of green fuels and sustainable practices in supply chains, especially the challenging area of Scope 3 emissions, which constitutes a significant proportion of a company’s carbon footprint but often remains unaddressed due to its complex, interconnected nature.
 
The event will focus on four key objectives:

  • Accelerating the deployment of scalable low-carbon technologies – insights into innovative solutions for energy-efficient vehicle design, renewable energy integration, and emission reduction strategies
  • Lowering adoption barriers for zero-carbon and carbon-neutral fuels
  • Exploring green certification, frameworks and strategies to measure and reduce the carbon emissions and enhance the resilience of complex supply chains
  • Introducing innovative financing models to drive supply chain decarbonisation
The event will be followed by a 30-minute tour of the DHL Innovation Center.

 

Programme

8.30 am    Registration & Networking
9.05 am    Welcome Remarks by Ms Yi Ning Tay, Head of Asia Pacific Innovation Center, DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation at DHL Express Singapore
9.10 am    Opening Remarks by Mr Francois Chirol, Chair of EuroCham Supply Chain Committee and Chief Trade Officer Asia at CMA CGM        
9.15 am    Keynote presentation by Mr Christopher Ong, Managing Director at DHL Express Singapore
9.22 am    
Keynote presentation by Mr Fabrice Espinosa, CEO at Studio28
9.29 am    
Keynote presentation by Mr François-Xavier Accard, Managing Director at CMA CGM
9.36 am    Panel Discussion moderated by Mr Kin Wong, Head of Strategy and Investment at GoNetZero 

  • Mr Christopher Ong, Managing Director at DHL Express Singapore
  • Ms Dora Branyan, Director, Sustainability and External Relations at Marquis Energy Global
  • Mr Fabrice Espinosa, CEO at Studio28
  • Mr François-Xavier Accard, Managing Director at CMA CGM
  • Mr Roger Charles, Executive Director for Institutional Banking Group, Sustainability at DBS Bank

10.45 am    Open and Interactive Q&A 
11.15 am    Closing Remarks by Mr Kin Wong, Head of Strategy and Investment at GoNetZero 
11.20 am    Tour of the DHL Innovation Center
12.00 pm    End of Event

Light refreshments will be served.
The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.

 


 

Speakers & Panellists

Mr Christopher Ong
Managing Director
DHL Express Singapore

Christopher is currently the Managing Director of DHL Express Singapore, a position he has held since November 2018. Responsible for driving sustainable growth in this key market, Chris has been focused on delivering great service quality to loyal customers through a highly motivated workforce. A strong advocate of corporate stewardship, Chris has also been invited to share his views publicly and at business forums on a variety of business topics including sustainability, SME strategies, trade and logistics, e-commerce, digitalization, people engagement and leadership.

Chris joined DHL in 2006 and was responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions, Partnerships and Planning, First Choice (Six sigma) and GoGreen corporate programmes for Asia-Pacific. In October 2011, he was appointed Country Manager of DHL Express Vietnam before he took on the role of Managing Director for Malaysia and Brunei in March 2014. Prior to joining DHL, Chris worked at Temasek Holdings, where he was involved in transactions in the Transport, Logistics, Telecom, Media, Technology, and Manufacturing sectors. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University, US.

 

Mr Fabrice Espinosa
CEO
Studio28

Before founding Studio28, Fabrice was Airbus President and Head of Airbus Commercial Aircraft for Korea. He led the strategy and future positioning of Airbus in Korea, and was responsible for commercial aircraft sales and customer affairs, group-wide government affairs, industrial and joint venture partnerships, and the local operations at Airbus sites across Korea.

In addition, Fabrice was the Chairman of the Aerospace and Defense Committee of the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea and a board member of the Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Prior to his latest role for Airbus, Fabrice was the General Manager of Airbus Hong Kong, where he oversaw Airbus Commercial Aircraft operations and led Sales campaigns with airlines in Asia.

Fabrice has a diverse background in the civil aerospace and defence markets, having worked previously with Thales Group, Safran Group & Air France, and has worked extensively internationally, with more than 20 years of involvement in the Asia region.

Fabrice is a graduate from ESSEC Business School (France), and Thunderbird School of Global Management (USA) and owns a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from ISAE-Supaero (France). He is also an alumni of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (UK) and the United Nations System Staff College.

 

Mr François-Xavier Accard
Managing Director
CMA CGM International Shipping Company

François-Xavier Accard is the Managing Director of CMA CGM International Shipping Company, responsible for the safety and operational excellence of the CMA CGM Group’s Singapore fleet of vessels.

In his previous role with Bourbon Subsea Services as Head of Fleet Operations and Performance, he oversaw fleet performance which included the financial results, corporate strategies and policies.

With over 15 years of logistics and shipping experience, Mr Accard ensures fleet operations are optimised for efficiency and profitability with safety as a main driver. He graduated from ENSTA Bretagne with an engineering degree in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering in 2005.

 

Panellists 

Ms Dora Branyan
Director, Sustainability and External Relations Singapore
Marquis Energy Global

Dora Branyan graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served as an officer onboard surface warships.  Following her military service, she began an extensive 13-year career in the oil and gas industry in various project management roles for major capital upstream projects across the globe.

Aligned with her passion for energy and a sustainable future, Dora is responsible for the long-term development and sustainability of Marquis Energy Global while building an external network.  She also enjoys running and outdoor adventures with her family.

 

Mr Roger Charles
Executive Director for Institutional Banking Group, Sustainability
DBS Bank

Roger Charles is an Executive Director in the IBG Sustainability team at DBS Bank in Singapore.
In his role, he leads in delivering technical environmental and social expertise to business transactions and client advisory globally, ensuring project financing adheres to international standards on sustainability and best practice. He has over 25 years’ experience in the energy sector; his areas of expertise include technical environmental and safety engineering, operational excellence, risk management and corporate sustainability strategy implementation.

As an independent non-executive Director to a Singapore-based cleantech startup, Roger advises on both technical and sustainability matters related to Lithium-Ion Battery recycling technologies.

 

Moderator

Mr Kin Wong
Head, Strategy & Investment
GoNetZero™

Kin is responsible for the overall strategic direction of GoNetZeroTM including fundraising, M&A, investments, and partnerships to drive business growth and expansion.

Kin has more than 10 years of experience in private equity, M&A, strategy, value creation and portfolio management. Prior to joining GoNetZeroTM, he founded and led a healthcare services platform which was acquired by a group of ESG-focused investors.

He was previously with KKR Asia in Singapore and Hong Kong, investing over $2 billion of aggregate transaction value across consumer, technology, healthcare, industrials, and energy. Prior to KKR, Kin was also at Bank of America Merrill Lynch global M&A team in New York City.

Kin holds a dual degree in Economics and Operations Research & Information Engineering (ORIE) from Cornell University. 

 


 

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