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Synopsis

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade group has assessed in its latest Regional Trends Analysis report that achieving supply chain resilience is going to be challenging for member economies.

The talk is of ‘diversify’ or even ‘relocate now before it’s too late. This is being driven by policy changes moving towards ‘onshoring’, harsher talk of security vulnerabilities, or the harm caused by the unevenness of pandemic recovery. Other voices shout ‘be careful of what you wish for’, warning that an exit or an expansion of the supply chain merely introduces new threats and complexity. 

Join us as we look at the geopolitical issues that could impact and compound your operational challenges in the realm of the supply chain. What should you monitor? What should you actually worry about the most? What can you do to introduce a greater degree of resilience into that supply chain?

 

Programme

3.45 pm Webinar Room Opens
4.00 pm Opening Remark by Mr Prateek Jain, Chair of EuroCham’s Supply Chain Committee
4.05 pm Presentation by Mr Steve Wilford, Control Risks
4.35 pm Moderated Panel Discussion by Mr Prateek Jain
– Mr Steve Wilford (Control Risks)
– Ms Haiyan Liu (Novartis)
– Mr Carlos Mandia (BASF)
5.20 pm Closing Remarks by Ms Michelle Kristensen, EuroCham

 

Speaker

Steve Wilford
Partner and Head of Global Risk Analysis for the Asia Pacific 
Control Risks 

Steve Wilford is a Partner for Asia-Pacific in Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis team, in this role he leads a group of specialists conducting country, sector and regulatory risk assessment work. Prior to this, Steve was the Director of Corporate Investigations for South-East Asia. This remit encompassed joint venture partner/new purchase due diligence, litigation support, discreet enquiries and broader national, provincial and micro-scale political and regulatory risk analysis.

Steve’s recent consulting experience includes:
– Conducted a highly sensitive investigation into government-linked corruption allegations surrounding a major multinational facing sanctions by an international financial institution.
– Investigated extortion against a major US multinational.
– Designed and executed numerous joint-venture risk assessments in complex jurisdictions, such as Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia.
– Advised multinationals on pre-entry and operational policy for hostile environments in Asia, including in the oil and gas, telecommunications, non-governmental and manufacturing industries.

Steve is a regular BBC, CNN, CNBC, radio and print media commentator on trends in the insurgency, political succession, corporate governance and threats to business assets in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as a frequent presenter at regional risk management conferences.
 
In a long career with Control Risks, Steve variously set up and ran Control Risks’ first operational presence in India, managed the South-East Asia business development team, ran the Jakarta office’s Corporate Investigations practise and spent several years as the company’s South-East Asia analyst.

Steve holds a master of philosophy in international relations from the University of Oxford, and a first-class honours degree in South-East Asian studies and language from the University of Hull, where he specialised in Thai military politics and Malaysian corporate governance issues.

 

Panellists

Haiyan Liu
Head Supply Chain Management
Novartis

Over 20 years experience in SCM management across different multinational pharmaceutical companies, with comprehensive SCM knowledge extending from upstream of supply management till downstream of FG channel distribution.Good communication, cooperation and stakeholder management skills to collaborate with cross-functional enabling balanced benefit and reach consensus to achieve business target. High commitment and result-driven. Strong leadership and capability to build up a high-performance team.High agility to a dynamic and ambiguity environment.Joined Novartis in 2016 and led the team to drive continuous improvement initiatives and pursue
SCM excellence.
‐ Sustain class A status by site and team successfully NOSCEE certified (3 consecutive years)

  • Sustain a high level of customer service level business goals
  • Strengthen SO&P process to ensure a single valid plan which balances supply and financial
  • Improved SCM efficiency on throughput time reduction and inventory reduction

As a member of global SCM net‐work, lead the local cross-functional team to contribute to transportation cost saving which including local initiatives‐Air to Sea for DP shipment from SG to all receiving sites globally, global project direct shipment of DP from SG to all receiving sites globally and direct shipment of Metformin from the vendor to SG.

 

Carlos Mandia
Vice Director, Supply Chain Services ASEAN
BASF South East Asia Pte Ltd

Carlos leads six-country supply chain platform teams in ASEAN who are responsible for supply chain operations under BASF’s Global Business Services division. In his 28 years with the company, he has held previous roles in materials management, procurement, logistics management and supply chain operational design.  He has been involved in regional as well as global projects related to supply chain strategy, business transformation, information systems and digitalization, post-merger integrations and divestments.

Prior to BASF, Carlos worked with a Swedish company in marketing, supply chain and logistics roles for eight years. 

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as Masters in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines.

 

Moderator

Prateek Jain
Head of Nutrition and H&W Business – International Markets
Unilever

Prateek is an experienced Supply Chain Professional with over 24 years across various functions and geographies including the Americas, Middle East & Africa, Europe and the Asia Pacific. Before joining Unilever to head the Nutrition and H&W Business for International Markets, he headed the Global Supply Chain for Nutrition, VMS and Digestive Health Category with GSK Consumer. Prateek is passionate about Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma and has been the Master Trainer for GSK who has trained and certified several Black Belts and Master Black Belts. Prateek likes Indian Classical music and playing Mohan Veena to connect with his own self.

 


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