June 26–28 | Milan/Lake Maggiore, Italy

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Alessandro de Luca
Merck Healthcare
Alessandro de Luca is CIO of Merck Healthcare, the group’s pharmaceutical division that accounts for 45% of total Merck KGaA revenues. He leads the overall information technology operations and initiative portfolio across R&D and the manufacturing, supply chain, marketing and sales functions. With a mission to transform the IT division into a true business technology function, Alessandro focuses on the value derived from building competitive-edge solutions and the need for scale and efficiency. In 2017, he was interviewed by several publications (Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Huffington Post, Pharma Executive, and Diginomica) about his work on “Self-Driving Supply Chains, powered by AI”. The previous year, he was elected as “Inspirational Leader of the Year” within the Merck BioPharma division and in 2015 he was awarded the number one pharma “Most Influential Supply Chain Executive in Europe” (in the top five across all industries) by SCM Magazine. Previously, Alessandro was SVP of Merck Healthcare’s end-to-end supply chain operations across all pharma and biotechnologies. Before this, he spent 20 years in the FMCG industry with various positions in Procter & Gamble including innovation and marketing, manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain management.
Amadou Diallo
Chief Executive Officer Middle East & Africa
DHL Global Forwarding
Amadou Diallo is CEO of DHL Global Forwarding across the Middle East and Africa region, providing efficient coordination and movement of freight worldwide. In addition, Amadou is the founder of Saloodo!, the digital freight platform enabling shippers to find verified road freight carriers and carriers to find suitable loads to optimize truck capacities. Previous roles within Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) include CEO of DHL Freight, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding in Africa and South Asia Pacific, and CFO of DPDHL logistics divisions. He was also the managing director responsible for the successful Excel-DHL integration. Amadou has more than 25 years of experience in tourism, banking, express and logistics. He is Senegalese and fluent in several languages. Currently he is Chairman of Amref Germany, Africa’s leading health development organization, and serves on the boards of Welthungerhilfe, the German non-profit aid agency, Africa 2.0, the “think tank that does things” for positive transformation in Africa, and Schiller International University. He holds an MBA from Schiller, a postgrad in Change & Leadership Development from The Wharton School, and a Master’s (IS & Process Management) from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris.
Andrew Mitchell
Vice President, Healthcare & Life Sciences
Responsible for developing and maintaining DHL’s relationship with our top 21 global healthcare customers across all DHL business divisions, Andrew Mitchell is based at the DHL Global Forwarding regional headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. Prior to this, he developed DHL’s life sciences and healthcare (LSH) business across Asia Pacific for DHL Supply Chain. Before joining Deutsche Post DHL, Andrew was responsible for logistics business development in Asia Pacific for Schenker (formerly BAX Global) and gained 15 years of operational experience in pharmaceutical logistics with the DKSH (Diethelm Keller Siber Hegner) Group in Jakarta, Indonesia and Bangkok, Thailand as well as Sigma Company Limited, based in Melbourne, Australia. Andrew has a Master’s in Business (Logistics Management) and a Graduate Diploma with Distinction (Transport & Distribution Management) both from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He also holds a Bachelor’s in Business (Accounting & IT) from Swinburne University of Technology, a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Philosophy) from Monash University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology from Charles Sturt University, all in Australia.
Dr. Bertalan Mesko
Medical Futurist
Medical Futurist Institute
Dr. Bertalan Mesko, PhD is director of The Medical Futurist Institute, an organization that aims to initiate public discussion about how the old paradigm – a paternalistic model of medicine – is now transforming into an equal-level partnership between patients and professionals, augmented by disruptive technologies. Using rigorous research and keen analysis, he shines a fascinating spotlight on how science fiction technologies can become reality in medicine and healthcare. As a geek physician with a PhD in genomics, he has become an Amazon Top 100 author. Bertalan is also a private professor at Semmelweis University, the oldest medical school in Hungary. Today he is one of the top voices globally on healthcare technology, having conducted +500 presentations to date. These include courses at Harvard, Stanford and Yale Universities, and a Futuremed course in the NASA Ames research center, part of the Silicon Valley think tank, Singularity University. He has also presented to many commercial organizations including the 10 biggest pharmaceutical companies. Bertalan has been widely featured in the media, including CNN, the World Health Organization, National Geographic, Forbes, Time Magazine, the BBC, and the New York Times. He publishes his analyses regularly on medicalfuturist.com.
Danny Hendrikse
VP Intercompany Operations
Located in Zaventem, Belgium, Danny Hendrikse is vice president of Intercompany Operations – the Pfizer entity that is accountable for end-to-end intercompany logistics delivery and order management operations. This includes financial flows from and between plants until delivery at market level, following the principles and parameters of Pfizer’s highly orchestrated supply network. Particular areas of focus include the order management platform, physical delivery network platform / global transportation, master data and IC financial flows, conveyance security and logistics compliance. In this senior leadership role, Danny oversees the development and execution of Intercompany Operations strategies that align with those of Pfizer, Pfizer Global Supply and GSCPM (Global Supply Chain & Portfolio Management). Prior to this position, Danny was the VP of Pfizer’s EMEA Logistics and Supply Operations, responsible for all aspects of the supply chain, logistics and distribution in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In total, he has spent more than 25 years within the Pfizer organization. Before starting his career, Danny graduated from the University of Antwerp, Belgium.
David Lawson
Chief Procurement Officer
Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
David Lawson has been the procurement lead at Guy’s & St Thomas’ since 2001 and is now the Chief Procurement Officer for SmartTogether, the new procurement shared service hosted by this NHS foundation trust of the English National Health Service. His strong interest in supply chain management has led to a number of innovations including the development of a just-in-time off-site consolidation model, full house deployment of automated inventory management systems, and creation of digital dashboards. In addition, David is currently developing an integrated supply chain model for the South East London Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP). David is a previous winner of the European Supply Chain Excellence Award for Innovation. He was also responsible for the first large-scale deployment of automated inventory management systems outside of North America. David chairs the Shelford Group procurement directors meeting and he is a member of the GS1 Health Advisory Board. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) and holds a Batchelor’s in Politics from the University of York, UK.
Javier Aleman
Station Manager
DHL Global Forwarding, Puerto Rico
Based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Javier Aleman Cabrera is station manager and Thermonet manager for DHL Global Forwarding, a business division of Deutsche Post DHL. He is responsible for general management of the local station and oversight of the DHL Thermonet operational system, specifically cold chain and pharmaceutical products. Javier joined DHL in 1985, and has gained broad experience of operations, warehousing and distribution in Puerto Rico. In leadership roles, he has contributed to a 10x increase in cool room capacity, significant quality improvements and Good Distribution Practices, achieving IATA CEIV certification and maintaining DHL’s lead in the Puerto Rican market as a freight forwarder and certified life sciences station. When he is not busy at work, Javier loves taking photographs and playing outdoor sports. He lives by the personal philosophy – “We are not perfect, but at least we can have a perfect attitude. A perfect attitude will always map the road to success” – which underlines his commitment and work ethic. He holds various logistics and security certifications and has participated in a number of training courses including the Dale Carnegie Management Leadership Training.
Johannes Demmer
Global Warehousing Manager
Bayer AG
As global warehousing manager at Bayer AG, Johannes Demmer is responsible for efficiently managing all corporate supply chain warehousing requirements of the organization and is based in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina, USA. His career with the organization spans more than a decade and, over the years, he has held various positions including several for the corporate engineering side of the business. Most recently, Johannes served as group head of operational excellence and logistics for the Americas region. In addition to this, he was senior project manager for strategic investment products and he was also lead engineer for logistics concepts and design products across the vast geography of Europe, Americas, and Asia. Johannes graduated in Logistics from the faculty of Industrial Engineering at the Technical University (TU) Dortmund in Germany. During this degree, he was fortunate to combine his academic studies with a visiting year of study at ETH Zurich, Switzerland’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics university.
Jörg Woyke
Head of Global Warehousing & Distribution
Bayer Healthcare
Heading the global warehousing team of Bayer Healthcare, Jörg Woyke is responsible for a network of some 500 warehouses across all Bayer divisions, in collaboration with business units, cross-functional teams, and external partners. He is also responsible for global cross-divisional network optimization initiatives designed to improve service levels, optimize costs, and deliver unique solutions that result in a better life for customers and patients. As a seasoned global executive in supply chain and logistics, he has had the opportunity to define and execute many global warehousing and distribution strategies. These cover all aspects of supply operations, global procurement, finance, and production planning as well as integrated supply chain solutions, on both shipper and carrier sides. For the past 15 years, Jörg has held various strategic positions focused on the development, formulation, and implementation of complex supply chain strategies across multiple product lines, platforms, and continents. His past experience includes major supply chain transformation projects with an emphasis on logistics systems analysis, network redesign, freight optimization initiatives, and key logistics partnerships. He holds Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Supply Chain Management.
Matt Schwartz
Head of Global Logistics
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Matt Schwartz is the Head of Global Logistics at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Among his main responsibilities are warehousing, transportation, customs and trade compliance, and temperature control – effectively he ensures the safe and consistent movement of products and materials from manufacturing through to customers. His unwavering focus is on supply to patients. His career with Bristol-Myers Squibb spans 18 years. During this time, Matt has worked in various divisions including supply chain and finance. He has supported commercial markets and manufacturing, and served in former divisions including Mead Johnson and Clairol. Over the years, his career has led him to live in Evansville (IN, USA), Bangkok (Thailand), Jakarta (Indonesia), Syracuse (NY, USA), and now New Jersey near the Bristol-Myers Squibb central headquarters. A graduate of Lehigh University (Business & Economics; Finance & Economics) in Pennsylvania, USA, Matt also holds an MBA (Finance) from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business.
Matthias Heutger
Senior Vice President, Strategy, Innovation & Marketing
Matthias Heutger leads commercial development and innovation advancement in DHL’s cross-divisional Customer Solutions & Innovation (CSI) division. He drives strategic development of DHL’s five focus sectors – automotive, energy, engineering and manufacturing, life sciences and healthcare, and technology. In addition, he directs and develops marketing and sales activities with DHL’s top 100+ accounts, and leads customer-centric innovation activities across all DHL divisions. He reports to DHL’s Chief Commercial Officer and is a member of the CSI Board. Matthias has held various leadership positions within Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), most recently with DHL Supply Chain, the largest provider of contract logistics in the world. Prior to this, Matthias worked in DPDHL’s top management consultancy. Before joining the Group in 2002, he worked in the financial sector. Matthias holds a Diploma in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Cologne, Germany. He is member of The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the board of directors of GS1 Germany. He is highly engaged with various industry bodies and best-practice associations including SAMA, SCM World, The Innovation Round Table, and others.
Scott Allison
President, Life Sciences & Healthcare
Scott Allison is president of the DHL Life Sciences & Healthcare sector. He is a member of Customer Solutions & Innovation Senior Management Team, a member of the Solutions & Innovation Board, DHL Life Sciences Supply Chain Board and heads the DHL Life Science & Healthcare Steering Committee and the Customer Logistics Advisory Board. He is responsible for driving growth and development of the global DHL Life Sciences and Healthcare sector and oversees strategy and solutions development in addition to his commercial duties. Scott is a supply chain professional with over 25 years of experience and joined Deutsche Post DHL Group in 1992, working in DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Supply Chain before moving into more commercial and strategic roles in the early 2000s. Most recently, he led the DHL Technology sector first in EMEA and then in the Americas. In both regions he was responsible for the development and execution of global technology strategy, including the development and delivery of supply chain solutions, strategies and growth for some of the world’s largest technology companies. A native of Scotland, Scott lives with his family in Dallas, TX, USA.
Sheri Henck
Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Distribution and Logistics
Sheri Henck is responsible for leading global supply chain and distribution strategy and execution, working with Medtronic business and regional leaders to drive key supply chain initiatives. Sheri and her team develop capabilities and programs to support customer delight, enterprise excellence, and inventory optimization. Prior to this role, Sheri was VP of operations for the organization’s cardiac rhythm and heart failure (CRHF) business, providing leadership for 14 manufacturing sites, $500 million in inventory, and 4,700 people around the globe. Her career to date spans multiple business sectors including aerospace, industrial, and medical devices with experience in supply management, operational excellence, organizational development, lean manufacturing and technologies, product development, productivity, and organization transformation. Before joining Medtronic in 2009, Sheri was with Honeywell in a variety of leadership positions and was GM of a precision metal fabrication company, Fabrico Inc. Sheri holds a Bachelor’s in Organizational Management from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. She is a NAPM Certified Purchasing Manager, chair of the Medtronic Women’s Network, and serves on the WHLTrust Board of Directors and the University of Minnesota supply chain and operations advisory board.
Steven Claus
Global Head of Logistics
In his logistics leadership role, Steven Claus is responsible for global warehouse and distribution process governance along with all logistics operations for Novartis. He leads the organization’s order management and international trade team, ensuring effective order and supply management in the principal entities Novartis Pharma AG, Basel and Sandoz AG, Basel. In addition, Steven is responsible for inter-company, intra-group, and third-party customer logistics services. He is based in the Brussels area. A real hands-on expert in logistics chain management, and a strategic leader, Steven joined the organization in March 2015 as head of Sandoz global warehousing and distribution. He played a key role in the integration of Novartis technical operations in logistics. Prior to this, Steven held leadership positions in Teva and gained broad experience in global, regional and local roles in logistics and production in the pharmaceutical, FMCG and industrial equipment industries (Schering Plough, Danone and Egemin Automation). He holds a Master’s in Electronics Engineering.
Dr. Thomas Ogilvie
Human Resources Corporate Incubations for DHL & Member, Board of Management, Deutsche Post DHL Group
Appointed to the Board of Management of Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) in September 2017, Dr. Thomas Ogilvie has held executive positions within the organization for the past 17 years. From an initial role as a research analyst, Thomas contributed to the business and strategic development of a significant portfolio product, the DPDHL Parcel solution. In his most recent role before joining the board with responsibility for human resources (HR) corporate incubations, Thomas served at DPDHL Executive Vice President Corporate Development. Over the years, Thomas has held positions of HR responsibility in almost every part of the organization, including corporate HR and employee relations, corporate HR standards and programs, and HR in various business divisions including DHL Post – eCommerce – Parcel, DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, DHL Supply Chain, and DHL Finance. Thomas holds a diploma in Psychology from the University of Bonn, Germany and a PhD in Economics from the University of St Gallen, Switzerland.