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Abdelaziz Salah

Abdelaziz Salah

Supply Chain Director - AMET

Johnson and Johnson, UAE
Amr El Fawal

Amr El Fawal

Head of Supply Chain Performance, AMENA

Pepsico, UAE

Multi-disciplinary LSS-Black-Belt professional proficient in managing cross-continental supply chain operations & leading transformational projects within multinational FMCG & Oilfield industries; backed by strong operational & educational capabilities enabling sustainable exceptional results recognized by multiple awards across field & office assignments.

Supply Chain Performance lead for Asia, Australia, Middle East, and North Africa

+500 Beverages, Snacks, and Nutrition manufacturing plants and distribution centers

Responsibilities:

Drive PepsiCo's Supply Chain performance agenda throughout productivity improvement and waste elimination across the Peer-To-Peer supply chain platform

Lead Annual and Strategic planning for PepsiCo supply chain AMENA sector

Own AMENA SC processes analysis and perform process enhancements to ensure better KPI trends and aggressively eliminate waste across the Value-Stream-Map

Partner with senior leadership on Supply-Chain automation tactical planning and delivering thorough analytics to evaluate current performance and future plans effects on leveraging the SC value proposition to internal and external stakeholders

Andre da Silva

Andre da Silva

Head of Strategic Sourcing and Category Management Manager

Mubadala Petroleum, UAE

In this role Andre is accountable for the design, development, deployment and embedding of a fully integrated end-to-end Category Management process in Mubadala Petroleum to effectively manage supply chain risks and create value for third party spend. In addition, Andre leads all critical sourcing and major negotiations for capital projects, operations, drilling rigs and services.

Previously, Andre was the Global Category Manager for Operations Services at BP based in Houston, Texas USA. In this role, Andre was responsible for developing a global Market Sector Strategy, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management Framework and establishing Global Agreements.

Prior to moving to Houston, Texas, Andre was the Procurement and Supply Chain Management Manager for BP Angola in Luanda where he was responsible for $1.5 billion annual spend.

He received his professional qualification with Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) in UK and his Master of Science in Procurement and Supply Management from Glamorgan University in United Kingdom. Currently attending Doctorate in Business Administration (Ph.D Degree) specializing in Global Oil and Gas Procurement and Supply Chain Management.

Aymen Elamin

Aymen Elamin

Head of Wells Procurement Section

PetroChina Halfaya FZ-LLC, UAE
Issam Abughali

Issam Abughali

Supply Chain Director – MENA

Schindler Group, UAE

Issam has +15 years solid experience in Supply Chain Management in the fields of Purchasing & Procurement, Logistics Management, Warehousing and Inventory Management. Solid Experience in IMS/ QMS / Six Sigma and ISO as tools to optimize supply chain management - Cerified Supply Chain Professional from APICS and certified Green Belt Six Sigma.

Jean-Bernard Escoufier

Jean-Bernard Escoufier

Business Development Manager

IP3 Concept, France

Jean-Bernard Escoufier has more than 20 years of managing and developing business. Jean-Bernard started his career in the water services industry, holding positions in Mexico, Altanta, and Puerto Rico over a period of 10 years. He then joined McKinsey & Company where he led many company transformations during 4 years.

Jean-Bernard was then appointed CEO of Remy Barrere Gears, a company specialized in high-precision, large dimension gears. He most recently joined IP3 Concept, motivated by the high potential and environmental impact of the innovative solution for corrugated pallet production.

Jonathan Tungu

Jonathan Tungu

Senior Manager - Procurement Operations and SRM Procurement

Tecom Group, UAE

With more than 13 years of procurement experience in leading companies from Africa and the Middle East, Jonathan is a passionate believer in procurement and the value it brings to organizations and the world.

Jonathan holds an MBA in supply chain management and logistics from Coventry University (UK) is also an ILM certified trainer and a CIPS lecturer at the University of Dubai and a member of Abu Dhabi CIPS committee.

Before joining TECOM Group, Jonathan worked at E C Harris International as a Strategic Sourcing and Business Advisory consultant helping organizations maximize efficiencies and drive value through their supply chains.

Kevin Mallett

Kevin Mallett

Export Sales Manager

IP3 Concept, France

He has over 30 years experience in Business Development on export markets in various industrial sectors. Before joining IP3 concept, Kevin worked for a number of multinational companies both in Europe and the Middle East. Specialised in growth through innovation from both a technical and commercial point of view as well as the ever more important impact of sustainability. In his current role Kevin is responsible for the implementation of the IP3 Concept sales strategy on the different export markets targeted for their innovative supply chain solution.

Lalit K. Dhamija

Lalit K. Dhamija

Procedure and Process Assurance Manager

Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations (ADCO), UAE

Lalit K. Dhamija, FCIPS is an experienced supply chain practitioner in Oil and Gas industry with over 37 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors. He is long standing Chairman of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) UAE Abu Dhabi Branch and likes to constantly contribute to Procurement Body of Knowledge through active participation in seminars and conferences. He likes creating unique branch events, involving mass participation from Procurement professionals.

Lalit holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, MBA and achieved his MCIPS through Corporate Award with distinction. He is a certified Projects Management Professional (PMP), Contracts and Commercial Management Practitioner (CCMP) and also holds Retail Supply Chain Certification (RSCC). Lalit is CIPS Direct Associate (Certified Trainer) for Corporate Award Programs. Lalit works in Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations (ADCO) as Procedure and Process Assurance Manager in Supply Chain Management Division. He leads company’s Procurement Excellence Program, Supply Chain Learning Academy and advises Supply Chain professionals on policies, procedures and on value creation & cost optimization for the organization.

He was instrumental in implementation of the Group Procurement Initiative (GPI) in ADCO after previously working in ADNOC PMO in one of the Workstreams for the GPI initiative.

Lalit is actively involved in mentoring and coaching of Procurement professionals. Lalit is a member of both CIPS Professional Advisory Group of MENA region as well as CIPS MENA Fellows Committee.

Madhav Joshi

Madhav Joshi

Senior Manager- E-Commerce MEIA Region

De'Longhi Group, UAE
Sam Achampong

Sam Achampong

Regional Director - MENA

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, UAE

Sam is a procurement professional with extensive experience in Procurement and Supply Chain management across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. He has held Senior Procurement and Strategic Sourcing roles for organisations such as Majid Al Futtaim, Abu Dhabi Municipality and Nakheel in the Middle East; MTN across Africa; and Land Securities in the UK.

An active member of the procurement fraternity in the MENA region, Sam is Regional Director of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) for the Middle East & North Africa Region.

He holds a Masters Degree in International Procurement from the University of Glamorgan (Wales)‎, MSc in Facilities Management from the University of Westminster (England) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply.

He is a regular speaker at industry events and an advocate for professional standards in procurement and supply management.

Shailen Shukla

Shailen Shukla

Head-Logistics Division

Jumbo Electronics, UAE

An astute professional with over 27+ years of experience in Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management, Profit Centre Management, Commercial Operations, Project Procurement and Management, Vendor Management and ERP & Systems Implementation.

Currently working as Business Head of JECL Logistics and Head Logistics, with Jumbo Electronics, a top UAE electronics distributor / retail chain. Winner of “SCATA (Supply Chain And Transport Awards) – Supply Chain Of The Year Award 2013” and “Supply Chain Of The Year - Highly Commended” in 2014, “Supply Chain Manager of The Year – Highly Commended”!!!

Also Business Head of Jumbo Logistics, new business venture of Jumbo Electronics.

The flagship company of the Jumbo Group, Jumbo Electronics Company Ltd. (LLC) was founded in 1974. Jumbo is one of the leading names in the field of consumer electronics, information technology, telecommunications, home appliances, office automation and entertainment in the United Arab Emirates and is amongst the first transnational corporations with a well spread out network of 30 retail stores and 9 service centres across the Emirates. Jumbo’s presence in the UAE encompasses the seven Emirates of Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Ajman.

Earlier worked in senior positions in large Indian companies like Reliance Logistics (General Manager), Grasim (Head SCM), Vedanta (Sterlite Optical and Balco as AGM Commercial), Modi Group (Modi Industries, Modi Cement), etc, and MNCs like Brightpoint (Director Operations) and TNS (Director Business Operations) in India.

PROFESSIONAL COURSES

  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management”, from IIM, Ahmadabad.
  • Railway Siding Management”, from Institute of Rail Transport, New Delhi.
  • Logistics Management”, from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
  • Knowledge Management from IIM, Ahmadabad.

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (MBA) from Modi’s Centre for Management Development, NCR, New Delhi in 1987.
  • Com (Hon’s) from North Campus, Delhi University, India in 1985.
Varun Bhat

Varun Bhat

Senior Consultant, Transportation and Logistics Practice

Frost & Sullivan, India

Varun Bhat has over 10 years of experience in management consulting and operations. He has helped clients embark on transformation journeys to improve their performance in the domain of supply chain, operations and sales management. He has helped clients address strategic concerns and market challenges by bringing in best practices, industry and domain knowledge and skills.

Varun is adept in project management, handling multiple priorities in a dynamic environment with strong communication and interpersonal skills. Varun’s expertise includes implementing and advising innovative solutions to address competitive and market challenges in the areas of Supply Chain Management, Procurement Management, Application of Lean Management and Sales & Operations Planning. Varun has worked for clients in multiple industries including, Oil & gas, Metals & mining, FMCG & Retail, and Capital Goods.

Youssef Beydon

Youssef Beydon

Head of Cargo Planning & Compliance

Dubai Airports Commercial & Communications, UAE

Youssef Beydoun, currently serves Dubai Airports as the Head of Cargo Planning & Compliance.  He is responsible for the drafting of procedures, and solely lead the team who designed and implemented the World's First secured air-air cargo movements using public roads. Youssef previously served as the Deputy Mayor of Dearborn, Michigan USA.