With more than 20 years of experience in Supply Chain, Operations, Purchasing and Sales, Dr. Holbach has held various roles on a local, regional and global level at Henkel. His special focus has been on supply chain strategy and organization development, network optimization, continuous improvement and post-merger integrations. Dirk Holbach holds a Master's degree in Business and Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Information Science.
Johannes Giloth is the Senior Vice President of Global Operations and Chief Procurement Officer at Nokia, based in Munich, Germany.
Johannes is a senior executive, with broad international and cross-cultural experience in the telecommunications industry in both general management and consulting positions. Results-oriented, Johannes has a track record of successfully running large operations in global companies, leading strategic transformation programs and big international teams in a complex and fast-changing environment. With a proven ability to develop strategies and organizations, Johannes has a strong focus on implementation and the delivery of measurable value.
In his current position, Johannes designs the future end-to-end value chain of digital operations, supply chain and procurement by applying a bimodal approach: driving continuous improvement while investing in disruptive innovations. Generating customer value, being recognized by customers as best-in-industry in operations, defining the future ecosystems as enablers of Nokia’s strategy, and contributing to Nokia’s growth are Johannes’ key aspirations for Global Operations.
Prior to his current role, Johannes was Vice President of Supply Chain and Logistics, successfully driving Nokia towards best-in-class manufacturing and supply chain operations, improving operational efficiency and supporting increased value generation for Nokia’s customers.
Throughout his career, Johannes has acquired in-depth senior management experience in supply chain, procurement, organizational and business development, business transformation, change management, outsourcing, mergers & acquisitions, post-merger integration, and management consulting.
Johannes holds a degree from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (1997) in Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering and a degree from the University of Greenwich, London (1995) in International Business.
Responsible for all aspects of operations globally, inclusive of logistics, compliance, distribution, transportation, engineering, project management operations and customer support, wholesale and direct consumer.
M.B.A. from University of Utah, Salt Lake City, U.S.A, in 2003;
Joined American Express from 2002 starting from Managerial Intern in Salt Lake City, Utah
Joined Kohler Company in 2005 as Supply Chain Manager in Wisconsin, U.S.
Joined StanleyBlack&Decker in 2007 starting from Global Program Manager in Maryland, U.S.; returned to China in 2013 leading StanleyBlack&Decker Asia Supply Chain. Currently holding Vice President, Supply Chain Asia role.
· Established and fine-tuning S&OP process in Asia regions, Asia WCT improved by almost 2 turns in 3.5 year tenure in Asia, DSI reduced 37D in last 2 years.
· Building Asia supply chain infrastructure including DC network and talent supply chain team to better support growth and E-Commerce.
Mei Pang leads the DHL Asia Pacific Innovation Center (APIC). APIC is part of a DHL global innovation platform with a mission to inspire, connect and engage industries with the future of logistics. Under Mei’s leadership, a team of innovators seed ideas to link businesses and relevant partners; bringing innovative solutions to life.
Prior to her appointment in July 2014, she was Partner at DHL Consulting and head of office for Asia-Pacific. DHL Consulting advises senior management of Deutsche Post DHL Group on management topics and customers on supply chain strategy. She led a team of consultants in Singapore and has a keen focus on improving supply chain effectiveness for DHL’s customers in Asia.
She has a keen interested in all trends that have an impact on logistics.
Tom’s background is in both retail and supply chain organizations, where he has built up a proven track record in fast moving, high demand environments. Tom has experience in retail stores, working with regional teams as well as with suppliers and third-party logistics operators in multiple countries.
The operations team support SPAR Partners in the areas of logistics, information and communication technology as well as equipment purchasing support. A number of events are organized by the operations department to support the sharing of best practice and knowledge sharing within SPAR. Tom’s expertise in the field of supply chain management and his customer driven supports cost effective solutions that enhance the customer experience and maximize service, key to a winning business formula.
Prior to joining SPAR International, Tom held the position of programme manager, distribution, within Tesco UK where he was responsible for the end-to-end supply chain transformation programme. He also gained experience with Asda/Wal-Mart over a ten year period, whereas the supply chain development manager he had responsibility for four functions within the business covering inbound logistics, supplier development programme, supply chain strategy and supply chain transformation programme.
Tom is passionate about what can be achieved for the customer, if manufacturers, suppliers, distribution and retail functions work collaboratively across the end to end supply chain. His favourite saying is ‘the sum of the parts is worth more than they are individually’.
Matthias Graefe is the Global Transformation Executive responsible to transform IBM’s supply chain to become digital, transparent and cognitive. Matthias runs a group of supply chain subject matter experts and is heading IBM’s internal Cognitive Supply Chain Center of Competency. Prior to joining the transformation organization Matthias gained execution experience in several supply chain operational leadership roles. Matthias has more than 20 years experience in supply chain management and he is a certified Consulting Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP). Matthias obtained a Master in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.
Chinese speaking supply chain professional with experiences in manufacturing, procurement, planning and logistics across different regions at Mondelez International, including local-operational as well as regional-strategic positions. He leads the End-to-End Supply Network Design for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa with focus on manufacturing and distribution network optimization. His scope covers defining the physical supply chain footprint and also the operational strategy.
Backed by 15+ years of Purchasing experience with joining Boehringer Ingelheim in 2010, after managing the category of facility and R&D setting up for pharmaceutical manufacturing & production equipment, now Yang Bing leads the sourcing category of General Goods & Services including Capex and infrastructure, real estate, IT & External Services in TCM China covering China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, supporting the business growth for the Boehringer Ingelheim business units of Human pharma, Bio pharma and Animal Health.
With a background in consulting, private equity, and international development, Karlyn brings rigorous thought leadership and a focus on financial value to BSR’s consulting work in Asia.
She supports companies across sectors to design and implement strategies linking corporate sustainability policies to on-the-ground realities in the areas of shared value, sustainable supply chains, and inclusive economy.
Prior to BSR, Karlyn was vice president of strategy and transformation for TAU Investment Management, a private equity firm founded on principles of ESG integration. She was also a management consultant, first with IBM Global Services and later with the Boston Consulting Group, where she advised Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, technology, and healthcare industries. She has also worked in international development in Chile, Namibia, and the Republic of Guinea.
Karlyn holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford, an M.B.A. from Wharton, and an M.A. in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins SAIS. She speaks fluent French and Spanish.