Honored Speakers This Year

Dirk Holbach

Corporate Senior Vice President, CSCO


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.


Jackie Zhu

SVP, Supply Chain Partner Project

Schneider Electric

  • Currently in charge of supply chain of Partner Project Division inside SE including industrialization for new offer creation, supply chain design and planning, industrial quality and costing.
  • In past two years, running China Logistics for Schneider Electric, including all distribution centers, transportation, network design & data analytics and customer delivery experience.
  • Before this, spent around 15 years in procurement of Schneider Electric in different management roles from strategic sourcing, international sourcing, procurement transformation project and most recently leading all China procurement for 6 years.
  • Started my first career as Sales & project Manager in Shanghai Electric Group.

Kari Terho

Director and Head of Smart Factory Management


Kari Terho is Director and Head of Smart Factory Management, New Business Development in Elisa Corporation, the leading ITC service provider in Finland.

Kari joined Elisa as Vice President and Head of Fixed and mobile Network Services in 2008 for Corporate Customers.

Prior to joining to Elisa, Kari held various director positions in the Sales and Business Development in TeliaSonera, the most recent being Director of Business Development for TeliaSonera IES SME Marketing and Offering.

Earlier he has worked as Business Development Director at Yomi Sortware Ltd. and held the EMEA E-Services Business Development Manager position at Hewlett-Packard GmBH as well as the E-Commerce Marketing Manager position at Hewlett-Packard, Finland. He also has several years of experience working for different IT companies.


Matthias Graefe

Director of Supply Chain Transformation,Supply Chain Data Officer


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.


Charles Cheung

Vice President, Dell Global Supply Chain Operation


Charles Cheung takes the role as the Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations covering Dell Asia, Pacific and Japan Regions.

 Charles has dedicated to Dell for 20 years, and has taken various positions including Manufacturing, Order management, Customer Experience, Quality and Supply Chain within the region. Charles has been recognized as an Inspiring Leader of Dell for twice. Prior to joining Dell, Charles worked on managing positions in different multinational companies, including Procter & Gamble, Owens-Corning Fiberglass, AlliedSignal (Honeywell) Automotive System.


Lucent Lu

Vice President of SCM Procurement, Greater China

Vertiv Technology

Lucent Lu, Vice President of SCM Procurement, Greater China, Vertiv Technology (the former Emerson Network Power). In the past over 20 years Lucent has pursued progressive leadership roles in Nokia, Siemens, GE and WuXi AppTec in China and global supply chain organizations. 

 Lucent is a seasoned leader in supply management domain, well versed with the diversified country and enterprise cultures and business protocols across trans-boundary industries in Telecom, Healthcare, Bio-tech and Power Network.

 Lucent is the board member of ISM China (Institute for Supply Management). As a senior expert Lucent teaches in supply chain management courses in Fudan Executive Development Program.

 Lucent obtained his master degree from the Capital University of Economics and Business. He became the Wharton School Alumni after taking the course of Advanced Management Program in US.


Roland Chong

Director, Head of Supply Chain & Customer Care, Asia Pacific


Holistic yet highly result-driven, all-rounded supply chain leader with an established track record of optimising cost and streamlining processes in both domestic and international supply chain.


Radu Palamariu

Managing Director South East Asia, Global Head of Supply Chain & Logistics Practice

Morgan Philips



Radu is the Managing Director of Morgan Philips Executive Search, specializing in Supply Chain and Logistics executive search in Asia. He has been living in Asia for the past decade, across Singapore, Indonesia, and India, where he has been working on C-level and top management executive search with Top 500 companies and local conglomerates. Working across several industries including FMCG, Manufacturing, Logistics (3PL), Supply Chain Consulting and HiTech.


A frequent speaker at industry conferences across the region, he is also a frequent article contributor on latest technologies shaping supply chain, as well as executive search trends and developments. With a strong focus on Asia. He is also the host of the “Leaders in Supply Chain” Podcast.



Yongmei Ma

Supply Chain Director


Experienced Supply Chain Director with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods industry. Skilled in Operations Management, Supply Chain Optimization, Manufacturing, Project Management, Consumer Products, Strategic Sourcing Study, New Factory Design and Set Up, and Six Sigma. Strong product management professional with a Master of Business Administrative focused in Business administrative from Shanghai East China University of Science and Technology.


Lixin Lu

Chairman and CEO

Gongsheng Logistics Technologies


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