Speakers Profile

Mr. Brett Marshall
Corporate Head, Quality Assurance
Zuellig PHarma Holdings Pte Ltd

Brett Marshall is the Corporate Head, Quality Assurance for Zuellig Pharma, the largest healthcare services group in Asia. Based in Singapore, Brett has direct reporting lines from Quality Assurance Heads in 13 Countries and Quality oversight of Clinical Reach Operations in another 4 Countries.

Brett is a strong advocate of the exciting agenda of change for the Quality landscape and driving more effective risk management in the Cold Chain, Supplier Management, and the digitization opportunities driving to Industry 4.0 in the Quality space.

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Brett has a Bachelor Degree in Transport & Logistics Management from RMIT. He has 25 years’ experience in Executive Management, Logistics & Supply Chain, Business Process Transformation and Quality Assurance, 15 years in the Pharma Industry, and more than 20 years living in Asia, in Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Bangladesh and now Singapore.

Ms. Rebecca Lee

Sales and Service Delivery Manager
TAG Sensors

Rebecca has more than 12 years’ experience in the RFID industry, focusing on various aspects of RFID applications. For the last five years, she has been specialising in various applications for itemised tracking using NFC and IOT devices. She believes that with the right tools, businesses can leverage on technology to greatly enhance workflow productivity and vital data collection.

Ms. Shaza Saleh

Sales and Service Delivery Manager
TAG Sensors

Shaza is a Mechatronics Engineer and a master’s degree holder in sensor technology. She conducted her master’s degree research in Egypt and Berlin where she designed a probe for measuring intraneural pressure – useful in treating nerve pain in the back or other extremities.”

After three years of teaching and research, Shaza transitioned to the automation industry and joined ABB Arab for Electrical Industries and Automation as a sales and service support engineer in the motor drives business unit. Always hungry for new dynamic challenges, Shaza moved to Singapore and seized the opportunity to combine both her technical and industrial backgrounds at TAG Sensors where she is now a sales and service delivery manager.

Mr. Tommy Ngo Quang Trung
General Manager
Emergent Cold Vietnam Ltd.

Tommy Ngo Quang Trung is currently a General Manager of Emergent Cold Vietnam Limited – A leading cold chain logistics provider in Vietnam.

Tommy has been in the cold chain industry for more than 20 years, working in all the areas of the industry such as Cold storage service, Distribution of FMCG, Urban Distribution Center, Temperature controlled Distribution Center for Supermarkets, Refrigerated Transport and Last Mile Deliveries, WMS and TMS development and deployment.

Tommy regularly speaks in Vietnam Cold Chain industry Events and Education Institutions and be a senior advisor to the Vietnam Supply Chain Association and CIO Vietnam.

Tommy is graduated from Moscow Social State University, having Diploma from INSEAD.

Mr. Grzegorz Sagan
Managing Director
HappyFresh Thailand

Grzegorz Sagan is the Managing Director of HappyFresh Thailand, the leading online grocery marketplace in South-East Asia. He has over 5 years of experience in operations in top-tier start-ups in the region.

Currently he is responsible for scaling up HappyFresh business on the Thai market. He joined the company in 2018 as a Director of Operations, overseeing logistics, customer experience and content management.

Prior to this, he was the Regional Head of Operational Excellence in Lazada Group, where he was in charge of improving the operational performance of merchants selling on Lazada. Before that he was developing food delivery business in Foodpanda Thailand.

He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, with core expertise in marketplace operations and last-mile logistics.

Grzegorz earned both bachelor and master degree in Finance and Accounting from the Warsaw School of Economics.

Dr. Uttam Chandra Krishna
Ex-QA Head
Reckitt Benckiser

With over 22 years of work experience in leading companies such as Reckitt Benckiser, Covidien Thailand, Zydus Healthcare, Pfizer, Uttam is able to share his experiences in Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Good Manufacturing Practices, Warehouse, Distribution practices in the ASEAN context.

His last Stint with Reckitt Benckiser saw him lead a multi-cultural team from across ASEAN countries to implement Quality Management Systems at various country sites. Uttam has a Doctorate from European Global School, Paris and although originally from India, Uttam now calls Thailand home and has almost 16 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Mr. Bob O’Donnell

Head of Asia Pacific Cold Chain Logistics
Maersk Logistics and Services

Bob is an American who has been working in the Maersk group for 8 years. He has worked on Supply Chain management for 16 different retail/lifestyle global customers from 3 different locations (New Jersey [US], Seattle [US], Chengdu [CN], and Hong Kong). For the last 2.5 years, Bob developed Maersk’s E-commerce logistics and direct to consumer distribution capabilities in emerging markets. Since July 2019, Bob has begun building Maersk’s Cold Chain logistics capability within the Asia Pacific region, a one-stop shop for the logistics of temperature-controlled cargo.

Mr. Carl Spörri
Chief Commercial Officer
modum.io AG

Carl Spörri is Chief Commercial Officer at Modum. In this role, he is responsible for business development, sales, the product portfolio as well as marketing and communications. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and has over 10 years experience in management consulting and the financial industry. His background gives him both the technical edge as well as a keen sense for market needs.

Mr. Chris Catto-Smith

Managing Director
Fresport Asia

Chris Catto-Smith has over thirty years’ experience in a broad range of supply chain, logistics, systems management and consulting roles.  He has successfully led and managed high visibility Supply Chain and Retail Technology projects in Asia and has held senior logistics and technology management positions including South Asian Distribution Manager IBM, VP Logistics and Asia Pacific, Joint Group CIO Royal Ahold, Regional Distribution Manager Coles Myer (Australia).

Chris is a solution specialist in cold chain land transportation and international perishable airfreight.  He has undertaken a number of projects to assist large companies undertake significant change and improvement ‘from the inside’. Chris has been recently leading several leading retail and food chain organisations in both Indonesia and Vietnam focusing on Fresh and Cold Chain infrastructure implementation, the role coincides with the rapid expansion of modern trade food logistics in South East Asia. He is currently working on supply chain solution projects with two leading retailers in Thailand and Vietnam. He has also worked as a specialist advisor / implementer in cold chain / logistics for capital investors undertaking strategic assessments, due diligence and improvement planning for acquisitions.

Over the past five years Chris has conceived and implemented a highly innovative global supply chain solution for the retail and perishable food industry supporting improved handling of temperature sensitive air cargo and ensuring cold chain integrity. The project, which involved collaborative solutioning with at least 10 major airlines and several international retailers, has driven radical change and cost savings across the South East Asian export and domestic fresh produce industry.  Chris has introduced break-through improvements in the fresh produce supply chain for European & Asian supermarkets sourcing local high quality fresh produce. He developed an innovative low cost, cold chain solution for start-up retail logistics operations which for which he was awarded both outstanding achievement and sustainability awards by the Vietnam Supply Chain Council.

He holds Masters Degrees in both Systems Engineering and Logistics Management from RMIT Australia, Bachelor of Science and Post-Graduate Diplomas in Business and Aviation Management.  He is a certified Management Consultant of the International Institute of Management Consulting. Chris is a weekly SCM feature writer for the Bangkok Post.

Mr. Guan Xiaodong
Operating Partner
Advent International

Mr Guan is the operating partner of Advent international. Prior to Advent international,Guan was the former CEO of Cainiao Global in Alibaba and key member of Alibaba Group Globalization Committee, where he led the global development of Cainiao networks.  Guan also worked for DHL Supply Chain as Vice President of transport and retail before he joined Alibaba.

Mr. Pasu Unhanandana
Chief Operations Officer
CTI Logistics Co., Ltd

15 years experience in total logistics
Operate own temperature controlled trucks domestically and cross border
Operate +2, -25 degree celcius downtown Bangkok cold distribution center serving major food suppliers, and restaurants.
GMP, HACCP certified company
Experience in many types of retrieving system including robot shuttle semi auto system, AS/RS

Mr. Ankit Jhanwar

VP – Corporate Planning & Strategy
Pluss Advanced Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Ankit is a graduate in Polymer Science and Engineering from IIT, Roorkee (2011). He has also completed a certificate course in Entrepreneurship, Management and Global Leadership from the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science and additionally qualified the Level 2 from the CFA Institute.

Prior to PLUSS, he has developed several models on co-relation between the data released on the economic calendar of Bloomberg and the Euro-Dollar, Dollar-Rupee exchange rates, which are being used by the industry today.

In a short span of less than 5 years, he has gained cross functional experience in a variety of business functions. At PLUSS, Ankit heads Corporate Planning, and is extensively involved in sales and revenue forecasting, purchasing negotiations, MIS preparation and analysis and working closely in production planning and control of finance activities. He is adept at strategic planning and business forecasting & analysis, and monitors that on a regular basis.

Mr. Anil Gulanikar
Refrigeration Consultant & director
DAG Tech Services

Anil D Gulanikar is immediate past President of Association of Ammonia Refrigeration (AAR) & Director of ammonia refrigeration consulting firm “DAG-TECH-SERVICES” based out of Pune, India.

An Electrical engineer by profession, he has an industry experience spanning 33 years with leading multinationals such as Kirloskar, Sabroe / York, Allana, India /IFFCO, UAE.

He has had exposure to various industry sectors viz. food processing, cold storages meat and fish processing, fruit & beverages and dairy plants.

He is associated with Unilever and American subsidiaries in India for system design, plant audits.

Presented technical papers at IIR conference in year 2013/ 2015/ 2017 & 2019 at Macedonia, IIAR conference at Nashville 2014, 2016 and is a regular speaker at Association of Ammonia Refrigeration (AAR) India, Indian industry forums. He has also been speaker in Asia Cold Chain Show, Bangkok.

He is member of AAR, ASHRAE, & ISHRAE.

Mr. Harry Yan

EVP Investment Property
Frasers Property (Thailand) Public Company Limited

Harry Yan, EVP Investment Property with Frasers Property (Thailand) Public Company Limited, responsible for the profit & loss and overall portfolio performance for 2.8 mil sqm of Factory and Warehouse space.

– 18 years of experience in the real estate industry, covering several geographical locations from Singapore, Australia, China, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand.

– Experience includes Asset and Portfolio management, Investment, Marketing and Leasing, Business Development, and Property Management.

– Notable track records includes:

  • acquired S$1.14billion of logistics buildings in Australia
  • acquired S$70million of logistics buildings in Singapore
  • acquired S$60million of logistics buildings in China
  • invested S$180million in asset enhancement and development projects for the business parks and industrial portfolio

-Graduated with Bachelor of Science in Estate Management with University of Reading and Master of Science (Real Estate) with University of Singapore

Mr. Linn Soe Hlaing
Head of Supply Chain Management & Delivery
METRO Wholesale Myanmar Ltd

Linn Soe Hlaing was one of the first employees to join METRO Wholesale Myanmar, taking up the role of Head of Supply Chain Management & Delivery in September 2017. Linn’s responsibilities include managing produce from source to platform, as well managing the stock in the platform and deliveries to customers.

Previously, he held the role of Manufacturing Manager at British American Tobacco Myanmar where he controlled the daily production and was responsible for the raising of the productivity and efficiency of the machinery. While there, Linn was later promoted to Head of Logistics & Services. Prior to that, Linn worked at MIKKO Food Industry as Factory Manager for 8 years as a Factory Manager, where he learnt the skills required in retail and the FMGC production line. Linn also worked the infrastructure and engineering company Suntac Technologies Company for 3 years where he sold satellite imagery and aerial photography, predominantly to the Ministry of Forestry, and then was later promoted to Project Planning Manager.

Ms. Jiraporn Chalermjirarat
Deputy Manager of the Department of Industry Engagement
GS1 Thailand

Jiraporn Chalermjirarat is the Deputy Manager of the Department of Industry Engagement in GS1 Thailand, The Federation of Thai Industries. She is taking care of Healthcare, Food, and Technical Industry sectors. She is on a mission to help entrepreneurs to have knowledge about Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) technology and can leverage this technology to improve their business processes and productivity.

She has a 14-year background in communications, prioritization, problem-solving and project management. Now, she is interested in new technology, innovation, and business transformation into a digital world, especially for healthcare and food industries.

Ms. Rangsima Simargool
Head of Distribution TH, PH, VN
Merck Ltd

Primary Responsibilities

Coach, and support high-performing team of supply chain management professionals. Established distribution and logistics process both ambient and cold chain to improve cost, quality, and delivery that align with strategic vision of Merck Limited and Baxter Healthcare (Thailand). Evaluate supply channels, storage condition and economic indicator to anticipate unfavorable impacts to cost or product quality. Collaborate with peers on continuous improvement strategies, lean tool, GMP and GDP certified process. Part of Regulatory Affair and Trade Compliance team to discuss the potential effect of new regulation to authorities and approach the development plan to reduce the risk of financial.

Experience and expertise

Professional Executive with 20+years of executive level leadership, operations, and management experience. Expert Supply Chain Manager, Cold Chain Warehouse Management and Logistics both domestics and international transport. Operational Lead skilled in continual refinement of processes toward client fulfillment of process toward client fulfillment and alignment of vision and mission of organization, executives and shareholders.

Mr. Nishant Kumar
Solution Architect, SCM

Nishant has 7+ years with rich working experience in 3PL Manufacturing, freight forwarding, shipping industries. Working as Solution Architect delivered OTM/WMS projects for 3PL, 4PL, Freight forwarder, liner & Shipping industries. His significant contribution to build go-to-market strategies on emerging technologies and create a quantified value proposition which has resulted in revenue growth for the accounts he has delivered. Nishant has successfully delivered many OTM/WMS projects as a technology which includes role of solution blueprint, fit/gap analysis, functional configuration, integrations to other systems.

He has been a public speaker in major Supply Chain events across the Globe.

Mr. Gaurav Bhardwaj
Supply Chain Business, ASEAN
Oracle Corporation

Gaurav Bhardwaj is the sales leader for the Supply Chain Business at Oracle Corporation, ASEAN. In this role, his responsibilities include leading the Business strategy, go to market initiatives on Oracle’s Digital Supply Chain Solutions comprising of Logistics, IOT Applications & Supply Chain Planning in the Cloud.

Prior to Oracle, he has executed large scale consulting & business process reengineering implementations in ASEAN across Automotive, Oil & Gas, Retail, FMCG and Manufacturing Industries. He also has auto manufacturing domain expertise from his stint at Tata Motors, Pune Car Plant.

Gaurav has Strong educational background in Supply Chain Management supported by Operations and Systems Management from IIM Kozhikode, India & Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Nagpur Univ., India.Gaurav is a certified CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Management Professional) and CPIM (Certified in Production & Inventory Management) professional from APICS, USA and Project Management from U21Global.

He has been a public speaker in major Supply Chain events in Asia.

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