Terry Che
APAC Procurement Manager
Terry is an experienced procurement manager responsible for the management and operation of all purchasing related activities in Asia Pacific. Terry leads a team of buyers and sourcing specialists in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo to oversee spend and vendor management, strategic sourcing, purchasing and procurement operations in more than 15 countries. He recently implemented an organizational restructure to align our regional operations with Bloomberg’s global structure, introducing a more strategic, proactive approach to procurement that has maximized our purchasing leverage and increased savings opportunities. 
Sandeep Dandekar
Exceutive Vice President – Procurement & Materials Management
Netmagic, an NTT Communications Company
Sandeep Dandekar, as the Executive Vice President, Procurement & Materials Management at Netmagic (an NTT Communications Company) since August 2013. He has been spearheading the IT procurement initiatives for the company which would form one of his core functions. He discovers profitable suppliers to initiate business partnerships, negotiate with external vendors, examine & re-evaluate existing contracts, track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness, anticipate unfavourable events through analysis of data and prepare control strategies, perform risk management regarding supply contracts & agreements and control expenditure and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.
John Delaney
Managing Director
Colladium (eVision)
John Delaney is the Managing Director and co-founder of eVision, a company that has pioneered cloud computing for B2B integration. eVision boasts some of the largest names in world retail, supply chain and finance industries. John has over 25 years’ experience in technology with a strong R&D and business management background.John’s leadership has been integral in eVision reaching the milestone of 100 million messages through their gateways in a year and has earned the company an iAward for their work with e-Logistics and Supply Chain. John continues to strive to develop efficient and cost-effective solutions for businesses around the globe and has recently launched Colladium, the unique cloud B2B platform for collaboration and trade.
Clive Govender
CGC Consulting Services
Clive is a seasoned Procurement and Supply chain executive having more than 19 years experience in international procurement and supply chain. Clive is currently CEO of CGC Consulting services, a boutique Procurement and Supply chain consulting firm assisting companies in transforming their procurement and supply chain function to deliver bottom line benefits and in doing so transforming them to world- class status. As the, Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) for Anglo American Platinum, he has lead one of the largest Procurement and supply chain transformation projects in the metals and mining sector. He was a senior member of the Global Leadership team responsible for a spend of 12BUSD and moving Anglo American from a decentralised structure to a centred- led structure delivering over a 1BUSD in bottom line benefits over a 3 year period.
Toni Jackson
Director, APAC
SAP Fieldglass
Toni Jackson is the Director of SAP Fieldglass, APAC. As Director, Toni is focused on educating and partnering with customers and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to build strategic best-in-class contractor and services procurement solutions. Under Toni’s leadership, the APAC team has grown to more than 50 employees who collaborate with a large, in-region customer base that includes Rio Tinto, Telstra, Federal and State government agencies and many others from the Banking, Finance, Resourcing, Manufacturing and Outsourcing sectors. 
Kimi Jiang
Vice President APAC
HRS Global Hotel Solutions
Ms. Kimi Jiang is Vice President Asia Pacific of HRS. Along with teams of Greater China, Japan, Singapore and India, she plays a leadership role in the market expansion for corporate travel service and establishing product distribution network and the development of hotel resources. With her effort, Greater China has grown to the largest oversea market of HRS. At the same time, with rich experience business travel industry in Asia Pacific and the sharp market insight, Ms. Jiang has contributed significantly to the development of HRS in Japan, Korea, Singapore and India, which boosting the rise of the company in Asia Pacific region and laying a global leading position in one-stop corporate intelligent hotel management industry.
Michael Kwek
Senior Manager, Direct Procurement Asia Pacific
BASF South East Asia
Jim Lim
Strategic Procurement Manager
Global Logistics
In his previous role with PZ Cussons UK, Jimmy is responsible as head of global airfreight and ocean-freight, Global Freight, Transport, Logistics; drive cost, quality and value impact across raw materials, supply chain, logistics, last mile delivery distribution from a manufacturing-to-distribution perspective. Jimmy has 18 years experiences in managing the supply chain both on the supplier 3PL as well as customers side, transversing Technology, Semi, FMCG Retail and healthcare business.

Gavin Morton
Managing Director, Head of APAC Enterprise Supply Chain
Gavin Morton is the Head of APAC Enterprise Supply Chain and leads over 500 members of staff based in 15 countries across Asia (including Japan) with external 3rd party spend of c$6bn.  Services provided to the region by the Enterprise Supply Chain team include supplier risk management, strategic sourcing and payments across over 13,000 external suppliers.   
Hemant Salgaonkar
Client partner – SEA
Rui Santos
Head of Procurement, APAC
Deutsche Bank
Rui is currently Deutsche Bank’s Head of Procurement for APAC. In this capacity, Rui looks after the cross-category management and material addressable third party spend of a diverse vendor portfolio across 15 countries. Rui joins Deutsche from Barclays where he was a founding member of the Barclays Sourcing Center in Singapore, responsible for the Bank’s global strategic sourcing and category management across the UK, Western Europe, US, and Africa.  He managed sourcing teams focused on technology and operations services in payments, cash management, commercial and consumer credit data and debt recovery. 
Gary Saw
Director, Alliances and Channels
Flexera Software
Gary Saw brings more than 20 years of experience as sales and business leader in the technology industry, most recently serving as Director, Channels and Alliances for Flexera Software. Gary is responsible for driving success by cultivating the concept of Software License Optimization to key customers and partners in APAC, leading to significant cost saving and proactive compliance in software licenses to the enterprises. 
Gerald Sun
VP, Head of Sales, Commercial Payments, Asia Pacific
MasterCard Worldwide
Gerald was appointed Head of Sales for Commercial Payments in 2012. He is responsible for MasterCard's suite of business and public sector payables & receivables solutions Asia Pacific. He has more than 10 years of experience in helping large organizations digitize how they collect & pay; for example, he pioneered Singapore Airlines eCommerce business.   He has held various sales, marketing and product roles across Finance, Manufacturing & Travel.  He continues to with some of the largest companies in Asia Pacific and their partners on improving their working capital and operations through innovation in payables & receivables. 
Erich Winsloe
Regional COO
SAP Ariba
Erich Winsloe is the Regional COO for SAP Ariba in Asia Pacific. He moved into this role end of last year, after heading and transforming the Regional Procurement of SAP in Asia Pacific over the last 3 years. Before that Erich worked in management consulting for over 12 years, specialized in transforming purchasing organizations and optimizing purchasing costs (direct & indirect spend). From 2007-2009 he built up an International Procurement Office in China and was in charge of the worldwide global sourcing operations.
Avis Yates Rivers
President and CEO
TCGi Singapore
Avis Yates Rivers is the President and CEO of Technology Concepts Group International, LLC, (TCGi), an asset, expense and procurement management firm. She possesses more than thirty-five years of general management experience in the information technology industry and has been a successful entrepreneur for 31 years. TCGi performs all invoice and bill payment functions for large organizations whose procurement professionals are unable to focus on higher value, more strategic tasks.  TCGi’s solutions drive efficiencies, cost reductions and lowered risks.  TCGi also delivers extended payment terms, a single supplier relationship and a tier 1 diverse spend to its customers.

2016 Speakers

Frans Barends
Chief Procurement Officer
Georgia Institute of Technology

As the CPO of Georgia Institute of Technology, Frans manages Procurement, Accounts Payable, Risk Management, Logistics, Property Control and Travel. GA Tech conducts over $750mm (top 5) in research and has 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students. He has successfully reorganized operations putting Georgia Tech "Procure to Pay" in a recognized lead role in Higher Education. The systems includes a single access eProcurement, ePayables and T&E which include electronic requests, routing, approvals, fully intergrated imaging, eInvoicing and ACH payments. This is supported by a strategically focused operation.

Craig Beaver
Singapore Country Manager
Thierry Bellon
Chief Procurement Officer
Air France

Thierry, as the Chief Procurement Officer for Air France is in charge of implementing an Air France - KLM combined procurement organization addressing a spending of 13 billion€ and able to deliver best in class performance. He will be sharing with the audience a case study on Air France’s journey of procurement transformation.

Jim Bergman
Vice President Asia, Australia & Middle East

With extensive contracting and negotiation experience in supply management and strategic sourcing, as well as sales, Jim Bergman serves as Vice President of APAC/Middle East for IACCM and is focused on the effective implementation and execution of leading contracting practices set forth by IACCM. He supported multiple locations globally, where he addressed strategic sourcing and legal issues concerning commodities and services valued at more than $1 billion annually. He will be leading a workshop on how you can drive further value by successfully integrating relationships and contracts.

Neeraj Bhargava
Global Category Leader, Distributor Management
Johnson & Johnson

Neeraj Bhargava has twenty five years of work experience in Asia Pacific which encompasses Procurement, Supply Chain and Finance; this has provided him deep insight into the emerging and developed markets in Asia.  Neeraj has proven expertise in managing people and motivating them for achieving larger business and individual growth.   He has successfully led and managed numerous business transformation efforts on global/regional scale and has demonstrated ability to hit the ground running and successfully introduce change. He is best suited to present a case study on how you can better manage your suppliers.

Dennis Boeing
Vice President, Corporate Sourcing Manager Goods

Dennis is a highly engaged international process management and operations expert with more than 10 years of international experience in process and performance management having led several global process improvement and transition programs within the Procurement Organization of DHL. Dennis is now globally responsible for Sourcing- and Category-Management for a cluster of Categories, related to operations (e.g. Packaging, Corporate Wear, Operational Prints, Office Furniture and Office Supplies). As a Six Sigma Black Belt, Dennis puts a focus on consistent and highly efficient execution of the Procurement Process as well as the impact of DHL’s suppliers on its operations.

Kenny Cheung
Global Co-CPO
Goldman Sachs Group

Kenny is currently the Global co-CPO for Goldman Sachs and has experience in leading a number of category breakthrough and business transformation projects. With over 20 years of experience in global and strategic sourcing, Kenny is best suited to join discussions on how you can incorporate the principles of sustainability into every decision your procurement team makes and how procurement can drive innovation in the organization.

Jeffrey Chua
Procurement TechOps Cluster Lead
Alcon, a Novartis Company
Jeffrey Chua is currently the Procurement TechOps Cluster Lead for Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd. Under his care is the procurement function of the 6 TechOps sites of Novartis in this region, including 4 in Singapore, 1 in Johor, Malaysia and 1 in Batam, Indonesia. He joined Alcon in 2008 and has held different Strategic roles in Global Procurement and Sourcing before taking up the current role. Prior to Alcon, Jeffrey has many years of Strategic Procurement experience in Consumer Electronic and Life Science industry with MNCs such as Siemens Electronics, Panasonic & Perkin Elmer Life Science. Jeffrey holds a BSc in Economics and Management from University of London, as well as a MSc in Logistics, Distribution and Management from National University of Singapore and is a Certified Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS).
Sebastian Chua
Head of Procurement
Health Promotion Board

Sebastian is the head of procurement for one of Singapore’s well known government entities; the Health Promotion Board. His experience includes providing leadership in category sourcing strategies & operational excellence which have greatly contributed to the reduction in the organization’s indirect spend, process efficiencies and supply base rationalization. He also has experience in launching a pioneer transformation initiative for outsourcing the operational finance & tactical procurement functions around Accounts Payable, Records, Payroll and Procurement transactional services.

Markus Flamman
Head of Procurement

Markus Flamman has been working in the field of Procurement for over 10 years, following a career as Project Manager. The majority of his career is in the finance industry, but he is now active in Oil & Gas. Based in Europe and Asia, he is scoping the entire globe covering all indirect spend categories. His specialization is erecting and/or improving procurement departments in a (semi-) greenfield or developing environment.

Kinnar Ghiya
Vice President - Global Indirect Materials & Services Sourcing
LEGO Group

As the Vice President - Global Indirect Materials & Services Sourcing for the LEGO Group, Kinnar is responsible for Global sourcing of Indirect Materials & Services Sourcing. He is a seasoned supply-chain leader with experience across several supply chain functions & industries and expertise in direct and indirect sourcing. His specialties include strategic sourcing, contracting / negotiations, procurement and leading organization developments.

Atish Ghosh
Jubilant Enpro

Atish is an accomplished professional with rich experience in delivering complex service & technology based solutions at a leadership level, in procurement, contracts & supply chain verticals in a wide spectrum of sectors including upstream Oil & Gas, construction projects and automotive manufacturing. He is responsible of supply chain, commercial strategies for bids & proposals for offshore projects; pre and post contracting, stakeholder relationships throughout the bid cycle, contracts formation & negotiation, sub-contracting, contracts administration, contract amendment, dispute resolution, statutory & legal compliance etc.

Viet Ho
Chief Procurement Officer
Russell Investments

Mr. Ho has over 16 years of experience in Procurement and Supply Chain at major corporations such as JPMorgan Chase, Accenture, AT Kearney and PwC. He has built multiple other procurement organizations at Fortune 500 companies with addressable spend between $900M - $1.5B. Mr. Ho is the CPO at Russell Investment since 2011 and his team manage $1 billion in Spend. In addition to his CPO role, Mr. Ho is also the Head of Corporate Transformation with responsibilities to support the business in redesign processes and drive change resulted in significant improved process efficiencies, increase client satisfaction, risk mitigation and reduce costs.   

Graham Horton
‎Senior Vice President
Jayesh Joshi
Regional Director, Procurement Asia Pacific
Johnson & Johnson
Jayesh Joshi is Regional Director for Johnson & Johnson, across 14 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr Joshi has had numerous leadership roles across multiple industries (including Chief Procurement Officer, European Managing Director). Previously, he was Managing Director for Zon Associates, UK since July 2009.  An award-winning transformation consultancy, Zon Associates held contracts with leading public and private sector clients including Capita, Barclays, Vodafone, Leicester City, Oldham Council/Mouchel and Stoke City Council, UK. Mr. Joshi has led several commercial transformation programmes which have been widely reported in TV & Press. At Leicester City, he led a commercial transformation to drive SME/3rd sector engagement whilst delivering challenging budget reduction targets. 
Sridhar Kandhadai
Procurement and Supply Chain Vice President
Marina Bay Sands

Sridhar Kandhadai is the VP for Procurement & Supply Chain in Marina Bay Sands. Sri brings 22 years of Procurement experience to Marina Bay Sands having worked across multiple geographies and with several marquee brands. Sri is working in transforming Marina Bay Sands procurement team from transaction focused to a more strategic team. Sri’s expertise includes category strategy, strong relationship with stakeholders, commercial expertise, building effective teams and creating structures to manage Procurement effectively.

Terence Khoo
Former Head of Procurement, Asia
Louis Dreyfus Commodities
Jacqueline Koh
Procurement Manager
Michael Koh
Regional Head of Procurement, Asia Pacific

Michael is the Regional Head of Procurement, Asia Pacific at T-Systems, Germany's IT services and consultancy firm. Michael started his procurement career with Hewlett Packard. He also held sourcing, quality management and supply chain roles with Motorola and Dell. Prior to T-Systems, Michael is the Head of Procurement, Asia Pacific and Japan, Schneider Electric. With his working experiences, he is well versed in procurement transformation across APAC region.

Ramesh Krishnamoorthy
Former Director & General Manager, Procurement & Supply Chain, Supplier Rel
Hewlett Packard

Up until recently Ramesh Krishnamoorthy was the Director & General Manager of Global Procurement for Asia Pacific & Japan region with Hewlett Packard. Ramesh has been leading the strategic procurement group in support of all Hewlett Packard entities in APJ. His organization was responsible to fuel profitability and growth to HP businesses in Asia Pacific & Japan region through strong strategic relationships, providing procurement insight, innovative thought leadership, and direction to transform the value HP Business Units receive from Global Procurement.

Sonny Kwok
Head of Procurement - Asia & Latin America
Merck & Co
Sonny joined MSD in 2012 and is responsible for Procurement for Asia and Latin America. Sonny has a broad-based, global business and supply chain experience in various industries. Prior to MSD, Sonny has done multiple roles in R&D, Marketing and Supply at Philips Electronics. In his role as Chief Procurement Officer for Philips Consumer Lifestyle, Sonny transformed the Procurement function to contribute beyond price and cost to drive Innovation and value creation. He is also a strong advocate on Sustainability, shaping Philips Supplier Sustainability program to enabling Sustainability as a driver for Growth & brand building. He has also led global Consumer Marketing at Male Shaving business and led global development center for TV business. Sonny has the great opportunity to work in the Netherlands, China, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Mark Lamb
General Manager, Asia Pacific
Noelle Lee
Procurement Director, Greater Asia

Noelle heads up the Strategic Sourcing and Shared Services Procurement teams across Asia Pacific and Japan and is accountable for all direct spend, indirect spend and Source-To-Pay processes. She is a member of the Global Procurement Leadership Team and leading Procurement transformation efforts. She will be sharing her insights on how you can improve and aligne dialogue between internal and external stakeholders.

Daniel Low
Head of Procurement (IT), Region South East Asia

Daniel has procurement experience in direct and indirect categories across manufacturing, IT, banking, medical, education, hotel, retail industries. He has previously established strategic procurement process across APAC and developed project procurement process for new office buildings with a focus on procurement involvement and sourcing KPIs. He also established sourcing strategies for China procurement and will be sharing with the audience innovative cost savings initiatives Siemens is executing.

Ron Ng
APAC Region Head, Strategic Sourcing & Procure-to-Pay

Ron is a strategic sourcing professional with more than 17 years of North American and Asia-Pacific work experience in global commodity / category management, strategic sourcing, new product introduction and supply chain management. He is highly experienced in the outsourced manufacturing and electronics supply markets in the Asia Pacific, Europe and North America and will be presenting a case study on Google’s search for excellence in Stakeholder Relationship Management.

Raj Rao
Vice President, Global Head of Procurement
Zuellig Pharma

As the Vice President, Global Head of Procurement, Raj is responsible for building and development of category and key account management approach and end to end view of both buy and sell operations. His expertise includes Asia Pacific procurement, hedge development, sales management, sales strategy development and execution, new product commercialization, regional account management and corporate strategic planning. He is best suited to join a panel discussion on how procurement can become a multi-skilled and cross functional coordination function.

Suresh Sabu
Director, Global Procurement

Suresh Nair, based at Singapore, is currently the Global Procurement Director at Micron Technology Inc, one of the largest Semiconductor manufacturers in the world. He has over 24 years of experience in leading Procurement function at Multinational companies and successfully led Procurement transformation at different organizations. He has strong expertize in Strategic sourcing, Category management, Lean Procurement, Business Continuity and Risk mitigation, Supplier development and Innovation, Supplier relationship Management, People development including cross cultural team building and Capex management.

Michael Skyum
Head of Supply Chain and Procurement
BW Offshore

Michael is a Global Procurement Director, with a proven track record of leading strategic change throughout Europe, USA and Asia. During the last 10 years in Asia, Michael has been setting up entirely new procurement departments, some with significant cost savings of up to USD 100 mill. Michael was employed two years as a procurement consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers working with both governments and MNC before he last year joined BW Offshore as CPO, leading a global team of 100 supply chain professionals.

Andrea Sordi
Senior Director Global Procurement Business Service & IT
Mondelez International

Andrea Sordi is currently responsible for indirect procurement in Europe for one of the world’s leading consumer goods businesses, Mondelez International. His main focuses today are on completely reinventing the Indirects Procurement to become Best in Class in delivery and sustainability; improving ways of working across the business through organization re-design; and talent development. 

Pieter Swarts
Chief Procurement Officer

Mr. Pieter Swarts, 51 years old, is since April 2012 Chief Procurement Officer of KPN. Mr. Pieter Swarts leads the global CPO department and reports directly to the Board of Management. KPN is the leading telecommunications and ICT service provider in The Netherlands with €8.5 billion revenue, 17.000 employees, 15 million customers, and main operations in Belgium, the United States and The Netherlands. The total procurement spend is about € 3.5 billion. After studying Business Administration at the HTS-Bedrijfskunde, in Enschede, the Netherlands, Pieter began his career in 1988 in the Chemical Industry as Buyer working for Dow Chemical in Stade, Germany. In 1992 he moved to Belgium to work in the European procurement headquarter, as commodity buyer for raw materials. After three years, Pieter was promoted into the position of Logistics Manager for the Styrofoam business in the Rhine Center, a combined plant in France and Germany. In 1996 he has won the Dow Logistics team award for implementing a more efficient and cost effective way of freight management. In 1998 he became certified for Integrated Resource Management. A year later he was given an assignment as Supply Chain Manager for Dow’s Synthetic Elastomers Business in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2000, Pieter returned to the Netherlands to take up the position of Director of Procurement at ArvinMeritor’s European Procurement Headquarter in Amsterdam. ArvinMeritor is a premier $7.0 billion global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle industry. In 2001 he was promoted into Senior Director responsible for the Light Vehicle Division worldwide and European Procurement Organization. In June 2005, Pieter was appointed Director Procurement at Maxeda. Maxeda, formerly known as Vendex KBB, was taken private by a consortium led by KKR in 2004 and was at that time the largest non-food retailer in the Benelux. In this role his main focus was on establishing synergy savings between the different retail formats through leveraging volume and procurement knowledge. In 2010 Pieter transformed the Maxeda Procurement Department into Procumulator, a stand-alone business serving multiple customers. In April 2012 Pieter started as the Chief Procurement Officer of KPN. In the last two years a back to the basics was introduced with the main focus om pre-deal and deal making. Significant cost reductions have been realized with a lean and focused organization. Nowadays Pieter and his team is focusing on procurement driven innovation to support KPN’s topline. Pieter Swarts holds a bachelors degree in Marketing and Engineering and serves as Captain in the Dutch Military Police reserves.

Maggie Sy
Director, Asia Sourcing and Procurement
Mead Johnson Nutrition

Maggie Sy has more than 20 years of extensive experience as a supply chain professional with focused expertise in Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Inventory Strategies and Modeling, Demand and Supply Planning and the SIOP process and Commercial distribution strategies and modeling. In her current role, Maggie is responsible for leading the strategic sourcing and procurement requirements of Mead Johnson in Asia.

Charlie Villasenor
Procurement and Supply Institute of Asia (PASIA)
Kaustubh Wadekar
Group Chief Procurement Officer

Kaustubh is a strategic sourcing executive with an ability to leverage procurement expertise in complex and diverse international business environment. He has over 20 years of experience in fields of procurement/supply chain, commodities trading and strategy consulting ranging from operational to executive leadership roles at regional and global levels. He will be joining a keynote panel discussion on how we can best adapt to increasing global uncertainties.

Tiow Wei Yeong
Global Procurement Director APAC

Tiow is currently the global procurement director for Diageo, based out of Singapore and leads end to end procurement (direct materials, marketing/commercial and indirects/overheads categories) for the teams across Asia Pacific, Global Travel, Middle East and North Africa. He has been a pioneering member of marketing procurement for the region and will be giving his insights on how procurement can contribute & be more than a cost savings unit.

Michael Werner
Head of Group Procurement
Axiata Group Berhad

Michael Werner was named as Head of Group Procurement at Axiata Group, one of Asia’s largest telecommunication groups serving more than 260 million customers, in December 2015. Michael Werner has been with Axiata Group Procurement since February 2014. In his previous positions as Head of Strategy & Transformation and Head of Strategic Sourcing Technology he has been instrumental in transforming the telco’s procurement from a decentralized structure into a centre led shared service and in setting up the Axiata Procurement Centre in 2014. He also builds up the Group strategic sourcing teams for network and IT.

Meg Yim
Chief Procurement Officer
ECU Line

Meg Yim is the Chief Procurement Officer at one of the largest non vessel operating common carrier ECU Line in charge of procurement and carrier management for Asia Pacific. Prior to joining ECU Line, Meg was at another leading non vessel operating common carrier Vanguard Logistics Services leading the procurement team and overseeing strategic carrier procurement across Asia Pacific region. Meg has 18 years logistics and transportation management experience with organizations and is now focused in effective procurement strategies to create value through collaboration across the group.