Singapore

The Era of Sustainable Logistics - Asia Pacific Chapter

Singapore, July 24 – 25, 2024

Supply chains play a vital role in the journey towards sustainability: a change that is pivotal for humanity, our planet, and businesses.

We will bring decision makers, thought leaders, and industry stakeholders together to focus on the development of cleaner, greener logistics.

This collaborative response to the challenges of climate change is poised to usher in a fresh era centered around sustainable logistics. Through collective efforts with industry-leading experts and a commitment to ongoing innovation, we can address the challenges of the current climate emergency and create and share viable solutions.

Building on the success of our global Summit in Valencia, Spain and the MEA Chapter in Dubai, UAE, we are excited to host the next regional milestone in our journey in vibrant Singapore, July 24 – 25, 2024.

Zones Experience

Four interactive zones will introduce key logistics related sustainability topics with deep-dive masterclasses. Delegates will have the chance to explore the latest research, standards, and regulations and the full range of decarbonization levers. Other key topics will focus on the migration to circular supply chains, harnessing the power of a digitalized world, and the impacts of the new energy and mobility landscape. 

Speakers

Vishal Agarwal

Senior Partner 

McKinsey & Company 

Vishal co-leads our sustainability practice, and leads our work in oil and gas, metals, and mining in Southeast Asia. He specializes in advising clients on end-to-end operations transformations, capital-project delivery, digital operations, and Industry 4.0. He is equally experienced in helping clients develop sound strategies.

Vishal’s experience in Industry 4.0 technologies—including automation, robotics, data and analytics—and the digitization of manufacturing spans sectors. He is one of the leaders of the Singapore Innovation & Learning Centers, our key capability-building hub and testbed for digital solutions.  

Vishal has extensive experience working in the energy sector. His clients include leading energy and process manufacturing companies. He has worked with clients across Australia, China, India, and Southeast Asia to implement holistic transformations that grow production and reduce costs, while building the capabilities of client teams. He regularly advises on resource productivity, supply chain, procurement, and manufacturing.

Marissa Aliferis

Sustainability Lead & JAPAC Market Maker

Oracle

Marissa Aliferis is Oracle's APAC Sustainability Lead and Market Maker.

In this dual role she helps Oracle, its customers and partners, leverage technology to operationalise sustainable business practices & meet stakeholder expectations.

She brings over 20 years of experience consulting for corporate and purpose-driven organisations, including Fortune 500 companies across the UK, Germany, and Australia, focusing on human centred business transformation.

Marissa's career began in community and family services, followed by roles in financial services with TD Waterhouse, ING, ANZ, and Accenture UK. She is also the founder of 'A Profitable Purpose', a social enterprise dedicated to helping for-purpose businesses maximise their impact.  Marissa’s diverse career and systems perspective give her unique insight into the role businesses can play across their value chains to create purposeful impact for people and planet.

Esther An

Chief Sustainability Officer

City Developments Limited (CDL)

TIME100 Climate Leaders in Business 2023

A sustainability practitioner for over two decades, Esther published the first sustainability report in Singapore in 2008 and issued the first green bond by a Singapore company in 2017. Conferred the 2018 SDG Pioneer for Green Infrastructure and A Low Carbon Economy by the UN Global Compact, and named amongst 25 Trailblazing Women against Climate Change by Reuters in 2023 as well as the inaugural TIME100 Climate Leaders in Business 2023 list, Esther sits on the boards or advisory platforms of international organizations including:

-        World Economic Forum Nature-Positive Cities Global Commission

-        UN PRI Real Estate Advisory Committee

-        UN ESCAP Sustainable Business Network Executive Council

-        Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Supervisory Board

-        GRESB Foundation Board

-        Urban Land Institute Net Zero Product Council APAC

Esther also chairs the following Committees:

-        World Green Building Council Corporate Advisory Board

-        Asia Pacific Real Estate Association’s ESG Committee

-        Singapore Sustainability Reporting Advisory Committee

She founded Women4Green and Youth4Climate networks to empower women and youths to champion climate action and sustainable development.  

Javier Bilbao

CEO Asia Pacific,

DHL Supply Chain

Javier Bilbao is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific (APAC). Based in Singapore, he is responsible for a team of over 52,000 employees across 12 countries, delivering best-in-class supply chain solutions to customers and partners across a multitude of industry sectors.  In addition, Javier is the DSC Global Board Sponsor for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) and the Transport and Service Logistics solutions.

 

Starting his career at the DHL Group in 2000 in the UK, Javier has held various management positions over the years, including extensive operational experience in diverse areas of the supply chain business. Between 2017 and 2023, he was CEO DHL Supply Chain Latin America, and a global board member of the DHL Group. Under his leadership, DHL Supply Chain Latin America grew strongly, becoming a key contributing region for the division.

Javier holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of the Basque Country and an Executive MBA from IE Business School in Madrid.

 

Katja Busch

Chief Commercial Officer DHL & Head of CSI

DHL

Since February 2018 Katja Busch has been responsible for the Sales Organization “DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation” as Chief Commercial Officer & Head of CSI at DHL Group.
From January 2013 – January 2018 Katja Busch was Chief Sales Officer (CSO) DHL Parcel Germany in the Post – eCommerce – Parcel division. Prior to this she was Divisional Board Member for DHL Parcel for over six years in the Mail division at Deutsche Post AG responsible for domestic sales including customer service for Parcel. Appointed CSO DHL Parcel Germany in 2013, Busch assumed overall responsibility for customer service for both Mail and Parcel business units, including 22 call centers operated by Deutsche Post Customer Service GmbH. From March 2014 – January 2018 she headed international customer service for the Group’s Post – eCommerce – Parcel division. In August 2016 she also assumed responsibility for the newly created Global eCom* Key Account Management unit.
Following an education in natural sciences, Busch spent seven years in various sales roles at TNT Express Germany before moving to DHL Group in 1997. After serving as service branch head and business department head, she was appointed Head
2/2
of Marketing & Sales in January 2004 at DHL Express Austria based in Vienna. In March 2006 she was appointed Divisional Board Member for DHL Parcel Germany.

Kyu-Sang Cho

Vice President

Daimler Truck South East Asia Pte. Ltd.

Since Jul 2022, Kyusang is the Head of Daimler Truck Sales & Marketing in Daimler Truck (Daimler Commericial Vehicles South East Asia Pte. Ltd.), responsible for sales market management, marketing, product management of Mercedes-Benz & Fuso trucks for 24 markets of the region South East Asia incl. Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong and SAARC/Oceania markets. Under the Daimler Truck vision of ‘Sustainable Transportation’, he is leading the team to provide solutions to truck customers seeking sustainable transportation via zero-emission vehicles and higher emission standard diesel trucks.

He started automotive career as R&D engineer (1996-1999) with Samsung Motors (currently Renault Korea), worked for Scania Korea (2000-2005) as manager responsible for technical support & training, then joined Mercedes-Benz Korea in 2005 to take the role of service operation manager for Mercedes-Benz cars & trucks. He was the Head of Service & Parts for Mercedes-Benz Korea (2013-2015) responsible for aftersales business, before he became the CEO of Daimler Trucks Korea (2015 Jul -2022 Jul) responsible for sales & marketing, services for Mercedes-Benz Truck/Bus/Van for South Korean market.

Kyusang graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Yonsei University in Korea.

Dr. Klaus Dohrmann

Vice President, Global Head of Innovation & Trend Research - DHl Customer Solutions & Innovation

As Vice President, Head of Innovation & Trend Research for DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation (CSI), Dr. Klaus Dohrmann is responsible for positioning DHL as the thought leader in the logistics industry and beyond as well as delivering customer-centric innovation. This includes the publication of THE Logistics Trend Radar , an acclaimed benchmark for strategy and innovation in the logistics industry, as well as deep-dive Trend Reports. In an end-to-end approach his global team also drives innovation from customer engagements, technology scouting, and research to proof of concepts and commercial solutions. His area of responsibility also includes the DHL SmartSolutions IOT team providing global IoT solutions for the purpose of supply chain visibility, operational excellence, customer experience, and employee safety. 

Leah Kaplan

APAC Sustainability Business Lead

Google

Leah is the APAC Sustainability Business Lead at Google Cloud. After graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Leah fell in love with the problems that could be solved and the transparency that could be brought to business through data. Leah also has a strong interest in geospatial analysis, and how that can be used to understand sustainability problems.

Leah has extensive industry experience providing cloud-driven solutions to business challenges, and is passionate about helping customers to build sustainable business models, and to embed climate resilience to ensure the long-term health of the planet and their businesses. She is the winner of the 2022 ARN WIICTA Technical Award, and has completed The Future of Sustainable Business course at Oxford University.

Marcus LeMaster

Global Head, Logistics Sustainability - Schneider Electric

Marcus LeMaster is a senior supply chain professional with over 30 years of global, cross-functional leadership experience spanning both supply chain and technology.  Marcus is in the global logistics transformation organization at Schneider Electric and leads the development and delivery of the company’s logistics sustainability strategy, with a primary focus on decarbonization of the company’s global freight transportation.

Marcus joined Schneider Electric in 2014 and is based in Singapore.  He has an educational background in Economics, IT, and Supply Chain with an MSc in Logistics & Supply Chain Management from Cranfield University in the UK.  He holds a chartered Professional Logistician designation from The Logistic Institute Canada.

 

Mathilde Lerda

Logistics Director, SEAO

Kering

Drawing from 9 years of enriching experience in the Luxury Industry across diverse markets from the US, Europe, Middle East, and currently Asia, Mathilde has navigated logistics and environmental challenges with finesse. Passionate about the power of optimized supply chains in an omnichannel landscape, she believes in sustainability as a core pillar of logistics excellence. Firmly convinced of supply chain leaders’ role to promote innovation in sustainable logistics, paving the way for a greener future while upholding exceptional customer experiences.

 

Chao Liu

Chairman and CEO

SuperPanther Power Technology Co. Ltd.

Since 2022 Chao Liu has been Chairman and CEO of SuperPanther Power Technology Co. Ltd which is recognized as one of the leading technology companies of electric heavy-duty truck. The company has been invested by leading venture funds, such as Sequoia and Xiaomi Shunwei to enable global Net Zero cargo transportation.

Based on years of study and working in Germany and China, Chao Liu is equipped with multi-culture background and more than fifteen-years executive leadership experience in both world leading automotive supplier and startup technology companies, specialized in organization development, market and product strategy, automotive operation management, and venture capital financing.

Daniel NG

Chief Sustainability Officer / Senior Director (Aviation Development Group)

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore

Daniel was appointed the Chief Sustainability Officer in 2022 to develop, implement and review domestic and international climate change targets, policies and strategies across CAAS and the Singapore aviation sector. He also represents Singapore on the ICAO Committee on Aviation Environment Protection.

Daniel is concurrently Senior Director (Aviation Development Group) where he oversees long term policies and plans to maintain Singapore’s competitiveness as an international air hub. These include air transport policy, industry development initiatives, oversight of airport infrastructure development and planning, as well as service and economic regulation of airport operations.

With almost 20 years of aviation experience, Daniel has held appointments in the Corporate Development, Air Transport and Aviation Industry Divisions of CAAS.

Daniel graduated magna cum laude with a double major in Economics and Government from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA.

Pradeep Nair

Managing Director,

Global Head – Structured Solutions and Development Transaction Banking

Standard Chartered Bank

Pradeep is the Global Head, Structured Solutions and Development (SSD), which is the industries focused team for Trade and Working capital Finance. SSD is responsible for Structured Trade Finance, Sustainable Finance and Distributor Finance in the Bank. The industry leads in the team deliver curated value propositions to clients.

In 2021, Pradeep led the development of an industry first Sustainable Trade and Working Capital framework for Standard Chartered. He is also the current Co-Chair of BAFT (Bankers Association of Finance and Trade) global sustainability working group.

Pradeep has 24 years of banking experience across various roles and regions. His earlier roles included heading teams within Corporate Finance and coverage based in Hong Kong, Dubai and India. 

Anders Sorman-Nilsson

Managing Director

Thinque

Anders Sörman-Nilsson (Global EMBA / LLB) is a futurist and the founder of the think tank and trend analysis firm - Thinque, which provides data-based research, foresight and thought leadership assets for global brands across 4 continents.

The company's vision is to disseminate and decode ‘avant-garde ideas which expand minds and inspire a change of heart’, and clients like Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, McKinsey, Jaguar Land Rover, Adobe, MINI, Rugby New Zealand and Lego trust his future guidance.

 He is an awarded keynote speaker who helps leaders decode trends, decipher what’s next and turn provocative questions into proactive answers. He has published 3 books on digital transformation.

He is the author of the 2020 Microsoft & Thinque whitepaper "How Artificial Intelligence is powering Australian Retail", is a Brand Ambassador for Adobe and the co-creator of the B2B marketing award-winning Adobe Creative (CQ) Intelligence test, and the host of the 2nd Renaissance Podcast and the Entrepreneurs Organization's Scaling Impact (on the UN Sustainable Development Goals). 

His futurist thinking has been shared by the Wall Street Journal, Financial Review, Monocle, BBC, South China Morning Post, Esquire and ABC TV.

J. Florian Pfaff

Vice President Asia Pacific, Lufthansa Cargo – Singapore

J. Florian Pfaff has been a cornerstone of Lufthansa Cargo's leadership team for over three decades, demonstrating remarkable expertise and strategic vision. Since June 2019, he has served as the Vice President for the Asia Pacific region, based in Singapore. In this role, Pfaff oversees operations across a diverse and rapidly evolving market, driving innovation and growth. His tenure in this region is marked by a keen focus on enhancing operational efficiencies and expanding the company's market presence in one of the world's most competitive logistics hubs.

Prior to his current position, Pfaff was the Vice President for Germany from May 2011 to May 2019, where he played a pivotal role in strengthening Lufthansa Cargo's domestic market.

Between June 2006 and April 2011, Pfaff was the Vice President for Europe and Africa, where he successfully implemented strategic initiatives that boosted market share and operational performance across these key regions.

Pfaff's earlier roles reflect a robust career marked by progressive responsibility and geographic diversity. From January 2000 to December 2004, he was the Director of Sales for USA West, USA South, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean

 

Rajeev Peshawaria

CEO Stewardship Asia Centre, Singapore

Rejecting platitudes and theoretical models, Rajeev combines 22 years of global Fortune 100 experience with research-based insights to provide unique and practical approaches to personal leadership, ethics, governance, sustainable business growth, and stewardship. A sought-after speaker and consultant, he is the CEO of Stewardship Asia Center, Singapore, and President of Leadership Energy Consulting, Seattle, WA, USA.

Author of the Wall Street Journal and Amazon bestseller Open Source Leadership (McGraw Hill), Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders (Simon & Schuster), Sustainable Sustainability (Penguin Random House), co-author of Be the Change (McGraw Hill) and a regular contributor for Forbes, he constantly challenges conventional wisdom on leadership, management, stewardship, sustainability, and corporate governance.  He has pioneered unique practical concepts such as Leadership Energy and Emotional Integrity for personal growth, the Brains-Bones-Nerves model for enterprise leadership, and the Steward Leadership model for driving sustainable business growth in the 21st century.

In 2014 and 2017, he was named one of the Top 100 Global Thought Leaders for Trustworthy Business by ‘Trust Across America.’ 

Dominic Regan

Senior Director Value Chain Executive Solutions, Oracle

Dominic Regan is the Senior Director for Oracle's Value Chain Execution portfolio across Western Europe including Oracle Transportation Management, Oracle Warehouse Management, Oracle Global Trade Management and Landed Cost Management Business course at Oxford University.

Prior to Oracle's acquisition of G-Log in 2005, Dominic had worked for the company since 2001, where he headed up the International Business Development team. In this role, Dominic was also responsible for marketing and PR across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Dominic spent 13 years with one of the main supply chain software vendors developing and managing warehouse management system implementations for a variety of customers around the world, primarily in the retail and defence industries. He worked on the strategic UK Defence logistics projects for both the Royal Air Force and the British Army, implementing best business practice into legacy operations.

Dominic has an Honors Degree in Transport at the University of Plymouth and a Master’s Degree in Transport Management from the University of Westminster.

Florian Schwarz

Head of Sustainability

DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation

As Head of Sustainability in DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation (CSI), Florian Schwarz is responsible to drive the Sustainability agenda for and with the top 100 customers across the Deutsche Post DHL divisions. This includes achieving a carbon footprint reduction through the GoGreen product portfolio of clean fuel & technology, supply-chain optimization, and circularity solutions. It also means educating DHL’s sales organization on sustainability and demonstrating thought leadership inside and outside of the organization.

In his previous role in DHL CSI, Florian was responsible for the Program Office and the Coronavirus Customer Taskforce. Before that, with DHL Global Forwarding, Florian created and lead the After-Sales Organization which took customer reporting and issue resolution to a new level, building on his extended experience as Lean Six-Sigma Blackbelt and Head of Strategy France. Florian holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and lived and worked in different countries in Europe and Americas.

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Tim Scharwath

Member of the Board of Management

Global Forwarding, Freight – DHL Group

Tim Scharwath is the CEO of DHL Group's Global Forwarding division and has been a member of the company's board of management since 2017. With an illustrious career spanning 24 years at Kühne+Nagel from 1992 to 2016, Tim held various leadership positions across Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Notably, he served as Regional Senior Vice President Airfreight and Managing Director before assuming the role of Executive Vice President and Member of the Board for Air Logistics.

Since joining DHL Group, Tim continues to excel as a member of the Board of Management, spearheading Global Forwarding and Freight operations.

Chen Xiaoting, PhD.

Programme Manager

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Chen Xiaoting brings a wealth of expertise to her role as Programme Manager at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (UK) Beijing Representative Office, where she leads the Foundation’s Plastic Initiative and Policy & Climate workstream in China. With a PhD in Sustainability Economy from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Chen possesses over 15 years of invaluable experience in the field of sustainability.

Prior to her current position, Chen served as the Global Coordinator for Greening the Belt and Road Initiative at WWF China, Senior Manager of the Strategic Corridor Program at KPMG China’s Global China Practice, where she played a pivotal role in shaping environmental strategies on a global scale and demonstrating her proficiency in crafting sustainable business solutions.

Through her multifaceted career and scholarly endeavors, Chen Xiaoting continues to drive and serve positive change in sustainability practices and policies both nationally and globally.

Amplifying an Established Platform

We heard you and you asked for more, more regionalized, more localized, and additional markets.

This latest chapter builds on the success of the global summit, a three-day summit in April 2023 that delivered exceptional keynote speeches, highlighting broad perspectives, as well as actionable insights.

Delegates were able to explore interactive themed zones designed to intrigue, inspire fresh thinking, educate, and learn about the latest cross-industry solutions and innovations in sustainable logistics.

 A range of masterclasses provided deep-dive access to topics in detail, while networking opportunities forged valuable multi-sector multi industry connections and collaborations.

A hands-on opportunity to share ideas and experiences, shape next steps, and build more sustainable business strategies.