SPEAKERS

Fathi TlatliFathi tlatli

Global Auto-Mobility Sector President, DHL

Florent MenegauxFlorent Menegaux

Chief Executive Officer, Michelin

Gerd LeonhardGerd leonhard

Futurist, Humanist, CEO, The Futures Agency

James BarclayJames barclay

Team Director, Jaguar Racing

Lukas NeckermannLukas neckermann

Managing Director, Neckermann Strategic Advisors

Matthias BraunMatthias braun

Head of Digitalization and Concept Development, Volkswagen Group Logistics

Oscar De BokOscar de bok

Chief Executive Officer, DHL Supply Chain

Sebastian PeckSebastian peck

Managing Director, InMotion

Tim ScharwathTim Scharwath

Chief Executive Officer, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight

  • Fathi Tlatli has been with DHL for 16 years starting in 2004 as Vice President for the EMEA Engineering & Manufacturing Sector then receiving additional responsibility for the Global Aerospace Sector in 2007. In 2009 he moved to his current role as President of DHL’s Global Auto-Mobility Sector now responsible for the strategy, development and the global customer management program for DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation.

    Fathi is holder of an MBA in International Management (University of Leuven) and a Bachelor Degree in Applied Economic Sciences (University of Louvain). In addition, he has diplomas in Integrated Supply Chain Management (University of Stanford) and International General Management (IMD).

    Fathi is the author of books on Time Management (Effective Time Management, Gestion 2000) and marketing in Emerging Markets (Successful Marketing in Emerging Markets, Gestion 2000), as well as articles in the international management field.

  • After graduating with a degree in finance, management and economics, Florent Menegaux joined Price Waterhouse in 1986 as a consultant. He was soon appointed manager, specializing in interest rate risk control and management for banks.

    In 1997, Florent Menegaux joined Michelin as Commercial Director for truck tires in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. He has served in various positions within the French group, including head of Africa-Middle East Zone, and executive vice president for the group's global passenger car and light truck operations.

    In December 2014, he was appointed chief operating officer and then senior executive vice president of the Michelin Group in 2017. In 2018, Florent Menegaux is named Managing General Partner of the Group and one year later he is appointed Chief Executive Officer.

  • Gerd Leonhard is not just a leading expert on the future, he is also a humanist who believes that all scientific and technological progress should further collective human flourishing. People, Planet, Purpose and Prosperity is Gerd’s credo. As Gerd likes to say, humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in the previous 300 years – let’s make sure that we can still maintain what makes us human.

    The second decade of the twenty-first century may not quite be the world of George Orwell, yet, but living in these times is certainly puzzling. Futurism used to be the study of the future, but nowadays it seems hard enough to read the present. Gerd Leonhard has spent his lifetime engaging with change, as a professional artist, internet entrepreneur, author and now as a visionary thinker and speaker.

  • James Barclay was appointed team director for Jaguar’s Formula E programme in November 2015 and has been responsible for managing the exciting return to motorsport in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship for the British brand. Over the last three years James has overseen the growth of Panasonic Jaguar Racing into a race winning team, thanks to the team’s first Formula E win at the Rome E-Prix in April 2019 – Jaguar’s first international motorsport victory since 1991.

    In addition to James’ work in Formula E, he has been instrumental in the launch of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY - the world’s first electric touring car race series. As the main support series to the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the 10 race championship reinforces Jaguar’s commitment to electric vehicle technology.

  • Lukas Neckermann is Managing Director at Neckermann Strategic Advisors, a consultancy based in London and New York with a focus on emerging new mobility trends and their strategic impact. He is also Chief Strategist at Splyt, a mobility and travel ecosystem startup.

    He began his automotive career in BMW’s Central Marketing department, where he co-developed the first BMW.com website and helped launch the innovative Z8 sports car. Lukas joined Allianz in 2002, reporting to the Group’s CEO, Michael Diekmann. He rose through various strategic and line leadership functions, including Head of Business Development for Allianz Automotive, Head of Group Learning – responsible for the company’s corporate university, and Commercial Director of Euler Hermes UK plc. Lukas is the author of three books, The Mobility Revolution, Corporate Mobility Breakthrough 2020, and most recently, Smart Cities, Smart Mobility.

    He is advisor to four further start-up companies: NEXT Future Transportation Inc. based in Silicon Valley, as well as Hyperion Executive Search, Flock, and Eliport, each based in Europe. He is an Adjunct Instructor at New York University, where he teaches “Strategy for the Entrepreneur”. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Technology Studies from Cornell University, and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

  • Matthias is responsible for the development of new concepts and identifying opportunities for digitalization in material and container processes at Volkswagen Konzernlogistik (Group Logistics), the central supply chain management organization that works across group brands.

    He joined Volkswagen in 1999 and has worked across different logistic areas on plant, brand and group logistics level such as pre-series logistics, order management, inbound logistics and network planning before starting his current role in 2018.

    Matthias’ team runs multiple projects analyzing the implications and benefits of using new technologies in supply chain management, including artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles. This includes the product ownership of the digital tools and new developed processes and also taking care of the roll-out in the plants of the Volkswagen Group.

  • Oscar de Bok is the Chief Executive Officer of DHL Supply Chain and Member of the Board of Management at Deutsche Post DHL Group. De Bok is leading the contract logistics business of Deutsche Post DHL providing leadership to over 160,000 employees across 55 countries. 

    Prior to this de Bok led the DHL Supply Chain business in Mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa and in the Asia Pacific region. He has worked in the logistics industry for 25 years, during which time he held a number of senior leadership roles within DHL Supply Chain.

    Oscar de Bok graduated from the State University of Groningen in the Netherlands and holds a Master’s degree in both Business Law and Private Law.

  • Sebastian started his career at The Boston Consulting Group and, following his MBA at London Business School, joined the TMT advisory team of UBS Investment Bank. In the past seven years, he has been involved in early-stage technology businesses as an investor and operator. He co-founded Digital Science, a scientific software company and corporate VC backed by Macmillan Publishers, and most recently was CFO of London-based healthcare startup Health Bridge.

    Under Sebastian’s stewardship, InMotion will selectively invest in the emerging mobility services supply chain, develop premium mobility services and deliver an integrated user experience for Jaguar Land Rover and InMotion customers.

    InMotion’s Accelerator provides best-in-class support for early-stage startups, tapping into the resources, reach and experience of a global company in Jaguar Land Rover to address the premium market.

  • Tim Scharwath has been a Member of the Management Board of Deutsche Post DHL Group since June 2017. He is responsible for DHL’s air, ocean and overland freight forwarding business.

    In his previous role Tim Scharwath led the air freight business at Kuehne + Nagel International AG as Executive Vice President and Member of the Board since 2011. In this function he was responsible for the global organization of air freight, sales and marketing.

    Scharwath began his career at Kuehne + Nagel Group in 1992, where he held various positions in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK before becoming Member of the Board and moving to the headquarters in Switzerland. He was charged with the migration of different country organizations, the integration of acquired companies, and the successful management of the business during the global economic downturn in 2009.

    Tim Scharwath holds a degree in business administration from the University of Hamburg, Germany.