Meet Our Speaker Line-up for 2024: P&SC LIVE Dubai

Coming soon, don’t miss out on your chance to hear from influential leaders and industry specialists at Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE Dubai – 15 May 2024

Connecting the world’s procurement and supply chain leaders, Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE returns in 2024, bringing together the world’s biggest businesses for insightful keynotes, fireside chats and panel discussions, sharing valuable knowledge and real-world experiences. 

The ultimate virtual event for procurement and supply chain leaders in the Middle East and Africa

Serving as Dubai’s ultimate virtual networking platform, Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE will connect like-minded peers and companies from across the Middle East and Africa.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from executives and industry experts from MTN Group, Procter & Gamble, Absa Group, Baker Hughes and many more.

Meet our speaker line-up for 2024

Meet Our Speakers

Dirk Karl, Chief Procurement Officer at MTN Group

Returning to Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE, Dirk Karl, Chief Procurement Officer and Member of the Board (Global Sourcing Company) at MTN Group, will deliver a keynote presentation at Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE Dubai.

Dedicating three decades to procurement, Karl has been integral to operations at a host of leading organisations including Mercedes-Benz AG, General Motors, ING, Deutsche Telekom and now MTN Group. 

10:00 AM GST | Keynote | TBC

Warl Safwat, Sustainable Procurement and Shared Services Lead (Middle East) at Accenture

With more than 25 years of international experience in procurement and supply chain management, Warl Safwat is the Sustainable Procurement and Shared Services Lead (Middle East) at Accenture. 

Warl is dedicated to enabling business growth, customer centricity and operational excellence for clients through innovation, technology, ecosystem steering and people upskilling.

10:30 AM GST | Keynote | TBC

Ashish Sood, Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) at Landmark Group

Having worked in supply chain for more than 25 years, Ashish Sood is a leader in his field and well-positioned to provide valuable insights at Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE Dubai. 

Today he is CSCO at Landmark Group, where he leads the end-to-end supply chain for the group across e-commerce and retail. 

10:55 AM GST | Fireside Chat | Optimising Supply Chain Strategies

Javad Mohammadi, CPO at Mammut World Group

An experienced procurement and supply chain management professional, Javad Mohammadi’s industry experience spans more than 12 years.

Having climbed the ladder within the industry, he has worked for the likes of ARMA, NAAB, Novunsazan and Savola Behshahr Company. Mohammadi now serves as CPO at Mammut World Group.

12:00 PM GST | Panel | The Procurement Transformation Forum

Cory Thwaites, Senior Executive Vice President of Group Procurement at QNB Group

A multi-award-winning and globally-experienced senior procurement leader, Cory Thwaites boasts more than 30 years of expertise in multinational blue-chip companies operating in strategic sourcing, procurement, change and project management and outsourcing. As Senior Executive Vice President of Group Procurement at QNB Group, he oversees procurement transformation, strategic sourcing, supplier relationships and performance management.

12:00 PM GST | Panel | The Procurement Transformation Forum

Vidya Malkani, Procurement Consultant

No stranger to Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE events, Vidya Malkani, Procurement Consultant, will return to speak at Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE Dubai in 2024.

Malkani has been an integral executive at numerous leading organisations over the last 15 years, specialising in procurement and supply chain.

12:00 PM GST | Panel | The Procurement Transformation Forum

It was an absolute privilege to be part of the recent panel on Supply Chain Transformation at Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE Singapore. The event was not only flawlessly executed, but it also created a dynamic forum for thought leaders to share insights and foster meaningful discussions on the future of supply chains. Mohit Wadhawan, Senior Director of Global Supply Chain Strategy, Mondelēz International

Asma Al-Mulla, Director of Procurement at AW Rostamani Group

A dedicated and multi-skilled UAE national, Asma Al-Mulla has a track record of managing a wide spectrum of procurement responsibilities, including strategic sourcing, category management tendering, price negotiations and contracts.

12:00 PM GST | Panel | The Procurement Transformation Forum

Alberto Medina, Founder of Telescope Group

Medina first embarked on his entrepreneurial journey in 2006, when he established Telescope in Mexico. Recognising China's emergence as a global manufacturing hub, by 2008 he had expanded the firm’s operations to Hong Kong and mainland China.

Driven by a passion for innovation, Medina led Telescope to develop the Efficax System, a blockchain-based platform digitising the first mile in the supply chain. 

12:00 PM GST | Panel | The Procurement Transformation Forum

Ayman Alansary, Group Chief Supply Chain Officer at Alyasra Foods

Having spent the last two decades setting up supply chains in multiple countries, as well as stepping up the performance of existing ones, Ayman Alansary, Group Chief Supply Chain Officer at Alyasra Foods found his strength in the solid functional development of supply chain teams and establishing the basics of operations. 

1:10 PM GST | Fireside Chat | Driving Sustainability in Supply Chain

Kudzaishe Chivige, Group Chief Product Supply Chain Officer at Movit Products

Passionate about people development and excellence, building teams and fostering great collaboration, Kudzaishe Chivige, Group Chief Product Supply Chain Officer at Movit Products, is dedicated to bringing out the excellence in everyone.

Chivige has more than 15 years of experience in multinational companies in the food, beverages, home care, personal care, manufacturing and distribution sectors.

2:15 PM GST | Panel | The Procurement Strategy Forum

Stefan Sickel, Chief Supply Chain Officer at NMC Healthcare

Working within the healthcare industry for more than 20 years, Stefan Sickel, CSCO at NMC Healthcare, is proficient in supply chain management and operations.

A qualified pharmacist, Sickle has been based in the UAE for the last 14 years, but is well-versed in supply chain management across Southern Africa and the UK, too. 

2:15 PM GST | Panel | The Procurement Strategy Forum

Dr. Ahmed Sedky, Vice President of Procurement at Al Ghurair Investment

With his career in procurement and supply chain spanning almost 25 years, Ahmed Sedky is well-positioned to provide expert knowledge and insights into the industry.

Sedky is results-oriented, with a track record of driving cost savings, supplier performance and supply chain stability. 

He currently serves as Vice President of Procurement at Al Ghurair Investment.

2:15 PM GST | Panel | The Procurement Strategy Forum

Aniebo Etudor, Executive Director of Supply Chain Operations at Baker Hughes

Set to appear at Procurement and Supply Chain LIVE Dubai is Aniebo Etudor, Executive Director of Supply Chain Operations for the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and India at Baker Hughes. 

Aniebo is an accomplished supply chain executive with global expertise in strategic planning, vendor management and logistics across diverse geographies.

1:10 PM GST | Fireside Chat | Embracing the Digital Supply Chain

It was a great pleasure for me to participate at the Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE Singapore event. I enjoyed the insightful & enriching panel discussion on Procurement & Supply Chain Transformation with talented procurement leaders Mahbub Ahmed Chowdhury FCIPS, Senior Vice President and Head of Procurement, City Bank PLC

2024 themes

Procurement and supply chain transformation

Procurement and supply chain transformation involves adopting innovative technologies, implementing new operating models and reconfiguring supply chain networks. It includes strategic and systemic changes made to procurement and supply chain processes, systems and structures to achieve significant improvements in efficiency, agility and responsiveness.

Procurement strategy

Procurement strategies involve setting goals, identifying supply sources and establishing processes for sourcing, negotiation and risk management. It means taking a proactive approach to managing the acquisition of goods and services to meet an organisation's needs effectively. A well-defined procurement strategy aligns with business objectives, maximises cost savings, enhances supplier relationships and promotes operational efficiency. It ensures the right products are procured at the right time, quality and price to drive overall success.

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