#10: Gender Diversity with 3 Global Supply Chain Leaders

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Gender Diversity with 3 Global Supply Chain Leaders

We have Annemieke Gelder – Founder and Consultant Supply Direction, Saskia Groen-in’t-Woud – Global Chief Operating Officer at Damco and Ingeborg Veelenturf – Senior Director Logistics Asia at Coach as our guests for episode #10.

This will be a slightly different setting, where we will be having a panel discussion on a top topic for the industry: Diversity in Supply Chain.  

Listen to the full discussion here:



Connect with the Guest:

Annemieke Gelder: Linkedin | Company Website
Saskia Groen-in’t-Woud: Linkedin | Twitter
Ingeborg Veelenturf: Linkedin | Personal Website

Stay tuned as we cover:

  • Diversity in the Supply Chain community
  • What are the critical skills needed to be successful in today’s changing and transforming international supply chains.
  • Key trends around diversity in Supply Chain
  • How can organisations groom future female leaders

Annemieke Gelder – Annemieke has worked in various senior roles around Supply Chain for the last 17 years, covering various geographies and industries, across Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia. First as a consultant for Accenture across supply chain projects. Subsequently worked for BP in several positions across pricing, supply chain and investment strategy. And later on for Dyson as Global head of procurement and Global head of logistics. Since 2017 she started her own supply chain consulting company focused on procurement, logistics and end-to-end supply chain.

Saskia Groen-in’t-Woud – Saskia is also a long standing professional in the supply chain space, having started her career in the building materials space, having worked for Cement Australia. Following which she worked for several years in the global cement leader, Holcim, where she served also as Vice President of Supply Chain for one of the largest operations in Asia, namely Phillippines. And in the last 2 years she has served as Asia Chief Operating Officer of Damco Logistics, part of Maersk group. And has just been promoted to take on the global COO position. Furthermore, Saskia has recenty been awarded the winner of Telstra Business Woman in Asia award.

Ingeborg Veelenturf –  Ingeborg is an experienced professional in international Supply Chain Management for over 20 years, in Europe and Asia, for leading International Consumer Packaged Goods companies like Kellogg, Sara Lee and British American Tobacco (BAT). Starting off at Sara Lee in International Supply Chain Management and Retail collaboration out of the Netherlands and subsequently worked for Kellogs across Dublin, HK, Singapore and China in various senior roles across the supply chain and logistics functions. She was also Regional Head of Logistics Asia Pacific for British American Tobacco and since August 2016 is the Senior Director Logistics Asia for Tapestry (former Coach inc). Inge also sits on the Advisory board of the Supply Chain Asia Community.

Soundbite from the Episode:


About the Host:

The host, Radu Palamariu is the co-author of “From Source to Sold – Stories of Leadership in Supply Chain”. He has been named one of the top 3 Global Supply Chain Influencers on LinkedIn and was featured in ForbesBloombergWEFBangkok Post, and MIT Supply Chain Talent magazine. Radu invites executives to share stories and perspectives around technology, logistics, e-commerce, supply chain, and manufacturing, and their views on how the future will look.

Alcott Global connects and upgrades the supply chain ecosystem by finding the right talent through executive search, developing talent through learning solutions, and meeting supply chain technology needs through a comprehensive crunch base marketplace.

The supply chain executive search has been our focus since the very beginning, offering recruitment services for top-tier supply chain roles at every level of the end-to-end supply chain: plan, source / procure, make, and deliver. Our consultants have years of experience in placing top talent, in North America, LATAM, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and APAC, and besides speed, one of our biggest strengths is our network within the supply chain industry, and we capitalize on it to find the best solutions.

Through the years, we have grown as an organization and our offerings with it. One of our initiatives, the learning solutions- training and supply chain academy, is focused on transforming leadership- self-leadership, executive presence, influence capital, and business acumen. Through Supplify, we aim to match corporations with the top technology companies to solve their supply chain and logistics challenges with a focus on innovation and digital transformation.

We are in constant touch with the leaders in supply chain, inviting them to inspire the supply chain professionals in thought-provoking podcast episodes and events, and showcasing what is possible at the yearly Leaders in Supply Chain Awards.

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Episode #23: Dr. Wolfgang Baier CEO of Luxasia




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