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OUR 2013 SPEAKER FACULTY

We were delighted to secure the industry leaders listed below as contributors at the inaugural Supply Chain West Africa conference.

  

Edward Ogbonnaya

Supply Chain Director West & Central Africa, GlaxoSmithKline

Edward is currently the Supply Chain Director with GlaxoSmithKline, overseeing the West & Central African region. In this role, he manages the end-to-end supply chain covering Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Import & Export, Warehousing, Inventory Management, Distribution and Customer Service.
 
Prior to joining GlaxoSmithKline, Edward was a Management Consultant in London working with Ernst & Young. Edward carried out many supply chain transformational projects for different multinational clients across Oil & Gas, FMCG, Telecom, Utilities, Media and Health.
 
Before his Management Consulting career, Edward worked for Rolls-Royce in the UK and Canada for 5 years, occupying different supply chain roles including Procurement, Process Improvement and Supply Chain Planning & Control.
 
Edward holds a MSC in Logistics & Supply Chain Management from Heriot-Watt University in the UK, a PGD in Operations Research from Edinburgh University and a 1st Class Bachelors in Maritime Management from Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria.

  

Raymond Agbi

Head of Supply Chain, Notore Chemical Industries

Raymond has close to 15 years of experience in the manufacturing industry in Nigeria and is the Head of Supply Chain for Notore Chemical Industries where he oversees and drives supply chain strategy, structure and process formulation and monitoring to ensure customers’ satisfaction and delight. Prior to joining Notore, Raymond led a project for Rolls Royce Civil Aviation on assessing supply chain resource adequacy and optimization for the organization.

Before that, he worked with Lafarge Cement in Nigeria for close to a decade in various positions spanning production, sales and marketing, logistics and planning leading improvement measures and resource optimization.

Raymond holds an MBA with Distinction from Nottingham University Business School in the UK and a bachelor’s degree in Transport Management (Maritime major). He’s a professional member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) UK and a fellow of Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) – the largest international not-for-profit organization focusing on leadership and sustainable development, with presence in 80 countries.

  

Obiora Madu

CEO, Multimix Academy

Obiora Madu has over 28 years of related working experience with international corporate exposure in international trade, customs and maritime as well as transport and logistics/supply chain management. Mr. Madu is the Chief Facilitator and CEO of Multimix Academy, CEO of BPO Academy Nigeria and Director General of African Centre for Supply Chain. He spent a decade on the export desk of two major export-facilitating banks in Nigeria and was a member of the pioneer team that developed most of the export financing products and instruments that are generally used by most banks in Nigeria today. In 1992, he left banking as Head, Export/Import Operations to start Multimix, the pioneer indigenous export house in Nigeria. Mr. Madu also pioneered Global Trade, Logistics and Supply Chain Education in Nigeria, with Multimix Academy becoming the leading firm delivering competency based education that has empowered managers across all sectors of the Nigerian economy.

Mr. Madu is a Fellow of the Institute of Export of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Ghana, Certified Institute of Warehousing and Materials Management Nigeria, Institute of Freight Forwarders of Nigeria and Institute of Logistics Management. He is also a member of the Governing Council of NASME, a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a member of International Association of Trade Training Organisation, founding Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of International Business and Logistics, and the 1st Vice President of the Association of Outsourcing practitioners of Nigeria. A seasoned resource person, Obiora is on the faculty of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN), Nigerian Chamber of Shipping (NCS), Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Nigeria Shippers Council, African Centre for Supply Chain and SAPICS South Africa.

Obiora is the author of five books (Exporting – Frequently Asked Questions, Export Financing, Agro Commodity Export Guide, Getting Paid In International Trade, Managing Import Logistics) and is rounding off a doctorate programme (DBA) with SMC University in Switzerland. He is the Editor in Chief of Global Trade Magazine.

  

David Botha

General Manager West Africa, Mr Price Group

David was involved in retail from a very early age, as a result of his family’s business interests in South Africa. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Africa, specializing in Entrepreneurship, and an MBA from the UCT Graduate School of Business.

His career with Mr Price Group started as the inaugural candidate of the Future Leaders Program, rotating through the functions and divisions of the group. Thereafter, he was placed in the role of Supply Chain Manager for the Mr Price Home Division. After some solid achievements in this role he was promoted to the position of General Manager of West Africa. He is based in Lagos.

  

Tunde Kehinde

Managing Director and Co-Founder, Jumia Nigeria

Tunde is a graduate of Howard University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has vast experience in financial modeling and business development.

Tunde was previously a Business Development Manager at Diageo, a consumer goods company with a portfolio of world-famous drinks brands. Prior to founding Jumia Nigeria he co-founded Bandeka.com, an invitation-only dating site for Africans around the world.

  

Ngozi Aghomi

Factory Supply Chain Manager, Nestle Nigeria

Ngozi Ijeoma Aghomi joined Nestle in 2006 and is currently the Factory Supply Chain Manager for Nestle Nigeria’s Agbara factory. Agbara is the largest Nestle factory in Africa and the third largest Nestle factory in the world.

Ngozi has strong experience in various supply chain functions including customer service, distribution & logistics and import & export, with a stint in material requirement planning and production planning & detailed scheduling (PPDS).

Ngozi has a track record of leading and bringing out the best in very tough business climates (including Central and West Africa). She is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Illinois, USA and has earned a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Lagos and an MBA from Lagos Business School.

  

Noel Ferrao

Global Logistics (Sesame Seeds) & Country Logistics (Nigeria) Head, OLAM

Noel has an MBA in International Business and has been associated with the logistics industry for over 13 years, working in various capacities. He started his career with Indian conglomerate United Shippers, assisting with setup of a new port (120 kms from Mumbai, India) and developing business of approximately 200,000 MT of cargo in its first year of operation. Revenue contribution amounted to 10% of revenues at the largest port of company operation. Today, the port is the largest in revenue and volume contribution for the company.

He then moved Maersk Logistics (now Damco) and worked in key client management where he was responsible for accounts including Woolworths and Clariant Schweiz. In 2008, Noel was appointed the Operations Head for West India where he was able to reduce costs by over half a million dollars.

In 2009, Noel joined Apollo Logisolutions as Associate Vice President of New Businesses. In less than a year he was able to restructure the company’s clientele base, grow revenue by over $1 million and land the prestigious account of IKEA. He was instrumental in building proposals for strategic tie-ups with carriers and freight forwarders leading to a pipeline of business worth close to $2 million for closure over one year.

Noel joined OLAM Nigeria in 2010, handling the dual role of Global Logistics Head for Sesame Seeds as well as Logistics Head for Nigeria. Over the last two years he has been able to bring about significant savings in ocean freights, warehousing and consumables. As Global Logistics Head of the Sesame Seeds business he has oversight for Tanzania, Mozambique, Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Nigeria that comprises a total movement of close to 10,000 TEUs and a freight bill of over $5 million.

Heading Nigeria logistics initiatives comprises consolidation of over 6 profit centres spanning over 80 warehouses; warehouse spend of over $2 million spanning 1.6 million square feet; inland and ocean freights of over $17 million; and close to 40,000 moves of local transportation. Noel led warehousing initiatives and new projects for all the group companies including Caraway, OK Foods and Ranona. In his current role he has been able to effect savings of over half a million dollars through freight and consumable negotiations. He has also been working on new projects like Port Concessioning, Warehousing, Fleet Management and setup of Bonded Warehouses. Deal sizes of projects are close to $100 million.

  

Solomon Aigbavboa

Managing Director, MDS Logistics

Solomon started his career in academics with the University of Benin where he was a lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry until he joined UAC of Nigeria in 1997 as Personal Products Manager in the then GBO/MDS Division. He assumed the role of Product Group Manager, Staples & Personal Products in 1999 and was subsequently appointed as the Depot Manager MDS Jos.

He became the Regional Manager, East in 2000 and returned to the HQ in 2002 as the pioneer Manager of Haulage & Redistribution. He was promoted to the position of the National Customer Service Manager in 2004 and then acted as the General Manager, Franchise Operations of Mr Biggs until he was transferred to UAC Foods as General Manager, Snacks in 2006.

He left UACN briefly in September 2008 to join Zain Telecoms, Nigeria where he served as General Manager, North West Regional Operations and Director, Regional Support in the Sales Group. In June 2009, he returned to UACN and in 2010 was appointed as the Managing Director, MDS Logistics (a subsidiary of UACN).

Solomon has attended several management courses and training sessions locally and internationally in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, UK, USA, Italy and Switzerland. He is a recipient of both the University of Benin scholarship for academic excellence and the Federal Government of Nigeria’s post-graduate scholarship awards. He sits on the board of CAP Plc as a Non-Executive Director. He is a member of the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals, USA; a Fellow of the Institute of Logistics Management, Nigeria; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management, Ghana; and Fellow of the African Centre for Supply Chain Management

Solomon was educated at the University of Benin and Federal University of Technology, Owerri where he earned B.Pharm, M.Sc and MBA degrees. He has also completed a management course at Cranfield University in the UK.

Joseph Onuorah

Vice President, Logistics, Konga Online Shopping

Joseph Onuorah is currently the Vice President, Logistics with Konga Online Shopping (a member of the MIH/NASPERS Internet Group of South Africa), looking after logistics and warehousing operations for Konga in Nigeria with 120 team members, 5 direct reports, 2000+ supply lines, 6 service centers and over 300,000 SKU’s. In this role, he manages the end-to-end logistics operations covering Inbound Logistics, Warehousing, Inventory Management, Order Fulfillment, Outbound Logistics, Returns and Service Center Management for the biggest online mall in Nigeria.

Prior to joining Konga, Joseph managed Omega Buttered Bread, a family business, for 8 years before starting his professional career with United Bank for Africa as an Executive Trainee in 2006. Joseph has extensive Supply Chain and Logistics experience across Africa and Middle East having worked as Logistics Purchasing Manager for P&G in 2008, Sourcing Group Manager for GSK in 2010, National Supply Manager for Unilever in 2011 and General Manager, Supply Chain for UAC Foods in 2012.

Joseph is a recipient of the P&G Power of You, Gold Category (2009) for delivering $2.5 million in efficiency improvements in logistics; the Unsung Hero Award for Asset Recovery Project (2010); Bankers Hero Award for overall best financial performing team (2010); and Bola Afolabi Award for Best graduating CIPS, UK student in Africa (2010).

He was President of the MBA class of 2009/2010 at University of Ibadan; a Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS UK); a Student Member of the Society for International Law; a Member of the Board of Trustees for Lucina Hope Foundation (NGO that caters to children below 10 years and infants orphaned by HIV/AIDS); and Co-Chairman of Mexiloyd Nigeria Limited, a Chemical Trading Company. Joseph holds a Second Class Upper degree in Microbiology from ABU, Zaria; an MBA in marketing from the University of Ibadan; and a PGD in Purchasing & Supply Management from CIPS, UK. He is currently enrolled for a Master’s in International Law & Diplomacy with the Department of Jurisprudence, Faculty of Law, UNILAG.

  

Rotimi Olomolatan

Logistics Advisor – GGCP & NWP Projects, Chevron

Rotimi was one of the cornerstones of Chevron Nigeria Limited’s Escravos Gas-to-Liquids (EGTL) Supply Chain Management Lagos-based team. Dr Olomolatan served the EGTL Project as a Procurement and Logistics Specialist. He was also the in-country coordinator for all EGTL’s import transactions and was responsible for EGTL successfully importing over two million freight tons of equipment and materials. Based on this performance, Rotimi was deployed from EGTL to another Chevron Major Capital Project (MCP) named Meren GGCP & Sonam NWP Development Projects as Logistics Advisor to take care of all logistics operations in Korea, USA, Nigeria and Nigerdock Free Zone Operations, to mention a few.

Dr Olomolatan graduated from the University of Lagos with BSc and Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Transportation Management & Planning, respectively. He holds an MBA and a PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. In addition, Rotimi has numerous professional qualifications and certifications to his credit, e.g. Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Shipping; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management; Fellow, Certified Institute of Warehousing & Materials Management; and many more.

Prior to his current role as Logistics Advisor on Chevron’s Meren GGCP & Sonam NWP Development Projects, Rotimi has worked with Huawei Technologies as Regional Logistics Manager responsible for all logistics activities and operations in West Africa. Rotimi started his career with First Aluminum Nigeria, joining as Procurement & Export Assistant and subsequently managing the procurement & export of the company’s packaging division.

Rotimi acts as Senior Special Adviser, Professionalism and Organisational Capability on the Board of Fortune Business School, a resource based institution primarily established to train industry players on Supply Chain Management and Logistics with global best practices. He was recently appointed as Member, Education Committee of Nigerian Institute of Shipping by their Governing Council/Board. Rotimi speaks globally on all aspects of Supply Chain Management and Logistics Management.

  

James Jessup

Owner, Dynamx Consulting

James has over 25 years of operational experience across logistics, sales, finance and other support functions. He has worked in over 20 countries in Africa and more than 10 countries on other continents in both emerging and developed markets during the past 6 years.


James is a route to market specialist with extensive experience in designing service policies whilst also being able to provide opportunities for maximizing supply chain efficiencies for the consumer goods sector. This includes sales forecasting, capacity planning, resources planning, warehouse and fleet requirements, vehicle design, inventory management, measurement and tracking systems, standard operating process and procedure mapping and documentation.


He completed a Master’s in Supply Chain Management in 2005 and also has a Management Accounting qualification.

  

Nana Serwah Kankam

Founder, 5th + Quansah

Nana Serwah Kankam is the Founder of 5th + Quansah, an upscale e-commerce site serving the Nigerian market with international apparel and accessories. A fashion and retail consultant with experience in merchandise planning and business development for luxury brands, Nana has worked with companies such as Gilt Groupe, Vlisco, Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), Saks Fifth Avenue, and Chanel.

She is particularly interested in international expansion, e-commerce, and Sub-Saharan African consumers.

  

Sid Rupani

Solutions Manager – Africa, Middle East & India, LLamasoft

Sid Rupani’s areas of expertise are supply chain design, technology management, and product development. For LLamasoft, the global leader in supply chain design technology and solutions, he often works with clients to understand their supply chain technology landscape and help them derive the most value from LLamasoft’s solutions. In Africa, he has successfully delivered value in supply chain design efforts in Ethiopia, Zambia, South Africa, Swaziland, and Tanzania.

Prior to LLamasoft, Sid was a Senior Consultant in the in-house consulting group of global logistics leader, DHL. Working at DHL’s offices in the US and Europe, he consulted top executives in DHL’s business units (Global Forwarding, Supply Chain, Express), as well as DHL’s most important customers, on strategic business issues. His projects included European distribution network design for a pharmaceutical company, transformation of procurement methods and systems, and ERP system design and implementation.

Sid obtained his PhD from the Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his research focused on product design and development. His work received an IBM fellowship, awarded to projects that had the potential to deliver strategic and operational value to today’s most innovative companies.

Sid has a passion for addressing the unique challenges faced by businesses in developing countries. His blend of technical and management skills along with his experience in developing country settings enable him to successfully tackle these issues. He is excited to continue his learning journey as he helps LLamasoft build its presence in Africa, the Middle East, and India.

  

Toju Rone-Orugboh

Chief Operating Officer, Carat Management Limited

Toju is the Chief Operating Officer of Carat Management Limited. He has worked in various sectors, initially as a customer service team lead in organisations such as Scottish Life Assurance and NTL Incorporated.

He was integral to the setting up of the Research Department in Chapel Hill Denham Group (investment boutique) as the first research analyst and his work is still being used to serve clients to this day. He went on to work as a consultant with Carat Management and ER Consulting, which focus on delivering bespoke management and logistics services with a strong focus on technological innovation. He has worked on all the key projects Carat Management has been involved in, and has developed business cases, management structure and operational efficiency initiatives for Carat Management and her clients.

  

Martin Thomle

Managing Director, Damco Logistics (Nigeria)

Martin joined the A.P. Moller Maersk group in 1992 and has worked in a number of capacities and countries with Maersk Line and Damco Logistics. Since 1997, he has specialized his skills in serving and growing the African market in shipping and logistics. Martin has lived for 12 of the past 14 years in Africa, staying for long periods in Guinea, Senegal, Uganda and Kenya, and for shorter periods in most sub-Saharan African countries.

Through his time and experience in these countries and companies he has acquired vast knowledge in shipping and logistics, which has gained him an extra function over the years as internal consultant in the oil & gas industry in Africa, mining projects, and logistics IT system development.

  

Maurice Smits

CEO, GMT Nigeria

Maurice Smits graduated in Mechanical Engineering in the Netherlands and started his career with Michelin in France. After several management positions, he specialized in marketing and sales and undertook various management courses including an MBA. During his career, he has built up a wide working experience in the petrochemical sector, optical media and automotive sector.

Since 2010, Maurice has been the CEO of GMT in Lagos, the leading logistics service provider dedicated to Nigeria. Inbound logistics, door-to-door solutions, import finance and warehouse services are executed for many blue chip companies in Nigeria. Best in class operational performance combined with world-class service is GMT’s differentiation to support her customers’ growth.

  

Emeka Nwangwu

Business Development Manager – Nigeria, UPS

Emeka Nwangwu is a senior manager currently in charge of business development in Nigeria for United Parcel Service. He has held several different management positions within the company.

Emeka holds a second degree in marketing and his excellent sales performance over the years has earned him several national awards. He has attended various sales leadership and business management courses in Europe, including UPS Corporate School in Neuss, Germany. He was appointed Business Development Manager in August of 2007.

Byron Moorgas

New Media Manager, mapIT

Byron Moorgas joined mapIT, a leading enabler of enriched digital mapping technologies, in 2011 as New Media Manager, helping the company to address various industry needs where there is growing demand for enriched geo-spatial mapping content.

Byron has over 10 years of extensive experience having worked for companies such as Media24, Brabys, etc. in the web, mobile and business intelligence space. This experience has allowed him to travel to various countries around the world, and more importantly across Africa, to address the needs of businesses.

Byron plans to take mapIT, together with their two shareholders TomTom and Avusa, into fields where they can use the unique strengths of the combined companies to educate organisations on how best to utilise Location-Based Services as part of their business processes and strategies.

  

Ayo Fasugba

PROCUREMENT LEAD – STRATEGIC PROJECTS (WEST AFRICA), CADBURY

Ayo is the Procurement Lead, Strategic Projects for Cadbury Nigeria, a subsidiary of Mondelēz International, a global powerhouse business in snacks, chocolates and beverages with operations all over the world. He has acquired extensive experience with over 20 years in supply chain and logistics management across West Africa. Ayo has a track record of consistent delivery of high-end performance during his tenure with Cadbury since 1992, and previously with KPMG. His experience cuts across leadership and change management, sourcing, procurement, commodities management, logistics, shipping, warehousing, materials management, transport and distribution.

Ayo headed both the logistics and procurement operations for his present employers in Nigeria and West Africa (with three plants) for 6 years before moving to his current role where he is using his experience to drive strategic business growth along supply chain in the West Africa sub-region. He has won several awards including the Cadbury Award for most efficient business unit in Middle East & Africa Region (2008) and the Kraft Foods regional award for significant savings contribution to the business (2011).

Ayo is an Economics graduate and also earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos. He is a member of the management team and a Fellow of the Institute of Logistics Management (ILM), a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Management of Nigeria (CIPSMN), and a member of Chartered Institute of Management (NIM). His passion is to drive professionalism and capabilities in supply chain management in order to achieve sustainable growth and improve productivity in Nigeria and the rest of West Africa through the concerted efforts of SC practitioners.

  

Leonard Ebute

Purchasing Manager North/East Africa, Sanofi-Aventis

Leonard is an alumnus of Lagos Business School where he studied for the executive MBA. Prior to this he held the Foundation Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). Before shifting into Supply Chain he was an Economics major from the University of Jos from where he obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) in Economics, winning the best graduating student award for the department.

Leonard began his career in Supply Chain Management with Nestle Nigeria. Joining as a Demand Planner, he progressed to become an expert in logistics & distribution, production planning, procurement and project management. He held positions in the procurement function at Nestle where he was responsible for procurement of services and indirect material. He was also the P2P process team lead during this period. His last role at Nestle was in production planning and detailed scheduling where he was responsible for inbound material management and material requirement planning.

At Nestle, Leonard was part of the SAP (ERP) implementation team for distribution; team member for a high value logistics project named “project TransMax”; team lead for the new DC project, which became a reference DC in Nestle globally; LEAN implementation process champion for procurement and production planning; Supply Chain Improvement Process Champion; outsourcing project team member; and Supply Chain Strategy team lead.

Leonard currently leads the procurement function for Sanofi-Aventis North East Africa where he has oversight for the function in 10 West and East African countries, namely: Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, and recently Somalia and Eritrea.

  

Stephen Opayemi

Executive Vice President, LogistixOne

Stephen Opayemi is a commercially inclined supply chain professional with 20 years of cross-functional experience in end-to-end supply chain operations and strategy in emerging markets and developed economies.

He worked with Procter and Gamble West Africa for 8 years in various capacities including Supply Planning Manager for West Africa before he joined Guinness Nigeria (Diageo) in 2003 as Divisional Distribution Manager (West), representing about 45% of the business. In early 2004 Stephen was selected as one of 7 high performers to work with McKinsey and Company on a strategy development project to design a roadmap to make Guinness Nigeria the most profitable beer business in Nigeria. He was subsequently promoted to Head of Logistics & Customer Service for Guinness Nigeria with responsibility for leading efficiency improvement, customer service and cost saving in supply chain operations of the biggest beer business for Diageo globally.

Stephen joined Diageo North America in 2006 and assumed the role of Logistics Operations Manager U.S. & Canada, responsible for multisite warehousing and distribution operations for 14 plants/DCs in the US and 6 in Canada. In 2008 he was transferred to Diageo Africa as Plant to Customer Manager (International Beer Supply) for 9 countries and 15 sites across Africa, Jamaica and Seychelles.

He joined Promasidor Group as the General Manager of Logistics in 2009 where he was responsible for end-to-end supply chain operations and was subsequently promoted to the role of Logistics (Supply Chain) Director of Promasidor Nigeria, managing a team of 280 employees, 62 finished goods SKUs, 42 distribution centers, and +650 distributors across Nigeria. He has consistently delivered significant supply chain efficiency improvement over the years, as demonstrated in the achievement of a 4 year cumulative saving of >$10million dollars in his current role, product availability of 95% (versus 58% in 2009), +65% 3Y cumulative sales growth and >99% Inventory Record Accuracy for 4 years.

Stephen is currently the Executive Vice President of LogistixOne, a growing Sourcing, Supply Chain Outsourcing and Business Advisory Group and also the Managing Partner of Kato International, an ethnic goods marketing and distribution company in the United States. His key strength remains ideas generation, people management, leading changes and the design/implementation of processes that deliver sustained value-driven changes within the supply chain to the benefit of key stakeholders.

Stephen’s background is in Chemistry and he also has a Master’s degree in Psychology, both from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a recipient of several awards and recognitions including Diageo President’s Spirit of Supply Award for Exceptional Performance (2007 and 2008), Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Logistics Management (2011), and lately Fellowship of the African Center for Supply Chain (2012), amongst others.

  

Tunde Odunlami

CEO, GS1 Nigeria

Tunde Odunlami is a highly seasoned programming and networking expert with experience in point of sales equipment, control retail outlet start-ups and hardware solutions for barcoding implementation as well as AutoID.

He holds several certifications in electronic identification functions and is one of the managing partners for POS Shop Limited, a privately owned firm reputed for first class sales of POS equipment (hardware and software) and supply chain management solutions. He has championed several astounding projects, including providing identity solutions for staff at Murtala Mohammed International Airport and implementing a World Bank-assisted billing system for NEPA. He has attended various exhibitions, training and management programs in Lebanon, USA, UK and Belgium and has delivered presentations on modern technologies for ensuring accuracy in inventory management. He contributes annually at the Lagos Business School during their Inventory Accuracy Program.

Through his visionary leadership GS1 Nigeria was established, putting Nigeria on the map of countries that have adopted the GS1 global standards. Tunde occupies a seat on the Executive Board of Directors alongside other captains of industry. Possessing several certifications and demonstrated knowledge in GS1 standards and solutions, he has directed numerous workshops and has given keynote presentations at various local and international seminars. He has spearheaded several projects such as the ongoing GS1 Healthcare, B2C Aggregator and barcode deployment in Nigerian retail stores, amongst others. Tunde oversees the participation of GS1 Nigeria in the GS1 GSMP groups and the GS1 global governance body while leading the team of personnel in GS1 Nigeria. He is a member of POS global networking and solutions.

  

Donny Irabor

Head Logistics Solutions, A.G. Leventis

Donny is a high-energy leader experienced in leading and creating multi-dimensional business units with the capacity to manage multi-scaled operations contributing to a larger whole. His expertise includes logistics and supply chain solutions, brand positioning, revenue growth, and driving first-class operational excellence.

A graduate of Industrial Mathematics and an alumnus of the Lagos State University MBA Program in Financial Management, Donny commenced his career as a Management Trainee at UAC of Nigeria in 2004, as a Project & Web Manager. He was quickly promoted to Business Operations Manager, managing the warehousing and redistribution needs of Etisalat, Multilinks and Visafone. He joined Global Haulage Resources Limited in 2009 as a Business Unit Manager in charge of the 7-Up, Nigerian Breweries, Oando and Guinness accounts, managing the haulage of both raw materials and finished products of various capacities.

Donny currently works with Leventis Motors, a division of A.G. Leventis, a multi-segmented business organization that is providing world class solutions in haulage, warehousing and distribution services to secondary markets for multinationals in the manufacturing sector.

Donny has attended various courses such as FLEETWAVE® for Fleet Management in Belper, UK; Developing Analytical Competence in Operations Management at the Lagos Business School; 3PL, 4PL, LLP (Lead Logistics Providers) Contracts Management Workshop in Lagos; and Supply Chain and Warehousing Management Course.

  

Sam Immanuel

Managing Director, Software AG West Africa

Sam Immanuel is the Managing Director of Software AG West Africa, a company focused on helping customers turn strategic intent into operational reality through business process excellence. His experience spans over 10 years of business and technology consulting in manufacturing, finance, oil & gas and telecommunications sectors.

Prior to Software AG, Sam worked with IBM as the Channel Sales Leader for Central, East and West Africa, and for Oracle as the Fusion Middleware Sales Manager. He holds an MBA from Imperial College Business School, London, focusing on strategy and finance.

Adedoyin Ashiru

Manufacturing Director, Unilever Nigeria

Adedoyin has served as Regional Supply Chain Excellence Manager for Unilever in Africa, Asia & Middle East. After three-and-a-half years as Head of Quality & Sustainability for Coca-Cola HBC (Nigerian Bottling Company), he returned to Unilever and is currently in charge of all manufacturing and technical functions of the business as Manufacturing Director.

Adedoyin has extensive senior executive management experience at the country and international/regional management levels, and has had wide business travel exposures in countries across the Africa, Middle East, Asia, and Europe that gave him a clear understanding of global working cultures and environments.

Adedoyin is a motivated and delivery-focused Manufacturing /Supply Chain Manager with a proven record of successfully implementing major changes and extensive experience in the FMCG sector from delivery of innovation to strategy deployment. His areas of expertise comprise, among others, General Management, Supply Chain Management, Quality, Safety Health and Environmental Care, Supply Chain Optimization and Operational Excellence.

  

Christopher Shyers

Team Leader GEMS4, Coffey International Development

Christopher joined Coffey Nigeria in July 2012 as Team Leader GEMS4. He brings 20+ years of experience in a wide range of areas including trade & market development and international export promotion of food, agriculture and fast moving consumer goods in wholesale and retail outlets in Russia, China, and Tanzania. He has performed value chain analysis and design of interventions in food and agriculture chains, including red meat, dairy, and horticulture.

Christopher has experience making markets work for the poor (M4P) via market systems analysis and intervention design in Tanzania and Nigeria. He has also organised grant management to support SME engagement of BDS providers and to strengthen BDS providers’ capacity to provide services. He has fostered professional and business skills development in food product development and food/agribusiness business development and has also worked in mainstreaming gender into programme design and delivery. Christopher has been responsible for investment management and social impact investment promotion in food and agricultural value chains.

  

Olufemi Ransome-Kuti

General Manager Supply Chain, Lafarge WAPCO

Olufemi is the General Manager Supply Chain at Lafarge WAPCO. Lafarge is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all branches of its business: No 1 worldwide in Cement, No 2 worldwide in Aggregates & Concrete, and No 3 worldwide in Gypsum.

Olufemi has extensive experience of over 10 years in the Supply Chain Management arena across the West Africa region, as well as in Project Management in both the Retail and Corporate arenas. Prior to his role at Lafarge, he headed Nestlé’s West Africa Cluster supply chain operations, including responsibility for supply chain operations of Nestlé in Senegal, Guinea, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea Bissau.

Olufemi is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and in his career combines his technical experience with analytical and strong leadership skills. He firmly believes in continuous progress by identifying and analysing operational problem areas and implementing solutions through devising the most effective strategies and providing measurable business improvements. Olufemi is an advocate and promoter of industry initiatives that will help to stimulate progress and overcome some of the major challenges he’s experienced during his career in supply chain management.

  

Dapo Adekola

Founder & CEO, BrandNubians

Dapo Adekola is the CEO/CTO of BrandNubians, a budding e-commerce startup in West Africa providing e-commerce products and services for the region. Brandnubians.com retails fashion products from circa 70 brands to the Nigerian populace, delivering orders all over Nigeria on a next business day basis. Shopistry.com.ng aggregates online merchants – mainly SME African businesses – providing them outsourced end-to-end e-commerce and supply chain logistics capabilities at affordable fixed monthly rates.

Prior to his current role, Dapo has held senior management consulting roles responsible for designing and managing large enterprise technology systems in large organisations including DHL Global Supply Chain & Logistics, Shell (Trading), Accenture, IBM Global Consulting and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

Dapo also actively contributes to various e-commerce and technology forums within Nigeria and Africa. He is a graduate of St Hughs College, Oxford University, London School of Economics (LSE) and Obafemi Awolowo University.

  

Daniel Omofoman

Director, The RFID Research Centre

Daniel Omofoman is an international consultant in security technology business development. He stated his RFID carrier in 2006 as the Business Development Director for Al Petra Group Dubai in the UAE, where he gained training and experience in the Radio Frequency Identification education, components and system design integration and implementation processes.

Mr. Omofoman is currently the managing director of Tagged Technologies Ltd, a security technology company committed to providing reliable and cost-effective RFID and biometric solutions consultancy services with turnkey project management and technical support. Mr. Omofoman has been privileged to deliver papers and live demonstrations of RFID systems at major security technology seminars, conferences, exhibitions and workshops across Nigeria and the West African region.

Mr. Omofoman is a philanthropist, member of the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce, member of the Academy for Entrepreneurial Studies, and former executive secretary of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation – Middle Eastern Region.

  

Hakeem Ogunniran

MANAGING DIRECTOR, UACN PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY

Hakeem graduated in Law with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) at the University of Lagos as a Federal Government Scholar in 1984. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985 after passing the Bar Examinations with Second Class Honours  (Upper Division). He later obtained the Master of Laws (LL.M.) and MBA degrees from the same university.

Between 1986 and 1992, Hakeem was a lecturer at the Universities of Ilorin and Lagos. In 1991/92, he was a visiting scholar at the Yale Law School, Connecticut, USA. He joined UACN in 1995 as Manager, Legal Services and rose to become the Divisional Managing Director of MDS in 2000. Mr Ogunniran has attended various courses at home and abroad including the Unilever IMS (1996) and the General Management Programme of Ashridge Management College, UK (2000).

He is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (USA), a member of the International Society of Logistics (SOLE), Founding Director of the Logistics Society of Nigeria, and Founding Member/Trustee of the Institute Of Logistics Management. He was the President and Chairman in Council of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Nigeria and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, London. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.

  

Ibukun Akinduro

FOUNDER & CEO, GIBBOT CONSULTING

Mr. Akinduro is an alumnus of Harvard University. He started his career as Technical Support Manager with Polaroid Corporation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and later joined Michelin International in France and Nigeria, where he rose to the position of Executive Director (Operations).

He is the founding CEO of Gibbot Consulting and the Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Institute of Logistics Management.

  

Sola Afolabi

Business Environment Director, Borderless Alliance

Dr. Monisoye Olorunsola Afolabi has had a professional career of over 30 years as academician, administrator, diplomat, computer specialist and international development expert. After obtaining a first class degree in Mathematics at Ahmadu Bello University in 1973, Dr. Afolabi was awarded a Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship to the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1974 where he obtained a Master of Mathematics (MMath) Degree in Computer Science (1976) and a Ph.D in Computer Science (1979).

Dr. Afolabi assumed duties in the Department of Computer Sciences of the University of Lagos in 1979 and later joined the University of Ilorin as Chief Systems Analyst and Head of the Computer Center and was appointed Director of the Centre in 1987. Dr. Afolabi was appointed the Pioneer Director of the Community Computer Centre of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in 1989.

From 2005 to 2007, Dr. Afolabi served as Acting Deputy Executive Secretary of ECOWAS in charge of Integration Programmes. In this capacity, he supervised technical departments responsible for human development (education, health, youth, gender, drug control, etc.), infrastructure (ICT, energy, transport), and agriculture (including rural development).

Dr Afolabi was appointed Director of Business Environment at the USAID West Africa Trade Hub in Accra, Ghana in 2011. In this role, he coordinates trade facilitation policy implementation (trade, customs, transport and ICT) towards improving the business environment in the ECOWAS sub-region.

  

Deji Ogunye

Manager: Performance Improvement Advisory (Supply Chain), EY Nigeria

Deji Ogunye is a Manager in the Advisory Services Practice of EY LLP (Ernst & Young) and he specializes in supply chain management. Deji brings over 11 years of supply chain management experience in both industry and management consulting spaces. He has held multiple roles in the pharmaceutical, automotive and CPG industries where he delivered several supply chain transformation projects with demonstrated results.

Prior to joining EY, Deji was the Regional Demand Manager for Heineken USA, where he managed the entire end-to-end supply chain function; including demand planning, supply planning, S&OP, inventory management and customer service. His cumulative experience also includes companies such as Bristol Myers Squibb, Panasonic NA and Volkswagen NA. He is a graduate of Michigan State University where he received his Bachelors degree in information systems and also an MS in information systems.


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