Business Planning and Supply Chain
Kia Motors Europe
Carlos, MBA, has over 14 years management experience in sales, marketing, supply chain and business intelligence with General Motors, Fiat and Kia. He is now the European Operations Director for Kia Motors Europe, responsible for the development and planning of European-wide logistics strategy, and sales and production planning for the carmaker. His previous roles included Planning and Logistics Director for Kia Iberia and served as a Professor at ESIC Business and Marketing School in Madrid.
Autofacts Global Lead Analyst
Christoph coordinates the global analytics and business development for Autofacts across PwC’s regional clusters and ensures the integration with services offered by the PwC Automotive network. He is also responsible for developing Autofacts’ service and product portfolio to create better value for clients. He specializes in manufacturer strategy and value chain analysis, as well as brand strategy and product portfolio planning.
Christoph started his automotive industry career in 1996 at Daimler-Benz AG, and worked in product management and strategic planning . Before joining PwC Autofacts, he spent ten years in a variety of positions at IHS Automotive, finally as Research Director. He is fluent in English and German, and holds an Economics degree from the University of Heidelberg – Germany.
Associate Principal (Junior Partner)
McKinsey & Company
Matthias is part of McKinsey’s Automotive & Assembly Practice and is leader of the Connected and Automotive Car initiative. He has deep expertise in automotive and machinery specialising in connectivity, automation, autonomous driving and IoT/Industry 4.0. He led the cooperation with the VDA for IAA 2015. Matthias holds a double diploma from the Technical University of Munich and Ecole Centrale Paris in mechanical engineering for automotive.
Director MAGNA Logistik
Jörg has held his current role at Magna Logistics since June 2006. His responsibilities include people & leadership development and innovation to support Magna’s plants worldwide. Jörg is also tasked with developing sustainable strategies for supply chain engineering and network planning. Jörg holds a PhD in Technical Sciences
Vice President, Europe, Automotive & Industrial Solutions
Chep Automotive GmbH
David is responsible for growing CHEP’s business in automotive. He has a particular focus on driving customer satisfaction, whilst improving cost efficiencies in the supply chain. Prior to his current role, he held a variety of positions in operations, quality, key account management, market development and supply chain.
Chief Operating Officer
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Kai is responsible globally for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics land-based activities which includes marine terminals, land-based terminals & processing facilities, inland transportation, industrialization and optimization. WWL’s current global land based network includes 13 terminals, 68 VPC’s and EPC’s and 9 inland distribution networks.
Vertical Market Director
With a 25 year track record of helping OEMs, Tier One, Tier Two and downstream suppliers, Mark is a recognised authority in automotive logistics and a regular contributor to these events. He has helped customers and suppliers identify, develop and initiate sequencing centres, complex supply chains, supplied cost effective and efficient freight and transportation solutions. GEODIS is one of the largest supply chain and logistics companies in the world, and is widely recognised as a high quality service provider delivering innovative logistics solutions.
Michael served his apprenticeship as a forwarding merchant before staring work with an international forwarder whose main focus was on imports.
In 1985 he took up a position with the E.H. Harms Group which was integrated into the BLG Logistics Group in 2002. He has been Managing Director and Head of Business Unit Transport & Terminal since 2012.
Based in Bremen, Germany, BLG Logistics moves 7.5 million finished vehicles worldwide each year with terminals on the coast, major rivers and inland, transportation by road, rail and water, as well as its own technical centres.
VP Strategic Development – Global Automotive Sector
Over the last 15 years Michael has amassed a wealth of experience within aftermarket logistics working for OEMs and LSPs. His career began managing large scale warehousing operations before focusing on the development of high volume transport networks. In his current role he focuses on driving an aligned global sector strategy, using innovation and best practice to accelerate growth in both mature and emerging markets. Prior to DHL, Michael ran CEVA’s shared-user through-the-night network, managing component part distribution for multiple OEMs. He also held a senior director role at GEFCO for six years where he established a successful supply chain network.
Vehicle Planning Opel/Vauxhall
Adam Opel AG
Michael has held various assignments at General Motors since 2008, mainly within operations for inbound supply chain. He was previously responsible as supply chain launch manager of engine Flexplant in Hungary and Opel Mokka in Spain.
His current responsibilities include planning for finished vehicle logistics for Opel/Vauxhall.
He has a business administration and mechanical engineering degree.
Manager in Operation Technology/IoT Advisory
Ernst & Young
With over 20 years’ experience in solutions implementation and consultancy for manufacturing and logistics companies, Maciej has been involved in multiple international projects to improve manufacturing efficiency and supply chain management throughout Europe, North America and the Middle East. He is manager for EY’s operation technology and Internet of Things (IoT) Advisory in Poland.
Head of Department
Christian heads the Information logistics and decision support systems department at Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics in Dortmund (Germany). He has worked for the Institute since 2007 on a variety applied science and business consultancy projects. He specialises in automotive and information systems for logistics and has a wealth of experience working with global players in different sectors.
Chief Executive Officer
Bill is the former owner of an auto transportation company in Canada and has made it his life’s mission to solve the problem of waste – empty miles – in auto transportation around the world. He is the inventor and developer of the Convertible Trailer system. Bill also has over 20 years of experience as a professional firefighter, EMT and rescue worker. Bill’s vision is to continuously improve methods of managing the world’s finite resources, finding new and better ways of using them wisely and at the same time making a commercial return.
Ewals Cargo Care
Bram has been with Ewals Cargo Care(ECC) since 2001, working in a variety of roles. Prior to this, he spent nearly four years with Johnson Controls in China. He is CEO and a shareholder of ECC.
He attended the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and Columbia Business School. He holds a Master of Science in Business Administration.
Bjoern is managing founder of TIM CONSULT and his specialization is consulting in transportation, warehousing and supply chain. He is responsible for a multinational team of 54 experts and has offices in Mannheim,DE and Newark,US (2014). He operates the world’s leading market intelligence initiative in transportation (benchmarking/best practice analysis. Bjoern has an MSc in logistics/transport