Dr. Joerg Storm Head of IT Aftersales, Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars and Trucks Daimler Greater China
Joerg, who is based in Beijing, has worked for Mercedes-Benz for 20 years in various positions (sales, strategy, audits, IT) and on international assignments (Japan, USA, China). In his current position, he is in charge of the development and operations of local/global aftersales application, as well as driving the digital transformation journey of the Daimler China aftersales business. Joerg holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in German, as well as a PhD in economics from the University of Cracow in Poland.
Ryan Garrity China Material Export Manager Ford China Motor Trading
Cai Jin Vice President Chinese Federation of Logistics and Purchasing
Cai Jin graduated from Wuhan University in 1985 with a master’s degree in economics. He is now a certified Senior Economist. He has worked in the Economics Information Centre of the National Economics Committee, National Ministry of Materials and China Logistics Information Centre of Ministry of Domestic Trade in a variety of senior roles. He is now Vice-President of the CFLP, Vice-President of the Chinese Society of Logistics, and Director and Party Secretary of the China Logistics Information Centre.
Leo Ye Assistant President Saic Anji Logistics
Leo Ye has substantial experience in the field of automotive logistics and particular expertise in the development of international automotive logistics operations. He has previously worked for SVW, SGM, SMPV, and Saco. His knowledge covers such areas as vehicle logistics, supply chain management and international operations. He holds an MBA from Fudan University in Shanghai.
Yu De CEO SAIC Anji Logistics
Ye De has been the CEO of Saic Anji Logistics Co since December 2008. Prior to that, he held roles including Manager of Quality Assurance at SVW; Deputy Director at the Shanghai Gear Factory, and CEO of ZF Shanghai Steering. He holds a bachelor‘s degree in thermal power machinery and equipment from Tongji University, and also a master's degree in business administration.
Wang Hao Deputy Manager of China-Europe Container Block Trains Department China Railway International Multimodal Transport Co
Wang Hao is an engineer who graduated from St Petersburg State University in Russia with a master's degree in 2012 before joining China Railway Beijing Group Co and China Railway International Multimodal Transport Co. He served successively as Chief Conductor of International Trains, Operations Director and Deputy Section Chief. In 2017, he transferred into the China-Europe Container Block Trains Department at China Railway International Multimodal Transport Co, serving as Operations Manager before taking on his current role.
Xiao Zhengsan General Secretary Chinese Automobile Dealer Association
Xiao Zheng San is a senior economist. After graduating from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics as a Bachelor of Finance, he worked in various supply chain-related roles before joining HUAXING Group in 1998, where he held posts as Department Manager, Assistant General Manager and Vice-General Manager, before going on to join CADA.
Kong Ji Parts supply & logistics director Volvo Car Distribution (Shanghai) Co. Ltd
Bo Shiju President Changjiu Group
Bo Shijiu was born in Jilin province in 1964. He started his professional career in 1982 working for China First Automobile Group. In 1992, he established Changjiu Industry Group in Jilin Province, now headquartered in Beijing. In 2003, he established Beijing Changjiu Logistics and has been the Chairman of the Board since. Beijing Changjiu Logistics recently became the first automotive logistics company to be listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. He is also Vice-President of the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing and Vice-Chairman of the China Communication and Transportation Association.
Xu Changming Vice president State Information Centre
As a senior economist, market strategy expert for the Ministry of Commerce and Chief Editor of the China Automobile Market Outlook, Xu Changming has considerable knowledge of the Chinese automotive sector. He has long been involved in research and analysis of the car market, including medium and long-term market forecasts. He also lectures regularly at universities, financial organisations, research institutes and automotive manufacturers around the world.
Wu Songquan Chief Expert China Automotive Technology Research Center (CATARC)
Wu Songquan is a professor-level senior engineer and the chief expert in CATARC. His main fields of interest in industrial policy research are automotive industry policy, industry planning and strategy, import and export policy, WTO and free trade areas. He has contributed to many national policies and development plans, such as the Automotive Industry Adjustment and Revitalization Plan and the Energy Saving and New Energy Automotive Industry Development Plan, as well as automotive investment and admission policy, automotive foreign investment policy, automotive strategic planning and vehicle management regulations. He has twice won the China Automotive Industry Science and Technology Progress Award and has also been a recipient of the National Development and Reform Commission’s Excellent Achievement Award.
David Zhang President CDC International
David Zhang is president and member of the board for CDC International Logistics, the global logistics service arm of Changjiu Logistics. David is responsible for driving growth across CDC’s three main business units, including packaging, inbound logistics and ro-ro shipping. Prior to joining CDC in December 2018, he worked in a variety of supply chain roles, including for more than 14 years at tier supplier Delphi, where he held roles including integrated supply chain director for the Asia Pacific region and general manager for Delphi China Technical Center. He holds a master degree in international logistics and supply chain management from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Allan Boyd Head of Business Development Asia Pacific Unipart Logistics
Allan Boyd has been working with Unipart Logistics for over 6 years both in the UK and in Asia. During that time Allan has worked as a product forecasting and supplier improvement analyst ensuring the supply of thousands of automotive aftermarket parts. Since beginning his career with Unipart Logistics Allan has gone on to work in operations as a Lean and Six Sigma consultant helping Unipart divisions and client businesses in the UK, China and India grow and improve their efficiency and quality. This work has been across sectors including manufacturing, automotive, industrial, construction and technology.
Allan moved to China in 2015 initially leading the continuous improvement and consultancy function and is now Head of Business Development for Unipart Logistics Asia Pacific, a business which currently services the aftermarket requirements for six well known vehicle manufacturers across 5 APAC countries.
Dr Zhang Xiaodong Vice President of Transportation Beijing Jiao Tong University
Dr. Xiaodong Zhang is a researcher with expertise in logistics systems planning and management, logistics node planning and design, rail freight, multimodal transport, supply chain management, transportation logistics and marketing, and purchasing and supply logistics, among other areas. He has completed nearly 100 national, provincial and enterprise research projects, as well as contributing to the state council's Logistics Industry Restructuring and Revitalization Plan and the Twelfth Five-Year Development Plan for Railway Logistics.
Coco Zhu Key Account Manager GEFCO
Based in Shanghai, Coco focuses on FVL business development and driving growth for GEFCO China. Coco has more than 15 years of logistics industry experience in key account sales and project management. Coco holds a bachelor’s degree in material science and engineering from Tongji University in Shanghai.
Balakrishnan Adhi Deputy Director of Material Planning and Logistics Changan Ford
Balakrishnan (Bala) Adhi has been working at Ford for 19 years. Based in Chongqing, his areas of expertise include material planning and logistics operations such as supply chain, inventory management, order to delivery, product creation and change management, as well as new product launches. Prior to his current role, he was involved in various areas including inventory control, obsolescence management, and build complexity reduction, as well as being responsible for global prototype, engineering release and change management for most of the vehicles manufactured by Ford. Prior to joining Ford, he held positions in production planning and control, strategic sourcing, and ERP implementation/support, primarily in the manufacturing sector.
Yang Wenjie Vice President Beijing Changjiu Logistics Co., Ltd.
Sharon Gray Global Director, Automotive Key Accounts CHEP Automotive and Industrial Solutions
Based in Detroit, Sharon focuses on developing executive relationships and driving growth across regions supporting CHEP’s regional teams with business development and strategies aligned with its global vision.
Sharon has more than twenty years of automotive industry experience in key account sales and trade lane roles. At TNT, Sharon was a Global Strategy Manager for automotive and industrial. Prior to TNT, Sharon worked for DHL with responsibility for international sales management and was a Trade Lane Manager to China.
Sharon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from MidAmerica Nazarene University.
Marco Wang Logistics Senior Director NIO
Peng Fei Deputy Director Shanghai Customs Tariff Department
Chris Zuo General Secretary China Automotive Logistics Association of CFLP
Richard Wang Vice-Director Sinomach Automobile
Richard Wang is vice-director on the board of Sinomach Automobile. He is also vice-director of the import vehicle committee at the China Automobile Dealer Association (CADA) and secretary general of the China Import Car Association (CICA). He has held previous roles at Beijing Polk-Catarc, BMW(China) and China Automobile Trading, as well as serving China’s State Information Centre. An expert in the automotive logistics field, Wang provides the industry with regular analysis of monthly vehicle imports to China.
Cao Yue Manager Changan Mazda Automobile
Kamil Mezynski Group Sales Director - Global Accounts GEFCO
Mark Zhuo Logistics Manager Federal-Mogul Motorparts
Mark, who is based in Shanghai, is responsible at the Federal-Mogul Motorparts Division for supply chain operation and strategic planning. He has worked in supply chain and logistics roles at several MNC companies over the last 19 years. In addition to his expertise in supply chain management and logistics cost optimisation, he also has many years’ project management experience. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree from Shanghai University and an MSC from the University of Southampton, UK. He is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and SCOR-P, ASCM.
Jason Zhu Director Global Logistics CATL
Andrew Hoad CEO & Managing Director, Asia Pacific DP World
Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in the global maritime industry. He began his career with the P&O Group, where he held various roles including that of General Manager for Saudi Arabia and the Red Sea region, before moving to CSX World Terminals as Commercial Director and General Manager for Europe. He first joined DP World on the acquisition of CSX World Terminals in 2005 as Commercial Director for the Asia Pacific region. Prior to his current position, he was Executive Vice-President of Asian Terminals, DP World’s terminal portfolio within the Philippines.
Stephan Bietz Vice President Global Logistics Services Asia Pacific Bosch (China) Investment
Stephan, who is based on Shanghai, has worked in various supply chain roles for over 25 years (in Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, China and USA). He has great experience in logistics strategy, planning, controlling, and execution. In his current position, he is in leading the logistics services for the BOSCH Group of companies. Services range from warehousing, transportation, foreign trade, and packaging design to logistics innovation, digitalization and consulting.
Achim Glass Head of Global Automotive Vertical, SVP Kuehne + Nagel
Achim is a passionate business developer and has been working for Kuehne + Nagel for 20 years in various positions and locations. A professional freight forwarder with particular expertise in sea freight and air freight he has been directing the company’s global automotive business since 2015 with particular expertise in inbound logistics, aftermarket services and logistics of lithium batteries. Achim holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management studies from Oxford Brookes University in England as well as an Executive MBA in logistics from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. He is based at Corporate Head Office in Switzerland.
Christoph Seitz Co-Owner/CEO CFR Rinkens
Based in Los Angeles, Christoph’s focus is on business development and strategic planning, driving growth for CFR Rinkens through building relationships with car manufacturers and logistics providers globally. He also oversees CFR teams in the US, China and Europe, developing and implementing end-to-end logistics solutions for shipping vehicles in containers with racking systems. Born in Berlin, Germany, Christoph holds a degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and worked in print journalism, both in Germany and the US, before entering the logistics industry 15 years ago.
Wolfgang Lehmacher Senior Supply Chain Executive Independent Consultant
Wolfgang is a thought-leader and practitioner in supply chain and logistics. He has previously been Director, Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industries at the World Economic Forum in Geneva and New York; Partner and Managing Director (China and India) at the global strategy firm CVA in Hong Kong; and President and CEO of GeoPost Intercontinental, the global expansion vehicle of France’s La Poste in Paris. He assists stakeholders across the global supply chain ecosystem, from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies, in upscaling and transforming their organizations. Wolfgang is a member of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards Jury and the Logistikweisen, a think-tank under the patronage of the German Federal Ministry BMVI. He is also an FT, Forbes, Fortune, and BI contributor, and author of business books including The Global Supply Chain.