Dmitry Obukhov Claims Handling and Transportation Quality Control Team Manager Glovis Russia
Vladimir Tkachenko Head of the Cashflow Department, Main Directorate of Federal Customs Revenues and Tariff Regulation Federal Customs Service of Russia
Elena Lukanova President Adampol & Vectura
Elena graduated from the Moscow Academy, one of Russia’s top rated universities. She joined Adampol in 1996 as a financial specialist and was promoted to CEO just a year later. Prior to this, she worked at the Export-Import Bank as head of interbank loans. She is also the CEO of Vectura, Polinvest and Transcar. She has 17 years logistics experience and since joining Adampol, company revenues have increased twentyfold.
Eugeny Sukhoy Warehousing and Distribution Manager General Motors
Eugeny originally qualified as a Mechanical Engineer and has since had a strong focus on supply chains and logistics. He worked for 11 years in an electro-technical plant as Senior Manager and also spent 14 years working with supply chains including positions as diverse as Stock Supervisor for UK based Philpot Enterprises, through Shift Leader at Ford Motor Company and Parts Distribution Centre Manager for General Motors Russia.
Tatiana Hristova Manager Central and East European Markets, Light Vehicle Sales Forecast IHS Automotive
Tatiana Hristova joined the IHS Automotive forecasting team in early 2009 and is responsible for the Light Vehicle Sales Forecast in Central and East European countries. Her previous roles in the automotive industry involved responsibility for such areas as vehicle sales analysis and forecasting, as well as aftermarket sales planning. Tatiana holds an MBA in international business development from the German School of International Business and a Russian diploma in business administration.
Kirill Nikoda Expert, Economic Forecasting Center Gazprombank
Elena Divakova Head of Logistics Department Mercedes-Benz Russia SAO
Elena was born in Moscow and studied languages at Moscow Linguistic University. She started at MB Russia in 1994 as Assistant of a PR-Manager. After finishing her internal Daimler MBA, she worked as Product Manager, head of corporate communication and in marketing communication. At the end of 2001, she was appointed Head of Logistics Department, responsible for vehicle transportation as well as customs clearance and damage claims.
Payam Dehdari Director Logistics Robert Bosch Automotive Steering
Payam has been the Logistics Director of the international production network of three business units within Bosch Automotive Steering since mid-2016. He was previously a Senior Logistics Manager at the Bosch Diesel Systems plant in Homburg. He first started with Bosch in 2008 as a Junior Manager and led his first project at corporate level in 2010 with the aim of transferring the lean philosophy from the production side to logistics operations. He has now completed 17 such projects in Europe, resulting in productivity gains of at least 10% in every case. His work in this field, conducted with Prof. Furmans from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, has led to him being awarded a doctorate and rolling the concept out as a consultant in several overseas locations for the company.
Rico Lange Logistics Lead Robert Bosch Automotive Steering
Rico has been the Logistics Lead for Bosch Automotive Steering’s international production network for commercial vehicles since the beginning of 2017. He is responsible for worldwide logistics coordination and planning for the five plants of the network. Rico started his professional career at Bosch as a Junior Manager, having received several assignments in multiple business fields for the company worldwide. Before joining the company, he graduated from the WHZ in Germany and the Tongji University in China, where he began work as an intralogistics planner with BSH in Chuzhou.
Alexander Golovanets Deputy Director OEM cooperation and new projects SKAD
Alberto Picco Director of Sales ROLFO
Mikhail Blokhin General Director National Association of Automotive Component Manufacturers
After qualifying as an industrial engineer with a diploma in machinery manufacturing and engineering tools, Mikhail’s experience of the automotive sector began in 1973 when he joined Avtovaz. There, he held roles as First Deputy Chief Engineer of Technical Development, Deputy Senior Manufacturing Engineer, and Head of Project Office over a 25-year period. He later worked for companies including RosLada and IzhAvto, before moving to NAPAK as Executive Director in 2002 and taking on his present role in 2011. His work at NAPAK has included helping to develop Russia’s industrial assembly agreement for motor vehicles, customs tariffs, and used vehicle import policies, as well as consultancy work with the likes of Toyota Boshoku, Johnson Controls, Magna, Delphi, and Robert Bosch.
Alexander Kovalenko National Customs Manager Gefco