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As Chief Supply Chain Officer Roberto oversees Estée Lauder’s Global Supply Chain operations, including end-to-end procurement, manufacturing, planning, quality assurance and logistics for our diverse brand portfolio across all channels and geographies. He will work to develop and implement innovative strategies and solutions to meet and exceed the demands of our global consumers, while partnering closely with brand and function leaders to leverage emerging trends, drive innovation and continuously improve processes. Additionally, building on the company’s long-term, outstanding relationships with global suppliers, Roberto’s focus will include strengthening and strategically evolving partnership models, prioritizing safety, sustainability, and responsible sourcing to help continue to create the most luxurious and efficacious beauty products.
Roberto has held supply chain leadership roles across a variety of industries. He most recently served as Unilever PLC’s Executive Vice President of Supply Chain, Europe, where he oversaw end-to-end supply chain operations for the company’s European business, and was responsible for a team of more than 10,000 employees and 44 factories with production across the food, home and personal care categories. Prior to that, Roberto was Chief Supply Chain Officer at Burberry Group PLC for nearly seven years, where he transformed the company’s global supply chain scope and strategy, developing new methods for omnichannel fulfillment and leveraging manufacturing resources to manage upstream quality.
Among his key achievements at Burberry, Roberto led the improvement of service-to-consumer KPIs and continuously elevated product quality, while improving cost performance to meet margin targets. Notably, he also played a significant role in Burberry’s Responsibility and Sustainability agenda, helping lead the company to be consistently listed at the top of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for their industry globally.
Prior to his time with Burberry, Roberto served in executive supply chain roles of increasing responsibility at several high-profile global companies, including as Group Supply Chain Executive Director at Carrefour SA. He also spent a number of years at Nestlé, leading supply chain and procurement operations for Nestlé Water.
Originally from Italy, Roberto holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan. He is currently a member of the Executive Advisory Board of Gartner Supply Chain, a leading organization in supply chain research and development. He has also held leadership roles at SOS-Logistica, an association working to promote sustainability and safety initiatives across logistics and supply chain processes.
Some people have jobs, some have careers, and some have found their true callings. I’m fortunate enough to have found mine at Anheuser-Busch InBev. As a fifth-generation brewmaster, I’ve spent the last 28+ years turning my passion for beer and quality ingredients into a career.
I am currently the Chief Supply Officer at Anheuser-Busch InBev, and a member of our Executive Board Management, where I lead all brewery operations, quality assurance, raw materials and product innovation responsibilities worldwide – overseeing over 150 breweries and facilities. I also lead the global Budweiser taste panel, a monthly gathering at the St. Louis brewery – home of Budweiser – to taste brews from more than 50 AB InBev breweries globally.
I believe it was in my DNA to work at Anheuser-Busch InBev. I am the third generation of my family to work at Anheuser-Busch, and the fifth to make beer. My father, Gerhardt Kraemer, was a legendary Anheuser-Busch brewmaster who retired in 2001. My dad always encouraged us to pursue whatever made us happy, so I chose a career in brewing.
Ivanka Janssen is the Chief Supply Chain Officer of Philips. Ivanka is one of the most prominent supply chain executives in our network. She has had a long career across different facets of the supply chain in several companies across the fast-moving consumer goods industries and for the last three years, she has been leading the supply chain function for Philips.
Holbach has been working at Henkel in various executive positions in Supply Chain, Operations, Purchasing and Sales since 1996, when he started in Corporate Purchasing after finishing his master’s degree. This was followed by various assignments in Germany. Having finished his PhD during a sabbatical period, in 2002 he moved to Mexico integrating two newly acquired businesses. Thereafter he returned to the headquarters and was in charge of global purchasing for the Laundry & Home Care business for several years until 2007. Holbach subsequently took control of the global supply chain for the same business, and a few years later gained global responsibility for the manufacturing operations.
Since 2014, he has been successfully leading the entire Supply Chain & Operations unit for the Laundry & Home Care division as Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer. In his current role, he has responsibility for a global head count of more than 7,000 associates in 33 factories and 47 logistics centres around the globe. Holbach is one of the most influential and visionary leaders in supply chain. This is also evident in his relentless pursuit of excellence, both at Henkel and in his personal journey. His progress is reflected in his climb in this ranking, from 9th place in 2018 to 4th place in 2019 and now to the top spot in 2020.
Despite COVID-19, he remains one of the top three most visible leaders in Europe and has shared his extensive technological expertise during many appearances at online conferences, webinars and educational events this year. His qualities and charisma are underlined by his success as one of the top four in terms of peer votes. His strategic priorities supporting the purposeful growth strategy of the company are digitalization, sustainability, innovation, system visibility and collaboration. His key contributions have been in the areas of supply chain strategy and organizational development, network optimization, post-merger integrations and recently the digital transformation of the organization. The multi-year, multi-dimensional transformation delivered significant financial contributions and increased the responsiveness, agility and resilience of global supply chain. In that context, the BU Supply Chain was recognized by the World Economic Forum as one of 14 digital E2E lighthouses globally in the field of advanced manufacturing/Industry 4.0.
Vineet Khanna is Senior Vice President responsible for Nestlé Global Supply Chain.
He started his career with Nestlé in 1986 after completing MBA from Indian Institute of Management.
During his career with Nestlé Vineet has handled a variety of roles including finance & control, technology implementations, sales operations and supply chain. Subsequent to setting up the Supply Chain Division at Nestlé India, Vineet moved to Sydney to manage the regional Petcare Supply Chain & Procurement. Prior to his current role as Global Head of Supply Chain, Vineet was responsible for managing Supply Chain and Procurement for Nestlé in Asia, Oceania and Africa. His current global responsibilities include Demand & Supply Planning, Logistics, Customer Service, Supply Chain technologies and Sustainability in Supply Chain.
Over the years Vineet has been actively associated with cross industry platforms e.g. ECR platform and has been contributing to initiatives like Future Value Chain. Currently, he is the co-chair of Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) of the Consumer Goods Forum. Vineet is on the board of Nestlè Enterprises S.A. He is also member of various councils e.g. Transform, SAP and o9.
Vineet is married to Meenu with two children.
Nora Olah joined Deutsche Telekom in 2013 as VP of Indirect Materials and Services Procurement before moving up to VP Supply Chain in 2020. At Deutsche Telekom, she says, “we try to involve all the stakeholders and get them around the table to shape a strategy or procurement decision”.
Prior to this, she spent five years as Director of Procurement at Magyar Telekom, the Hungarian subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, and 14 years at Alcoa in various senior leadership sourcing roles, both across Europe and worldwide. She has a business management degree from Kulkereskedelmi Foiskola in Budapest, and an MBA from Tilburg University.
Paul is a 22-year PepsiCo veteran with experience working across all aspects of Supply Chain, including manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, customer facing and planning. Paul has worked in developing markets, leading the Supply Chain organization across Eastern Europe, and in developed markets, working in the UK Snacks business in several executive manufacturing roles. He has also led the Global Supply Chain for PepsiCo Global Concentrate Solutions (PGCS) and has experience in all of PepsiCo’s categories—Snacks, Beverage, Juice and Grains, and Dairy.
He is an Engineer by background, having started his career in Petrochemicals. Paul is married to Ann and they have 4 daughters. He is an enthusiastic social runner and avid armchair sports fan.
Harald Emberger joined the Beiersdorf AG in 2015 as Chief Supply Chain Officer. In this role, Harald has overall responsibility for the end-to-end supply chain globally. He’s a member of the Executive Committee.
Prior to joining Beiersdorf, Harald held a variety of supply chain leadership roles with Unilever and Mars Inc..
Harald’s background and experience present a truly global image. Throughout his career, he has lived in five different countries in three world regions.
Duncan Lowe is Head of Global Supply Chain in Campari Group. He holds a Chemical Engineering and Finance Degree from the University of Loughborough in the UK.
He has held leadership responsibilities for over 25 years in multinational companies across Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America.
In the previous 10 years, he has been working for PepsiCo covering a leading role in the Global Supply chain function. Before joining Pepsico, he worked for Associated British Foods in a wide range of roles including Supply Chain, M&A, Project Management and Sales.
Stephane Poittevin currently serves as the SVP of Global Supply Chain Europe at Schneider Electric. Stephane has worked for Schneider Electric for almost 20 years, working across supply chain and operations in Asia and Europe. Stephane’s current focus is on accelerating Schneider Electric’s transformation toward becoming the most agile, innovative, planet and customer-centric supply chain. Stephanie has an engineering degree from Université de Technologie de Compiègne and currently lives in Lyon, France.
Luca Nanni joined PMI in 2008 as Senior Analyst Procurement Planning. He advanced his career in Switzerland before relocating to Japan as Manager Procurement in 2012, later moving to the Philippines as Director Supply Chain Central Asia in 2015. In 2017, Luca Nanni returned to Switzerland as Director Supply Chain Planning RRP and since July 2021, as VP Global Operations NPTI, Luca established a team of highly professional program managers and defined ways of working that will be critical for the effective execution in Ops of large-scale, cross-functional product and technology introduction initiatives, ensuring a consumer-centric, zero-loss and speed-to-market mindset are instilled throughout. In February 2022 Luca Nanni became Vice President Global Supply Chain. Prior to PMI, Luca held a variety of positions in Groupe Danone and Danisco/Firmenich. Luca holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from Università Bocconi Milan.