A solution - oriented, commercially savvy , business development and strategy specialist and healthcare supply chain professional, with a proven track record in building, leading and nurturing successful sales and healthcare supply chain teams and projects. Much success has been realised through effective leadership, commencing and maintaining outstanding internal and external customer relations, in the highly regulated industries of Pharmaceuticals, FMCG and in both challenging and complex business environm ents across Europe, Middle East & Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). Akin has senior level experience in both the demand side and supply side of large scale operations.
Akin spent seventeen years in the Pharmaceutical Industry working with companies like GSK, Pfiz er, Bristol Myers - Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim and Novartis in sales, management and marketing.
Recent success is evident in the key role played in the transitioning of the UK National Health Service (NHS) 2006 public sector procurement/ logistics and di stribution to a more efficient commercial, outsourced entity. Subsequent taking the lead role in the redesign of supply chain for NHS London on behalf of DHL, in this most political of public/private partnership arrangements. Responsible for overseeing th e demand drive in the six Regional Distribution Centers serving the 74 Hospitals and 31 Primary Care Trusts for which I was responsible.
Akin led the introduction ‘off site consolidation/ on site auto replenishment project using medical cabinets in Londo n's foremost teaching hospitals.
Liaising with Distribution Centre Managers, Procurement and Commercial Directors of Hospitals, Internal Contracting teams, marketing departments and political leads within governmental procurement sector, Akin served as DHL Representative on the London Procurement Programme (LPP) Operating Board; the £1bn procurement body for NHS London and constituting the Commercial Directors of London's teaching hospitals and government buying groups.
2008 saw the commencement of the DHL Express’ cold chain planning programme across the Middle East and North Africa and Turkey, to effect structural change in the Healthcare network for DHL Express, was another key challenge undertaken and in which Akin ha d a lead role.
As a cross functional team player, Akin played a supporting role in the cross business unit DHL team set up to review the national healthcare supply chain processes for a major GCC country. Presented and co - coordinating activities to hel p set up the health care supply chain for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia bringing in specialist teams from the UK, Germany and the UAE to the cross Ministerial Board constituted by the King.
Most recently as EGH Private Equity Supply Chain Director for SSA , Akin led the logistics pitch for a government to deliver housing infrastructure in Lagos Nigeria , which required significant supply chain solution pre - design as a key part of the pitch and project deivery plan. Akin worked with a world class consortium including companies such as MACE, CAP GEMINI, ARUP, PARSONS, TERRY FARREL & CO and GALADARI & ASSOCIATES, HABTOOR TRADING ENTERPRISES to build 10,000 affordable homes.
Akin currently provides advisory and consulting services to multinationals in Nigeri a seeking to improve their outbound supply chain infrastructure.
Akin is married and living in Nigeria currently and in his spare time plays tennis, reads extensively and plays chess.
Founded in Dubai/UAE, SCLG is a membership driven industry business group with 200+ corporate members. SCLG is expanding internationally to continuously enhance its global foot-print.
Managing supply chain and logistics more effectively shall contribute to positive growth of economy in range of 3% to 5% (GDP terms).
Impact of climate change on managing supply chain should be on agenda of all supply chain professionals.
Oil and Gas industry should enlarge its theme to manage supply chains of larger energy domain.
Reduction in current level of wastage in food supply chain shall help mitigate poverty.
Managing Fresh water supply chain needs attention of all.
Sophisticated demand forecast and planning for sure helps improve efficiency of supply chain.
7th Black Sea Ports and Shipping 2018 , International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites, Varna, Bulgaria 08th -12th May 2018
Inflection Summit, Awards 2018 - Digital Manufacturing Supply Chain , Delhi, NCR 12th September 2018
IOT World Asia , Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 18th -20th September 2018
2nd LAST MILE ASEAN Conference & Expo , BITEC, Bangkok 20th -21st September 2018
2nd Baltic Ports & Shipping 2018 , Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel, Riga, Latvia 25th -27th September 2018
4th China International Internet & E-commerce Expo , Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center 11th -13th October 2018
Supply Chain and Logistics Conference , Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh 15th -16th October 2018
East Africa Utlities Expo , Kenyatta International Convention Center Nairobi, Kenya 25th -27th September 2018
3rd Annual Saudi Freight & Logistics 2018 , Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 22nd -23rd October 2018
15th Trans Middle East 2018 , Intercontinental Aqaba Resort, Jordan 23rd -25th October 2018
Procurement 4.0 , Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Thailand 24th -25th October 2018
2nd Annual Modern Warehousing , Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Thailand 24th -25th October 2018
4th Annual Fleet Management , Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Thailand 24th -25th October 2018
UAE-INDIA Economic Forum , Dubai, UAE 24th -25th October 2018
Global Illicit Trade , Abu Dhabi 30th October 2018
FoodEx Saudi 2018 , Jeddah Centre For Forums And Events Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 12th -15th November 2018
7th Annual Supply Chain Innovation Summit 2018 Asia Pacific , Singapore 15th -16th November 2018
20th Intermodal Africa 2018 , Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, Ghana 27th -29th November 2018
Refining & Petrochemicals World China 2018 , Beijing, China 05th -07th November 2018
Refining & Petrochemicals World Thailand 2019 , Bangkok, Thailand 23rd -24th January 2019