Having lived and worked in the Middle East for the last 20 years Dirk has built a tremendous amount of experience in the Supply Chain and Healthcare Industry. Areas of accomplishment include managing a diverse sales team spread over a large geographic location, managing the commercial and operational aspects of the supply chain, providing client focused solutions and working with a variety of systems that provide end to end visibility for clients, suppliers and other stake holders. In addition, developing greenfield operations and entering new markets with new products has allowed Dirk to gain valuable insight to what MNC’s need to manage to in terms of the challenges.
The geographic area covered was not just limited to the Middle East but included the co ntinent of Africa as well as Russia and the CIS countries. Having worked for leading multinationals that are at the top of their industry has given Dirk an overall view of what clients, suppliers and providers look for when wanting to operate in EEMEA Regi on (East Europe, Middle East and Africa).
With sound leadership skills Dirk has built a variety of commercial and operational teams that have formed the foundation for ongoing success in the geographic area that he is accountable for. As a founding member of the SCLG it clearly shows that with commitment and dedication the SCLG has come a long way in supporting and helping its members.
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.
2nd GPCA Responsible Care Conference 2018 , InterContinental, Dubai - Festival City, UAE 06th -08th May 2018
GPCA Supply Chain Conference 2018 , InterContinental Festival City Hotel, Dubai 08th -10th May 2018
7th Supply? ?Chain? ?Finance (SCF)? ?Summit , Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Deira Dubai 09th -10th May 2018
7th Black Sea Ports and Shipping 2018 , International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites, Varna, Bulgaria 08th -12th May 2018
Supply Chain Summit , Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport 05th -06th June 2018
2018 International Pharma Logistics Exhibition and Conference , SNIEC, Shanghai, China 20th -22nd June 2018
8th India Warehousing Show 2018 , Hall 8 to 12, Pragati Maidan, New Dehli 21st -23rd June 2018
Refining & Petrochemicals World Vietnam 2018 , Hanoi, Vietnam 26th -27th June 2018
16th ASEAN Ports & Shipping 2018 , Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel, Johor, Malaysia 03rd -05th July 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
East Africa Utlities Expo , Kenyatta International Convention Center Nairobi, Kenya 25th -27th September 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
FoodEx Saudi 2018 , Jeddah Centre For Forums And Events Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 12th -15th 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