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.
Dubai Lease Conference , Dubai 15th -16th November 2023
Transport Logistic Southeast Asia , Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 01st -03rd November 2023
Supply Chain Logistics Kenya , Nairobi, Kenya 17th -19th August 2023
South East Asia Digital Supply Chain Summit 2023 , Vietnam 22nd June 2023
45th Annual SAPICS Conference , Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa 11th -14th June 2023
The 4th Indonesia International Transport, Logistics, Equipment & Services Exhibition 2023 , JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia 24th -26th May 2023
Supply Chain Digitalization Conference 2023 , Virtual Event 24th -25th May 2023
Mauritius Maritime Week 2022 , The Ravenala Attitude, Mauritius 13th -15th December 2022
Annual GPCA Forum , Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 06th -08th December 2022
Intermodal Africa , Hotel Sarakawa, Lomé, Togo 22nd -24th November 2022
Seamless Saudi Arabia , Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre 02nd -03rd November 2022
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION CONFERENCE , Virtual Event 01st -02nd November 2022
Asean Ports & Shipping , InterContinental Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 25th -27th October 2022
World Breakbulk Expo , Shanghai, China 25th -26th October 2022
Indonesia International Transport, Logistic, Equipment & Service Exhibition , Jakarta, Indonesia 05th -07th October 2022
Supply Chain Digitization 2022 , Virtual Event 17th -18th October 2022
Malta Maritime Summit , Malta Marriott Hotel & Spa in St. Julian’s, Malta 03rd -07th October 2022
IATA World Cargo Symposium , London, England 27th -29th September 2022
Baltic & Black Sea Ports & Shipping , Vanagupe Hotel Conference and Spa Center, Palanga, Lithuania 27th -29th May 2022
7th GPCA Research and Innovation Conference , Address Sky View Hotel, Dubai 26th -27th September 2022
Seamless North Africa , Cairo, Egypt 20th -21st September 2022
China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Supply Chain Fair (CILF) , Shenzhen, China 22nd -24th September 2022
Transport Logistic and Air Cargo Southeast Asia , Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Sungapore 13th -15th September 2022
BIMP-EAGA 2022 , Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia 02nd -04th August 2022
Intermodal Africa , King Fahd Palace Hotel Dakar, Senegal 28th -30th June 2022
Philippine Ports and Shipping , Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, The Philippines 21st -23rd June 2022
44th Annual SAPICS 2022 In-Person Conference & Exhibition , Capetown, South Africa 12th -15th June 2022
Trans Middle East , Radisson Blu Hotel, Manama, Bahrain 31st -02nd June 2022
Seamless Middle East , Dubai World Trade Centre 31st -01st June 2022
Digital Sypply Chain Show , Address Hotel, Dubai Marina, Dubai 25th May 2022
Mediterranean Ports and Shipping , Hoteli Bernardin Portorož, Slovenia 24th -26th May 2022
Airport Show , DWTC, Dubai 17th -19th May 2022
13th GPCA Supply-Chain Conference , Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City Dubai UAE 17th -19th May 2022