Key note speakers  

Camilla Brückner has more than 27 years of development policy and management experience in Danish and international organizations.

Camilla Brückner was appointed Director for UNDP’s Nordic Representation Office (NRO) in February 2012 having previously been Deputy Chief of Staff and Deputy Director for UNDP’s Executive Office. Prior to that, she served at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 13 years, heading divisions at the UN mission as Deputy Permanent Representative and earlier in the department of non-governmental organizations and civil society relations, the department of humanitarian affairs and the department of development policy.

As the Director for the NRO Ms. Brückner is responsible for developing and deepening the partnership with UNDP’s Nordic partners (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland) and main core donors. This involves both policy dialogue on all areas of UNDP’s mandate, advocacy and communication with the Nordic Governments, civil society, media and private sector.

Omera Khan is a Professor of Supply Chain Management and Director of the MSc in International Supply Chain Management at Royal Holloway University of London (UK). Past appointments have included Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), Cranfield School of Management (UK), Manchester Business School (UK) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA).

Omera’s research has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals. She is lead-author of the “Handbook for Supply Chain Risk Management: Case Studies, Effective Practices and Emerging Trends”. Her most recent book is “Product Design and the Supply Chain – Competing through Design”. Omera’s current research initiatives include investigating the impact of circular economy to textiles and fast-fashion supply chains, managing global supply chain sustainability risks, improving supply chain cyber resilience and how to create design centric businesses to improve speed, flexibility and adaptability in volatile markets.


Thorsten Steenholt is Executive Vice President, Global Operations, at Chr. Hansen A/S. Here he is responsible for Production, Logistics, S&OP, Engineering and other global technical functions. He was previously employed with Carlsberg as head of production in Denmark, Portugal and England. At Chr. Hansen he has been on a journey of configuring a global supply network to enable the growth the company has experienced in the last 10 years whilst designing new capabilities and building a sustainable manufacturing footprint. 

Torsten Steenholt holds Master degrees in Pharmacy and Chemical Research as well as a Diploma Degree as a Master Brewer. Besides his role in Chr. Hansen he also serves as a board member in CO-RO A/S as well as ALTIA PLC.

Lars Krejberg Petersen is CEO at Dansk Retursystem, which he joined in 2014. His experience mainly stems from 12 years in the Carlsberg Group, holding different positions including deputy CEO of Carlsberg Denmark and VP for Business Standardization, leading a program to put all operations I Northern- and Western Europe on to the same process platform. Prior to Carlsberg he held different positions in DLG – mainly og the supply chain and logistical side. He holds a BSc in general business and a Bachelor in Marketing.

Besides his role in Dansk Retursystem he also serves as a board member I SDK Group A/S and Nemco A/S

Jean-Marc Lechêne is Executive Vice President and COO of Vestas Wind Systems A/S which he joined in July 2012.
Prior to joining Vestas, Jean-Marc served as Executive Vice President at Michelin in France. Before that, Jean-Marc held various top positions in the Lafarge Group for a period of almost fifteen years in China, Canada and the US. He spent also five years with McKinsey as Senior Associate.
He has been a member of the Executive Management in Vestas Wind Systems A/S since July 2012 and serves on the board of directors of Vestas Manufacturing A/S and Vestas Technology & Manufacturing Committee. In addition, he serves as chairman of the board of directors of Norican Group and as director of the board of Velux A/S.
Jean-Marc Lechêne holds a Master Degree in Engineering from École des Mines de Paris and has completed a MBA at INSEAD, Fontainebleau.
Today Jean-Marc Lechêne is resident in Denmark and his nationality is French.

Martijn Lofvers is CEO & Chief Trendwatcher at Supply Chain Media. Publishing Director & editor-in-chief of Supply Chain Movement and Supply Chain Magazine. Martijn Lofvers is founder of Supply Chain Media, the Dutch Supply Chain Magazine (in 2006) and the European quarterly magazine Supply Chain Movement (in 2011). He is a regular speaker on the topic of Supply Chain Strategy Mindmapping at international conferences. 

Previously Lofvers has worked as publisher for Springer Science + Business Media (5 years) and Reed Elsevier (12 years). He holds a university degree in technical engineering and business science from the Eindhoven University of Technology with a specialization in Supply Chain Management. He also published a war novel and a non-fiction book about the history of supply chain management, both in Dutch.


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Mads Kibsgaard is a Business Development Consultant at GS1 Denmark. GS1 is a global member organization which develops and promotes standards and services that improve supply chains across the globe by making them safer and more efficient. You know us from the barcodes found on all supermarket items and medical packages. Mads’ background in Innovation and Operations Engineering enables him to see the critical importance of standards in supply chains. At GS1 Denmark he is responsible for our efforts within new technological development, be it RFID or Blockchain, as well as guest lecturing on Masters-level engineering educations. 


René Sidor is Managing Director for DACHSER Nordic. DACHSER is a family owned logistics services provider and one of the global leaders in the logistics industry.
René holds a BSc in international commerce (HD-U), and an Executive MBA from CBS. He has been working within the transport sector for 45 years and is a true specialist in Supply Chain Management. His track record include working as Managing director for DanTransport under FLS Industries for 26 years, as well as Country Manager for Panalpina in Denmark and Finland and General Manager for DACHSER Denmark.



Claire Milner (Rychlewski) is an experienced senior technology industry executive, with more than 20 years experience growing businesses by delivering high-impact technology solutions to the Life Sciences/Pharma, CPG, Manufacturing, and Retail industries. Prior to joining Kinaxis in 2008, Claire held a number of senior leadership positions at GT Nexus and Oracle where she was the co-creator of the Oracle cloud SAAS start up program.

Claire is English and lives in Paris, holds a BA. HOns in Economics/Politics/Accounting from the University of Manchester, is passionate about women in technology and supply chain and is an active member of the BritishFranco Chamber of Commerce and the Paris Women’s Network.


Lars Kissow is Founder and Managing Partner of Syncronic since 2006. He acts as CEO and drives sales and relationships to key clients. He is an expert in  SCM, SAP SCM and SAP IBP and are often used as a solution architect or program / project manager in local and global client projects, and during global roll-outs. Before Syncronic Lars worked as a consultant in Appeer and PwC Consulting. He is MSc in Engineering from DTU and holds a large number of certifications from SAP, e.g. SAP SCM Demand, Supply Planning and SAP ECC PP/MM plus master a myriad of other SAP capabilities.7



Other speakers

Mariëlle Wester is senior Executive Search and Recruitment Consultant at Inspired-Group, specializing in the logistics and supply chain industry. Mariëlle holds a Master’s degree in Labour and Organisational Psychology. She successfully has created multiple sustainable matches, being involved in various assignments ranging from young professional, mid-career to executive level, for both permanent and interim positions. Mariëlle really enjoys in-depth conversations and exchanging knowledge which makes her an extremely pleasant networker and which has helped her to establish a solid network within the (international) logistics and supply chain industry.

  Andreas Wieland is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at Copenhagen Business School, where he is the academic coordinator of the Graduate Diploma (HD) program in Supply Chain Management and a faculty member of the Full-time MBA. His current research interests include risk management, resilience and social responsibility in global supply chains. He is the European Co-Editor of the Journal of Business Logistics and Co-Chair of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) European Research Seminar. He is a member of the 2018/2019 CSCMP Academic Strategies Committee. He is the recipient of several awards, including five Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence for highly-commended and outstanding articles (2013, 2014, 2016, 2×2018) and an Award for Outstanding Achievements in Teaching at the Technical University of Berlin (2014).
  Juliana Hsuan is Professor and Concentration Coordinator of MSc Supply Chain Management at the Copenhagen Business School. She is the co-leader of CBS Research in the project and co-principal investigator in “Driving Competitiveness through Servitization” project. She is also collaborating on REFLOW, a CBS-led large scale EU project on circular economy on regenerative cities. Juliana was an automotive electrical design engineer with Motorola in U.S. before joining academia. She served in the board of leading academic associations including EurOMA and INFORMS TIMES. Her teaching and research interests include (service) operations management, servitization, supply chain management, innovation management, modularization strategies, mass customization, and portfolio management of R&D projects. Her research has been published in leading academic journals.



Kim Sundtoft Hald is Professor with special responsibilities at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). He is co-founder of the Supply Chain Leaders Forum at CBS and Chairman of the board at SCLF, and member of the board of the association AAASCM. He holds a Master of Science in Mathematical Economics from the University of Aarhus and a PhD from CBS. Before rejoining academia, he worked in industry and consultancy. He is former head of the graduate diploma in supply chain management and associate dean for the HD-programs at CBS. Kim Sundtoft Hald´s current research interests include supply chain management, supplier relationship management, performance and productivity management, sustainability and the circular economy, outsourcing/insourcing and the relation between blockchain technology and supply chain management.


Henrik Knak is advising clients having supply chain management challenges and in need of guidance across strategy, business and IT. As a strategy consulting Partner in Syncronic he helps identifying where client should go and what to prioritize in order to obtain a sound balance between business value realization and potential risks. He is Chairman of the association AAASCM, founder and driver of the Supply Chain Leaders Forum at CBS HD-SCM since 2011, and examiner at Danish universities in SCM including MBA in Shipping at CBS. For two years he acted as associated professor at DTU focusing on ‘SCM & Advanced Planning’. He has more than 25 years of experience from top-consulting companies including The Boston Consulting Group, TCS, Deloitte, IBM, PwC and PriceWaterhouse. Educated as MSc in Engineering at DTU, HD-Organization at CBS and has studied HD-Marketing at CBS and Logistics Management at Växjö University. 


Peter Jacobsen is Associate professor at DTU Management Engineering. He holds a Master and PhD degree in production engineering from DTU.  After his PhD, he was post doc for 1.5 years at Brigham Young University, USA. One of the research topics there was automatic generated decision making. After 10 years as consultancy, he was employed at DTU. He teaches three master courses in operations management, is visiting professor at IESEG, France and supervises PhD and Master thesis. His research areas are performance management and design of production system both on facility level and on network level.

Peter Brønd is Chairman of the board of the Operations Management network at The Danish Society of Engineers, IDA. Peter has worked with Operations Management in 3 decades both as consultant and in the private sector. Educated as engineer and with degrees CBS degrees in economics, IT and an executive MBA, Peter bridges the technological and business world like few, both from a theoretical and practical perspective. Since 2008, Peter has been a jury member for “best thesis award” in Supply chain management at MIT – ZLOC . Professionally Peter is director of Global Engineering at LEO Pharma – responsible strategic asset planning and execution. 


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