A Better World Through Supply Chain
Date: March 24th, 2020
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Upper Hill
Through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ASCM is solving critical public health supply chain challenges including: improving weak distribution systems, implementing reliable monitoring and data-collection mechanisms, and elevating the maturity of local supply chain communities. ASCM will support the Ministries of Health in sub-Saharan Africa to enhance the capabilities of their supply chain practices to provide consistent and affordable access to food, medicine, vaccines and other imperative essentials.
Join us at the ASCM Regional Conference in Nairobi to discuss how creating self-reliant talent, increasing frontier market maturity, improving distribution systems, and enabling consistent monitoring will create a better world for Kenya through supply chain.Register Now
Abe Eshkenazi currently serves as the chief executive officer for ASCM. Prior to joining ASCM, Eshkenazi was the managing director for the Operations Consulting Group of American Express Tax and Business Services.
Eshkenazi has provided business, operational, and compliance consulting services to professional service organizations, associations, and tax-exempt and government organizations. His leadership role included project management, business process redesign, and individual and organizational alignment, including design and implementation of outsource strategies. Eshkenazi has been a frequent speaker on outsourcing, nonprofit mergers, and strategic alliances.
In addition to his CPA, Eshkenazi holds a master of business administration in management from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management; a master of business administration in finance from DePaul University; and a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University. Eshkenazi is also an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), a Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE), and a Certified Association Executive (CAE).
Benard is the Group Managing Director House of Procurement and the Executive Director House of Procurement Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda Limited, Co-Founder TTP Foundation and FURSA Africa. He has over 10 years of experience in procurement and supply chain management in industries such as Oil and Gas, Energy, Agriculture, FMCG, Manufacturing, Consulting, Service, ICT and Telecommunications. Benard has led various companies throughout his career and has vast experience in a variety of industries from Fiber Optics to Brewing. His countries of work experience are Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, DR Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, South Africa, Switzerland, UK, Guinea, UAE, Zimbabwe and Ivory Coast.
Dominique Zwinkels is the Executive Manager of the People that Deliver Initiative (PtD). She is an international development professional with 22 years of experience in managing programs with a focus on health supply chain management, livelihood, food security and nutrition. Since 2016 Dominique has been responsible for the management and overall performance of PtD, a broad coalition of governments and international, regional and national organizations working together to raise the profile of the health supply chain workforce as a key strategic area of health systems. She has both an MBA in International Business Administration and a Master's degree in Nutrition, and is fluent in English, Spanish and Dutch.
Eliud Muriithi is a savvy strategic health supply chain, operations and commercial specialist with 20 years’ experience in the health and commercial sectors. He has led key strategic and transformational health supply chain projects in Kenya and the African region and has extensive and solid multi-functional exposure in the health, not for profit and private sectors. Eliud has held leadership roles in health programs funded by development partners, Ministry of Health, County Government and the Private Sector. Eliud has previously served as Director Logistics/Courier - G4S International, Supply Chain Specialist – UNICEF, Business Development Advisor – USAID, Director Commercial Services – KEMSA. He has served in diverse environments including senior leadership capacities in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and South Sudan. Eliud is holder of Master of Business Administration (MBA), Jomo Kenyatta University of Technology and Agriculture. He has extensive training in health supply chain management and strategic management.
Eric Wakaria is an accomplished Health Systems Strengthening Specialist with over ten years of experience working within diverse public health and research settings in areas of supply chain management, laboratory quality systems management, accreditation and certification, document development, strategic planning and experiential training. He is one of the few in the world to have achieved the master trainer level of the Strengthening Laboratory Management Towards Accreditation (SLMTA) program, a stepwise quality improvement approach to help laboratories in resource limited settings achieve accreditation. He led the successful implementation of this program in the Kenya National Blood Transfusion facilities. Mr. Wakaria holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biomedical Science and Technology from Egerton University and a Master’s of Science degree in Health System Management from Kenya Methodist University.
Francis Murabula is a supply chain practitioner with over 20 years management experience across manufacturing, automobile assembly, banking and telecommunications sectors. He has held various senior management positions in which he has developed policies, strategies and implemented supply chain transformational programs. Francis served on the committee of procurement experts on a COMESA program aimed at implementing procurement reforms in the trading bloc. He is currently the Executive Head of Supply Chain for Safaricom Limited and also serves as member of the council of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management. He is widely recognized as an expert in his field and has been listed in the International Who’ Who (professional category). Francis holds a Master’s degree in Procurement from the University of Glamorgan, in addition to various professional certifications.
Herbert has over 25 years of professional experience in a wide variety of supply chain practices and project management. Having a background in civil engineering helped him to focus on the essential elements of vast and complex operations. He has spent optimizing operations and supply chains in the most challenging environments of the world such as Somalia, Haiti, Timor Leste, or Kosovo, and has substantially contributed to the introduction of horizontally structured end-to-end supply chain processes in the United Nations peacekeeping operations. Herbert has been a customer of malfunctioning supply chain processes, which motivated him to switch sides and become a leading supply chain expert himself. He strongly focuses on client satisfaction and process automation and is a strong believer in continuous improvements and optimization.
Transforming United Nations Peacekeeping Operations into a Horizontal Supply Chain; A Change Management Journey
United Nations peacekeeping has evolved and has been transformed over the past decades into a complex and multidimensional operation with countless strands, activities, and functions. Each one of those is complex and is supported by a network of resources and driven by intricate requirements. This often seemingly chaotic cluster of tasks was assessed, analyzed, and molded into a new framework aligned to standardized supply chain processes and practices over the past few years. Herbert Pechek was the main architect of this transformation for the UN operations in Somalia and was instrumental for the global efforts to transform peacekeeping into a modern, horizontal, and integrated supply chain. Herbert won the Best Speaker award at the SAPICS 2019 Annual Conference in Cape Town.
An experienced executive, entrepreneur, journalist, author, and researcher, John R. Brandt is the founder and CEO of The MPI Group, a global management research firm, and the former editor-in-chief and publisher of both Chief Executive and IndustryWeek magazines. His new book — NINCOMPOOPERY: Why Your Customers Hate — and How to Fix It (HarperCollins, 2019) — is based on groundbreaking research into leadership and performance excellence across more than fifty thousand organizations. Brandt has earned more than twenty editorial awards for excellence, and also led more than three hundred advisory, marketing, research, and data engagements for clients, including Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, Infor, the Italian Trade Commission, Microsoft, Performance Solutions by Milliken, SAP, and many others. Brandt also maintains a busy lecture schedule, speaking worldwide on how organizations, industries, and communities can avoid Nincompoopery and Despair by adapting themselves to the realities of new markets, new corporate structures, and new customer expectations.
Dr. Rono is a Co-founder and Managing Partner at E&K Consulting Firm, a pan-African advisory and investment firm providing turnkey solutions in the healthcare, finance and technology sectors. He is a recognized thought leader on supply chain, Health Products & Technology; Health Technology Assessment; Universal Health Coverage; Public–Private Partnerships; Health Financing; Health Systems Strengthening; Health Policy; Global Health and International Development. Dr. Rono is also a co-founder and convenor of The Health Exchange, a pan-African innovation dialogue platform that convenes stakeholders in the health and technology sectors. Dr. Rono is a Karolinska Institute Global Health PhD graduate, a World Bank Health Financing Consultant, and a Wellcome Trust and Swedish Institute Fellow.
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