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ASCM Regional Conference

A Better World Through Supply Chain

Date: March 19th, 2020

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Lagos Ikeja


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 Lagos to discuss how creating self-reliant talent, increasing frontier market maturity, improving distribution systems, and enabling consistent monitoring will create a better world for Nigeria through supply chain.

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Babatunde Irukera

Babatunde Irukera Director General/Chief Executive
Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

Babatunde Irukera is the Director General/Chief Executive of the Consumer Protection Council (now the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission). He is responsible for the daily management and leadership of the Commission in fulfilling its mandate to promote market competition, protect consumers and secure remedies when consumer rights are violated. Over this diverse career, Babatunde gained considerable experience in transactions, civil rights and commercial litigation, regulatory work, government relations and practice management. He has also provided capacity-building and advisory services to government institutions and other clients with respect to competition/antitrust issues.

Bola Afolabi

Bola Afolabi PhD, FCIPS, FCArb

Dr. Bola Afolabi is globally recognized as a distinguished contracting & procurement strategist, energetic and commercially oriented individual, also an arrow head of supply chain practice in the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry. Dr. Afolabi is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of an indigenous service company involved in oil & gas consultancy, strategic supply chain management, commercial leadership, arbitration, business planning & development and a host of other cutting hedge consultancy services, and also teaches MBA students at the Malaysia University of Science & Technology on Contracting & Procurement and Supply Chain Management Strategy.

Bolaji Olawoyin

Bolaji Olawoyin Country Director Nigeria

Bolaji is a Pharmacist and a Health Development Specialist turned Supply Chain Management Professional with several years of diverse, cross cultural experience in both the private and public health sectors. Bolaji has significant experience in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Systems strengthening for health programs funded by Bilateral and Multilateral organizations such as USAID and the Global Fund. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, an advanced degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management from Robert Gordon University and a Micro-master’s degree in Logistics and Supply Chain from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bolu Awesu

Bolu Awesu Associate Director Nigeria

Bolu is a pharmacist with wide experience in Heath Supply Chain working at various levels on several donor-funded health projects in the public sector. She is also well-grounded in the private sector. She has served in various management positions, contributed to the development of many successful grant submissions and protocol development for various indigenous organizations and has also worked on large and complex projects funded by CDC and Global Fund. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and a postgraduate degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. She also holds a professional diploma in Procurement and Supply from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS),United Kingdom.

Carsten Schubert

Carsten Schubert Director, Sales & Operations
Transnova Africa

Carsten is an experienced supply chain professional with over 20 years’ experience in the transport and logistics industry. Carsten started his career in the construction industry working as a National Account Manager at PPC Cement. This was followed by a position as Sales & Marketing Director at Concor Technicrete. He then joined Barloworld Logistics where he was responsible for managing the outsourced supply chains for a number of key blue chip clients. Carsten has a deep knowledge and understanding of how to help companies unlock value in their supply chain and has completed supply chain optimisation projects for clients across diverse industry sectors.

David Olang

David Olang, CPIM Technical Director
Coca-Cola East & Central Africa

David currently leads the Franchise Technical Operations for Coca-Cola East & Central Africa by providing technical thought leadership to drive the Franchise business plan successfully working with Franchise teams and bottling partners.

David has over 25 years’ experience managing supply chains in various parts of Africa. He has previously worked with Kenya Breweries first as Procurement & Logistics Director and later as Head of Move and Customer Africa. Prior to this, he held various positions in Unilever overseeing 9 countries in Africa with his last positions being Supply Chain Projects Director and Manufacturing Site Lead Unilever.

He brings onboard a wealth of skills with a bias for customer and Consumer Care, Safety, Quality, Environment, Manufacturing, Planning and Logistics.

David holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Nairobi University, Kenya. He is also a member of The Association for Operations Management, fully Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM).

John Brandt

John Brandt CEO
The MPI Group

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.

Kabir Shagaya

Kabir Shagaya CEO
Zippy Logistics

Kabir Shagaya is currently the CEO of Zippy Logistics, a full-service logistics company specializing in providing Retail Supply Chain solutions for Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs), multinationals and SMEs in Nigeria. Zippy Logistics has successfully aggregated supplies to the nation’s largest retailers including Shoprite and Game, and also served as the Director of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group under the Clinton Foundation where he helped create policies and manage negotiations between the public and private sectors and international organizations.

Professor Kennedy Abuga

Professor Kennedy Abuga School of Pharmacy, University of Nairobi

Prof Kennedy Abuga is an Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the School of Pharmacy, University of Nairobi where he's taught for 20 years. Currently, he is the head of the Drug Analysis and Research Unit (DARU), a Quality Control laboratory that serves the pharmaceutical industry. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry from 2007 to 2017. Prof Abuga has over 25 original publications in refereed journals and is actively involved in several research project & consultancies on Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacy practice and Pharmaceutical Supply Chain. He has served on the Editorial Board of the ‘East and African Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences’ since 2010. Dr Abuga holds Bpharm (Nairobi), Mpharm (KUL, Belgium) and PhD (Nairobi) degrees.


Peter A. Bolstorff

Peter A. Bolstorff CSCP, SCOR-P
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

Peter A. Bolstorff is the executive vice president of corporate development. Peter oversees the ASCM corporate transformation value proposition that includes supply chain talent development and corporate supply chain performance.

Bolstorff, the respected author of Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model, brings over 25 years of experience in supply chain and operations management to the position. Bolstorff joined ASCM as the Executive Director for the then newly merged APICS Supply Chain Council. Prior to joining ASCM, Bolstorff was the founding principal of SCE Limited, a consulting firm focused on providing supply chain program management and SCOR-based education to supply chain executives and their global teams. Bolstorff also held supply chain and operations management leadership roles at Pragmatek Consulting Group, Imation, 3M, and has been a lifelong volunteer within the SCOR community.

He received his master’s degree in industrial education from the University of Minnesota and his bachelor’s degree in mathematics, education, and psychology from St. Olaf College. He is a SCOR-certified instructor and is certified in Six Sigma.

Dr. Peter Okebukola

Dr. Peter Okebukola Partner
McKinsey & Company

Dr. Peter Okebukola is a Partner at McKinsey & Company where he leads the Healthcare Practice in West and East Africa and is a global expert in healthcare supply chains. Dr. Okebukola has worked extensively with international donor organizations, and has also led a team of global logisticians, donors and their local implementing partners in developing an end-to-end cold chain strategy and architecture for the vaccines supply chain system for some GAVI-supported countries. Dr. Okebukola holds a Ph.D. in Health Economics, Policy and Finance from Johns Hopkins University, for which he was conferred the National Delta Omega Honors Award.

Dr. Obiora Madu

Dr. Obiora Madu Adjunct Professor
Malaysia University of Science and Technology

Dr. Madu, an Adjunct Professor of Malaysia University of Science and Technology, holds a Doctorate in Business Administration DBA from SMC University Switzerland, was a recipient of the 2014 National Productivity Order of Merit Award NPOM from the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Dr. Madu has over 30 years of related working experience with international corporate exposure in international trade, customs and maritime as well as transport and logistics/supply chain management, including experience working with international agencies like International Trade Centre in Geneva, The US Commercial Service, USAID, Commonwealth Secretariat and African Development Bank amongst others. Dr. Madu is also the author of seven books, including Export Value Chain Financing and Agro Commodity Export Guide.

Dr. Stephen Njuguna

Dr. Stephen Njuguna Assistant Chief Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy at the Ministry of Health, Afya House

Dr Njuguna is currently the Assistant Chief Pharmacist – Department of Pharmacy at the Ministry of Health, Afya House. He is a high performing management Executive with a successful career spanning 17 years in the Health Sector – 14 of these in Management; having risen from Hospital Pharmacist, District Pharmacist, County Pharmacist, Director of Health, The Chief Officer – Health Services in the County Government of Kiambu. Dr Njuguna is a qualified Pharmacist with an Executive MBA (major in Strategic Management) and currently undertaking a Masters in Public Health with a major in Monitoring and Evaluation.

Dr. Steve A. Adudans

Dr. Steve A. Adudans MD, DLSHTM, MSc ID Executive Director, CPHD
CEO MediQuip Global & Hewatele

Steve Adudans is a Kenyan born, UK trained public health and infectious disease specialist with over 10 years global experience. He received his under-graduate doctor of medicine and surgery training at the University of Nairobi, School of Medicine, and post-graduate training in Infectious Diseases at the University of London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). He is the Executive Director of Center for Public Health and Development (CPHD, a local not-for-profit implementing public health innovations in maternal, newborn and child health in LMICs in Africa, and CEO of Hewatele (, a public-private-partnership medical oxygen generation enterprise and MediQuip Global (, a biomedical equipment distribution, repair and maintenance social enterprise, both subsidiaries of CPHD. Hewatele runs three oxygen plants in Kenya serving at least 10 million people with affordable and quality medical oxygen.

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