With over 13 years’ experience in the environmental sector, in both commercial and academic roles, Nicholas’ specialism is around circular economy business model development and applications, building on his earlier PhD work in this area. He has worked extensively with a range of clients from commercial, public sector, third sector, government departments and agencies (for example; with DEFRA, WRAP and the EA) as well as sector wide organisations such as the British Coffee Association, ALUPRO (Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation), Plastics Europe and a wide range of SME’s from multiple business sectors.
Greeve’s policy and project management experience in the area of development, agriculture and land reform policy and legislation, (agri)business and socio-economic development, enables him to provide a wholistic approach and service delivery portfolio for the sector.
Greeve has undertaken numerous international study tours to China, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Uruguay, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania, he adds international models and experience to the team. This experience is based on studying these countries land reform, agriculture, development and financing models for agriculture and development.
Greeve has a proven track record in youth development, socio-economic modelling, farming models, business practices and turnaround strategies for agriculture projects.
Having worked with numerous stakeholders in the agriculture sector, he also contributes strong linkages, and working partnerships with key stakeholders in South Africa, Africa, and Internationally, which positions EMG Agri-Solutions to draw in all relevant stakeholders required for the successful design and implementation of projects and development initiatives.
As an aspiring legal engineer/technologist, she automates legal documents, integrated with smart contracts, on the OpenLaw, a platform built on the Ethereum blockchain. Faith is a Research Fellow at the African Academic Network on Internet Policy (AANOIP), where she makes in-depth research on the intricacies in blockchain and law. Faith is a Decentralized Justice Fellow with Kleros, a decentralized justice platform, where she is researching on the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) on the blockchain and recommending Kleros as a dispute resolution layer.
Faith is also a digital content writer and has written several informative and engaging articles on topics in emerging technologies for major online global magazines. She has spoken at events; Blockchain Week Workshop Lagos, African Women in Tech 2018 Nairobi, republica Accra, including ConsenSys, BlockTech Women and CoinFest sponsored events. She has been featured on the cover page of Legal Business World, an international magazine for lawyers. Other features include CoinDesk; Fortune, an Italian Magazine; Coin Rivet; Africa Legal; Yahoo Finance; and several other prints and electronic publications. She is also on the list of top 20 African blockchain influencers to follow on Twitter in 2019.
Currently, Faith spends her free time solidifying her knowledge in smart contracts programming to prepare her as a Legal Engineer in tomorrow’s smart automated world.
In a bid to aid the understanding of crypto, she worked briefly as an On-Air Personality for CryptoRadio 24, teaching about cryptocurrency in pidgin.
She has written for crypto publications such as IoTgadgets, CoinGeek, Cryptocoremedia, Coinfomania, Todaysgazette and CryptoTVplus.
Currently, Rebecca spends her time investigating the benefits of blockchain and emerging technologies to Africa.
I have previously worked as an Enterprise Architecture Consultant (TOGAF 9 Certified) and also on Technical Architecture and Design for Rail Modernization in the UK, delivering a Common Portal for a wide range of UK Rail systems.
I've also designed Mobility and I&AM Strategy for large organisations, mainly in the Transport and Telco sectors in the UK. Proficient and experienced in Mobile, Identity, SOA and Cloud strategy and implementation across federated environments and multiple platforms.
Complex solution delivery using web services and legacy application integration. Cloud computing through Amazon Web services, Azure and Google Cloud. Deep Mobile Telecoms expertise from the start of mobile Internet. Technical project management. Mobile financial systems, insurance sector and banking, Transport experience (Airline and Rail), including ticketing applications.
Specialties: Strategy, propositions and services, solution architectures and system development across all platforms and operating systems, offering innovative, consistent, secure and optimized user experience.
- The development of N1 City, with Syfrets/Nedbank: This is a commercial development of approximately 220 000 m², alongside the N1 Freeway in Cape Town. The N1 City development is worth more than R5 billion today.
- Western Province Park in Goodwood: This is a light industrial park adjacent to Grand West Casino in Cape Town, developed on approximately 25 hectares. This is worth more than R1billion today.
- Boschenmeer Golf Estate in Paarl: This 27-hole golf estate adjacent to the Berg River in Paarl, is built-up and worth more than R1 billion today.
- Myburgh Park in Langebaan: Myburgh Park is a village of more than 900 fully serviced erven, which was developed between Langebaan and the West Coast National Park for high net worth families. Most of the houses have been built, are all architect designed, and most of them have a sea view.
Visual International was formed in 1992 under Charles’ management; and he is still the managing director. Visual is listed on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and focuses mostly on property development.
Charles Robertson serves on the Board of the Restitution Foundation, a charitable organisation involved in the socio-economic enablement of people who have been “left behind” by society. He is also a Board member of SACLI, an interdenominational organisation representing many churches in outreach work.
Charles is married to Rita; and they live in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. They have four married children and eleven grandchildren.Charles jogs and cycles for exercise; and he feels passionate about the environment. He holds a PhD in Education and a MComm in Economics, both from Stellenbosch University.
She is an AI enthusiast and a practitioner, where she is currently an active member of the Civic Lab- VoiceTech Global, a community that builds awareness on conversational AI and builds products of civic value where she is currently a Conversational AI specialist.
She has diverse experience of being in R&D, Technical Sales, Project Management and Customer Service in media(broadcast), Energy Management, Community development and Embedded Systems(Cable Testers) respectively over a span of 6 years.
She is well versed with Big Data technologies, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and interested in solving problems with the latest technologies.
She graduated as an Electronics and Communication Engineer from Anna University, Chennai, India. She then graduated Masters in Business Administration in International Business from University of Colombo and currently pursuing Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering focused on AI at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
Prior to winning two bounties and overall second place in the CryptoChicks Hackathon, Jennifer led operations for the Anheuser Busch account at C.H. Robinson, the largest third-party logistics provider in North America and fifth in the world. In addition, she supported the sales process and secured five deals in various verticals in their North American Surface Transportation division.
In addition to working on legacy systems at work, she pursues blockchain development as one of her core passions in professional development. She has participated in ETHBoston and won a remote pitch competition on a concept on a 3PL on the blockchain at ETHDenver. She also graduated from the Consensys Academy Blockchain Developer Bootcamp, focused on Ethereum development.
Jennifer is passionate about tech civic engagement. She leads Women in Coding and Code for Syracuse meetup groups in Syracuse and helps organize Hack Upstate, the largest hackathon in the Central New York region.
She graduated with Honors in Bachelors in Urban Studies, focusing on urban mobility and transportation, at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
- An Engineering graduate and MBA with 16 years of experience in Supply Chain Management, Commercial Functions in Telecom industry. Currently working as an Manager-SCM and heading Contracts Management at Corp. Office.
- Negotiated and managed contract with key supplier for flagship product which generated 50%of
$24B annual revenue.
- Deft in all critical areas of Contract Management like Vendor Sourcing, Material Planning & Contract Governance.
- Worked at Leadership levels across leading Telecom brands in India – Bharti Airtel Ltd, Reliance Jio , Indus Towers Ltd, American Tower Corporation.
- Experience in Inventory Management, 3PL Contracting, Logistics Contract and Value Chain Management.
- Well verse in ERP modules and worked with SAP-MM & FICO modules and Oracle –SCM.
- Team Size of 40+ under SCMvertical.
- Won Award from Circle CEO for useful contribution in Cross Functional Team “ Club Indus”apart from regularactivities.
- Awarded Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate in Jan’2012.
- Won Best WOW project Award from Airtel Global CEO just in 2 months ofjoining
- CFL to LED lights implementation across all offices through which reduced energy consumption
- Petro Card implementation project throughoutIndia
- Done Highest ever Saving of 1020 Mn (102 Cr.) inFY15-16
- PAN India for Maharashtra & Goa Circle both in Capex andOpex.
- Won 3 Silver and Gold Awards for EBIT and WOWcontribution.
- Won Excellence Award in Apr’18 for Contribution in improving Own Sites uptime.
Kihumulo Grace Patrick holds a Master of Business Administration with a focus in Strategic Management (2013) from Mount Kenya University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Procurement & Logistics (2010) from Uganda Christian University, Uganda. He is currently pursuing a professional certificate of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)-UK and also working on research proposal in preparation for a PhD in Procurement & Supply Chain Management at University of Rwanda (UR). He has received numerous awards, appreciation and recognitions, the most recent being the ‘certificate of appreciation for the contribution to Doing Business Report 2020’ by Rita Ramalho, the World Bank’s Global Indicators Group Director. His key competencies include Academic Quality Assurance, ISO 900:2015 Quality Management System (QMS), Curriculum Review and Development, QMS Auditing, Supplier Relationship Management, Contract Negotiation, Strategic Management, Sustainable Strategic Sourcing, Stakeholder Management, and Planning and Logistics Management.
He comes with an astute sense of networking, business acumen, structuring deals, and multi sector/industry experience. His strengths lie in creative and strategic thinking, comprehensive technical solutions, as well as negotiations on large and scalable projects with governments, enterprises, and businesses.
Natie is positioned to assist governments and organisations with their turnkey technology solutions. He is solutions driven, focusing on the coming 4IR and it effects on economies and the future. This includes Investments, Mergers, SPV’s, JV’s, Digital Asset Management, Asset Liability Management, Blockchain, Data Analytics, IP & Patent creation, as well as various other disruptive technologies. Through various companies he has acquired and developed numerous Tech IP’s.
Lalit provides consultancy for Procurement and Supply Chain and is a Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). He is CIPS Direct Associate and Approved Trainer. He helps organizations to achieve Procurement Excellence. He extensively trains for CIPS affiliates/ academies, public sector and private organizations throughout the UAE, GCC and internationally. Lalit is a member of CIPS MENA Professional Advisory Group (PAG). He worked in ADNOC Onshore for 27 years. Prior to this he worked with M/s Engineers India Limited ( EIL) for 10 years. He has diverse experience while working in Supply Chain Management, Engineering and Major Projects, Quality Assurance and Control Procurement and Logistics ,Contracts , Performance and Process Quality, Strategic Planning, Vendor Management, Supplier Relationship and Performance Management, Commercial Support and Process and Procedure Assurance. In addition he specializes in Procurement Transformation, Strategic Sourcing, Strategic Planning, Performance Management, Third Party Inspection, Materials Management, Learning Academies, Coaching and Mentoring. Lalit is sought after Conference Chair, Speaker, Panellist and Panel Moderator at regional and global events. He is active on social media and has done series of podcasts with MNC Zycus on Procurement Digital Transformation.
Expertise in providing an optimized, growth-oriented, seamless and globally integrated end to end Supply Chain solution that leverages best business processes & modern digital technologies; delivers competitive advantage through cost effectiveness by maximizing operational efficiencies and customer satisfaction by meeting evolving consumer demands at lower cost to fuel company’s growth.Digital transformation and continuous process improvements through next-generation technologies and driving the digitization of the supply chain are his forte.
He is working as Head Supply Chain at BIDCO Africa Limited at Kenya. He is responsible for end to end Supply Chain across all business units of organization – Strategic Sourcing, Supply Planning, Warehouse and distribution, Inventory Management & Control, Customer Service and achieve Stakeholder’s Satisfaction by providing an efficient, reliable & responsive Logistic solutions.
Built credibility as an effective Supply Chain leader by being consistent, showing competence, commitment and concern for people in progressive & performance driven organizations like Formica Group, TATA DOCOMO and Vodafone in India before joining BIDCO Africa Limited at Kenya.
Milan holds an Engineering degree in Production and also did PG Diploma in International Business Management. On quality front, he is certified “Supply Chain & Materials Management Professional” and also life member of IIMM - Indian Institute of Materials Management & IFPSM - The International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management.
President Elect – IFPSM (Finland)
Founder Chairman - Kenya Institute of Supplies Management Patron – Hands Movement NGO for self-help youth
MSE Systems Engineering (RMIT), BChE Hons; PGDSCM,
MKISM, MCIPS, MAIEngs
ChrisisapracticingSupplyChainprofessionalwithover20years’experiencegainedinacademia, private and public sectors in consultancy and employment. Chris has worked in Oil and Gas, Commodities, Pharma, Aerospace and Manufacturing sectors across fourcontinents.
Chris is Team Leader of the e-sokoni Consultants and The Global Procurement Academy. Chris created the first B2B ecommerce platform in Africa in 2002. e-sokoni were retained in 2004 to 2008 to successfully operationalize, restructure and transform KEMSA from a mere extension of the MOH into an autonomous corporate entity with capacity to Plan, Procure, Warehouse and Distribute drugs and other medical supplies to Public Health Facilities throughout Kenya.
In2010to2013,ChrissuccessfullycreatedanefficientInternationalFuelProcurementframework for 15 African airlines with total fuel spend of over USD 2 Billion per year. In 2018, Chris led e- sokoni in a subcontract with PSA (BMGF) as Technical Advisors to undertake the Supply Chain Transformation work in Kaduna and Niger States in Nigeria. The outcome was an increase in essential and life-saving drugs from 6% to over 85% in the scaled up healthfacilities.
ChrishasdevotedmanyyearstodevelopSupplyChainprofessionalisminKenya,Africaandacross theworld.HeistheFounderChairmanofKISMandPresidentElectofInternationalFederationof Purchasing and Supplies Management (IFPSM). In East Africa Chris has actively works through KISMbetween2007and2019tosteergrowthoftheSCprofessioninEasternAfricaandentrench teaching of Supply Chain as a profession in East Africanuniversities.
Chris is a regular public commentator and writer on supply chain matters in print and electronic media and is a fierce campaigner against procurement malpractices when public funds are invested.
Consultant – Educator – Author – Speaker
Rob’s passion is helping people succeed and businesses improve Supply Chain and Logistics performance.
Born and educated in Jersey (Channel Islands, UK), Rob moved from London to Sydney in 1993 following 20 years in senior Supply Chain and Logistics roles at strategic and operational levels. He began building a reputation as a no-nonsense consultant who delivers results. He has a Master of Science in Logistics from Cranfield University.
Rob O’Byrne co-founded Logistics Bureau in 1997 as a result of his extensive experience in Supply Chain/Logistics and his passion for helping people improve their businesses.
Rob lives between Sydney and Bangkok and oversees the operations of Logistics Bureau Group, that includes Logistics Bureau, Dawson Consulting, Benchmarking Success, Supply Chain Leaders Academy and even a Social Enterprise called Virtual Done Well.. Since establishing Logistics Bureau in 1997, Rob has enjoyed overseeing over 1,400 projects, in 24 countries, across a broad range of industries.
His greatest satisfaction is in assisting customers improve their business and operational performance and over the years Rob has personally led projects that have delivered $ Billions in bottom line savings and improved customer service levels.
• Supply Chain / Operational Perfomance
• Cost Reduction
• Customer Service
Mark has over 30 years of international experience in procurement and supply chain management across a wide set of industries including manufacturing, health care, energy, telecommunications, automotive, aerospace, consumer packaged goods, financial services and transportation.Mark has served in transformational roles within consulting and industry as:
• Managing Partner, PWC East Africa
• Partner, Ernst& Young Procurement Practice (UK and US)
• Principal, Booz Allen & Hamilton (UK and US)
• Managing Partner, Argon Consulting UK
• VP Supply Chain Management, CompAir Ltd
Mark has a solid track record in improving performance with both public and private sector clients with a focus on Procurement, End to End Supply Chain, Lean Six Sigma, and Technology Enablement (Digital).
International Career clients include HJ Heinz, Renault, Volvo, Boeing, Microsoft, Shell, Wyeth, Sara Lee, Reader’s Digest, Cross Pens, BMI Regional Airlines, Vopak, Degremont Suez and TRW Automotive.
East Africa career clients include Toyota Kenya, The Nairobi Hospital, UAP/Old Mutual, Unilever, World Bank, Zanzibar Electricity Corporation, UMEME Uganda, Hutchinson Group (Port of Dar Es Salaam), Public Utilities Seychelles.
Mark holds an MBA from The Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and BSc Metallurgical Engineering from University of Wisconsin – Madison.