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Resilient Supply Chains: Surviving pandemics, crisis and regulatory changes

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Fri, Feb 26, 2021

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM (GMT+1)

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Join to hear supply chain experts share insights on leveraging the supply chain to deliver on strategy, preparing for crises, keeping up with regulatory changes and the pros and cons of diversification.

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Mihalis Markakis

Assistant Professor of Production, Technology and

IESE (moderator)

Mihalis Markakis holds a PhD in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include service operations management, inventory management, and revenue management. More recently, his research has focused on learning problems arising in operations management, as well as on transportation economics. His work has been published in top academic journals, such as Management Science and Mathematics of Operations Research. Mihalis has held teaching positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the INSEAD Business School, and the London Business School, as well as a research position at the Bell Labs. He is the recipient of the Ramon y Cajal and the Juan de la Cierva fellowships from the Spanish government, and the COFUND fellowship from the Marie Curie Actions of the European Commission.

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Gabriel Mesas Paton

Director General de Operaciones

LG Electronics

Recognized Operations and SCM experience in multinational companies for 20 years. Proven high capability leading change projects and delivering profit at the bottom-line across different business and industry sectors in difficult backgrounds. I am proactive, team builder, reliable and committed. Operations General Manager including all divisions (Consumer Electronics, Home Appliances, Mobile Communications, Air Conditioning, and B2B Solutions). Directly and deeply linked to the core business. Leading e-Commerce, Logistics, Customer Service, Sales & Operations Planning, Order Management, Invoicing, and Supplier Management. Member of the Executive Board of Directors. Capable of aligning separate functions such as Sales, Marketing, Finance, Product Management, etc. Currently, leading the integration of all operational capabilities (Customer Service, SCM,…) to foster LG leadership in Best Service to Client. Successfully led the transformation of SCM function into best-in-class level. Developed and empowered a high performing organization, building vision and engagement in the team. Negotiated and implemented customized solutions and supply chains for different clients. Member of the Executive Board at CEL (Centro Español de Logistica). Lecturer at different business schools and speaker at industry events. Industrial Engineer at ICAI, PDD at IESE, and CPIM by APICS

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Dirk Holbach

Corporate SVP Global Supply Chain


With 25 years of experience in Supply Chain, Operations, Purchasing and Sales, Dirk has held various roles on a local, regional and global level at Henkel in the different business areas. After finishing his master degree he started 1996 in Corporate Purchasing followed by assignments in Germany. Having finished his Ph.D. during a sabbatical period he moved 2002 to Mexico integrating two newly acquired businesses. Thereafter he returned to the headquarter being in charge of global purchasing for the Laundry & Home Care business for several years until 2007. Dirk took over thereafter the global supply chain steering for the Laundry & Home Care business, and few years later the global responsibility for manufacturing operations. Since 2014 he successfully leads the entire Supply Chain & Operations unit for the Laundry & Home care division. His key contributions have been in the areas of supply chain strategy and organization development, network optimization, post-merger integrations, sustainability and recently the digital transformation of the organisation. In that context the BU Supply Chain was recognised by the World Economic Forum in 2020 as one of 14 digital E2E lighthouses globally in the field of advanced manufacturing / industry 4.0. Dirk holds a Master's degree in Business and Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Information Science.

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Oscar Diaz Marti

Global Director Supply Chain Planning

Campari Group