STRATEGIC SUPPLY CHAIN FORUM

Chair Dominic Jephcott Vendigital Limited

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Dominic is CEO and founder of Vendigital, a global supply chain consulting and procurement software company. He founded Vendigital in 2001 after many years of business management within large, global 500 corporations. Dominic is a chartered engineer and holds a masters’ degree in engineering from Cambridge University. He is a chartered member of TiE, and as an active business angel and mentor of start-ups and sits on the British Chamber’s Angel Investment Committee as well as chairman of the Chamber’s Strategic Supply Chain Forum.

 
Member Ian Daniels Walmart Global Sourcing

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Member Dave Saunders Hallmark Cards (HK) Limited

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Member Hirdi Johal Mothercare Procurement Limited

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Member Paul Wright Shop Direct Group Sourcing

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BritCham Representative Krystyna Kosciuszko The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

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Krystyna is the Events & Sponsorship Manager overseeing the British Chamber's active events programme of briefings and seminars, as well as managing major events and series. She is also responsible for sponsorship and partnerships, working with sponsors to create stand out events and content driven series that enrich the Chamber's events offering. Krystyna is also the Chamber's representative on two committees: The Strategic Supply Chain Forum and the Women In Business Committee.

Member Lene Larsen Coop Denmark Asia

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Lene is in charge of Coop Denmark Asia, which is a procurement office for Coop Danmark. She launched Coop Denmark Asia, in June 2012. Coop Denmark Asia is fully owned by Coop Danmark. The company’s main activities is to follow up on Social Compliance and do quality check of the products, which is imported from Asia, to Coop Danmark’s 1200 shops. Lene has been working for the Coop group since 1995, and has been situated in Hong Kong since 2010. In her sparetime, Lene runs ultra marathons and paddle in outrigger canoes.

Member Richard Thomas Marks and Spencer (Asia Pacific) Limited

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Thomas joined Marks and Spencer in 1992 and held positions in London and Hong Kong covering sourcing, supply chain, product development and technology. His final role was as Supply Chain Strategist in London, leading projects which fundamentally changed how M&S procure clothing. Thomas then focused on UK based Womanswear brands, as Head of Sourcing of Monsoon Accessorize and Managing Director of Mosaic Fashions - Asia. His 2 years as CEO - Asia at All Saints Retail laid the infrastructure for unprecedented growth and the opening of offices in the Far East, India, Turkey and Portugal. As Head of Region, Thomas is now responsible for sourcing strategy and operations in the Far East and looks after 5 offices across 4 countries.

Member Tim Cotton Pentland Asia

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Tim Cotton is COO for Pentland Asia based in Hong Kong. Pentland is the owner or licensee of a number of international sports, outdoor and fashion brands including Speedo, Lacoste footwear, Canterbury of New Zealand, Berghaus, Ellesse, KangaROOS and Ted Baker footwear. Tim has been extensively involved in sourcing and supply chain in Asia, primarily in the footwear and apparel industry, for over 30 years. In that time he has supplied major retailers like Marks & Spencer, worked for brands like Fila and Dr Scholl, established his own ethical sourcing consultancy and helped pioneer sourcing in countries such as Vietnam and Laos. Tim also has extensive sourcing experience across Europe and South America.