STRATEGIC SUPPLY CHAIN FORUM
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.
Mathieu is Director of Global Sourcing and QA of Mothercare, a famous British retailer for Mother and Baby products. He joined Mothercare in 2012 after many years of business management within overseas sourcing operations of large and global French retailers. Mathieu is a qualified textile engineer and an active participant of the Chamber’s Strategic Supply Chain Forum.
Steph is responsible for managing the Chamber’s annual events calendar with a specific focus on the major events & sponsorship. Steph also looks after the Luxury and Retail committee, Scottish Business Group and the Supply Chain Forum.
Jeremy P.E. HOBBINS is Executive Director of Fung Holdings (1937) Limited, the controlling shareholder of the Fung Group. Mr. Hobbins also sits of the board of Convenience Retail Asia Limited. Prior to his current position, Mr. Hobbins was the Group Managing Director of Trinity Limited following its acquisition in 2006, and previously was the Group Managing Director of Li & Fung Retailing (currently known as Fung Retailing) and the Deputy Chairman of Li & Fung Distribution (currently known as Fung Distribution International Limited). Jeremy Hobbins is also a Senior Adviser to CVC Asia Pacific Limited and additionally holds advisory roles in a number of other organizations.
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.
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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.
Robert Mancini is an accomplished senior retail executive with 22 years of achievement in international retail and wholesale business, with proven ability to grow sales and maximize profits. Strong record of continued advancement in the luxury goods sector, from retail floor through senior management. Skilled at building and leading effective teams across all functional areas including Sales, Operations, Brand Development, Merchandising, Marketing, Distribution, and Finance. Core strengths include brand management, cross-functional leadership, strategic planning/execution, and performance optimization.
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.