Having lived and worked in the Middle East for the last 20 years Dirk has built a tremendous amount of experience in the Supply Chain and Healthcare Industry. Areas of accomplishment include managing a diverse sales team spread over a large geographic location, managing the commercial and operational aspects of the supply chain, providing client focused solutions and working with a variety of systems that provide end to end visibility for clients, suppliers and other stake holders. In addition, developing greenfield operations and entering new markets with new products has allowed Dirk to gain valuable insight to what MNC’s need to manage to in terms of the challenges.
The geographic area covered was not just limited to the Middle East but included the co ntinent of Africa as well as Russia and the CIS countries. Having worked for leading multinationals that are at the top of their industry has given Dirk an overall view of what clients, suppliers and providers look for when wanting to operate in EEMEA Regi on (East Europe, Middle East and Africa).
With sound leadership skills Dirk has built a variety of commercial and operational teams that have formed the foundation for ongoing success in the geographic area that he is accountable for. As a founding member of the SCLG it clearly shows that with commitment and dedication the SCLG has come a long way in supporting and helping its members.
Founded in Dubai/UAE, SCLG is a membership driven industry business group with 200+ corporate members. SCLG is expanding internationally to continuously enhance its global foot-print.
Managing supply chain and logistics more effectively shall contribute to positive growth of economy in range of 3% to 5% (GDP terms).
Impact of climate change on managing supply chain should be on agenda of all supply chain professionals.
Oil and Gas industry should enlarge its theme to manage supply chains of larger energy domain.
Reduction in current level of wastage in food supply chain shall help mitigate poverty.
Managing Fresh water supply chain needs attention of all.
Sophisticated demand forecast and planning for sure helps improve efficiency of supply chain.
IATA World Cargo Symposium , Istanbul, Turkey 12th -14th October 2021
World Breakbulk Expo , Shanghai, China 12th -13th October 2021
China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Supply Chain Fair (CILF) , Shenzhen, China 23rd -25th September 2021
Seamless Middle East , Dubai World Trade Centre 29th -30th September 2021
43rd Annual SAPICS Virtual Conference , Online 24th -26th August 2021
3rd Virtual Retail Supply Chain ExCon , Online 22nd -23rd July 2021
ProcureCon Asia , Online 13th -15th July 2021
Global SC&Pro Influence Summit , Shanghai, China 20th -21st May 2021
Home Delivery Mena 2021 , Online 23rd March 2021
Pro Con Online Forum , Online 16th -17th March 2021