CPO (Director Procurement & Supplier Quality), INEOS Automotive
Oliver is in charge for Procurement and Supplier Quality & Development at INEOS Automotive, a start-up division within INEOS (61 billion USD annual revenue). INEOS Automotive has designed and the Grenadier, and put it to series with SOP in August 2022, with 80% parts and material
from Europe. With derivates, facelifts and new carlines planned, INEOS Automotive is a rising contender in the Automotive sector.
Oliver started his career at Daimler, where he also became a Manager. After that he worked for Harman Becker and was responsible for Global Purchasing at Eberspächer Climate. He is based in Stuttgart Area, Germany.
CPO & SVP Procurement & Supply Chain, thyssenkrupp Automotive Technology
With a turnover of 4.5 billion and an annual spend of approx. 1.8 billion EUR, thyssenkrupp Automotive is one of the biggest divisions in thyssenkrupp. 19,700 employees produce steerings, drivetrain components, shock-absorbers, body in white assembly lines , forming dies as well as body in white assemblies.
Ferdinand is in charge for the whole spend and the Procurement & Supply Chain organization. Before joining thyssenkrupp he was an International Purchasing Director in ZF and Bosch, and Director Methods and Controlling in Global Procurement in Benteler. He lives in Essen, Germany.
Director Digital, L'Oréal
L’Oréal is a global leader in Personal Care, Cosmetics and Luxury products, with an annual turnover of 32 billion EUR and 88,000 employees.
Yasar is leading the Digital business for the Luxe division in Germany & Austria, one of the most important and mature Digital & E-Commerce markets for L’Oréal. Especially with a need for innovation with strong brands in Luxe, and a classical stationary Retail, Yasar has achieved benchmarking strong success in Digital Transformation. Before joining L’Oréal he worked for Douglas, and has built up all Digital business for Miele, totally from scratch and by design.
Group VP Research & Development & B2B Marketing, Zentis Group
Zentis is a German jam and confectionery manufacturer, producing finished products and B2B, in which Zentis is the market leader for dairy products in Europe.
Lukas leads that B2B business, as well as Research & Development. Before he worked as Head of R&D in Arla Foods and he started his career in Mondelez.
Partner & Alliance Lead Central & Eastern Europe, Teradata
Teradata is an American software company that provides database and data analytics-related software, products and services, with an annual turnover of 2 billion USD and 8,500 employees.
Daniel is leading the partner business in Central & Eastern Europe. Before that he was Global Head of Digital Business Transformation & Data at E.ON, an European electric utility company (41 billion EUR annual revenue / 79,000 employees).
He lives in Düsseldorf, Germany, with his wife and 2 kids.
Senior Director, Celonis
With a value of currently 13 billion USD, Celonis is the most valuable German unicorn, and a global innovation champion in the field of Process Mining. Especially since the Ukraine crisis started, Celonis proved to be a global leader in Resilient Supply Chains.
Branko is a Senior Director at Celonis and reports to the CHRO. He is a global lead for Real Estate and Workplace Services. Before joining Celonis he worked for Salesforce and Argo AI, a Joint Venture of Ford Motors and Volkswagen in the field of developing software for autonomous vehicles. He lives in Munich, Germany.
OSCE is the world’s largest regional security organization covering the region of its 57 participating States in North America, Europe and Asia. ODIHR is the principal institution of OSCE, dealing with the “human dimension” of security.
Dragoljub served with both organisations in several countries and he is an expert in public procurement practiced by International Organizations such as OSCE, UN and others. He currently lives in Warsaw, Poland.
President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS) and President of the Managing Board of the Western Balkan 6 Chamber Investment Forum
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS) is an independent, modern and responsible non-budgetary institution, a national association of all Serbian business people, which serves the best interests of its members and the Serbian economy, owing to its tradition, experience and knowledge. CCIS is defined by the Law as an association of companies and entrepreneurs. A 165-year tradition of the Serbian chamber system and the developed chamber network, Representative Offices abroad, are the guarantor of efficient imple mentation of the support mechanisms for the economy and business people in their activities.
Linking the entire Serbian economy in a single system, classified by economic sectors in 19 business associations and by regions in 17 regional chambers, including the City of Belgrade. Key commitment is to make Serbia visible as a market economy country, with investment opportunities, open borders, and ready to join the European trends in a competitive way.
Director, Mercuri Urval
Matthias is a Director in MU (Mercuri Urval), a globally leading Executive Search & Advisory company with 90 Mio EUR annual turnover and 350 FTE, headquartered in Sweden. Being a part of the senior leadership team, Matthias is President of the MU US business (based in Houston, TX and Washington, DC) and a global Executive consultant, focussing on the sectors Automotive & Mobility and Pharmaceutical, MedTech and Chemistry. He has also consulted the most senior business hirings in Serbia and Executives of international investments in Northern Macedonia. Also in his current projects, moving topics are Digital Transformation and Supply Chain incl. Nearshoring and resilient Supply Chain models. He lives in Duesseldorf, Germany.