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Supply Chain & Financial Performance Dialogue   |   11 May 2016

A future without boundaries

Regional economic integration and the development in trade liberalization have had a profound impact on how supply chain works. Holistic supply chain is on the fast track in becoming the number one priority in every corporate in the world. Today, it is not only limited to logistics and physical movement anymore, e-commerce and IOT has transformed the take on traditional supply chain and forced critical new ways of viewing as an end-to-end value add chain.

Although rapidly gaining attention and transforming, success in the supply chain hinges on minimising disruptions. Anticipating what the changes are and adapting to them is essential for companies, of whom most volatility has truly become the new normal. Big data and predictive analysis have suddenly taken over and becoming one of the pillars in this industry.

On the financing side, efforts from the financial industry have improved in providing liquidity and working capital though still in its early stages. Corporates hope that financial institutions don’t merely price based on their KYC profile, but instead drills down to recognize the model and where it excels in providing the right finance solution.

The Supply Chain & Financial Performance Dialogue at The Asian Banker Summit has become one of the event that gathers professionals from both corporates and financial institution. It provides a platform for the most senior practitioners from both sides of the spectrum to learn from their peers in different industries, as well as catch up with the emerging opportunities and identifying space for progress.

The Supply Chain Dialogue is designed for:

  • CFOs and treasurers who want to track recent trends in supply chain management at global and regional levels.
  • Chief Supply Chain Officers and other Senior IT and Operations Executives
  • Supply Chain Strategy Executives
  • Senior executives from sourcing, procurement and customer services
  • Supply Chain Transformation and Innovation Executives


Supply Chain & Financial Performance Dialogue
Wednesday 11 May 2016
15:00 – 15:30 Registration
15:30 – 17:30

Welcome Note
Julien Brun
, Co-founder, Vietnam Supply Chain Association

With the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) well underway, fundamental changes are bound to happen to the world’s most dynamic region. Join us in the discussion on how both trade and capital flows are changing and how to cope with the regions new ‘normal’.

On a closer level, businesses need to stop viewing supply chain as function but instead a core and continuous process. The need to be agile in supply chain planning and design, more so in this ever changing landscape is crucial in generating a suitable and sustainable business model.

On the finance aspect, searching for and implementing the most appropriate financing infrastructure is a challenge for today’s corporates especially the financial controllers of supply chain. Financial institutions try to be the end-to-end providers of capital and cash flow but often fall short and couldn’t cater to their clients’ needs.

  • Supply chain in the global context; trade and capital flows in the region
  • Visibility across the supply chain to ensure checks and balances
  • What approach should CFOs and treasures use in assessing their supply chain?
  • When to outsource your supply chain logistics, warehousing or IT?
  • Risk management in the chain, suppliers & vendor management and fraud avoidance
  • The power of data and predictive analysis to improve operational efficiency and customer satisfaction
  • The future of supply chain; Applications of distributed ledger and blockchain
  • Developing a skilled workforce for the future

Session chaired by Farrah Brake, Senior Manager Research, The Asian Banker and co-chaired by Julien Brun, Co-founder, Vietnam Supply Chain Association

17.30 Cocktails

*speakers are in various stages of confirmation. 
For more information, please contact Alexander Gevanno, at [email protected]

The Supply Chain & Financial Performance Dialogue is designed for: 

  • CFOs and treasurers who want to track recent trends in supply chain management at global and regional levels.
  • Chief Supply Chain Officers and other Senior IT and Operations Executives
  • Supply Chain Strategy Executives
  • Senior executives from sourcing, procurement and customer services
  • Supply Chain Transformation and Innovation Executives


Advisory Council


Mathew Welch, Partner, Asia Capital & Advisors
Mathew Welch has over 25 years of financial services experience in Asia. He has a strong track record of building and leading various financial institutions businesses throughout the region. Previously, Welch was global head of banks for Standard Chartered. He began his career at SCB as FI Head of Asia, and in that capacity from 2003, grew the FI revenues of Standard Chartered more than fivefold in a four year period. Welch worked at Merrill Lynch FIG Investment Banking in the early 2000’s and in that capacity was involved in transactions such as the NYSE ADR listing of HDFC Bank of India, and the privatization of Bank Central Asia in Indonesia.

Paul W. Bradley, Chairman and CEO, Caprica International
Paul Bradley chairman and CEO of Caprica International, Asian advisory board member for the Avista-Houlihan Lokey Investment Bank joint venture, vice chairman of Supply Chain Asia, strategic advisor to the CEO’s of several Asian companies and is also involved in several entrepreneurial ventures. He has been involved in the successful launch of two IPO’s. He previously served as president of Arshiya International, a leading Indian multinational company focusing on supply chain management, FTWZ logistics parks and rail operations. In the past, Bradley also served as MD of IDS International, a part of the Li & Fung group of companies. He was selected as a “New Asian Leader” by the World Economic Forum and “Asian Supply Chain Manager of the Year” by Lloyds Publications.

Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan, President and Global Head of Finance, Olam International
Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan is the president and global head finance of Olam International Limited. He also heads and drives worldwide corporate planning department, capital investment and review committee and sustained cost management initiative, along with being CFO of Invenio, a subsidiary of Olam. Venkita has more than 22 years of extensive experience in leadership areas, including oversight on multiple subsidiaries & product verticals, risk control & management, processes reviews, and more.

Lionel Choong, Board Vice Chairman of Emerson Radio Corp. & CFO of Global Regency Ltd
Lionel Choong is independent vice chairman of the board of Emerson Radio, currently acting CFO for Global Regency, a partner for large retailers handling annual FOB turnover exceeding US$150m. He has a wide range of experience in a variety of senior financial positions with companies in Hong Kong, the PRC and London. His experience encompasses logistics, branded apparel, consumer and lifestyle, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, building businesses, and corporate finance.

Supported by

Vietnam Supply Chain Community is the leading independent and truly not-for-profit platform for 10,000+ supply chain professionals in Vietnam and South East Asia to learn, share, and network effectively. The community objectives are to develop supply chain management awareness and practice by offering learning opportunities to supply chain professionals in Vietnam. www.vietnamsupplychain.com

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Alexander Gevanno
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Valerie Toh
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