A Master Class in Supplier Collaboration

About The Speakers

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Marc Engel

Chief Supply Chain Officer
Unilever

In his 20+ year career with Unilever, Marc has worked in the Netherlands, Singapore, the UK, Brazil, Switzerland and Kenya. He has extensive experience in supply-chain operations, covering procurement, logistics, finance and strategy development. Prior to being Chief Supply Chain Officer Marc had an executive leadership role in Unilever’s East Africa business where he was responsible for laying the foundations for accelerated growth.

Before this he was Unilever’s Chief Procurement Officer, in charge of the worldwide procurement of third-party goods and services. During this time he was responsible for establishing the Partner to Win program, which has been instrumental in helping to transform Unilever’s supplier relationships and to deliver our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan ambitions.

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Willy C. Shih

Professor
Harvard Business School

Willy Shih is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts. His expertise is in manufacturing, supply chains, and global trade. Prior to coming to HBS in 2007, Willy spent 28 years in industry at IBM, Digital Equipment, Silicon Graphics, Eastman Kodak, and Thomson SA. He has two S.B. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a Life Member of the IEEE.

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RENÉ BOHREN

Global Head, Corporate Quality Management Systems
Philip Morris International (PMI)

René Bohren is currently the Global Head of Corporate Quality Management Systems in Philip Morris International (PMI)’s Corporate Quality organization. René has a Mechanical Engineering background (BSc and Master’s) and has been working for PMI since 1997. After a variety of roles with growing responsibilities in the Quality organization in multiple geographies, René has been back in PMI’s Operating Center in Switzerland since 2017, where he first focused on Global Reduced Risk Products (RRP) Manufacturing QA. Since 2019, he is in charge of strategy, governance and compliance of the Corporate Quality Management System (QMS) including related IT-systems and training programs.

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MASSIMO LOSS

IT Product & Corporate Quality Manager
Philip Morris International (PMI)

Massimo Loss, Manager IT Product & Corporate Quality in Philip Morris International (PMI). Massimo has been working in PMI since 1995 covering different growing roles within the Information Technology function while implementing and evolving technology solutions in different areas of the business, including being head of the Swiss and Italian IT organizations. As of 2016 Massimo leads global projects in the R&D domain where he manages the digitalization of the Corporate Quality Management System. Moving to an IT Business Engagement role, Massimo became key IT partner for the R&D functions till he took over the current role, overseeing the partnership between the IT and Product & Corporate Quality functions while being in charge of the strategic evolution of the related solutions’ portfolio.

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Massimo Loss

IT Product & Corporate Quality Manager
Philip Morris International (PMI)

Massimo Loss, Manager IT Product & Corporate Quality in Philip Morris International (PMI). Massimo has been working in PMI since 1995 covering different growing roles within the Information Technology function while implementing and evolving technology solutions in different areas of the business, including being head of the Swiss and Italian IT organizations. As of 2016 Massimo leads global projects in the R&D domain where he manages the digitalization of the Corporate Quality Management System. Moving to an IT Business Engagement role, Massimo became key IT partner for the R&D functions till he took over the current role, overseeing the partnership between the IT and Product & Corporate Quality functions while being in charge of the strategic evolution of the related solutions’ portfolio.