The educational program at APICS 2014 Dubai features advanced practitioners from a broad range of industries. Successful presenters from around the world will discuss extensive experience and research in applying the APICS body of knowledge, supply chain best practices and innovative strategies to advance businesses. Ayman Elrafie, CSCP, CPIM
Demand Planning Manager | Unilever Gulf Ayman Elrafie, CSCP, CPIM, is hair and skin care categories demand planning manager at Unilever Gulf, having previously served in various other operations management and supply planning roles at Unilever Egypt. Ayman’s areas of expertise are in the fields of demand planning, food processing, forecasting, innovations management, inventory management, manufacturing and operations management, master scheduling and production planning. Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE Chief Executive Officer | APICS Abe Eshkenazi currently serves as the chief executive officer for APICS. Prior to joining APICS, Eshkenazi was the managing director for the Operations Consulting Group of American Express Tax and Business Services. Eshkenazi has provided business, operational and compliance consulting services to professional service organizations, associations, and tax-exempt and government organizations. His leadership experience includes project management; business process redesign; and organizational alignment, including design and implementation of outsource strategies.
Hassan Al Hashemi
Vice President of International Relations | Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry As the principal liaison between governmental authorities and the private sector, Al Hashemi’s department represents the Dubai Chamber on the international stage, negotiates cooperative agreements with foreign partners, organizes events and conferences, and manages inbound and outbound delegations and trade missions. Masood Hassan
Partner | PwC Advisory, Middle East Masood Hassan is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Advisory in the Middle East, where he is responsible for the supply chain strategy and operations practice and is regarded as the global manufacturing industry thought leader. He also helps develop the organization’s Middle East aerospace and defense sector and is an active member of the PwC Central Cluster Operations Leadership Team. Hassan has industry and management consulting experience spanning supply chain strategy, operations cost reduction, manufacturing optimization, large-scale change management, and aftermarket service operations.
Youssef Kenawy, CSCP Founder and Chief Executive Officer | Just Supply Chain Youssef Kenawy has more than 20 years of supply chain experience with numerous global corporations. His recent roles include Middle East and North Africa supply chain director for Bel Group, Maersk Logistics’ head of Eastern Mediterranean supply chain development, and supply chain and logistics optimization manager at Schwan Food Company. Kenawy also is director of the Supply Chain Council Middle East and North Africa Chapter and a SCOR instructor.
Karl Klaesius, CPIM President | APICS Supply Chain Council Karl Klaesius is the president of the APICS Supply Chain Council and owner of KS&E Enterprises, an operations management education and training consultancy. Prior to his current work with project and strategic management consultation, he worked in nuclear power production for more than 25 years. Klaesius has been an active APICS member for more than 20 years, serving as a local Chapter president; Director of Leadership for the former APICS Region 7; and Secretary Treasurer, Chair-Elect, and 2010 Chair on the APICS board of directors.
Sites Manager | Kraft Foods Mohamed Shalaby is the sites manager for 10th of Ramadan Factories for Kraft Foods. In addition, his supply chain roles and practice include posts at Unilever Mashreq and Olympic Group, where he served at several different operational and strategic levels. Shalaby also has considerable experience working with the Supply Chain Council, having served as chairman for the Middle East and North Africa regions for two years.
Don Wirth Director of DSD Planning Solutions | DuPont Don Wirth spent the last 15 years focused on developing and implementing a culture of continuous improvement and supply chain capability at DuPont. He was part of the initial leadership team that implemented six sigma and helped the company embrace lean methodologies within continuous improvement. Prior to his recent retirement, Wirth’s most recent position at DuPont was as vice president of global operations, corporate supply chains.
Michael Wasson, CSCP Vice President of Supply Chain & Operations | Tosca Mike Wasson, CSCP, is vice president of supply chain and operations at Tosca. In this role, he provides leadership and direction on asset management, supply chain optimization, logistics, transportation, customer service, procurement, corporate safety, plant productivity, and service quality. Wasson has 20-plus years of experience, having worked at companies including Coca-Cola Refreshments, DHL Express-USA, and Hammacher Schlemmer. He serves on the APICS Supply Chain Council board of directors and the APICS Corporate Advisory Board.
Jason Wheeler, CPIM, CSCP Process Improvement Engineer | Roche Diagnostics Jason Wheeler is a process improvement engineer at Roche Diagnostics. His role includes leadership of several cross-functional teams. Wheeler previously worked for Red Gold for nine years and served in various roles including production supervisor, inventory analyst, and master planner. He has been an active member of APICS since 2002, having served on the board of directors for the past three years, Great Lakes District Staff, the 2007 Chapter Development Committee, and the 2009 and 2010 Conference Committees.
Anthony Zampello, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP Adjunct Faculty | Bentley University Anthony Zampello, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, is a consultant, educator and trainer. He spent more than 30 years working in diverse industries and markets and managing a wide range of initiatives, including S&OP, enterprise resources planning, system implementations and lead time reductions. Zampello is an industry expert in certification exam preparation and works with APICS chapters to conduct training sessions for major corporate accounts.