2014 Conference Speakers

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Andreanne GrimardAndréanne Grimard, Director of Economic Development, Solidaridad

As Director or Economic Development at Solidaridad, Andréanne brokers partnerships amongst supply chain actors of thirteen commodities to pilot public-private partnerships and other business models to scale sustainable supply.  Prior to joining Solidaridad, Andréanne led the Prince of Wales' Rainforests Project's work on addressing drivers of deforestation.  In this role, she has brought together agribusiness, NGOs and governments in Indonesia, Brazil, and Ghana to collaborate to identify ways to decouple agriculture from deforestation.  Andréanne also worked at the United Nations Secretariat for the Convention on Biological Diversity.  In 2011, she was selected as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. 


Andreas WeigendAndreas Weigend, Lecturer, Stanford University

Dr. Andreas Weigend is an expert on the future of big data, social-mobile technologies, and consumer behavior. Andreas teaches at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and in China. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford after studying in Germany and Cambridge, UK. As Amazon’s chief scientist, he helped create the firm’s data strategy and customer-centric culture.  Andreas founded the Social Data Lab, which connects faculty and students with companies looking to find new forms of engagement with their customers. Andreas also advises innovative startups and regularly consults for large corporations including Alibaba, GE, Lufthansa, and MasterCard on how to leverage the Social Data Revolution. In his speaking engagements, he shares insights on the untapped power of data and its irreversible impact on individuals, business, and society. Andreas lives in San Francisco, Shanghai, and on weigend.com.


Andrew OgilvieAndrew Ogilvie, Senior Director of Labor Excellence and Innovation, Nike, Inc.

Andrew Ogilvie is the Senior Director of Labor Excellence and Innovation for the Sustainable Manufacturing and Sourcing team at NIKE, Inc. Andrew’s team is responsible for leading a sustainable manufacturing and sourcing strategy with a focus on NIKE Inc.’s commitment to innovative and transparent labor policies. In this capacity, his team implements NIKE Inc.’s labor and HSE policies covering more than 1 million workers throughout 774 contract factories located in 42 countries around the world. This work includes managing key external partnerships with NGOs, with a focus on driving innovation and transparency throughout Nike’s supply chain. In addition to this work, Andrew also leads the team that partners with contract factories to implement LEAN thinking as a core philosophy to deliver improved business performance throughout the manufacturing process. Previously, Andrew held a variety of positions within Nike, both in Europe and the United States.  He has lead sustainable manufacturing and sourcing teams across Nike Inc.’s affiliate brands, Converse and Hurley, along with Nike’s licensing business.  Andrew has also lead Nike Inc.’s global community investment program, reaching over 3 million youth from underserved communities.  In addition he oversaw the transformation of Nike’s Disaster Relief program to help normalize the lives of youth affected by natural disasters, and managed Nike’s European footwear recycling program. Andrew has gained extensive international experience over the past 25 years, having working in various management positions in the finance industry. Prior to joining NIKE Inc., Andrew spent 11 years in Hong Kong with Thomson Reuters, the international news and information agency, working in a subsidiary company responsible for research and analysis of pension and mutual funds. In this role, Andrew was responsible for the development of new markets and services throughout Asia, driving business growth and new revenue streams. Andrew has an MBA from Henley Management College in the UK. Seeking a career shift, he joined NIKE Inc. at the European Headquarters in the Netherlands, and in June 2008, moved to NIKE Inc.’s corporate world headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon in the United States.


Craig MossCraig Moss, Chief Operating Officer, the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org)

Craig Moss is Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org) where he is responsible for developing CREATe Leading Practices, a program designed to help companies and their supply chain companies reduce the risks associated with trade secret theft, counterfeiting, piracy and corruption. He has developed guides on implementing management systems to improve compliance for organizations including World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation and the United Nations. Mr. Moss is an Executive Advisor for Social Accountability International (SAI) and led development of Social Fingerprint®, a program helping companies and their supply chains implement sustainability practices. Previously, Mr. Moss founded Global Access Corporation, where he led more than 3,000 business development projects in 50 countries.


Dariush RafinejadDariush Rafinejad, Consulting Associate Professor of Management Sciences Department, Stanford University

Dariush Rafinejad has been at the Management Science & Engineering Department of Stanford University since 2006 where he is a Consulting Associate Professor. He is also a core faculty member at the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco and president and founder of the Blue Dome Management Consulting Company. Dariush believes that sustainable development is the central concept of our time and has dedicated his current teaching and research to sustainable product development and manufacturing, and renewable energy systems. Before the academia, Dariush was in the high tech industry of Silicon Valley for over 25 years. He has been in the solar energy and semiconductor process equipment industries and held positions of corporate vice president and general manager at multi-billion dollar companies Lam Research and Applied Materials. Dariush has published several case studies, research papers and a book on innovation in product development.


Heather FranzeseHeather Franzese, Director, Good World Solutions

Heather Franzese has been working for 15 years to improve the lives of farmers and workers in global supply chains. She leads Good World Solutions, a nonprofit social enterprise that leverages scalable technology to connect workers to the companies that buy their products. Under her leadership, the Labor Link mobile platform has grown to reach over 50,000 farmers and workers in 9 countries, including India, China, and Brazil. Previously, she managed CSR for Columbia Sportswear’s licensed and collegiate categories, launched Fair Trade certification for apparel, and worked with small-scale farmers in Peace Corps Mali. She holds a Masters in Economic Development from Harvard Kennedy School.


Hans JohrHans Jöhr, Corporate Head of Agriculture, Nestlé

Hans Jöhr is the Corporate Head of Agriculture at Nestlé in Vevey, Switzerland. He is responsible for providing technical and strategic leadership in the groups' world-wide agricultural raw material supply chain. Prior to joining Nestlé in 2000, he served as CEO of a Consulting & Management Company in Brazil engaged in agribusiness & forestry. He is a member of the IPC (Intl. Policy Council on Agriculture Food and Trade), the Swiss National Committee of FAO , and the External Advisory Board of the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss. Hans has a formal education in agricultural economics, completed with a doctorate degree in economic science with complementary management programs at INSEAD (l'Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires, Fontainebleau, France) and IMD (International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland) and Harvard Business School (HBS), Cambridge.


Hau LeeHau L. Lee, Director
Global Supply Chain Management Forum and Thoma Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Hau L. Lee is director of the Global Supply Chain Management Forum and Thoma Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Lee’s research focuses on supply chain management work that addresses how to get products or services to their destination by managing the flow of materials, information, and money. His research has resulted, among other things, in the building of computer models for industrial implementation, as well as in the development of strategies and operational concepts for practitioners. Lee was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, an honor that is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Lee obtained his BSocSc in economics and statistics from the University of Hong Kong, his MSc in operational research from the London School of Economics, and his MS and PhD degrees in operations research from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


JD SchrammJD Schramm, Lecturer in Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business

JD Schramm combines over 25 years of professional training and development experience with his personal expertise in Management Communication to design and deliver a variety of highly interactive courses for MBA students at Stanford. In 2012 Schramm completed his Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation focused on the study of curricular innovation within MBA programs comparing established innovations at MIT and Tulane with an emerging innovation at NYU.  Schramm serves as a lecturer in Organizational Behavior and as founding director of the Mastery in Communication Initiative. 


Kathleen ShaverKathleen Shaver, Director of Sustainability and Risk, Cisco Systems

Ms. Shaver serves as Director of Sustainability and Risk for Cisco Systems. Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. In this capacity Kathleen leads product environmental compliance, sustainability, ethical sourcing and risk management for Cisco’s worldwide supply chain.  She also serves the broader electronics manufacturing industry as the Vice Chairman of the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and as a member of the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Technical Advisory Committee. Kathleen's prior experience include sustainability and regulatory affairs roles at Mattel, Allied Signal and Honeywell, as well as, serving as President of the Chlorine Institute.


Kevin MyetteKevin Myette, Director for North America, bluesign technologies ag

Kevin Myette is the Director of North America for bluesign technologies ag the globally influential, supply chain EHS & Chemistry optimization organization. Kevin directed Supply Chain Sustainability for REI. Prior to the sustainability role, Kevin has oversaw product quality, safety, research & testing and materials development. He has extensive international, supply chain, product development and information systems experience. He was at REI for 27 years. He is a co-founder the effort to develop a cross outdoor industry ‘eco Index’ under the Outdoor Industry Association which has gone on to become known as the Higg Index under the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. This work has fast become the global positive initiative to improve product and supply chain sustainability. Kevin was a Director on the Board of the SAC as well as a member of the Advisory Council to the OIA with a particular strong involvement in the development of better chemical management practices. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Williams College.


Oliver NiedermaierOliver Niedermaier, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Tau Investment Management, LLC

Oliver Niedermaier is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Tau Investment Management, LLC, a growth-equity investment firm that transforms global supply chains. Prior to founding Tau, Niedermaier served as an Operating Partner at Advent International, a global private equity firm with over $32B assets under management. Concurrently Niedermaier served as the CEO of DF King Worldwide, a global financial communications and stakeholder management firm which he founded in 2007. Niedermaier previously served as a Member of the Global Executive Management Board at Computershare (ASX: CPU), the world’s largest share registry, which he joined when it acquired Pepper Technologies, a business he founded in 1998. 
Niedermaier holds a PhD in Strategic Management from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, and in 2010 was appointed a Young Global Leader (YGL) of the World Economic Forum.


Sonali RammohanSonali Rammohan, Director of Stanford Global Supply Chain Management Forum, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Sonali manages the Forum’s Responsible Supply Chains (RSC) program. She has written numerous papers on topics such as value chain innovation in agriculture, the performance benefits of supply chain responsibility, and health logistics in extreme conditions. She manages a long-term study in Zambia on Riders for Health, a social enterprise providing fleet management for last-mile health delivery. Prior to joining the Forum, she managed projects at the Stanford Center for Social Innovation, worked in supply chain finance at PepsiCo, served as Finance and Administration Director at the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, and was a consultant to several non-profit organizations. Sonali holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.