2014 Conference Speakers
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Craig Moss, Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade
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 Rafinejad, Consulting Associate Professor of Management Sciences Department at 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 Franzese, Director of 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 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 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.
Sonali Rammohan, Associate Director of Stanford Global Supply Chain Management Forum
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.
Tetsuya O'Hara, Director of Advanced R&D at Patagonia
Tetsuya O'Hara is the Director of Advanced R&D at Patagonia, where he manages the advanced product concepts and new sustainable technologies. He is also a member of the board of visitors at Pepperdine University Graziadio School and a board advisor at MIT Sports Technology and Education. Mr. O'Hara began his career at Teijin Limited, a multinational chemical company in Japan, where he contributed to the America's Cup as an official sailcloth supplier. In 1996, he moved his family to Connecticut to work for Dimension Polyant Sailcloth, where he shaped new composites, including multi-layered material for NASA's environmental research balloon.