Save the date May 31, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (GMT+2) Event Details
The disruptions, in the wave of covid lockdowns and stagnant logistics, was a sobering reminder to how vulnerable global supply chains are. Solutions to promote industry sustainability, with resilience and agility will become game changers moving forward. Join Sweden-India Business Council, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce India and the Embassy of India in Sweden together with a panel of industry experts in an interactive discussion.
Speakers Viswakumar Ananthakrishnan Chief Purchasing Officer at Rusta
Viswakumar is the Group head of sourcing at RUSTA and overall responsible for sourcing, quality and sustainability of the RUSTA assortment. He is a member of the Group Management team at RUSTA and is based at the Global HQ in Stockholm.
He has a total of 30 years of professional experience having worked at the TATA´s , Madura Garments and about 19 years in IKEA. His core experience is strategic and operational procurement in Retail and consumer product companies. He has lived and worked in India, China and Sweden and has global and multicultural leadership experience. “Sustainability is close to my heart, and I strongly believe that Low price , good quality and sustainability go hand in hand” - Viswakumar.Ananthakrishnan. He did his Undergrad from Indian institute of technology and my MBA from Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. Currently he lives with his wife and daughter and has been living in Sweden since 2012. Arati Davis Chief Operating Officer at Sweden-India Business Council Arati Davis Chief Operating Officer at Sweden-India Business Council https://sibc.se/
Arati Davis works with questions of green growth and sustainability. She works as the head of the secretariat with the Sweden India Transport Innovation Safety partnership (SITIS) and focused on innovation for sustainability.
Arati is a development professional with over twenty years in the environment and sustainable development sector. She has worked with Oxfam, Sida, and the Embassy of Sweden, New Delhi’s Environment Office. She has worked intensely with e-mobility within the Sweden India corridor and is the author of the report "Electromobility and India, Opportunities for Engagement" Arati is also sits on the board of URBS (Urban Systems) and Pratham Sweden. Arati holds a MSc. in Natural Resource Management from SOAS, University of London and a B.A. in International Political Economy from Swarthmore College, PA, USA and the London School of Economics. Karan Dua Program Manager at SCCI Karan Dua Program Manager at SCCI
Karan has been with the Chamber for five years and is responsible for driving the Public Affairs and Sustainability work, for and with the Swedish companies in India
Karan has over 18 years of professional experience in a variety of different profiles and sectors, working in both corporate and non-profit organisations Pankaj Pandey Technical and Supply Chain at Xlit Pankaj Pandey Technical and Supply Chain at Xlit
Pankaj is seasoned professional with more then 25 years of experience in field of telecom, coming from engineering background , have worked for Ericsson India supply sites with short term assignments in Sweden, have experience in Technical role, Projects, Products, managerial and management roles, presently working in XLIT India and supporting Technical and Supply Chain projects.
Amir Rashad CEO & Founder of Centersource Technologies and Timber Exchange Amir Rashad CEO & Founder of Centersource Technologies and Timber Exchange
Amir Rashad is a former physical commodity trader and supply chain manager. Today
Amir leads the digitisation, transparency and traceability efforts of global commodity supply chains as the CEO & Founder of Centersource Technologies and Timber Exchange. Amir comes from a family that has 50 years of industry experience in global commodity trading. He played a vital role in diversifying supply chains for Eastern Europe and the Far East. In 2014 he started the renowned monthly market report, Timber Executive, that summarized industry news across the global timber supply chain. Centersource Technologies and Timber Exchange service the global commodity markets is a comprehensive solution combining SaaS tools, market data, and outsourcing, that allows high-volume global supply chain companies to compete effortlessly worldwide. The company has industrial customers across 13 countries on all continents. Backed by esteemed figures in the forestry and technology sectors, Centersource Technologies is spearheading a transforming global trade through supply-chain automation and is currently integrating artificial intelligence into its solutions. Welcome to Glue Up. We are upgrading our password strength service in order to align with ISO27001 standards. Please take a moment to upgrade your password.
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