Confirmed speakers at the Oil & Gas Procurement Excellence Forum Asia 2014 conference in Singapore include:

Speaker at oil and gas procurement and supply chain conference in Asia 2014Rajiv Aserkar
Professor logistics and Supply Chain Management
S P Jain School of Global Management

Rajiv holds the position of Professor, Logistics and Supply Chain Management at SP Jain School of Global Management, Singapore. In addition, Rajiv is the Director, Damco International Graduate Program at SP Jain, where he has complete responsibility of this program for training and development of Damco participants in the various aspects of management. Prior to joining SP Jain in Singapore, Rajiv has worked in various academic and corporate organizations in India, Dubai and Oman. Rajiv is keenly involved in executive education and his teaching interest includes Transportation Management, Supply Chain Management and Strategic Sourcing. He is also a regular speaker at various international conferences and has presented his research papers in various parts of the world. The present research interest of Rajiv is The Study of Training and Development Needs of Logistics and Supply Chain Professionals in Asia. His other research interests are-

  • Supply Chain Disruptions and Mitigation Strategies
  • Learning Through Industry Interface Projects
  • Current Software Trends of Logistics Service Providers With Feasibility of Cloud Computing As An Alternative

Rajiv has authored two books titled “Logistics in International Business” and “Export Import Management”. In addition, Rajiv is a reviewer of research papers for research journals and he was on panel of judges for Supply Chain Asia Logistics Awards in 2009 and 2010.

Greg Edmonds 
Chief Executive Officer
Project Procure

Greg is the CEO and founder of Project Procure and has over 16 years of valued experience. Greg's key areas of expertise include procurement, contract management, negotiations and dispute management, probity advice and auditing, strategic sourcing, project management, training and cost reduction. Greg gained his experience from fulfilling senior management roles within Australian companies such as Woolworth's Ltd, J.J. Richards & Sons and ENERGEX. Since founding Project Procure, Greg has provided services to government agencies, government owned corporations and the mining and resource sector.

Kenneth Gunawan
Vice President of SCM & ICT
VICO Indonesia

Jason Leong
Regional Logistics Manager

Jason has more than 10 years of experience in supply chain and logistics.  Jason has a Master’s degree in Supply Chain and Logistics from National University of Singapore, Master degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, GA USA and a first class degree in Civil & Structural Engineering from National University of Singapore

Jason is currently the global logistics manager – Asia Pacific at Halliburton based in Singapore.  He is responsible for the procurement of logistics services, design and setup of the strategic logistics network in the delivery goods and services to Halliburton and the customers. Before joining Halliburton, Jason worked as the supply chain manager for VWR, a pharmaceutical supply company and Panalpina, a global freight forwarder.

John Lim
General Manager Supply Chain, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa

John Lim is General Manager, Supply Chain, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa for ConocoPhillips.
John joined ConocoPhillips in 2009, after serving in regional supply chain management positions for Chevron since 2006. Prior to joining Chevron, John held managerial positions in the Strategy Development and Chairman’s Office of Keppel Corporation, a global conglomerate in Singapore. He was subsequently appointed as General Manager of a subsidiary in 2003.
John began his career in the Singapore Navy where he joined after he was awarded military scholarship to study in the United Kingdom. He is currently also a senior combat officer in the reserve of the Singapore Navy where he had begun and spent his early career managing capital projects and naval operations.
He currently chaired the board of non-profit organization in Singapore focusing on assisting disadvantaged Children and Youth.
John graduated with a bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from University of Manchester.

Saurish Nandi
Saurish Nandi , Global Head of Procurement , Rickmers Ship Management(Singapore)Global Head of Procurement
Rickmers Ship Management (Singapore)

Saurish is a highly accomplished management executive with more than 11 years of experience in global procurement, spend management, optimizing supply chain networks and e-commerce implementation. Saurish has a Master’s degree in Business Administration (specializing in Marketing) from S P Jain, Singapore and University of New South Wales, Australia, and a first class degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mumbai University, India. He also has a Diploma in Marine Purchasing and Supply Chain from IMPA (International Marine Purchasing Association) & North West Kent College UK with an achievement award of “Graduate of the Year”. In addition he has a certificate in International Purchasing and Supply Chain from WTO, Geneva and Diploma in Import Export from Indian Merchant Chamber of Commerce. Saurish speaks at various conferences globally on a wide gamut of topics pertaining to Procurement and Supply Chain .His recent one has been at The Asian Banker Summit where he was the speaker and panelist on multiple sessions at the Supply Chain Conference track. He also writes quite regularly for various international trade magazines. He is a Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor and has helped quite a few companies get audit certifications. His theory on value chain optimization in the marine procurement field is a trendsetter. His vision in bringing marine procurement and supply chain function at par with other industries like automobile and aerospace industry has led to various companies endorsing his supply chain optimizing model. Apart from his regular role of heading a global procurement team, Saurish does lot of honorary consulting work. He is on the board of various companies and organizations and provides intellectual insights on supply chain related matters.

"Oil and Gas Procurement Leaders is a great platform to share insights on the latest trends and happenings in the Procurement and Supply Chain industry - In today’s volatile economic scenario, it’s important that companies share their experiences on best practices and a forum like this will definitely help get the message across."

Quyen Nguyen
Country Representative and Co-Founder
Vietnam Supply Chain Community

With the passion of growing the supply chain community in Vietnam, Quyen has co-found the Vietnam Supply Chain Community, a non-profit network of over 10,000 industry professionals and 5,000 young talents. Besides, she has been one of the key drivers to bring international certifications (CPIM, CSCP, CPSM, CPSD…) and training in supply chain management from bodies of knowledge like APICS Supply Chain Council, ISM Institute for Supply Management to Vietnam helping companies and professionals access to standardised frame work of knowledge for competitive advantages and also develop the talents of the industry.

Hans Joseph Rausch Restrepo
Procurement & Sourcing Manager Asia


Professional in Supply Chain Management with over 20 years of experience in the function.  Extensive experience in the logistics, procurement and materials management functions in the industries of Oil and Gas, Telecommunications and Consumer Goods and Aviation.  Has lived and worked in various countries in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia where he has led complex regional supply chain organizations.  Former Professor of International Procurement and Sales at EAFIT University in Colombia.  Bachelors in Business Administration, Masters in Business Administration and currently working on a Doctorate in Business Administration with emphasis on Global Supply Chain Management.

Jeff Sjurseth
Manager, Regional Procurement - SE Asia & Australia
Murphy Oil

Jeff spent the majority of his 36 year career in executive and managerial positions supporting international upstream operations in Supply Chain Management for Amoco/BP, Hess and Murphy, including over 14 years as an expatriate in Tunisia, Qatar, Australia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, and now Malaysia.  Prior to his current assignment, Jeff was the Global Contracts Manager for Murphy, responsibilities included development and implementation of global model agreements, lead negotiator for rigs, new country entry (PSC/JOA compliance) and special projects.  Career experiences also includes eProcurement Project Manager for BP and seconded from BP to Trade Ranger (B2B Trading) as the Product Manager and Business Development.

Mickael Skyum speaking at oil and gas procurment and supply chain conference in singapore 2014Michael Skyum
Senior Vice President Supply Chain
BW Offshore

  • Procurement background from shipping, terminals, manufacturing, logistics and offshore
  • 10 years in Asia (5 China + 5 Singapore)
  • Part of the procurement management team that transformed Maersk procurement from transactional to highly strategic
  • Worked as a procurement consultant in Singapore with both MNC and government
  • Opened up centralized procurement offices in both Shanghai and Singapore

“Oil and Gas, like many other industries, have their share of fraud and corruption. Hear more about the most likely loop holes and how changes to governance might reduce the risk”.

Hendrik Snyman speaking at oil and gas procurement and supply chain conference in singapore, asia, 2014Hendrik Snyman
Chief Procurement Officer

Hendrik Snyman is the Vice President of Contracting at Woodside Energy Limited based in Perth, Australia.  He is responsible for the Contracting Function in the delivery of onshore and offshore capital projects, from Development Planning/Technology selection to handover to Operations.

Hendrik has 26 years of Oil and Gas industry experience spanning the full breadth of operations and projects, including HSE and operations integrity, development planning, and delivery of major capital projects
Before joining Woodside in February 2013, Hendrik spent 7 years with Shell, following a diverse career in Oil and Gas which equipped him with the full spectrum of experience to contribute towards the development of projects in Woodside.
In his seven years with Shell he was responsible for the delivering the Contracts and Procurement function to the major projects in Shell and more specific all projects in Asia ranging from refinery modifications, unconventionals to Deepwater projects. During this time he also championed Strategic Supplier Relationships to enhance project delivery.
At Fluor his role was Business Manager on major projects which focused on achieving the financials targets as set out in the” As Sold” mandate,  working in close liaison with Projects Services/Management.
After Sasol Hendrik decided to start his own Consulting Company in the field of contract management and project services. During the 5 year period the Company grew from a home start-up to employing over 500 consultant staff. Consulting on projects and establishment of the necessary infrastructure and systems to effectively manage projects was the main focus of this company. 
His career started with Sasol in South Africa as a cost engineer and as his career developed obtained extensive experience in corporate planning and as Operations Manager for Sasol 1 during his 10 year period with Sasol.
Hendrik holds both a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering an MBA and have substantially completed a Legal degree.

SPeaker at oil and gas procurement and supply chain conference in Asia 2014Ramesh Veeramuthu
Head of Procurement

Ramesh is the Head of Procurement at MODEC Offshore Production Systems, managing its procurement and supply chain activities. In his current role, Ramesh responsibilities include Procurement/Supply Chain Organisation Management, Supply Chain Strategy, Developing Business Systems and Streamlining Procurement/Supply Chain Processes. He has more than 15 years of experience in Procurement and Supply Chain Management specialised in Strategic Sourcing, Category Management, Materials Management, Logistics& 3PL Management, and P2P Process Management in Oil & Gas and HealthCare Industries. Ramesh has strong experience in Procurement Transformation, setting up a Shared Service Centre for Procurement and building a solid Source-To-Pay Process Organisation. Prior to MODEC, Ramesh was with Becton Dickinson & Company and Schlumberger, held various roles in Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Management worked in various countries across Middle East and Asia. He has an MBA degree from NTU, Singapore and Masters in Energy Engineering from Anna University in India.

Mohana Kumari Vijayan
Director Procurement
Jasper Offshore


Charlie Villasenor
Chief Executive and Chairman
Procurement and Supply Institute of Asia

Charlie Villaseñor is known as a procurement and supply management icon in the Asia region and for his mission and advancement in promoting ethics , sustainability and best practices in supply chain management. This is brought about thru his affiliations and service with PASIA, ITC (WTO/UN), IFPSM and Transprocure.

Charlie has multiple industry exposure in procurement and supply management notably oil & gas, manufacturing, telecom, financial services, transportation, construction and retail industries where he was formerly with companies like Caltex (Chevron Texaco), 3M, Coca-Cola and Ariba. He founded the B2B emarketplace funded by a consortium of the country’s six (6) multi-industry large business conglomerates in the Philippines. He is a multinational business leader. He travels and works around the globe in leading and supporting transformation initiatives.

Under his leadership, TransProcure has been cited with many awards and recognition such as the “Rising Star” on BPO-Procurement Services in 2004, “Most Innovative Business Process Outsourcing Company of the Year” in 2007, “Most Progressive Home Grown BPO Company” in 2008. Charlie bagged the prestigious award “Gawad Sinop Award /Purchasing Manager of the Year” in 1999. In 2000, he was awarded by Caltex Chairman as ethical and high performer executive of the year worldwide. In 2004, he was recognized as a “Pros to Know” by the Demand and Supply Chain Magazine, USA. He was also recognized in 2009 as the Leader in promoting the Philippines as a preferred Business Process Outsourcing hub in the global market by the Philippine BPO Industry during the 9th eServices Award

He completing his doctorate (PhD) degree at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) where he also completed his Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) at the same Graduate School. He took LiaCom (Liberal Arts Commerce) at the same school majoring in Behavioral Science and Business Administration. In 2010, he was awarded outstanding alumni of the College of Arts and letters of UST.

Paul Wang
Global Sourcing Director


Paul Wang is an experienced procurement executive with more than nine years of engineering and eighteen years of project procurement management, regional procurement management and global sourcing experience. He has extensive experience and knowledge in establishing and mentoring procurement team, developing procurement strategy and plan, and implementing best practices and tools through the entire material flow. Currently as the Global Sourcing Director for Hatch, Paul is responsible for managing the design, development, promotion and delivery of high value Global Sourcing Services on Pre-Feasibility Study, Feasibility Study and Implementation projects as well as Operations to systematically minimize cost, schedule and risks. He provides leadership for Hatch Global Sourcing team and Global Procurement Intelligence system.

Vendor speaking, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

For vendor (sell-side) speaking or sponsorship opportunities at the Oil & Gas Procurement Excellence Forum Asia 2014, please contact:
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