Brent Lingerfelt, The Coca-Cola Company
Brent Lingerfelt is currently in his 13th year with The Coca-Cola Company holding several positions within the Coca-Cola System across Concentrate and Bottling operations, in Corporate and regional roles including field/operational roles and IT. Currently located in Bangkok, Thailand as the Supply Chain and Commercialization Director for ASEAN Business Unit, Brent brings specific expertise within supply chain planning, warehousing, transportation, distribution and IT systems to support The Coca-Cola System.
Coyea Lin, McDonald’s Restaurants (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.
Coyea Lin is currently in her 30th year with McDonald’s Taiwan. She is the head of Purchasing & Logistics and Quality Assurance departments. She focuses on safety and quality system, strategic sourcing, logistic management, supplier self-management excellence and sustainability in this role. She works with her team and supply chain partners to build a food safety culture in the spirit of “Change for Better”.
Her expertise, experience and beliefs in “challenging the status quo” and “people focus and team work” are the foundation of McDonald’s Taiwan supply chain success.
Coyea was the first Chair of McDonald’s Taiwan Women Leadership Network and a pioneer member of McDonald’s APMEA (Asia Pacific Middle East & Africa) Food Improvement Team. In addition, she is the chosen executive member of board of directors in Taiwan Quality Food Association and Chair of Internationalization committee. Moreover, she served as International Life Sciences Institute’s (ILSI Taiwan) Vice Chairman. She has dedicated herself to contributing her expertise and experience to the food industry.
David Horlock, BSI
David joined BSI in August 2012 from Intertek where he was Vice President for Supplier Management & Global Audit Services. His former positions include International Management roles for SGS & Bureau Veritas with postings in Hong Kong (China), the Philippines, Thailand, Australia and the Middle East.
David has a Bachelor of Business Degree in Agribusiness with 30 years work experience in the Agri-Food, Life Science, Commodities and Consumer Products Sector dealing in the Trade Compliance Industry.
Emmanuel Herve, BSI
Emmanuel joined BSI over a decade ago as part of its international project team. After working developing the standards business in London UK, he focussed his business development skills on growing the BSI standards brand in Asia Pacific and then an expansion of his responsibilities saw him engage the professional services side of the business for Hong Kong as well. Today Emmanuel overseas all aspects of the business as the Managing Director in the ASEAN region.
Paul Buckley, United Nations
Paul Buckley is the Regional Technical Specialist for UN-ACT and has worked in counter-trafficking for more than a decade, previously as the Field Operations Coordinator for the UN Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP). His work involves programme and policy development, research and capacity building, and coordination with a broad range of partners, including governments, NGOs and international organisations. Geographically his work has focused on the Greater Mekong Sub-region, and further countries in Southeast Asia. Trafficking and forced labour in supply chains has resulted in Paul’s work focusing on exploitation in fisheries, manufacturing, agriculture and other industrial and service sectors.
Paul’s academic background is in Asia-Pacific Studies (MA) and Politics and International Relations (BSc), focusing on international political economy, development and human rights.
Dr. Ralph Graichen, A*STAR Singapore
Dr. Graichen is currently Director, Food and Nutrition, Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. In his current position with A*STAR, Ralph is working with strategic partners to administer and develop new initiatives and programmes in the research areas of food and nutrition.. He also sits on the advisory panel of the Food Innovation & Resource Centre, Singapore Polytechnic as well as multiple grant review committees. Ralph has over 12 years of experience in the local and global biomedical and nutrition industry. He was previously Research Operations Manager for Abbott Nutrition in Asia, establishing the R&D infrastructure and managing the research portfolio for Asia.
Liam Gimon, Interpol
Seconded from the US Food and Drug Administration, Liam Gimon is currently a Criminal Intelligence Officer with Interpol, in the Illicit Goods and Global Health Programme, stationed at the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation, Singapore. In this position he provides up-to-date specialized knowledge, training and investigative support in specific high profile crime areas to police and investigators across the world. He is in charge of some of the largest operations in Interpol, including Operation Pangea (to combat illicit online pharmacies) Operation OPSON (to combat illicit and counterfeit foods) and Operation Chain (Intellectual Property Rights violations in the Asia/Mid-East region).
Prior to working at the FDA, Liam was a Special Agent with the US Secret Service, where he spent ten years, including time stationed in the US Embassy in Berlin, Germany. Liam finished his Secret Service career working on Vice President Cheney’s protective detail.
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