Practice Consultants

Our people make us different.

Practice Consultants

Our people make us different.

We’re Energetic about supporting and challenging our clients in equal measure. We’re passionate about making a measurable impact in all we do. Our unique culture and approach delivers enduring results, true to each client’s specific situation.

Many of our long-term clients are Global Fortune 500 companies and we have worked with over 350 clients across Large Grocery, Retail, Manufacturing, Logistics Service Providers, Pharmaceuticals, Utilities, Industrial, Government and Health Services industry sectors. Across our offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Dubai, Dublin and London, we strive the right thing by our clients, our people and our communities.

If you would like to know more about our experience, skill set and relevance to solving your challenges, please contact us.

Practice Consultants


  • Darryl Judd
    Darryl Judd
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Kimble Winter
    Kimble Winter
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Raymon Krishnan
    Raymon Krishnan
    V.P Consulting - Asia
  • David Dronfield
    David Dronfield
    Senior Project Director
  • Mark Lutton
    Mark Lutton
    Senior Project Director - MENA
  • Neil Peters
    Neil Peters
    Senior Project Director – Manufacturing & Operations
  • Calvin D’Souza
    Calvin D’Souza
    Senior Project Director - Supply Chain & S&OP
  • Leo Fernandes
    Leo Fernandes
    Business Intelligence Specialist
  • Bushra Ali
    Bushra Ali
    Business Intelligence and Talent Management Specialist
  • Wayne Beel
    Wayne Beel
    Consulting Partner
  • Larry Woelk
    Larry Woelk
    Senior Director - M&A and Advisory
  • Alex Allen
    Alex Allen
    V.P Consulting - Australia
  • Manoj Soni
    Manoj Soni
    COO & Executive Director, India and Subcontinent
  • Peter Scholten
    Peter Scholten
    Senior Project Manager
  • Joanne McConachy
    Joanne McConachy
    Client Services Director
  • Rhyan Stephens
    Rhyan Stephens
    Senior Project Manager M&A
  • David Sutton
    David Sutton
    Senior Project Manager M&A
Darryl Judd
Chief Operating Officer
Darryl Judd B.BE
Chief Operating Officer
Specialities: Corporate Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions, Trade Facilitation, Aviation, Supply Chain / Logistics
Location: Singapore / Sydney


In 2015, Darryl was named as one the “Top 50 influential individuals in Asia’ Supply Chain, Manufacturing & Logistics industry” in the prestigious SCM Thought Leader publication by SCM World, recognising him as expert in the linkage of business strategy and supply chain best practices to human capital management.

Darryl brings 28 years of executive leadership and consulting experience and is regular contributor on thought leadership across numerous industry publications and is a frequent speaker at international conferences and events on business leadership, strategy & people alignment and talent management. He was instrumental in the creation of Logistics Academy and presently holds an advisory board appointment with industry group LSCMS. In 2014, he was appointed as one of five global experts to IATA’s Global Innovation Award selection board and has held senior executive positions within the airline, air cargo and aircraft leasing industry.

Since 2001, he has been a principle partner in Logistics Executive Group, an internationally known corporate advisory and talent management firm with offices in 12 countries, serving more than 2,500 organisations. He currently serves as an Independent Board Director for a range of regional companies including Astrum Lighting Innovations, Milestone Consulting and EGI and is a highly regard business leader who brings a unique perspective to the best practice management of business environments.

With a degree in Economics and deep Asia knowledge, Darryl is considered to be a specialist in the linkage of business strategy and supply chain best practices to human capital management with expertise in driving business performance, designing sustainable business strategies, supply chain alignment, organisation structure design, leadership performance, mergers & acquisitions, change management and HR talent management. He works alongside globally recognised organisations and provides sought after advice and business guidance on extracting value from Asian markets. He is regularly called on to manage key human resources change and managing business performance consulting projects, supporting business drive changes, particularly around M&A activity and international executive management.

Darryl was formerly a professional rally navigator in the Asia-Pacific and Production Car World Rally Championships having competed since 1994, retiring in 2005.


Kimble Winter
Chief Executive Officer
Kimble Winter MBA. BA
Chief Executive Officer
Specialities: Corporate Advisory, M&A, Executive Coaching, Trade Facilitation, Supply Chain / Logistics
Location: Dubai / Sydney


The founder of the company, Kim is an acknowledged specialist in Executive Recruitment across Logistics and Supply Chain sectors. He has held senior executive positions within international Logistics, Supply Chain and Freight organisations during his 35 year career. Kim often speaks at international conferences / events and regularly contributes thought leadership to industry media. He has been involved in a number of Disaster and Humanitarian Logistics initiatives and is the founder of not for profit organisation www.oasisafrica.net.

A dynamic and engaging senior executive with 35 years leadership experience spanning Corporate Advisory, Executive Coaching, Public Speaking, Search & Recruitment across the Supply Chain, Logistics, FMCG, Retail, Resources, Industrial, Disaster Relief and Humanitarian sectors. Kimble has built an international reputation as the founder (1999) of Logistics Executive Group which delivers Whole of Life Cycle Talent Management including Search & Executive Recruitment, Corporate Advisory, On-Line Education and Executive Coaching / Mentoring.

A regular contributor of thought leadership to industry and media, he is a professional Master of Ceremonies, frequently invited to Chair international events on contemporary / future industry trends and leadership issues.
A hands-on leader working with his teams from the company’s offices in Sydney, Dubai Melbourne, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and London, he is a Board member of over a dozen companies throughout APAC, India and the Middle East. A New Zealand citizen, he holds formal resident status in Australia and the United Arab Emirates and is the Australia & New Zealand appointed representative for the UAE Govt owned Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), one of the world’s largest Economic Free Zones.

An active sportsman, triathlete and ex-professional rugby player, Kimble advisor to charity Boards and Founder / Chairman of successful not for profit humanitarian organization Oasis Africa www.oasisafrica.org.au working with local communities to provide sustainable primary / secondary education, security and holistic support in some of East Africa’s most notorious slums. Kimble is an experienced Executive Performance Coach and holds an MBA and BA – Massey & Victoria Universities (NZ).


Raymon Krishnan
V.P Consulting - Asia
Raymon Krishnan
V.P Consulting - Asia
Specialities: Corporate Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions, Trade Facilitation, Supply Chain / Logistics, Freight Management
Location: Singapore


Profit-Driven Supply Chain Senior Executive with a rare, in-depth understanding of business drivers in addition to logistics and supply chain capabilities. Able to build dynamic supply, warehousing and distribution models that adapt quickly to changing global operating environments.

Very experienced in Global Supply Chains and Trade Compliance and the accompanying business and ethical challenges that accompany it. Possessing a strong ability to meet those challenges head-on to build long-term, high-trust relationships with suppliers and stakeholders. This approach allows for a high level of control and increased velocity over supply chains by directly overseeing operations.

His experience covers the full Logistics spectrum, from raw material procurement, physical distribution and eventually customer service and care with a strong grounding in continuous improvement and Six Sigma.

Raymon is currently the President of the Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society. In 2012 he was identified on Channel News Asia’s, Invest In Me programme, as the leading Logistics & Supply Chain Management professional in Singapore and in 2013 was identified by Supply Chain Asia as one of the leading Chemical Supply Chain professionals in the Asia Pacific region.


David Dronfield
Senior Project Director
David Dronfield
Senior Project Director
Specialities: Corporate Advisory, Design and Layouts, Networks, Property, Supply Chain / Logistics
Location: Dubai


David is a highly experienced senior executive with a demonstrated track record in supply chain strategic leadership across extended territories of Australasia, South East Asia and the Middle East.

He has led and created strategies and implemented the infrastructures across various territories and new regions while working with both local and multi-national organizations. David brings more than 30 years of knowledge across sales, marketing, supply chain management, engineering and project management including more than 15 years in general management.

David has an enormous array of project management experience and practical knowledge throughout all elements of the value chain including design process engineering, factory and warehouse layout design, process flow, production, operations, inventory management and physical logistics management including warehousing and distribution. He is a specialist in material handling equipment, industrial and commercial fit-out, automation, systems and complex supply chain solutions.

David has further extended his experience by developing and managing an Interiors design and fit-out, providing design, consulting and equipment solutions to all industry sectors. Working across major industry sectors with both multinational and local clientele, David has managed the development of solutions utilizing the complete range of supply chain network design and warehousing layouts.

Experienced with the complexities of developing and managing multi-cultural teams. Engages individual involvement and leads from the front with an open, motivational style that encourages teams to accept and manage responsibility.

Areas of Expertise
– Organisational Strategy
– Automation and Material Handing
– Network and Logistics Design
– Internal Design Layout and Value-Chain Engineering
– Warehouse and Logistics Performance
– Supply Chain Audit and Health Checks
– Supply Chain and Logistics Management Strategy
– Performance Management
– Change Management
– 3PL and 4PL Management
– Logistics Technologies
– Global Supply Chains and Risk Management
– Inventory, Procurement and Replenishment Management
– International Freight and Transportation


Mark Lutton
Senior Project Director - MENA
Mark Lutton
Senior Project Director - MENA
Specialities: Corporate Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions, Manufacturing and Supply Chain / Logistics
Location: Dubai


Mark Lutton is a supply chain executive working since 1994 in the field of manufacturing. Originating from the UK he has an MBA from the Open University complementing an Engineering degree from Brunel University. Specialised in operations excellence training programmes and implementation he has successfully developed industry leading operational organisations across Europe, America, Middle East and Asia.

Whilst working across all aspects of the value chain Mark enjoys orchestrating order from chaos with a cultivated aptitude for creative planning and following through to project completion using his Prince 2 project management and Black Belt Lean Six Sigma skills. Having worked on manufacturing footprint and capital investment projects delivering accumulated savings of over US$40M he is able to assess an organisation’s strengths and weaknesses to deliver creative solutions tailored to its optimal potential.

Mark’s experience ranges from research and development, production management, industrial engineering through to chief operating officer in industries as diverse as process equipment, fashion, banking, industrial doors and hardware.

Be it creating strategic business plans, restructuring organisations or designing and leading educational training courses Mark’s vision is to inspire anyone to be a Lean expert in their field of operation.

Areas of Expertise

– Organisational Strategy
– Supply Chain and Logistics Management Strategy
– Performance Management
– Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen and Total Quality Management
– Change Management
– Operations Excellence Programs
– Lean & Automation
– 3PL and 4PL Management
– Logistics Technologies
– Global Supply Chains and Risk Management
– Inventory, Procurement and Replenishment Management


Neil Peters
Senior Project Director – Manufacturing & Operations
Neil Peters
Senior Project Director – Manufacturing & Operations
Specialities: Corporate Advisory, Manufacturing & Operations, Lean, Supply Chain / Logistics
Location: Dubai


Neil is a senior Manufacturing and Operations expert with over 22 years of experience in the FMCG sector. His prior engagements span large FMCG companies including Nestle and Mars across Europe and the Middle East, with Line Management Responsibility for over 200 employees.
Throughout this career, Neil has held a variety of positions in Operations and Supple Chain Management, including Production Manager, Operations Manager, Quality Manager and Head of Health, Safety and Environment. He is one of the region’s leading experts in safety, compliance, production risk management and food grade production supply chains.

His core strengths include Lean Manufacturing, Efficiency Improvement, Line Management, People Development and Factory Management Operating Systems. Having always worked in a target driven environment, Neil has repeatedly proven his ability to meet targets for LTI free days, Quality Incident, Audit ready lines, RFT, Customer Service above 99% and Reliability / TRS. He is considered to be an expert in DMAIC, SMED, Six Sigma and Lean Methodologies.
Neil has been based in the UAE for the past 5 years and his most recent achievements include leading the installation and implementation of a $22million/40,000 Manufacturing Line and Manufacturing Lead as part of a PPC project, delivering savings of 23% and $185 per ton of production.

Areas of Expertise
– Manufacturing & Productions
– Operations Management
– Process Flow and Production Design
– Operations Quality and Safety
– Automation and Material Handing
– Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing
– Factory Management Operating Systems
– Internal Hygiene Process, HACCP & Food Grade Supply Chains
– S&OP & TPM
– Root Cause Analysis
– Factory Management Operations Standard
– Performance Management
– Change Management
– Inventory, Procurement and Replenishment Management


Calvin D’Souza
Senior Project Director - Supply Chain & S&OP
Calvin D’Souza
Senior Project Director - Supply Chain & S&OP
Specialities: Corporate Advisory, S&OP, Transportation, Manufacturing & Operations, Lean, Supply Chain / Logistics
Location: Dubai


With a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA, University of Wales UK) and a Degree in Commerce, Calvin brings more that 18 years supply chain executive leadership experience across global markets.

He is considered to be an expert in S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) & Integrated Supply Chain including upstream and downstream supply chains, logistics, warehousing and transportation with an exceptional track record as a delivering above expectations across regional markets including Middle East, Europe, Subcontinent India & Africa.

Calvin is a Six Sigma Green Belt certified dynamic team leader, innovator and motivator with over 18 years of progressive experience in Integrated Business Planning, Supply chain design, Process Improvements and Change Management. He has led organisations based on learning and experiences empowered by Continuous Improvement and Lean thinking to progress toward operations to achieve ‘Best Industry Practices’ exceeding Customer expectations and experience. 

Calvin has led the development and implementation of the S&OP processes implementing business strategy, validate forecast accuracy and methodology processes, redesigned inventory strategies, and aligned financial/business plans with the operations plans using first class through the S&OP methodology.

His expertise encompasses implementation of (S&OP) Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning and Integrated Supply Chain execution. Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Project Forecasting via Salesforce.com, Continuous Process Improvement initiatives including Value Stream Mapping and Cycle Time reduction projects, Inventory optimizing projects, 3PL Warehousing management & transitions, Transportation and Logistics operations, ERP deployments (SAP, Oracle, APO, SFDC), Customer Service Management. 

Areas of Expertise
– Business Re-Engineering & Turnaround
– Supply Chain and Logistics Management Strategy
– Process Mapping & Engineering
– Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen and Total Quality Management
– Change Management
– 3PL and 4PL Management
– Supply Chain & Logistics Optimization
– ERP / WMS Systems Implementations
– Logistics Network Design & Solutions
– Customer Strategy & Management
– Business Process Outsourcing
– Global Supply Chains and Risk Management
– Inventory, Procurement and Replenishment Management
– International Freight and Transportation


Leo Fernandes
Business Intelligence Specialist
Leo Fernandes
Business Intelligence Specialist
Specialities: Corporate Advisory, Mergers & Acquisition, Property, Trade Facilitation, Feasibility Studies, Market Intelligence, Supply Chain / Logistics
Location: Dubai


Leo is a highly-qualified professional with experience and solid market knowledge in corporate advisory related projects pertaining to the Middle East having been based in Oman for over 3 years and been born and raised in the UAE.

Leo holds an MSc (International Finance – University of Essex) finance and economics with over 5 years of consolidated experience in corporate business and finance related projects in South Asia and the Middle East. Prior to this engagement, Leo was affiliated with an investment bank in India and a general management consulting firm in Oman. At these firms, Leo has developed solid market knowledge in corporate advisory in a broad range of industries.

Areas of Expertise
– Financial Modelling
– Operations Studies
– Business Process transformation
– Feasibility Studies
– Business Valuations
– Industry / Sector Analysis
– Project Viability Reports
– Transaction advisory services – Preparation of Pitch books, Information Memorandums,
Teasers and other support documents
– General market research

Leo’s engagements include handling or assisting in a variety of corporate advisory and finance engagements related to feasibility studies, business plans (strategy), valuation work, initial project viability reports, transaction advisory services including preparation of pitching documents, other general company & industry analysis etc. for various private and public companies as well as reputed government organisations.


Bushra Ali
Business Intelligence and Talent Management Specialist
Bushra Ali
Business Intelligence and Talent Management Specialist
Specialities: Corporate Advisory, Mergers & Acquisition, Property, Trade Facilitation, Feasibility Studies, Market Intelligence, Supply Chain / Logistics
Location: Dubai


Bushra Ali is a Business Intelligence and Talent Management Specialist at Logistics Executive Group in the Middle East. She has a degree in Economics and Chinese from Williams College, Massachusetts, USA. Her dual specializations include market research and economic analysis using qualitative and quantitative tools including STATA, R and Python. Her past research spans topics including behavioural economics, consumer behaviour, renewable energy markets, education and social entrepreneurship. Her research has been published by the London-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI). In addition to English, she is fluent in Mandarin, Arabic and Urdu/Hindi. Bushra’s Talent Management expertise includes deployment of Outplacement, Career Transition management and Leadership Development.

Areas of Expertise
– Corporate Advisory
– Business & Operations Strategy
– Mergers & Acquisitions
– Economic Research
– Organizational Design and Structure
– Talent Management
– Outplacement
– Network Modelling
– Supply Chain Evaluation
– Supply Chain Audits and Benchmarks
– Market Feasibility Studies
– Market Research
– Business Intelligence
– Financial Analysis
– Data Modelling, Analysis & Visualisation
– Marketing Strategy
– Project Management

Experienced in
– STATA
– Python
– R
– Java
– SQL
– HTML / CSS / JavaScript


Wayne Beel
Consulting Partner
Wayne Beel
Consulting Partner

Wayne Beel has served as an external director on the KT Board of Directors based in Princeton NJ from 2009-2014 serving two 3 year terms.

He recently completed a 15-month assignment as the senior vice president of Human Resources for CEVA Logistics in Singapore. At CEVA he was responsible for leading a comprehensive, 18-month HR capability and planning review for the Asia–Pacific region as well as CEVA’s 15 operating companies. This set the path for the HR function to strongly support the organization’s growth and profitability goals. Previously, Wayne was the senior vice president of Human Resources at Holcim. As head of HR, Wayne led an extensive process to review and assess the needs of Holcim’s operating companies including the head office HR function. Based on these findings, Holcim’s HR strategy was redefined and implemented with an adapted product and services portfolio as well as a reconfigured functional structure.

Also at Holcim, he led an international effort to establish the talent acquisition function for the organization’s 85,000 employees in 70 countries. This work included strategy formulation as well as products and services development. He has held HR leadership positions at Boral and BHP Steel and has served as an officer in the New Zealand Army Reserves.

Wayne received a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources at the University of Otago in New Zealand and has completed the INSEAD Advanced Management Program and IMD Senior Management Program. Wayne is currently traveling throughout the year with his wife and two young boys.


Larry Woelk
Senior Director - M&A and Advisory
Larry Woelk
Senior Director - M&A and Advisory
Specialities: Business Transformation, Due Diligence & business consolidation, Pre IPO / Scalability, Mergers & Acquisitions / Post-Merger Integration, Executive Team Alignment, Development, Mentoring, International Supply Chain Optimisation and Freight Management.
Location: United Kingdom

Larry is one of best known industry experts in all modes of international shipment. His advice has been sought by some of the largest forwarders and integrators in the world. His network of contacts spans the globe.

He holds university degrees in mathematics and French as well as an MBA and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and a board member of Leaders in Supply Chain and ELUPEG.

Larry has spent almost all his career in Europe and held senior executive and board level positions with Airborne Express, BAX Global, John Menzies, LEP International and Pinkerton Security. He has run companies and divisions in supply chain security; logistics operations and communication; 4PL management; and M&A.

His career gives him extensive experience of the wide-ranging logistics industry, including air, ocean, road transport and courier express, in domestic and international markets.

Alex Allen
V.P Consulting - Australia
Alex Allen
V.P Consulting - Australia
Specialities: Corporate Advisory, Freight Tender Management, Aviation, Express, Trade Facilitation
Location: Melbourne / India


Alex Allen heads Logistics Executive Group’s Australian Business that specialises in Corporate Advisory, Executive Placements and Education/ Training sectors. Alex’s Supply Chain industry experience includes Leadership roles with Fortune 500 Companies operating in the Asia Pacific and IMENA regions. Alex is the appointed JAFZA Country Representative for Trade facilitation between Australia/ New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates.

Internationally recognised Business Leader within the Global Shipping and Logistics Industry, specialising in leading-from-the-front Management disciplines, defining the Business Strategy, Operating Plans and Supply Chain networks. Alex has extensive working knowledge of regional and cultural idiosyncrasies and understanding differing business needs across global markets with countries including: Europe, United Kingdom, China, India, South East Asia, USA and AGCC, EMEA/ MENAT and emerging markets destined for upward trajectory growth.

Alex plays a pivotal role in engaging and consulting with senior business and industry leaders in matters of international trade, trade compliance, INCO terms, supply chain optimisation, start-up and turn-key projects, coaching and education including Executive Placements within the Logistics Industry.
Experience includes Business Leadership and General Management roles within the International Freight Forwarding and Logistics industry for market-leading integrators, airfreight & express courier networks through to heavy freight (sea & air) across MENA and Asia Pac regions.

Accomplishments include appointment to JAFZA, Dubai Jebel Ali Economic Trade Zone for Australian and New Zealand.


Manoj Soni
COO & Executive Director, India and Subcontinent
Manoj Soni
COO & Executive Director, India and Subcontinent -
Location: India


Currently working as a Founder & CEO for MYRIAD Consulting Services, Delhi. Passionate about supply chain excellence & enhancing effectiveness of key sub processes of an organization with a systematic approach driven through IT interface & overall organizational structure.

Professionally a B.TECH in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, I graduated in 1985. In my career spanning closer to three decades, in the field of Strategy ,Manufacturing & supply chain I have developed skills to inspire & create flexible, innovative supply chains for global organizations enabling them to create value. With skills to lead people across the value chain I created winning teams in procurement, logistics & commercial with various industry verticals like Automobile, Agricultural, Chemical and Pharmaceuticals and also possess successful experience of establishing two green field projects. This has been done with sustainability objectives to create green supply chain initiatives with process based approach.

Brief Career Snapshot: I started my career with Tata Engineering (TATA GROUP) and was engaged with them for 13.5 years. During this tenure, I had exposure in Operations, Manufacturing, and Planning & Materials Management. I was eventually heading the team of materials and logistics at the new green field at Tata’s Lucknow plant. I was a key team leader in the last years (1997-1999) on overall strategy & implementation of SAP & Business Process Reengineering Project.

In June’1999, I took a Global responsibility for the SCM operations at FIAT – CNH New Holland Tractors India and worked with them for a period of 8 years. At this assignment, I was instrumental in strategy integration of the IT processes with the Business & SCM requirements from Order Management & Planning to Procurement .I was also part of the strategy leadership steering team in India leading global initiatives for the MNC .I was deputed for one year in Europe for the M&A.

In July’2007, I moved to the Jubilant Group to steer the Supply Chain strategy at the Corporate Office managing the global procurement, international logistics & innovative business processes dedicating my efforts to bring in integration, effectiveness & create a culture of Supply Entrepreneurship achieving key measurable targets on effective sourcing till 31st Oct’14

From 1st Nov’14 have launched the MYRIAD Consulting solutions.


Peter Scholten
Senior Project Manager
Peter Scholten
Senior Project Manager
Specialities: Corporate Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions, Trade Facilitation, Supply Chain / Logistics, Freight Management
Location: Dubai, UAE


Peter brings more than 25+ years in the global air cargo and logistics industry. He is the founder of PAS Aviation Logistics. PAS Aviation Logistics is specialized in business transformation, mergers and acquisition for freight forwarding and aviation related companies.

Prior to PAS Aviation Logistics Peter was CEO of Fast Logistics Group based in Dubai. Leading the Fast Group of Companies which has a strong presence across UAEA, India, Africa and Far East. He led the merger of Fast Forward and First Priority to Fast Logistics in UAE and initiated the start of the group’s GSA company Aviation Solutions that globally represents SAFE Air Company and Etihad Cargo in Sharjah and Northern Emirates. Scholten was been instrumental in the forming of the joint venture in China with Cargo Services Far East and in restructuring the office network in Africa.

Prior to Fast Logistics, he served as VP Commercial of Saudia Cargo based in Jeddah, KSA since 2010. During his 4 ½ years at the airline, he was responsible for global sales, revenue management, marketing, network- and product development. Peter was instrumental in more than doubling the global air cargo volumes and making Saudia a well-recognized global brand in the top 20 of the air cargo industry.

During his time Saudia Cargo won multiple international industry awards from leading air cargo trade publications, established leading positions in the global market to Saudi Arabia and in the markets from Asia to West Africa, Kenya to Netherlands, Bangladesh to Europe, made Saudia Cargo a strong operator in the global ad hoc cargo charter market and introduced various new products: BellyFlex, OK-2-KSA and Pharma-2-World.

Prior to Saudia Cargo, he served 14 years for Martinair Holland in 5 senior executive roles and locations.
As VP & GM the Americas for Martinair based in Miami, USA, he was responsible for the freighter network of 20 destinations in North and Latin America – strengthening the market leading position of Martinair in Ecuador, Colombia, Miami whilst opening new markets in Brazil and Puerto Rico.

In 2007, Peter was appointed as interim CCO of Tampa Cargo (a Colombian cargo airline operating out of Medellin and Bogota with B767 freighters, majority owned by Martinair), turning around the company performance inside 6 months, delivering the highest profit in the airline’s 35-year history.

During his tenure as VP Asia Pacific of Martinair, based in Hong Kong in 2002-2006 he implemented an aggressive growth strategy for Hong Kong and China. He began new operations for the carrier to Chinese cities Nanjing and Tianjin. He was also responsible for creating a new Middle East hub for the carrier in Sharjah.

Between 2000 and 2002 Peter initiated and managed Kencargo Airlines – a joint venture between Kenya Airways, KLM and Martinair – in Nairobi. As Managing Director of Kencargo he was credited for creating a professional cargo organization that included a network of 30 destinations. In 2004 Kencargo was renamed as Kenya Airways Cargo.
Scholten began his career in Martinair as VP Europe & Africa in 1996. During this tenure he was based in Schiphol Airport and he built the European sales organisation covering 20 countries. In Africa he started up Martinair’s head quarters in Nairobi and made the cargo airline market leader in flower exports from Nairobi and Harare.
Between 1992 and 1996 was Managing Director of Road Air Flora, a leading freight forwarder in the perishable market in the Netherlands.

The bachelor degree holder in Transport Management, Peter Scholten is a Dutch national and is married with two children.


Joanne McConachy
Client Services Director
Joanne McConachy
Client Services Director - M&A
Specialities: Global Product Development, Customer Management / Key Accounts, Due Diligence & business consolidation, Mergers & Acquisitions / Post-Merger Integration, Executive Team Alignment,Sstrategic and Analytical assessment, Corporate Communications, Marketing, Business Turnaround / Transformational Change, International Supply Chain Optimisation, Cultural Change, Disruptive Start-ups.
Location: Singapore


Joanne is an accomplished entrepreneur and strategic operational leader, heading Client Advisory Services for Logistics Executive Group in the expanding regions of MENA, South East Asia & Pacific.

Based in the regional office of Singapore, Joanne operates in a global capacity to support the delivery of Corporate Business Advisory & Consultancy, Talent Management & Executive Search, and Logistic Academy Services including training and education within the competitive fields of Supply Chain and Logistics.

Joanne is a world-class airfreight and international logistics specialist that brings strong leadership with a strategic market focus spirit and is committed to establishing sustainable stakeholder relationships by identifying best in class solutions and resources via strategic and analytical assessment and applying business transformation, acquisition and modelling techniques.

An active academic, Joanne brings her global experience and network from a myriad of industry’s including logistics, aviation, marine brokerage & management, tourism & Hospitality and Design.

Joanne has held senior roles in the disciplines of project & operational management, commercial business development, analytical marketing and public relations including corporate communications spanning over 22 years’ experience in the Middle East, South East Asia and Pacific regions.

Under her leadership, Joanne has successfully managed & transformed enterprises, and has a proven track record in business performance and team management, financial and administrative management from SME thru to MNC including international and local clients, creating tangible value.


 

Rhyan Stephens
Senior Project Manager M&A
Rhyan Stephens
Senior Project Manager M&A
Specialities: Global Commercialisation/Product Development, Customer Care / Sales / Key Accounts, Due Diligence & business consolidation, Pre IPO / Capital Raise / Scalability, Mergers & Acquisitions / Post-Merger Integration, Executive Team Alignment, Development, Mentoring, Business Turnaround / Transformational Change, International Supply Chain Optimisation, Offshoring & Retail Direct to Store, Cultural Change, Disruptive Start-ups
Location: Dubai


Rhyan has achieved global success in business turnarounds, crowd-sourcing, commercialisation, and transformational M&A. With extensive experience in compliance and governance in private, non-profit and public enterprises in Australia and internationally, his knowledge base spans the FMCG, Retail, Start-up, Supply Chain, Medical Devices, Not-for-Profit, Social Enterprise and Manufacturing sectors.

Appointments have included Managing Director, Advisory Board Member, M&A Lead, Commercialisation Director and Chief Commercial Officer during which he has secured stakeholder commitment, conducted due diligence and successfully integrated several mergers, acquisitions and divestments.

Rhyan inspires teams to optimise their contributions by engendering trust, providing clear direction, supporting staff during change, and by being consistent, while remaining flexible to accommodate shifts in the environment and priorities.


David Sutton
Senior Project Manager M&A
David Sutton
Senior Project Manager
Specialities: International Express Logistics, Strategic Supply Chain Management, 3PL Management, Warehouse Distribution Design, Transport Fleet Optimization and Fleet Management, Warehouse Management Technologies, Performance Management, Working Capital Strategies, Organizational Strategies, Merger Acquisitions, and Stakeholder Engagement.g, Business Turnaround / Transformational Change, International Supply Chain Optimisation, Offshoring & Retail Direct to Store, Cultural Change, Disruptive Start-ups.
Location: Dubai


David offers a wealth of broad supply chain logistics expertise. As a logistics specialist with over 35 years in multi-industry and international strategic supply chain management, he has solid expertise in the GCC environment developing strategies across express distribution, warehouse optimization, transport network and process design, working capital strategies and policies, including people development.

David has worked extensively in the International express industry with organizations such as DHL Worldwide Express in Australia and Asia, TNT Express in Australia and Saudi Arabia. Additionally, he has worked extensively across the GCC with organizations such as Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Attieh Group of Companies, Alghanim Industries and Mezzan Holdings, delivering on multiple cost improvement projects.

Holding a Doctorate of Business Administration from Nottingham Trent University – UK, with his research focusing on supply management across GCC countries, he holds an MBA from Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney Australia.