The best is yet to come:

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Oliver Bronder, Managing Director Vehicle Logistics, Volkswagen Konzernlogistik (VWKL)

Oliver Bronder is currently a member of the board of Volkswagen group logistics and responsible for vehicle logistics since June 2021. Most recently the business field of used car logistics has been extended including new service processes like vehicle preparation. Before that Oliver gained more than 20 years of professional experience at Porsche Group – e.g. in program and features planning and later as head of production management and logistics. Prior to his positions at Porsche Group he worked as consultant for strategy and processes at Hewlett Packard and inhouse consultant for sales vehicle processes at BMW Group. Oliver gained first experiences in the family dealership business and started his professional career at Unilever as a trainee and project manager SAP in 1993.

Jean Christophe Deville (JC), Vice President of Supply Chain, Toyota Motor Europe

JC was born in 1972, in Vitry, France. He graduated in 1996 from IEP Grenoble (Institut d’études politiques de Grenoble) with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) Applied Economics. He is married with two children.

JC is a dynamic leader, with extensive experience within the Automotive Industry covering OEM and supplier companies. He is passionate about promoting partnerships in Supply Chain to face current and future challenges with all stakeholders.JC is a relentless catalyst for change, with an unremitting Customer-First approach and has a passion for People Development realised through investing in self-managing High Performing Teams.JC moved into his first leadership role in 1996 as an international buyer for Valeo in China before joining Toyota in 1999.

With a proven track record, JC has held many Executive Management positions within Toyota, including Purchasing Director at Toyota Motor Europe, Vice President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing France, Head of Supply Chain Production & Vehicle Logistics at Toyota Motor Europe. In July 2023 JC assumed the position as Vice President of Toyota Motor Europe’s Supply Chain, where his mission is to, “Exceed Customers expectations with a team-members in 25 countries, with logistics movements across 120 countries, aiming at delivering their customers superior quality products on-time, in-time and every-time.

JC is passionate about sports, humanity and of course, his family life.

Antonio Fondevilla, Global Automotive Head, Maersk

Antonio Fondevilla is currently in Charge of the Global Automotive Vertical at Maersk, driving the strategy and managing a senior team across the world. Globally accountable for the automotive vertical at MAERSK.
Antonio has more than 25 years of Supply Chain Management and Automotive logistics experience. He has been leading different successful teams in several positions, from Operations to Business Development and from Automotive & Industrial (main Background) to Technology, Consumer and Pharma Supply Chains. Mr. Fondevilla has recently joined Maersk in April 2022 as Global Automotive Vertical Head.
Prior to Maersk he served at Grupo Sesé as CCO. As the Chief Commercial Officer of the Group; Setting the company’s strategy, organizing the New Business development team, applying new selling approach and process control. From 2008 to 2019, Mr. Fondevilla was employed by Ceva Logistics, being his last assignment (2015-2019) EVP, Global Automotive Lead, reporting to the CCO.

Prior to CEVA, Antonio was the EMEA automotive Director in DHL supply Chain and before so, the Automotive Director for Exel in Spain.
He is also a former Nissan employee, where he started his career.
Antonio has a master’s degree in industrial engineering by UPC and a post grade in Business Administration by IESE and a Digital marketing post grade by ISDI.

Daniel Gent, Energy & Sustainability Manager, United European Car Carriers

With 20 years experience in maritime sector in roles both at sea and ashore, Daniel has focussed on the bunker market since 2005, working first as a bunker supplier, trader and broker and more recently as a buyer and energy management specialist. He has strong sustainability credentials, playing a key role in the development of the first LNG Dual Fuel PCTC’s and more recently in LNG battery hybrid technology. In addition to his experience in LNG, Daniel is responsible for commencing and maintaining the longest running continuous biofuel operation on a ro-ro vessel in Europe.

Wolfgang Göbel, President, E C G

Wolfgang Göbel has been working for the Mosolf Group for more than 40 years. He began his career at the automobile logistics specialist as an assistant to the management team and later became head of the sales/marketing and logistics department.

In May 2016 he was appointed to the position of Chief Sales Officer and member of the Management Board of the company. Wolfgang Göbel is responsible in his new remit for all the sales activities and the long-term sales strategy of the group. He continues to exercise his previous positions within the company, which include his tasks as Managing Director of the Mosolf subsidiaries Mosolf Automotive Railway, Mosolf Logistics & Services and SAT Sächsische Autotransport und Service. Additionally, he is responsible in the board of Mosolf for the business units of Mosolf Automotive Releasing, Mosolf Logistics & Services and for sustainability and implementation of the ESG strategy.

Mr. Göbel became President of ECG in May 2016 after the elections at the ECG General Assembly. Prior to this he served as Vice-President of the Association from 2009 and has been an ECG Board member since 2003.

Christopher Godfrey, Head of Operations Planning & Logistics, Volvo Cars

Chris Godfrey’s career spans 35 years, of which 30 were spent with Nissan, the last 10 years of which he led combined Nissan and Renault teams as part of Alliance Logistics Europe (ALE) setting up a successful OBL Engineering team with responsibility for network design and contracting of services for vehicle logistics. On leaving Nissan in 2018 he did some consultancy work before moving to join Volvo Cars in Sweden in April 2020 as Global Head of Outbound Logistics, subsequently in May 2022 moved into his current role of Head of Operations Planning and Logistics.

Tatiana Hristova, Director, Central and Eastern European and Middle East and Africa Vehicle Sales Forecast, S&P Global Mobility

Tatiana Hristova is an expert in S&P Global Mobility with a focus on demand forecasting in CEE and MEA vehicle markets.
Tatiana Hristova is a Director with the automotive research group at S&P Global Mobility where she is looking on the implication of the global trends on the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) vehicle demand forecast. Tatiana leads the team responsible for Central & East European as well as Middle East and African vehicle sales forecast. Tatiana has more than 15 years of experience in international automotive area. Prior to joining CSM Worldwide (acquired by IHS Markit) in early 2009, Tatiana worked for various companies including automotive suppliers and truck aftermarket service providers for many years supporting sales, marketing and strategic planning processes.
Tatiana holds an MBA in International Business Development from German School of International Business (Reutlingen) and a Diploma in Business Administration.

Fridtjof Langenhan, Professor for Logistics Management, University of Applied Sciences Hof

Fridtjof Langenhan is a professor for Logistics Management at Hof University of Applied Sciences (Germany). His focus of teaching and research lies on logistics services, transportation, outsourcing, green logistics and sustainable supply chain management. He has been the Dean of ECG Academy since 2019. Fridtjof has more than 20 years’ experience in training, education and consulting.

Prior to joining Hof University as a professor Fridtjof was Consultant, Partner and Managing Director of a Strategy and SCM Consulting Company (SMG Supply Management Group St. Gallen and Brain Net Group).

Alan Lewis, Technical Director, Smart Freight Centre

Alan Lewis is Technical Director at Smart Freight Centre. He leads the technical approach of SFC’s programs as well as the joint initiatives within the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC). He led the development of the GLEC Framework as the global method to calculate and report logistics emissions across the multi-modal logistics supply chain and was the technical lead for the recently published ISO 14083. Previously, Alan worked with UK consulting firms TTR and AEA Technology on the emission impacts of urban and freight transport. He helped establish the UK’s Freight Best Practice Programme, co-ordinated the South London Freight Quality Partnership, and took lead roles in many European Commission funded projects. Alan has a PhD in Materials Science from Cambridge University.

Raluca Marian, Director, EU Advocacy & General Delegate, International Road Transport Union (IRU)

Raluca is the Director, EU Advocacy & General Delegate – International Road Transport Union (IRU), where she leads the Brussels based team and is in charge of advocacy for the entire commercial transport by road, including mobility of people and goods. Regarding people mobility, this means advocating for bus, coach and on demand last mile mobility, such as taxi. Regarding goods mobility, this includes all road freight transport and logistics matters as well as their multi-modal connectivity and drive to digitalisation. Prior to joining IRU, for over 10 years Raluca was a competition and regulatory lawyer in Norton Rose Fulbright’s team in Brussels, where she advised on a broad range of competition areas, such as merger control, investigations, abuse of dominance, horizontal and vertical agreements and State aid law. On the regulatory side, her focus has been transport regulation and market access.

Raluca holds a postgraduate diploma in Economics for Competition Law from King’s College London and an LL.M. degree in International Legal Cooperation from the Free University of Brussels.

Dr. Jörg Mosolf, CEO, Mosolf Group

Dr. Jörg Mosolf is Chief Executive Officer of the MOSOLF Group. His responsibilities as a managing partner include Corporate Strategy, Marketing, Public Relations, Compliance, Mergers & Acquisitions as well as Business Development.

Dr. Jörg Mosolf (born 1956) is a certified freight forwarding agent and can look back on over 30 years of experience in the logistics industry. After completing his MBA in St. Gallen, he did his doctorate at the University of Prague. He gathered professional experience in London and within various branches of the MOSOLF Group. Since 2002, he has been working at the company headquarters in Kirchheim/Teck.

Szymon Oscislowski, Deputy Head of Unit, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), EU Commission

Szymon Oscislowski is a Deputy Head of Unit in the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) of the European Commission.

His responsibilities include policy oversight in the field of freight transport and logistics, including digital transformation, sustainable development and maritime financing.

Before joining the Commission he was a programme manager and director in local administration in Poland, dealing with project management and external financing of projects in the area of transport and energy.

Vinzenz Pflanz, Chief Business Officer, Sixt

With more than 25 years of experience in the field of international mobility services, Vinzenz Pflanz is a renowned mobility expert and very well connected in the industry. His core topics include full-service leasing, fleet management, vehicle rental, and the procurement of all products along the automotive value chain.
In October 2022, Vinzenz Pflanz was appointed Chief Business Officer (CBO) and is responsible for global vehicle purchasing and global sales as part of the group management at Sixt SE. The long-time SIXT manager started as Chief Sales Officer at Sixt Leasing SE in 2016 and since 2017 has been responsible for Sales & Products across all subsidiaries and segments worldwide in the role of President Corporate Sales of the Sixt Group. He also served as Managing Director of Sixt Rent a Car until 2022.

Before joining SIXT, the Munich native worked for six years as Chief Commercial Officer at Fleet Logistics, one of the leading fleet service providers in Europe, and TÜV Süd. In this role, he managed departments such as sales, customer service, IT, quality management, implementation, legal, purchasing and procurement. Before that, he co-founded a leasing company and, as General Manager, was responsible for the internationalization of a leasing concept of a DAX subsidiary in 12 countries.

Matthias Riveiro, Partner, PwC Austria

Matthias Riveiro is a Partner at PwC Germany within PwC Advisory.
He has over 23 years of professional Consulting experience and a strong focus on the Transportation and Logistics industry with national and international projects ranging from strategy to execution.

Roberto Romero, Head of Vehicles Logistics Engineering, Renault Group

Engineer graduate in Brazil making a part of his studies in France, Roberto Romero, 49 years old, has started his career at Renault in 2000 in Brazil, participating in the deployment of Renault Distribution Way in Latin America. With an experience of 10 years in the marketing department, Roberto had the opportunity to develop Sales and Vehicles Distribution projects in different countries like India, China, Austria, Sweden and Latin America, among others. In 2011 he has joined the Supply Chain as manager of the LATAM team in charge of the deployment of the logistics solutions to new vehicles projects.

In 2016 Roberto took the position of head of Logistics Aftersales in LATAM. After deploying 4 new warehouses of spare parts in the region, in 2018 Roberto was nominated Director of Supply Chain Brazil, position where in 2022 he took the co-ordination of the logistics commission at ANFAVEA (National Association of Vehicle Manufacturers in Brazil), working with other OEMs to develop the automotive industry in Brazil, in straight collaboration with all stakeholders such as transport companies, ports and the government.

Finally, in March of 2023, Roberto has joined the Supply Corporate team as head of vehicles logistics engineering of the Renault Group.

Brian Semkiw, Chairman and CEO, Spectaire Inc.

Mr. Semkiw is responsible for the strategic vision of the company, including the positioning of Spectaire’s end-to-end technology and solutions, global market strategy and business development. Prior to founding Spectaire, Mr. Semkiw has experienced a long track record of success. Mr. Semkiw’s leadership was key to Carta Worldwide’s growth as it became a global FinTech leader.

Before co-founding Carta, Brian co-founded Rand Engineering, Engineering.com and Rand Worldwide. He grew the latter from a local start-up to a global enterprise of over 1500 employees operating in over 50 countries. Rand Worldwide realized revenues of nearly $500 million after Brian steered the company to an initial public offering in 1993 and then to its privatization in 2007.For several years, Profit Magazine recognized Rand as one of Canada’s fastest growth companies and Brian was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in 1996.

Mr. Semkiw’s formal education includes a BASc. from the University of Toronto, where he sat on the Dean of Engineering’s Advisory Board. Brian has also served on the board of Leitch Technologies, a division of Harris Communications and currently sits on the board of 3rdGP Ltd. and Corsario Ltd.

Andreea Maria Serbu, Senior Manager, External Affairs, ECG

Andreea Serbu joined ECG – The Association of European Vehicle Logistics in 2019. Before that, she graduated in International Relations at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and moved to Brussels for a traineeship at the Council of the European Union. At ECG, she started as Research and Projects Manager managing joint working groups between ECG Members and car manufacturers on topics such as capacity, health and safety and sustainability and was responsible for the organisation of some ECG events like the Eastern Regional and the ECG Academy Alumni meetings. Since May 2022, Andreea is Senior Manager External Affairs and focusses on fostering the association’s relations with members, partners and the industry while staying responsible for the sustainability working group and its main project on standardisation of emissions reporting and calculation in automotive supply chains.

Thomas Windhager, Partner, PwC Austria

Thomas Windhager is Partner and Head of transformation consulting in Vienna as well as Insurance Leader for PwC Austria. He has been working as a Management Consultant for more than 24 years, working for various management consulting firms in Austria. Thomas is an expert in managing finance transformation projects, having displayed his qualities and capacities on many different occasions in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and CEE.

Steve Young, Managing Director, ICDP limited

Steve is currently the Managing Director of the ICDP Limited, a research and consulting business which over 25 years has conducted cross-sector research into operating practices in all parts of automotive distribution, with funding and participation from vehicle manufacturers, distributors, dealers and aftermarket suppliers. Prior to that he was Chief Executive of LDV Ltd, a commercial vehicle manufacturer during which time he established distribution in four European markets and Malaysia and negotiated a joint venture agreement with a Chinese partner. In parallel he was also Chief Operating Officer of our parent company, GAZ International, a subsidiary of the Russian GAZ company, tasked with looking at international acquisitions, including one prospect in the Indian market.

Steve was an independent consultant and Non-Executive Director of Ashok-Leyland from 2005 to 2007, active in a number of potential acquisitions in the automotive sector by corporate and private equity backed vehicles. Prior to that he served 19 years with A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm, where he was a Vice-President for 13 years, and a senior member of their Global Automotive Practice, and worked for Ford Motor Company and British Leyland for a total of 6 years following graduation as an engineer.