Productivity in Telecoms - Faculty

Sammy Rashed, MBA

A productivity advisor and strategist with 20 + years experience in senior management in various industries. He led Sourcing organizations in Canada, Europe, and globally. Now Principal & Co-Founder of The Beyond Group AG in Switzerland, he is a recognized thought leader on productivity and pens a Widely Followed blog on "Beyond Procurement. . Mr. Rashed is a LEAN/Six-sigma Blackbelt, has an executive MBA from UQAM (Canada), is a PhD candidate at TUM (Munich, Germany), and serves as executive partner for corporate research (ISCM).







Giles Breault, MBA, MCIPS, C.P.M.

Giles Breault is Principal and Co-Founder of The Beyond Group. He is a retained advisor in the areas of Procurement and Supply Chain and serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Procurement Leaders Network. He is a career Productivity, Supply Chain, and Sourcing executive with strategic and operational experience in the Electronics, Aviation and Pharmaceuticals industries. He was previously Chief Procurement Officer, Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Switzerland), Senior Vice-President, Aventis (Germany), and held several senior Supply Management positions at International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT) Corporation in the US and Europe








Prof. Michael Henke

Prof. Dr. Michael Henke is appointed professor at the Chair of Enterprise Logistics at the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at TU Dortmund. At Fraunhofer IML Henke will operate as institute director in the department of corporate logistics. Thus he succeeds Prof. Dr. Axel Kuhn, who retired last year from the chair of the institute of factory organization; a post he held for twenty years.
Michael Henke started his career with the studies of engineering in Brewing and Beverage Technology at TU München. Subsequently he received a doctorate and qualified as a professor at the faculty of economics, as well at TU München. During his last year of habilitation, Henke worked as a Senior Consultant for the Supply Management Group SMG in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Since 2007 Michael Henke is researcher and professor at EBS. His exploratory focus lies in the field of Purchasing and Supply Management, Supply Chain Risk Management and Financial Supply Chain Management.








Willem van Oppen

Willem van Oppen is Principal of Provoque Consulting, a network of independent professionals poised to assist companies improve intra- and inter-organizational collaboration. His roots are in the Process Industry where he spent the better part of his career. He held a host of senior Management positions with DSM, at home and abroad, notably in Japan where as General Manager of an Automotive Business Unit he was inducted into the principles of TQM and Kaizen. Prior to starting his own business he held the position of CPO and Senior VP Supply Chain/Business Improvement at Royal KPN. Prior to KPN he spent two years at HQ of Royal Philips Electronics, where he was responsible for company-wide Procurement and Supply Chain Optimization. Willem is the recipient of the 2008 US Institute of Supply Management R. Gene Richter Award for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management. He was educated at the Erasmus and Stanford University