DR. JOHANNES KERN

General Manager
Xiezhi Supply Chain Consulting

Dr. Johannes Kern is an Affiliated Professor of Supply Chain Management at Tongji University, China, and General Manager of Xiezhi Consulting. His research focuses on logistics, purchasing, and supply chain management, particularly on buyer-supplier relationships and the digital transformation of logistics. He supports international companies in China to optimize the whole supply chain, including sourcing, transportation, warehousing, and production. Before that he worked in various functions in purchasing and logistics at the Bosch Group in Asia-Pacific where he led teams and managed strategic projects in China, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, and India. Johannes holds master’s degrees from the University of Munich, Germany, Emlyon Business School, France, Aston University, UK, and conducted his Ph.D. studies at Technical University Darmstadt in Germany.

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DR. IRINA MIU

Executive and Team Coach

Irina has been facilitating, training and coaching for the past 15 years and has enabled the development of more than 5,000 people from both the private and public sectors in Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, and New Zealand. With a PhD in “Creating and Developing an Organization through Coaching”, she is passionate about continuous development through refreshing approaches. Irina has developed the Four Nested Levels of Responsibility Model for setting objectives, published several articles on coaching and is the co-author of a book on project management called Managing Projects. Using challenging and thought-provoking processes, Irina works with individuals and teams to bring them to their next level of performance. She travels the world facilitating workshops and leadership retreats, conducting training and individual coaching sessions. Her customized programs combine a systemic perspective with innovative tools in order to achieve desired and visible outcomes.

Irina is based in Singapore where she lives with her husband and their 2 daughters. She recently started to explore watercolor painting as a way of both self-expression and diving into the enormous wealth of information hidden by visual representations.