2nd International Forum on Agri-Food Logistics

pt. Logistics Facing Challenges of Food Security and Environmental Protection,
Poznań, June 22-23, 2017

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Keynote Speakers


Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schiefer

M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics; PhD in Economics.

In the University of Bonn, Germany, he held the Chair for Business Management, Organization and Information Management; he is founding president and actual member of the University of Bonn’s International Center for Food Chain and Network Research (FoodNetCenter); chairman of the private International Center for Management, Communication and Research, chairman of a food safety oriented software company; founding president of the European Federation for IT in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA); co-initiator of the International Network for IT in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INFITA); co-initiator of the industry-led European Technology Platform ‘Food for Life’ and its working group on Food Chain Management; editor Intern. Journal on Food System Dynamics; founder and organizer of annual International Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks; engagements in many European projects with food chain and IT relevance.

Research interests: Broad focus on quality, transparency, sustainability, cost/benefit, management, and organizational issues around agribusiness, food industry, agri-food supply chains, and service institutions in the agri-food sector. 


Dr. Noureddin Driouech, Agricultural Engineer specialized in phytopathology, holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences, design and management of sustainable Mediterranean cropping system.

For the past 16 years Dr. Noureddin Noureddin has worked as Agronomist Consultant and Senior Researcher for post-graduation (M.Sc. degree) Education/Training & Research programs at CIHEAM-Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari. At present he is the technical coordinator of CIHEAM-Bari Distance Learning training programs and Instructional design activities. He is also coordinating the Network of CIHEAM-Bari Alumni (FTN). His main duties include Networking and Alumni management, editing FTN publications and conducting follow-up research studies to assess the impact of CIHEAM-Bari Education/Training and Research actions on students’ career progress and pathways. His scientific interest and research focuses on agroecology and environmental sustainability issues, Innovation in education/training in agriculture and agri-foods sector, and food system through exploring the link between ethical values and consumption of quality food products (organic, fair-trade typical products). He is the authors of more than 70 scientific papers/articles and publications, co-editor of Agrosym Symposium and AgroFor International Journal, member the UC Berkeley Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) Network and various International Conference Scientific Committees.  



Dr. Denyse Julien is a Senior Lecturer in the CLSCM.  In addition, she is the Course Director for the Full Time MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Procurement and Supply Chain Management. Denyse was also the Principle Investigator on the SCALE (Step Change in Agrifood Logistics Ecosystems) project of which Cranfield was the Lead Partner.  Before joining Cranfield in 2005 Denyse worked at Nestlé.  Her initial position was in the Corporate Quality Management Group in the Nestlé Head Office in Switzerland, and subsequently as part of the GLOBE team based in Australia.  She was responsible for reviewing the approach to the Management of Quality across the Nestlé supply chain which involved working with different internal stakeholders to define the global approach to the management of suppliers and customers to guarantee the quality of the products at the time of use.  Part of her mandate was also to re-visit and refresh the global approach to managing traceability across the supply chain.  Denyse was also the project leader for the project involved in the selection and appointment of two third party auditing companies for use with Nestlé suppliers globally.  As part of the GLOBE team Denyse was involved in the implementation of best practices in the area of Materials Handling, and warehouse management throughout the Nestlé Asia, Africa and Oceania operations.  Denyse has lived and worked in; Trinidad, USA, U.K., Switzerland and Australia.  In addition, in her last position she was required to work with and visit Nestlé operations across a very wide range of countries including Pakistan, India, Japan, South Africa, Indonesia and Singapore.  This has provided Denyse with first-hand experience of the differences in operations and cultures and the subsequent challenges to Managers in the Food sector.



Leszek Wenderski

M. Sc. in Mechanics and Machine Design for Food Industry. He also completed post-graduate studies in Marketing and Management.

Currently Site Food Safety and Quality Manager in Pudliszki, Poland. He manages the plant in the field of food safety and product quality. He contributes to the realization of Kraft Heinz Company business goals by developing and implementing policies and strategies which ensure the safety and quality of Heinz products in line with the consumers’ expectations and in accordance with the company standards and the requirements of food law.

Since October 1997 – when Heinz acquired Pudliszki SA (joint-stock company) – he has been Member of the Board of Directors. In that period Leszek Wenderski has been in charge of various areas: sales and marketing, logistics, and finally R&D and QA/QM where he aims to achieve long term performance targets through continuous improvement and strategic guidance.

Other previous posts include Process Technology Engineer and Chief Engineering Officer in the state enterprise - Greater Poland Fruit and Vegetable Processing Plant.

He underwent several professional trainings and courses, among others: PDC in Environmental Management and Cleaner Production in Industry; ISO22000; BRC7; HACCP/Quality Risk Assessment; GMP/GHP in Food Processing; Sanitation & Hygienic Design, Lean Manufacturing.

Leszek is the chairman of the Association of Production Companies Przedsiębiorczość dla Ekologii [Entrepreneurship for Ecology]. The Association unites companies from south-western Wielkopolska active in the field of environmental protection, environmental education and shaping environmental attitudes. Referring to the agricultural tradition of Wielkopolska, it promotes modern approach to business in harmony with ecology.



Dr Marcel Adenäuer is a policy analyst at the OECD. He is a member of the team responsible for the annual OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook report, particularly focussing on cereal markets. Next to this he is interested in global land markets, long term developments of the agricultural sector as well as biofuel markets. Prior to his position at the OECD he has been senior researcher at the Institute for Food and Resource Economics of the University of Bonn. There he specialised on agricultural sector modelling. He holds a Doctoral Degree from the University of Bonn. Mr Adenäuer is an expert in agricultural sector modelling being one of the developers of the CAPRI and Aglink-Cosimo models. In his doctoral thesis he analysed the impacts of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy for sugar from 2006.


Mr Robert van Otterdijk (57) is a food technologist, graduated in 1985 from the Wageningen Agricultural University in The Netherlands. He worked first in the dutch food industry in quality assurance and r&d, after which he joined the Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN in 1989, on projects on post-harvest technology and food technology in Ghana (West Africa) and Tonga (South Pacific).

In 1995 he joined a SIDA (Sweden) funded field project in Zambia on production, processing and commercialisation of root & tuber crops. When this project was concluded, he returned to the private sector – spices industry, procurement, processing and export of paprika – as a quality assurance manager in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia.

In 2002 he joined the FAO again, this time as the agro-industry officer of the Regional Office for Africa, based in Accra - Ghana. In 2008 he moved to FAO Headquarters in Rome - Italy, and since this year he is based in FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia in Budapest - Hungary. His main responsibilities are agro-industrial development and the ‘Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction’- Save Food.

Mr Van Otterdijk speaks dutch, english, french, german and a little italian.