Members of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG):
Brangeon, Samantha | Group URD | Researcher, evaluator, trainer & Environment Advisor. Samantha works on the relations between humanitarian aid and the environment, and particularly the environmental effects of humanitarian operations. She also facilitates the Humanitarian Environment Network which brings together organisations who want to integrate environmental considerations in their practices and programmes. Samantha worked for 8 years in the aid sector in charge of programmes, both at HQ level (Save the Children and Christian Aid) and in the field (Sudan, Sri Lanka, DRC and Haiti).
Chane, Florent | Personal contribution | Project Manager. After a first commercial career, Florent has been moving his 18 years’ humanitarian logistics experience focus from emergency response towards preparedness. Through Action Contre la Faim (ACF), the Red Cross Movement, and currently Welthungerhilfe, his path as a humanitarian logistician brought him to work and lead logistics responses in many places and operations across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, where he created the first prepositioned stock Pacific Logistics Mapping platform as WFP head of office. Now he is in charge of the Emergency Supply Pre-Positioning Strategy project (ESUPS). Florent is also board member of RightBoot, an organisation fighting against Unsolicited Bilateral Donations (UBDs).
Craigie, Valerie | Craigie Communications | Protection Specialist. With a MSc. in Humanitarian Logistics & Emergency Management, Valerie conducted extensive research in the practicalities of protection guidelines within the logistics sector, with particular focus on camp planning. Realising this is an area that needs much attention she wrote a report on the importance of building protection into site planning and camp management. She also runs a media company, Craigie Communications, specialising in creating awareness for the humanitarian sector.
Donati, Enrico | MAG International | Head of Procurement and Logistics since early 2019. Before focusing on Humanitarian Mine Action, Enrico has been leading for about 4 years Save the Children regional supply chain team in West & Central Africa. He worked as logistics manager for Sahel region & Ebola with ACF Spain, as Procurement Specialist for IBM, and professionally evolved on logistics field roles within emergency responses around West and Central Africa. With a multi-disciplinary background, Enrico’s main focus recently is on strengthening and digitalization of supply chain processes, capacity building, and change management.
Durham, Claire | Global Movement ICRC / IFRC | Programme Manager. Logistics & Procurement Support to Cash Based Programming. Claire has worked in Logistics for 25 years; 10 years in the private sector and 15 years in the Humanitarian sector mostly with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement (RCM) in Disaster Management, supporting the delivery of cash, goods and services in preparedness, relief and recovery programmes to many of the global disasters from the Asian Tsunami. Now back in Logistics after 5 years working in the IFRC Global Cash team, her current role means she works for both ICRC and IFRC ensuring that logisticians across the RCM are “cash-ready”. This involves adapting or developing cash components of the training curriculum, ensuring that tools, template and procedures are appropriate for cash and voucher assistance and supporting field teams in cash and voucher implementations.
Grønnerød, Christian | Danish Refugee Council | Head Supply Chain.
Harris, Jon | Cilt International | Intl. Education Strategy & Business Development Manager.
Holden, Will | Emergency Logistics Team | Managing Director. Will’s career has spanned over 25 years in Commercial Supply Chain & Logistics operations in Ireland, UK, Europe, the US, Far East and Defence & Government Services projects in Afghanistan. Over the last 10 years, he has worked on Humanitarian projects in Iraq, Turkey/Syria, South Sudan, Cambodia, Laos, China/Myanmar, Greece, Haiti and Yemen. He has developed an internationally accredited course: Introductory Certificate in Procurement & Logistics – Humanitarian Context, endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport International and has now delivered this course in Ireland, Turkey, Iraq, Kurdistan and Jordan to over 150 individuals to date. Will is on the Advisory Board to the Humanitarian Logistics Association and has been a Council member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Ireland.
McConnell, Rob | Fleet Forum | Advisor.
Monget, Maud | Personal contribution | Head of Global Procurement. After 16 years in the life science sector evolving in audit, finance, supply chain and business development domains at international level, she moved to the non-profit sector working on project management, monitoring and evaluation and goods management practices for a variety of NGOs. She has dedicated the last 7 years to developing a strategic approach and building human capacity in procurement domain for Médecins Sans Frontières.
Muñoz, Jonathan David | TECHO | Innovation & Development Coordinator. Architect and Magister in Building with experience in social housing and habitat projects for informal settlements (slums). Actually Jonathan is International Director of Housing and Habitat at TECHO Latin America and Caribbean. He has complementary experience in Innovations & Development projects, and works as University professor as well as consultant in humanitarian shelter for emergencies.
Noailly, Guillaume | Bioforce | Learning & Development Coordinator: Logistics-Supply & Security. Guillaume became involved in humanitarian work in January 2010 during the earthquake in Haiti. Deployed as a logistician and logistician administrator, but also in general coordination in a variety of contexts (emergency contexts, complex crises...), he worked for 3 years at Handicap International's head office in the recruitment of "logistics and security" profiles for emergency responses. He has enriched his career with several experiences in the private sector. A member of the Bioforce team since 2019, Guillaume ensures the quality of training modules in logistics, supply chain, security and safety; and also contributes to professional networks in the humanitarian sector.
Peyrichou, Christophe | Bioport | Humanitarian Operations Manager. Based in France, for 3 years now he has managed the operational team for the logistics services to aid organisations. Bioport arranges international transportation for its partners since 1994 from the single parcel to the full charter anywhere the programmes need it. He has an industrial supply chain background for which finds a lot of bridges to the humanitarian supply chain.
Piotrowicz, Wojciech | HUMLOG Institute | Director of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research. He works as Associate Professor in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility at Hanken School of Economics (Helsinki, Finland). Wojciech is also a Research Member of Common Room at Wolfson College (University of Oxford, UK).
Reeves, Charlie | Crown Agents | Supply Chain Manager. Charlie is Crown Agents’ Principal Humanitarian Supply Chain Consultant and brings a wealth of practical experience built upon a solid academic foundation. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) and has an MSc. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management along with an MA in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response. Prior to joining Crown Agents, Charlie worked as an Emergency Logistics Manager with Save the Children in various locations including Haiti, Kenya, Liberia, South Sudan and Somalia. He also worked as humanitarian supply chain consultant for the UK’s Department for International Development in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis. Charlie has been with Crown Agents since 2016 working across all nodes of the supply chain in humanitarian, complex and resource poor project landscapes. This includes the Health Pooled Fund in South Sudan and, currently, as the supply chain lead for the ASCEND programme over 12 countries.
Darts, Rebecca | OXFAM | Supply and Logistics Specialist. Rebecca has worked for Oxfam since 2014 and is the technical lead for the PARCEL project (building partner capacity in logistics). She is on the Advisory Board to the Humanitarian Logistics Association and supports the Certification in Humanitarian Logistics advisory group as Subject Matter Expert. She has a multidisciplinary background with an MA in human rights. Rebecca is passionate about humanitarian reform and integrating sustainability, gender, and safeguarding in supply and logistics.
Udhwani, Nikita | Delivery Director | Fleet Forum | Eager, passionate about change and driven by intellectual curiosity, Nikita Udhwani is the Delivery Director at Fleet Forum. In this capacity, she oversees the execution of Fleet Forum projects, events and solutions that facilitate better, cleaner, safer and more effective transport around the world. In recent years, she has worked with WHO, IRC, CRS and Save the Children on various facets of their fleet management improvement programmes. Prior to joining Fleet Forum, she worked as a freelance change management consultant, trainer and facilitator.
van Steijn, Rose | Development Director | Fleet Forum Rose van Steijn has been working with Fleet Forum since 2008. In the capacity of Development Director, she focuses her attention on Fleet Forum’s product and service development. Rose has been involved in numerous fleet management projects ranging from the Humanitarian Fleet Management Standards, the Fleet Excellence Training and Driver Behaviour App. She worked with many organisations; managing the global road safety programme and developing a global fleet management training for UNHCR and assisting WHO in the development of their fleet management strategy, to name a few. Before joining Fleet Forum, Rose held various managerial positions within TNT Express.
Vandermeulen, Cedric | ECHO | Logistics Coordinator. Cedric started his humanitarian career in 1990, initially with Medecins Sans Frontieres in the field (Romania, Guinea, Burundi, Rwanda, Azerbaijan) then in their headquarters, and later in their Humanitarian Procurement Center, where he collaborated on setting up a similar structure in Russia to be able to import MDR-TB drugs where they worked with WHO to reduce the treatment cost. In 2003 Cedric joined ECHO, originally as Flight Coordinator in Kenya, then as Regional Logistics Coordinator (Senegal, Thailand and Kenya) and since 2019 he works as Rapid Response Coordinator for Central and Southern Africa. His background is in Mechanical Engineering, that he complemented with a Bachelor in Political Science and an honorary diploma in Political science.
Villanueva, Álvaro | Personal contribution | Director of Logistics and New Technologies. MSc. in Industrial Engineering. After a few years working as a process engineer in Italy, he decided to reorient his career towards Humanitarian Aid and in 2002 he completed a MA in Humanitarian Assistance. Since then he has worked in the humanitarian sector, mainly in logistics and program coordination positions, for Medecins Sans Frontieres and other non-governmental organizations in various countries in Africa, America and Asia. Prior to joining Action Against Hunger, in 2010-2012 he held the position of Head of Logistics at Medical Emergency Relief International (Merlin).
Wijnhorst, Sanne | Ex Oxfam/PARCEL | Head of Procurement and Contract Management. With a Master's degree in Environmental Studies, he started working in the environmental sector where specialized in procurement. He became an expert in European Public Procurement and worked as project manager for tender procedures in several government agencies before starting to work at Oxfam Novib. His focus was at improving procurement and logistics in the international operations. He worked in the Oxfam confederation on joint policies, manuals and ways of working and also collaborated closely with partner organisations giving support, guidance and training. In 2017 he moved back to work for the Dutch Water Authorities and started as an independent consultant within the humanitarian sector. He has extensive experience in collaborative processes establishing policies, manuals and systems. Sanne is member of the PARCEL Project Advisory Group and Facilitator.
Woolgar, Chuck | Save The Children | Global Emergency Supply Chain Manager. His experience includes Operations Management, country based and roving, CfW programming and Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Chuck has extensive leadership experience in development and emergency contexts, gained while living and working in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Somalia, coupled with numerous global deployments. He enhanced and developed strong strategic skills when relocated to head office position in 2012. Keen advocate for protection within Supply Chain and that the localisation concept has the potential to build Supply Chain and Operation professionals of the future.
Costa, Otávio | He is a PhD candidate in humanitarian procurement at Cranfield University and his research is focused on the relations between supply chain performance and organisational policies. He worked for different NGOs and the UN, holding logistics and management roles in multiple emergencies. Otávio holds an MSc in logistics system engineering at Polytechnic School from the University of São Paulo.
Tomas, Marin | International Medical Corps | Senior Advisor for Logistics with over 27 years of experience in Procurement and Logistics management at International Medical Corps. He held a variety of roles, serving as Country Director and as Deputy Director of International Operations from HQ in USA. He has participated in emergency responses as logistics lead or Team Leader in over 20 countries to date. Marin is either author/co-author for organization’s logistics, warehouse and procurement procedures and related training development at the global level. Has role of Master Trainer for Logistics and Procurement domain under USAID funded National NGOs capacity building project implemented by IMC in Africa, Middle East and South East Asia, and is a founding member of the Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA).
Members of the Core Team:
Camille Nussbaum (Coordinator and Member of the Steering
Committee). Camille Nussbaum is training manager and
researcher at IECAH and senior auditor at the Humanitarian Quality
Assurance initiative (HQAI). He brings over 15 years’ experience and
track record in humanitarian sector leading quality, accountability
and learning projects. As such he has been involved in multiple
projects, leading teams in the creation of learning activities,
improving processes and brokering partnerships with key stakeholders
in the sector. He also has been involved with field research and
project’ evaluations in Africa and Latin America. He had notably the
opportunity to work closely with international Quality and
Accountability initiatives (Sphere Project, COMPAS, CHS,…) in the
development of tools and standards.
George Fenton (Thematic Expert). Senior Operations Advisor at the Humanitarian Logistics Association. 25 years working within the aid sector, he has founded several inter-agency groups and forums aimed at improving operational collaboration, capacity building, knowledge and information sharing on humanitarian supply chain issues. He has led and managed humanitarian operations and logistics teams to ensure successful multi-million dollar responses to the majority of global crises over the past decade. Now works as a senior consultant and also serves on the boards of both the Humanitarian Logistics Association and Airlink – non-profit organisations that provide essential support to humanitarian operations.
Daniel García Ibáñez (Thematic Expert). Consultant in Humanitarian Action, Logistics and Security Management. Extensive experience in humanitarian logistics with first-line organisations as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Action Against Hunger. He deployed and coordinated logistics means (supply, fleet, IT & Comms, security, construction, relief...) at base, country and Head Quarters level in many different contexts and environments. Experienced trainer in Emergency Responses, Logistics, Security Management and Infection Control under MSF, ACF and RedR UK.
Victoria Silva Sánchez (Communications Officer). Over seven years experience in the fields of communication and journalism in NGOs (Action against Hunger, Amnesty International), think tanks (European Institute of the Mediterranean) and media (Aquí Europa, The Jordan Times) in Spain, Belgium and Jordan. She has worked in communications, research and reporting for local NGOs in Jordan as well as a reporter for a number of local, regional and international media outlets covering Middle East affairs.