The urgency and importance of rethinking supply chain strategy and operations continues as the world deals with the results of pandemic and global disruption.
Expectations from shareholders, stakeholders and society at large are higher than ever and pressures are increasing for companies to change, in potentially radical ways.
With so much at stake, CEOs and boards must play an active role in strategy, planning, policy and oversight. To achieve this, we’re bringing together a small group of the best minds in business leadership to discuss, debate and decide on pathways forward.
Approximately 20 CEOs and board members from as many Fortune 500 / Global 2000 companies inaugurated THE CEO ROUNDTABLE ON THE NEW SUPPLY CHAIN, joining peers in a gathering of some of the world’s top business leaders to discuss the necessary transformation of supply chains to meet an increasing number of urgent challenges, with deep emphasis on sustainability, resilience, innovation and risk management.
A select number of active and former CEOs and active board members will participate in the conversation by invitation only on February 24, 2023, in Naples, FL.
The founding organizers are Raj Gupta, former CEO of Rohm & Haas and current chair of Aptiv (formerly Delphi Automotive); Pat Russo, former CEO of Alcatel-Lucent and current chair of Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Maggie Wilderotter, the board chair at DocuSign; and Dr. Subhash Makhija, CEO and co-founder of GEP.
Raj L. Gupta has been the chairman of Aptiv PLC (formerly Delphi Automotive PLC) since March 2015. The former chairman and chief executive officer of Rohm and Haas, he has served the company in a variety of posts since 1971, including as a vice president and director for the Pacific region; a member of the Chairman's Committee, with oversight responsibility for the company's electronic materials business group; a member of the board of directors; and vice chairman and president.
Raj holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, a master’s in operations research from Cornell University, and an MBA in finance from Drexel University.
He is the chairman of Avantor, a past chairman of the American Chemistry Council and the Society of Chemical Industry, America Section, and belongs to the board of DuPont. He has also served on the boards of HP, IRI, the Vanguard Group, Tyco International and Arconic (Howmet Aerospace), among other companies.
Pat Russo has spent her career in computing and communications technology. In addition to chairing the board of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Pat serves as Lead Director on GM and is on the boards of Merck, KKR and JUST Capital. She was heavily involved in the decisions to separate HP into HPI and HPE, and Alcoa into Alcoa, Inc. and Arconic.
Pat was the chairman and CEO of Lucent Technologies, where she led the company through a significant downturn back to profitability and growth and later helming its cross-border merger with Alcatel. She served as CEO of Alcatel-Lucent through 2008.
A senior advisor to World 50, an organization dedicated to the development of senior executives, Pat teaches Leading Through Crises and Mergers & Acquisitions at The Wharton School’s executive education program.
She was one of Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women” and one of Time's “100 Most Influential People.” She is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program and a recipient of honorary doctorates from Stevens Institute of Technology and Columbia College.
Maggie Wilderotter, the board chair at DocuSign, has led Fortune 500 companies and start-ups as CEO and a senior executive and served on over 50 company boards, including currently at Costco, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Lyft and Sana Biotechnology.
A senior advisor to Accenture, Okta, the Blackstone Group, Atairos and Sixth Street Partners, Maggie served until January 2017 on a U.S. Presidential Special Commission responsible for a report to the new president about enhancing national cybersecurity.
As CEO of Frontier Communications from November 2004 to April 2015 and executive chairman until April 2016, Maggie helped Frontier became a national broadband, voice and video provider with more than $10 billion in annualized revenues.
She was a senior vice president at Microsoft, executive vice president of national operations for AT&T Wireless Services and CEO of AT&T's Aviation Communications Division.
Maggie has a bachelor's in economics from the College of the Holy Cross, an honorary doctorate of engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an honorary doctorate of law from the University of Rochester.
Unsound procurement practices, widespread labor abuses, rampant disregard for the environment, and a landscape that increasingly values profit over all else prompted Subhash to reflect on the state of supply chains in the 21st century.
As a member of the Global AI Action Council, Subhash is already deeply involved in finding concrete ways to deliver ethical advances in AI development and its intersection with supply chains. Prioritizing sustainability, diversity and ethical development are foundational to Subhash’s 30-year career as a leader and trailblazer in supply chain and procurement.
When he founded GEP Worldwide to bring digital transformation, software innovation and unparalleled consulting expertise to procurement and supply chain, he vowed that every single engagement would be predicated on ethical practices. And with $250 billion in annual spend managed since the company’s founding 21 years ago, GEP continues to keep that promise.
The CEO Roundtable on the New Supply Chain is a forum for purpose-driven CEOs and board members at Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises to understand, explore and innovate around a growing consensus on the role of business leaders in helping build more sustainable, equitable and just societies, not incidental to, but as an essential dimension of leading successful global enterprises.
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