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Jun 18 2020


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm



WEBINAR – How COVID-19 is disrupting the Supply Chain

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Three experts in supply chain from Thermo Fisher, Resilinc and University of San Diego will offer insight about how Covid-19 is impacting the global supply chain. 


  • 2:00 pm – Christopher Haddad, Senior Director of Logistics at Thermo Fisher
  • 2:20 pm – Bindiya Vakil, CEO at Resilinc
  • 2:40 pm – Simon Croom Phd, Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain at University of San Diego
  • 2:50 pm – Q&A


Christopher Haddad, Senior Director of Global Logistics, serves the Life Sciences Solutions Group (LSG) at Thermo Fisher Scientific. He is responsible for managing global logistics across a diverse life sciences portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals and consumables encompassing six divisions across Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Since joining Thermo Fisher in 2007, Haddad has held various supply chain positions focusing on carrier management, network modeling and end-to-end supply chain optimization. Prior to his current role, he spent 9 years living and working abroad in France while running Thermo Fisher’s (Customer Channels Group) European Supply Chain. Haddad received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Southern California and an executive education in finance from Harvard Business School.

Bindiya Vakil CEO at Resilinc is credited with bringing supply chain risk management into the mainstream since founding Resilinc in 2010 and holds the patent for evaluating supply chain vulnerability and risk of an enterprise. She is a founding member of the Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council and a member of the Advisory Board of MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. She’s managed billions in supply chains for major Fortune 500 companies. As a supply chain expert, she’s appeared on nationally syndicated TV, radio and print media.

Dr Simon Croom is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of San Diego (USD), CA, USA and a Visiting Professor at Cranfield University and Warwick Business School in the UK. He has a Phd in Business and Master’s degrees in both Psychology and in Management Science. After 12 years in management and running his own successful business, he has spent the last 30 years in academia researching, teaching and advising on purchasing and supply chain management.  He is currently researching psychopathy in executives, sustainable business practices and world class supply chain operations.

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