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Alistair Kett
Alistair Kett
Lead Partner, Supply Chain and Operations
Alistair Kett is the Lead Partner of Supply Chain and Operations at PwC UK and has held various appointments within PwC globally, including a role in the Middle East Leading the Regional Operational Consulting business. He specializes in designing and delivering enterprise-wide transformation programs that deliver tangible and sustained outcomes. Typically, these have a sharp focus on cost, and over more recent years this focus is now combining financial cost with the imperative to decarbonize — and Kett has overseen some of PwC’s groundbreaking client partnerships to help develop straightforward plans to measure, monitor, and reduce their operational and supply chain related emissions. Recently, Kett and his team launched the Inspire Initiative — a scholarship program for young women to pursue careers in operations consulting and beyond. The program works on reducing gender disparity across Operations, changing the way women are recruited, retained, and progressed through their career, and pioneering an innovative and industry-first Women in Operations Network, Community, and Retreat. In early 2022, Kett led the acquisition of Olivehorse, a leading consultancy specializing in supply chain management. The acquisition strengthened PwC’s already outstanding and FT Gold Medal-ranked supply chain capability, delivering even better value to the clients. During his time in the Middle East, Kett joined the Board of The Iraq Britain Business Council to chair the Financial and Professional Services Table, and in 2017 he was appointed as Deputy Chairman. He is now Chairman of The Poppy Factory, a U.K.-based charity that supports veterans with health conditions on their journey into employment.
Ben YoKell
Ben YoKell
Grant Thornton
Managing Director, National Sourcing & Supply Chain Practice Leader

Named a “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive in 2015, Ben YoKell is a recognized leader in the supply chain services and technology space, having spent the last two decades delivering supply chain strategy, inventory optimization, and other related projects for clients and partners around the world. Today, he serves as a Managing Director in Grant Thornton’s Operations Transformation practice, where he leads the national sourcing & supply chain practice and team.

Prior to Grant Thornton, YoKell spent more than 11 years at Chainalytics, most recently serving as vice president and practice leader. In addition to his skills as a business leader, YoKell is a much sought-after speaker and has addressed organizations such as APICS, CSCMP, and IBF, and has lectured at multiple business management schools on analytics and operational strategies. He holds two degrees from Cornell University: a Master of Engineering in operations research and a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics.

Fredrik de Maré
FTI Consulting
Senior Managing Director
Fredrik de Maré is a Senior Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Supply Chain Global Solutions Practice. He has more than 20 years of management consulting experience advising clients on supply chain strategy, supply chain risk management, and operational performance improvement. His sector expertise spans across the healthcare, life sciences, and technology industries. De Maré brings deep operational strategy expertise, including global supply chain network strategy and supply chain risk management. Over the course of his career, he has worked with numerous clients on a global basis to mitigate critical supply chain risks and drive transformational improvements to their supply chain operations. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, de Maré served as a senior leader in the Operations & Supply Chain practice of Russell Reynolds Associates, where he advised industry-leading clients on supply chain leadership and management topics. He was previously a partner with Arthur D. Little leading its San Francisco office. Earlier, he was a partner in PRTM’s Supply Chain practice and subsequently a partner in PwC’s Healthcare practice, where he spearheaded the pharma supply chain risk management services. De Maré received a Bachelor of Science in engineering management from the University of Vermont and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Gautam Narayan
Gautam Narayan
Director, Global Supply Chain
Gautam Narayan is a Director in Slalom’s Global Supply Chain practice. Slalom is a purpose-led, global business and technology consulting company. In his role, Narayan has helped grow Slalom’s fledgling supply chain capabilities into a multimillion-dollar business. He has worked with companies across industries to address their thorniest problems. He has taken on a variety of leadership roles, from advising the C-Suite of global companies on their supply chain modernization journeys, to overseeing the delivery and sustainment of next-generation supply chain capabilities. His work has led him, and Slalom, to be featured on the Latin America (LATAM) Medtech Leaders Podcast, where he discusses supply chain implications across the region. Prior to joining Slalom, Narayan worked at global Big 4 Consulting firms, where he partnered with senior leaders at large organizations to identify and articulate where strategic capability and technology investments would unlock value. He also spent many years leading large, complex supply chain transformations globally. Narayan prides himself on challenging traditional ways of thinking, approaching problems creatively, building competencies and delivery mechanisms around that, and helping shape the future of what businesses can and should be. He received his industrial engineering degree from Purdue University.
Jim Kilpatrick
Partner, Global Supply Chain & Network Operations Leader
Jim Kilpatrick is the Global Leader of Deloitte’s Supply Chain & Network Operations consulting practice. Deloitte is recognized as one of the world’s leading global supply chain and operations consultancies, working with clients across industries and the public sector to tackle their most complex supply chain challenges and turn supply chain capability into competitive advantage. In his over 30 years with Deloitte, Kilpatrick has led many significant global end-to-end supply chain transformation programs, delivering significant impact through global supply chain optimization, and leveraging advanced supply chain systems and technologies to build supply chain capability and improve performance. During this recent period of unprecedented disruption and volatility, Kilpatrick has led Deloitte’s perspectives, initiatives, and investments to help keep critical global supply chains flowing. Kilpatrick is a frequent speaker and author on supply chain management. He passionately believes that building digital capability is critical to move beyond traditional service, cost, and asset optimization to embrace the new supply chain imperatives of resilience, sustainability, and agility and find the right balance in reimagining supply networks for the future. Kilpatrick received his MBA from the University of Toronto and received a degree in systems design engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is a Professional Engineer and Lean 6-Sigma Master Black Belt.