Event Details

Supply chain for consumer-facing products increasingly needs to meet a diverse set of requirement. On top of the cost efficiency and quality assurance, the pandemic made us realize that the supply chain needs to be resilient against the shock of natural disasters. We are also facing an increasingly ESG-conscious consumers who demand companies to be responsible in delivering products. The rising geopolitical tension will continue to add to the headache.

In this panel, we like to discuss how consumer facing brands are balancing resilience, efficiency and ESG in their production to delivery chain to meet the demand for the 21st century consumers.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


7:30 AM - 8 AM
Registration and Networking
8 AM - 9 AM
Discussion and Breakfast


Conrad Seoul, Studio 4 (Level 6)

10 Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu,
Seoul, Korea (South)

If you have any questions please contact ECN North Asia

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  • Shawn Chun (Head of Industries and Customer Advisory at SAP Korea)

    Shawn Chun

    Head of Industries and Customer Advisory at SAP Korea

    Shawn Chun performed SCM process innovation and IT system implementation at Samsung Electronics and IBM Korea from 1992 to 2003. He was responsible for business development from 2003 to 2010 at the Southeast Asia headquarters of a logistics company in Singapore. And he has been working in IBM Korea and SAP Korea as the Head of Enterprise Application Solutions from 2010 to the present.

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  • Nick Marro (Global Trade Lead at The Economist Intelligence Unit)

    Nick Marro

    Global Trade Lead at The Economist Intelligence Unit

    Nick Marro is The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Lead for Global Trade. He is an authoritative voice on forecasting worldwide trade trends, with his expertise regularly cited in international news media, and has extensive experience in working with multinational and government clients on understanding the implications of global trade policy.

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  • Lena Schipper (Seoul bureau chief Seoul, South Korea at The Economist)

    Lena Schipper

    Seoul bureau chief Seoul, South Korea at The Economist

    Lena Schipper is Seoul bureau chief for The Economist. Previous to this role she worked as assistant news editor in London. Before joining the paper in 2016, Lena was a freelance journalist in Beirut and a staff reporter on the business and economics desk of Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, a leading German weekly. Prior to becoming a journalist, she worked as a researcher for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, for the German Institute of International and Security Affairs in Berlin, and as a political-risk consultant for clients across the Middle East and Africa. She studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics and International Relations at Oxford University.

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  • Takuji Okubo (Director, Corporate Network, North Asia of The Economist Corporate Network)

    Takuji Okubo

    Director, Corporate Network, North Asia of The Economist Corporate Network

    Takuji Okubo is the North Asia Director of The Economist Corporate Network, managing the Networks in Japan and in South Korea.

    Prior to joining The Economist Group, Takuji was the Managing Director and Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors, serving global fortune 500 companies and financial institutions in Japan and abroad. In his past career, Takuji was a Chief Economist at Societe Generale, in charge of Japan and of South Korea, and a senior economist at Merrill Lynch and at Goldman Sachs. Outside his role at ECN, Takuji also serves as a non-executive director at Japan Risk Forum, an association of Chief Risk Officers among Japanese financial institutions.

    Takuji holds B.A in Economics from Tokyo University and while at the university he was a recipient of prestigious INOUE scholarship. He holds MBA from INSEAD and Msc. In Economics from UPF in Barcelona. Apart from work, he enjoys motor-cycling, scuba-diving, cooking as well as worrying about the future of the Japanese economy.

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