Manufacturing Summit Speakers

To give you an idea of what to expect the Sustainable Manufacturing Strategies Summit we’ve included a few of the speakers from past events in the same industry.

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Sustainability Director


With an impressive professional journey spanning both public and private sectors, Therese has played pivotal roles in change management, communication and sustainability with renowned global companies such as Heineken, The Coca-Cola Company, and the LEGO Group. At Grundfos, she spearheads the global sustainability initiatives for Grundfos Industry, steering the divisional organization towards achieving its commitments to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) by 2030 and the Net Zero commitment by 2050.

Innovation Director


After holding positions in graphic design for Landor associates and in the  Office furniture industry for Haworth, FRANCOIS FARION joined his long-time industry of choice, automotive, in year 2000 for PSA-Peugeot Citroën, then joined Nissan North America in 2005 for 13 years, including 3 years for the Nissan group in Atsugi, Japan until 2018.

He then joined RENAULT Group as CMF (Color Material & Finishes) Director based in Technocenter near Paris.

Since 2023, he’s taken the newly appointed role of Design Director, Innovation, Sustainability & CMF Process for the group’s brands.

Global Head of Sustainable Workplace


I just promoted to Business Support and Projects Lead at Workplace Transformation from the Global Head of Sustainable Workplace at Sanofi Pharmaceutical Company. With extensive experience in Health Safety Security and Environment across various sectors spanning 22 years, I champion a holistic approach to sustainability. I believe sustainability encompasses accessibility, wellbeing, and safety, crucial for fostering engagement. I support workplace transformation at Sanofi with dedication and vision, striving to create working environments that support individual growth and global success.

I eagerly anticipate participating in discussions and networking opportunities, where I aim to connect with fellow professionals who share my interests. I am enthusiastic about learning from their experiences and adding my insights to the dynamic exchange of ideas.

Sustainability Data and Report Lead

GKN Automotive

Bio coming soon…

Circular Economy Head


Olivier Bodson is Head of the Valorization Program and Circular Economy at  Solvay and is an intra-entrepreneur manager who specializes in the environment. After successfully launching a new business in water treatment, he is now with his team bringing expertise and building partnerships to create more circularity with a cradle-to-cradle approach for chemical industries around Soda ash plants. Olivier holds a chemical engineering degree and loves to push the boundaries. He is living in Brussels. 

Global Sustainability Director

GB Foods

Bio coming soon…

Global Sustainability Director


John O’Maoileoin is the Group Sustainability Director for the CANPACK Group. CANPACK is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of aluminium, glass and steel packaging containers and has plants across the world including in Poland, the UK, Romania, USA, Brazil, UAE, Ukraine and India.

Prior to working for CANPACK, John was the Corporate Responsibility Director for Aldi UK and Ireland, where he was responsible for packaging, agriculture, environmental issues, ethical trade and UK community programmes. Before joining Aldi he was Head of Corporate Responsibility for Dairy Crest PLC, which was the UK’s largest dairy company until it was bought by Saputo Dairy. He has also held the role of Communications Manager at Tesco PLC.

Outside of work, John is a School Governor and he is a Trustee of Action 21 a charity that focuses on recycling and repairing products including electrical equipment.

Sustainability Director


Francesca Bellucci is the Global Sustainability Director, leading ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) strategy definition and action planning. Francesca joined Sidel in 2019 after 20 years of experience in Marketing and Market Research with P&G, where she led brands like Max Factor and Pringles and managed the Direct to Consumer Marketing team. She also gained a direct customer facing experience from her experience leading the Shopper Marketing team.

Francesca holds a degree in Physics from La Sapienza University of Rome.

Jesper Toubøl

Vice President Operations - Moulding Production


Jesper is the head of one of LEGO moulding sites and qualification factories which include both advanced mass manufacturing and maturing of new emerging technologies. Jesper has furthermore delivered organizational footprint and technology strategies within Product Design and Equipment ( Manufacturing – establishing Engineering centers in LEGO manufacturing sites in Singapore, Mexico and Denmark.. During his work Jesper has profound focus on how IoT can support his visions and enable the future – a true IOT-technology evangelist. Jesper has worked for LEGO in several roles. 1) Responsibility for R&D in Packaging and Processing (Decorations and Assembly) product line. 2) Responsibilities for product development execution for LEGO DUPLO , LEGO Games , LEGO Technic , LEGO Hero Factory – leading development teams through design, sourcing and marketing process from concept to finished product. 3) establishing logistics strategy, delivered turn around results in increasing differentiated services and reducing costs by e.g. outsourcing, consolidating sites and redefining logistic service offering.

Digital Lead


Mikkel S. Olesen is a Digital Intreapreneur leading special projects in Grundfos. He focusses on future trends and requirements, while he aims to build sustainable solutions for the world of tomorrow. With digital as the backbone of his endeavors, he aspires change through leading transformational projects. In his earlier works he has held titles such as a Founder, Investor and CMO.  

Director of Group Environment CoE


Jesper Ambrosius works with environmental sustainability and leads Grundfos’ Environmental Center of Excellence team. He focuses on climate, water and not least circular business where he drives the company strategy and future direction. He comes with a background in strategy and leadership from the The LEGO Group and the telco industry and is an economist by education.

Krzysztof Kaminski

Regional Continuous Improvement Manager

Krzysztof has gathered his extensive experience in manufacturing across various operational areas such as technology, maintenance, engineering and continuous improvement. He was responsible for implementing automation at one of Reckitt’s factories in Hungary, where he served as the factory’s technical head. His role included the successful implementation of a fully automated high-speed production lines and other innovative solutions.

Currently, Krzysztof holds the position of Regional Continuous Improvement Manager, overseeing seven factories across Europe. He focuses on implementing standardization program and supporting the rollout of MES system. His work significantly enhances the efficiency and competitiveness of these manufacturing facilities.

Krzysztof is a recognized expert in manufacturing and Lean principles, making him a valuable authority in this field. His extensive experience and achievements are great source of information and inspiration for others in the industry.

Ewa Kosmowska

IS Site Manager

Ewa is an accomplished IT&D Manager with a strong background in leveraging technology to drive digital transformation in the context of Industry 4.0. With a career spanning over 20 years, she has played a crucial role in aligning IT strategies with digital principles to enhance operational efficiency and innovation.

As a IT&D Manager at Reckitt, Ewa leads a dedicated Team responsible for the planning and implementation of new solutions that underpin Industry 4.0 initiatives.

She has lead successful project such as Manufacturing Execution System implementation in Reckitt’s factory, that have significantly contributed to the company’s digital maturity.

Ewa is excited to join the discussion and networking opportunities at The Industrial IoT Strategies Summit in Lisbon, where looks forward to engaging with like-minded professional, learning from their experiences, and contributing to the vibrant exchange of ideas that defines the essence of this event.

Simon Levinson

Global Digital Manufacturing Innovation Lead

Simon graduated with a MSc in Analytical Economics from University of Latvia

He has experience in several FMCG in Finance, Supply Chain, IT, Digital across
Europe with focus on Data analytics and Performance.

Magnus Nyden

Head of Innovation

Magnus Nydén is Executive Director of Innovation in Pharmaceutical Technology & Development, Operations, at AstraZeneca. He leads a team of scientists driven by science-, technology- and collaboration excellence and he works across a suite of scientific tools, from Newtonian physics through to AI.

The team focus on innovations in the areas of process science, manufacturing technology, analytical science, material science, sensors and devices technologies, lean applications as well as modelling and simulation, including AI and generative AI technologies.

Magnus has a PhD in physical chemistry from Lund University. After his PhD he focused on an academic career and became professor (with chair) in 2009 and has experience from university positions in Sweden, Australia and the UK before he took on the Global Chief Scientist role with AkzoNobel in the Netherlands. After that he became the CTO and Public Policy Director at Liquid Wind AB in Sweden. His next job was as Executive Dean of Science & Engineering at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. After that he moved to his current role in AstraZeneca.

Head of Engineering, Connected Electronics Platform and Global Software

Fabio Albanese received his MSc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bologna in 2005, defending his thesis in cooperation with Arm and under the supervision of Prof. Metra. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from IE Business School, Madrid

He is currently the Group Head of Software/Firmware Engineering and Global Director of the Group Technology Organization in Electrolux

After graduation, Mr. Albanese started a consultant career as an electronic and software designer for embedded systems and for the industrial automation industry. Before moving to Electrolux in 2021, he’s worked for the multinational group Datalogic, a leader in IoT and Vision systems, for 15+ years taking on roles of increasing responsibility and seniority. He lived in the US and in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for 5 years where he founded and developed from scratch the first and now the largest offshore design center for Datalogic. During his tenure in Vietnam, he spent 4 years as the Vice President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam.

He’s a Scrum Master, a Member of the IEEE and of the Computer Society and the holder of several international patents.

Gustavo Cabral

Global Digital Lead for Operations


Dr. Gustavo Cabral is currently the Global Digital Lead for Operations at ofi, a world leader in natural food & beverage ingredients and solutions. 

With more than 15 years of experience in supply chain, operations and production technology, Gustavo has been part of the technological and cultural transformation of several global key players in different industries throughout his career. His focus is on Industry 4.0 applications, an area in which he holds a PhD from the RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

I have 7 years of experience in leading teams, predictive/preventive maintenance/inspection culture development, optimizing and empowering people, processes and technology based on agile / LEAN with My motto: Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast!

Moreover, as Honoured Keynote-speaker, and trainer at different Professional Conferences, I have shared my views, and experiences Worldwide.

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