Digital Logistics Award 2021: The Jury
We bring together a top-class jury of experts from the logistics scene who will decide which startups will move on to the grand finale of the Digital Logistics Award 2021.
Andreas Hoberg studied production engineering with a focus on technology and management at Ulm University of Applied Sciences and graduated with the academic degree of Dipl.-Ing. (FH).
After graduating, he gained valuable professional experience in the mechanical engineering and automotive industries.
He has been with Ingenics since 2005 and was appointed to the partner circle back in 2011. For two years, he managed the Hamburg office and was also involved in numerous other functions and projects.
Mr. Hoberg has been a member of the Executive Board since July 2017 and, as Managing Partner, is currently responsible for the Delivery & Competence division with a focus on strategy consulting, process and organizational consulting, digitalization, and the foreign subsidiaries in China, the United Kingdom, and France.
Peter Welter is Head of Logistics & Operations at Klöckner & Co SE.
In steel and metal distribution, Klöckner & Co is one of the world’s largest companies not tied to a producer. Since 2005, Peter has worked in various functions in the field of logistics for ThyssenKrupp, among others. After studying engineering in Cologne, he began his professional career as a research assistant at the University of Applied Sciences in Koblenz in the field of logistics and e-business. Peter lives with his family in Bonn.
Malaika Judd is Co-founder and CFO at Sendy Limited, a Tech Logistics platform making it easier for businesses to trade in Africa. Headquartered in Nairobi, Sendy was launched in 2015, has raised over $30m in funding, and today boasts a team of 250 full-time employees across Kenya, Uganda, and Ivory Coast, supporting over 60,000 businesses and 10,000 Transporters.
Before Sendy, Malaika was a Principal at Savannah Fund in Kenya where she worked on 16 different early stage tech investments across Africa. Previously Malaika worked for Mobius Motors in Nairobi and TomTom in Amsterdam. Malaika holds a BA in International Relations and Economics from University of Pennsylvania and London School of Economics, and a MSc in Economics from Tilburg University and Toulouse School of Economics.
1988 – 1995 Business studies with major in logistics incl. doctorate at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
1996 – 2000 agiplan Unternehmensberatung AG Project management/leadership in medium-sized companies and industry
since 2000 Rhenus SE & Co. KG with headquarters in Holzwickede Managing Director of Rhenus Office Systems
since 2009 – Member of the Board of Rhenus SE & Co. KG
Dr. Stephan Peters, born in 1968 in Essen, is married, has two children and lives in the Sauerland.
Olayinka David-West is a Professor of Information Systems with over three decades experience in the IT and financial services industry and is a passionate advocate for digital transformation and inclusive finance. Her research and practice engagements involve policy and strategic management interventions towards using digital technologies for transforming businesses and society.
Professor David-West is Associate Dean at the Lagos Business School and a member of the school’s governance body. She currently leads the Sustainable and Inclusive Digital Financial Services (SIDFS) initiative, a research, capacity building, and advocacy initiative dedicated to enhancing financial inclusion in Nigeria.
A renowned thought leader, Olayinka has expert certifications in financial inclusion policy and digital money, is a governing council member of the Fintech Association of Nigeria, and a member of the African Women in Finance and Payments.
Corporate Innovation Program Manager at Kaleido, Ideas & Logistics. Master Degree in Engineering and European Welding Engineer. Focused in R&D and Innovation activities since 2003, with various roles at AIMEN technology center and KALEIDO, she is now responsible for the Corporate Management for the Open Innovation Program, collaborating in Corporate’s challenge definitions, tech solution analysis and pilots definition and implementation
Mar has been involved in several publications, technical presentations and relevant scientific and technical documents related with simulation and logistics. Also, she represented KALEIDO in ALICE, European Logistics Platform, and takes part in WG1: Sustainable, Safe and Secure Supply Chain, and WG3. ITC for interconnected logistics, and was also part of LOGISTOP (Spanish Technology Platform for Integral Logistics, Intermodality and Mobility) Steering Committee and active member of Port Logistics Working Group.
Robert Bach runs Beam, the Berlin-based company builder for logistics startups. Behind Beam is the medium-sized family business BEUMER Group. In the year 2010 to 2017, Robert co-founded and built the e-commerce and social enterprise Coffee Circle. He started his professional career in 2007 as a management consultant at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Prior to that, he studied business administration with a technical focus at the University of Mannheim. Robert lives with his family in Berlin.
Claas H. Nieraad has been a Venture Capital Fund Manager and Venture Partner for 20 years. He invested globally in early stage B2B, deep-tech, supply chain and logistics StartUps that made an impact. He was Managing Director for Hamburg based Next Logistics Accelerator (NLA), a Multi-Corporate Venture Fund in Logistics, and acts as advisor for the High Tech Gründerfonds (HGTF) in Northern Germany. Further more Claas is an active Angel Investor and as Board Member responsible for deal sourcing at the Baltic Business Angel Network. With his engagement as Mentor of Airbus BizLab, Google LaunchPad, Philips HiP and the Next Accelerators he is the “goto guy” when it comes to fundraising strategy and scaling StartUps internationally. Currently he is Partner and Faculty Member at the European Executive Think Tank „Futur.io“ working on Moonshot Thinking and Sustainable Futures.