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Adebayo Adeleke

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Adebayo Adeleke is a renowned supply chain, geopolitics, and leadership expert. He has profound knowledge and expertise in the fields of Emerging markets, Risk Management and Security, Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Leadership and Geopolitics, Diversity, and Inclusion. Adebayo is also a seasoned combat veteran of the United States Army with 20 years of service. Currently, he serves as the president and CEO of Adebayo Adeleke LLC (AA LLC). The organization provides advisory and training services in supply chain management, governmental services, and leadership. He also serves as the president and CEO of Supply Chain Africa (SCA) - a digital platform advancing African supply chains and enabling life and business on the African continent. 

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Martin Bailey

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Martin is a Professional Engineer and has 40 years’ experience in developing logistic systems.  He has a Master’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical & Industrial) and  has undertaken hundreds of facilities development projects in the Logistics industry for most of the leading industrial, mining, cargo, courier and retail groups (in South Africa and internationally). 


Martin has lectured throughout the world and has a passion for education and building world class infrastructures.


David Crewe-Brown

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David is a passionate supply chain practitioner who has more than 20 years of experience in supply chain management across the FMCG and more recently health supply chains. He is currently the General Manager for Vitalliance, a global organisation which is working to transform humanitarian aid and pharmaceutical supply chains in Africa and emerging economies.  Prior to this David was the Technical Supply Chain Lead on a large, multi-year USAID project to strengthen health supply chains in South Africa. David has also led the implementation of a centralised planning operation for SABMiller across Southern Africa and implemented S&OP for the South African operation. He serves on the Board of SAPICS. He is an Industrial Engineer and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town. He loves outdoor extreme sports and his family and faith are high priorities.

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Charles Dey

Charles is an education and training pioneer in the Supply Chain Management field, with a specialist focus on the international aspects.

After 19 years of operational and management experience he has been at work building the infrastructure on which South African international logistics training is based- writing unit standards, creating qualifications and consulting with organisations wishing to align their education and training policies with their strategic goals.  

For many years Charles has served as Education and Training Champion on the National Council of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTSA). 

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Mike Johnston



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Involved in the Transport, Distribution, Logistics & Supply Chain Industries since 1974 as a Line Manager, Consultant & Trainer.

 Member of ASCM, SAPICS & CSCMP.


Gavin Kelly

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Gavin has been involved in the resource, strategy and operations field for 32 years – from operations leadership, coordination and training to leadership development, lateral management, operations and business survival training.

Gavin is currently finalizing appointment as a SACAS qualified auditor for the ISO39001, ISO4500 and SANS1395, SANS15004 range of standards.

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Mesela Nhlapo

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Mesela Nhlapo is Chief Executive Officer of the African Rail Industry Association, having headed its predecessor, the RailRoad Association of South Africa. Holding a BCom in Marketing and an LLB degree, she has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and technical business development. She has started her career as a quality control manager at Pro-Tech Galvanizers. Mesela is the Department of Transport Economics and Logistics Management advisory board member at the North-West University. She also serves as Africa director for the Rail Working Group.

Mesela was recently voted the top speaker at the 2021 Railway Regulator conference. Mesela is a renowned speaker and passionate about integrating the continent to increase Inter Africa Trade. 

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Dr Juanita Maree

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Juanita Maree was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the South Africa Association of Freight Forwarders from 1 September 2021.


Juanita is regarded as a passionate ‘Captain of Industry’ in the logistics field and is active at all levels of Customs-related organisational entities, nationally and internationally. Her PhD subject “An impact analysis of the customs risk management processes in South Africa”, is evidence of this passion.


Garry Marshall

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Garry Marshall has worked in the Logistics Industry, specifically related to courier and aviation, for the last forty years.

Having worked for several airlines, including a stint in the Air Force, he has been the CEO of Bidair Cargo for the last 13 years. Bidair Cargo is a domestic airline which operates a fleet of Boeing 737 freighters on overnight express routes serving the courier industry.

In 2004 he was appointed CEO of the South African Express Parcel Association (SAEPA), the voice of the South African Courier industry, a position which he still holds today. Passionate about training and people development,  he has been deeply involved in the design and evolution of the da Vinci Supply Chain program.


Clayton Thomas

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Clayton Thomas has 25 years’ experience in the design and development of warehouse facilities for the “who’s who of industry. He has extensive experience in implementing operational improvements in distribution operations across a

broad range of industry. Clayton has developed numerous world-class facilities from concept to execution. Clayton’s experience includes work for many of the major players in the South African industry in industries such as clothing, food, manufacturing, 3rd Party Logistic Provides, Transport Providers and other market sectors. Clayton has spoken at many conferences and is heavily involved in education in warehousing and related areas. Clayton is a Director of ILS and was a Judge for the Logistics Achiever Awards for over 10 years.  He is proud and excited to be a judge at the very first Africa Supply Chain Excellence Awards.