Michael Culme-Seymour

Vice President and Managing Director APAC at Roambee Consultant to the World Economic Forum

Munich, DE

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Currently supporting the WHO in the Western Pacific Regional with a focus on Emergency supply chain logistics strategy and ensuring that urgent vital medical supplies and diagnostic equipment are securely distributed to meet the Covid-19 response. A proven leader with international companies within Asia, driving business development, strategic planning, M&A pre and post integration, innovation and societal leadership. Provides strategic planning for companies in the Asia Pacific region, providing experience-based consultative advice. Looking for new opportunities in either full time or NED role. 30 years of pharmaceutical & clinical trial supply chain logistics, airline, express, post, logistics, direct marketing experience in senior management, key account sales and start up capacity. Proven track record in commercial enterprise with an passion for visionary management. 10 years Board level exposure with global responsibilities and 20 years C suite leading companies in Europe and Asia. 22 years working in overseas locations, dedicated to business development whilst adapting to the local culture and environment. Strategic thinker combined with strong people leadership skills with the ability to deliver change through motivation in a multicultural environment. Excellent P & L accountability with strong attention to detail. Specialties: Asian Regional General Management Business development consulting Representation for Swiss / German or European companies in Asia Start ups - organic or un-organic growth via M & A Direct & Dialogue marketing Logistics & Supply Chain Life science & cold chain logistics P&L Management Relief / Humanitarian logistics / NGO Senior Management Team building Strategic thinker, plans and executes gap analysis Interim Management & temp C level turn around contracts Values integrity

Work experience
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Feb 2021 - Present

Roambee

Vice President and Managing Director APAC

Roambee delivers enterprise-grade Internet of Things (IoT) with on-demand, worldwide real-time location and condition monitoring for shipments and in-field assets. It includes a class-leading sensor technology and AI-based platform to integrate, manage, and rationalize data from multiple sources, to allow clients to extend Supply Chain Visibility capabilities towards intelligent and actionable insights, down to the item level and across road, rail, air, or ocean.

Jan 2021 - Present

World Economic Forum

Consultant

Contributing and advising on technical matters to efficiently manage cross border trade facilitation for Covid 19 Vaccines to the ASEAN countries.

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Apr 2020 - Dec 2020

World Health Organization

Advisor

Advising the WHO with regards to Emergency Logistics within the WPRO region in response to the increased demand of urgent supply chain demands due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Focus on emergency readiness and review of point of care PCR diagnostic strategy in remote locations.

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Oct 2013 - Jan 2020

Marken

Vice President APAC

Responsible for the strategic and operational growth in the APAC area. Marken is the leading global clinical supply chain service provider dedicated to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, supporting over 49,000 investigator sites in more than 150 countries. With decades of experience in the logistics, transport and distribution of temperature sensitive life saving pharmaceuticals, clinical trial supplies and specimen collection; Marken integrates Depot and Logistics services into solutions that extend the reach of clinical trials to even the most remote treatment naïve geographies. Our team members and network of facilities bridge the distance between patients and the essential resources of life science companies.

Sep 2011 - Oct 2013

Fischer Road Express

Owner Fischer Road Express Asia Pte Ltd

Fischer Road Express Asia Pte Ltd was founded in Singapore in 2012 as part of an expanding network of the Fischer Road Cargo group. We provide cold chain logistical solutions for the pharma and life science industries across Europe & Asia. This established specialist ground transportation company was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1947. Clients include Swiss International Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai, Lufthansa, United, FedEx, DHL and others. Fischer owns and operates GPS controlled trucks across 16 European countries on a daily bases supported by offices in Zurich, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Warsaw. A sales office was also established in Singapore in 2011 to support the Asian clients. Fischer Asia provides operational support to express companies, forwarders and airlines with the last mile delivery and first mile pick up for critical pharmaceutical shipments.

2008 - Oct 2013

MCS Lifestyle Photography

Owner / Photographer

Portrait photography, documentary, reportage

Oct 2009 - Dec 2011

Competitive Capital

Partner

Competitive Capital is a consulting firm specializing in innovative banking and finance solutions for Banks, Corporations and Governments. We help our clients liberate value within their organizations through the effective deployment of financial, intellectual and human capital. Our team has built a robust reputation for consistently delivering innovative solutions to help transform business potential into simply exceptional bottom line results. Projects included: Management guidance & Change Management Strategy to Susi Air, Jakarta, Indonesia Representation of Asia Sales office for Swiss based Fischer Road Cargo AG and assistance in product expansion into Pharma logisitcs

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Jun 2006 - Mar 2008

DHL

CEO Asia & Board Member Global Mail

In addition to acting as CEO for the Asia Pacific Region, a promotion to Divisional Board Member led to global responsibility for product and sales of Deutsche Post’s International services. Board duties included active participation in the global management team with regards to the strategic guidance of this 2 Bio EUR division of the DPWN group. Part of a think tank to develop a new suite of products and services to enable the Post Office to remain competitive and sustainable

Apr 2002 - Mar 2008

DHL Global Mail

CEO Asia Pacific & EMMEA

Start up position to drive the growth strategy throughout the region. Main achievements were to design and develop mail logistical services whilst building a competitive network. Identifying potential acquisitions and strategic alliances within the hybrid printing, mailroom management and mail delivery arena. Converting the mail “commodity” into a value added proposition through innovative solutions. Addressing governmental monopoly conflicts and negotiations. Established branch offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. Establishment of a JV with Yamato in Japan in the Direct Mail business. Achieved profitable turnaround and accountable for 220 employees.

Oct 2001 - Oct 2003

Swiss WorldCargo - Air cargo division of SWISS

EVP Global Sales and Marketing

Driving worldwide sales and operations of air-cargo in 200 destinations within 90 countries generating revenues of over 1 bio Swiss Francs. Active member of the executive board, contributing to the re-development of the company after Sept 11th 2001 to provide crisis management during chapter 11 status.

Dec 1998 - Oct 2003

Swiss WorldCargo - Air cargo division of SWISS

Vice President Asia Pacific

Establishment of regional office and realization of the target business expectations for the area. General management responsibility for 16 countries generating 180 Mio Swiss Francs in air-cargo operations. Extensive “hands-on” management within the region to ensure that ties with corporate head office and the field remain coherent and objective. Increased revenue from 180 Mio Swiss Francs to 340 Mio in 3 years, mainly via the introduction of dedicated cargo freighters.

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1992 - 1997

International Bonded Couriers, Inc.

MD

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Sep 1978 - Jul 1984

Royal Navy

NCO

Messing around in small boats, Sonar Operations / Ships Diver Duty and fun at Sea in Europe, the Middle East, Africa & The Caribbean.

Education

2019 - 2020

INSEAD

Cerificate of Corporate Governance, Board of Direcorts (IDP)

2006 - 2006

Executive Training

2001 - 2001

People Mangament

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