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[2013-02-19] ISM-PRD Professional Sharing Event in February 2013



The Institute for Supply Management - Pearl River Delta and high profile executive recruitment firm ConnectedGroup are partnering to offer a FREE Talent Market Seminar for Supply Chain Management and Procurement professionals.

27th Feb., 2013 (Wed) 7:15-9:00pm

Lecture Theater 5, Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong


Mathew Gollop, Group Managing Director, ConnectedGroup will discuss The Talent Challenge Making the Right Hires in the Post-Downturn Market.

Kenith Poon, Director, Purchasing and Supply Chain, Asia, Johnson Controls will follow with a presentation on Hiring Manager Expectations.


This is an opportunity for professionals at all levels, across all elements of the supply chain (regardless of industry or product focus), to connect, network and gain perspective from both an experienced recruitment services provider and a major employer with a strong focus on the supply chain market. It is also a forum to learn more about the Institute for Supply Management and its efforts to develop and advance the function within the Pearl River Delta region.

To register, please fill out the attached registration form and send it to to the attention of Ms. Flora Sun, Admin Officer of ISM-PRD by 6:00pm, 25th Feb (Monday).

Registration Form.doc


About the speakers:

Mr. Mathew Gollop, Group Managing Director, ConnectedGroup

With over 15 years experience in recruitment and executive search, Mathew joined ConnectedGroup in 2001 in Hong Kong and assumed control of the business in early 2002 through a management buy-out. Steering the business through the downturns of 2001-2003 and 2008-2009 he has driven strategic and operational development to achieve significant organic expansion of the business. Still maintaining a very hands-on approach, Mathew maintains a client facing role in the sourcing and supply chain arena and has run searches in a broad range of industry sectors. He has also been instrumental to the ongoing evolution of recruitment process consulting services, bringing a high-level tactical approach to client engagement.

Mr. Kenith Poon, Director, Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, Asia

Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls

Being the chief of the regional procurement & supply chain group at a US$2B Asia business unit with Johnson Controls, he is leading the manufacturing supply chain, indirect/project procurement, and logistics teams across Asia Pacific responsible for strategic sourcing, procurement operations and supply chain logistics. He also leads a global OEM sourcing organization for residential and light commercial air conditioning products. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, he has been working in the fields of procurement, product & business development and finance with some of the world’s most renown organizations including BT, Nortel, Nvidia and P&G in multiple countries.

Kenith received his BBA from the National University of Singapore and the EMBA from the University of Western Ontario of Canada. He was also a part-time tutor teaching the strategic purchasing & supply program at the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2007/2008.

Kenith is currently serving as the advisory board member of the Committee of Electronics/Electrical Appliances Industries of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.


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