MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE


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Dr. Kenneth David Strang has over 35 years of career experience in Supply Chain Management, Operations Research, Business and Project Management. He owns two companies as President/CEO. He has been President of several organizations and worked for companies such as IBM and Blue Cross. He is a full professor and a business/supply chain management program coordinator at the State University of New York in USA. He teaches undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students across five disciplines: business administration, management information systems, marketing/consumer behavior, supply chain management and economics/statistics. He is a prolific scholar in quantitative and mixed methods with more than 250 mostly-sole-authored publications including research methods, risk management, and he was a contributor to the ISO/Project Management Body of Knowledge. He is the founder/Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management and Associate-Editor at several other journals./

Dr. Strang has a doctorate in project management (operations research), an MBA (strategic management), a BSBA (marketing), an AS (IT) all with summa cum laude/honors plus he is an internationally licensed Project Management Professional (PMI, USA), a Fellow Life Management Institute with distinction (LOMA, USA) and a Certified Network Administrator (Novell, USA).

Dr. Strang has lifetime grants+projects valued over $7 million+. He has been recognized by many societies for his achievements, including a Behavior Energy Climate Change Fellowship from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (funded by Stanford University, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Morris Foundation), an Emerald Literati award and Duke of Edinborough community service medal, along with several presidential citations. More info plese visit http://personal.plattsburgh.edu/kstra003

The International Institute for Procurement and Market Research (IIPMR) was founded by Mr. Sunil Ashwin Roy in the year 2008. Having worked for MNCs like HCL and Beroe Inc which is a US based market intelligence firm, Sunil has over 10+ years and over 21,000 man hours of real time industry experience. During his stint at Beroe Inc, He has had the opportunity to work with several fortune 100 MNCs on project implementation and has worked in several countries such as USA, Argentina, France, Italy, Turkey, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and China. He has handled business research, market research, strategic sourcing, supply chain consulting, procurement intelligence, analytics, price forecasting, supply chain risk, low cost country sourcing and client account management.

He has held several positions such as Research Manager, Head of Low Cost Country Sourcing and Client Account Management wherein multiple teams comprising of 30-50 Research analysts were reporting to him. In terms of industry verticals Sunil has worked on projects in Health care, Pharmaceuticals, Specialty Chemicals, Paper & Paperboard, IT, Electronics and FMCG. Sunil has the prestigious distinction of successfully completing the Executive Program in Supply Chain Management from IIM Calcutta with high grades in Supply Chain Management and E-Sourcing and is also a graduate in B.E (EEE) from Anna University.

During the course of his work, he realized the need for a state of the art international online platform which offers all the required facilities that procurement managers and suppliers would need to conduct seamless and effective transactions that is beneficial to both parties. Today IIPMR offers facilities such as Price index of commodities, Reverse auctions, Request for Quotations (RFQs), Special offers from suppliers, Market Research reports, Trade Regulation reports, Weather forecast, Currency Forecast, Logistics report, Price forecast and real time news pertaining to specific industries. In less than 3 years time, IIPMR now has members from 54 countries across the world that belongs to small and large MNCs.

Dr. Njamen Njanke Albert has 15 years of work experience in Supply Chain Management and currently serves as the Head of IIPMR - Cameroon. He is responsible for Strategy and Operations for IIPMR's initiatives in Cameroon. Prior to this, Dr.Albert has consulted for various companies in Cameroon and is a well renowned Leader within the Supply Chain Community in Cameroon. Dr.Albert has completd Ph.d from Universite Internationale Dakar Senegal. His expertise is in Logistics, Procurement, Distribution and Risk Management. He teaches Supply Chain at various public and private Universities in Cameroon.

Mr. Ray Zhang has 12 years of work experience in Supply Chain Industry and is responsible for IIPMR's Operations in China. He works as Sourcing Manager at LOK Development Limited (China).

Mr.Zhang has experience in Global Fortune 500 Manufacturing Facilities and Medium-sized enterprises in China and other Countries. His expertise is modern procurement practice and techniques. He is highly skilled at Strategic Sourcing, Supply Market Analysis, Supplier Identification & Evaluation, Negotiation and Vendor Relations.

Mr. C.J Ajayakumar has an experience of 35+ years in the Middle East Region within the Supply Chain/Procurement, Engineering Software, Cyber Security and Project Management domains. He is the Founder and President of Cambridge Education, a group established in 1987 that at present caters to the entire Middle East & North Africa in providing industry leading training to develop the career of working professionals in the region.

Cambridge Education is IIPMR's Authorized Training Partner in United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Jordan.

Mr. Echewe Dick Young is a versatile Thinker, Management consultant and one of the top Educationist in Nigeria. With a track record of over 15 years comprising of Procurement and Supply Chain Management, He currently works as the CEO of Doorstep Educational Services in Nigeria, official partner of IIPMR. .

Mr.Young is responsible for IIPMR operations in all the cities in Nigeria.