Thursday June 15 at 9:15
Bring it home? Reshoring at a crossroad
Carmela Di Mauro is Associate Professor in Management Engineering at the University of Catania, Italy, and accredited full professor. She earned a D.Phil in Economics at the University of York (United Kingdom) in 1996. Her current research interests include offshoring, reshoring and global sourcing; Operations in technology-intensive sectors and digitalization; and behavioural supply chains. She is co-editor-in-chief with Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management for the term 2022-2024 and she has also acted as guest-editor for several journal special issues.

Her research articles have been published in a variety of peer-reviewed academic and professional journals both in OM/SCM and International Business, including International Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of World Business, International Business Review and British Journal of Management. Carmela’s research has earned several research awards with journals and at international conferences. She has served as jury member for several conference award committees.

She serves as VP Conferences on the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) board of Directors for the term 2022-24. Previously she served as President of the European Decision Sciences Institute (2015-2016). She has collaborated with several private and public organizations in Italy and abroad.

Fredrik Wildtgrube

Friday June 16 at 9:00

Fredrik Wildtgrube holds a M.Sc. degree in Economics with a broad experience in International business, Global supply chains and logistics. Fredrik has worked in commercial leadership roles in freight forwarding and aviation industry, with focus on customer and value orientated approach. 

In 2012 Fredrik accepted a position with Nokia, heading European logistics division. Delivering improved shipment lead-time and overall transport reliability performance. During this time Fredrik was also involved with Lean management initiatives across the company supply chain.

When Microsoft acquired Nokia Devices and Services in 2014 Fredrik became Head of supply chain and logistics for key operator customers. Key focus areas were successful  business collaboration design and implementation, achieving good product availability while maintaining low channel inventory levels and dedicated supply chain and logistics execution.

In January 2016 Fredrik joined Finnair Cargo as Head of Global Sales. Since 2017 Finnair Cargo has gone through great transformation and implementation of CMS system and terminal. During this time Finnair Cargo has kept growing according to sustainable profitable growth. Since 2019 Fredrik has been based in Shanghai, China. During the pandemic Fredrik was promoted Senior Vice President, Finnair Cargo where he led the company through the pandemic and transformed offering meeting the environment where Russian airspace was closed. In February 2023 Fredrik continued his journey in Finnair, moving to the passenger side, to the position Senior Vice President, Alliance and Airlines Partnerships.