Day 2 - Session 3

Manufacturers’ Panel Q&A

What does supply chain resilience mean to security specialists in the Manufacturing sector, what risks do their organisations face, what do they need from logistics providers, and what might their supply chains look like in the future?

In Amsterdam, TAPA EMEA’s Manufacturers’ Q&A Panel will discuss these and other questions … so, please meet our panel of experts…

JULIA VINCKE – Vice President Security, BASF Group

Julia is a criminologist and senior executive with extensive international expertise and leadership in the field of security.

Over 25 years, she has gathered experience in various leadership and management functions within the Lower Saxony Police Force, during foreign assignments as well as at a corporate level. Since 2015, she has held leadership roles in the field of Corporate Security in several commercial enterprises including the retail, automotive, and chemical. Her main focus is on topical areas such as public security, international security, security strategies, risk management, crisis management and geopolitics.

Julia is also an author, lecturer, and speaker on security topics, especially on women in security, which is a matter close to her heart.

She joined BASF Group in 2022. BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future and contributes

to the success of customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. BASF generated sales of €87.3 billion in 2022.

DAVID HERD – Group Security Manager, Unilever

David joined Unilever in 2007 as a contractor in the role of Security Operations Manager and was seconded to Global Group Security Manager in January 2011, joining as a permanent member of the Unilever team. In his current role, he is responsible for advising and driving forward robust physical and people security measures within the greater security network across the group.

He has worked in the private security industry since 1989 in many sectors, essentially covering event security, manned guarding, travel security, investigations, loss prevention, compliance, design and implementation (electronic security), crisis management, supply chain/logistics security, and corporate security.

Every day, over 3.4 billion people globally use Unilever products. As one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies, its products are available in over 190 countries and include 400+ household name brands. These include 14 of the world’s top 50 most chosen FMCG brands globally. In 2022, Unilever reported revenues of €60.1bn, with 59% in emerging markets.

GINO LAIOS – Global Senior Manager Security Programs – Supply Chain & Manufacturing, Philip Morris International

Gino joined Philip Morris International (PMI) over 20 years ago and has served in various roles in Finance, Operations, Project Management and, lately, Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety, and Security.

As the head of the Global Programs for Supply Chain and Manufacturing Security, his role is to develop and deploy strategies, standards, governance, and assurance processes to effectively manage security risks across PMI’s global supply chain (transportation, logistics, warehousing) and manufacturing ecosystem.

Together with his team of SMEs, he has spearheaded the development and deployment of revised, risk-based security standards for PMI’s supply chain and manufacturing transformation, helping to ensure the right level of security at the right cost, alongside a more coherent operating model for PMI’s logistics service providers and enhanced risk visibility.

PMI generates over 731.1 billion units of total shipment volume annually for more than 150 million consumers. Its products are sold in over 180 markets globally and produced in 39 production facilities worldwide. PMI owns 5 of the world’s top cigarette brands, generating US$31.8 billion in net revenue annually. 

KARSTEN GRIESSHAMMER – Senior Director, Head of Global Security & Protection, BioNTech

Karsten joined BioNTech in April 2021 after more than four years in Lead Security & Loss Prevention Management at Zalando, managing the security of Zalando’s European logistics hubs, with additional oversight of the security of external hubs and return centres. This included the development of security strategies and tactics, as well as managing crime prevention and investigations.

Earlier in his career, he was the Founder and Managing Director of Security Service “Plus Secur” providing management of complex security services, and later spent over three years as Risk & Corporate Security, Medical & Regulatory Affairs Manager at Lohmann & Rauscher, a leading international developer, producer, and seller of forward-looking medical devices and hygiene products. Biopharmaceutical New Technologies is a next generation immunotherapy company pioneering novel therapies for cancer and other serious diseases. BioNTech has established a broad set of relationships with multiple global pharmaceutical collaborators, including Genmab, Sanofi, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Regeneron, Genevant, Fosun Pharma, and Pfizer.

FABIO BARBOSA Head of Latin America Supply Chain Security, HP

Fabio has over 20 years’ experience in Security & Brand Protection and currently works at HP Inc. as Head of Latin America Supply Chain Security.

Before HP, he help security leadership positions in companies such as Motorola, DHL, and Dupont.  His expertise encompasses operations security, cyber security, loss and fraud investigations, loss prevention, transportation risk management, executive protection, crisis management, business continuity, compliance, and counterfeit.

Fabio also assists the High-Tech sector as Director of Security & Loss Prevention for ABINEE (Brazilian Electrical and Electronics Industry Association), and was also elected as Secretary of OSAC Brazil Chapter and as a Board Member to FNCP (National Forum Against Piracy). Fabio is also a Security Advisor on cargo theft to the Sao Paulo Estate Secretary of Security and the Ministry of Justice.

As a global technology leader, HP operates in more than 170 countries and provides a wide range of innovative and sustainable devices, services and subscriptions for personal computing, printing, 3D printing, hybrid work, gaming, and more.

DANIEL GARCIA CAELLAS – Safety & Risk Prevention, Head of Security, Risk Prevention & DPO,


Daniel Garcia has over 26 years of experience in Integral Security, working with multinational companies. Among other professional duties, he has developed a deep understanding and skillset relating to Crisis Management response in the Retail and Production sectors as well as Loss Prevention Strategies, especially in the internal fraud area.

Desigual is an international fashion brand that was established in Barcelona in 1984. It is famous for the individuality and unique character of its creations, which aim to bring positivity and authenticity to thousands of people who want to express the best version of themselves. The company currently has a workforce of around 2,700 employees and is present in 107 countries through 10 sales channels, 428 monobrand stores and six product categories: Woman, Man, Kids, Accessories, Shoes and Sport.

Julia Vincke

Julia Vincke

Criminologist and vice President Security at BASF

David Herd

David Herd

Group Security Manager, Unilever

Gino Laios

Gino Laios

Senior Manager Global Programs, Supply Chain & Manufacturing Security at Philip Morris International

Karsten Griesshammer

Karsten Griesshammer

Senior Director, Head of Global Security & Protection, BioNTech

Fabio Barbosa

Fabio Barbosa

Head of Latin America Supply Chain Security, HP

Daniel Garcia Caellas

Daniel Garcia Caellas

Safety & Risk Prevention, Head of Security, Risk Prevention & DPO,