Day 2 - Session 1

Supply chain resilience from a global logistics providers’ perspective

The world of business is being tested like never before, bringing untold and constantly changing demands to the resilience of global supply chains.

So, what is it like to be a major global logistics organisation in a constantly evolving world? DHL delivers over 1,668,000,000 parcels annually across over 220 countries and territories and, with 395,000 people across the globe, works at the forefront of global supply chains.

Part 1: There is nothing permanent except change, and failing to prepare today is preparing to fail tomorrow

Presenter: Sven Bosch, Vice President Security Europe, DHL Express.

This presentation will discuss the post-pandemic challenges faced & lessons learned in a broad spectrum: political, industry & society. It will look at the impact of today’s global economy, market trends, and challenges. Sven will also present his insight into the outlook for supply chains in the next 1-2 years and share a longer-term, 5-year view, explaining how DHL is preparing for the future, including in terms of security.

Part 2: Sustainability as a future qualifier

Presenter: Christian Harupa, Vice President, Global Head of Life Sciences/Healthcare & Chemicals, DHL Freight.

Sustainability is becoming a key focal point for resilient supply chains, and its importance will only grow as customers press the accelerator on their Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) responsibilities and expect their suppliers to do likewise. For more and more customers, sustainability is a future qualifier to be selected as a provider of choice. Christian will explain DHL’s roadmap for meeting these expectations and look at options in the market.


Sven Bosch knows a thing or two about Security. He should, as it has been his sole focus since obtaining a Master’s degree in political science in 2008. He went from auditing parking places and conducting investigations to leading a team of 150+ security professionals. During this progression, he learned that the most valuable information is not to be found in an office, technology is never a stand-alone solution, and that the greatest deterrent to success is over-complexification.

Sven spent the early part of his career in security roles with Athens International Airport, the Royal Dutch Embassy in Moscow, and at DB Schenker, latterly holding the post of Global Senior Security & Business Continuity Manager. He took up his current role with DHL Express in 2022.  

Christian Harupa has 20+ years’ experience in Consulting and Sales with a focus on Supply Chain Management. His career covers experience in the food service and cool chain Industry and other sectors from his former DHL positions in IT and Supply Chain Management. After nearly 8 years as a Management Consultant with DHL IT Services between 2001-2008, he spent 14 years with HAVI, latterly as SD Global Strategic Account Management, tasked to implement a global account management organisation into a global key function within the company’s implemented matrix organisation. Christian was appointed to his present role with DHL in Bonn, Germany, in December 2021.

Sven Bosch

Sven Bosch

Vice President Security Europe, DHL Express

Christian Harupa

Christian Harupa

Vice President, Global Head of Life Sciences/Healthcare & Chemicals, DHL Freight