Managing Partner and Founder of Reppel & Partners Pte Ltd
Frank Reppel obtained his M.Sc. in Physics from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He is currently the Chairman of the Innovation and Digitalisation Committee of the Singaporean German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC) and the President of the Singaporean Alumni Club of KIT. Frank is the managing partner of Reppel & Partners Pte Ltd, a management consulting company focused on Industrial Transformation and Digitalisation. He has worked in various leading roles in the ICT industry in Europe and Asia over the past 25 years after having started in a shop floor control systems company in the late 80s. Before the founding of Reppel & Partners, Frank has worked for large MNCs such as Siemens, and was also Chief Operating Officer for an Asian operation of a European MNC. Living in Singapore since 1997, Frank is leading digitalisation efforts, including business intelligence and Industry 4.0 projects, and has helped TÜV SÜD’s Center of Excellence here in Singapore incubate its Industry 4.0 consulting practice. In that role, Frank was one of the very first accredited SSIRI workshop assessors and is a Singapore Certified Management Consultant.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Kfm. André Krischke
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Munich University of Applied Sciences
Professor Andre Krischke did his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University Munich (TUM) and moved on to study Business Administration at the University of Hagen, with majoring in Operations Research and Strategic Planning. He was a business consultant and project manager at McKinsey & Company, Inc. and became a global supply chain manager at OSRAM GmbH Munich. He is a professor for supply chain management at the University of Applied Science Munich (MUAS). His research focus is on quantitative approaches and simulation in supply chain management, manufacturing planning and control, sales and operations planning as well as business strategy dynamics / complexity management and strategic foresight. He also participated in industry projects involving the application of advanced manufacturing processes and systems and smart supply chains. Professor Krischke is also teaching in the Specialist Diploma in Advanced Digital Manufacturing offered by TUM Asia.