Niels van Namen
Niels van Namen is an experienced Healthcare supply chain professional, entrepreneur and TED speaker. Niels is passionate about Patient-Centric supply chains, improving patient outcomes and making Healthcare affordable and accessible for everyone. Niels currently leads the global CEVA Healthcare team as the Executive Vice President for the Healthcare Sector.
Niels has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare and life science industry of working closely together with customers across R&D, supply chain and manufacturing. He is passionately involved in key developments and supply chain challenges.
Niels started his career as an engineer and an entrepreneur in clinical trials management. Niels initiated Diagnostic Units, a company performing clinical trials and providing regular diagnostics and care to patients in Europe. Niels joined the PWC/IBM Healthcare consulting practice. He joined DSV to lead the Healthcare vertical. Niels then joined UPS to lead the Healthcare sector for Europe.
Niels is a PDA member, holds an MSc from the Delft University of Technology, obtained his MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management and holds a certificate from l'École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. He lives in the Netherlands, is married and has three children.
Niels' recent TED talk details his vision of the future of care delivery and the importance of Logistics.