DALLAS, TX – May 3rd, 2021 – o9 Solutions, the leading AI-powered integrated business planning platform, announced the addition of two new leaders at the forefront of digital transformation.

o9 Solutions’ AIM10x Executive Council has two new joiners. Katherine Ross and Philippe Lambotte are keen to give learnings from their wealth of experience across the supply chain. The AIM10x Community is a thriving network that is growing and becoming more and more diverse. Both Katherine and Philippe have global experience in sectors from CPG to Food, Healthcare to Children’s Toys and have witnessed the importance in successfully leveraging software and data to transform a multinational business.

“The AIM10x Executive Council keeps growing, improving all the time. Katherine Ross and Philippe Lambotte bring so much to the table. Their careers are rich and varied and we are so fortunate to get a chance to hear their observations and opinions,” said Chakri Gottemukkala, CEO at o9 Solutions and active member of the AIM10x Executive Council. “Both leaders have experience working for some of the largest multinationals on the planet. They have lead transformations across massive global supply chains and I cannot wait to hear what they have got to offer to the Community!”

Chakri Gottemukkala, CEO of o9 Solutions, talking about o9 and Samsung Bioepis collaboration

“Both leaders have experience working for some of the largest multinationals on the planet. They have lead transformations across massive global supply chains and I cannot wait to hear what they have got to offer to the Community!” – Chakri Gottemukkala – CEO, o9 Solutions

Katherine Ross

Katherine Ross has more than 35 years of Supply Chain experience in the Food, CPG, and Healthcare sectors.  She has lived in and led supply chains in Asia, Europe, and the US; her most recent role was SVP for Johnson & Johnson’s global logistics and customer service operations, managing a $2 billion spend across more than 70 countries.  She concurrently served as President for Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services and previously led J&J’s Consumer Global Planning capability.

Katherine has extensive experience in transforming supply chains to drive commercial performance at J&J, PepsiCo, and McKinsey, and currently has both board and advisory board roles with technology companies active in supply chain transformation and digitization. Katherine says: “o9 is a recognized thought leader in Supply Chain digitization, with the capability to transform an organization’s performance. I was drawn to the commitment of the senior leadership team to its vision for change, as well as its track record of delivery. I am very excited to be part of this journey.”

Katherine

“I was drawn to the commitment of the senior leadership team to its vision for change, as well as its track record of delivery. I am very excited to be part of this journey.” – Katherine Ross

Philippe Lambotte

Philippe Lambotte has senior supply chain leadership experience at Procter & Gamble, Kraft Foods, Merck, Mattel and most recently Johnson & Johnson where he successfully led complex digital and physical supply chain transformations across industries as diverse as Consumer Goods, Fashion and Healthcare. At Johnson & Johnson, Philippe led the Medical Devices Global Planning team through S&OP reengineering and major outsourcing efforts. Previously, he was Senior Vice President Logistics & Planning at Mattel where he helped navigate major customer channel disruptions for brands such as Barbie and Hot Wheels.

Before Mattel, Philippe led Merck’s Supply Chain in the area of customer and supplier collaboration with responsibility for distribution, logistics, planning and value chain management for Vaccines and Therapeutics products. Philippe joined Merck from Kraft Foods, where he last served as Senior Vice President, Global Customer Service and Logistics before the company breakup into Kraft and Mondelez. Philippe is excited to join the Council:

“We are faced with ever shorter product life cycles, more and more complex and fragmented customer demand around the world mixed with constant disruptions of global and interconnected supply chains. Technology is a critical enabler of agile and flexible business for leaders eager to meet those challenges. I am honored to join a group of experienced peers to share and also learn how we can help bring insights and perspective for o9 Solutions to deliver new ‘inside out’ capabilities for our customers.”

Philippe

“I am honored to join a group of experienced peers to share and also learn how we can help bring insights and perspective for o9 Solutions to deliver new ‘inside out’ capabilities for our customers.” – Philippe Lambotte

About the AIM10x Executive Council

The AIM10x Executive Council is a network of visionary leaders who have built significant operating experience at some of the world’s largest companies. Together they will set the vision for all aspects of an integrated enterprise—from supply chain to finance, sales, and product development, which will lead to global enterprises that are more efficient, sustainable, and profitable.

It is part of the broader ‘AIM10x’ initiative sponsored by o9 Solutions, which aims to empower a global community of professionals who are dedicated to digitally transforming planning and decision-making capabilities. The AIM10x Executive Council members are sharing their insights about leadership, strategy, change management, and Digital Transformation journeys through the AIM10x Webinars, AIM10x Podcasts, and AIM10x Innovators Network.

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