About The Person
Niels van Namen
Niels van Namen is an experienced Healthcare supply chain professional and TED speaker. Niels leads the UPS Europe Healthcare team as the Vice President for Healthcare.Niels has over 20 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 in the Healthcare value chain; in clinical and commercial biopharmaceutical supply chains, cold chain, in complexities of medical device distribution, returns, consignments, in medical supplies and in hospital logistics and final mile, home healthcare distribution and care systems.Niels takes responsibility for all Healthcare customers and the team across all UPS business units and provides strategic direction to leverage UPS’s expertise in supply chain transportation, inventory management, distribution and regulatory compliance to support healthcare companies.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 worked in the IBM Healthcare consulting practice and then joined DSV to lead the global Healthcare solutions industry.Niels is a PDA member, holds an MSc from Delft University of Technology, obtained his MBA on 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.