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In challenging times, organizations are placing increasing importance on who they do business with. To do that, organizations must have a robust and optimal supplier management network in place to manage different emerging risks such as financial risk, compliance risk & reputation risk.

By leveraging on data, analytics & market intelligence, organizations can now build supplier risk resiliency through extensive screening of their suppliers. They need to identify the various potential risks and develop strategies to help mitigate the risks.

Join DigitalCFO & Moody’s Analytics, in this exclusive webinar with industry experts and procurement leaders to find out how organizations can leverage on data & market intelligence to formulate and put in place a risk-resilience system for suppliers & other third-party affiliates.


  • Screening & monitoring suppliers with data.
  • Various types of emerging supplier risks: financial risk, compliance risk, reputation risk, etc.
  • Leverage on multiple data sources such as supplier market intelligence, companies’ financial metrics, private companies, and risk database to formulate a risk-resilient system.
  • Detailed analysis of suppliers such as group spend analysis, supplier dependency and other latest developments.
  • How to integrate various structured and unstructured data sources, analytics & other technology for optimal risk management strategies.


Timing: (GMT +5:30)
India Standard Time


11:00 AM

Opening Address by DigitalCFO Asia
Vanessa Quake, DigitalCFO Asia

11:05 AM

Pandemic Recovery: South Asia in the Global Perspective
Speaker: Steve Cochrane, Chief APAC Economist, Moody's Analytics

11:25 AM

Supplier Risk Management through the lens of regulatory risk, reputation risk and ESG
Speaker: Benny Kesuma, Head of Corporate Solutions, APAC & ME, Moody's Analytics

11:45 AM

Panel Discussion - Building Supplier Risk Resiliency amidst a Global Pandemic

- Tarun Gakhar, Associate Director, Head of Procurement Operations, Kellogg Company

- Ravindra Jadhav, General Manager, Supply Chain Management, Tata Communications

Benny Kesuma, Head of Corporate Solutions, APAC & ME, Moody's Analytics

Vanessa Quake, DigitalCFO Asia

12:30 PM

Closing Remarks by DigitalCFO Asia
Vanessa Quake, DigitalCFO Asia


<strong>Tarun Gakhar</strong>, <strong>Associate Director, Head of Procurement Operations, Kellogg Company</strong><br>
Tarun Gakhar, Associate Director, Head of Procurement Operations, Kellogg Company

Tarun is an experienced Supply Chain professional with rich knowledge about different facets of procurement including direct materials, indirect materials and procurement operations. He has worked for major CPG companies in India and SEA where he has managed spends ranging up to $150M and has delivered cost benefits to the organizations by deploying varied category management tools. He is passionate about driving strategic projects, delivering costs savings, collaborating with suppliers to deliver value to the organizations by using different procurement levers. He is also keen interest in supply chain financing and has implemented SCF solutions in the area of both direct and indirect procurement.

<strong>Ravindra Jadhav, General Manager, Supply Chain Management, Tata Communications</strong><br>
Ravindra Jadhav, General Manager, Supply Chain Management, Tata Communications

Ravindra is a supply chain professional with over 17 years of experience in international environment and across multiple industries like manufacturing, consulting and telecommunication. He specializes in driving transformation through Program Management, Business Process Re-engineering, Value Analysis, Cost Innovations and Budget Management. Ravindra is a Mechanical Engineering graduate with executive Master Business Administration and hold professional certifications like Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, International Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (IPSCM) from ITC Geneva.

<strong>Dr. Steve Cochrane, Chief APAC Economist, Moody's Analytics</strong>
Dr. Steve Cochrane, Chief APAC Economist, Moody’s Analytics

Steven G. Cochrane, PhD, is Chief APAC Economist with Moody’s Analytics. He leads the Asia economic analysis and forecasting activities of the Moody’s Analytics research team, as well as the continual expansion of the company’s international, national and subnational forecast models. In addition, Steve directs consulting projects for clients to help them understand the effect of regional economic developments on their business under baseline forecasts and alternative scenarios. Steve’s expertise lies in providing clear insights into an area’s or region’s strengths, weaknesses and comparative advantages, relative to macro or global economic trends.

A highly-regarded speaker, Dr. Cochrane has provided economic insights at hundreds of engagements over the past 20 years and has been featured on Wall Street Radio, the PBS News Hour, C-SPAN and CNBC. Through his research and presentations, Steve dissects how various components of the macro and regional economies shape patterns of growth. Steve holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Penn Institute for Urban Research Scholar. He also holds master’s degree from the University of Colorado at Denver and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis. Dr. Cochrane is based out of Moody’s Analytics Singapore office.

<strong>Benny Kesuma, Head of Corporate Solutions APAC & ME, Moody's Analytics</strong>
Benny Kesuma, Head of Corporate Solutions APAC & ME, Moody’s Analytics

As the head of corporate solutions – APAC & ME at Moody’s Analytics, Benny helps corporates utilize data and analytics to achieve critical initiatives in the area of risk management, data management and business transformation. Prior to this, he led the sales function of a credit origination and decisioning framework in APAC and North America in Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics company. 

Benny graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Engineering (EEE). He is a member of the Australian Institute of Credit Management.

About Moody’s Analytics

Moody’s Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools to help business leaders make better, faster decisions. Our deep risk expertise, expansive information resources, and innovative application of technology help our clients confidently navigate an evolving marketplace. We are known for our industry-leading and award-winning solutions, made up of research, data, software, and professional services, assembled to deliver a seamless customer experience. We create confidence in thousands of organizations worldwide, with our commitment to excellence, open mindset approach, and focus on meeting customer needs.

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