Alasdair Philip cofounded Magnifor Consulting with Guillaume Niarfeix and Marischa van Zantvoort in 2016.
Alasdair is a senior risk management, international logistics, and organizational change executive with extensive experience in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. His professional career started in the Middle East working for United States Agency for International Development (USAID), before moving back to his native Scotland where he entered the international logistics industry and moved overseas again. Eventually, Alasdair moved to the United States to raise his family, where he held a succession of commercial, operations, general management, and strategy roles with DHL Global Forwarding. Before leaving to start his consulting firm, his last position was Head of Operations at DHL Global Forwarding USA.
Alasdair is a proven leader with the experience to balance strategic imperatives and tactical needs; creating agile organizations for tomorrow, while never losing sight of the requirement to deliver financial results today. In 2013 Alasdair obtained his MBA from HEC in Paris with an Advanced Certificate in Luxury Management from HEC Paris and Bocconi University in Milan.
Guillaume Niarfeix started his career in strategy consulting before joining Total in 2005 occupying various leadership roles in Supply-Chain and Operations for 10 years before finally taking the position of Head of Risk and Strategy for the CAPEX division in West Africa.
Building on this he is one of the Founders of Magnifor bringing his industrial and project experience acquired in some of the most difficult and uncertain areas of the world.
Marischa van Zantvoort serves as the CEO of Magnifor Consulting since August 2020. She started her career in management consulting and commercial roles before joining Philips in 2009. She served as an executive business leader at Philips, the Dutch multinational corporation headquartered in Amsterdam for ten years with a start as Chief Auditor.
From there, she held leadership roles in customer service, commercial operations, Sleep and Respiratory Care, and served in a leading role in the divestment of Philips Lighting.
In her last role at Philips, Marischa was the Chief Commercial Officer for the Philips Healthcare Informatics business.
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