J&J’s Kathryn E. Wengel and P&G’s Julio Nemeth appointed Vice-Chairpersons of GS1 Management Board

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J&J’s Kathryn E. Wengel and P&G’s Julio Nemeth appointed

Vice-Chairpersons of GS1 Management Board


HONG KONG (May 26, 2017) – The GS1 General Assembly appointed Kathryn E. Wengel, Worldwide Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer, Management Committee Member, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), and Julio Nemeth, President Global Business Services, The Procter and Gamble Co. (P&G), as Vice-Chairpersons of its Management Board.


GS1 is governed by a Management Board composed of key leaders and drivers from multinationals, retailers, manufacturers and GS1 Member Organisations. As a result, the Board has a global, multi-sectoral make-up. Similarly, the Board of Directors in GS1 HK comes from organisations of every size and sectors, from international household names to small, local businesses, and from retail and health to trading and logistics. The diverse industry knowledge and experience of directors become catalyst for GS1 Hong Kong to serve its wide mix of members across industries in facilitating supply chain efficiency and commerce connectivity.


Ms. Wengel and Mr. Nemeth have been members of the GS1 Management Board respectively since May 2016 and May 2015. In their new roles, both executives will help guide the GS1 strategy to drive the adoption and usage of GS1 standards forward as GS1 continues to innovate and develop ways to bring businesses, organisations, institutions and people together.


Ms. Wengel joined J&J in 1988 and has served in a variety of strategic leadership and executive roles, in multiple geographies, with increasing responsibility across the enterprise including operations, quality, new products, engineering, technical and business roles. 


“I am honored to be appointed Vice Chairman of the GS1 Global Management Board. GS1 is helping us transform the customer experience in retail and healthcare, while also improving supply chain security and efficiency. It's a real pleasure to work with an organisation with such global impact”, said Ms. Wengel. 


Mr. Nemeth joined P&G in 1990, and since has served in a number of leadership positions across the Company and around the world, including Product Supply in Latin America, North America and Global Product Supply Operations. In 2015, he was appointed President of Global Business Services, one of the largest business areas in P&G. 


“The strength and power of GS1 is that it brings leaders together to focus on our shared goal of improving how we work and what we do. Many of us are competitors, but when we get together to discuss where we are heading, we are in the same place. I value the continued opportunity to be part of this positive work,” Mr. Nemeth said.


“The support of senior executives across all boards is critical to ensuring that our solutions are aligned with our business needs and that they are successfully implemented across all sectors. We are truly privileged to have this exceptional leadership in our Board Members”, said Mike McNamara, Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Target Corporation and Chairman, GS1 Management Board.


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About GS1 Hong Kong


Founded by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce in 1989, GS1 Hong Kong is the local chapter of GS1®, a not-for-profit, standards organisation that develops and drives adoption of easy-to-implement global standards for business to uniquely identify, accurately capture and automatically share vital information about products, locations and assets. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, GS1 has over 110 national chapters in 150 countries.


GS1 Hong Kong’s mission is to enable Hong Kong enterprises to improve the efficiency, safety, and visibility of supply chains across multiple sectors and facilitates commerce connectivity through the provision of global standards and a full spectrum of standards-based solutions and services. GS1 Hong Kong engages with communities of trading partners, industry organisations, government, and technology providers to understand and respond to their business needs through the adoption and implementation of global standards.


Currently, GS1 Hong Kong has over 7,000 corporate members covering close to 20 industries including retail consumer goods, food and food services, healthcare, apparel, logistics as well as information and technology. GS1 Hong Kong continually enhances and rolls out new services and solutions to help our corporate members to embrace new realities, new challenges, and new opportunities.


For more information about GS1 Hong Kong, please visit www.gs1hk.org.

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