Speaker of Supply Chain Indonesia

6 - 7 Aug 2019

Jakarta, Indonesia
James Blewman

James Blewman

International Supply Chain Consultant

Originally from New Zealand, James has spent over 23 year’s living abroad in the Far East, South Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe.

He has over 15 years of liner shipping, container terminal and logistics experience in numerous senior management roles, both locally and in regional covering operations, commercial, marketing, project management, and country management.

His career started with P&O Containers in Singapore, and following the merger with Nedlloyd in 1997 worked for P&O Nedlloyd in Dubai as Regional Operations Manager - Gulf, and the Owners Representative in Sri Lanka.

After 10 years in the shipping industry he joined DP World working in Jeddah as Commercial & Marketing Manager. Thereafter he joined Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) in 2005, and after several project management roles in Tanzania & Netherlands, he was seconded to Sultanate of Oman in 2006 as Operations Manager responsible for setting up and establishing a new container terminal. In 2007 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer for their container terminal in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

James has been residing in Jakarta since 2013 undertaking various consultancy and project management roles, as well as advising start-ups. Most recently he was Supply Chain Excellence Advisor for Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food.

James is married to an Indonesian and has twin boys. In his spare time, he is an avid reader, passionate about Rugby, close follower of current affairs & politics, and enjoys working out. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies at Massey University, New Zealand.