Spring DLS Kicks Off Feb. 23 with Global Supply Chain Panel

Published on February 10, 2012

Industry Experts to Discuss the Global Energy Supply Chain

In what promises to be a dynamic discussion, oil and gas industry experts will weigh in on issues of health, safety and the environment during the Distinguished Leaders Series on Feb. 23 at the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business.

This installment of the Distinguished Leaders Series — titled a “The Global Energy Supply Chain: The Complicated Interface with Health, Safety and Environment” — begins with a 5 p.m. reception, followed by the panel discussion at 6 p.m. in Cemo Hall, Stubblefield Auditorium.

On the panel are Phil Teijeira, global head of procurement and sourcing for Schlumberger; Jerry Randall, regional procurement manager—Houston Subsea, FMC Technologies; and Nils Svanberg, global contracts manager for ConocoPhillips.

Sponsored by AGL Resources and their Houston-based energy companies, the Distinguished Leaders Series was launched in 2002 with Charles T. “Ted” Bauer, founder and retired chairman of AIM Management Group. The series serves as a forum to connect students with professionals, most recently with those who are in leadership positions in the energy industry. To register for the Feb. 23 Distinguished Leaders Series, click here.

Phil Teijeira
Global Head of Procurement

Phil Teijeira is the global head of procurement and sourcing for Schlumberger, the world’s leading oilfield services company supplying technology that optimizes reservoir performance for customers working in the oil and gas industry. In his current role, Teijeira is responsible for procuring products and services at the lowest total cost of ownership for the enterprise’s complex portfolio.

Before assuming his current role in July 2011, Teijeira was responsible for North America Supply Chain, managing a team responsible for the onshore and offshore supply chains.  Prior to his role in North America, Teijeira was North Africa GeoMarket Supply Chain Manager based in Algeria. In a series of earlier assignments, Teijeira was Supply Manager for the U.S. Land and Offshore (Gulf Coast) divisions of Schlumberger, and Product and Service Manager for SchlumbergerSema. Teijeira started his career at Schlumberger in 2000 in the company’s Metering Division (Resource Management Services), in Atlanta.

Teijeira received his Master of Science in International Management from the University of Sherbrooke (Canada).

Jerry Randall
Regional Procurement Manager— Houston Subsea
FMC Technologies

Jerry Randall

Jerry Randall is the regional procurement manager for Houston Subsea at FMC Technologies, a leading global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry, that designs, manufactures and services technologically sophisticated systems and products for the oil and gas industry.

Before assuming his current role, Randall has worked with FMC Technologies for seven years with responsibilities ranging from Manager for Sourcing and Procurement in Kongsberg, Norway and as a Supply Chain Manager for Houston OEM Controls. Randall has done additional sourcing assignments with Microsoft and St. Paul Travelers.

Randall is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and former Marine Corps Officer.

Nils Svanberg
Global Contracts Manager

Nils Svanberg

Nils Svanberg has held key positions within Finance, Commercial and General Management in several locations including UK, US and the Middle East before taking up his first Supply Chain position in Upstream Europe in 2003.  Svanberg took his current position as Global Contracting Manager for ConocoPhillips in August 2011.

Since 2003, Svanberg has been a proponent for increasing the commercial and contracting competencies of the Company’s Procurement function.  Svanberg is an advocate for aligning the Supply Chain and overall business objectives, while stressing the strategic importance of the Supply Chain to play an increasingly important role in improving the Company’s operational and safety performance.

Svanberg is a strong advocate of safety and has taken a particularly strong interest in developing methods to evaluate the safe performance of suppliers and understanding the relationship between safety and overall performance of a supplier through actively managing the contractual relationship with the supplier.

Svanberg joined ConocoPhillips in Stavanger in June 1982, after obtaining an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics and Administration.

By Wendell Brock

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