date: May 9, 2022

Frank Waechter (Puma) and Christiaan de Goeij (Windesheim University of Applied Sciences) discuss with Luca Gelsomino (SCF Community) the aspect of sustainability in relation to supply chain finance, among them the challenges and opportunities in their experiences. They touched upon the importance of adopting supply chain finance, incorporating SMEs and other suppliers, and realising the best solutions for both buyer and suppliers especially from a sustainability perspective.
Luca Gelsomino
Academic Director, Supply Chain Finance Community

Luca Gelsomino is an Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen and the Academic Director of the SCF Community. In this role, he oversees the Community’s research projects, international network and publication strategy.

His teaching interests include supply chain management, financial analysis and Supply Chain Finance. He holds a Ph.D. with merit from the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano (Italy), on the topic of measuring the financial performance of supply chains. While working for the School of Management, he directed the School’s permanent research program on Supply Chain Finance. His research focuses on the relationship between physical and financial supply chains.


Frank Waechter
Global Director Treasury & Insurance, Puma Group

Frank Waechter has been working at Puma for over 11 years mainly in Treasury and Insurance. He has worked specifically in Treasury f0r over 17 years and is one of the leaders in his field. He is passionate in the use of finance to improve sustainability in the supply chain. He has worked closely with large and small stakeholders to increase sustainability in the PUMA supply chain, and he understands the importance of adopting more SMEs into the chain.

Christiaan de Goeij
Researcher and Lecturer at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences

Christiaan de Goeij has been a researcher at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences for over 8 years. His research is focused on SMEs and has worked on order-to-cash, SME adoption, supply chain risk management and the use of blockchain and its effects on SMEs. He also has a background in planning and logistics.

Christian holds a PhD. from Politecnico de Milano with a ‘cum laude’ distinction and won the IPSERA 2022 award for ‘Best doctoral thesis in Purchasing & Supply Management.’ He has succesfully  authored 15+ subsidy plans. Apart from his research, Christiaan also enjoys teaching in the field of Supply Chain Finance.