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SCF Corporate Event Italy

Our SCF Corporate Event Milan, Italy held in collaboration with the Osservatorio Supply Chain Finance, Milan took place on the 6th of October.

This event was a corporate-only event. It was limited to corporates and partners of the SCF Community and the Supply Chain Finance Observatory, Milan.

You can learn more about the event here:

International Workshop of Supply Chain Finance Observatory, research edition 2022-2023 (

We got together to learn about the latest discoveries in the field of Supply chain finance and the associated technologies. Fellow corporates presented innovative business cases and participants learned about the newest developments from leading researchers and academics while having the chance to network with the best in the industry.


Martin Schlageter

Martin Schlageter joined the German entity of the Roche Group as Head of Treasury in 1993. In 1998 he became European Head of Cash & Credit Management in Switzerland for the Vitamins Division where he built up a Shared Service Center in this area. After the divestment of the Vitamins Division in 2004, he joined Roche’s Group Treasury as Head of Treasury Operations implementing & running Roche’s In-house bank (IHB). Since 2011 Roche Procurement & Roche’s IHB has run Supplier Financing programs on 4 continents. Before joining Roche he worked for several years in foreign exchange trading in Frankfurt, Singapore, and Paris. M. Schlageter holds a degree from the University of Applied Sciences, Rendsburg (Germany).

Stephen Wilckens

Stephan joined Roche in 2000 within the Direct Materials procurement area and spent 19 out of his 23 years of service for Roche within Direct Materials with growing responsibilities. In 2019, Stephan left the Direct Materials procurement space as Head of Direct Materials Procurement for the Pharma Division at Roche and took over the role as Head Portfolio, Performance and Resource Management within Global Procurement.  Beside this, Stephan is sponsoring the Accounts Payable (AP) related efforts within Global Procurement in close collaboration with Roche Group Treasury.

Alessandro Camporeale

Alessandro Camporeale is curently the CPO at DENSO and has worked in Procurement for over 20 years. He has worked largely in the chemicals and raw material industries. In the past Mr. Camporeale has worked for Bridgestone as well as Whirlpool in procurement.

Antonietta Valentino

Antonietta Valentino is the Senior Financial Controller Procurement at Whirlpool Corporation. She has worked in Sourcing, Procurement and Finance for over 20 years.

Her focus is largely based on Supplier Risk Management.

Michiel Steeman

Michiel Steeman was selected in 2013 as the inaugural holder of the Supply Chain Finance Professorship at the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. He is also the founder and chairman of the Supply Chain Finance Community that has already brought together over 30 leading business schools from more than 20 countries around the world who actively collaborate with companies, banks and governments in the developing field of Supply Chain Finance.

Federico Caniato

Federico Caniato is the Director of the Osservatorio Supply Chain Finance, Milan and has been working in Supply Chain Research for over 20 years.

He is a Professor of Supply Chain Finance at the Politecnico di Milano Institute and his research focuses largely on new forms of SCF.

Antonella Moretto

Antonella Moretto is an Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano and the Associate Dean for Open Programs at the Polimi Graduate School of Management.

Her research and teaching focuses on Supplier Relationship Management and Innovation for Sustainability and spans over 10 years. She is also a Member of the Executive Commitee at IPSERA.


Politecnico de Milano, Milan, Italy