Australasian Supply Chain Institute announces Alexandra Riha as President and Chair of the Board

Sydney: 19 December 2019Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) has appointed Alexandra Riha as President and Chair of the Board of Directors

Alexandra Riha has previously served as Vice President and Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors. Alexandra brings 25 years’ experience building supply chains across Europe, Asia and Australia to make them more efficient and commercially viable.  Alexandra is currently the Regional Head Supply Network Operations for Asia Pacific for Merck Healthcare. Starting off her career on a pharmaceutical manufacturing site in Austria, Alexandra has acquired broad knowledge along the end to end process working with manufacturers, suppliers, regulators, distributors and commercial partners. 

According to the outgoing ASCI President, Henry Brunekreef,  “Alexandra is a strong leader who is not only passionate about supply chain but has proven her dedication to the ASCI community; our members and the Professional Accreditation Scheme, which is at the heart of our mission to professionalise supply chain management.” 

The Board has also appointed Michael Harich as a new Director. Michael is an experienced supply chain and logistics executive who specialises in end-to-end supply chain solutions, omni-channel distribution projects and reverse logistics covering different industries. With exposure to diverse industries including Consumer Electronics, FMCG, Automotive, Industrial and Healthcare, he has successfully implemented various projects to drive significant business improvement in Australia, Europe and Asia. Over the years, he has held a number of senior management roles including as Vice President for contract logistics ANZ.

Michael is a respected leader who is known for developing strong teams to grow profitable business and for being passionate about improving customer experience through innovation, operational excellence and automation.


Alexandra said, “I would like to thank Henry Brunekreef for his leadership and service to the ASCI Community. I am grateful to the Board for entrusting me with this responsibility and opportunity to work with a strong and passionate team. 

“I look forward to working with the ASCI Board, the National Office and the State Chapter Presidents to deliver greater value to Australasian businesses and the supply chain community in the new year.  I wish the ASCI Team, our members, sponsors and industry partners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." 




About Australasian Supply Chain Institute


Established in Australia in 1963 as a not for profit organisation, apicsAU, now trading as Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI), facilitates and enables the development and professionalisation of the Australasian Professional Supply Chain Community. ASCI, are developing a framework to both register supply chain professionals under Federal Government legislation and register industry practitioners under ASCI accreditation.  ASCI provides formal education programs, site visits, research, industry presentations and peer learning to its members with a range of opportunities to enrich and grow professional supply chain performance and competence. ASCI is a Premier Channel Partner of APICS and offers APICS certification programs in Australia, as well as other international supply chain management certifications, including ISM and DDI. ASCI membership is available to individuals and provides access to educational programs, a network of industry professionals, real-world learning opportunities, resources and social media networks.

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