q Jay Koganti - Business Reporter

Jay has more than 24 years of experience in leading and transforming complex Supply Chains. His core focus remains in developing global supply chain strategies, solving complex Supply Chain problems by leveraging the cutting-edge Technology Innovations with Process excellence and a value creation mindset.

Jay is a highly motivated Supply Chain transformation and operational Leader with experience in Consumer Goods Supply Chains. Including 12 years in leading Supply Chain planning, Distribution, Integrated Business Planning, Supply Chain Analytics & Intelligence, and execution transformations for fortune 100 companies, eight years in tier-one consulting firms in building Supply Chain strategy, Process and Business transformation consulting, and six years of operational experience in procurement, Inventory management and shop floor supervision.

Jay worked and transitioned back and forth between consulting and Industry to deepen his practitioner’s mindset during his career.

In his current role, Jay leads End to End planning Transformation for Estee Lauder companies to create a next-generation Enterprise planning capabilities and Operating model to support the growth and value creation. Jay spent the last 13 years with Estee Lauder companies in various Supply Chain Transform and operational roles. In his previous consulting role, Jay worked with Deloitte Consulting for four years as Senior Manager in their NYC consulting practice focusing on Consumer Business enterprises.

Jay has a BS in Metallurgical Engineering and APICS certified, and attended multiple Executive Education programs.

On the Personal front, Living and working in Asia, Europe, and North America enabled Jay to appreciate the complexity of Global Supply Chain Ecosystems deeply and thrive in diverse cultural settings, and appreciation for simplicity behind the ever-complex world, the Interdependency of Global Ecosystems, and the oneness of diverse cultures and traditions.

In Jay’s spare time, Besides being an avid reader about changing technologies and ancient wisdom cultures, He dabbles in writing about spiritual reckoning. Advocates technology to improve the state of affairs in the Supply Chains and global ecological systems and strive to cultivate mindful living by practicing the contemplative traditions of yoga and meditation.