Martyn Lawns

Regional Vice President European Operations - Industrial Projects DHL Global Forwarding

Martyn Lawns BEng, MCIPS is an Honours Degree Qualified Chemical Engineer, with over 20 years’ experience in procurement and supply chain. 

Before joining DHL, Martyn led Regional procurement teams in the US, Canada, Europe and Africa, and was formally the Vice President & General Manager Procurement North America and Europe & West Africa for Mining Multi-national Rio Tinto with responsibility for managing over 20 operating sites in 13 countries with 300 logistics and supply chain staff.

Since joining DHL in July 2014 as the Global Head for Mining Sector, Martyn has held a number of roles within Industrial Projects such as Global Head of Business Development for DHL Industrial Projects, where he led the team of Global Sector Heads focusing on our industry vertical from Renewable Energy to International Oil Companies and indirectly led our Global Sales team with over 100 field sales reps across 45 countries. 

Martyn has then been promoted to the position of Regional VP European Operations, overlooking business development and projects operations within European region. He is a part of the Senior Management team, and is also the Executive Sponsor for the Global Wind team, our Competence Centre for renewables projects. 

Martyn is passionate about innovative solutions and accessing new technology for our customers as they execute their projects, he prides himself with a customer centric approach and solution-oriented, entrepreneurial mind-set. 


Event Programme Sessions

Global Energy Transition and the Supply Chain

The present geopolitical situation causes the transition to greener energy to gain even further momentum as energy supply needs to be balanced with energy security. The EU, other regions, and individual countries are simultaneously restarting the economy after the global pandemic and green investment as well as incentives for renewable energy are key components of the stimulus packages. Many European countries are investing into renewables at an unprecedented level, and they are more interested than ever in the supply chain aspect. This session will examine the opportunities these factors generate for the transport and logistics industry.  

Wednesday 18 May 15:30 - 16:15 Room 1

Add to calendar 05/18/2022 15:30 05/18/2022 16:15 Global Energy Transition and the Supply Chain The present geopolitical situation causes the transition to greener energy to gain even further momentum as energy supply needs to be balanced with energy security. The EU, other regions, and individual countries are simultaneously restarting the economy after the global pandemic and green investment as well as incentives for renewable energy are key components of the stimulus packages. Many European countries are investing into renewables at an unprecedented level, and they are more interested than ever in the supply chain aspect. This session will examine the opportunities these factors generate for the transport and logistics industry.   Breakbulk Main Stage, Hall 2