Speaker profile

Kai Timmermann

COO - Prompt

Kai Timmermann, now Chief Operating Officer at Prompt, is a thirty-year veteran in supply chain with a successful track record of creating high performance organizations. Over the past twenty years, Kai has served COO and CIO roles simultaneously at The Gilbert Company and Toll Global Forwarding and, most recently, in a similar capacity at O’Neill Logistics and Performance Team (acquired by Maersk). He started his career at P&O Nedlloyd before providing strategy consulting for a range of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, and pharmaceuticals.Kai is considered by colleagues and customers as both a strategic thought leader and an experienced and successful operator, applying a practical view of technology trends, achieving operational excellence, understanding of market changes and identifying what’s essential. He’s the author of two books: “Deliberate Performance” focuses on the attributes and drivers of business performance; “Forward” outlines economic and political themes and vectors for consideration. Kai holds a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA in Economics and Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business.