Board Nominations


Nominee applications for the Alberta Institute Board of Directors are now closed. 

Join us in electing our new Board members. If you have any questions please contact us at 

Learn how Supply Chain Canada, Alberta Institute is ensuring that the needs of our members are being met. Join us for our next AGM. 


November 18, 2021
Event starts at 10 AM MST

In-person registration begins 9:30 AM MST

Chateau Louis
Hotel & Conference Centre
11727 Kingsway NW
Edmonton AB T5G 3A1


Navin Kumar Bhatia, MBA, SCMP, Buyer, Enbridge

Navin BhatiaThe underlying reasons for me to be interested in being part of the SCMA Alberta board is to help my fellow Supply Chain Professionals and my passion that I bring to the organization to serve wholeheartedly. This is also be a new avenue for me to learn fantastic new people skills and network with fellow professionals. It’s an invigorating and dynamic role, which puts one at the very heart of a noble endeavor and its ground work, liaising with a team of like-minded people. As such, everything the board does needs to be tactful and considerate of a range of backgrounds, cultures and beliefs.

I believe diversity is so important across the sector—and diversity starts at the board level. It allows for fresher ideas and new perspectives. It will allow me to have a valuable seat behind the wheel of an exciting organization and will play a key role in strategizing.

Procurement professional with 15 years of experience in Telco, Computer peripherals and Oil & Gas, specializing in Buying, Contract Management, Negotiations, RFx documentation, Vendor development and relationship management.

Jeremy Garton, MBA, SCMP, Academic Chair, SCM & Econ, SAIT School of Business

Jeremy GartonFrom selling groceries in the near arctic, to manufacturing electronics in Ontario to moving flat packs with IKEA, Jeremy’s career has been defined by supply chains. In his 20+ years in the industry, change has been the only constant. Adapting to that change has been a true positive challenge, with many mentors in the association who helped along the way.

Currently, Jeremy is the Academic Chair, Supply Chain Management & Economics at the SAIT School of Business. He holds a Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management from McMaster University and he is also a SCMP graduate (2018).

Most recently, Jeremy and has been exploring the gap between industry needs vs. workforce availability, along with the rise of robotic process automation(RPA)and their potential application(s) to people in the supply chain industry.

Gautier Djeukam Mbouendeu, MEcon, MPM, SCMP, Asst Team Lead, Ops Mgmt, Princess Auto

Gautier Djeukam MbouendeuGautier Djeukam Mbouendeu totalizes more than 10 years of experience in supply chain. He has occupied different functions in his carrier: Assistant Team Leader – Operations management, Distribution planner, Inventory auditor, Procurement specialist and project management consultant.

Since 2007, he has been volunteering with various non-for-profit organizations in Africa and in Canada. He has been serving on the current Board of Directors of our AB institute since 2019.

His current position as an Assistant Team Leader (Operations Management) is with Princess Auto Ltd. Princess Auto Ltd is a retail company with 50 stores across Canada, 3 Distribution Centers and a National call center.

With a SCMP Designation, a Master’s degree in project management and a Master’s degree in Economics, Gautier Djeukam Mbouendeu has been part of the current Board of Directors who has been working hard to significantly improve our AB membership value. He is looking forward to continuing that task with the future Board.

Alexander Sergeev, FCIPS, CIPS, Director SCM Process & Performance, Cenovus Energy

Alexander SergeevAlexander is an energetic and passionate Supply Chain professional with ~20 years of diverse international experience in Oil & Gas sector with deep commercial skills and a track record of delivery in various supply chain roles and various jurisdictions. He is a passionate people-focused leader with 10+ years of experience leading diverse multicultural teams to the exceptional performance.

Alexander is a forward-looking proponent of new digital SCM technology and tools as enablers to make supply chain a competitive differentiator for the business. He is commercially savvy, results-driven with a proven record of defining and managing the implementation of complex supply chain strategies, strong alignment with the business and providing significant organizational, process and financial benefits. Alexander is passionate speaker and communicator.

Alexander was born in Russia in 1981. After graduating with Highest Honors from Russian State University of Trade and Economics in 2003 with a degree in Commercial Law Alexander joined Royal Dutch Shell joint venture in Russia in the Contracting & Procurement team.

In September 2009 he joined Shell International and held various Supply Chain leadership positions in The Netherlands, Canada, USA. In July 2015 Alexander immigrated to Canada and held roles in Shell Canada as Materials Management Manager for Americas, Supply Chain Transformation Lead for Contracting and Procurement program, and General Manager Contracting & Procurement Oil Sands business.

In July 2017 he joined Husky Energy as Director Supply Chain Operations. In January 2021 Alexander was appointed Director Supply Chain Management Process & Performance at Cenovus Energy.Alexander is a member of Supply Chain Canada since 2015 and holds SCMP professional designation.

Alexander is a Fellow member (FCIPS) and holds chartered professional status from Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) in the UK since 2009.
Alexander lives in Calgary and he is married and has two children. He enjoys sports and travel with the family in his spare time.

Madhukar Sharma, BTech, MBA, SCMP, Procurement Supervisor, Alstom

Madhukar SharmaMadhukar Sharma is passionate about supply chain and believes it will be recognized even more to drive economic growth not just for any organization but for the nation.

Madhukar Sharma is a strategic supply chain professional with 9+ years of experience in supply chain. He is currently head of procurement for TransEd LRT project in Edmonton responsible for oversight and execution of sophisticated new LRT line procurement goods and service’s needs.

Before assuming the job at TransEd, Madhukar worked for John Deere as a Senior Supply Chain Specialist for 3.5 years. He was responsible for end to end procurement for direct and indirect goods and service for Edmonton factory. He was responsible for managing and developing relationship with suppliers all over the world and exceled despite supply shortages due to pandemic.

Prior to joining John Deere, Madhukar was senior buyer with StreamFlo Group in Edmonton for 5+ years. He started as a buyer for R&D department and gradually more responsibility was added such as aftermarket services, global sourcing and working with complex projects by collaborating with inter departmental teams.

Madhukar is currently pursuing his MBA from Athabasca University. He holds an SCMP designation and has a bachelor’s degree in Technology Management from NAIT and an Electronics Engineering Diploma. He considers himself as a lifelong learner and have a growth mindset.

Away from work, he likes spending time with his family and watching sports and documentaries.

Kyla Spak, BComm, SCMP, Contracts & Asset Mgmt, Tundra Process Solutions

Kyla SpakHaving grown up in Saskatchewan, I looked forward to someday moving to the “big city”. After high school, I packed up my car and headed west to Alberta to attend the University of Alberta. There were so many new places and things to explore which suited my curious nature.

After finishing my Bachelor of Commerce, I was anxious to begin my career with global manufacturer, LafargeHolcim, in Calgary. Several great mentors shared their passion for supply chain and I soon realized that a career in supply chain meant that an entire array of opportunities were available for me to take advantage of. I have since spent many years in the manufacturing sector and have even briefly dipped my toes in the public sector. Currently I am working in the distribution world and have continued to build upon my skill set. Throughout all of my experience I have worked in procurement, logistics & warehousing, contract negotiation & inventory management.

As for my personal life, I currently reside in Calgary with my husband and two daughters. We are pet lovers that love to entertain, travel, and spend time with family & friends. In my spare time I enjoy baking, reading non-fiction books, camping, and tackling DIY projects at home.


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