Kievan Zokaei – Partner & Head of Lean & Green Practice

Keivan is a lean thinking expert, consultant and a published author. Keivan regularly advises C-suite executives at global companies and has led transformation projects in Service, FMCG and Manufacturing industries working with organisations such as ASSA ABLOY, Welsh Water, Wartsila, Unilever, Marks & Spencer, TESCO, WalMart, MARS, Sainsbury’s, Scottish Government, and Imperial Tobacco.

Keivan was also an advisor to the Auditor General in Wales on how to cut costs and improve public services as well as publishing several key reports commissioned by various European governments or industrial bodies. He is a winner of the prestigious Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award.

He has 15 years of experience at the cutting edge of lean thinking specializing in operations and supply chain management. Previously Keivan was a director at the Lean Enterprise Research Centre of Cardiff University which was a birthplace of “lean”. He is a regular keynote speaker and also engages with executives through media including appearances in Guardian, BBC and Huffington Post.