Prof. John Manners-Bell

Prof. John Manners-Bell

Chief Executive, Ti Insight
United Kingdom

A seasoned analyst and industry practitioner, Prof. John Manners-Bell has been observing and writing on international supply chains for over 35 years. He has published five books dealing with issues such as the development of Emerging Markets, risk management, ethical and societal challenges, innovation and disruption. His sixth book, The Death of Globalisation, published by Sea Pen Books, provides insights into a world characterised by volatility and uncertainty, critical reading for anyone needing to understand the seismic changes which are being driven by a new world order. 

John is Founder and CEO of the Foundation for Future Supply Chain, Chief Executive of Ti, Honorary Visiting Professor at the London Metropolitan University’s Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law and adviser to the World Economic Forum.

He has over 35 years’ experience working in and analysing the global logistics sector. John started his working life as an operations manager of a logistics company based in the UK. Prior to establishing Ti in 2002, he worked as an analyst in consultancies specialising in international trade, transport and logistics. He also spent a number of years as a manager of UPS, in a strategic marketing and communications role. John holds an MSc in Transport Planning and Management from University of Westminster and is an Associate of King’s College London where he studied Classics and Theology.

He is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and former Chair of the Supply Chain and Logistics Global Advisory Council of the World Economic Forum.  He has also advised the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy and Transport. He has written five other books on the industry – ‘Global Logistics Strategies: Delivering the Goods’, ‘Supply Chain Risk: Understanding Emerging Threats to Global Supply Chains’ and ‘Logistics and Supply Chains in Emerging Markets’, published by Kogan Page.