Author Profile

Alan O'Keeffe

Alan O'Keeffe

Sr Director Analyst

2 years at Gartner,  2 years' experience

Location:  Ireland  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Alan O'Keeffe is a Senior Research Director in the Organizational Development team. Alan covers global supply chain organization design, governance, change management, and organization behavior. Using in-depth cross-industry research and insight into trends he provides advice to supply chain leaders on how best to engage people and organizations to address the growing complexity of 21st century supply chains.


Previous Experience

Mr. O'Keeffe has more than 20 years of Supply Chain experience, with six years in head of function roles including logistics, customs and physical supply chain, and four years in supply chain consultancy specializing in strategic network optimization. These roles have covered a range of sectors including technology, FMCG and mining, with global, regional and national scope. He provides key insights into organizational develop, design & governance.

Professional Background

  • Anglo American Mining Corporation, Head of Physical Supply Chain, 5 years
  • DHL, Senior Expert Supply Chain Optimization, Strategic Logistics Consulting, 4 years
  • Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Head of Logistics/Senior Customs & Trade Lead, 2 years


  • MSc Supply Chain Management