Soraya Karimi-Ghovanlou

Supply Chain Director

Soraya is an experienced Supply Chain professional who has worked within ambient, chilled and frozen manufacturing from drinks and ready meals to poultry and pork production and farming across the world.

Soraya has spent the last 11 years working her way up from a Production Operator role within Britvic Soft Drinks to Supply Chain Director at Smithfield Foods at only 31 years old, becoming the only female and youngest director of the company. Soraya has implemented many out-of-the-box ideas to improve and manage worldwide distribution and cost efficiency within the supply network, maintaining high levels of service to all customers from retailers, wholesalers and traders.

Soraya is an advocate for more women to progress within manufacturing and supply chain, and how everyone can achieve their potential with the correct methodology; providing support and advice for anyone looking to improve on their current career path.