CHANGING THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING
LEADING THE WORLD IN
Supply chain excellence
Advanced data & logistics
Hear from the experts
Head of Manufacturing & OXAGON CEO
Can you explain where manufacturing sits in the grand vision for NEOM and NEOM Industrial City, and how integral it is to the project’s success?
You talk about advanced and clean manufacturing, what is that?
This sounds like a huge challenge, can you please explain what this would look like from the ground up?
What is the legacy you want to leave for future generations?
Is there a common misconception people have about NEOM?
What is daily life like in the NEOM community right now?
The pull of NEOM as an undertaking is clear, but what was the clincher for you to join the project here in Saudi Arabia?
Like nowhere else on earth, this pioneering cognitive city is a place where businesses, industries and lives are built.
It will be home to the most forward thinking and visionary companies. Forget what you know about the polluted and congested industrial ports of the past, this is a giant leap forwards – breathing new life into manufacturing. Seamlessly integrating nature with technology, it will be the launchpad where moonshots become reality. The setting for leaders and their teams to push beyond traditional boundaries. And the blueprint for the future of work, living and sustainability. If you are an innovator at a game-changing company, this is the community you should be a part of. It is time to pivot beyond the norms. Let’s change the optic on work and life together.
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Our goals & objectives
Lead the transformation toward industry 4.0
NEOM will offer the world's first fully integrated physical and digital port and supply chain network enabling manufacturers full transparency of the end-to-end value chain - taking the adoption of Industry 4.0 to a new level.
Build a circular carbon economy
By encouraging the transition to green product design and production technologies, NEOM shows leadership in achieving a higher, cleaner standard for manufacturing. The focus is on building sustainable but profitable manufacturing industries to transform NEOM into an environmentally conscious place through and through.
Creation of advanced workforce with a focus on tomorrow's needs
Qualified human labour can bring opportunities for businesses, the economy and society. NEOM will provide the necessary technical skills development to ensure implementation of advanced manufacturing, while also upskilling workers and expanding the employment market.
Promote an industrial breakthrough through innovation
NEOM will build a cutting edge research and innovation campus, pushing the boundaries of advanced products and processes to accelerate technology adoption by anticipating the future - catalyzing on a radical shift to smart manufacturing.
NEOM rallied a community of experts and leaders in sustainable and future-forward manufacturing to build a campus focused on innovation in Industry 4.0, circular economy and talent development.
Head of Manufacturing & OXAGON CEO
Vishal Wanchoo is managing the world’s first fully-integrated physical and digital supply chain at NEOM. During his 40-year career, he held executive leadership positions at General Electric. He has contributed to growing businesses across numerous sectors including healthcare, energy and aviation.
Industrial Innovation Director
Lisa Norcross has 26 years of experience in operations, leadership and transformation across Europe, the US and Asia. She previously worked for E.ON, McKinsey and Ford. She is establishing a research and innovation campus for developing industrial businesses at OXAGON – from labs through to market.
Advanced Manufacturing & Innovation Director
Mark Hallum is responsible for the creation of NEOM’s advanced manufacturing. Having led multiple projects across the automotive, aerospace, technology and banking sectors in several international markets – he has worked at companies including Volvo and McKinsey & Company.
Corporate Development Director
Joshua Steiner is responsible for development – attracting investors, residents and visitors to OXAGON. He previously worked as an equity partner for EY Switzerland, and also for Deloitte in Europe, the US, Asia, and the ME – across the automotive, manufacturing, life sciences and consumer sectors.
Head of International Manufacturing Investor Attraction
Jakob Olsson is responsible for attracting international manufacturing companies to NEOM. He has had a career spanning three continents with commercial roles within the automotive industry – including at Volvo Cars and Mercedes-Benz – in Sweden, the US and China.
Head of Industrial Investments and Funding
In a career stretching across 18 years, Fahad Alnuhait has led investment companies the world over. He has built an expansive network of senior contacts throughout the world of finance – lending his expertise to firms like International Finance Corporation, Dussur and Kuwait Investment Authority.