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Debbie Tagg

Chief Operating Officer

Commerce Edge (PTy) Ltd.

 

 
Debbie joined Commerce Edge Pty(Ltd) as COO, over 5 years ago, following her time as Managing Director for an international B2B Media and training company. Joining Commerce Edge, a long standing organisation which focuses ‘delivers competence’ to the procurement and supply chain industry through World-Class Procurement and Supply Chain Optimisation, Education and Training was a perfect fit. She has a keen focus on the SmartProcurement platforms within the company. 

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Dennis Mlambo

Group Supply Chain Executive

Denel Group
 

Dennis Mandla Mlambo was appointed Group Supply Chain Executive for the Denel Group in August 2012. He has been in this position since then. Prior to his appointment he was Business Performance and Corporate Governance Executive at Denel Dynamics, which at the time was the biggest Division in the Group. He also had a stint at Alcatel SA as the Executive responsible for Management Systems, Customer Service and Transformation. Other successful companies he worked for at Executive / Senior Management level include BMW, SAB and Osram Lamps. His qualifications include a BComm Degree, a Diploma in Production Management, Quality, Health and Risk Management as well as a being a Certified Balanced Scorecard Specialist.

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Freddie Swart

Manager: Strategy Governance, Compliance & ESD

ArcelorMittal South Africa

Freddie Swart, head of procurement strategy, governance and compliance for ArcelorMittal South Africa, has over 22 years of experience within a procurement and supply chain management environment. His portfolio and current focus includes the implementation of effective procurement strategies, policies and procedures; enabling systems and processes; as well as enterprise and supplier development initiatives

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Hugo Du Rand

Head - Group Supply Chain

Scaw Metals SA (Pty) Ltd

Hugo holds a BBA (Milpark Business School), BCom Honors (RAU), MCom (UJ), MCIPS (CIPS) and FCIPS (CIPS). He has held various senior positions in Strategic Sourcing and has been able to expand his expertise into the field of Supply Chain, where he currently holds a position as Head of Group Supply Chain. Hugo chooses to base his life on a set of values that he treasures and live up to. He is seen as a leader that can enthuse and motivate others through their vision as well as to strive for their self-development and self-improvement. He seeks purpose in all that he does and adds purpose where he can.

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Mediacy Mudekwa,

Head of Content

Smart Procurement World


Mediacy is a strategic business process analyst and evaluator responsible for identifying business needs and applying solutions aligned with the overall direction and objectives of companies. As Head of Content for Smart Procurement World, Mediacy drives the most definitive Procurement and Supply chain agenda in Africa. Skilled in applying various research methodologies, he develops and implement critical business solutions through information gathering, synthesis and review. Mediacy secures and allocate resources, manage implementation of new research findings and facilitates systems and process thinking to encourage dynamism in strategy execution. 

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Patience Phiri

Commercial Manager

Smart Procurement World

 

 
Patience Phiri developed an interest in Sales and business relationship building in the Conferencing Industry 14 years ago. Having experience working with the South African and West African markets she went on to work and live in the Middle East for 5 years. She continues to administer Key accounts, Sales, marketing and other business development methods.

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Sibongile Shongwe

Chief Procurement Officer

Airports Company of SA

 
Sibongile has vast experience in Supply Chain Management combined with Finance and Management Accounting. She has experience in category management, strategic sourcing, procurement, foreign exchange, supply chain risk and governance, restructuring and business operating models, ERP systems and auditing. She is also experienced in transformation relating to socio-economic development, B-BBEE, Preferential Procurement, Community Skills Development, Enterprise and Supplier Development. She is currently serving on the board of the South African Supplier Diversity Council and as an executive member for SOEPF.

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Debbie Tagg

Chief Operating Officer

Commerce Edge (PTy) Ltd.

 

 
Debbie joined Commerce Edge Pty(Ltd) as COO, over 5 years ago, following her time as Managing Director for an international B2B Media and training company. Joining Commerce Edge, a long standing organisation which focuses ‘delivers competence’ to the procurement and supply chain industry through World-Class Procurement and Supply Chain Optimisation, Education and Training was a perfect fit. She has a keen focus on the SmartProcurement platforms within the company. 

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Dennis Mlambo

Group Supply Chain Executive

Denel Group
 

Dennis Mandla Mlambo was appointed Group Supply Chain Executive for the Denel Group in August 2012. He has been in this position since then. Prior to his appointment he was Business Performance and Corporate Governance Executive at Denel Dynamics, which at the time was the biggest Division in the Group. He also had a stint at Alcatel SA as the Executive responsible for Management Systems, Customer Service and Transformation. Other successful companies he worked for at Executive / Senior Management level include BMW, SAB and Osram Lamps. His qualifications include a BComm Degree, a Diploma in Production Management, Quality, Health and Risk Management as well as a being a Certified Balanced Scorecard Specialist.

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Freddie Swart

Manager: Strategy Governance, Compliance & ESD

ArcelorMittal South Africa

Freddie Swart, head of procurement strategy, governance and compliance for ArcelorMittal South Africa, has over 22 years of experience within a procurement and supply chain management environment. His portfolio and current focus includes the implementation of effective procurement strategies, policies and procedures; enabling systems and processes; as well as enterprise and supplier development initiatives

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Hugo Du Rand

Head - Group Supply Chain

Scaw Metals SA (Pty) Ltd

Hugo holds a BBA (Milpark Business School), BCom Honors (RAU), MCom (UJ), MCIPS (CIPS) and FCIPS (CIPS). He has held various senior positions in Strategic Sourcing and has been able to expand his expertise into the field of Supply Chain, where he currently holds a position as Head of Group Supply Chain. Hugo chooses to base his life on a set of values that he treasures and live up to. He is seen as a leader that can enthuse and motivate others through their vision as well as to strive for their self-development and self-improvement. He seeks purpose in all that he does and adds purpose where he can.

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Mediacy Mudekwa,

Head of Content

Smart Procurement World


Mediacy is a strategic business process analyst and evaluator responsible for identifying business needs and applying solutions aligned with the overall direction and objectives of companies. As Head of Content for Smart Procurement World, Mediacy drives the most definitive Procurement and Supply chain agenda in Africa. Skilled in applying various research methodologies, he develops and implement critical business solutions through information gathering, synthesis and review. Mediacy secures and allocate resources, manage implementation of new research findings and facilitates systems and process thinking to encourage dynamism in strategy execution. 

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Patience Phiri

Commercial Manager

Smart Procurement World

 

 
Patience Phiri developed an interest in Sales and business relationship building in the Conferencing Industry 14 years ago. Having experience working with the South African and West African markets she went on to work and live in the Middle East for 5 years. She continues to administer Key accounts, Sales, marketing and other business development methods.

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Sibongile Shongwe

Chief Procurement Officer

Airports Company of SA

 
Sibongile has vast experience in Supply Chain Management combined with Finance and Management Accounting. She has experience in category management, strategic sourcing, procurement, foreign exchange, supply chain risk and governance, restructuring and business operating models, ERP systems and auditing. She is also experienced in transformation relating to socio-economic development, B-BBEE, Preferential Procurement, Community Skills Development, Enterprise and Supplier Development. She is currently serving on the board of the South African Supplier Diversity Council and as an executive member for SOEPF.

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