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Adv. Thandi Sabelo

Head: Supply Chain Management

Transnet Port Terminals

Ms Sabelo holds a post graduate Law degree and Diploma in Supply Chain Management. She is an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. She has held Legal Advisor positions at the Office of the Public Protector and KZN Provincial Treasury where she received the "Woman of the Year Award".
Advocate Sabelo has held Senior Manager positions in the Supply Chain Management space for more than 10 years. She is currently an EXCO member at Transnet Port Terminals as Head of Supply Chain Management.

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Andre Petersen

Deputy Head: Supply Chain Management: Policy & Support Services

eThekwini Municipality

Andre is the Head Supply Chain Management at eThekwini Municipality.
The Municipality is proud of having one of the best service delivery programmes in Africa, as well as being used as a financial model for financial governance. When it comes to revenue collection, percentages are sitting at a record high of 100.3% and an extraordinary capital spend of 97.6%. The City has maintained its proud record of always receiving unqualified audit reports which strengthens its vision of receiving clean audit reports.

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Andries Louw

Chief Director Transversal Internal Audit Services, Risk Management and Forensic Audit

Eastern Cape Department of Provincial Treasury

Andries Louw: Chief Director: Eastern Cape Provincial Treasury Supply Chain Management Office (SCMO) - He has a National Diploma in Telecommunications Technology, B.Com and MBA degrees from the University of Stellenbosch. He is also a qualified Associate General Accountant (SAICA) and completed his TOPP articles in Telkom in 2002. He has a career that stretches 25 years from managing the outsourcing of numerous divisions in Telkom SA (Ltd), managing the Universal Services and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) and Fund as CFO, to being one of the founding employees of Neotel between 2006 & 2010.
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Cheryl Phillips

Senior Manager: Economic Growth and Tourism

Drakenstein Munucipality

She has 22 years of experience in the implementation of social and economic development
projects in the Public and NGO sectors and has a bachelors' degree from the University of Cape
Town. Her project management skills were further developed while involved in the
implementation of enterprise development projects with the establishment of the Real
Enterprise Development (RED Door) initiatives in the Western Cape Government. She later
specialised in the implementation of strategic tourism projects in 2009 when she was appointed
to head the Tourism Services Agency,which was established as a project management unit at
the official Destination Marketing Organisation of Cape Town and Western Cape, Cape Town
Routes Unlimited.

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Prof. Douglas Boateng

Africa's first ever appointed Professor Extraordinaire for supply and value chain management

Independent Chairman:Public Procurement Authority Ghana

Professor Douglas BOATENG (MSc, EngD, FCILT, FSOE, FIPlantE, FCMI, FIC, FInst.D FIOM FCIPS, FIoD, CDir), Africa's first ever appointed Professor Extraordinaire for supply and value chain management (SBL UNISA), is an International Professional certified Chartered Director, CEO of PanAvest and Partners and an adjunct academic. He is also the Chairperson of the Public Procurement Authority of Ghana the only legislated body in the country task with overseeing public sector procurement in relation to amongst others; value for money, empowerment and industrialization. Independently recognised as one of the vertical specific global strategic thinkers on procurement, governance, logistics, and industrial engineering in the context of supply and value chain management, he continues to play a leading academic and industrial role in supply chain strategy development and implementation, both in Africa, and around the world. Revenues of companies that have directly and indirectly benefited from his expertise ranges from $1m to $40 BILLION USD.

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Ernie Claassen

Facilitator

Commerce edge

Ernest (Ernie) Claassen provides procurement consultancy and training services to various organisations in South Africa. His interests cover various programmes, including developing and facilitating training courses in purchasing management, warehouse management, strategic sourcing and contract management. Prior to consulting Ernie held the position of Contracts & Procurement Manager for the largest oil refinery in the southern hemisphere. He has over 30 years' experience in procurement in the Petrochemicals sector, during which he was responsible for training staff, key suppliers and contractors

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Ian Hendry

Corporate Card Business development

Nedbank Corporate Card

Ian began his working career as a civil engineer designing large industrial plants and later running construction sites. During this period he learned the importance of correct procurement methods and timeous delivery of materials onto the construction site. After completing a management degree, Ian began working for FNB where he was involved in the design of the internal online purchasing systems used to procure everything from operational materials through to assets. Since joining Nedbank over 10 years ago, Ian has become a specialist in corporate card payment solutions best out of their card programs.

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Lionel October

Director General

Department of Trade and Industry


Mr Lionel October was appointed Director-General of the Department of Trade and Industry from 21 April 2011.Lionel October was appointed the Acting Director-General (DG) of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in South Africa on 01 January 2011. Prior to his appointment as DG, he served as the Deputy Director-General (DDG) responsible for the enterprise and economic development portfolio, and served as an Economic and Trade diplomat at the South African Embassy in Brussels from 2007 to 2011. He was instrumental in key trade negotiations with the European Union.

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Lynda Samson

Regional Procurement Manager for KZN and EC regions

South African Revenue Services

Lynda is currently the Regional Procurement Manager for SARS managing the KZN and EC regions, with almost 20 years of exposure in various roles across the Supply Chain Profession. She began in Private Sector Manufacturing and thereafter moved into the Public Sector. Over and above her MCIPs, Lynda has various other management qualifications and is currently studying towards her MBA. Lynda is passionate about the value procurement and supply chain activities play in organisations. She is fervently keen on ensuring and igniting engagements at all levels, to support those needing development through leadership contribution.

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Malcolm Farrell

Director

Supply Chain Network

Malcolm Farrell has a long career in the Procurement discipline, having worked through various buying roles in Anglo American, including business lead to develop the eProcurement strategy at Anglo and Head of procurement at AngloGold, and is currently Group Procurement Director at Group Five and also a director of Supply Chain Network.Malcolm has completed a degree in commerce and a master's thesis in Procurement Strategy.

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Mbulelo Gingcana

Acting Chief Procurement Officer

PRASA


Mbulelo has over 20 years of experience in managing public sector Supply Chain Management. He was instrumental in the migration of procurement from "Paper to Paperless" system. He did a process mapping and system development for Procurement of Goods and Services at SACAA. He is a member of (ACIPS) Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Africa, and has been involved in the Strategic SCM policy and process formulation and reviews at S.A. Civil Aviation Authority. He participated in a team at National Treasury- CPO office on the Review of SCM 2015.

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Nawaaz Kalick (FCIPs, MCIPs, MBA)

Group Procurement and Supply Executive

Astrapak Limited

After 18 years of service at packaging Group Nampak, Nawaaz joined Astrapak in 2013. Nawaaz has extensive experience across the supply chain in several senior roles including Operations Director,General Manager, and Divisional Supply Chain & Procurement Manager. He was part of the Team that achieved the first Oliver Wight capable IBP accreditation in Africa and has been Chairperson of the KZN Branch of CIPs Africa since 2012.

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Ndabeni Bagosi

Former CPO, Head of Agility and Cost Management

TOTAL

Ndabeni BAGOSI has held senior and leadership Supply Chain positions in various industries that include Telecomms, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Petrochemicals. He has vast commercial and research knowledge. His knowledge on Supply Chain Management and Strategy spread beyond South Africa. He is a former Council Member of Walter Sisulu University and Board Member of Walter Sisulu Foundation,where he was chairperson of Finance and Investment Committee of the Board.

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Nombuso Msomi

Senior Manager: Supplier Management & Development

Airports Companies South Africa

Nombuso Msomi is the Supply Chain Manager for Airports Company South Africa's King Shaka International Airport in KwaZulu-Natal. She holds an MBA and has been the Supply Chain Management Professional for 9 years. She has extensive experience in Public Sector Supply Chain Management and worked for the Construction Industry Development Board (cidb), South African National Parks (SANParks), Umgeni Water as well as the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.

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Ozias Ncube Ncube, MSc, BSc(Hon)

Area Head: Management Systems

Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership

A supply chain management specialist and operations researcher with a vast experience in project management, supply chain management (including procurement, logistics and operations management), quantitative analysis, operations research and business processes. More than 10 years practical experience in these areas and the following: quantitative modelling, statistical analysis and modelling. With more than 30 MBL research supervision to completion with topics ranging from procurement, logistics and general supply chain competitiveness, including project management.

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Pretty Ntombela

Chief Procurement Officer

Conlog

Procurement Executive Manager,Responsible for setting the Strategic direction of Conlog Procurement Department to deliver its value Proposition and also to contribute to the country's economic growth mandate.15 years of her experience in Supply Chain Management and Procurement consist of knowledge and expertise in Public and Private sector Supply Chain Management she managed Supply Chain at Transnet Rail Engineering , Transnet National Ports Authority , Department of National Treasury as Head of Strategic Sourcing Unit , Amatola Water Board as Head SCM , Schneider Electric (Global Operations ) - Head of Africa Zone Procurement and Later Conlog Pty Ltd as Chief Procurement Officer

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Prof Geo Quinot

Vice Dean, Faculty of Law Professor, Department of Public Law, Director: African Procurement Law Unit

Stellenbosch University


Geo Quinot is Professor of Law at Stellenbosch University. His work focuses on administrative law and public procurement regulation. He has published widely in these fields, including the recent book, co-edited with Sue Arrowsmith, Public Procurement Regulation in Africa (2013) published by Cambridge University Press. He is the editor of the African Public Procurement Law Journal.

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Rafique Jassiem

Group Procurement Manager

Oceana Group


Rafique Jassiem is the Group Procurement Executive for the Oceana Group of companies. Prior to joining Oceana he held executive procurement roles in Vodacom and Standard Bank. Rafique holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UCT and has 11 years of experience in Procurement He is passionate about creating winning procurement teams and has won the Best People Development Award on two separate occasions at the CIPS Pan African awards.

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Rodney Moolman

Director: SCM Education Training and Development

Western Cape Provincial Government


Rodney Moolman: Director: SCM Education Training and Development (ETD): Office of the Chief Procurement Officer: National Treasury - Rodney has worked all three spheres of government and has a wide range of experience in SCM. He is currently heading up the unit, SCM ETD in the National Treasury. Previously he was responsible for SCM Training and the Supplier Development Programme in the Western Cape Provincial Treasury

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Ronald Mlalazi (FCIPS)

Head of Academy

Commerce Edge SA

Ronald Mlalazi (FCIPS) is a qualified procurement professional. He achieved the internationally acclaimed Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Fellow status in 2012. Ronald has conducted in-house Supply Chain Management training programmes for several companies and has lectured on the CIPS Education Programme (Levels 3 to 6) for over ten years, coaching and preparing students for the examinations. Ronald is an assessor on various Seta-approved Supply Chain programmes.

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Sandile Ngcobo

Deputy Head: Supply Chain Operations

eThekwini Municipality

Sandile C. Ngcobo, is a former eThekwini Municipality head of Supply Chain Operations for over 8 years at an Executive level. Some of my responsibilities includes inter alia:-Accountable for contracts; stores & inventory; purchasing and disposal in the city of Durban.Owner of the SCM Process; which includes demand; acquisition; logistics and disposal & performance management.Designing; implementing and maintaining systems; policies; procedures and practices to manage Supply Chain processes & work effectively with Provincial Treasury on various Policies & Acts.

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Sarina Viljoen

The Global Authority on Digital Transformation, Author of Pitfalls of going Digital

South Africa


Sarina has played in the space of automating businesses for the past 25 years. Her insights from writing computer code to designing data models to mapping strategic business roadmaps, enables her to call out the myths surrounding digitalisation - to question where digital transformation resources are best spent. Sarina is passionate about customer experience failures caused by ill conceived digital transformation projects, which has earned her the reputation of global authority on customer-centric digital transformation. This passion sees her mentoring organisations on the nuances of customer experience in the digital economy and shining a light on the business foundations necessary for sustainable growth.

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Shiraz Sarang

Director: SCM Education Training and Development"

Nedbank


Shiraz is the CPO of Nedbank for the past 4 years having been promoted from the role of Head: Strategic Sourcing. His procurement experience spans 12 years (10 years in senior management). Qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Purchasing & Supply, M-CIPS, various post graduate diplomas and certifications.

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Takalani Tambani

Chief Director : Black Industrialist Program

Department of Trade and Industry

The dti is a dynamic industrial, globally competitive South African government organisation, characterised by inclusive growth and development, decent employment and equity, built on the full potential of all citizens. The dti's mission is to promote structural transformation, towards a dynamic industrial and globally competitive economy and to provide a predictable, competitive, equitable and socially responsible environment, conducive to investment, trade and enterprise development.

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Thomas Majaya

Head of Group Procurement

MMI Holdings

Thomas is the head of procurement at MMI holdings.The former Senior Manager within Procurement Advisory at KPMG and has more than 17 years' experience in manufacturing and supply chain management, procurement and strategic sourcing. He has led projects in procurement cost optimisation and transformation of procurement operations. Thomas is passionate about supplier development and enterprise development and sees this as a great opportunity to grow the SME sector within South Africa.

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Vaughan Zoutendyk

National Head: Training & Education Division

Commerce Edge South Africa


Vaughan heads up learning and development - training and facilitation work for Commerce Edge South Africa, his core skills include: Direct Sales, Key Account Management, Sales Management,Managing People (coaching and empowering and aligning to KPIs), Sales Strategy Development, Public Speaking and Facilitation Skills, Contract Management and renewals, Strong People Skills,

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Vusi Fele

Chief Procurement Officer

Barclays Africa Group Limited


"Vusi is an accomplished and multifaceted professional with more than 20 years of experience. He credits exposure to progressive leadership through coaching and mentorship in senior leadership roles and business strategy with shaping his professional career. He attended local institutions as well as those in Switzerland and the US (Harvard, Zurich & Wits). He specialises in supply chain, responsible sourcing, supplier transformation and localisation strategies. Vusi led the development of an industry framework for Responsible Sourcing and common guiding principles for the mining industry. Prior to taking up his current role, ".

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Vusi Thembekwayo

Director

My Growth Fund

Vusi Thembekwayo, venture capitalist, global business speaker and serial entrepreneur is making waves internationally as a thought-provoking young business leader from the continent with many ideas on solving economic issues in Africa. His mission is to change the African narrative by challenging the mindset and approach towards achieving economic freedom..

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Wiso Mdalo

Group Procurement Manager,

Coca Cola Peninsula Beverages

Wiso Mdlalo, born and raised in Healdtown Village, in the Eastern Cape up to Secondary education, and Tertiary education in these institutions, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Unisa and University of Stellenbosch Business school,
An entrepreneur in the making, who's experience spans on both Local and International Brands and companies,A Group Procurement Manager coupled with Management accountant experience, with expertise in most strategic spheres of a Business, from Projects to implementing of world class Strategic Sourcing approaches, driver of value creation and BBBEE opportunities,

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Yogan Naidu

Non Trade Procurement

Woolworths


A highly experienced and professional business manager accomplished in procurement, having headed departments for prominent local and international companies. Certified Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) A committed problem solver, with well proven abilities in strategic and transactional purchasing, who understands the importance of team work and commitment, Vast experience in key areas such as strategic sourcing, SAP Business Warehouse (BW), SAP SRM, negotiation, management at a senior and executive level.

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Lindiwe Zulu

Minister of Small Business Development: National Executive

Member: National Assembly

Ms Zulu is the Minister of Small Business Development. She was the special advisor to the President on International Relations. She previously served as the head of communication for the PAN African women's organisation in Angola in 1988. In 1989 she moved to Lusaka, Zambia where she held the position of head of communication in the ANC department of Religious Affairs. After which in 1990 she moved to Uganda where she was the head of communication and administrator in the ANC office. In 1991 she returned to South Africa and became the head of communication in the ANC Women's League. She was later elected to the ANC Department of Information and publicity as the spokesperson for the first democratic elections. In 1994 she became a member of the Gauteng Legislature and in 1995 was appointed Deputy Speaker of the Gauteng Legislature. In 1999 she was the special advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Hugo Du Rand

Head of Group Supply Chain

 

Hugo holds a BBA (Milpark Business School), BCom Honors (RAU), MCom (UJ) and MCIPS (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.airs.

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Ian Hendry

Corporate Card Business development

Nedbank Corporate Card

Ian began his working career as a civil engineer designing large industrial plants and later running construction sites. During this period he learned the importance of correct procurement methods and timeous delivery of materials onto the construction site. After completing a management degree, Ian began working for FNB where he was involved in the design of the internal online purchasing systems used to procure everything from operational materials through to assets. Since joining Nedbank over 10 years ago, Ian has become a specialist in corporate card payment solutions best out of their card programs.

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Mbulelo  Gingcana

Senior Manager: Supply Chain Management

Civil Aviation Authority

Mbulelo has over 10 year experience in Supply Chain Management. He is involved in policy review and SCM system design at the South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). As a member of the CAA team, Mbulelo has been awarded a clean audit by the Auditor General. He participated in the organisation’s B-BBEE accreditation, for which it achieved a level 2 in 3 years. Mbulelo is the Senior Manager Supply Chain at the S.A. Civil Aviation Authority.

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Prof. Jannie Rossouw

Head: School of Economic and Business Sciences

University of the Witwatersrand


Jannie Rossouw is Head of the School of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is also a senior consultant with PriceMetrics, an economic research consultancy. His research interests are inflation perceptions and inflation credibility, ownership structures of central banks with private shareholders and fiscal sustainability in South Africa. He has published numerous academic and other papers on these topics and addressed various conferences and other interest groups on macroeconomic issues.

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Xavier Greyling

Commodity Manager

AVENG

 

 

Xavier, a B Juris, LL.B.-graduate and admitted Attorney since 2000 (now non-Practising), commenced his career in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, and gained exposure over a wide and diverse array of legal and related matters ranging from legal collections, civil litigation and defence, criminal representation and contract negotiations and drafting. After leaving practise, Xavier Joined Sappi Fine Paper and held a number of procurement and related positions over some nine years, the last culminating as Contract and Support Manager in the then newly created Centre-Led Procurement structure.

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Ian Hendry

Corporate Card Business development

Nedbank Corporate Card

Ian began his working career as a civil engineer designing large industrial plants and later running construction sites. During this period he learned the importance of correct procurement methods and timeous delivery of materials onto the construction site. After completing a management degree, Ian began working for FNB where he was involved in the design of the internal online purchasing systems used to procure everything from operational materials through to assets. Since joining Nedbank over 10 years ago, Ian has become a specialist in corporate card payment solutions best out of their card programs.

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