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Dr Abdul Majid Mahomed

Head of Professional Body

CIPS South Africa

 

Dr Abdul Majid Mahomed is an experienced operations manager. He was in charge of a complex supply chain of study materials planning, printing and distribution for the largest open distance learning university in the African continent, UNISA. He was an Executive Director and served on the senior executive management team of UNISA for the past ten years before joining CIPS as the Head of the Professional Body.
Prior to that he served as a senior communications specialist at the Head Office of the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE), after having taught languages at school and adult level.

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Abram Mogashoa

Former Senior Manager: Supply Chain Management

South Africa

 

Abram Mogashoa's procurement/Supply Chain Management career started some twenty one (21) years ago when he joined the then Department of State Expenditure (Now National Treasury) in the now defunct Office of the State Tenderboard. He also worked for various government departments such as the departments of Justice, Gauteng Department of Finance and Economic Affairs, Trade and Industry (CIPRO) Cooperative Governance and Tradtional Affairs as well as the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)

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Alex Granger

Founder & CEO

The Possibility of You

 

Alex Granger holds an Executive Leadership qualifcation from the Gordon’s Institute of Business Science, with a distinction in leadership, and he is also a certifed NLP practitioner. Alex has worked in executive and senior leadership positions for blue chip companies such as Bidvest, Imperial, and Tsogo Sun. Alex is also the author of “FIND KEEP GROW: The Radical Art of Sales” (available on Amazon as a Kindle download).

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Andre Coetzee

Managing Director

CIPS Africa

Mr André Coetzee, Managing Director of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Africa and member of the CIPS Group International leadership team, has over 26 years of experience in the South African financial markets and related industries. He is the Gauteng spokesperson for the Kagiso PMI (Purchasing Managers Index) and has in-depth knowledge of the local and international economy and the South African political landscape. 

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 Andrew Downard

Certified Deal Architect, University of Tennessee, Supply Chain Risk Management

Vested, Asia Pacific

 

 Andrew Downard is consultant and educator specialising in supply chain relationships and supply chain risk management. Andrew is a Certified Deal Architect by the University of Tennessee and has established a Centre of Excellence for Vested in the Asia Pacific region to help educate and coach practitioners on the benefits of a Vested approach to contracting with strategic suppliers.  He is undertaking a PhD at the Institute of Supply Chain and Logistics at Victoria University and has contributed to many publications and books on the subject of collaboration and change – including thought leadership on the Vested methodology.

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Anthony Govender

Chief Executive Officer

ASI Financial Services 

 


ASI’s founder and CEO, Anthony Govender, is one of South Africa’s financial advisory visionaries and innovators. He steers the rudder of South Africa’s largest independent and 100% African owned, financial advisory company. Anthony’s passion to drive economic transformation by addressing the financial literacy of millions of impoverished South Africans is largely influenced by his humble upbringing. His drive through ASI, is to educate and build awareness of the financial industry and this action should be applauded by patriots, as this remains one of South Africa’s greatest challenges with more than 54% of the country’s population depending on social grants.

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 Bill Crothers

Non-Executive Director and Board Advisor, Immediate former UK Government Chief Commercial/ Procurement Officer

UK Government

 

 Bill Crothers is a Board member and senior Board Advisor to several companies including a high growth global supply chain finance company, an executive search company, and one of the world' largest cloud software providers. He is also an associate of FMA, working closely with Lord Maude to help overseas governments improve their procurement or commercial activities. 
He was previously a senior civil servant, most recently as the UK Government Chief Commercial Officer, leaving in late 2015.

 

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Cebisile Nyambe

Consultant

UN Women South Africa Multi Country Office

 

Cebisile Nyambe is a Consultant for the UN Women South Africa Multi Country Office, focusing on Creating Markets Through Affirmative Procurement for Women in South Africa. She was previously the National Project Co-ordinator for the Public and Private Procurement and the Social Economy Project of the International Labour Organization, funded by the Flemish Government. 

 

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Christa Bonnet 

Director 

The Difference Makers NPO

 

Christa is a specialist advisor in Enterprise and Supplier Development and targeted procurement. She is the Founder of The Difference Makers NPO, and the CEO of The Making A Difference Generation (Pty) Ltd, which is a niche Consulting firm in ESD and an approved SABPP Training Provider. Christa’s life philosophy is to Empower, to Inspire and to Make a Difference.

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 Clement Nhuvunga

Head of Supply Chain

Special Investigating Unit (SIU)

 

Clement Nhuvunga is the Head of Supply Chain Management at the Special Investigating Unit. He is a highly astute, skilled and experienced professional with special pedigree in supply chain and procurement.

He posses an acumen of a modern supply chain professional with 20 years operational and management experience in public sector procurement, which spanned across various sectors which includes amongst others local government, ICT and forenscic and litigations environment.

He is a certified purchasing manager and holds MCIPS professional certification.

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Colette Crichton

Director

Creative Simplicity


Colette is a qualified Corporate Governance Professional and Associate member of Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa. Her business experience includes several years as Head of Administration for one of SA’s top law firms – thereafter she held a senior position at a leading empowerment agency and since 2011, has established and built her companies, Creative Simplicity and The GRC Cube. Colette is a highly regarded transformation advisor and B-BBEE workshop facilitator, regularly presenting at various business incubators around the country. 

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Cornelia Olivier

Head of Supplier Management and Development

Absa

 


Cornelia currently head up Sourcing for Marketing, Real Estate, HR and Security in Absa. She has been with Absa for almost 7 years, during which she has had various roles such as the Head of Supplier Management for Africa, and the Head of Sourcing for Technology.
She started her career with EY and managed the Sourcing Team in Liberty for a few years before moving to England and working in industries such as Oil and Gas, Technology, and Public Sector. She has extensive experience in best practice procurement implementation and in various indirect categories of spend. She holds an Honours degree in Commerce as well as MCIPS certification.

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 Cynthia Funde

Responsible Sourcing Manager

ABInBev Africa

 

Cynthia Funde is the Responsible Sourcing Manager for the Africa Zone at ABInBev. Her main responsibility is to ensure procurement sources responsibly and develops local suppliers to ensure the business maintains a licence to trade. She holds a law degree from the University of Johannesburg. Cynthia is passionate about supplier development and corporate licence to trade requirements within small enterprises.

 

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David Loxton

Partner, Head of Investigations Group - Africa

Dentons South Africa

 

In South Africa, our Investigations Practice is led by David Loxton. David is a leading expert in fraud and corruption risk assessments, prevention, ABC compliance, crime investigations and detection. David has significant experience in litigation matters, forensic due diligence, prosecution and employment law – all relating to anti-fraud and anti-corruption measures. David is considered a leader in his field and is recognized by independent legal directories including Chambers and Partners Global Guide.

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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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Prof. Douglas Boateng

Chief Executive Officer 

PanAvest International and Partners

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 and an adjunct academic. 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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 Duncan Brock

Director

Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

 

Duncan Brock is a member of the leadership team of CIPS. His main role is to ensure that CIPS provides its corporate and public sector customers globally with products and services that help them develop and improve their procurement and supply team’s capability. In addition, he is focusing on the MENA and Africa regions to grow CIPS membership and increase the number of people studying for CIPS qualifications.

 

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Edward Majongwe

Experienced Procurement Specialist

Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises


Edward Majongwe is a public sector procurement expert and have contributed to the current Procurement Bill which is awaiting to be signed into law. MCIPS finalist as well as a speaker at various procurement events one of which was the Namibia Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics forum in 2016.

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Edward Thomas

Group Chief Supply Chain Officer

Transnet


The Group Chief Supply Chain Officer is responsible for overseeing the capital and operational procurement activities of Transnet. Edward has been part of the Transnet family for the past 10 years. Before being appointed as Group Chief Supply Chain Officer, Edward was the Executive Manager for Strategic Sourcing. In this capacity, he was responsible for overseeing all capital and non-transversal operational procurement above R450m.

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Elmarie Goosen

Supplier Development Consultant

Onpurpose

 

Elmarie has 18 years of experience working in a variety of Blue Chip organizations such as Virgin Media, Vodafone, British Gas and Barclays in Europe and South Africa. She has in depth knowledge of Supplier Management, Contract Management and Governance and Project Management. Elmarie now runs a successful consultancy where she provides support to suppliers in Supplier Development programs. She demystifies the RFP process, explains Service Agreements and gives practical advice on service delivery and reporting.

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Fikile Khumalo

Director Material Governance, Risk and Compliance

Ministry of Defence

 

I am the Director Matériel Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) in the Department of Defence(DoD). My responsibilities include executing the GRC function with respect to Matériel (Supply ChainManagement(SCM) by managing the governance of procurement, acquisition, logistics and disposal of equipment and services. Prior to my involvement in the SCM domain, I was extensively involved in Enterprise Risk Management within and beyond the DoD.

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Florence Musundwa

Smart Supplier Conference Manager

Smart Procurement World

Florence Musundwa a passionate leader and advocate for advancing women entrepreneurs’ participation in the development of the worlds economy. Florence Musundwa has over the years gained exceptional experience working in corporate training and conferencing experience. Her expertise include research, business development management and establishing strategic networks.

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Adv Helen Venter

Public Finance Specialist

Brasika Consulting

Helen has a wide range of experience gained during her 7 years as a legal technical expert in the government Tender Board and more than 23 years in the financial and regulatory public sector environment. She is skilled at rendering the following services on both an operational and management level: PFMA/MFMA implementation and compliance, Governmental Property Management, SCM, legal advice and legislative drafting, CFO related functions, Human Resource Management, Normative Financial Management, Financial Governance and Political Office Management.

 

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Hemant Harrielall

General Manager

CIPS Africa 

 

Hemant Harrielall has over fifteen years of broad based management and operation excellence experience across various industries. His experience encompasses operations management, engineering management, program management, business development and strategic planning. Hemant is currently the General Manager of CIPS. He enjoyed a long standing career at Afrox a member of the Linde Group where he has served in senior roles involving Performance Transformation, market and business development for the engineering division and most recently strategic business planning.  

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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) 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.

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Ian George

International Procurement Transformation Lead

United Kingdom

 
Ian has maintained a balance of work activities that cover academic research, training and consultancy in a multitude of public and private sectors across the world. He holds the only doctorate in leading procurement and supply chain transformation. The focus of his work splits into three distinct areas that overlap to provide a step change in performance that is underpinned by capable people and processes targeting organizational priorities.

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Ian Hendry

Commercial Card Business Development and Business Coach

Nedbank

 
Ian worked as a professional civil engineer designing industrial plants and running construction sites. He learned the importance of correct procurement methods and timeous delivery of materials onto the construction site. Ian started in finance after doing his MBA where he was involved in the design of the internal online purchasing systems used to procure everything from operational materials through to assets.

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Jan van Rensburg

Director: Acquisition and Contract Management, SCM

Western Cape Provincial Government

 

Jan is a professional engineer with more than three decades’ experience in contracting, procurement and construction. He is a Director in the SCM unit of the Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government (WCG). He developed and implemented framework contracts in the WCG, including authoring of a new set of procurement document templates, spanning all classes of procurement.

 

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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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Jon Harris

International Professional Development Coordinator

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK

Jon Harris is the International Professional Development Coordinator for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Responsible for qualification and CPD programmes, centre accreditation and education development activities, Jon has over 25 years experience in the public and private sector. His background is in the transport planning, rail strategy, urban logistics and transport fields. He is Fellow of the CILT and Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

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Julia Kupka

Absa Enterprise Development

Absa Bank
 

Julia is leading the development of Absa Enterprise and Supplier Development digital platform. She previously managed Absa’s R250 million Enterprise Development Fund, structuring and implementing Enterprise and Supplier Development programmes that unlock funding for SMEs.
Academic qualifications: BA LLB – Rhodes University. MComm (Business Management) – University of Johannesburg.

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Kamogelo Mampane (FCIPS)

Board Advisor and Chief Executive Officer

State Owned Enterprises Procurement Forum, TK Global Experts

Kamogelo Mampane (FCIPS) is a Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TK Global Experts, Advisor of State Owned Enterprise Procurement Forum (SOEPF), Gauteng Branch Committee Chairman of CIPS Africa. TK Global Experts are thought leaders in Strategic Supply Chain and our experts assist companies to leverage on their Supply Chain and Procurement. His company offers Advisory services in Supply Chain and Procurement, Enterprise and Supplier development and assist companies to implement solution that optimise their operations, increase transparency and efficiencies in the value chain.

 

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Keith Chadwick

Internal Audit

Barclays Africa

 

 
Keith currently leads an audit team in Barclays Africa, specialising in monitoring and auditing sourcing, contracting, supplier management and third party risk governance activities. He has also led and participated in sourcing audits across Africa and on other continents, and has held various procurement roles in the mining industry and in financial services. Keith holds an M.Com in project management and leadership from UKZN.

 

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Khanya Okumu CA(SA)

Enterprise and Supplier Development Specialist

Old Mutual

 

Khanya, a Chartered Accountant by profession is the SME Development Manager at Old Mutual responsible for the effective implementation of Enterprise and Supplier Development. She is responsible for the responsible sourcing of transformed suppliers into the supply chain and implementing development plans which incorporate business support and capacity building for the suppliers. With her background as a credit analyst in the business she is also responsible for driving effective investments with the enterprises and managing the investment process.

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Langa Madonko

Managing Partner

Zala Capital

 


Langa Madonko: is Investment Principal and Co-Founder of Summit Africa a niche Alternative investment Manager focusing on Private Equity and unlisted Real Estate. Langa has over 9yrs Private Equity and Corporate Finance experience as an Advisor and Principal in Transactions. He is a radio and TV market commentator being a proponent of the South Africa Resurgence and the United African Agenda. He has a B.Com with Honors in Finance and a BA with Honors in International Relations.

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Laurelle Zamisa

Manager: B-BBEE Transformation CoE

ArcelorMittal 

 

Laurelle Zamisa, as ArcelorMittal Transformation Manager she promotes community and economic growth within its operational areas. Her educational background includes a BCom degree in Accounting, LLB degree and current postgraduate studies in law. She joined AMSA in 2010 and has extensive experience within Finance, Legal and Supply Chain.

 

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Lebogang Letsoalo

Director

Sincpoint

Lebogang Letsoalo is a Director of Sincpoint, an organisation focusing on sustainable supply chain consulting and advisory solutions. Lebogang has up to 18 years of experience within different facets of the supply chain fraternity .Her extensive range of experience varies within different sectors of the business where she held different portfolios within the energy, chemicals and mining industry.

 

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Lerato Sebata

Manager: Sourcing & Supplier Management

MTN Group (SSH)


Lerato Sebata currently holds position of Sourcing & Supplier Manager at MTN Group (SSH) looking after the West- African Market. Lerato has extensive experience in Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Management & Procure to Pay, particularly within ICT Industry for both Private and Public sector. Her qualifications are: Honours in Strategic Management with an undergrad of B-Tech: Logistics Management from UJ. Her success has been driven by proven abilities in strategic planning, value proposition within procurement and building customer focused organisation through promoting continuous process improvement.

 

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Letticia Letsholo

Board Member

SOEPF

 

 
Academic Background: BAdmin Business Management, Certificate Purchasing Management, BCom Honours Business Management. Letticia Letsholo has several years of experience in supply chain management functions from both private and public sector. Her experience and academic background is incorporated with business management. She is very business orientated, commercially inclined and believes in technology to make busness manageable and better.

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Malcom Farrell

Director

SCNET

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 former Group Procurement Director at Group Five. Malcolm has completed a degree in commerce and a master’s thesis in Procurement Strategy.

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Matti Motsumi

Supplier Development Manager

SAB Miller

Matti is Regional Sustainable Development & Supplier Development Manager for SAB Miller, South Africa’s largest beverage company. She is responsible for defining and implementing SAB’s Enterprise & Supplier Development strategy, policies and programmes of work. Over the last 10 years, Matti has been responsible for delivering all aspects of Transformation within the context of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment. She led SAB’s B-BBEE performance evolution from a Level 4 to a Level 3 in 2013.
After graduating from Wits Business School, Matti began her career in the financial services sector before specialising in Supply Chain Management focusing on commodities across the value chain.

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 Mike Machell-Cox

Procurement Director Indirect & Technical

Sappi Europe

 

Mike Machell-Cox has more than 25 years of experience in finance and procurement, predominantly in Europe and South Africa. In his current position, Mike specialises in the design and implementation of the firm’s procurement strategy within his specialist domain and is responsible for operational procurement for seven sites in five countries. Previously, Mike has focused on category management. 

 

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Molefe Pooe

Managing Director

Inertia Leadership and Business Coaching 

 

Molefe Pooe is the Managing Director of Inertia Leadership and Business Coaching. A certified coach, speaker and leadership trainer and member of the John Maxwell Team. Molefe is passionate about business leadership and people development. The company’s mission is to equip entrepreneurs and business owners with tools and skills to successfully navigate through the various business development stages while creating profit, height impact and sustainability. Since inception, we have turned around many businesses on the brink of failure and helped others reach higher explosive growth.

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Monisha Prem

Chief Executive Officer

MPREM Inc.

 

 
Monisha Prem is an international deal-maker, commercial advisor, business specialist, entrepreneur, author, educator and commercial law attorney. Through her career in corporate and various business ventures, Monisha has learnt firsthand the unwritten rules of business.

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 Nadia Ebrahim

Director: Provincial Government Supply Chain Management

Western Cape Provincial Government

 

December 2007 – Present Director: Provincial Government Supply Chain management Western Cape Provincial Treasury December 2007 – Present. Assessment of compliance of regulatory framework for moveable asset management for provincial departments and municipalities, cataloging of institutions strengths and weaknesses as well as targeted areas that require interventions, designing and implementing SCM / movable asset management training Interventions to develop skill and capacity within provincial departments and municipalities; policy reviews and setting of best practice norms and standards (prescribing provincial SCM policy)

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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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Ndumiso Hadebe

Researcher and Development Economist and Winner of SA One day Leader 2

 


Ndumiso Hadebe is a Researcher and Development Economist and published Author who has delivered turn-around strategies for clients in the financial services sector, state-owned enterprises and leading metropolitan cities in SA. Ndumiso is the winner of SA’s most contested youth leadership show One Day Leader 2 and a Future Leaders mentor on SABC 1.

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Nico Synman

SA’s RISK GURU and Chief Executive Officer

Crest Advisory

 
Nico is the founder and CEO of Crest Advisory Africa (Pty) Ltd, a boutique training and Development and Corporate Governance Advisory enterprise.Nico is an International acclaimed Enterprise Risk Management expert and Speaker pertaining to Enterprise-, Project- and Operational Risk, across all verticals and horizontals of Corporate and Public enterprises, such as Supply Chain Management, Legal Compliance, Internal Audit, Safety and Business Continuity. His methodology has been implemented to enhance lean processes, driving objectives and create profitability.Nico holds a MBA, is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Risk Managers of SA (IRMSA) represent various companies on Boards, driving Corporate Governance.
 

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 Niresh Shao

Head Group Procurement Strategic Sourcing

Liberty Life Group

 

 Niresh Shao heads the Procurement Strategic Sourcing function of the Liberty Life Group, a leading insurance company within South Africa and significant presence in the rest of Africa. He consulted extensively across the top financial institutions in corporate strategic roles within South Africa and diversified into Fujitsu SA before joining the Liberty Group. He has developed and implemented leading supply chain models resulting in substantial savings for leading corporates.

 

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 Nzinga Qunta

TV Personality

South Africa

 

 Nzinga Qunta is a news anchor with experience in radio and television, currently anchoring SABC’s 1pm economic news. She has been a prime time television news anchor, covering elections in 2014. She was a news anchor on PowerFM in 2015.

 

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Ozias Ncube

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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Prof. Intaher Marcus Ambe

Professor in the School of Public and Operations Management

University of South Africa

 
Marcus Ambe is a Professor in the School of Public and Operations Management at the University of South Africa (Unisa). He is the Chairperson of the Supply Chain Management Research Group (Unisa); the Chairperson of the Tender Committee (other projects) at Unisa; Chairperson of Masters and Doctoral Research Colloquium committee at DESTTL, Unisa. He served as the Acting Chair of department for DESTTL September –December 2016. Prof Ambe has been involved and executed numerous SCM projects in the area of Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Supply Chain Strategies as well as Supply Chain Performance Management both in the public and private sectors.

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 Rakgadi Motseto

Chief Director: Stakeholder & Clients Management

National Treasury: Office of the CPO

 

Ms Rakgadi Motseto is currently heading the Chief Directorate: SCM within the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer in the National Treasury.

Ms Motseto joined the National Treasury in 1994 from Transnet with prior experience in public service. During her stay in the Treasury, she moved across different functions and sections, serving as a Secretariat to the Inter-governmental Forums and Finance Committees.

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Rodney Moolman

Director: SCM Education, Training and Development

Provincial Government Western Cape Treasury

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 Flockhart

Head: Group Sourcing & Category Management

FirstRand Limited

 

As the Group Head of Sourcing & Category Management Ronald works with the procurement community across the FirstRand Group on collaborative sourcing opportunities. Before joining FirstRand Bank Ltd, he assisted a number of companies with their Procurement Transformation initiatives. Ronald has an MBA and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. (MCIPS)

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Ronald Mlalazi (FCIPS)

Head: Academy

Commerce Edge South Africa

 
Ronald is an accomplished procurement professional who has also achieved the coveted Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply – UK Fellowship status (2012), as a result of his outstanding contributions over the years in Procurement and Supply Chain. He also holds a master’s degree in procurement and supply chain from South Wales University. Recently elected as CIPS Congress representative for Africa (2016-2019), he currently works for Commerce Edge as the Head of the Commerce Edge Academy.

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Prof. Ronald Wall

CoJ Chair, School of Economic and Business Sciences

University of the Witwatersrand

 

Prof. Ronald Wall holds the ‘Chair of Economic Development of the City of Johannesburg’, at the School of Economic and Business Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), Johannesburg, and has been established by the Municipality of Johannesburg. He is also professor at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). He received his PhD in economic geography from the Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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Sanet Shepperson
(MCIPS)

Executive: Property & Procurement

CELL C

 

Sanet has more than 15 years of experience at companies like Edcon, Massmart, Iliad and Cell C. She has passionately served in the positions of Senior Buyer, Head of Procurement, General Manager, National Procurement Manager, Procurement Executive and Property and Procurement Executive, gaining experience in leading Centralised, Decentralised and Centre led supply chains, category management, direct and indirect procurement, strategic local and global sourcing, Insourcing and Outsourcing. Leading cross-functional and matrix teams of up to 150+ and Budgets of up to R10 Billion+ Furthermore experience in Complex multi-year contract negotiations up to $1 000 000 000.

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Selebogo 'DrLifesgud' Molefe

Chief Executive Officer

Lifesgud Global Investments (Pty) Ltd 

 


Mr. Selebogo 'DrLifesgud' Molefe's, the founder & CEO of Lifesgud Global Investments (Pty) Ltd approach to solving problems in Africa has earned him a seat at the entrepreneurial dinner table. As the founder of The Hookup Dinner (THUD), a fast-rising and ambitious startup movement for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs in Africa. He has the privilege of connecting and engaging with the best minds focused on building a culture of entrepreneurship in the continent. He is a champion of the rising African startup culture and sees his purpose and passion in life as that of CONNECTOR & ENABLER.

Connect with him on digital platforms as @DrLifesgud

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Sese Chasakara

Chief Procurement Officer

South African Reserve Bank

 

 Sese is highly experienced in Supply Chain Management and has covered a wide range of strategic, tactical and operational areas.He has particular expertise in Procurement transformation, Business transformation,value chain analysis, Analytics and Reporting.As an individual he is entrepreneurial in nature, approaching business with a flair for magic and logic.

 

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Shaun Scott 

Managing Director 

Worldwide Integrated Logistics (WiL)


Shaun Scott is Managing Director of Worldwide Integrated Logistics (WiL). WiL provides consulting, training and operational Supply Chain services to organisations in Southern Africa. Shaun has worked in the transport, logistics and supply chain arena for the past 20 years working with clients in Africa, Europe and North America.

 

 

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Shiraz Sarang

Chief Procurement Officer

Nedbank Limited

Shiraz is the CPO of Nedbank for the past 6 years having been promoted from the role of Head: Strategic Sourcing. His procurement experience spans 15 years (13 years in senior management). Qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Purchasing & Supply, M-CIPS, an International Executive Development Programme (Henley Business School) and various post graduate diplomas and certifications.

 

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Sibongile Shongwe

Group Manager: Supply Chain Management

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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Sifiso W.M. Ndwandwe

Chief Executive Officer

Catalyst For Growth

 

Currently an Executive Director at Catalyst for Growth (C4G), a newly established NPC whose mandate is facilitating transparency and the development of the ED sector to enhance its impact in the economy.
Sifiso Ndwandwe has spent over 25 years in the enterprise development sector in the SADC including South Africa. He has held various senior roles in NEPA (now Seda,), Mondi Limited, Recently he served as CEO of the Mineworkers Development Agency (MDA) for 10 years. Outside South Africa he has worked for CARE International. He serves on various Boards in the corporate and development sectors. He has studied at various institutions including the University of Swaziland, GSB (UCT). Wits Business School, University of Singapore, Cranefield University (UK)

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Simon Annan (FCIPS)

Head, Strategic Sourcing and Project Management (SSPM)

Heritage Bank Ghana

 

Simon Annan is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), UK, a member of Faculty Advisory Board of Business School, Koforidua Technical University and a Director at the Institute of Project Management Professionals (IPMP).
He has held several senior Procurement and supply Chain Management positions with organisations such as Standard Chartered Bank Ghana, Ecobank Group, AGAMS Holdings and the Ghana National Household Registry (World Bank Financed Project). 

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Simon Gardner

Supply Development Manager

Sun International

Simon Gardner joined Sun International in 1998, and has worked across Southern Africa in both operational and support functions.
Since taking up the position of Supply Development Manager in 2012, Simon has introduced an award winning Enterprise & Supplier Development strategy within the group, with stringent internal objectives over and above those laid out within the Codes.
Simon is passionate about supporting national transformation objectives through genuine, sustainable and strategic supplier development. 

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Steve Johannesburg

Business Consulting & Development

Business Doctors

Steve is a qualified and experienced Software Development Engineer with a Masters in Project Management and an International MBA. He has 22 years ICT experienced focused on Sales Management and Strategic Development. For the last 2 years he has been following his passion of building businesses, specializing in transforming start-ups into breakthrough companies. He is currently CEO and MD of Business Doctors Africa and Executive board member of Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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Stuart Townshend

Director

Edge Growth

 

 
Stuart has been integral in building Edge Growth to become a leading firm in the ESD market. He is responsible for their business growth programmes and a highly regarded enterprise development specialist. He utilises his vast background in corporate supply chain, SME funding and management consulting to build businesses for impact.

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Sydney Tshibubudze

Country Head of Procurement

LafargeHolcim South Africa

 
Sydney Tshibubudze is an experienced Procurement and Supply Chain professional who has worked in various industries (e.g. Engineering Consulting, Management Consulting, Steel, Utility, ICT and currently Cement) with more than 10 years’ experience in procurement and supply chain environment. He is currently a Country Head of Procurement at Lafarge South Africa.

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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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Thandeka Zondi

Director

CA (SA)

 

 
Thandeka is a director and the leader of SekelaXabiso’s Business Development division. She has more than 11 years’ audit, consulting, general and executive management experience gained in the public and private sector. Thandeka is a qualified Chartered Accountant, CA (SA), who completed her articles at Deloitte in 2007. Her background is in assurance working with applicable accounting and auditing standards and relevant legislation gained as an Audit Manager at Deloitte as well as a Business Executive at the Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA) responsible for the Western Cape Province.

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Thato Moraba

Founding Director

AVOHS Holdings

 


Thato, Founding Director of AVOHS Holdings, Holds an MBA, Master of Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand and Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Metallurgy and Materials Engineering) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Thato Moraba has experience in operational improvement and line management, including being a consultant at McKinsey and Company. He has worked across two main industries, including capital productivity in the energy sector and the metals and mining industry in Africa. Thato is registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa as a Professional Engineer. He is currently a Business Planning Principal.

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 Vaughan Zoutendyk

Commercial Head: Education and Training

Commerce Edge (Pty) Ltd.

 

Vaughan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing (BBA), an IMM diploma in Marketing, and a Financial Planning Institute (ILPA) qualification. Vaughan is the Commercial Head: Education and Training for Commerce Edge. Some of his core responsibilities include sustainability, innovation, customer satisfaction and growth. His core skills include: Strategy, Account Management, People Management, Public Speaking and Facilitation Skills. The alignment of strategy, to processes and to people is a key focus. Some of the corporate companies he has worked with are DStv /Multichoice, ABI, Standard Bank, Nampak and Inside Data.

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Vusi Thembakwayo

Director

Motiv8 Merchant Services

 


Vusi is a business speaker who empowers his audience with new knowledge, research findings and tools that they can immediately apply to their businesses or careers to achieve step-change results. He ran a R400-million division in a R17-billion multi-national, where he achieved the highest EBITDA within the group. Today he is the youngest director of a listed company. Vusi serves on several boards. He is the MD of a boutique investment and advisory firm that assists medium, large and listed businesses to achieve step-change results through their people. He was a finalist for “Entrepreneur of the Year” and has won several international awards for public speaking. His areas of expertise are sales, strategy and leadership.

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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 rich experience in delivering optimal results and business value in environments that demand cross functional leadership, the ability to influence people from different disciplines and nationalities, and exceptional strategic and operational planning in global or regional roles from diverse industrial sectors including aviation, utilities, transportation, FMCG, mining, manufacturing and services.

 

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Wiso Mdlalo

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,

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Xavier Greyling

Legal Advisor / Procurement and Supply Chain Consultant

XG Consult

Xavier, is an admitted Attorney and proven Procurement and Commercial Strategist with more than 15 years’ experience (MCIPS accredited) in improving systems, processes and operational efficiency for major blue-chip organisations on the entire discipline of Procurement and Supply Chain Management. 

 

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Yuneal Padayachy

Deputy Director: B-BBEE Procurement Transformation & Verification

dti

 


Yuneal Padayachy is a part of the Department of Trade & Industry as a Deputy Director under the B-BBEE Policy Unit. His current scope covers the Policy drafting and implementation of B-BBEE within South Africa through Procurement Transformation and Verification. He believes that the B-BBEE Legislation is a key Government priority in terms of growing the South African Economy and addressing inequalities of the past.

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Zama Khanyile

Fund Manager

National Empowerment Fund (NEF)

 


Zama Khanyile is a Fund Manager at the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) in charge of uMnotho Fund which deals with acquisitions, new ventures and expansions. She also oversees the NEF’s Women Empowerment Fund. She is the Gauteng Chairperson of the African Women Chartered Accountants’ forum, a NPC established to accelerate the development of African Female Chartered Accountants

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Fikile Khumalo

Director Material Governance, Risk and Compliance

Ministry of Defence

 

I am the Director Matériel Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) in the Department of Defence(DoD). My responsibilities include executing the GRC function with respect to Matériel (Supply ChainManagement(SCM) by managing the governance of procurement, acquisition, logistics and disposal of equipment and services. Prior to my involvement in the SCM domain, I was extensively involved in Enterprise Risk Management within and beyond the DoD.

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Florence Musundwa

Smart Supplier Conference Manager

Smart Procurement World

Florence Musundwa a passionate leader and advocate for advancing women entrepreneurs’ participation in the development of the worlds economy. Florence Musundwa has over the years gained exceptional experience working in corporate training and conferencing experience. Her expertise include research, business development management and establishing strategic networks.

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Adv Helen Venter

Public Finance Specialist

Brasika Consulting

Helen has a wide range of experience gained during her 7 years as a legal technical expert in the government Tender Board and more than 23 years in the financial and regulatory public sector environment. She is skilled at rendering the following services on both an operational and management level: PFMA/MFMA implementation and compliance, Governmental Property Management, SCM, legal advice and legislative drafting, CFO related functions, Human Resource Management, Normative Financial Management, Financial Governance and Political Office Management.

 

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Hemant Harrielall

General Manager

CIPS Africa 

 

Hemant Harrielall has over fifteen years of broad based management and operation excellence experience across various industries. His experience encompasses operations management, engineering management, program management, business development and strategic planning. Hemant is currently the General Manager of CIPS. He enjoyed a long standing career at Afrox a member of the Linde Group where he has served in senior roles involving Performance Transformation, market and business development for the engineering division and most recently strategic business planning.  

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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) 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.

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Ian George

International Procurement Transformation Lead

United Kingdom

 
Ian has maintained a balance of work activities that cover academic research, training and consultancy in a multitude of public and private sectors across the world. He holds the only doctorate in leading procurement and supply chain transformation. The focus of his work splits into three distinct areas that overlap to provide a step change in performance that is underpinned by capable people and processes targeting organizational priorities.

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Ian Hendry

Commercial Card Business Development and Business Coach

Nedbank

 
Ian worked as a professional civil engineer designing industrial plants and running construction sites. He learned the importance of correct procurement methods and timeous delivery of materials onto the construction site. Ian started in finance after doing his MBA where he was involved in the design of the internal online purchasing systems used to procure everything from operational materials through to assets.

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Jan van Rensburg

Director: Acquisition and Contract Management, SCM

Western Cape Provincial Government

 

Jan is a professional engineer with more than three decades’ experience in contracting, procurement and construction. He is a Director in the SCM unit of the Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government (WCG). He developed and implemented framework contracts in the WCG, including authoring of a new set of procurement document templates, spanning all classes of procurement.

 

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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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Jon Harris

International Professional Development Coordinator

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK

Jon Harris is the International Professional Development Coordinator for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Responsible for qualification and CPD programmes, centre accreditation and education development activities, Jon has over 25 years experience in the public and private sector. His background is in the transport planning, rail strategy, urban logistics and transport fields. He is Fellow of the CILT and Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

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Julia Kupka

Absa Enterprise Development

Absa Bank
 

Julia is leading the development of Absa Enterprise and Supplier Development digital platform. She previously managed Absa’s R250 million Enterprise Development Fund, structuring and implementing Enterprise and Supplier Development programmes that unlock funding for SMEs.
Academic qualifications: BA LLB – Rhodes University. MComm (Business Management) – University of Johannesburg.

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Kamogelo Mampane (FCIPS)

Board Advisor and Chief Executive Officer

State Owned Enterprises Procurement Forum, TK Global Experts

Kamogelo Mampane (FCIPS) is a Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TK Global Experts, Advisor of State Owned Enterprise Procurement Forum (SOEPF), Gauteng Branch Committee Chairman of CIPS Africa. TK Global Experts are thought leaders in Strategic Supply Chain and our experts assist companies to leverage on their Supply Chain and Procurement. His company offers Advisory services in Supply Chain and Procurement, Enterprise and Supplier development and assist companies to implement solution that optimise their operations, increase transparency and efficiencies in the value chain.

 

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Keith Chadwick

Internal Audit

Barclays Africa

 

 
Keith currently leads an audit team in Barclays Africa, specialising in monitoring and auditing sourcing, contracting, supplier management and third party risk governance activities. He has also led and participated in sourcing audits across Africa and on other continents, and has held various procurement roles in the mining industry and in financial services. Keith holds an M.Com in project management and leadership from UKZN.

 

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Khanya Okumu CA(SA)

Enterprise and Supplier Development Specialist

Old Mutual

 

Khanya, a Chartered Accountant by profession is the SME Development Manager at Old Mutual responsible for the effective implementation of Enterprise and Supplier Development. She is responsible for the responsible sourcing of transformed suppliers into the supply chain and implementing development plans which incorporate business support and capacity building for the suppliers. With her background as a credit analyst in the business she is also responsible for driving effective investments with the enterprises and managing the investment process.

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Langa Madonko

Managing Partner

Zala Capital

 


Langa Madonko: is Investment Principal and Co-Founder of Summit Africa a niche Alternative investment Manager focusing on Private Equity and unlisted Real Estate. Langa has over 9yrs Private Equity and Corporate Finance experience as an Advisor and Principal in Transactions. He is a radio and TV market commentator being a proponent of the South Africa Resurgence and the United African Agenda. He has a B.Com with Honors in Finance and a BA with Honors in International Relations.

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Laurelle Zamisa

Manager: B-BBEE Transformation CoE

ArcelorMittal 

 

Laurelle Zamisa, as ArcelorMittal Transformation Manager she promotes community and economic growth within its operational areas. Her educational background includes a BCom degree in Accounting, LLB degree and current postgraduate studies in law. She joined AMSA in 2010 and has extensive experience within Finance, Legal and Supply Chain.

 

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Lebogang Letsoalo

Director

Sincpoint

Lebogang Letsoalo is a Director of Sincpoint, an organisation focusing on sustainable supply chain consulting and advisory solutions. Lebogang has up to 18 years of experience within different facets of the supply chain fraternity .Her extensive range of experience varies within different sectors of the business where she held different portfolios within the energy, chemicals and mining industry.

 

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Lerato Sebata

Manager: Sourcing & Supplier Management

MTN Group (SSH)


Lerato Sebata currently holds position of Sourcing & Supplier Manager at MTN Group (SSH) looking after the West- African Market. Lerato has extensive experience in Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Management & Procure to Pay, particularly within ICT Industry for both Private and Public sector. Her qualifications are: Honours in Strategic Management with an undergrad of B-Tech: Logistics Management from UJ. Her success has been driven by proven abilities in strategic planning, value proposition within procurement and building customer focused organisation through promoting continuous process improvement.

 

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Letticia Letsholo

Board Member

SOEPF

 

 
Academic Background: BAdmin Business Management, Certificate Purchasing Management, BCom Honours Business Management. Letticia Letsholo has several years of experience in supply chain management functions from both private and public sector. Her experience and academic background is incorporated with business management. She is very business orientated, commercially inclined and believes in technology to make busness manageable and better.

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Malcom Farrell

Director

SCNET

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 former Group Procurement Director at Group Five. Malcolm has completed a degree in commerce and a master’s thesis in Procurement Strategy.

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Matti Motsumi

Supplier Development Manager

SAB Miller

Matti is Regional Sustainable Development & Supplier Development Manager for SAB Miller, South Africa’s largest beverage company. She is responsible for defining and implementing SAB’s Enterprise & Supplier Development strategy, policies and programmes of work. Over the last 10 years, Matti has been responsible for delivering all aspects of Transformation within the context of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment. She led SAB’s B-BBEE performance evolution from a Level 4 to a Level 3 in 2013.
After graduating from Wits Business School, Matti began her career in the financial services sector before specialising in Supply Chain Management focusing on commodities across the value chain.

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 Mike Machell-Cox

Procurement Director Indirect & Technical

Sappi Europe

 

Mike Machell-Cox has more than 25 years of experience in finance and procurement, predominantly in Europe and South Africa. In his current position, Mike specialises in the design and implementation of the firm’s procurement strategy within his specialist domain and is responsible for operational procurement for seven sites in five countries. Previously, Mike has focused on category management. 

 

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Molefe Pooe

Managing Director

Inertia Leadership and Business Coaching 

 

Molefe Pooe is the Managing Director of Inertia Leadership and Business Coaching. A certified coach, speaker and leadership trainer and member of the John Maxwell Team. Molefe is passionate about business leadership and people development. The company’s mission is to equip entrepreneurs and business owners with tools and skills to successfully navigate through the various business development stages while creating profit, height impact and sustainability. Since inception, we have turned around many businesses on the brink of failure and helped others reach higher explosive growth.

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Monisha Prem

Chief Executive Officer

MPREM Inc.

 

 
Monisha Prem is an international deal-maker, commercial advisor, business specialist, entrepreneur, author, educator and commercial law attorney. Through her career in corporate and various business ventures, Monisha has learnt firsthand the unwritten rules of business.

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 Nadia Ebrahim

Director: Provincial Government Supply Chain Management

Western Cape Provincial Government

 

December 2007 – Present Director: Provincial Government Supply Chain management Western Cape Provincial Treasury December 2007 – Present. Assessment of compliance of regulatory framework for moveable asset management for provincial departments and municipalities, cataloging of institutions strengths and weaknesses as well as targeted areas that require interventions, designing and implementing SCM / movable asset management training Interventions to develop skill and capacity within provincial departments and municipalities; policy reviews and setting of best practice norms and standards (prescribing provincial SCM policy)

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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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Ndumiso Hadebe

Researcher and Development Economist and Winner of SA One day Leader 2

 


Ndumiso Hadebe is a Researcher and Development Economist and published Author who has delivered turn-around strategies for clients in the financial services sector, state-owned enterprises and leading metropolitan cities in SA. Ndumiso is the winner of SA’s most contested youth leadership show One Day Leader 2 and a Future Leaders mentor on SABC 1.

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Nico Synman

SA’s RISK GURU and Chief Executive Officer

Crest Advisory

 
Nico is the founder and CEO of Crest Advisory Africa (Pty) Ltd, a boutique training and Development and Corporate Governance Advisory enterprise.Nico is an International acclaimed Enterprise Risk Management expert and Speaker pertaining to Enterprise-, Project- and Operational Risk, across all verticals and horizontals of Corporate and Public enterprises, such as Supply Chain Management, Legal Compliance, Internal Audit, Safety and Business Continuity. His methodology has been implemented to enhance lean processes, driving objectives and create profitability.Nico holds a MBA, is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Risk Managers of SA (IRMSA) represent various companies on Boards, driving Corporate Governance.
 

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 Niresh Shao

Head Group Procurement Strategic Sourcing

Liberty Life Group

 

 Niresh Shao heads the Procurement Strategic Sourcing function of the Liberty Life Group, a leading insurance company within South Africa and significant presence in the rest of Africa. He consulted extensively across the top financial institutions in corporate strategic roles within South Africa and diversified into Fujitsu SA before joining the Liberty Group. He has developed and implemented leading supply chain models resulting in substantial savings for leading corporates.

 

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 Nzinga Qunta

TV Personality

South Africa

 

 Nzinga Qunta is a news anchor with experience in radio and television, currently anchoring SABC’s 1pm economic news. She has been a prime time television news anchor, covering elections in 2014. She was a news anchor on PowerFM in 2015.

 

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Ozias Ncube

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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Prof. Intaher Marcus Ambe

Professor in the School of Public and Operations Management

University of South Africa

 
Marcus Ambe is a Professor in the School of Public and Operations Management at the University of South Africa (Unisa). He is the Chairperson of the Supply Chain Management Research Group (Unisa); the Chairperson of the Tender Committee (other projects) at Unisa; Chairperson of Masters and Doctoral Research Colloquium committee at DESTTL, Unisa. He served as the Acting Chair of department for DESTTL September –December 2016. Prof Ambe has been involved and executed numerous SCM projects in the area of Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Supply Chain Strategies as well as Supply Chain Performance Management both in the public and private sectors.

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 Rakgadi Motseto

Chief Director: Stakeholder & Clients Management

National Treasury: Office of the CPO

 

Ms Rakgadi Motseto is currently heading the Chief Directorate: SCM within the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer in the National Treasury.

Ms Motseto joined the National Treasury in 1994 from Transnet with prior experience in public service. During her stay in the Treasury, she moved across different functions and sections, serving as a Secretariat to the Inter-governmental Forums and Finance Committees.

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Rodney Moolman

Director: SCM Education, Training and Development

Provincial Government Western Cape Treasury

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 Flockhart

Head: Group Sourcing & Category Management

FirstRand Limited

 

As the Group Head of Sourcing & Category Management Ronald works with the procurement community across the FirstRand Group on collaborative sourcing opportunities. Before joining FirstRand Bank Ltd, he assisted a number of companies with their Procurement Transformation initiatives. Ronald has an MBA and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. (MCIPS)

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Ronald Mlalazi (FCIPS)

Head: Academy

Commerce Edge South Africa

 
Ronald is an accomplished procurement professional who has also achieved the coveted Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply – UK Fellowship status (2012), as a result of his outstanding contributions over the years in Procurement and Supply Chain. He also holds a master’s degree in procurement and supply chain from South Wales University. Recently elected as CIPS Congress representative for Africa (2016-2019), he currently works for Commerce Edge as the Head of the Commerce Edge Academy.

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Prof. Ronald Wall

CoJ Chair, School of Economic and Business Sciences

University of the Witwatersrand

 

Prof. Ronald Wall holds the ‘Chair of Economic Development of the City of Johannesburg’, at the School of Economic and Business Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), Johannesburg, and has been established by the Municipality of Johannesburg. He is also professor at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). He received his PhD in economic geography from the Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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Sanet Shepperson
(MCIPS)

Executive: Property & Procurement

CELL C

 

Sanet has more than 15 years of experience at companies like Edcon, Massmart, Iliad and Cell C. She has passionately served in the positions of Senior Buyer, Head of Procurement, General Manager, National Procurement Manager, Procurement Executive and Property and Procurement Executive, gaining experience in leading Centralised, Decentralised and Centre led supply chains, category management, direct and indirect procurement, strategic local and global sourcing, Insourcing and Outsourcing. Leading cross-functional and matrix teams of up to 150+ and Budgets of up to R10 Billion+ Furthermore experience in Complex multi-year contract negotiations up to $1 000 000 000.

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Selebogo 'DrLifesgud' Molefe

Chief Executive Officer

Lifesgud Global Investments (Pty) Ltd 

 


Mr. Selebogo 'DrLifesgud' Molefe's, the founder & CEO of Lifesgud Global Investments (Pty) Ltd approach to solving problems in Africa has earned him a seat at the entrepreneurial dinner table. As the founder of The Hookup Dinner (THUD), a fast-rising and ambitious startup movement for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs in Africa. He has the privilege of connecting and engaging with the best minds focused on building a culture of entrepreneurship in the continent. He is a champion of the rising African startup culture and sees his purpose and passion in life as that of CONNECTOR & ENABLER.

Connect with him on digital platforms as @DrLifesgud

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Sese Chasakara

Chief Procurement Officer

South African Reserve Bank

 

 Sese is highly experienced in Supply Chain Management and has covered a wide range of strategic, tactical and operational areas.He has particular expertise in Procurement transformation, Business transformation,value chain analysis, Analytics and Reporting.As an individual he is entrepreneurial in nature, approaching business with a flair for magic and logic.

 

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Shaun Scott 

Managing Director 

Worldwide Integrated Logistics (WiL)


Shaun Scott is Managing Director of Worldwide Integrated Logistics (WiL). WiL provides consulting, training and operational Supply Chain services to organisations in Southern Africa. Shaun has worked in the transport, logistics and supply chain arena for the past 20 years working with clients in Africa, Europe and North America.

 

 

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Shiraz Sarang

Chief Procurement Officer

Nedbank Limited

Shiraz is the CPO of Nedbank for the past 6 years having been promoted from the role of Head: Strategic Sourcing. His procurement experience spans 15 years (13 years in senior management). Qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Purchasing & Supply, M-CIPS, an International Executive Development Programme (Henley Business School) and various post graduate diplomas and certifications.

 

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Sibongile Shongwe

Group Manager: Supply Chain Management

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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Sifiso W.M. Ndwandwe

Chief Executive Officer

Catalyst For Growth

 

Currently an Executive Director at Catalyst for Growth (C4G), a newly established NPC whose mandate is facilitating transparency and the development of the ED sector to enhance its impact in the economy.
Sifiso Ndwandwe has spent over 25 years in the enterprise development sector in the SADC including South Africa. He has held various senior roles in NEPA (now Seda,), Mondi Limited, Recently he served as CEO of the Mineworkers Development Agency (MDA) for 10 years. Outside South Africa he has worked for CARE International. He serves on various Boards in the corporate and development sectors. He has studied at various institutions including the University of Swaziland, GSB (UCT). Wits Business School, University of Singapore, Cranefield University (UK)

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Simon Annan (FCIPS)

Head, Strategic Sourcing and Project Management (SSPM)

Heritage Bank Ghana

 

Simon Annan is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), UK, a member of Faculty Advisory Board of Business School, Koforidua Technical University and a Director at the Institute of Project Management Professionals (IPMP).
He has held several senior Procurement and supply Chain Management positions with organisations such as Standard Chartered Bank Ghana, Ecobank Group, AGAMS Holdings and the Ghana National Household Registry (World Bank Financed Project). 

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Simon Gardner

Supply Development Manager

Sun International

Simon Gardner joined Sun International in 1998, and has worked across Southern Africa in both operational and support functions.
Since taking up the position of Supply Development Manager in 2012, Simon has introduced an award winning Enterprise & Supplier Development strategy within the group, with stringent internal objectives over and above those laid out within the Codes.
Simon is passionate about supporting national transformation objectives through genuine, sustainable and strategic supplier development. 

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Steve Johannesburg

Business Consulting & Development

Business Doctors

Steve is a qualified and experienced Software Development Engineer with a Masters in Project Management and an International MBA. He has 22 years ICT experienced focused on Sales Management and Strategic Development. For the last 2 years he has been following his passion of building businesses, specializing in transforming start-ups into breakthrough companies. He is currently CEO and MD of Business Doctors Africa and Executive board member of Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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Stuart Townshend

Director

Edge Growth

 

 
Stuart has been integral in building Edge Growth to become a leading firm in the ESD market. He is responsible for their business growth programmes and a highly regarded enterprise development specialist. He utilises his vast background in corporate supply chain, SME funding and management consulting to build businesses for impact.

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Sydney Tshibubudze

Country Head of Procurement

LafargeHolcim South Africa

 
Sydney Tshibubudze is an experienced Procurement and Supply Chain professional who has worked in various industries (e.g. Engineering Consulting, Management Consulting, Steel, Utility, ICT and currently Cement) with more than 10 years’ experience in procurement and supply chain environment. He is currently a Country Head of Procurement at Lafarge South Africa.

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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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Thandeka Zondi

Director

CA (SA)

 

 
Thandeka is a director and the leader of SekelaXabiso’s Business Development division. She has more than 11 years’ audit, consulting, general and executive management experience gained in the public and private sector. Thandeka is a qualified Chartered Accountant, CA (SA), who completed her articles at Deloitte in 2007. Her background is in assurance working with applicable accounting and auditing standards and relevant legislation gained as an Audit Manager at Deloitte as well as a Business Executive at the Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA) responsible for the Western Cape Province.

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Thato Moraba

Founding Director

AVOHS Holdings

 


Thato, Founding Director of AVOHS Holdings, Holds an MBA, Master of Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand and Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Metallurgy and Materials Engineering) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Thato Moraba has experience in operational improvement and line management, including being a consultant at McKinsey and Company. He has worked across two main industries, including capital productivity in the energy sector and the metals and mining industry in Africa. Thato is registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa as a Professional Engineer. He is currently a Business Planning Principal.

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 Vaughan Zoutendyk

Commercial Head: Education and Training

Commerce Edge (Pty) Ltd.

 

Vaughan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing (BBA), an IMM diploma in Marketing, and a Financial Planning Institute (ILPA) qualification. Vaughan is the Commercial Head: Education and Training for Commerce Edge. Some of his core responsibilities include sustainability, innovation, customer satisfaction and growth. His core skills include: Strategy, Account Management, People Management, Public Speaking and Facilitation Skills. The alignment of strategy, to processes and to people is a key focus. Some of the corporate companies he has worked with are DStv /Multichoice, ABI, Standard Bank, Nampak and Inside Data.

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Vusi Thembakwayo

Director

Motiv8 Merchant Services

 


Vusi is a business speaker who empowers his audience with new knowledge, research findings and tools that they can immediately apply to their businesses or careers to achieve step-change results. He ran a R400-million division in a R17-billion multi-national, where he achieved the highest EBITDA within the group. Today he is the youngest director of a listed company. Vusi serves on several boards. He is the MD of a boutique investment and advisory firm that assists medium, large and listed businesses to achieve step-change results through their people. He was a finalist for “Entrepreneur of the Year” and has won several international awards for public speaking. His areas of expertise are sales, strategy and leadership.

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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 rich experience in delivering optimal results and business value in environments that demand cross functional leadership, the ability to influence people from different disciplines and nationalities, and exceptional strategic and operational planning in global or regional roles from diverse industrial sectors including aviation, utilities, transportation, FMCG, mining, manufacturing and services.

 

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Wiso Mdlalo

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,

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Xavier Greyling

Legal Advisor / Procurement and Supply Chain Consultant

XG Consult

Xavier, is an admitted Attorney and proven Procurement and Commercial Strategist with more than 15 years’ experience (MCIPS accredited) in improving systems, processes and operational efficiency for major blue-chip organisations on the entire discipline of Procurement and Supply Chain Management. 

 

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Yuneal Padayachy

Deputy Director: B-BBEE Procurement Transformation & Verification

dti

 


Yuneal Padayachy is a part of the Department of Trade & Industry as a Deputy Director under the B-BBEE Policy Unit. His current scope covers the Policy drafting and implementation of B-BBEE within South Africa through Procurement Transformation and Verification. He believes that the B-BBEE Legislation is a key Government priority in terms of growing the South African Economy and addressing inequalities of the past.

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Zama Khanyile

Fund Manager

National Empowerment Fund (NEF)

 


Zama Khanyile is a Fund Manager at the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) in charge of uMnotho Fund which deals with acquisitions, new ventures and expansions. She also oversees the NEF’s Women Empowerment Fund. She is the Gauteng Chairperson of the African Women Chartered Accountants’ forum, a NPC established to accelerate the development of African Female Chartered Accountants

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