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André S. Jordaan

Partner Consultant


André S. Jordaan is a Partner Consultant at Pragma. He specialises in facilitating decision making, be this strategy, portfolio, project or asset level. He also majors in Focussed Improvement - Lean Six Sigma, management systems using ISO 55000, Executive Coaching, Training and Strategy. With 15 years experience in the industry, Andre holds a B.Engineer (Mechanical) from University of Stellenbosch, with a Honours and an MBA from the Graduate school of Business, University of Stellenbosch. For past time he enjoys cycling, jogging, movies, whiskey and wine.

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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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Andrew Downard

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

Vested, Asia Pacific

"Andrew Downard is a Consultant and Educator specialising in supply chain relationships and supply chain risk management. Andrew 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. Andrew's passion for collaborative Vested supplier relationship stems from a career where he held senior procurement roles at General Motors, Kenworth Trucks, and Nissan Australia. He founded AD Supply Chain where he coaches organisations across Australasia, Asia, Africa and India."

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Benard Odote

Group Managing Director

House of Procurement

Benard is the Managing Director House of Procurement and the Executive Director House Of Procurement Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda Limited.He has 10 years of experience in procurement and supply chain management in industries such as FMCG, Manufacturing, Consulting,Service, ICT and Telecommunications..

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Cebisile Nyambe


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.


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
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Clive Govender

Global Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Leader

CGC Consulting Services

Clive has over 15 years' business experience and is a seasoned Supply Chain professional.He holds a MBA (Henley Management College, UK); a B.Sc. (Honours) in Operations Management (University of Hertfordshire, UK) and a B.Com degree in Business Management and Economics(UNISA). He completed a Senior Executive Program at the London Business School.Clive is a member of Procurement 50 - a global community in which the world's best thinkers on Procurement and Supply Chain are invited to provide insights on the issues that affect peers.

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Cornelia Olivier

Head of Sourcing, Corporate Services


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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Deon Basson

Your Communication Go-to Guy, The Psychology of Communication

South Africa

Deon Basson has been in the human communication business for 19 years, operating primarily in Europe and Africa, as well as North America. Deon has a great understanding of the affect that communication has on effective procurement and effective sales. Deon completed an MBA specialising in the alignment of business and people. His experience on both the procurement side and sales side of the "fence" gives him insight into creating an optimum environment for communication in procurement.

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Doris Viljoen

Senior Futurist

Institute for Futures Research, University of Stellenbosch

Doris Viljoen is the senior futurist at the Institute for Futures Research where she endeavours to interpret global and local trends and assess their relevance for South Africa and Africa. Her presentations mostly focus on the emerging 'dots on the horizon' and she guides decision-makers toward options for shaping their preferred futures.

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Prof. Douglas Boateng

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

Ghanaian Procurement Authority

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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Dr Susan De Witt

Programme Coordinator - Innovative Finance: Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

Susan de Witt is an Innovative Finance Project Manager at the UCT GSB Bertha Centre. She is working with National Treasury to help integrate outcomes based contracting mechanisms into supply chain management as well as, with line departments and private donors to design outcomes-based funds and Impact Bonds. She holds an MBA from the UCT GSB.

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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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Dr Poobie Pillay

Chief Procurement Officer and Transformation Executive

Aveng Group

Poobie is the Group Transformation Executive for the Aveng Group. He holds a National Diploma in Purchasing, a Bachelor's degree in Logistics, a post graduate Diploma in Management Studies, a Masters Degree in Business Administration and he is currently awaiting the examination of his Doctoral thesis entitled ' an empirical investigation into supply chain constraints facing the South African Construction Industry'. He is further an alumni of the University of Virginias Darden School of Business. In his current role, Poobie is responsible for Transformation across all Aveng Businesses and is a sought after speaker on Enterprise and Supplier Development.

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Dr. Ian George

International Procurement Transformation Lead,

United Kingdom

Ian's experience covers academic research, training and consultancy in numerous public and private sectors (automotive, aerospace, services, nuclear) and across the world (Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia). Underpinning much of his work is his experience in comprehensive procurement and supply chain capability development models. He holds the only doctorate in leading procurement and supply chain transformation.


Dr. Ivan Meyer

Ministry of Finance

Provincial Cabinet, Western Cape Government

Dr. Ivan Meyer,born in Kuils River South Africa is the Minister of Finance in the Provincial Cabinet,Western Cape.This Ministry is responsible for provincial fiscal policy. It is also responsible for implementing national and provincial fiscal policy through the work of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism and the Western Cape Provincial Treasury.

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Dr. Nigel Chanakira


Zimbabwe Investment Authority

Dr. Nigel MK Chanakira is a holds of a Bachelor of Science (Honors) & a Masters of Science (Honors) in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe. He also holds a diploma as a prize student in banking from the Institute of Bankers of Zimbabwe. Nigel has attended numerous Zimbabwean and international banking, management and leadership development courses with institutions that include Oxford and Harvard Universities and, the Pacific and Haggai Institutes in the United States of America. Nigel is also an alumnus of the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and an active curator of the Global Shapers hubs of WEF in Zimbabwe.

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Ernie Claassen


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.
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Fani- Isaac Molefe

Advisor to Premier

Gauteng Provincial Treasury


Molefe is responsible for procurement in an environment where an incredible amount of knowledge is required in financial and market analysis for the best investment and trading opportunities in the CSIR’s dealings with suppliers and funders, including knowledge acquisition and management within the procurement space. Molefe has worked in various roles in his 22-year career, among them as a researcher, process specialist, operations support manager, operations training manager, finance manager and commercial manager. 

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Fikile Khumalo

Director: SCM Education Training and Development

Department of Defence

I am the Director Matériel Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) in the atériel (Supply Chain Management(SCM) by managing the governance of procurement, acquisition, logistics and disposal of equipment and services.Prior to my involvement in the SCM domain,extensively involved in Enterprise Risk Management within and beyond the DoD

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Freddie Swart

Manager: Strategy, Governance, Compliance & ESD

Arcelor Mittal

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


Henry Carelse

Public Sector Specialist

Worldwide Integrated Logistics

Henry is a founding Director of Worldwide Integrated Logistics (WiL) and is based in Cape Town. He was a Director at Accenture from 1985 to 2002.

Henry has experience in the programme and project management of large and complex change programmes primarily in the Supply Chain Management arena.
He attained a BSc (Mathematics and Computer Science) from the University of the Western Cape in 1983. After graduating he became a lecturer at the University of the Western Cape.

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Hugo Du Rand (FCIPS)

Head of Group Supply Chain

Scaw Metals Group

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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Isac Smith

Director: SCM Education Training and Development

Provincial Treasury, Western Cape Government

Chief Director: Asset Management within the Western Cape Provincial Treasury since April 2012.Currently responsible for financial system, supply chain and moveable asset governance within the Western Cape provincial and municipal spheres. Have 28 years' experience within SCM within the Public Sector. Head of the WC Tender Board/Director Procurement responsible for: Advisor to the Provincial Tender Board and provincial departments Identify and implement cost effective procurement initiatives.Arrange for the conclusion of provincial contracts.


Jonathan Hughes

Harvard Graduate, Partner, Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Management Practice Leader

Vantage Partners

Jonathan Hughes is a partner at Vantage Partners, and an expert in strategic sourcing, supply chain management, negotiation, strategic alliances, and organizational transformation. He has worked with leading companies and state owned enterprises across a range of industries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa, with particular focus on developing and implementing new strategies that leverage enhanced collaboration - across internal organizational boundaries, and with external business partners.

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Karen Shippey

Chief Director: Environmental Sustainability

Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Western Cape Government

Ms Karen Shippey has a Master's Degree in Environmental and Geographical Science and over 20 years of work experience. Whilst her post-graduate studies focussed on Sustainable Development, her work experience took her into the world of infrastructure development working as an Environmental Assessment Practitioner. She joined the Western Cape Government in 2011 and became Chief Director: Environmental Sustainability for the Western Cape in 2015. This role saw her providing oversight and leadership across the Provincial Climate Change, Green Economy Sustainability, Biodiversity and Coastal Management portfolios.

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Khanya Okumu CA(SA)

Enterprise and Supplier Development Specialist

Old Mutual

Khanya Okumu is the Enterprise and Supplier Development Specialist at Old Mutual. She has experience in credit analysis, enterprise finance, financial reporting and internal audit.She is a qualified CA(SA) who is passionate about development (in particular youth and women) and education.

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Lebogang Letsoalo

Director Manaing


Lebogang Letsoalo is currently the director of Sincpoint,She is the Former Vice President Supply Chain in Sasol .She handled Outbound related supply chain activities executed within Performance & Base Chemicals. Her extensive range of experience varies within different sectors of the business, where she held different portfolios mainly within the energy sector, chemicals and mining industry at a local and global level. .

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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.


Malcolm Farrell


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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Manenzhe Manenzhe

Chief Financial Officer


Mr.Manenzhe Manenzhe is a qualified accountant and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He is currently the Chief Financial Officer of the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa. Mr. Manenzhe completed his articles with KPMG. He has worked as a Head of Finance for NERSA and as well as a Senior Finance Manager at the South African Revenue Services.

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Mark Kuipers

Chief Director: SCM Client Support

National Treasury

Mark Kuipers started his career as an accountant and internal auditor and has spent the past 15 years in the public sector managing the development and delivery of public financial management (PFM) capacity development solutions.Mark has completed a Master of Business Management, Master of Project Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education and Training, and National Higher Diploma in Internal Auditing.

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Mbulelo Gingcana

Acting Chief Procurement Officer


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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Nadia Ebrahim

Director: SCM Education Training and Development

Provincial Treasury, Western Cape 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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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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Nobuhle Sibiya

Group Procurement Category Manager

Oceana Group

Nobuhle holds a BA in Communications and MCIPS LEVEL 6. She has previously serve as a Customer Relationship Manager at Absa, Sourcing
Commodity Manager at Tsebo Facilities Solutions and a Sourcing Commodity Manager for Standard Bank. Some of her skills include Supply Chain Management, Software Documentation, Outsourcing, SAP, Project Planning.

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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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Pretty Ntombela

Chief Procurement Officer


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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Prof. Intaher Marcus Ambe

Professor in the Department of Business Managements


Marcus is a Professor in the Department of Business Management with over 12 years' experience in Supply Chain Management. He obtained his Honours degree (Cum Laude) and Master's degree from the North West University-Mafikeng campus respectively and his Doctoral degree from UNISA. He has supervised several postgraduate research projects, presented 20 papers at local and international conferences. He has also published 26 articles between 2008-2014 in ISI, IBSS & DOE accredited Journals. Prof Ambe is a co-author of 2 books (Principles of Supply Chain Management: a balanced approach and Executive insight into supply chain best practices and applications) as well as co-authors of 5 book chapters.
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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

Head of Academy

Commerce Edge South Africa

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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Shiraz Sarang

Director: SCM Education Training and Development"


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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Sifiso Ndwandwe

Chief Executive Officer

Catalyst for Growth

Sifiso Ndwandwe is the Executive Director at Catalyst for Growth (C4G) which is a newly established NPC whose mandate is facilitating transparency within, and the development of the ED sector, to enhance its impact in the economy. Catalyst for Growth (C4G) is a JP Morgan initiative co-funded by USAID. Sifiso has spent over 25 years in the enterprise development sector in the SADC including South Africa. He has held various senior roles in SEDA (formerly NEPA). He has served as the Group Business Development Manager at Mondi Limited, which was, at that time a fully owned Anglo American PLC subsidiary.

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Simon Annan

Head, Strategic Sourcing and Project Management (SSPM)

Heritage Bank Ghana

Simon Annan is 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). He consults for many organisations spanning a variety of industries including financial institutions, energy, aviation, education, telecommunications and construction.

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Steven Powell

Director: Forensics Expert

ENS Africa

Steven Powell is the head of ENSafrica's Forensics Department and a renowned specialist white-collar crime prosecutor and forensics lawyer, specialising in leading forensic investigations. Steven's experience includes anti-fraud and corruption matters and assisting clients with meeting the anti-corruption compliance requirements in the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act, as well as the South African Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act. He also assists clients with due diligence and compliance programmes.

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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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Tembeka Mhlekwa

Strategic Executive Director: Economic Development Department

City of Tshwane

Ms Tembeka Mhlekwa is currently the Strategic Executive Director (SED/Head of Department): Economic Development Department of City of Tshwane. Ms Mhlekwa has an experience in all three spheres of government (National, Provincial and Local) within the Economic Development Sector.

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Tracy Allen

Joint Business Partnership


Tracy has spent the past 2 decades working in the retail industry and is passionate about people and product, and its dynamic relationship. Having just returned from living and sourcing through China, she can share a unique view of the world. Her career has been focused on retail strategy with delivers on added value for our customers in the areas of strategic sourcing; private branding and driving sustainable business practice through the supply chain.Tracy holds an MBA for the Gordon Institute of Business Science having completed his thesis in the field of Sustainability - Competitive Advantage.

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Tumelo Baloyi

Director: SCM Education Training and Development


Tumelo has an extensive experience as a Sourcing Senior Manager in a number of commodities including but not limited to IT infrastructure, Advertising, Media, Management Consulting & Shipping logistics. She has a B.Com degree (North West Uni) Postgrad Diploma in Management (UCT), MBA (HULT international business School- USA) and attained her MCIPS in 2012. Currently completed senior executive program with USB (university of stellenbosch BuSiness school).


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


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 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

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Yaasier Abrahams

Head of Retail Marketing

Shell Downstream South Africa (Pty) LimitedNational Treasury

As Head of Retail Marketing for Shell South Africa, Yaasier is custodian of the most recognized Global Petroleum brand in the world with a brand value of over $37bln and is responsible for developing and executing all elements of the Retail offer across a network of over 600 franchised service stations in South Africa.Included in Yaasier's portfolio is Shell's traditional Retail Fuels and Lubricants businesses as well as its highly profitable Convenience Retail business at over 400 franchised stores. Complementing the core convenience business, Retail Alliance Partnerships have become increasingly important with a suite of offers that includes Vida e Café Coffee Bars at 150 locations, Branded Quick Service Restaurants at over 100 sites as well as a blossoming Grocery Alliance with SPAR.

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Yogan Naidu

Non Trade Procurement


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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