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Leadership Profile: Nat Maelane of Sappi


Nat Maelane.jpgThis month SmartProcurement profiles Nat Maelane from Sappi

Full name: Nat Maelane
Position: Procurement Director
Your organisations’ procurement spend: R7.5bn
Who does P & SM report to: CEO

Private sector or Public sector: Private
Core business activity of the enterprise: Paper and pulp manufacturing
Number of people in your P & SM organisation: 179
Management motto: "Get on with it"
Membership of professional bodies: IPSA, CIPS, SAPICS
What is your vision for P & SM: Value-adding business partner
Personal best achievement: Current role in business
Most important commodities: Energy, Paper and Pulp Chemicals
The person that has had the biggest influence on your life: My Dad
The person that has had the biggest influence on your career: Peter Cook- Director of Gensec
Person you would most like to meet: Richard Branson
Businessperson who has impressed you most: Phuthuma Nhleko of MTN
Your favourite South African organisation: Childline
Your favourite global organisation: Unicef
Your philosophy about life: Life is a wonderful journey
Favourite reading: Business journals
Favourite music: Jazz
Favourite sport: Tennis
Favourite website: Google
Hobbies: Reading, golf, walking
Car: Volvo
Married: To Vie
Children: Four


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