Leadership Profile: Nathanael Siljeur of Rio Tinto
Full name: Nathanael Siljeur.
Position: Leader Service Delivery Management: Africa Continent.
Your organisations’ procurement expenditure: ± R6,5-billion (Africa).
Who does P & SM report to: MD of Rio Tinto Procurement (Global).
Private sector or Public sector: Private.
Core business activity of the enterprise: Mining, Refining and Smelting.
Number of people in your P & SM organisation: 168.
Management motto: Promote confidence through a demonstration of competence.
Membership of professional bodies: Chartered institute of Management Accountants, South African Institute of Public Accountants, Advocate of the High Court.
What is your vision for P & SM: Procurement must significantly affect the bottom line of the business units we service, whilst providing a professional service.
Personal best achievement: Marriage to my wife and most probably my academic qualifications.
Most important commodities: Hydrocarbons and certain raw materials.
The person that has had the biggest influence on your life: My parents.
The person that has had the biggest influence on your career: I am fortunate to have had many mentors that contributed to my development.
Person you would most like to meet: Former President Nelson Mandela and Billy Graham.
Businessperson who has impressed you most: Google Founders and Richard Branson (Entrepreneurs).
Your favourite South African organisation: I am impressed by a number of NGOs that render services to the marginalized individuals or communities in South Africa.
Your favourite global organisation: Rio Tinto.
Your philosophy about life: I can achieve anything through He that gives me strength.
Favourite reading: Autobiographies and business books.
Favourite music: Jazz and Gospel.
Favourite website: www.riotinto.com.
Hobbies: Golf and Gym.
Children: 2 Children – Jesse and Jordan