Global Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders Hit Africa

Global Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders Hit Africa

Meet the international procurement and supply chain leaders that will be live in September

How can your procurement team learn to be more strategic and ensure that they evolve into a more forward-thinking team? Hear from the International Negotiations Ninja Mark Raffan

Mark RaffanMark is a serial entrepreneur and lover of marketing and thought leadership. Mark is an expert in negotiation, influence, and persuasion. He has coached executives and teams in some of the largest companies in the world, such as Zendesk, Nike, Citi Bank, The Sasha Group, Salesforce, The US Army, LinkedIn, and Humana. Mark has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, Thrive Global, Supply and Demand Chain Executive Magazine (as a 2019 pro-to-know), and has appeared on dozens of podcasts, including Make it Happen Mondays, The Brutal Truth About Sales, and The Insider’s Guide to Finance. Mark loves to talk about all things negotiations, leadership, and procurement. Looking forward to connecting with you!

Hear from artificial intelligence enthusiast and global speaker Prof. Johan Steyn at the upcoming 16th Annual #SPW2022Indaba where he will be unpacking the glocalisation of Africa and what Africa needs to bounce back.

Johan SteynProf. Johan Steyn is an Artificial Intelligence and Automation thought leader and speaks globally at conferences on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Emerging Technologies. 2019 award winner Best AI & Robotics Management Consultant by Wealth & Finance magazine (UK). He has worked in senior roles for Nedbank, Accenture and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).


What does it really take to implement a glocal strategy? Hear from Dr Marcell Vollmer, Chief Executive Officer, Prospitalia Group.

Dr. Marcell Vollmer

Before that he was Partner & Director at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) with over 20 years of experience developing and implementing procurement, supply chain, finance, shared services, and digital transformation strategies across industries globally. Prior to joining BCG, Marcell was Chief Innovation Officer at Celonis, the world’s leading process mining software company, where he was supporting customers and partners in developing and executing digital transformation initiatives. Marcell brings more than 15 years of successful digital transformation and procurement optimization experience gained at SAP in various roles as Chief Digital Officer, Chief Operating Officer as well as Chief Procurement Officer and Senior Vice President at SAP. He has also managed various strategy & implementation projects at PA Consulting Group as well as at DHL Express.

Join our exceptional keynote speaker, Dr Jones Mathew, as he unpacks “what glocalised procurement means”. Be part of the conversation and learn key tools on how you can make an impact in your procurement function!

Dr. Jones MathewDr. Mathew has 30 years’ corporate and academic experience in marketing, sales, vendor development, and international procurement. He has worked in national and international firms. In 2010 he joined academics full time after acquiring a PhD from India’s premier international trade institute – Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi.

Dr. Mathew has published research on Brand Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Marketing, CSR, Services Marketing, and Travel and Tourism. He has authored popular and award winning international business school case studies on Indian companies in distribution management, brand marketing, and services marketing.

Dr. Mathew is on the advisory boards of academic journals, research development committees of universities, and delivers research-based and industry-focused teaching in the classroom.

Dr. Mathew writes frequently on marketing, operations, glocal supply chain and education for business and popular press outlets such as the Financial Express, Economic Times, Business Standard and Forbes. He is also a Board Member of Shiksha Prayas, an NGO working in the area of education for the underprivileged.

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