Leadership Profile: Ebrahim Asmal of Engen Petroleum

This month SmartProcurement profiles Ebrahim Asmal of Engen Petroleum.

Ebrahim Asmal.JPGFull Name: Ebrahim Asmal
Position: Chief Procurement Officer – Engen Petroleum Limited
Your organisations’ procurement spend: R 4 billion
Who does P & SM report to: Financial Director
Private sector OR Public sector: Private Sector
Core business activity of the enterprise: Refining and marketing fuels and lubricants


Number of people in your P & SM Organisation: 56
Management motto: “Great people make great companies”
Membership of professional bodies: None
What is your vision for P & SM: To become the benchmark for strategic sourcing
Personal best achievement: The next one
Most important commodities: Engineering; pumps and tanks; transport and chemicals
The person that has had the biggest influence on your life: My parents
The person that has had the biggest influence on your career: The Good Lord
Person you would most like to meet: President Obama

Businessperson who has impressed you most: Richard Branson
Your Favorite South African Organisation: Engen Petroleum & MTN
Your Favorite Global Organisation: Petronas & Apple
Your philosophy about life: “You get what you put in”
Favourite reading: Non-fiction
Favourite music: Classical and some Jazz
Favourite sport: Soccer
Favourite website: Mostly job related
Hobbies: Hiking
Car: BMW X5
Married: Single
Children: All my nephews and nieces

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