Leadership Profile: Nawaaz Kalick


Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for NawaazKalick.jpgThis month SmartProcurement profiles: Nawaaz Kalick: from: Astrapak Limited

Full name: Mohamed Nawaaz Abdul Kalick

Position: Group Procurement & Supply Executive

Your organisations’ procurement expenditure: R 1.4-billion per annum

Who does P & SM report to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Private sector or Public sector: Private Sector

Core business activity of the enterprise: Manufacturer of plastic packaging materials

Personal motto: Your attitude in life will determine the altitude you reach

Membership of professional bodies: Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

What is your vision for P & S: I would like to see procurement and supply chain professionalised at various levels across the supply chain, through relevant education, training and exposure. Ultimately though, all supply chain professionals should be licenced to practice.

Personal best achievement: Putting together and managing a highly effective and successful centrally-management procurement and supply chain process across the Astrapak Group

Most important commodities: Plastic polymers, pigments and  master batches

The person that has had the biggest influence on your life: My dad

The person that has had the biggest influence on your career: Rizwan Hassen (ex Managing Director of Nampak Polyfoil and mentor)

Person you would most like to meet: Sir Alex Ferguson

What do you like most about your job: We are evolving literally daily, and there’s no place for procrastination

Is there anything you dislike about your job: Dealing with external stakeholders who throw their weight around because of the dominant nature of their businesses within the supply chain

Businessperson who has impressed you most: Warren Buffett

Favourite quote: “When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen”

Your favourite South African organisation: BMW South Africa

Your favourite global organisation: Apple

Your philosophy about life: Don’t try and control what’s not within your control

Favourite reading: Biographies

Favourite music: 80’s and 90’s

Favourite sport: Golf

Favourite website: None

Hobbies: Playing golf, watching sport

Car: BMW 340i

Married: Yes, to Nadia

Children: Two – Shakeel (19) and Ziyaad (15)

Twitter handle: @kalickna


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