Leadership Profile: Wynand Louw of Tsebo Holdings & Operations

This month SmartProcurement profiles Wynand Louw from Tsebo Holdings & Operations (Fedics Foods, Drake & Scull, Equality Foods, Tsebo Cleaning).

Full name: Wynand Louw
Position: Supply Chain Director
Your organisations’ procurement spend: R1bn
Who does P & SM report to: CEO
Private sector OR Public sector: Private sector
Core business activity of the enterprise: Outsourcing Group (Catering, Integrated Facilities Management, Cleaning)

Number of people in your P & SM organisation: 16 in P & SM team (11,000 in the organisation)
Management motto: “Listen, listen, listen… and allow people to become the best they can be.”
Membership of professional bodies: South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
What is your vision for P & SM: “To realise the potential value that effective and efficient supply chain management and procurement can offer.”
Personal best achievement: Successfully leading the Drake & Scull negotiating team and concluding the deal for the Department of Education’s new Head Office – 25 Year Public Private Partnership in 2007.
Most important commodities: Food & beverages, cleaning materials, facilities management services
The person that has had the biggest influence on your life: My wife Terryl – her wisdom, guidance and support
The person that has had the biggest influence on your career: My father

Person you would most like to meet: Warren Buffet

Businessperson who has impressed you most: Ricardo Semler
Your favourite South African organisation: Rand Merchant Bank
Your favourite global organisation: SEMCO
Your philosophy about life: “If you are going to do it, do it with passion! Live in the NOW!”
Favourite reading: Deepak Chopra, Cycling books & magazines
Favourite music: Broad interest: Classical to Rock
Favourite sport: Cycling
Favourite website: Google
Hobbies: More cycling!
Car: BMW
Married: Terryl, 18 years
Children: Megan (13), Moraig (9)



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