The winners of the CIPS Supply Management Africa Awards were announced at a ceremony in South Africa last night.
During a glittering evening at Emperors Palace Hotel in Johannesburg, Celeste McGill of Outotec won professional of the year and Thomas Kangangi of Safaricom was named young professional of the year.
Graphic Communication was rewarded for its contribution to the reputation of the procurement profession while Ghana Civil Aviation Authority won best public sector project.
Garry Pita of Transnet was named most procurement-oriented CPO of the year while Hanck van Laar, CEO of PSA Group, was awarded most procurement-oriented CEO of the year.
Sponsors included ABSA, Accenture and Bespoke.
Best Cross Functional Teamwork
Private sector: Nedbank
Public sector: PetroSA
Best Contribution to the Reputation of the Procurement & Supply Profession
Graphic Communications Group Ltd
Best Procurement Consultancy Project of the Year
Best Public Sector Procurement and supply Project
Ghana Civil Aviation Authority
Best Supplier Relationship Management in Procurement & Supply
Books for Africa
Most Empowered SOE in compliance to BBBEE Adjusted Generic Scorecard for Public Sector and Localisation
Most Innovative Use of Technology
Most Procurement Orientated CPO/CEO of the year
CPO: Garry Pita, Transnet
CEO: Hanck van Laar, PSA Group
CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year
Thomas Kangangi, Safaricom
CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain management Professional of the Year
Celeste McGill, Outotec