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DR Douglas Boateng elected to Chair CIPS Africa Strategic Advisory Board

CIPS 25 May 2012

DR Douglas Boateng elected to Chair CIPS Africa Strategic Advisory Board

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS), the world’s largest professional body representing procurement and supply chain profession is pleased to announce that Dr  Douglas Boateng has been elected as Chairman of its Africa Strategic Advisory Board.

This follows adoption of the One Africa strategy where the sub-Saharan Africa’s operations shall be managed from South Africa. 

CIPS Africa Managing Director, Mr Andre Coetzee said; "We are pleased to have Douglas assume the role of Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Board.  As CIPS continues to rapidly grow and evolve on the continent, we believe that his appointment shall further provide strategic leadership, regional penetration, operating ethics and integrity."

Dr Douglas  Boateng said; “It is an honor for me to be elected chairman of the Africa operations. CIPS has proved to be one of the most ethically driven and fastest rising value adding professional organization in the world. I shall be working closely with the regional Managing Director and each member of the Board to build a successful body that will help to drive the procurement and supply chain management professional developmental agenda in support of United Nations Millennium Development goals".

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